The Mystery League is teaming up with the Chicago Design Museum and the Chicago Playtest Society for a night of puzzles and play.
6p – 7p: Private access to the HEY! PLAY! exhibit.
7p – 9p: Playtest the new Mystery League puzzle game: THE UNKNOWN ISLANDS.
9p – 9:30p: Socialize, drink, play more games.
THE UNKNOWN ISLANDS:
The Unknown Islands is a two hour puzzle game, centered around a giant map of over 60 islands. Everything you need to play the game is packed into a locked backpack. You and your team are secret agents who must break into the bag and use the objects you find inside — a bottle, ancient coins, postcards, a newspaper, and a mysterious starfish-shaped computer — to solve the puzzles and find your way back to your secret agent meeting location. Five teams will be playing at once, independently, and each team will get to play the entire game, at their own pace.
This is a brand new game, and we’re looking for a few more playthroughs before we call it done. We’ll be on hand to observe gameplay and solicit your feedback afterwards.
HEY! PLAY! Games in Modern Culture:
HEY! PLAY! is the latest exhibit at the Chicago Design Museum. It showcases a fun collection of physical games, like a playground parachute game; screen-based games, like the multi-player Videoball; and hybrids like Spacebox. All games in the exhibit are interactive and playable.
CHICAGO PLAYTEST SOCIETY:
The Chicago Playtest Society is a new endeavor to connect game designers with local game players who want to playtest new games. This is our first event.