San Diego, CA, June 13, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- With the rise of new kinds of real-world attractions and games becoming available, The Puzzalarium opened a brand new real-world game called The Floor is Lava in Hillcrest this week.
The Floor is Lava is hidden roles game for between 7-25 players at once. Players are dealt roles and secretly assigned to one of two teams. Players must work together, lie, and cross-examine each other in order to figure out who is and is not on their team. Throughout the game players attempt to eliminate each other by making them step in the lava.
At the end of the game, the team with the most players still alive wins.
The Floor is Lava is excellent for birthday parties, bachelor parties, team building, even school field trips or bachelorette parties.
This attraction is the latest in a larger trend often described as "real-world games." This trend is viewed as a reaction to the increasing realism of digital games. The most commercially common real-world games are known as Escape the Room games in which participates are locked inside a room and must solve a series of puzzles to escape within the a time limit. in 2014 The Puzzalarium became the first company to open a game of this type in San Diego and was subsequently booked to capacity for nine months. Since then 29 unique facilities have sprung up with rooms that vary widely in theme, size, and difficulty. The Puzzalarium has two such Escape Rooms, and between them has entertained over 10,000 guests.
Patron from the lava beta testing group: "I would fly back on Monday to play The Lava. This is incredible."
While The Floor is Lava is also a real-world game, it is unlike an escape room in many ways. Significantly, it is able to support up to 25 players at once. Most Escape Rooms have a maximum of six players or so. Secondly, instead of solving puzzles, The Floor is Lava instructs players on how to read and deceive members of their group to their advantage. Players stand precariously on platforms which “float” over a floor filled with simulated "lava." As the game advances, players are promoted or eliminated based on situational constraints.
"I believe that the rise of real-world games has come about as a backlash to the wholesale digitization of our lives, social and otherwise,” founder Stevenson Streeper stated. "Eventually everyone feels a compulsive need to reconnect with reality and each other. We intend to fill that need."
About The Puzzalarium
The Puzzalarium was established in 2014. Stevenson Streeper, The Puzzalarium's general contractor, founder, owner, Head Puzzlemaster, creative consultant, Dungeon Master, and botanist, provides to the general public several entirely non-fatal experiences, as well as escape rooms and other attractions. Our new location, Puzzalarium Hillcrest has recently come into being tethered to 5th Avenue in Hillcrest San Diego, and has opened its doors ready to accept any new patrons who wish to view the curiosities it hosts firsthand. The Puzzalarium, is dedicated to delivering one-of-a-kind experiences, advancing artistic achievement, and acquiring profit. Primarily the third one.
Contact: Stevenson Streeper firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (619) 402-1466