The earliest real-life room escape, “Origin”, was created in Silicon Valley by a group of system programmers in 2006. The mysteries and challenges in the game were inspired by the works of Agatha Christie and became a popular tourist attraction.
Real Escape Game (REG) in Japan was developed by 35-year-old Takao Kato, of the Kyoto publishing company, SCRAP Co., in 2008. It is based in Kyoto, Japan and produces a free magazine by the same name. Beyond Japan, escape games appeared in Singapore from 2011. Escape games in Singapore expanded quickly with over 50 games by 2015.
By 2015, there were over 2,800 real-life room escape venues worldwide. One of the first quests in Europe began to develop with people from Switzerland and Hungary. In Russia, the quests games arrived recently, but they very quickly became a popular entertainment. Many places now enjoy 2 weeks advanced booking and 24 hours service. The complexity of various quests and games lead to an amazing experience. The technical design of some of these rooms deliver a WOW effect with full immersion in the story for the participants.
So what is the Real Escape Game?
Escape Game – is a fascinating live game for a team of several people in a specially designed and equipped room. Participants are required to perform a certain number of tasks in a limited time, usually 45 to 90 minutes. In this unusual and exciting adventure you won’t succeed without sharpness, logical thinking, erudition and agility, coordination, and ability to interact with teammates. They encourage teamwork and creative thinking for all participants.
As a rule, the escape rooms are equipped with colorful decorations and realistic props that allow you to fully experience the immersion in the game. The most advanced quest rooms are equipped with various sensors that respond to user behavior. Plots quests can be based on works of art, popular movies, video games, or individual stories.
The entire industry has been created and continues to emerge with the following categories of Real Escape Games:
- Escape room or how to get out of the room
Your team is locked in the room. Using numerous tips and clues, which need to be discovered, you will have to find your way out in limited amount of time
- Real Escape Game
In contrast to the classic Escape, here you will not necessarily find a way out, but rather do an important mission. Missions range from saving the universe, protecting the Ring against dark force, or robbing a bank.
- Quest Performance
This genre implies the presence in the room of actors who can direct the gameplay in one direction or another. They can help you along the quest, or on the contrary, they can hinder you in your problem solving. It is something akin to staging a scene in a movie or theater, in which you and your teammates will play a major role.
- Action sports game or quest
- Morpheus quest
The Morpheus game takes place entirely in your imagination. All players are required to be blindfolded throughout the game. Here, as in the performances, the actors are present and lead the game. They help you to immerse even further in a story. All human senses are utilized in the game except vision.
Finally we want to say that the Quests are not an easy kids’ type of entertainment, as it might seem at first glance. Real Quest Adventure is a unique opportunity to paint your life with new colors. Fill it with new, previously unknown emotions and experiences. Adrenaline will beat a fountain, and it will make you return again and again to partake in immersion into another reality once more.