Gamifying tourist attractions – a new project!
The Slovenian Alpine Museum in Mojstrana presents an innovative new project in the field of gamification – a playful adventure path called “Escape to the Bivouac”, a pioneer innovation conceived and realised by the team at Enigmarium®!
The team of the Slovenian Alpine Museum knows how to listen to the wishes of its visitors. The positive response from museum visitors to its permanent exhibition that was set up as a museum narrative enriched with interactive challenges, inspired the team to take a big leap forward – into “gamifying” the museum exhibit known as BIVOUAC II.
The Legendary Bivouac II was built by members of the Tourist Club Skala from the nearby mountain town of Jesenica, Slovenia in 1936 on the Na Jezerih plateau above the Vrata Valley and beneath Rokavs Ridge. At the end of 2015, they moved the Bivouac to the valley where it enjoys its well-deserved retirement placed on the rocky cliff on the meadow before the museum. Since it was not possible to change the exhibit component itself, with the cooperation and support of the local community they installed a hidden space in which the adventure path is located.
The museum then invited us, pioneers and trendsetters of escape room activities and gamification in tourism, to enhance the exhibit. Since at Enigmarium® we are happiest when we are developing something new and creative on an international level – especially after the innovative achievement with our Escape Igloo® – we have this time left our creative mark on the development of the concept, game play and implementation of the adventure path to the Bivouac II.
But beware! This is not a classic “escape room”, where the game is led by a moderator who guides you as you try to escape from a room. Instead it’s an innovative way of exploring a museum through (game)play that we have developed specifically for the project.
It’s possible to get to the Bivouac only by making it through four challenges that are associated with mountaineering skills that come in handy in the mountains. Since as you know:
Mountains are unpredictable.
The weather can change in a minute.
A storm is coming and you have but one solution:
ESCAPE TO THE BIVOUAC!
Will you decipher the hidden codes? Will you avoid the gaps and traps? Will you remember the right path? Will you find the right bivouac and save yourself?
Every path has its own story.
What will yours be?
Visit the Slovenian Alpine Museum in Mojstrana and set off on a thrilling adventure and innovation in the field of museum gamification!