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Last month the entire staff of RedBedlam, the makers of Roma Victor, got together to meet in person for the first time. The trip included visits to various Roman ruins along Hadrian's Wall as well as numerous other activities, and they have posted reports of these events on the Roma Victor website.
The last week in April saw an historic event for RedBedlam, the creators of the classic Roman Empire themed virtual world Roma Victor®. The team enjoyed their first full 'in-person' meeting since the project's inception in 2001. Team members travelled from several corners of the globe to RedBedlam's studio in Brighton, England.A hectic week ensued with English Heritage inviting the team to visit some of the historic Roman sites along Hadrian's Wall, which as well as featuring prominently in the virtual world of Roma Victor, are also preserved and maintained for current and future generations to visit and explore for real.
In the real world, Chesters Roman Fort and the Corbridge Roman site exist only as ruins (albeit with comprehensive facilities and museums), but in inside Roma Victor these locations are still known as the fort at Cilurnum and the Roman town of Corstopitum and are home to thriving local communities full of the day-to-day activities that you might have expected to find there nearly two thousand years ago.
The visit was quite an experience. For the team to be standing in the ruins of the Fort and Town they had built and explored in meticulous detail for the online recreation was truly uplifting for all of us. The visit was also covered ITV and the local press.
You can read more here.
See the the trip in pictures here.