I first found out about real life room escape games in February 2014 after seeing an advertisement inside a Singapore train. I did some research and developed a growing interest in the area, which led me to start this blog in order to write about anything related to the topic of room escapes located anywhere in the world.
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.
I will be writing more about the topic of real life room escape games, listening out for related escape room news and writing about other topics such as my interest in alternate reality games (ARGs) and viral advertising stunts.
Essa, Australia 🙂