Virtual Escape Rooms are a big craze at the moment, but here at Escapologic we have taken things to the next level with our outstanding online rooms. They are virtual to play but you have an avatar in our escape rooms, so it really feels like being there in person.
Gather your team, prepare your minds and grab a cuppa, because you can now play our escape rooms from the comfort of your own homes! Let us explain a little bit about the experience - what you can expect and how it works.
With Escapologic Online we aim to bring our existing escape rooms to you in your very own home, all while maintaning the same levels of immersion and interactivity that our physical games are known for.
In order to host the game we use two platforms concurrently. The game itself takes places over Zoom and is supplemented by a browser based inventory system called Telescape - but more on that shortly.
Once your team is gathered in the Zoom call you'll be greeted by one of our Games Masters - the same friendly faces you may have met if you've ever visited our site in person. They'll give you a short brief to explain how the game works and once everyone is set up and comfortable, they'll pass you over to your AVATAR!
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Your Avatar is a real person situated inside the room. They're hooked up with a high quality camera feed so you can see what they see and hear what they hear. They are there to act as your hands, eyes, and ears.
You communicate to your Avatar by talking to them, so don't hesitate to get bossy! Tell them what you want them to do - where to go, what to pick up, what to look at and so on. However, your Avatar isn't the only way to interact with the room and solve puzzles, because you'll also be taking stock of important items and objects inside the room through Telescape.
Telescape is a groundbreaking platform designed to assist online escape rooms. It is a browser based inventory system that you can run on your computer or tablet, and is incredibly useful for keeping track of puzzle pieces and information you've gathered throughout the game. These pieces are added to the system automatically once you've found them, so you don't need to worry about forgetting about anything.
If your Avatar is looking at one area of the room and a member of your team wanted to be working on something else, they can browse the Telescape Inventory system to re-read any documents you may have found, or look at a 360 degree panoramic photograph of the room to look elsewhere for puzzles and clues.
While the Avatar is your primary way of exploring and interacting with the room, Telescape acts as a useful supplement to the game by offering players an additional option for navigation and puzzle solving. By doing so, players are granted increased interactivity and the freedom to explore and solve puzzles on their own terms as well.
For the best experience we recommend playing Escapologic Online experiences on a PC or Laptop and splitting your screen to hold both Zoom and Telescape. If you're unsure on how to do this we provide some helpful video explanations in your booking confirmation to help you get set up. There's also time before the game where your host will try their best to talk you through it if you're still struggling.
It is also possible to use two devices with one running Zoom and the other running Telescape. However, we do not recommend trying to use a single mobile device to run both platforms at once, as Telescape wasn't designed to be used in such a way and will cause disruptions to your game.
Some games contain flashing images or strobe effects which can be turned off on request.
Any Final Questions?
Below you'll find a video which should clear up any questions you may still have.
We've been working hard to get our rooms online for you to play from home and we're excited to share the experiences with you, so don't hesitate - book now!