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Oblivion - The black hole

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Admission to Oblivion - The interactive training

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To enable you to take part to the pure adrenaline experience that awaits you, we have prepared a series of tests that you'll need to perform and pass.

Enter the Training Center, follow the instructions and get ready to experience Oblivion - The Black Hole!

If you accept the challenge, you will be scanned and registered, then you will be trained to pass through the black hole.

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01. registration

Welcome new recruit! Congratulations for the courage you showed to voluntarily take part to the crazy mission to Oblivion -The Black Hole!

Step in and allow our scanner systems to detect your status. Monitors, counters and video cameras scattered around the perimeter of the area allow us to monitor your physical and mental progress, so that we can determine your qualification and the progress of your training to undertake the mission to oblivion.

Do not allow the chaotic atmosphere destabilize you; Check your anxiety!

Many scanners, confusing sounds, disorienting flash fired straight into your eyes ... try not to desist from registering, we need you.

02. RECRUITMENT

Enter the area of recruitment through some turnstiles, you will be assigned your serial number and wait to proceed in your training walkthrough.

The automatic door closes behind you: the information you are given about the mysterious black hole and its genesis are highly confidential.

Pay close attention to the symbols that you are explained, they are fundamental to the understanding of the entire training process.

As soon as the automatic door opens in front of you, follow without fear the orange light that outlines the path.

03. PREPARE YOURSELF TO OBLIVION

Walk along the hallway that unfolds in front of you and leads you to the area of observation.

Be ready to receive any visual and sound information from the various monitors: it is essential information to understand the origin of the mysterious phenomenon, the anomaly it caused, the alarm created in the population, what scientists have discovered so far about this inexplicable event.

Only now, you are ready to see up closely the black hole, the dark space-time duct.

04. OBSERVATION

Walk along the hallway that unfolds in front of you and leads you to the area of observation.

Be ready to receive any visual and sound information from the various monitors: it is essential information to understand the origin of the mysterious phenomenon, the anomaly it caused, the alarm created in the population, what scientists have discovered so far about this inexplicable event.

Only now, you are ready to see up closely the black hole, the dark space-time duct.

05. PREPARATION

The preparation is fundamental!

Enter the Training Center and take your time to observe and understand the symbolism that illustrates all the areas you have to access to and all tests you must subject yourself to.

The orange light is your guide: follow it.

06. CONSOLIDATION

Following the orange light through the structure, your points of reference will fail in a growing swirling and swaying while you will be proceeding to the next area.

Around the corner the dramatic show of the rotating tunnel accented by blinding colors that extends itself to the infinity through deceptive mirrors specially positioned in the room, which are able to faithfully recreate the unfolding of space and time.

You must proceed even if the directional light starts to bend and rotate disorientating you; you absolutely need to get to the first identification panel while everything is spinning and rotating out of any control, at the mercy of the powerful vortex.

Turn the corner, the preparation continues. Hold out against the disorientation although everything is rotating around you, even if powerful lights blind you and dazing sounds hammer you ... If you can get out, your psychophysical abilities will be consolidated for the crossing of the duct.

07. INFORMATION

Go beyond. In the next area you'll find details regarding the preparation procedure.

The walls around you are full of challenges and interactive activities specifically designed to give you all detailed information about the black hole, that is its effects, how it is made and why it exists ...

Only if you master it you can fully understand and challenge it.

08. REACTION

Enter now the next area, where you will be explained in detail how to react to the effects caused by the black hole. As soon as you turn around the corner, you see the black screens and, on the opposite side, tracks marked on the ground.

A inflexible countdown begins exactly in front of your eyes 3 ... 2 ... 1 ......... .. A terrified figure accompanied by a piercing scream suddenly appears on the monitor.

Keep the shock and fear under control and your cold blood. Now you are ready to react to whatever is waiting for you inside the black hole.

09. OPTICAL ILLUSIONS

Enter the next zone, amazing optical illusions are waiting for you, which cover the walls all around you.

A bottomless abyss, three-dimensional objects keep changing ... learn not to believe everything that the black hole will show.

10. VORTEX

Just past the explanatory signal that simulates the formation of the black hole phenomenon, you need to face the next training test.

Stretch your arms and touch the vortex. Warning: an alarm, which sounds so loud that stops your heart, breaks through the ether.

If you resist, you'll be ready to face the vortex is waiting for you in the long space-time duct .

11. FORCES

You're now approaching the next preparation area.

A series of dramatic images regarding the simulation of the black hole accompany you; the ground shakes, the wild wind blows, the lights blind you and sounds disorient you.

Fight the forces that are hostile to your stride and go on; put to the test all the skills you have learned until now.

12. DESTINATION

In this area you are face to face with some images without space and time; exploration projections, adventure, incredible trips... like flash in front of your eyes and in your mind, memories, historical events, the future ...

Overwhelmed by this show, go on: now you're ready also to visual experiences hidden by the black hole.

13. ARE YOU READY?

As you are now highly trained to deal with the trip inside the space-time duct, walk along the next hallway.

The preparation stages you have performed are retraced in quick succession; the lights invite you to continue and challenge without fear Oblivion - The Black Hole.

On the left wall some one-way windows look the reserved training area to defeat the opposing forces, giving you the opportunity to assess the preparation level of your travel companions.

Do you feel ready for the mission?

14. FINAL WALK

You are now ready to enter the black hole! While going forward along the bridge, become even more aware of what means venturing into a mysterious space-time duct.

Mindful of all experiences you done and training received, it is now time to face the harsh reality.

What will you experience? Where will you go? Will you be you yet once come out of Oblivion - The Black Hole? ...