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🚀 One Way Out

In this collaborative 2D game mode, students start on a spaceship that has been taken over by evil plants! Players have just one goal: get off the ship.

Answer questions to gain energy and move around. To beat this mode, explore the ship, use a gadgets to defeat evil plants, collect gate keys, and work together to get to the ship’s escape pods. The only way to win is to get your entire group safely off the ship.

One Way Out

How to Start

Host a live game.
Select "One Way Out" in the Mode Picker and click "Continue."
Select your desired game settings on the Game Options screen and click continue.
Click the game code to copy and share the link to your game or have your students visit to enter your game's code.
Click the Joining as... button in the lower left-hand corner to toggle between joining as a spectator or as a player.
Once your students are in the lobby and you're ready to start, click the green Start Game button at the bottom of your screen.
Your game will take a few moments to load and your students will be dropped into One Way Out! What you see as the host depends on whether you joined as a player or spectator.

One Way Out Start Game

How to Play

Defeat evil plants to find the one way out and escape an overrun spaceship.
Answer questions to earn energy and move around.
Earn cash and green key cards by knocking out enemy plants.
Upgrade to improved gadgets, unlock bridges and checkpoints, and strategize with your group to improve your odds.
Toggle between regular gameplay and projectiles using the selector in the bottom center of your screen.
Select the "Projectile" icon to enable gadgets. Aim and launch by clicking with a mouse or tapping the screen with a finger on touch screens.
The game ends when the entire group makes it to the escape pods and gets off the ship.

One Way Out Starting Screen

Best For

One Way Out is best for your group if you're looking for a game that is:

Emphasizes interaction

Tips & Tricks

One Way Out has several game options hosts can use to adjust games to fit their students and needs. Want the game to be harder and end quicker? Increase the difficulty level and decrease player health. Want a longer game that's a bit easier? Decrease the difficulty level and increase player health. Want your students to answer more questions? Decrease the amount of energy they earn for correct questions.

One Way Out Game Options

Use the WASD keys on your keyboard to move around. That way, you can use your right hand for the mouse/trackpad, which may make aiming and throwing snowballs easier.

Use "1" and "2" on your keyboard to quickly toggle between regular gameplay and gadgets.

One way out is a HUGE map with a lot to explore and discover. There's everything from secret rooms to hidden messages.


Because One Way Out is such a large mode and a lot of the fun is exploring and finding your way off the ship, we're only sharing some of the map. Here is the starting area and the first part of Stage One.

One Way Out Map - Start

Updated on: 26/10/2023

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