Swartzshield is inspired by current topics such as privacy and censorship on the internet, and is an immersive web experience halfyway between interactive storytelling and gaming, where the famous hacker Swartzshield discovers a secret project by the Government’s Department of Civil Data Administration named “Gepetto”, and is caught by the enemy. The users have to help him escape, and to do so, they have to discover all the secrets behind the project in an extremely dangerous operation.
Swartzshield will be presented in MarketLab with the Scape Room, a mobile room filled with objects and with enough room for two people, who will have half an hour to use those objects to unlock the secrets and escape from the room. People can watch the game unfold through a screen outside.
Swartzshield is a project created by the Spektor Storytelling Lab and webdeveloper Peakfijn with students of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. Spektor is a digital agency that creates transmedia stories and user experiences for companies, NGOs and brands. The Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences is a cosmopolitan educative institution – with students from 175 different countries – specialising in education and research in every conceivable area, such as culture, society, trade, logistics, sports and heathcare.