Escape your cell with the help of your friend (or foe)! You are trapped in a white, tiled room with no escape, until you a hear a voice speaking to you from the outside world. Guided by the mysterious "hacker", you begin to find there is a way out of this prison, but you'll have to defeat the multiple security systems and fail-safes to find the door and discover what's on the other side.
Decrypt is an encapsulated VR escape room with a companion app to allow two players (an escapee and a hacker) to play at once. The escapee has to tear down the walls to find the secret keypads and switched that they will need to activate to get out of the room. Occasionally they'll find a panel without the knowledge they need to remove it, that's where the hacker comes in! On their separate screen, the hacker can see what the escapee sees, as well as access information on the puzzles and panels inside the cell. The hacker can crack codes and decrypt clues to help the escapee find the keys to open the door escape the cell.
ESCAPEE (VR Player)
Locked in your cell, your only option is to heed the advice of your unseen counterpart. Start ripping the tiles off the wall and find the keys you’ll need to escape. They might be hidden inside safes, protected by cables, or even require you to ask your hacker friend very nicely. Beat the puzzles set before you to find the door and escape into the next room.
HACKER (COMPANION PLAYER)
Your screen connects you directly to the cell of a prisoner, trapped in a white room with white tiles. You and you alone have the power to helps them escape. Locate clues and guide your friend to them by speaking to the them directly and by manipulating the lighting to highlight important areas. Watch out for corrupted clues, you’ll have to decrypt them on your device to pass on the information to your team mate.
Decrypt was our Creative England GamesLab Leeds funded project. “BetaJester will be showing Decrypt, its brand new IP funded by the Creative England. Decrypt is a Virtual Reality puzzle game, which sees one player taking charge of the action, while the others need to guide them through the menagerie of challenges by instructing them in the real world. Along the lines of classic shows such as 'The Crystal Maze' or 'Knightmare', Decrypt is a cross-reality puzzle game for the 21st century.”