2020 Virtual Escape Jam – Spooky Edition

Up Next: Virtual Showcase

Date – Saturday October 24 at 4pm Eastern
Location – The RECON Discord

This is an opportunity to share these games – from both recent Virtual Escape Jams in August & October – 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!

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! 

Event Details

  • Date: Sunday, October 18th
  • Time: 10:30 – 19:00 (New York time)
  • Location: The internet… more specifically, The RECON Discord
  • Bonus: Virtual Showcase included!
  • Early Bird Price: $60 until October 17th (extended)

This event is over. Tickets are no longer available.

How it Works

We’ll randomly put people in 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.

At this event, all the games will be spooky-themed!

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…

Still not sold? Curious what it’s going to be like? Check out this blog recap from a previous real-life escape room jam or the facebook group!