In cooperation with training centre AC Opleidingen, FireWare has developed a hybrid escape room; "The Horticulture". This unique escape room is suitable for both entertainment and emergency assistance training.
Somewhere in the Westland area, a boy accidentally kicks his football over the fence of Mr. Zwinkels, an old gardener. The boy shouts Mr. Zwinkels’ name and knocks on the garden door, but there is no answer. The situation at The Horticulture seems innocent at first sight. However, nothing could be further from the truth! Mr. Zwinkels’ workshop soon turns out to be a secret agricultural poison trade. Participants have to crack codes, solve puzzles and use complex clues to find their way out of the tomato farm.
The Horticulture consists of three rooms, which are all equipped with background sounds, sound and light effects and interactive game elements. The instructor can control the entire installation by means of a tablet. The tablet is also used to watch the actions of the participants live. This way, hints can be given at the right time. Also, the actions of emergency responders can be assessed in this way. The participants receive hints through these means of communication. If the hint is not necessary, the hint is not given. This affects the speed of the students. This is especially nice when the escape room is part of a lesson plan.
Like to know more about this hybrid escape room? Go see the project page of The Horticulture.