Escape rooms were created as a way to spend quality time with family and friends while competing in an exciting and interactive game. The goal is to find clues and solve puzzles in order to make your way out of a locked room. Eksplor has taken the idea of a traditional escape room, and created an interactive virtual game that adds an educational twist. This virtual escape room is based in the American Museum of Natural History and utilizes Google Arts and Culture to create a virtual reality that makes you feel like you are truly in the museum.
The game revolves around a villain by the name of JT Schrank, who has planted a bomb in the museum due to his hatred of Theodore Roosevelt. JT Schrank’s hatred of a former 1900s US President comes from a family tradition. With the virtual escape room, players will learn more about JT Schrank’s motive and will have the chance to solve puzzles and unlock clues in order to save the museum. With people staying at home more than ever, this game gives the perfect opportunity for families to have a fun game night at home, as everyone can contribute in order to complete puzzles to solve the game. This game is also the perfect opportunity for teachers to take their students on a “virtual field trip”.
This game is completely free and Eksplor wants to share it with families and schools around the country. As a technology startup company, Eksplor hopes to use this game to display their app capabilities. With a love for creating unique engagement, Eksplor hopes to become a platform for cultural destinations to create interactive games for their locations. Trivia games, scavenger hunts, geocaching, and walking tours are just a few of the many ways that Eksplor can create engagement at destinations. Living in the digital age, engagement for children and families can be a challenge. Eksplor is determined to overcome this challenge by combining digital games with an educational experience.
If you would like to play the game, gather a small group around a computer and visit: www.eksplor.app