Universal Studios invited us to help find a unique experience to promote their film ‘The Green Room’. Covert created a unique interactive escape room that had all of the twists and turns of the film.
To unlock our direction for the experience, we brainstormed around the film’s explosive narrative which centers within the green room, a waiting room for artists used before and after a performance and explored ways in which viewers could also experience the thrills and terror of the room.
What better way for viewers to engage with the film’s concept and narrative, than to place them and their friends within it themselves? Our idea was to create a virtual green room through a web based social game that users and friends would attempt to escape from and if they managed to succeed, would be rewarded with an exclusive trailer of the film.
Win or lose, users were encouraged to share their results on their social profiles to challenge other friends to attempt to escape, increasing the experience’s engagement and reach. We designed the site which hosted the experience and all of the following social share and interaction to be analysed and reported back to Universal to ensure they could track and utilise the data accrued