Scilly Features In New Video Game

Screenshot from the game.

Screenshot from the game.

Many islanders and visitors know how weather and sea conditions can easily scupper plans to travel from Scilly.

And now, getting off the islands has become a ‘virtual’ experience after one company has developed an online challenge game.

Escape From the Isles of Scilly is centred on getting out of the islands, with the player taking on the role of a tourist who is trapped and needs to get back to the mainland.

Players answer puzzles, which allow them to pick up tools such as a lifebelt, seashell and a starfish to use in in making their escape from the isles.

It’s been created by India-based company Eight Games.

Developer Bret Lee says the research team heard how popular Scilly was and they wanted to serve fans of the islands with this special edition in their ‘Escape Games’ series.

So far around 75,000 players have enjoyed the challenge online and it’s received more than 7,500 downloads on Android.

They’re yet to release an Apple-friendly iOS format version of the game.

The challenges include on screen images of islands’ landmarks including Juliet’s Garden, Tresco Abbey Gardens, St Mary’s golf course and a number of the burial chambers.

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