How well do you really know Melbourne?
Even though it’s been a minute since we could experience Melbourne in its awesome glory, it’s still a phenomenal city. It’s got a rich history and heaps to do, plenty of which we haven’t been able to see or experience lately. But it looks like we’re on track to get out of lockdown just in time for Halloween and if that’s the case, then it’s about time we get out exploring.
Questo, experts in creating open-air exploration games, has found a solution. By mixing real-life elements, local folklore and legends with an original fictional scenario, these exploratory games take you on eventful adventures across the city and present one of the most unique ways of discovering our hometown. Get ready to see Melbourne from a whole new perspective this Halloween.
For the first of Melbourne’s open-air exploration games, you will be transformed into a young vampire on Halloween who, after receiving word from your cat Grimalkin, is on the hunt for fresh blood and your niece Esmerelda. Leaving Flinders Street Station, you will wander through Melbourne’s hidden laneways and past famous landmarks where haunted spirits still linger. Will you uncover the city’s deadliest secrets and find Esmerelda in the dead of night or, will the spooks get the best of you?
Melbourne is famous for its hidden laneways—covered in tags, graffiti and street art. They’re well worth a visit but there’s many to see. Thanks to Questo’s second Melbourne adventure though, you will go come face-to-face with a mural that comes to life in Hosier Lane, and then go on a search for a very special person through the city’s street-art hotspots including Fitzroy and Collingwood.
On your own or with your friends, these immersive exploration games will take you on an action-packed stroll through the streets of Melbourne thanks to open-air riddles that will give you access to the city’s secrets and curiosities. It’s the perfect mix between an outdoor escape game and a real-world treasure hunt! All this in the palm of your hand as the games are available on Questo’s smartphone app.
Games are accessible at any time, all day and all night (perfect for a vampire stroll on Halloween), and can even be paused if you’re in need of a drink or a place to sit and watch the city pass you by. Other than that, all you have to do to play is follow the instructions, solve the riddles and clues and watch the scenarios unfold before your very eyes. Questo’s games and riddles are either created by their team or submitted by local content creators who’ll help you see the city through their eyes.