Defenders of the Triforce
|Defenders of the Triforce|
Defenders of the Triforce is a Zelda-themed live action role playing adventure built in collaboration with the Japanese company SCRAP.
Defenders of the Triforce created teams of six people who collaborate to solve puzzles, collect items, and save the world. The event was held in eight American cities and six Canadian cities beginning January 31, 2017, and ending July 9, 2017. The timing coincided with the release of the Nintendo Switch and Breath of the Wild on March 3, 2017. The live action adventure used the puzzle solving aspect of The Legend of Zelda series to immerse players in the event which includes recurring items of the franchise. SCRAP boasted a 10% success rate of players who complete all of the challenges in its promotional material. It was available exclusively in English and French.
How to Play
The events lasted one hour each. Although 100 to 240 people played simultaneously, each team of six acted on their own and could not team up with or compete with each other. An MC guided the teams through the story and the goal. Each team had its own table but needed to explore the entire game space in order to find all of the clues. Teams which did not escape could choose to receive the solutions at the end of the event. No prizes were given to those who completed the challenge, but all players were invited to an event following the game featuring video trailers and merchandise.
|City||Start Date||End Date|
|San Francisco||Jan 31, 2017||Feb 5, 2017|
|Los Angeles||February 10, 2017||Mar 12, 2017|
|Phoenix||February 15, 2017||February 17, 2017|
|San Diego||February 23, 2017||February 25, 2017|
|Seattle||March 17, 2017||March 19, 2017|
|Houston||April 6, 2017||April 9, 2017|
|Chicago||April 14, 2017||April 16, 2017|
|New York||May 4, 2017||May 7, 2017|
|Toronto||May 10, 2017||May 14, 2017|
|Ottowa||May 27, 2017||May 30, 2017|
|Montreal (English)||June 8, 2017||June 11, 2017|
|Montreal (French)||June 14, 2017||June 16, 2017|
|Edmonton||June 23, 2017||June 25, 2017|
|Calgary||June 30, 2017||July 2, 2017|
|Vancouver||July 5, 2017||July 9, 2017|
|Defenders of the Triforce trailer|
|Defenders of the Triforce Nintendo Minute|
- "Enjoy the introduction from our talented MC, who will explain the game's story and your goal to escape." — How to Play, Defenders of the Triforce website, retrieved February 11, 2017.
- "During the game, your team will have their own table. This is your base of operations, but you will need to get up and explore the game space in order to find all the clues." — How to Play, Defenders of the Triforce website, retrieved February 11, 2017.
- "Hey, listen! to the solution walkthrough at the end - just in case you aren't able to escape." — How to Play, Defenders of the Triforce website, retrieved February 11, 2017.