The EscapeStory Sphere is an innovative game-like tool for language learning, built on the idea of virtual escape rooms. The name “sphere” comes from the 360 degrees environment that gives a sphere-like shape to the digital space. The innovative aspect of this tool is given by the gamification features used to encourage language learners to read stories, learn about social issues, discover cultural heritage, history and of course, to practice their language skills.

The best 12 stories from the Storytelling HUB (3 stories per language – Romanian, Spanish, Portuguese and English) were transformed into interactive “escape rooms,” where the player has to solve tasks related to the content of the story.

The EscapeStory Sphere can be used on computers, phones and tablets on the HUB or it can be used in a more interactive way, by using Virtual Reality Headsets.