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Online Holiday Event For Remote Teams

A DEATH IN THE RED LIGHT: SPECIAL ONLINE ESCAPE ROOM FOR YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY

A true-crime murder mystery made by game-makers with years of experience designing awesome virtual team building and events for remote teams. In this holiday edition of our event, teams work together to explore the city, collect clues, and solve puzzles in order to crack a real mystery. 

The Game Master (a real person!) will be on hand to tell the story, give clues, and keep track of the winners. Come find out what hundreds of teams and thousands of players have already discovered: the best online escape game for your online holiday party!

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About This Game

In this virtual team building event, competing teams take on the role of a grizzly detective on the means streets of Amsterdam in the 1980s. The Red Light District is a hive of scum and villainy. This holiday sseason, you and your co-workers have been called out to investigate a dead body… but there’s something different about this case. Who will figure it out first?

You will be split into teams of 3-6 players. By sharing screens and discussing over video chat, each team will work together to explore the city, solve puzzles, and crack the case. With over 30 locations to explore, the whole city is at their fingertips. There are multiple ways to solve each puzzle and many pathways through the story. Each group will have a unique experience and there will be plenty to discuss after this online team game!

Teams will learn the real history of Amsterdam in the 1980s as they dodge gangsters, investigate crime scenes and question criminals. A jazz soundtrack adds a somber mood to this grim world. In this online Christmas party version of the game, lights and snow add a festival touch to the gloomy streets. The competitive tension and noir mood makes the perfect after-work activity, holiday party game, or end-of-year event entertainment.

The Game Master will set the scene, tell the story and guide the teams through the game. Teams can ask the Game Master for hints, but too many hints will count against their final time. The game is run through a video conferencing app: no additional software is required to run the game. We offer 60 and 90 minute versions of the event according to your needs. 

This game is based on a true story from Amsterdam’s history. While there are no explicit images, some of the themes include prostitution, drugs and other fun stuff. If that’s not your thing, no worries – check out our other online games The Monuments Mission and The Beggar of Barcelona.

FAQ

Can we adjust the number of players later on?

Yes, you can change the number of players up until 48 hours before the game. So feel free to make an estimate when booking; we can adjust it later on.

What forms of payment do you accept?

After the booking is made, we will issue you an invoice. Payment can be made by bank transfer or by credit card. If you would prefer a different method, please let us know.

How long does a game take?

The full game takes about two hours to play. We have also designed a version that plays in one hour. Please let us know when you are booking how long you would like to play.

Is this suitable for a holiday event?

Yes! We will make this special for a holiday event – lights and snow will decorate the game, players are encouraged to drink egg nog or gluwein, and the Game Master is there to set the scene for a cozy evening of holiday detective competition. 

How does it work?

After you complete booking, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the game. All the players need to click on that link at the scheduled time. They will be met by the Game Master, who will introduce the game, tell the story, help players as needed and keep track of the winners.

Teams will be split up into different breakout rooms. They will compete to solve the mystery first.

Teams can be randomly assigned or, if you prefer, can be chosen in advance.

Learn more by watching a short instructional video:

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Game designed by

Geert Benjamin Sillevis and Emilie Mendes de Leon

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