theact.jpg We've previously covered the distinctly quirky arcade machine 'The Act' from Cecropia, and Armchair Arcade has now spotted its public release, and I'd love to hear from any GSW readers who can go check it out in its Boston test locations.

It's explained: "A company called Cecropia has finally come out of stealth/start-up mode and been getting a lot of press lately about their first "experimental" game, "The Act", identified as an interactive comedic film experience. What seems to make this a bit different from the usual indie developer spin on things is that the company was started in conjunction with a bunch of former Disney animators, giving the experience legitimate visual impact, while the gameplay is designed around a simple knob to manipulate the emotions, personality and actions of the player's avatar."

But wait, for Boston-ites, here where you can check it: "The Act is installed at locations including: --Our House West at 1277 Commonwealth Avenue, Allston --TC's Lounge at One Haviland Street, Boston --Boston Bowl at 820 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston --T's Pub at 973 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston --Lanes & Games at 195 Concord Turnpike, Cambridge." Surely we have some Harvard professors who want to go play?