Captain “Red Eye” Hayes’ Puzzle Box

Elizabeth Keller

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Course: NMED 3680: Interaction Design
Instructor: Dana Cooley

Captain “Red Eye” Hayes’ Puzzle Box is a pirate themed puzzle box that requires manipulation of both electronic sensors and physical elements in order to open it and claim the Captain’s treasure. Along with the physical box, players are presented with the Captain’s journal through which both a narrative and hints to solve the puzzles can be found. With the addition of a narrative element, the box becomes a vehicle through which the story can both be told and visualized physically. This creates a more interesting puzzle, as it gives the player additional incentive to play with the box and greater desire to want to open the box.