A downloadable Escape Tower

EscapeTower is:

  • a classic escape tower game
  • played from a first-person perspective
  • a game where the player has to solve a series of puzzles to reach the exit
  • around 10-20 minutes in length
  • FOR SCIENCE! This game helps us learn how people play and the results will help us make games better in the future (your data is safe, anonymous, and GDPR compliant).

Escape Tower was developed at the Breda University of Applied Sciences (BUas) with the cooperation of Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (SSSA) to understand player behaviours under certain conditions. To achieve that, the game records player actions and anonymously sends data to a server within the European Union to be further analysed and published.


By playing Escape Tower as you would play any other game, you'll help us to understand some fundamental questions of game design, which we will share with developers to  hopefully help them improve their games in future.
The subject of the research will not be revealed until the project is completed and the data is published in order to preserve players' natural behaviour from potential influences. One thing we will say though, is that we do collect very general data from you during the start of the game, but this has no impact on what happens after that data collection - we don't adjust any gameplay based on your answers, nor we will be collecting data that would allow us to identify specifically who or where you are - the data collected will allow very broad categorisation, but might make a big difference to how games are designed (and researched) in the future.

If you want to play a fun, short first-person puzzle game while helping science, then this is the game for you!

Designed by: Mata Haggis-Burridge and Thomas Buijtenweg
Development and iteration: Riccardo Galdieri
Additional development: Rob de Wit and Jacopo Fabrini
Data collection software 'GURAAS': Carlos Santos.


NKeyboard.rar 389 MB

Install instructions

1) Download the game from the link below. DO NOT MOVE IT TO ANOTHER FOLDER.

2) Extract the whole folder by remaining in the Download folder

3) Dobule click on the EscapeTower.exe file in the WindowsNoEditor Folder

4) Play the game for 10-15 minutes or until you finish it.

5) Exit the game by using the exit menu!


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