Light It Up

Getting into the Christmas Spirit with the SWAT Team

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Light It Up

Shawna, Kole and Vincent with the Christmas game they built for the Media Center.

Shawna, Kole and Vincent with the Christmas game they built for the Media Center.

Jake Mercer

Shawna, Kole and Vincent with the Christmas game they built for the Media Center.

Jake Mercer

Jake Mercer

Shawna, Kole and Vincent with the Christmas game they built for the Media Center.

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Middle school SWAT Team members including Vincent Cacciotti, Shawna Lovrich and Kole Dickinson, created a brand-new Christmas breakout game called Light It Up for the media center. The goal of the game is for players to solve multiple clues and riddles to get into the final box which has the switch to light up the tree. Once power is restored, the holiday is saved! I had the chance to catch up with one of the main designers of the game, Vincent Cacciotti, and here’s what he had to say about the activity.

Question: How long did it take to build the Light It Up game?

Answer: It took about two weeks to build.

Question: How does this game compare to the bigger escape room, The Hidden Exit?

Answer: More effort and work went into building the actual escape room because we had to decorate the entire interior of the room, but even a smaller game like Light It Up takes a lot of work too.

Question: How many people did it take to build the miniature escape room?

Answer: With the help of Ms. Forshey, it took about five people total to build the game and to set all of the locks.

I decided to test out the escape activity for myself along with a few of my friends. It was harder than I expected, but I liked doing it. All of the clues included different aspects of Christmas such as songs while one clue involved a clue about the geography of Bellwood. It was a lot of fun!

C0-creator Kole Dickinson added, “We will be developing more escape rooms type games based on holidays in the future so stay tuned.”

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