Escape rooms have become a global favorite for adventure enthusiasts as it creates a realistic simulation of action and suspense. The first escape room was built in 2007 in Japan by a company called SCRAP. Now there are over 10,000 functioning escape rooms all over the world. In all these years, escape rooms have evolved immensely with the help of modern technology. With new innovations and gadgets, the escape industry has been able to make the experiences more immersive and enhanced.
Let’s take a look at some of the ways in which technology elevates an escape room:
Every business depends on its customers, and it’s important to have some form of communication with them. Online platforms help the company to assess and interact with its audience. Whereas the website of escape rooms allows the people to gather information such as location, themes, availability, etc. They can also read reviews from previous customers, which builds trust and anticipation in new customers. The availability of online booking makes the process convenient for the customers.
People can now play an escape room from anywhere, all thanks to technology. In virtual escape rooms, players get to team up with anyone regardless of the distance. Virtual escape rooms provide equal excitement, much like regular escape rooms to the customers. They’re playing through an online platform like Zoom. Your avatar will be locked in a room, and you’ll have to find the clues within the stipulated time.
Added effects and gadgets
There’re so many props used in an escape room to amplify the room. Smokey effect, vibrating floors, and secret doors are a few of them. Cameras are added in the room to monitor the player’s safety and process. Laser tripwires can create a scene that’s straight out of an action movie. Many escape rooms also have a number of combination locks or electromagnetic locks instead of a padlock. There are motion sensor objects like lights or doors that can spook the players.
Sound and Lighting
The ambiance of an escape room can be highly intensified with sound and lighting. Little to no lighting makes the room feel haunted. Lights are also used to highlight clues or mimic activities like lightning. Sounds are just as important when it comes to stepping up the experience. Without sounds, even a horror movie doesn’t seem much scary. Sounds can be used to create jump scares, add mystery, and make the adventure more magical. One of the latest technology coming up in escape rooms are the ‘4D sound effect’ where the audio surrounds the players from all directions.
Technology has helped the escape room industry to grow beyond imagination. Recently, outdoor escape games have become all the rage, which integrates VR and geolocation technology. It enables participants to play on a wider scale, interacting with reality as well as virtual reality. Technology aids with creating an escape room that feels surreal. This constant development makes the escape room industry a timeless source of entertainment.