Multiplayer alternate reality game Isklander trilogy available now worldwide

Uncover the dark secrets hidden before your very eyes in this time limited sleuthing adventure

London, UK – July 1st, 2021 – Swamp Motel, the immersive entertainment company and experience makers behind the London based Resident Evil 2 escape room / haunted house hybrid, have today unleashed their online sleuthing alternate reality adventure series, the Isklander trilogy, to a global audience.

Part puzzle game, part interactive movie, and part scavenger hunt, this limited time series tasks teams of up to six to solve a cryptic mystery. Navigating a mix of live-action performances, newsreel footage, and fourth-wall breaking research, you must put on your sleuthing cap as your team investigates missing persons, murders, and clandestine conspiracies. Hack into emails, scrutinize social media posts, make phone calls, and inspect websites on your quest to unravel a conspiracy lurking just under our noses. The line between reality and fiction becomes increasingly blurred in this multimedia mystery.

This experiential alternate reality adventure requires players book a time to undergo each chapter in this three-part adventure series. The puppet masters at Swamp Motel will oversee your team’s progress in real-time, ensuring that each episode is an organic, live event with a ticking clock.

“I’ve always been intrigued by Alternate Reality Games because they blur the line between reality and fantasy in a way that makes the real world seem more magical and full of possibilities,” said Swamp Motel co-founder Ollie Jones. “By staging Isklander as an online experience, we were able to create an investigation that requires a heavy dose of outside the box thinking, where it’s not clear where the game ends and reality begins. Imagine an escape room where it’s not even clear where the boundaries of the room are! That’s an experience unlike any other.”

For more information on how this works, watch the following explainer video:

How to play Isklander

What Critics are saying:

“Swamp Motel’s escape room/scavenger hunt mashup is the most fun I’ve had in a year” – CNet

“Swamp Motel knows how to put on a show” – Wired

“Inventive, gorgeously designed and technically dazzling”
★★★★ The Guardian

“Fiendishly good fun”
★★★★ Metro

“It left us feeling invigorated”
★★★★ Daily Mail

The Isklander trilogy contains the following three games:

Plymouth Point – A Missing Person Hunt

Ivy Isklander has gone missing! As new members of the Plymouth Point Resident’s watch, it’s up to you to find this young woman. Enter a world of corporate deceit, occult horrors, and shadowy cabals as you put your sleuthing skills to the test. Search the internet for clues, solve puzzles, and crack codes to unravel the mystery of Ivy’s disappearance. Can you find Ivy Isklander?

The Mermaid’s Tongue – An Art Heist

Following the events of Plymouth Point, players must hunt down an ancient artifact: the Mermaid’s Tongue. The source of a great power, it could spell certain doom should it fall into the wrong hands. Your investigation into its whereabouts will uncover a murky underworld hidden within high society and the shocking truth about shadowy forces hidden in plain sight.

The Kindling Hour – A Corporate Espionage Thriller

The epic conclusion of the Isklander trilogy sees players infiltrating the dark heart of a powerful organization. Do you have what it takes to bring this sinister syndicate to its knees? Or will you wind up another cog in its twisted machine? Hack the system. Crack the codes. And find their weakness, before they find you. Starring Dominic Monaghan, Bathsheba Pipe, and Dino Fetscher.

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About Swamp Motel
Founded by multi-award-winning immersive entertainment company, Swamp Motel creates entertainment that blurs boundaries between theatre, film and gaming. By giving audiences a pivotal role within story-worlds, Swamp Motel’s innovative productions are always live, social and thrilling whether experiencing them from your sofa, your desk or in an unexpected venue.