What are escape rooms?
Escape rooms, also known as; escape games, puzzle rooms, quest rooms and adventure rooms, are a live, real-life, interactive puzzle-solving group experience. You and your friends are “locked” in a room to find items only in the room, clues, use strategy and team work in order to successfully escape or finish the main objective before the time runs out. Escape rooms are set with various themes in certain locations from prison cells, bank heist to science laboratories.
There is no need to be very ‘smart’ or have any past experience, everyone can have fun in an escape room!
Here are things to expect when coming into an escape room:
Check out all our rooms, pick which one which you and friends likes the most and make a booking when you are all available! Pricing is located on the bottom of our homepage and our frequently asked questions. Good luck and have fun!
History of escape rooms
Escape rooms have evolved and combined from previous entertainment attractions similar to the idea such as haunted houses, mazes, scavenger hunts, live action role playing and interactive theaters.
They were originally inspired by ‘escape-the-room’ and ‘point and click’ style computer games such as ‘Behind Closed Doors’, ‘Crimson Room’,‘Myst’ and ‘Gone Home’ and in current popular escape room mobile apps such as ‘The Room’.
However, by far the most influential escape-the-room style game was Toshimitsu Takagi’s Crimson Room. Released in Japan in 2004, was a great success inspiring live escape rooms we have today. Currently, the world’s first real-life escape room is credited to Takao Kato who opened Real Escape Game (Riaru Dasshutsu Ge-mu) in Japan under the company SCRAP Entertainment Inc, in the year 2007, transforming the concept in video games to real-life for players to even be more immersed.
From this sparked a chain of events in 2012, escape rooms started expanding and becoming popularised around the world to regions such as Asia, North America and Europe. However, in Budapest, Hungary, is recognised to pioneer the escape room market and has influenced escape rooms around the world with their high quality escape rooms from initiative to experiment and evolve the immersion for their customers.
Escape rooms today
As of September 2017, there are over 8,000 escape room venues worldwide with Australia being one of the last major countries to adopt escape rooms, the first one launching in 2014.