Escape cubes - new word in escape games industry


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If you have ever been interested in how to open an escape room, then you know that behind the process of its creation there is a considerable layer of work. It is necessary to choose a premises, preferably inexpensive at a rental cost, with good transport accessibility. Focusing on the premises, you need to write or buy a scenario for the escape game. Then repairs with a large list of what needs to be done ... And although the quality game really pays for itself quickly, a large amount of monotonous organizational work can confuse anyone.


But just imagine that the escape room could be bought as a constructor and installed almost anywhere. Sounds like something fantastic. But this is real if you are going to open an escape cube.


Escape cube is an unique format. The cube owner does not need to create a game for months, as it usually happens with traditional escape rooms. The cube can be disassembled and assembled in a few hours. In addition, this questroom format relieves the owner from having to do a lot of expensive repairs, work with electrical wiring, be consistent with firefighters, a sanitary and epidemiological station.




Among other benefits:


Escape cube can be placed almost anywhere.

A great place for this kind of entertainment: large shopping centers, fairs, exhibitions, events, large tourist hotels;


The lack of binding your escape room to a specific place.

If the local audience has exhausted itself, the owner of the cube can always collect the cube and move it to another location where people are not familiar with the scenario and puzzles, without great expense;


The cube advertises itself.

Having a colorful outer design, such games inevitably attract the attention of people - they are interested in trying new things;


Solving problems with the influx of new customers.

A large number of people themselves come to the “habitat” of a cube, which potentially expands the reach of the audience and increases the number of potential customers.


But the escape cubes has a number of drawbacks and risks that must also be borne in mind if you are going to open something like this.


Small playing area = a small number of players

Capacity standard escape cube - 4-5 players. Such games are not suitable for large companies or large families.


Cube assembly/disassembly costs and transportation services

These are necessary expense items to facilitate the influx of new customers. These costs are not too large, but they are there and they need to be considered if you plan to open an escape cube.


Increased risk of damage to game parts.

Assembly, disassembly, transportation of the cube - all these manipulations increase the risk of damage to the scenery, puzzles and electronics.


In addition, escape cubes require a special approach to writing the scenario.

The fact is that the game will take place in one small room of a small size (usually about 10m² or 100-110 ft²). For people who have no experience in writing scenarios for escape games in reality, creating a story with puzzles for an escape cube can cause a stupor. Which is understandable, because in order for the cube to pay off, you need to create a fascinating story that holds the interest of the players, in just one room. This is more complicated than in the case of traditional stationary questrooms. Why?


In the stationary escape room, the players' interest is supported not only by the plot and puzzles, but also by changing entourage, scenery, switching between different, often diametrically opposite, rooms. In addition, the screenwriter, inventing the scenarios for the traditional escape games, is not so limited in creating puzzles - puzzles and tasks can be of any size, complexity, of course, within reasonable limits.


In escape cube, players spend all their playing time in the same room. This creates high quality requirements for the scenario. After all, you want to create an exciting game in a small room, come up with a variety of puzzles that would not take up much space, do not require any special installation, had high strength and reliability. Worked out in detail, a thoughtful scenario is not just an important detail. The scenario is the basis on which the viability and commercial success of the project will depend. That is why it is important to treat him with all responsibility.


Nevertheless, I cannot not say that escape cubes at the moment is one of the promising, new directions in the market, which can bring good money. Having a good game scenario and paying due attention to detail, you can easily create a high-quality, profitable game.


Also, I am always open to cooperation. If at any stage you are not confident in your abilities, whether it be the scenario or creation of a game itself, I will always be happy to help you. Just email me at me@superengineer.ru, or contact me in any way you like. For you, I can write a thoughtful scenario for escape cube (and not only), and create a cube from scratch. Of course, given all your comments, suggestions and financial capabilities. :)


Sincerely, Vladimir Kalugin.


Portfolio

Click on the picture and go to the page with a detailed story about the escape room creation:


Creation of "Edison - The Machine of Spirits" escape room.

Ashdod, Israel

An epic story with photos about how the real escape game is built.
With the sending of scenery and electronics from the RF.

Creepy "Mad Vet" escape room.

 Nice, France


A story from which you will learn how to save on decorations 10 000 euros. 

And how to build the most atmospheric escape room in Nice.

Mystic escape game
"Room 1408".
Nice, France

An exciting story from the escape room construction about the hotel in which strange things happen. 


Photo report about escape room for children.

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Photo from the process of building a children's escape room "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."
WITHOUT sending decorations and electronics from the RF.

https://medium.com/@verybigflyfrog/creation-of-the-matrix-escape-room-germany-dusseldorf-10f578a0a390

Creation of the "Matrix" escape room. Dusseldorf, Germany



The biggest escape room that I built. Read the construction report at the link below.



How the Mossad escape room was built. Ashdod, Izrael



Detailed photoreport about creation process of the escape room "Mossad - Shadow Wars" in Israel.


The story of the creation of the escape room “Apocalypse”. Alicante, Spain.


The story about creation of a high-tech escape game "Apocalypse"



I provide the following services

All the work is done personally: a script writer, an engineer, a decorator in one person.
You do not need to search for different performers and coordinate their work.
You ask the result from one person.

Making props for the escape room


Making photorealistic parts of bodies and corpses in full size if you are doing a terrible escape game.


Go to the propshop...

Script for the escape room

The script, which describes the puzzles and the plot, is the main document for the escape room construction.

With the help of a well-written script, you will build a successful and popular escape room that will receive good feedback from players and profits.


Thank you for visiting my site

Ordering a script or building a escape room from me you get:
Builder with 3 years of experience building a escape games;
Engineer with an experience of working with electronics for more than 8 years;
Designer and decorator who will perform the creation of all the necessary objects of entourage for your escape room;
The scriptwriter who writes not only an interesting script with unusual puzzles, but also thinks how to save you money.


Sincerely, Vladimir Kalugin

Escape rooms creation services in the USA, Canada, Asia, Australia, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, England, India, Sweden, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Portugal.
Script + making scenery + automation.