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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:

Essa 🙂

Fright Month 2015 begins: An Australian Escape Room Panel at PAX Australia this year

Welcome, welcome all to Fright Month 2015 – where throughout October I’ll be writing about all the spooky and exciting escape room events going on.

This was going to be a completely different blog post until an email arrived in the Intervirals inbox this week. Last month, there was Europe’s first escape room conference and in late October there will be a Canadian “unconference” too. Now Australia is joining the escape room conversation.

PAX Australia, a game convention in Melbourne this year will play host to a very exciting panel on escape rooms called, Escape Rooms: The Secret Behind “Live Escape Games”. The panel takes place on October 31st, from 9.30pm inside the Galah Theatre for those visiting PAX. Furthermore on the panel there’s going to be representatives from numerous Australian escape room operators – Escape Room Melbourne, Rush Escape, Cubescape, Riddle Room and Enigma Room.

Want to help shape the conversation that will take place on the panel? Do you have a topic or question that you would like the panel to discuss? Tweet @theenigmaroom or send an email to Matt – matt@engimaroom.com.au for a chat about escape rooms.

Update: The Live Action Gaming panel actually ran last year but the Escape Room panel is definitely going ahead on Halloween this year.

As much as I would love to be attending the escape room panel in the audience, I’ll be going on holidays to visit a place I’ve wanted to visit for a very, very long time – Disneyland.

Essa 🙂

PAX Australia 2015
Date: October 30th – November 1st
Price: $60 AUD for a day ticket
Location: Melbourne Convention Centre, Australia
Website: http://www.paxaustralia.com.au/

Ancient Egypt gets a technology upgrade along with the first escape rooms in Canberra and Adelaide in Australia

news 29th june 15

Perth, Australia
This past weekend, Realmz Escape Game brought along their Ancient Egyptian modular escape room along to Supernova – a pop culture event in Australia. The traditional lock and key mechanism often found in escape rooms? Nowhere to be found here and that’s really, really exciting. Instead they used computer controlled locks along with automatic doors to separate each puzzle room.

“We have combined the escape game experience with a mini theme park atmosphere” – Glenn, Realmz Escape Game

Pairs of people were given the opportunity to enter the escape game and only given three and a half minutes (or 210 seconds) to solve each puzzle in a room. While participants only get a short amount of time, they walk away with a understanding of what an escape room can contain.

Thanks to Glenn for the information and we’ll be keeping an eye out for when they establish a physical escape room facility in the future.

Canberra, Australia
The first escape room that’s attempting to open in Canberra – Riddle Room – are currently running a Kickstarter campaign to raise $30,000 to start the first escape room in the nation’s capital. There’s only four days to go with only around $5,500 raised at the moment. Regardless of the outcome of their Kickstarter, hopefully they’ll continuing following on with their idea to launch an escape room. Best of luck guys!

Adelaide, Australia
While Escape Hunt has already mentioned they are looking towards setting up a room escape in Adelaide for some time, AdventureRooms has already swooped in. They’ve set up AdventureRooms Adelaide and brought along the well-known franchise to Australia for the first time. It’s a smart move, as there are no operating competitors, that are known of and helps them to establish a base for future expansion in Australia.

Final note, going to lock down the Intervirals forums tomorrow, it will still be viewable but no posting can occur and I’ll be re-directing visitors to the Escape Enthusiasts group (Facebook/Google). Thanks if you joined, posted or lurked the forums at one stage. 🙂

Essa 😀