Escape rooms have taken the world by storm, and it’s not hard to see why, like who would not want to escape from the mundane routine and live his wildest imagination?
Escape rooms are interesting and exciting when you play them with family and at corporate events, but there are most fun when you play them with your friends.
You would be gigging and laughing all the time, one person would be leading the group, there would be one stubborn friend who won’t budge at all, and all friends would be dragging him to the finishing line, the two alphas of the group would get in multiple petty fights but will become friends again as soon as they solve a hint; It would be super chaotic and messy, but you would love that, and it would become one of the most amazing days of your life.
Sounds exciting right? Well, we can never explain in words how exciting and engaging escape games are in reality. If you play them once, you will be coming back again and again for more!
Escape games keep the adrenaline rush and dopamine level at an all-time high and test decision-making and problem-solving abilities in the most exciting and engaging ways, so whether you and your friends are puzzle enthusiasts, dopamine lovers, or adrenaline junkies, escape games are perfect for you.
People who have played escape games and people who are new to them have some common questions regarding the history, popularity, and design of escape games. In this blog, we’ll share with you five fun facts about escape rooms that will blow your mind and will impress your friends at your next escape room event.
Facts about escape games
1 . Origin
All escape game lovers have some common questions regarding escape games, from who thought about them to who invented the first-ever escape game. Well, today, you will be getting answers to all these questions.
Escape games first came in a digital format in the form of a video game in 2004 with the name Crimson Rush.
In this video game, the player gets trapped in a crimson-colored room, and they have to get out of it after solving the hints and puzzles.
Toshimitsu Takagi was the guy who thought of converting a panicky situation into an exciting and thrilling video game, and needless to say, People loved it, and even after so many years, so many similar games are available on App Stores with different themes, but the same format.
Crimson Rush was an instant hit, and then, after seeing the soaring popularity of digital escape games, someone decided to create a physical version of it.
In 2007, The first-ever escape room with the name Takao Kato was built by a company called Scrap was opened in Japan, and since then, there has been no going back.
2. Escape room craze in Asia
The popularity of the first-ever physical game spread like wildfire in Asia, and more escape rooms started opening in Asia. Today, Asia is home to some of the most impressive and challenging escape rooms in the world.
Soon the craze of escape rooms started affecting other countries like USA, UK, Canada, Netherlands, etc.
In 2019, there were more than 50,000 escape rooms all across the world, and this number is only increasing with every passing day.
3. Skillful Designers
Designing an escape room is not a joke, and escape room designers have to be extremely creative, intelligent, and detail-oriented. They have to hide many puzzles and hidden hints in one room and create an extremely realistic environment to induce a sense of fear, anxiety, and panic in players.
Every aspect of the room is meticulously planned, from the puzzles to the decor, to create a truly immersive experience. Designers have to create many props and decor items that have no purpose in the game, but they are added to make the game setting as realistic as possible.
4. Would you rather play a 5-minute long escape game or a 3-hour-long escape game?
Now this question would have caught you by surprise, but the fact behind this question is even more surprising. Most escape games are 1 hour long, and we are so used to this duration that we think that it’s standard, and in some places, it is standard, but you would be surprised to know that the escape game center took escape games to the next level and one of them created a 5-minute long escape game called The Chamber which has the title of world’s shortest escape game while the other one created a 3-hour long escape game called the Paradox Project which holds the title of being the world’s longest escape game.
5. You may leave the escape game, but the escape game stays with you for a long time.
Most people think that once they successfully escape the escape game or the timer runs off, they are done with the escape game, but little do they know how unforgettable an escape room experience can be.
People who have played an escape game at least once in their life would know how the image and thoughts of the escape game live with you even after you leave the escape room center and go home.
People keep thinking about how they escaped, what went wrong, how panicky they felt when the timer ran off, etc. They keep talking about the escape room for days, and as soon as the images start to blur out from their mind, they go for another game.
Escape games are extremely fun and engaging, especially when you play them with your friends, the fun and excitement level skyrockets when you are with the people you love.
Escape games give players a unique experience with their wide range of puzzles, hints, and challenges and take them on a challenging and rewarding ride.
The facts we have discussed above are our attempt to show you the hidden escape games and to give you a glimpse of their glorious past.