Boredom is, many times, something very difficult to overcome. Yes, we have all our books, music, series and movies at our disposal on all streaming platforms, but even so it is easy to fall into monotony.
To get out of it, in Genbeta we have proposed you to do puzzles online. We have also suggested online board games with which to have a good time entertaining with friends. However, today we go one step further: Escape Room online for enjoy a virtual experience with puzzles and challenges that take us out of the room.
Hygienic apocalypse: a complicated challenge to do with your family
Adrián Caeiro de Saá and Enrique Latorre are owners of The Paradox Room, a company that has several physical Escape Rooms. After having to shut down during the quarantine months, they decided to create a virtual escape room on a trial basis.
And they made Hygienic Apocalypse, which in just one week was played by more than 100,000 people from around the world. In this Escape we will place ourselves in the year 2043, in a context in which, like weeks ago, the toilet paper has run out. Everything moves based on humor, and in that sense, you must impersonate a descendant of African prince Jones Dimka, who has left his heirs a fortune: a pallet of toilet paper.
A Hygienic Apocalypse can be played alone or in a group. It is designed to be played in person, but it can be played with people by video call, even if it is only controlled from a computer. The creators do not recommend the mobile, because they do not show all the content. They do recommend having a pencil and paper handy.
You don’t need to read anything to get started, although you do need to know how to read, and it is designed for players over 15 years old. According to José García, Xataka teammate who has played it, the difficulty is quite high. According to the creators, on average it takes an hour and a half to solve, but it will depend on our skill.
The virus cure
As we can see, The themes on which the Escape Rooms that emerged in 2020 are based have a lot to do with the historical moment that we have had to live. The cure for the virus has been created by Escape Hunters, a couple of escapists who have more than 260 Escape Rooms in their history. Thanks to their extensive experience escaping, they decided to launch this online escape to liven up the time of so many confined people.
As they define on their website, in this Escape Room “We will embark on an adventure to find a cure for the greatest virus of the 21st century“In this case, we will need two devices (computer, smartphone and tablet are worth it), although to enjoy, each player will look at their screen. To communicate the necessary information to the other player, we will use oral and written language.
A) Yes, also supports phone, chat, video call, etc., as long as each player assumes one of the roles, to be chosen between a Spanish researcher and a Chinese researcher.
Hogwarts Digital Escape Room, to relive the world of Harry Potter
As we read in the Philly Voice, a Pennsylvania librarian also joined the flow of creating an online Escape Room. In this case, he opted for bring to life one that collects items from the wizarding world of Harry Potter.
Specifically, ‘Hogwarts Digital Escape Room’ is a virtual Escape where we will get into the shoes of a first-year student. You have entered “the house of your dreams”, and when you return to the common room you meet your roommates. The prefect of the house tells you that muggle They are locked in rooms, and they have to answer riddles and puzzles to get out of them. From there, we can play in a group or individually.
It is a very interesting case, because to build it only needed the Google forms platform. It is in English but it is very easy to understand, and as it is plain text, it can be copied and translated with any online translator.