Wings of Resistance
A Senior Capstone Exhibition
Wings of Resistance is an Escape the Room-inspired installation piece. It consists on two parallel escape rooms, meant to be experienced by two teams of 3-4 people each. The teams are led blindfolded to the rooms, where they must find clues and solve puzzles in order to find their reward and successfully complete the game. Although each team is in their own room and may believe they are the only ones taking part on the experience, eventually they unlock a video feed to connects them to the parallel room and the second team.
Wings of Resistance is not only a test of wit, bit also of trust and cooperation. Some puzzles in the rooms require the exchange of information between teams, leading to the final reward. Before the final puzzle, the teams are presented a Prisoner’s Dilemma-like scenario: finish the game alone at the cost of the other team, or trust them and cooperate. However, this is also a test, as betrayal leads to instant disqualification – the only way to succeed is through cooperation. Successful teams are awarded a pin for them to remember the experience.
Mateo Juvera is a visual artist, interactive technologist, and game designer. He likes to blend together programming, electronics and games together with more traditional media to create interactive experiences that live at the boundaries between disciplines.