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Escape Industry News
Greetings, Escape Industry News subscribers 👋

We're marching on ahead into another exciting month, and that month is... You guessed it.

In this March's issue, we have some exciting new dates for your diary, some recent job board entries, a fun puzzle-design event (one we hope will appeal to all your puzzle design folks out there)- oh, and don't forget to check out our own puzzle at the end!

Whilst February may be a quieter month in general, we're soon to be busy bunnies preparing for that Easter break which inevitably brings with it a influx of new escape room players. Are you running any escape room events this spring? Let us know by replying to this email!

Until next time,

Editor of Escape Industry News

🧩 Trending Now


Morty has released their long-awaited browser version

Morty is one of the most popular escape room social media and tracking apps, but until now it's only been available on iOS. According to a recent newsletter, in the web version players may: 

  • Sign In
  • Search the database
  • Wishlist / Book escape rooms
  • Mark games as played
  • Be tagged by other players


Enigmarch, A Daily Puzzle Challenge in March is in Full Swing!

This year, Enigmarch returns with a number of new features - a Discord channel, and a series of video interviews leading up to the event. From the website: "EnigMarch is a daily puzzle creation challenge. Every day in March, @EnigMarchHQ will share a prompt that can be used as inspiration to create any kind of puzzle you like, from cryptograms to mazes to chess problems to those fruit-counting ones you see on Facebook. All skill levels are welcome, from expert puzzlesmiths to absolute beginners—you don’t have to create a masterpiece, just something that’s convincingly a puzzle."



🧾 In Other News


📆 Upcoming Dates for your Diary

March 1st - 31st
Online Event

April 1st - 30th
Fool's Errand
Online Event

April 23rd
Escape Room Awards Gala
Barcelona, Spain

April 24th - May 1st
Steam Puzzle Fest
Online Event

May 1st
Cryptex Hunt
Online Event

June 2 - 4th
The Next Stage Summit 2023
Los Angeles, USA

August 19th - 20th
RECON Remote 23
Online Event


🔑 Recent Doors Unlocked 

  • Imaginarium has announced that Space Station 19 will soon be opening indoors, in Toronto, ON.
  • Retro Oasis has opened a new room, Agatha's Abysmal Abode, in Okotoks, AB.

  • Escape Hunt has opened a new room, Curse of the Pharaoh, in Fremantle, Australia.
  • Escape This has opened a new room, The President's Briefcase, in Perth, Australia.
  • Labyrinthine Escape Room has opened a new room, Zen, in Parramatta, NSW, Australia.

📩 Have we missed an opening near you? Reply to this email and let us know!

A shout out to the resources & individuals who are a huge help when compiling this list each month:
Escape the Review (UK) Morty App (Global), Matt Lui (CA), Escape the Roomers, (USA)

    🔊 Listen

    Last month in Podcasts & Radio

    Cager Express: Escape Break
    "Escape Break featuring Beth Divel and Tatiyana Abarro: Southern California's premier escape room podcast show. We recap fun rooms, interviews and bizarre topics!"
    Escape This Podcast
    "A show that’s a mix of escape room puzzles and tabletop role-playing."
    Puzzling Company
    "On this podcast, Zach and Jared every week cover a new at home puzzle / escape room style game and discuss all things about it!​"
    The Infinite Escape Room
    "The puzzling podcast where a gaggle of geographically diverse chums come together, have a drink - and work together to solve a home made escape room of the ears.​"
    These podcasts aren't necessarily about escape rooms, but have recently released episodes on the topic.
    • Future of Storytelling - How to Design an Escape Room
      • Escape rooms give audiences the opportunity to use their minds and bodies in an exciting, participatory experience. Victor van Doorn and his company Sherlocked are taking that offering to the next level by integrating deep storytelling into their rooms for an altogether more immersive experience. Hear Victor talk about how to design with an eye towards narrative and flow on today’s episode of the FoST podcast.

    These podcasts may not have released new episodes this month, but are well worth checking out:
    • Cipherdelic Pod
      • "Have you ever wondered who oils the cogs of the constantly evolving escape room industry? Think no more. In each episode we speak to a guest from the interactive experience industry to offer you, our listener, a peak behind the curtain."
    • Enigmailed Puzzlecast
      • Thoughts perspectives and unpacking of ideas from the man behind Enigmailed Puzzles.
    • Reality Escape Podcast
      • "With this Podcast, your hosts David Spira & Peih-Gee Law explore immersive gaming from all angles, alongside guests with incredible experience in this realm."

    🛠️ The Job Board


    Hiring for a job in the escape room industry? Let us know.

    🔎 March's Puzzle

    Inspired by a recent #Enigmarch prompt, March's puzzle comes at you in the form of a curious list:
    1. A star shooting left, with two tails
    2. At the end of this sentence.
    3. Say "available" slowly
    4. And the same again.
    5. The beat to a waltz
    6. A long, three beat pause.
    7. Left eye winking 
    8. Finally, to round it all off.
    Tweet us your answer @escapeindustry

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