I recently wrote a post about Breakouts, focussing on the physical ones. If you want to learn more about the basics of Breakouts please read my old post.
So unlike a physical breakout, which takes place in a classroom, where you have to break into a box, a digital one takes place on a website, and you have to 'break through' a Google Form, by entering every padlock password correctly.
Some of the benefits of a Digital Breakout
At the top of mine I have a Google Drawing, where only the hammer and sickle are hyperlinked. I have a link behind the word 'Comrades!', but have kept the color the same as the other text to hide it. I also have some white on white text which you can only see if you hover over it!
Although some of the clues can be solved with common sense, I have tried to make most of them only solvable if you have read the book. The best way I have found to do this, is by linking to a Google Form, where they have to get a number of questions before progressing to the next page, which contains another cryptic clue.
I use Data Validation on my Google Form for this and the padlock form (find out how here).
I have a few extra clues hidden on the page, but I don't want to show you everything - I'd rather you have a play on the game and find out for yourself!
Play my Animal Farm breakout Here!
Breakout Edu have a long list of tutorials to help you get started too:
Embedding on Google Sites
Hotspot on Google Draw
Force Copy a Google Doc/Sheet/Slides
Bit.ly (link shortener)
Thinfi (link shortener with password protection)
White on White text
Google Sheets - Conditional Formatting
Google Sheets - IF Formula
Google Forms - Go to Page Based on Response