TOMB Adventure 2

Now here’s something that’s right up my alley.  A company called 5 Wits creates “walk-through, physically immersive adventure games” and has a Kickstarter going for their next adventure, TOMB Adventure 2.  You and a group of friends will advance room by room through a physical recreation of a pharoah’s tomb, solving physical and mental challenges along the way.  Dramatic lighting, effects, and music are also promised to give you a truly immersive adventure experience.

TOMB 2 will be the next in a line of several successful 5 Wits adventures including Espionage and 20,000 Leagues in Boston, Operation Spy at the International Spy Museum in D.C., and the original Tomb in Pigeon Forge, TN.  TOMB 2 is planned to be located somewhere in the Boston area if the right location presents itself.

Laser maze in Espionage

The Kickstarter has some very enticing incentives, like discounted group ticket prices, behind-the-scenes VIP tours, and even design discussion/influence and private parties at the higher tiers.  The funding still has a long way to go in a short amount of time, so I hope word gets around and this thing gets backed in time (though, being a business that was already planning on building this adventure, it’s likely that TOMB 2 will still get built even if the Kickstarter fails).

These 5 Wits adventures seem to include pretty much every quality I listed in this post about compelling physical experiences (presence, physicality (person and object), interactivity, urgency, novelty, immersion, and narrative), so I’m just dying to try one!