For those Who Don’t know about Escape Rooms Let Us Tell You What Are Escape Rooms?
An escape room is a physical adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles using clues, hints and strategy to complete the objectives at hand. Players are given a set time limit to unveil the secret plot which is hidden within the rooms. Escape rooms are inspired by “escape-the-room”–style video games. Games are set in a variety of fictional locations, such as prison cells, dungeons and space stations, and are popular as team building exercises.
Mechanism Behind the Escape Room Working
Last Week First Even Red Bull Champions have flown to MIT to learn about Escape Rooms from the best professionals of this field there.
The team-mates were flown to MIT, a university that has 34 Nobel Prize winners in it, to celebrate their victory. The Slovenians took part in a two-day puzzle workshop conducted by the MIT Game Lab Staff and designers behind the World Championship’s final escape room.
Affiliate Researcher at the MIT Game Lab and Founder of Playful Solutions Dr Konstantin Mitgutsch was chuffed to welcome his Slovenian guests, “and the best part: they made that dream real all by themselves, based on their smart minds.”
MIT then put the knowledge the team had accrued from discussions and seminars with some of the game world’s greatest minds to the test.
Jaka, Jan, Roman and Srdjan were each asked to create their own games based on pop-culture characters in just five minutes.
And that was just preparation for day two.
The group were challenged to create a single-player online puzzle or game.
“It was a condensed version of practices we use in our daily work,” said MIT Game Lab’s Studio Manager Rik Eberhardt.
MIT were impressed by the guys, who are currently studying computer science at university.
“They had the basic game-design vocabulary we see in a lot of our students who are interested in games and an understanding of what game mechanics can be.
“They’d also done paper prototyping before – as it’s used outside game design, to test other kinds of software engineering process,” Eberhardt added.
And, of course, the team managed to squeeze in a few of the city’s escape rooms while they were there.
Congratulations once again to the Slovenian team and, who knows, with this training and a bit more time at MIT, it could be these four behind the puzzles and games at the world championships in a few years’ time.