Kickstarter is a website used by people who have an idea in mind yet they don’t have the funds to propel the dream into reality just yet. At first one would think it would be a great place for people to gain funds to help them establish a room escape facility or develop a different version of a room escape game that could be played out in the real world. However I have found three recent Kickstarters, one has failed to reach their target and the other two Kickstarters don’t seem to be anywhere near their funding goal yet. In addition, this topic reminds me of the recently closed Lock and Lol who initially had a Kickstarter but didn’t reach the funding goal they set either.
The first Kickstarter that hasn’t reached the funding target set for them yet is Educational Real Life Escape Room – a collapsible and movable escape room that would be transported around the Netherlands to help students learn about different cultures. The other Kickstarter belongs to TeamEscape Oslo, a team trying to develop Norway’s first room escape place.
I was curious so I decided to do a sample google search to find out about other successful or unsuccessful Kickstarters related to real life room escapes. Here are some of the statistics I gathered below:
– Sherlocked – Mystery Game Room – €6,052/€4,000 funded on Jun 21st 2014 – Kickstarter Link
– Escape Hunt Amsterdam – €2,875/€2,500 funded on Sep 19th 2014 – Kickstarter Link
– It’s A Trap! A Room Escape Adventure – $8,730/$8,000 funded on Sep 22rd 2014 – Kickstarter Link
– Build Riddle Room 2: The Starship – $20,071/$20,000 funded on Oct 16th 2014 – Kickstarter Link
– Labyrinth: A Real Life Escape – $318/$10,000 unsuccessful on Dec 4th 2013 – Kickstarter Link
– Room – Ultimate ‘REAL-LIFE’ Escape – $937/$150,000 unsuccessful on Aug 8th 2014 – Kickstarter Link
– The Invisible Room: Live Escape – £314/£8,918 unsuccessful on Aug 17th 2014 – Kickstarter Link
– A/Maze: Montreal Escape Game – $921/$10,000 unsuccessful on Nov 1st 2014 – Kickstarter Link
There seems to be a mixed success of successful and unsuccessful Kickstarters at the moment but I think the other two Kickstarters mentioned earlier – Educational Real Life Escape Room and TeamEscape Oslo won’t meet their funding goals in time unfortunately.
Has anyone seen other successful or unsuccessful Kickstarters for a room escape place? Any thoughts or comments are welcomed! 🙂
PS. One other thing – Mystery Room Escape and HiddenMaze are hosting Escape Game @ Plaza Pelangi in Malaysia this week on November 8th with 300, 000 square feet of space to play in.
+ Essa recommends visiting the Intervirals forums! 🙂
Room Escape Reviews
This week’s reviews of room escape outlets from around the world.
Pomona, California: Review of Real Escape Game SF – The Crazy Last Will of Dr. Mad –
London, England: Review of Escape Rooms in London –
Manchester, England: Review of Breakout Manchester –
Quebec, Canada: Some information regarding A\maze: Montreal Escape Game –
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