If you are unfamiliar with escape rooms, they are themed, live action games, where players have to solve a series of challenges to win. The challenges can be physical, mental, or a combination of both. The games often involve elements such as scavenger hunts, logic puzzles, and pattern recognition all wrapped in an immersive set. Generally, they last an hour and require communication, teamwork, and creative problem solving – some of our favorite skills in Maker-land!
Building an Escape Room is the Ultimate Maker Challenge
Opening a really good escape room these days requires a lot of behind-the-scenes technology. Which is one of the reasons Rabbit Hole was fortunate to be able to partner with Escape Realm for this venture. While there were many ideas to explore, actually bringing those ideas to reality was more challenging than you might think. Escape Realm, however, is a team of Makers extraordinaire! and they were able to listen to the ideas, expand on them, and then bring them to life in Rabbit Hole’s first room to open: The Mystical Temple – an Indian Jones-style game. The goal of the game is to recover lost treasure before the temple collapses on the players.