Players work to solve a puzzle in Drago’s Castle. (Contributed photo)

Are you ready to star in your own live-action video game?

5 Wits, an interactive entertainment venue, promises to let players do just that when it opens at Walden Galleria June 3.

John Pandiscio, director of marketing and advertising for the company, describes the experience as like an escape room with "greater realism, higher quality and more compelling storytelling." Teams work to solve puzzles, complete physical challenges and interact with computerized special effects. The game responds according to the players' actions. Special effects include a fire-breathing dragon, an asteroid storm and a pharaoh in an ancient tomb.

There are three adventures to choose from: Tomb, Drago's Castle and Deep Space.

5 Wits will be located near the vacant Sears store on the mall's upper level. It has four other locations in Syracuse, Albany, West Nyack and Foxboro, Mass. Another is scheduled near Philadelphia this fall.





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