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Beyond Medusa’s Gate Escape Rooms coming to more than 100 locations eyondMedusa’sGate, the

second location-based VR escape room experience

developed by Ubisoft Blue Byte, is

the US and launching o

nMay 7 at locations across Europe. BeyondMedusa’s

Gate builds on the success of Blue Byte’s first VR Escape Room, Escape the Lost Pyramid, and is available exclusively at location-based entertainment centres fofor cooperative multiplayer VR.With the development and operation of this new experience, Ubisoft continues to strengthen its position in the location-based VR market. Developed by Ubisoft Blue Byte,

BeyondMedusa’s Gate is set in the re- creation of Ancient Greece from

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Two or four players team up and have 60 minutes to find a way out of a vast Aegean coastal cave where the legendary ship of the Argonauts is anchored. To successfully escape, players must use cooperative teamwork, problem-solving skills and precise timing to solve riddles and find their way out of this room-scale

RebeccaWood named Six Flags Great Escape president

RebeccaWood has been named president of Six Flags Great Escape Resort, Lake George, New York. She joined the Six Flags Great Escape team in 2009 and most recently served as director of marketing and sales. A graduate of St. Bonaventure University, Rebecca is a tireless ambassador for the region and currently sits on the Board of Directors for several civic organisations.

Tom Iven, Six Flags senior vice president of

operations said. “Rebecca’s vast knowledge of the current market and years of experience at the Great Escape property, make her the perfect choice to lead this extraordinary resort into the future.”

“It is with unbelievable excitement that I take on this new role,” notedWood. “Six Flags Great Escape Resort is an incredible destination for visitors to the Lake George region, and I look forward to working with community leaders to drive more tourism to the area. I am excited to deliver unforgettable

experiences to all of o ur guests for years to come.” 18

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ng into two popular and growin g bisoft’s Escape Games are

entertainment trends—combining escape rooms and location-based VR in highly immersive, one-of-f-a-kind experiences,” said Cyril Voiron, executive producer for Ubisoft’s Escape Games. “Beyond Medusa’s Gate continues the legacy of our game design and storytelling expertise, pushing the Escape Room experience category with memorable state-of-f-the-art VR experiences that go bey ond what is physically possible. ” “The level of immersion in Beyond Medusa’s Gate is astonishing and will make players feel like they are truly in the game,” said Benedikt Grindel, managing director at Ubisoft Blue Byte. “Our goal with Ubisoft’s Escape Games is to revolutionize the Location Based

Entertainment industry and bring virtual reality to a mainstream audience.”

Familypark so ld to Compagnie des Alpe s parrk of this size requires rregular

Ma io and Ul ikeMülle , he wners of Familypar , Austria, have announced ttheir rretirementtirement and the sale of the park to

Marrio and Ulrrike Müllerr, tthe owners of Familypark, Austria, have announced heir

and the sale of the park to

Compagn e des Alpes, a leading player in tthe European leisure try. The company, which

Compagnie des Alpes, a leadingi player in he European leisur indusindustr . The compan , whic emplo s mo e han 250 people and annually attracts more than 5,000 visitors from home and

employs morre tthan 250 people and annually attracts more than 715,000 visitors from home and abroad to Burgenland, celebrated it’s 50th anniversary in 2018, the

same year that Mario turned sixty. Commenting on the news,

Ulrike Müller said the decision had been a difficult one: “One of our sons will continue to work in the park and I will also help and

amilypark sold to Compagnie des Alpes pa k of this size requires egular

has always been parrt of us,, now it's time to go other w s, she sa d.she said.i

er in the

advise tadvise the new manager in the comng months The Famlyparkamilypari has always been pa t of us now it's time to go other ways,”

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The park will now be owned and run by Compagnie des Alpes, a leading playlA pes, a leading player in the European leisure industry. Mario

The park will now be owned and run by Compagnie des

European leisure industr . Mario Müller said: “Our entiMüller said: “Our entirre team wie team willll continue to work alongside the new management. Familypark is already one of the medium-sized parks on the

European market, and a theme

investments of considerable in estments of considerable

magnimagnitude. Compagnie des Alpestude. Compagnie des Alpes will continue the pr vious gr wt

will continue the previous growth courcourse whise while rle retaining theetaining the

individual character of the park. e convinced that the park is

individual character of the park We are are convinced that the park is developing with the dynamism of ecent years under the leadership he

de eloping with the dynamism of recent years under the leadership ofof tthe Compagnie des Alpes -he Compagnie des Alpes - tthe potential is definitely there. It was the right decision for us and the future of the park.”

Beyond Medusa’s Gate Escape Rooms coming t o more than 100 locations experience. Players start the adventure

by choosing their avatar from among six diverse characters, and can customize with Ancient Greek accessories.


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