DIG: Escape The Room



DIG is a transmedia project from USA Network that includes: a 10 part series that debuts on the USA Network  March 5, a Dig Decoded ARG (Alternate Reality Game), a prequel story found on Wattpad, a virtual reality app that makes certain images “come to life” and multiple interactive events such as DIG: Escape the Room. DIG is a story that plays out across multiple locations following Peter Connelly, an FBI agent recently stationed in Jerusalem. He begins investigating the murder of a young American, uncovering an ancient international conspiracy that threatens to change the course of human history. Certain that the dangerous prophecy is nearing fruition, Peter must race against the clock to unravel its mystery The ARG portion so far follows the story of  an American archaeologist working on a dig site under Jerusalem (hence the tagline #DigDeeper).  She will connect with Peter Connelly along the way.


I attended, participated in, played, escaped from the DIG: Escape The Room adventure and I have to say, it was pretty awesome. The concept of an Escape the Room event is you are locked in a room with a group of people (I played with four others) and a time limit. The information you need is somewhere in that room and it is up to you and the group to find it and get out. The DIG experience is only 25 minutes (most escape adventures are an hour). The escape is designed to give you a taste of the DIG storyworld and what an escape is like.  I can’t say anything about the exact adventure (no spoilers from me), but it had essentially three main puzzles to solve and the setup was very awesome. The show has not premiered, so I expect much of what I discovered will pop back up as I watch the series (AKA you could escape the room without knowing anything, but little names and pieces can enhance the viewing experience later). I have begun playing the ARG, and for those new to an ARG, this is a great way to start. I’ll talk more about the ARG another time, but it is just starting and you can jump in on the ground floor.


So, I recommend looking into Escape The Room type of events, looking into DIG and DIG Decoded and having some fun.  PS – if anyone is into discussing the backstory of DIG or knows of groups forming, let me know, I do love to chase a good story!  PSS – yes, our group did escape, oh yeah, we rule!