Published on September 5th, 2013 | by Cameron Woolsey

Check Out this Real-Life Parkour Action Inspired by Mirror’s Edge

Some of us are familiar with the phrase: “art imitates life.” However, in this video we witness life imitating art, which imitates life.

EA and DICE’s Mirror’s Edge was an artistic first-person adventure title influence by the real-life “sport,” in which people climb and leap across buildings — perhaps to live the long-sought dream of being a white-cloaked assassin.

Excited by the announcement of a second Mirror’s Edge game by EA, a small group of English parkour fans got together to create a homage to the franchise by showing the rest of us couch jockeys what it’s like to be a wannabe Spider-Man.

The video takes place on the rustic rooftops of Cambridge, U.K., and features many gut-clenching stunts including leaping over gaps, running along the edges of buildings and sliding down roofs. It’s an impressive display of athleticism, and fans of Mirror’s Edge or parkour should find it thrilling.

Needless to say, those who have a fear of heights should not apply.

Video credits:

Directed by Scott Bass
Produced by Ampisound
Movement by Neil Cointet
3D Titles by Alex Potts

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