Not your typical online game
An immersive theatrical thriller. The at-home experience starts on Zoom, for you and up to five others. Be transported into a world of conspiracy, cults and corporate deceit.
Ivy Isklander has gone missing. The residents of Plymouth Point are concerned. Gather your team, and get your ticket to join the Residents Watch emergency meeting.
Plymouth Point by Swamp Motel was a bit of a mystery to us going into the game, and to be honest I think that is the best way to keep it, so I will keep this review short and sweet as I really don’t want to give too much away.
We were invited along to play this game by our friends Amy and Ian over at Brit of an Escape Habit, having seen sneaky little teaser trailers for the game all over social media there was no way we were going to say no, we had to know what this game was about!
We’ve classed it as a ‘live avatar’ room as that is what probably most closely fits, but really it is something different, something that is a bit harder to classify.
Part of the fun with Plymouth Point is the mystery that it is shrouded in, even going through their website you won’t get much insight into what it is about and how it all works. If I had to describe this game it would probably best described as a crossover between a live avatar game and an ARG (Alternate Reality Game).
To play the game your whole team needs to log into Zoom and one person on your team (the captain perhaps?) will need to share the screen so that everyone can see what is going on. This doesn’t mean the rest of the team can’t do anything, it’s just helpful for everyone (including Swamp Motel) to be able to see how you are progressing and what your thought process is.
Most of the puzzles revolved around sifting through information to decipher information that would help you progress on your journey, kinda like an internet treasure hunt. We’ve seen a number of games where you scour the internet to solve puzzles but this is the first time where we have seen it intertwined so well with a Zoom call.
The puzzles weren’t overly challenging but this game really is about so much more than just the puzzles.
If you get stuck while playing Plymouth Point and don’t know what to do next, they have a system in place that will help point you back in the right direction. This clue system is simple but is done in a way that it doesn’t break with the immersion.
This game had twists and turns aplenty! Play Plymouth Point without knowing what to expect, and an open mind and you are in for a good time. This isn’t your typical online game, this is like being in your own immersive online thriller movie! It’s also worth noting that at least one person on your team will need a Facebook account.
GOOD TO KNOW
- Number of connections: 2-6 players (unlimited devices)
- Price: £35
- Devices: Desktop or Laptop suggested
- Platform: Zoom / Internet Browser
- Inventory: No
- 360º View: No
- Time Zone: UK Time (GMT)
|Value for Money|
Team: 4 players
Time Taken: 37 minutes
*Disclaimer: we weren’t charged for this experience, but this has not influenced our review