ZOOM ON & GAME ON: PIONEERING ONLINE ESCAPE ROOMS FOR REMOTE PLAYERS

If you would like to visit us and play in person, visit our REAL-LIFE GAMES pages!

ONE ROOM

Book your game online.

Arrive 10m before the game starts.

Immerse yourself in our themed room.

ONE HOUR

Explore the space around you.

Work together as a team.

Find and solve a series of puzzles.

ONE EXIT

Solve the mystery.

Complete your mission.

Escape within 60 minutes for victory!

AVATAR ESCAPE ROOMS

So… The concept is simple. Take a real-life, brick-&-mortar escape room and put your gamemaster (playing a character that fits the story) in there with a camera. The feed is broadcast via Zoom conferencing software to you and your team’s devices. Your team will see what your avatar sees. They’re your eyes, your hands, and your feet. Direct them around the room, get them to try out your theories, and hopefully, you can help them escape, or discover the room’s secret, or defuse the bomb, or whatever before your time runs out.

 

Our avatar games also enjoy a companion ‘inventory’ system, which includes an interactive 360º view of the room. Things that you see and collect throughout your game are collected together for you to browse through at your convenience during the game. You can even combine materials to work out puzzles independently of your avatar. You will need them to open the locks for you though – They’ve got to be good for something, right?

 

The games are designed to be played by teams spread throughout different locations – whether that’s different countries, or just different rooms in your house, it’s all the same to us. They can be played with up to 6 players – any more and things start getting confusing for everyone involved!

Atlantis!


A powerful energy pulse has been discovered deep under the sea. You’re on a submarine quest to discover the source. Legend has it that this might be the site of the lost city of Atlantis!
​Do you dare brave the deeps? Can you be the one who discovers Atlantis and returns to tell the tale?

The Laboratory

An old laboratory… A dusty suitcase… A long hidden secret…

The bad guys want what’s inside, and they’ll stop at nothing to get the answers.
Can you uncover the truth and smuggle it out safely before they arrive?

Final Call: Online Checkin

Zombies have taken over the city. Resources are running out and you’re facing the decision of your life.
Will you join the fight to exterminate the undead, or will you get out whilst you still can?

Doing nothing will most likely get you killed. But do you have what it takes to earn what you need to survive?

DIGITAL ESCAPE GAMES

These are our standalone offerings. Games that are 100% digitalized, so you can play them at home, at your leisure. Your team still plays together using conferencing software of your choice. The game itself is fully playable by the team – no asking anyone to go there or do that. You can all co-browse the room together, seeing each other’s cursors move around the room as if you were there. Spin padlocks and move items around as if you were there. This allows you to try out all those amazing ideas as you think of them, rather than waiting for your avatar to get to you.

These games have no time limit and can be played in more than one session if necessary.

Atlantis!

A powerful energy pulse has been discovered deep under the sea. You’re on a submarine quest to discover the source. Legend has it that this might be the site of the lost city of Atlantis!

Do you dare brave the deeps? Can you be the one who discovers Atlantis and returns to tell the tale?

The Laboratory

An old laboratory… A dusty suitcase… A long hidden secret…

The bad guys want what’s inside, and they’ll stop at nothing to get the answers.
Can you uncover the truth and smuggle it out safely before they arrive?

There’s Something About Linda

She knows you, but how well do you know her? She’s fed up with being ignored.

She’s hijacked a company conference call, and she’s not giving the controls back without a fight. You’d better try and get back on her good side – she pays the wages!

Can you get off this damn call before your work deadlines pass??

CORPORATE EVENTS

Our hybrid games are the perfect solution for corporate team building. We’ve taken the best elements from live avatar games and put them together with the advantages of the gaming software to produce hosted events for larger groups.

 

Groups of up to 60 players (with expansion in the pipelines) get together on the same conference call. Your hosts and gamemasters will perform a briefing and introduction to the game, then players are put in groups of 5 into breakout rooms within the main call. Each group has a digitalized version of the same game to play, and once they’ve solved all the puzzles, they escape into the winners room to meet up with the entire group once more for a debriefing. At the debrief, the times and scores are revealed on a leaderboard.

 

Your hosts are present throughout the game to provide guidance if necessary, all within character, of course!

The Laboratory

An old laboratory… A dusty suitcase… A long hidden secret…

The bad guys want what’s inside, and they’ll stop at nothing to get the answers.
Can you uncover the truth and smuggle it out safely before they arrive?

There’s Something About Linda

She knows you, but how well do you know her? She’s fed up with being ignored.

She’s hijacked a company conference call, and she’s not giving the controls back without a fight. You’d better try and get back on her good side – she pays the wages!

Can you get off this damn call before your work deadlines pass??

FAQ

WHAT IS A HOSTED ONLINE ESCAPE GAME?

Our hosted games are a hybrid between avatar games and standalone digital games. They have been developed to enable larger groups to play simultaneously at the same game. The games are played in a cobrowsing browser window, and everything can be done by the players. The host and gamemasters coordinate the team and guide players through the game, providing hints when necessary.

HOW MANY CAN PLAY?

Our avatar rooms can be played in teams of up to six, on however many devices they see fit. With more than six players, there is too much confusion, as all ideas have to be routed through the avatar. However, if you have a group larger than six, then our hosted games can currently accommodate up to 60 simultaneous players. This makes these games a great option for bigger events like bachelor parties (pre the drinking part!) and, of course, corporate events such as team building activities and Christmas parties. The digital games have no limit, although we don’t recommend more than 8 trying to play the same game!

HOW MUCH IS IT?

The online avatar escape rooms start at €50 for two players. Each additional player (up to 6) is €10 extra.

The digital escape rooms are €15 per game.

The hosted corporate events start at €12.50 per person, depending on the size of the group.

WHAT IS AN AVATAR ESCAPE ROOM?

An avatar escape room is a live action activity where you need to use logic thinking and teamwork. Your gamemaster will be your avatar. He will be present in the room, sending you a live interactive video feed via the conferencing app Zoom. You’ll need to help him solve a series of puzzles to escape the room.

REAL LIFE / LIVE VIDEO / DIGITAL?

We offer our games in various formats now. The “Real Life” games are our physical rooms to be played in person here in Praia da Rocha. The “Online Live Video” games are played via zoom where you direct your live avatar around the room, and the “Digital” games are standalone browser games that can be played at any time, on your own.

HOW HARD ARE THE PUZZLES? CAN ANY AGE PLAY?

Any age is welcome to play, but in our experience, kids under 10 will lose interest fairly quickly. If you really want them to join in, make sure that you have something else to keep their interest handy, and let them duck in and out as they wish. And don’t forget to pay attention when they do have an idea – our avatar will make a special effort to follow their instructions!

WHAT HAPPENS IF WE CAN’T SOLVE THE PUZZLES?

If you’re happy to accept them, hints can be provided when needed. Your gamemaster will do everything that he can to help you through the room (subtly and unobtrusively) in your time so you don’t miss out on anything.

DO WE HAVE TO PLAY IN ENGLISH?

You can play in whatever language you want, but someone has to speak English clearly enough to give your gamemaster instructions!Any game written material is in English only.

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