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After you have decided on the game theme, have a scenario, it's time to think about one of the most important details of the escape room - design. Carefully developed design, its competent implementation, creates maximum immersion effect in the story, told by escape game, makes you believe in what is happening, get the most amount of impressions and emotions.
Regardless of whether you are going to build a escape room yourself or hire professional designer, following the points below is required:
Selected story - follow it.The game plot unfolds in the Victorian era? Design premises, furniture, interior items must comply with this style.
Riddles, clues to them, should be approached by theme and design.In game about the stone century cannot be tips on mobile phones, iron objects, structures. Even if you came up with a fantastic puzzle, but it doesn't fit here, shouldn't attempted to fit it into the escape room.
According scenario necessary to plan puzzles position.If riddles require complex installation, wall integration, work with electrical wiring, you need to create the most effective in time and cost checklist for building, installation of puzzles and designing an escape room.
All work with electricity, game automation, must be performed by qualified specialists. It can cost reputation, or even life.
Through the escape room will be a lot of players. Some players have great imagination, some are sloppy or clumsy. In order not engage in an endless restoration of design, repair of furniture, props, needs creation durable, vandal-resistant environment.
Do not skimp on building materials. Walls need's cover with varnish. Reinforce pieces of furniture. Hide wires, regularly lubricate fittings, locks. Order vandal-proof props. These simple actions will help keep the design fresh as long as possible.
Don't ignore lighting, music.A competent light installation can create an additional entourage, accentuate dignity and neutralize disadvantages. High-quality musical accompaniment will increase emotional response and immersion effect.
If you don't have any skills, independent work with escape room building and designing can be quite expensive because of many unaccounted for nuances, the needs rework something. Therefore, before proceeding with escape room build, answer to the main questions:
Do you have building and design experience, superior knowledge of most people? Maybe any friends with this experience?
- Do you want to make an escape room quickly? Cheap? Qualitatively?
Is there anything in scenario that requires special knowledge for its creation? If you make this on your own, how much time needs? How much will cost spent time?
I have been engaged escape room build and design for more than 3 years. Therefore, from experience I can say that without special skills, on my own to build a quality escape game that will really bring income without spending at least a lot of time, is a difficult task.
If you need help in escape room creation, contact me by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or via my website. All necessary actions for escape game creation - scenario, puzzles, electronics, props, design, - I perform independently at the highest quality level, taking into account your budget, capabilities and needs.
With respect, Vladimir Kalugin.