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Tips on getting started
Where to begin creating your first escape game is a personal preference. Some people start with a template, while others like to start from scratch. Either way, you will need to decide on a few necessary components. Below are a few tips to help you get started. You can also work with FSCJ Librarians to create a game for your class.
- Purpose Starters: What is the goal of your game? team-building, mastering a skill, reviewing material, previewing texts, etc.
- Chunk the objective: Evaluate if you need to divide your objective into individual sections (or puzzles) to help commit the information to memory.
- Examples: Use questions from a quiz or a chapter review. We used a mnemonic device to help students learn how to evaluate websites.
- Story Starters:
- Types of Escape: Is it a series of puzzles solved in order? A non-linear escape room? Scavenger hunt? Game creator, “Exit Strategy Games” provides a summary of 5 types of escape games.
- Theme: Another industry leader, “Escape Front”, discusses popular themes in this article.
This free breakout platform has a unique immersive reader feature that can scaffold readers. You will need to create an account.
This site has articles to help you get started.
You have to purchase an account to use BreakoutEDU. FSCJ library has a subscription. The site has vetted and beta digital escape games. You can also create your own game.
Digital Breakouts Template - using Google Suite Tools
This site has tutorials on using google suite tools to create escape games. It includes a 5-minute introductory video, a template, and examples of embed pdf, google quiz, slide, and YouTube that can enhance your breakout.
Room Escape Maker
This free web application provides resources you need to create puzzles.
Please review the FAQ page to understand this application's limitations
The metaverse help can be found in YouTube channel
This is a free application that helps with creating online interactive content.
This tool has a gamification section with templates you can use to get started. The premium templates are not free and are designate with a star. You will need to set up an account.
How to Get Started
BreakoutEdu design videos
The videos on this page are created by BreakoutEDU and they cover topics such as design overview and the story.
Puzzles and resources
This page is a collection of tools and resources that can be used in creating a digital breakout game.
This website has many brain teasers, riddles, games, and trivia to help inspire your puzzle designs.
This site has more logic puzzles.