Escape room puzzles and props

The minimum set of information needed for those who want to open an escape room.

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What is an escape room? This is an interactive game that has become very popular in recent years. Players are locked in room, then following the story, they have to get out of there, or perform a certain task, solving puzzles.


Exactly interesting puzzles that help to fully reveal the story, makes game truly stunning and profitable from a financial point of view.


You can create some puzzles by yourself. Their implementation does not require specific knowledge or equipment. Below are some ideas that can be made inexpensively:


  • Encryption of messages, codes, hints;

  • Invisible ink on paper. The message will become visible when heated;

  • The inscriptions are UV marker. Impressive idea for game, but needs to buy UV l

  • Hints-pictures, pictograms;

  • Using mirror reflection. Very simple, puzzle idea for escape room;

  • Physical dexterity. For example, to get the desired object from above, using a pole, stick.


Such puzzles are simple and inexpensive. Riddles must be made not very easy and not too complicated. Then people spend some time on the decision, and, having solved, will feel  success.


But for a commercial escape room this isn't enough. People come play to forget about everyday problems, immerse themselves in another reality, and get sensations that are not available to them in real life. The best source of impressions in escape room, except thematic props and design, is electronics. Electronics will help realize original solutions, create great puzzles. In addition, electronics removes some potential problems:


  • Escape room automation can stop the game or will allow interfere in case of force majeure;

  • The installation of special equipment will allow you communicate with players, if necessary, adjusting their actions;

  • In case of puzzles failure, administrator can it manually turn on.


Electronic props is an integral part in any escape game. Nevertheless, important not overload an escape room with technically complex mechanisms - maintenance

of these riddles can be quite expensive. Balance is important. In order to give visitors the most vivid impressions, it is best to have 50% of non-technical riddles, 30% of electronic puzzles, 20% of special effects and unexpected events reasonably distributed throughout whole action.


You needs ideas, puzzles, props and electronics for escape room? You have come to the right address. I'll come up with riddles, how to make them, create vandal-resistant props, electronics. Just write me on email me@superengineer.ru or contact me via website in any convenient way!


With respect, 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.


Soundtrack for the escape room

Background audio accompaniment.
Sounds of environment and special effects.
Professional processing by the sound engineer. Audio legend of the escape room by the voice of a professional announcer.
Average price: $ 500
The creation time is 3-7 days.

Download the archive with examples of sound files for the escape room...

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.