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The 25th ‘Desperados’ from Alterface will open its doors on the continent of Africa!


Presented for the first time in 2006, the ‘Desperados’ Interactive Cinema title is available in nine languages and is being played 24 hours a day, as it is now installed all over the world. The landmark 25th installation has now been reached, following the announcement of a Desperados to be located in Héliopolis, near Cairo, Egypt. This will be Alterface’s first installation in Africa.  

Alterface is delighted to have notched up its landmark 25th Interactive Cinema, which will be set up on the continent of Africa. With the opening soon of a 20-seater Desperados in Heliopolis near the Egyptian capital Cairo, the Belgian company’s interactive cinemas will have been installed on five continents. There is a neat historical link here too, as it was a Belgian, Baron Edouard Empain, who founded the modern city of Heliopolis in 1905.

Based on the western theme, Desperados was the first title to be developed for this successful attraction. The adventures of the ‘Doc’, looking for deputy sheriffs to help him liberate the town, are played worldwide. Since 2006, ‘Doc’ has learned to speak English, French, Polish, Dutch, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Arabic!

The 24th Interactive Cinema will be inaugurated in France’s Walygator park. This Desperados will seat 33 people and benefit, as with all our latest installations, from the newest developments created for this title licence. The licence has continually evolved since its launch: besides the addition of many new languages, there have been continual improvements to the robustness, IT structures and the content. From a visual standpoint, Alterface’s graphic team has for example enriched the animations and made cultural enhancements whenever this was necessary.

Alterface is bursting with project ideas at the start of this new year in 2009. Mainly known for its creation of the Desperados Interactive Cinema, the Belgian firm continues to diversify the original applications by calling on its exclusive interactive technology. New Interactive Cinema titles (Pirate’s Plunder and Sea Safari 3D), an ambitious interactive haunted house, interactivity for the Dark Rides in a cart or on foot… These are just some of the new developments keeping Alterface’s engineers, technicians and graphics designers busy.

To discover all those products, visit Alterface’s booth (D11) at DEAL 2009 in Dubai- (26 – 28 April)! 

For further information, high-definition illustrations or an interview with Benoît Cornet, CEO of Alterface, contact Olivier on +32/ or by email:
About Alterface 

Founded in 2001, Alterface develops, markets and implements interactive entertainment and/or education solutions. Initially a spin-off from the Université catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve), Alterface today has 25 employees at its site in Belgium and a representative office in Los Angeles (USA). The company’s exclusive technology and expertise enable it to position itself as a key contact for its many clients, theme parks and museums, located all over the world.  Discover Alterface’s know-how by visiting its website:

You can also find Alterface on Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Wikipedia and LinkedIn.

About 3DBA

Since it was founded in 2003, 3DBA has pioneered innovative products including Splash Battle, 4-D Dark Ride, Sky Glider and the state-of-the-art 4-D Theatre.  3DBA’s mission is to develop, market, and deliver turn-key, innovative, and affordable attractions and entertainment experiences to theme parks, science centres, shopping malls and other entertainment venues: 

See also: Alterface and Clostermann Design are to present the latest developments in their ambitious project for an interactive haunted house at the National Haunt & Attractions Show 
Alterface and Clostermann Design join forces to create a new type of haunted house
The technology for tomorrow’s Interactive Dark Rides is now available from Alterface 

Also see: 3-2-1 Penguins! Blasts into 4D Theater Attractions Worldwide 

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