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:


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

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

Creepy "Mad Vet" escape room.

 Nice, France

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

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.

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.

Escape room: “There is someone In this house…” construction story — from an empty room to the first game.

The story of creation the creepy performance escape room about an abandoned house.

How to make a fearful and interesting horror ...

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.

How the Mossad escape room was built. Ashdod, Izrael

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

Portable escape game- "Hackers Attack"

Montreal, Canada

The story of the creation of a portable game that fits in several boxes. It is created for carrying out games at office or at the customer's house.

Portfolio

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


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

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

Creepy "Mad Vet" escape room.

 Nice, France

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

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.

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.

Escape room: “There is someone In this house…” construction story — from an empty room to the first game.

The story of creation the creepy performance escape room about an abandoned house.

How to make a fearful and interesting horror ...

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.

How the Mossad escape room was built. Ashdod, Izrael

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

Escape room creation services

Experience in the escape games industry since 2014.

Scenario for an escape room

The scenario, which describes the puzzles and the plot, is the main document for the escape room construction.
If you intend to make the escape room by yourself, you need this document. For many years I have been writing scenarios for a escape game of various formats:

- Classic escape rooms

- Outdoor escape games

- Mobile escape rooms

- Portable escape rooms

- Tourist escape games

- Gamification of excursions and museums

- Escape room for advertising a main business

Portative escape room

Portable quest games that fit in multiple boxes. Easily fit in the back seat of a car. Props and riddles are made using unique gameplay models so that the impressions of the players are as positive as possible.


The quest contains more props and is a complete replacement for the classic quest room in the new version.

Escape room construction services

Construction of escape rooms anywhere in the world. You get a unique product created by all the rules of game design. The construction process is as open and understandable as possible. Creating an escape room for any task and any format including the most non-standard solutions:


- Escape games with actors

- Real-life escape rooms

- Escape games in a bus or container

- Portable escape rooms

- Outdoor escape games

Making props for an escape rooms

Production of photorealistic body parts and corpses entirely in full size silicone. Human-made corpses for an escape room, arms, legs, fingers, organs.

If you make a horror game, silicone premium props will be a great decoration for your escape room.


- Whole body

- Legs, feet

- Hands, wrists, fingers

- Heads, eyes and organs

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