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Super Street Fire is an immersive live-action adaptation of Street Fighter 2, only every punch is translated into fire.

What is Super Street Fire? 

It’s Street Fighter 2 only with the fire of a thousand suns (aka 32 flame effects). Set on a real-life version of Ryu’s classic stage, Super Street Fire sees two brave fighters duke it out for up to three rounds of ridiculously intense gameplay. The two players stare each other down while poised ten metres apart on their own elevated platforms. In front of them lie two rails of fire just waiting to be provoked. A Master of Games officiates each bout with play-by-play commentary, heartfelt cheering and the odd disparaging remark. As if this wasn’t epic enough, we then surrounded it all with a glorious ring of fire.

Before battle, both fighters are outfitted with motion-sensing gloves. The gloves are designed to capture every throw from perfectly timed blocks, to fierce right hooks, to deadly hadoukens. With each attack, a coloured line of fire hurtles towards the opponent as they scramble to retaliate or succumb to fiery damage. Still remember combos? Good. The stronger the attack, the greater the spectacle. As the countdown clock winds down, punches are thrown, life is lost and a victor is named.

Super Street Fire Stage and Flame Effects.
Super Street Fire Stage and Flame Effects.
Top Down View of Super Street Fire Set-up
Top Down View of Super Street Fire Set-up
Re-designed player platform.
Re-designed player platform.

What makes Super Street Fire special? 

Apart from the nostalgia-inducing, flame-throwing, arcade inspired goodness, Super Street Fire is a community project made up of volunteers from a variety of different backgrounds. It’s a great mix of art, engineering, software programming, stagecraft and game design. It creates a new way for participants to control fire beyond just pushing buttons. It encourages friendly competition and the ridiculous smack-talking that goes along with it. Best of all, old-school gamers will be delighted when they find that their live-action impersonations of a favourite video game character will light up the sky.

Super Street Fire Prototype at Firefly
Super Street Fire Prototype at Firefly

The Super Street Fire team is thrilled to have received honourarium status from the Burning Man Art Grants Committee. While we’re grateful for the partial funding we’ve received, we still have a ways to go to meet our goal. It takes a lot to bring a fiery live-action adaptation of Street Fighter 2 to life, and then haul it all to the other side of the continent. Help us light up the playa at Burning Man 2012!

Follow our progress at www.site3firearts.ca

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