Jigsaw: Escape the Trap at New York Comic Con 2017

Survive the trap.

Jigsaw: Escape the Trap is a virtual reality escape room available at the upcoming New York Comic Con.

The escape room is to promote the eighth film in the SAW franchise – Jigsaw.

The movie summary on IMDB goes: “Dead bodies begin to turn up all over the city, each meeting their demise in a variety of grisly ways. All investigations begin to point the finger at deceased killer John Kramer (Jigsaw)”.

Participants who get out of the escape room, will get a free movie ticket to see the new Jigsaw movie.
 
Jigsaw Escape Room
Date: October 5th – 8th 2017
Address: Javitz Center, 655 W 34th St, New York
Website: http://escape.jigsawsaves.com/

 
 

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Australia Escape Room Week – 11th to 17th Sep 2017

Play an escape room in Australia this week for a good cause.

The owners (Jesse & Chris) of Riddle Room in Canberra have organised Australia’s first Escape Week! 20% of all profits during the week will be donated to The Black Dog Institute.

The goal is to raise $30,000 AUD for the charity.

Jesse and Chris said, “We chose Black Dog Institute because we wanted to support a charity that has an impact on our biggest demographic of customers [who are] 20 to 40 years old.”

“Mental illness affects 1 in 5 Australians and Black Dog is doing great work to understand, prevent and treat mental illness around the country.”

Find a list of participating escape rooms across Australia at: www.escapeweek.com.au

Or donate to their online campaign via EveryDayHero:
https://give.everydayhero.com/au/escape-week-australia-2017

Essa 🙂

KFC Virtual Training Escape Room: The Hard Way

Tell me, do you like games?

Until you learn how to make my chicken right, you will not be allowed to leave.

KFC have created a virtual reality escape room to teach new trainees.

The Hard Way is a five step process on how to cook fried chicken. To escape the kitchen, trainees will need to play the mini games and pass the final challenge.

The virtual experience is powered by Oculus Rift head sets and runs for ten minutes. Here’s a full walk through of the experience – warning: spoilers!

 
Best comments seen so far:
– From Youtube:
Five nights at KFC
I didn’t know Aperture Laboratories had a KFC

From Eator: You can’t escape the room until you learn how to fry chicken

Polish Escape Room Championships at WroEscape 2017


Wroclaw, a city in western Poland is the home of the country’s first escape room.

So it’s fitting the city plays host to a huge escape room event in October.

WroEscape2017 is a three day escape room conference for fans and owners to come together. Attendees will hear from industry speakers and have the chance to view exhibitor stalls on the day.

The biggest event the conference will have is the Polish Escape Room Championships. Teams of 2-4 players had to compete in an online qualification game.

The top teams are currently competing at the regional stage until the end of September. They must visit their region’s allocated escape room and qualify with a fast time to reach the finals.

At the finals, three special rooms will be built and played by the top ten teams from across Poland.

Which team will become the first Polish Escape Room champions?

Thanks to the Logic Escapes Me who told me about this championship back in June. ;D

 

Escape the Night: Season Two on Youtube

One night to escape.

Escape the Night is back for Season Two on Youtube. Last season, the evil house was contained but the evil found its way back to Joey.

Another ten Youtubers are transported to a new era (Victorian style) and to a new house of evil.

As the party starts, we’re introduced to Allison who warns people to leave. Her father Dorian is up to something.

The guests soon realise they have walked into a trap – a dinner for vampires. To save their friend Joey, they’ll have to destroy Dorian with three things – purified salt, a sun stone and a stake from Van Helsing.

This season looks to be even better – more explosions and the actors engage in amazing fight scenes. There are even animations on the video to help viewers see how puzzles are being solved.

The first episode is available for free on Youtube now, while the rest of season two is on Youtube Red.

Pokemon Escape Room starts in Japan this July

Become a legendary Pokemon trainer.

SCRAP has partnered with Nintendo to promote the new movie, Pokemon: I Choose You. A Pokemon themed escape game will follow Ash Ketchum and Pikachu from the beginning.

The pair’s journey will involve finding the legendary bird pokemon, Ho-Oh. (Check out Ho-Oh in the image above!).

Players will get to choose one of three Pokemon – Charizard, Squirtle or Bulbasaur – at the start. Depending on which Pokemon you choose, the order of the puzzles will change in the game.

There’s also two levels of difficulty to choose from. The Doctoral Course is for adults while the Trainer Course is more suited for kids to teenagers.

The escape game will test each player’s knowledge of Pokemon and visit eight cities in Japan. The cities include Tokyo, Osaka, Hokkaido, Miyagi, Kanagawa, Aichi, Okayama and Fukuoka.

The official site already warns players that waiting in the lobby can take up to fifty minutes. Once inside, players will get to enjoy the Pokemon escape game for two to three hours.

You gotta catch ’em all(!) before the Pokemon escape game ends in December 2017.

http://realdgame.jp/pokemon/main/

Thanks to Room Escape Artist for the tip!

Escape Room Movie directed by Will Wernick set to premiere in Seattle

Escape Room is set to premiere at the 43rd Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) this weekend.

Here’s the back story for the movie: To celebrate Tyler’s 30th birthday, his girlfriend Christen has booked an escape room to celebrate.

The six players walk into the room but the puzzles become deadly. Soon the players realise it’s not a game and they need to win.

Otherwise it’s game over.
 
 
The festival’s website describes the movie as “the latest underground party craze, escape rooms”.
 
And the same site shares this piece of dialogue from the movie – “Fuck this puzzle!” cries out one of the frustrated players in the face of certain death.
 
 
There’s two movie screenings in Seattle with tickets costing $14 USD per person.
Friday June 9th, 9:30pm – 805 E Pine Street, Seattle
Saturday June 10th, 9:30pm – 600 Pine Street, Seattle
 
Bonus: The director Will Wernick will be attending both screenings.

There’s also no movie trailer for this Escape Room movie online yet.
 
 

Escape Room
Director: Will Wernick
Tagline: Six friends test their intelligence in a game that takes a dark turn.