Our next Virtual Escape Jam is coming in February 2021!
Tickets are available below.
Think You Could Design A Virtual Escape Room?
The Virtual Escape Jam is an event hosted via the internet for anyone who loves playing, designing, and learning about escape-room-style challenges and puzzles, all while meeting new people and having a blast!
We’ve noticed that love is under-represented in escape game themes. At this jam, we’ll explore love of all different kinds through game design – from traditional romance to Gollum’s love for the one true ring. We’re hoping that creators take this inspiration and go in unexpected directions.
- Date: February 21, 2021
- Time: 10:30am – 7pm Eastern
- Location: The internet… more specifically, The RECON Discord
- Theme: Romance & Love
- Virtual Showcase: Saturday February 27 at 4pm Eastern
- Price: $60 for a single ticket, $100 to bring a guest who has never attended a Virtual Escape Jam
- Tickets: Available now!
We’ll send a short survey to all ticket purchasers about a week before the event. Your survey answers will help us form groups who are likely to have similar goals and complementary skills.
How it Works
We’ll assign teams of 5-6, and together you’ll create and test your own 20-minute virtual escape room in this full-day workshop. Work with other creative folks to push the boundaries of immersive entertainment.
Get started with the help of structured prompts and guidance from escape jam facilitator extraordinaire Jeb Havens. Then get direct feedback and mentor guidance, and continue to iterate as you watch other teams attempt your online escape room.
Plus, you’ll get to play other teams’ rooms and give your feedback.
There will be no pressure to showcase your games, but we think many teams will want to do this, and others will want to play.
You’ll walk away from the experience with:
- Tons of new ideas for online escape room designs
- New friends and industry contacts
- A mind-blowing sense of accomplishment
- Greater understanding of experience design – what works, what doesn’t, and why!
No experience necessary, open to anyone with an interest in escape rooms, immersive theater, board games, theme parks, DIY, video games, crafting, gameshows, storytelling, puzzles, etc…
What is a Virtual Showcase?
This is an opportunity to share your games with friends, family, and the escape room community.
For the Creators – Showcase your games and meet more people who love this type of play.
For the Community – Experience creativity, experimentation, rapid iterations… and the delights that come from the collaboration and chaos of a virtual escape jam. With your donation to Child’s Play (see more details), you’ll get access to play!