I discovered what an escape room was in February 2014 after seeing an ad on a Singapore train.
It sounded like a real life adventure.
But I didn’t get a chance to try an escape room until December 2015 when I finally convinced some friends to try one out.
I fell in love with escape rooms and most weeks I write about the escape room industry here on my blog Intervirals.
Sometimes I also write about alternate reality games (ARGs) or viral advertising stunts.
– Essa, Australia 🙂
What are real life room escape games you say?
It’s usually played in a room where you need to find clues and solve puzzles in order to find the final key that will let you unlock the door of the room. There’s a catch though – you only have 60 minutes to solve all of the puzzles in the room and it involves a group of other participants on your team who are locked in the room with you.
There’s also usually a theme associated with a real life room escape game. In the past year, there’s been a lot of zombies, werewolves, titans (or giants), haunted ships, lost gardens, a escape igloo, the island conspiracy, crime investigations and even escaping from a normal looking room (… which turns out to be a room that isn’t really normal in the first place).
Want to see how room escape is played out in real life?
Here’s a Youtube video by SCRAP Entertainment which started the first room escape game in Japan.