The game is called ‘unlocked’ and will be available next week
Translated by Thomas Ansell
Whilst international holidays are again available for Dutch residents, most people will be staying put this summer. For those that want to see cities such as Leeuwarden and Sneek from a different angle, a business in Amsterdam has come up with a new game. Four Frisian cities will be included in the interactive experience. As reported by the Omrop Fryslân.
‘Unlocked’ lets people explore through the entire city centre of Leeuwarden, Sneek, Drachten; and Heerenveen, in order to complete objectives and challenges. The idea is that players are ‘spies’ looking to discover various places just from photographs. Instructions are sent by phone to begin each task: once you have completed each task a telephone number is revealed.
You can then call the number, says Christian Dol, one of the designers. “Then [via the phone call] you’ll get further information that you’ll need in order to progress through the game from one of our spies”, he says. The game will have ten phone numbers that you can call. “Those eventually form a final number, with which you can contract your ‘Mysterious Spymaster’, and win the game.”
Through the game, participants will go on a tour of the city or village as if they were there themselves. The idea comes from a business in Amsterdam, called Ontsleuteld (‘Unlocked’), and which is usually used during work-team outings.
You can sign up for the game through the Ontsleuteld website; the game is intended for families, friend groups, or colleagues, is completely ‘Corona-proof’, and lasts about 3 hours.