An EXCLUSIVE Look at the State of the Escape Room Industry Survey Results!
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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."
🧾 In Other News
- This month, Escape Room Videos will be starting an exciting new escape room news series on their Youtube channel. If that sounds interesting, be sure to subscribe!
- New York City's "Beat the Bomb" has secured funding to expand nationally to Atlanta, Washington DC and beyond.
- The Bureau Orlando is running an escape room summer camp with hands on STEM-projects this month.
- ERA Mag, an Australian escape room monthly magazine, has launched their June newsletter. Well worth a look for all the latest escape room news in Australia!
- The entire 38th floor of the skyscraper 'the cheese grater' in London, UK is set to be turned into an escape room. Read more.
- CBR interviews the creators of The Escape Game on how they make every guest a hero.
- Whilst filming the new Doctor Who, Neil Patrick Harris has been spotted at several escape rooms around the UK, including in Edinburgh.
- Ten Secrets of Interactive Event Design, a PDF by Jesse McGatha has been made publicly available.
- The anatomy of social dynamics in escape rooms is a new scientific report available to read, looking at the social interactions between 40 teams in 2 escape rooms.
- And another scientific study, "Escape box and puzzle design as educational methods for engagement and satisfaction of medical student learners in emergency medicine: survey study" is also now available.
- Megan Thee Stallion talks escape rooms and her latest album in an interview with Rolling Stone.
- Trapped Puzzle Rooms, creators of the Furlock Holmes series have launched a Kickstarter for their new boxed experience, Ruff Bluff.
- The at-home escape room experience creators Mysterious Package Company and Curious Correspondence Club are collaborating on this new Kickstarter too.
- Room Escape Artist are planning their 2022 industry report and have an open call for directory updates. Read more here.
- ESCAPETHEROOMERs is back with a new season of 'Behind the Mastermind' live on Youtube every Friday at 4pm EDT.
- Mobile escape room in the dark raises awareness of visually impaired around Belgium.
- P&O Cruises has released footage of it's 2 escape rooms on the Arvia.
- Signups for the Galactic Puzzle Hunt 2022 are now open.
🔑 Recent Doors Unlocked
- Boerne Escape Rooms have opened in Boerne, TX.
- Breakout have opened the official Hasbro CLUE escape room game in Atlanta, GA.
- Breakout Escape Rooms have opened a new room, Grampy Vampy in Cambridge, MA.
- Chehalis Centralia Railroad is opening a new escape room-type event on their railway in Sylvenus St Chehalis, WA.
- Deadlock Escape Rooms have opened a new room, Hijacked, in St Charles, MO.
- Escapology Orlando has teased an official Star Trek: Discovery escape room coming soon in Orlando, FL.
- Lock & Clue has opened a new room, Agent ZEN, in Pawtucket, RI.
- Lost Games has opened a new room, The Floor is Lava, in Las Vegas, NV.
- Mystery Escape Room has opened a new room, Afraid of the Dark, in Salt Lake City, UT.
- Novel Mysteries has opened with one room, based on a novel in Tulsa, OK.
- Olde City Escape Games has opened a new room in Philadelphia, PA.
- Red Fox Escapes has opened a new room, The Body Shop, in Cambridge, MA.
- Scenario Escape Rooms has opened a new room, Dr. Hader Loses in Brea, CA.
- The Bureau Orlando is running an educational escape room summer camp with hands on STEM-projects this month.
- Unlock Madison have opened in Madison, SD.
- 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.
- Co-Decode has opened a new room, C.R.E.W. in Swindon.
- Cryptic Escape has opened a new room, The Maniac, in Norwich.
- Dark Master has opened a new room, Shamley's Toy Makers in Crowborough.
- Dreadlock has opened a new room, Detention, in Bodmin.
- Elusion Rooms has opened a new room, Potions and Peril, in Southampton.
- Escape Live have opened a new room, The Magpie Mystery, in Southend.
- Escape Reality Preston have opened a new room, Pirates, in Preston.
- Escape Stirling have opened a new room, The Cabin, in Stirling.
- Escapism Plymouth has opened it's fourth room in Plymouth.
- Great Escape Rooms have opened a new branch in Helston.
- Hackers have opened 2 new rooms, Tower of Sorcery and Deep Dark Thunder, in Billericay.
- Houdini's have opened a new room, Haunted Hotel, in Thurrock.
- Hourglass Games has opened with 1 game, Escape the Pirate Ship, in Stratford-Upon-Avon.
- Key Escape Rooms has opened a site with 1 game, The Missing Gem, in Rugeley.
- Lucardo have opened a new room, Space Evader, in Manchester.
- Mazer Zone has opened with 2 rooms in London.
- Room Escape Southend have opened a new room, The Temple, in Southend.
- Salisbury Escape Rooms has opened a new site with a new room, Escape From Space, in Salisbury.
- Sutton Hoo has announced an escape room, Riddle Quest, in Woodbridge.
- The Panic Room has opened a new room, Sherlock Holmes, in Harlow.
- The Puzzle Room has opened a new room, Prison Break, in Cannock.
- 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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