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.
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!
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. 🙂