Technology set up for virtual games

Throughout the game, you will use Zoom to communicate with your teammates and either Chrome or Firefox to navigate to various mysterious and puzzle-filled websites! 

A simple example of the kind of site we use can be found here: https://demo.boobano.farm 

If you can drag the pieces, you can access our sites. If you can't, feel free to email us about it at contact@madgeniusescapes.com.

DEVICES

Each player will need a computer/laptop in order to play. 

SEEING THE ZOOM AND THE PUZZLE WEBSITES AT THE SAME TIME

There are two main configurations to help you see your teammates faces through Zoom and the puzzles you're working on through the internet browser at the same time:

  1. One computer/laptop with both windows open, each taking up part of the screen. See the slideshow below for tips on minimizing windows so they can both appear on your screen.

  2. The internet window open on a computer and the Zoom call on a secondary device (eg. phone or tablet).

MULTIPLE PLAYERS USING THE SAME COMPUTER

Multiple people are welcome to share a computer and play as one player. You can use either of the device configurations above.

If two people in the same house are playing as different players, they will each need their own computer/laptop. If these 2 players are playing in the same room, they should both wear headphones to avoid echo and feedback.

 

COMPUTER NAVIGATION

In order to enjoy the game to it's fullest, you'll want to be comfortable with 

  • Copying and pasting or typing a website address in a browser window

  • Opening multiple tabs in a browser window

    • On mac: hold command and press T​

    • On PC: hold Ctrl and press T

  • Managing the Zoom window and the browser window so that each only takes up part of your screen. This only applies to players using only one device for both the Zoom and the internet browser. This allows you to see both your teammates and the puzzles throughout the game. 

 

The tech primer below will demonstrate how to do those things. It may take a moment to load. If it doesn't load, check to make sure you are using a computer or laptop (not a phone or tablet) and that you are using either Chrome or Firefox. 

If you have any questions or concerns about using the technology, please don't hesitate to email contact@madgeniusescapes.com.

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