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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

 

Fighting off zombies in Fight of the Living Dead: Experiment 88 – Youtube series

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DON’T. GET. BITTEN.

Fight of the Living Dead puts contestants into a zombie reality series, that’s part scripted and unscripted.

Over three days, the contestants are left in an abandoned hospital where they must survive the zombie horde spread out through the building. Contestants need to avoid being “bitten” by actors dressed as zombies and get through challenges that determine the overall winner.

In season one, there were six episodes and the whole series can be watched in an hour.

Now the series is back for season two, with ten new contestants, sixty cameras and two hundred zombies to avoid this time.

The team at Alpine Labs spent several months developing the plot of the series including fake character back stories, news clippings and evidence that the contestants discover as they progress through the hospital.

According to episode one the plot revolves around, CONOPs Industries which started in 1950 with the aim to create the perfect biological soldier. The result was the necrotic bioform – a species similar to a zombie. These bioforms could reanimate, follow commands, behave without emotions and can fall into different types of zombie classification: Type I, Type II and Type III which has a special super gene.

Kevin Abrams, from Alpine Labs also has this to say about escape rooms right now (from Mashable) – “Kids are looking for something that looks tangible,” Abrams said of the popularity of escape rooms. “With this experience, you can see how you can do under pressure, you can work with teams and friends. It reminds people of what they are capable of doing: testing their brain and physical acumen.”

Would you watch Fight of the Living Dead?

Catchup on Season One here
Catchup on Season Two, Episode One here
* The rest of Season Two requires a Youtube Red subscription, episode four released on August 31st.

Plus check out the behind-the-scenes videos of how they made Fight of the Living Dead: Season 2 as well!

// Other Escape Room News
– Check out Room Escape Artist’s recent review of the Chicago Room Escape Conference
– And if you’re heading to PAX in Seattle, Washington – USA this weekend – keep an eye out for The Escape Room Revolution: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Panel on September 3rd.

 

Essa 🙂

Pack your bags for that windy city – TransWorld organises Chicago’s Room Escape Conference this August

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Last month, during the annual Halloween & Attractions Show in the USA there was a section dedicated to escape rooms called Escape Room City.

TransWorld were the organisers of Escape Room City and are now organizing an upcoming event called Chicago’s Room Escape Conference. The three day conference is being held from August 12th – 14th at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Centre in Chicago.

Owners, vendors and enthusiasts are invited to this industry event focused on developing the escape room experience. The main drawcards of this event include the trade show floor and the numerous seminars on offer (further details to be announced).

The trade show floor will have vendors selling new and off the shelf technology to power new escape room ideas. Vendors from the USA and Canada will be showing off demos throughout the weekend with tickets to access the trade show floor costing $25 USD (early bird) or $30 USD (on the day).

Also on offer are tours of local escape rooms for conference attendees and multiple opportunities to network over drinks and breakfast.

Attendees will get to wander across a 60,000 square foot convention center, with the conference space for seminars opening from 9.30am/10am to 5pm throughout the conference. Additional tickets are still to be released for people who want to access the escape room seminars or those who want VIP tickets to the event.

TransWorld presents Chicago’s Room Escape Conference
Date: Friday 12th August – Sunday 14th August 2016
Time: Starts 10am – 5pm (Chicago, USA – UTC-5)
Address: Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Centre Hotel – 1551 N. Thoreau Drive Chaumburg, IL, Chicago, USA
Website: http://www.roomescapeshow.com/  | Twitter @RoomEscapeShow

/Shoutouts:
– Errol from the Canadian Caper team has written a behind-the-scenes post on how his team ran their recent pop-up event, A Night at the Wedding.
– Escape room podcast? Yes, it exists! The guys from ReallyFun and The Logic Escapes Me have recently created a podcast on escape rooms, called Escape From Reality.

Essa 🙂