Coding Escape

What’s Coding Escape?

Coding Escape is a unique online game experience, based on real-life Escape Rooms. It's a fun mix of logic, riddles and coding puzzles. CodinGame has created various immersive game environments inspired by timeless pop culture classics, including Back to the Future.

Basically, it’s all the fun of a real-life Escape Game, 100% online, remotely or in the office. Coders and non-coders work together, crack codes, solve mysteries, and code their way through a fun narrative.

What’s the aim of the game?

Each Coding Escape is a race against the clock. Your team will need to solve each puzzle, overcome each obstacle, in order to succeed (whether that means fixing a 19th century time machine or finding a flux capacitor in a deserted arcade room). 

Start by hunting for clues, look around, click on anything that looks suspicious or useful. Make sure you remember to communicate with your teammates. You’ll soon notice that you can “interact” with the objects you uncover.

What will the teams look like?

Regardless of the total number of participants, teams will be made up of 2 to 6 players. 

Do I need to know how to code to be able to play?

Absolutely not! 

One coder (minimum) is required per team. Some of the puzzles require small code snippets that can take a series of inputs (clues you find around the virtual room) and return an output (the solution).

However, there’s also plenty for non-coders to figure out. Keep your wits about you, flex your problem-solving muscles and enter your solutions using the manual mode. 

At the end of the day, team work makes the dream work! 

What languages can be used for the code snippets?

The platform currently supports 12 programming languages: 

  • C
  • C++
  • C#
  • Go
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • PHP
  • Python3
  • Ruby
  • Scala
  • Swift
  • TypeScript

Do I need to download or install anything?

Nope! All you’ll need is a decent internet connection. You can play directly from your browser. There’s even an integrated chat and video-conferencing tool - no need to switch between platforms.

How long will it take?

It depends which mission you’re about to embark on! There’s something for everyone. From 30-minute sessions to 3-hour challenges.

Any tips before I get started?

Make sure you complete the tutorial first. Communicate and listen to each other. Take notes in the shared tab. Pay attention to details. Turn the sound up. Use the clues available if you’re stuck. Above all, have fun!

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