The Black Maze

The world’s first bio-activated horror maze.

Can you find your way out of a horror-filled black maze… with only 1000 beats of your own heart?

Inside The Black Maze are cubes that must be illuminated in sequence. Each cube has a unique bio-data sensor that you must discover and trigger. You have 1000 beats of your own heart within which to do it. And you’re not alone…

The Black Maze was developed as a part of the React project and premiered at The Rooms Festival. The project was designed and delivered by Simon Johnson and Simon Evans.

The project was part of a larger examination of biodata, its ownership and influence. The ultimate vision was for a system that dynamically learns what frightens a person and responds accordingly.

This fully responsive space was the design for a project called Hyde which has never existed (yet).