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Escape Industry News
Welcome Escapists, to the 12th issue of Escape Industry News!

That's right, we've officially been live for one whole year!

I do believe es-cake is in order...

And what a fun 12 month's it's been! We've seen 418 site and room openings and we've shared over 200 escape room news stories. But most importantly, we couldn't have done it without you. So a big thank you (yes, you!) so much for sticking with us on this journey and showing your support.

Onwards and upwards. The first stop - July! From video game launches, to a look at Universal Orlando's new IP rooms, there's exciting things in store.

This month also sees the results of SEO ORB's State of the Escape Industry Survey. Readers of Escape Industry News can see an EXCLUSIVE early preview. Make sure you scroll down to check that out 👇

As usual, this month's issue of Escape Industry News is packed with new escape room openings and the top stories trending. But we're a small team and we can't keep up with them all without out wonderful community. So, we've missed anything, please do let us know by replying to this email.

Until August, Puzzle People!

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An EXCLUSIVE Look at the State of the Escape Room Industry Survey Results!

SEO-ORB run an annual State of the Escape Room Industry survey. The 2022 results will be live this July, but Escape Industry News readers can view them early by heading to the link below and using the password "buzzshot". 



New Jurassic World & Back to the Future escape rooms are the first ever at Universal Studios

Universal Orlando Resort has announced that it will open its first-ever escape room. Universal's Great Movie Escape will be located at Universal CityWalk outside the gates of Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure. As with everything at the parks, there's a cinematic theme. The attraction houses two escape rooms, one inspired by Jurassic World and another inspired by Back to the Future.



Save Notre-Dame on Fire, the newest Ubisoft VR escape Room Invites Players to Rescue Relics

Ubisoft, in partnership with Jean-Jacques Annaud and production company Pathé Films, developed Save Notre-Dame on Fire, a multiplayer VR escape-room experience that casts players as firefighters, and challenges them to rescue holy relics and extinguish the flames before time runs out.



Escape Academy, a new escape room video game with some impressive early reviews is set to launch this month


"Escape Academy by Coin Crew Games is a narrative puzzle game formatted to look and feel like real-life escape rooms. You play as an escape room enthusiast invited to a secretive academy where students can train to become the best Escapist. The people at Coin Crew games actually worked on real in-person escape rooms and, during a bout of pandemic-induced cabin fever, went looking for games that recreated that experience."



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August 21 - 22nd
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ER Champ Eliminations

November 11th
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🔑 Recent Doors Unlocked 

  • Daydream Adventures have opened a new room, Ice Caves, in Toronto, ON.
  • Secret City have opened a new room, Where Dark Things Dwell at Black Creek Pioneer Village in Toronto, ON.
  • Eclipse Escape has opened a new room, Magic Moonstone, in Surfers Paradise, QLD.
  • Escape Squad will be opening a new site with 3 rooms in Mandurah, Western Australia.
  • Missing Klues have opened a new room, Pirate Room, in Orange, NSW.
  • Red Lock have opened a new site with 4 rooms in Brisbane, QLD.
  • Padlock'd have announced a new room opening soon, The Freak Show, in Surfers Paradise, QLD.

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