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.
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!