Technology has made the standard of our lives much simpler and easy to access in the last four decades due to its involvement in our commodities. Several technical and innovative ideas and devices have brought comfort and easy living as a result of the different ways in which we have implemented technology around us. The versatile breakthrough concepts from communication to education and healthcare to commuting have brought tremendous evolution in every field of human life.
And in this vast universe of technical implementations and technological advancements, our recreation and entertainment forms have changed as well. We have shifted more towards the online mobile and TV or PC games developed using the latest technological trends and engrossing storylines.
More and more sources of fun and entertainment have become available at our fingertips. The trending gadgets and realities have played a major role in promoting various tools and effects that add an extra layer and depth to the gaming world. Nothing has stayed untouched from its impact.
This sudden shift of tending technology has impacted other versions of puzzle gaming centers, amusement parks, and classic theme room challenges as well. Many industries have adopted the latest gadgets and creations to upgrade their gaming domain and give it a new form so that it is well accommodated in this new Iron world. One such example is Escape Rooms.
Their evolution through the current technology has kept their gaming and entertainment trending amongst people of all age groups. There has been incredible growth and advancement in their creation and thematic setting. This has led to their existence causing a global influence and has made it into one of the most popular activities that one should do.
Escape rooms are a live-action game where a group of players is willingly locked in a room of their choice of theme and to earn their freedom, they must work together to solve the puzzles and riddles in the room.
The history of escape rooms goes way back to the 2000s but we will currently focus on how it has managed to remain as a vogue in the gaming and entertainment business using technology. Here are some areas where the implemented technology kept the trend of the breakout games afloat:
1. Sound effects
The sound effects are what add vitality and the feeling of thrill in escape rooms. Many times there are clues that require audio impartment to the audience. This effect adds to the adventurous setting of your puzzle room using hidden speakers.
In escape room themes that are based on horror and spook inducing, they further amplify the immersive experience by including sounds like creepy laughter, the creaking of a door, scratching of someone’s nails, the fake breathing voice, sharpening of a knife, or any sharp object or the sound effects of raging thunder and forest wolves. The sound effects in escape rooms heavily impact the mind of the players there and make the challenge more engaging to participate in.
A surveillance camera is always installed in every part of an escape room. They allow the staff to keep an eye on the participants and simultaneously act as a way for the team to impart any message to the workers in case of an emergency. With the further addition of proper technical and high-resolution cameras, the staff members do not need to stay in the same room as the players.
They can monitor the activities by staying in another room and can immediately return for aiding the respective team. This has added the benefit of top-class safety of the people in escape rooms and has assured them that higher-ups who have designed the game are there watching them and will be there to help if needed.
Props are the soul of escape rooms. They are what brings the best out of them. And with the new technologies like augmented reality, they are further adding realistic and baffling effects to the theme of the room. From a human-sized prop to various inanimate objects with technical effects, the names are too many to go on.
More futuristic props like tiny walking robotic dolls and the use of holograms have brought a huge difference in the gaming experience for people. The environment is more fun and realistic enough to keep the audience hooked for hours.
4. Immersive improvements
We are talking about escape rooms and how can we forget immersive experiences? They make up for the most important and defining part of these puzzles rooms. And with new and interesting technologies and gadgets, the immersion has further been leveled up for a more realistic experience.
People can enjoy an hour of otherworldly effects and designs that is only possible by combining the theatrical and the immersive reality of the escape room themes.
5. Lightening effects
A mix of dark and lightning effects in the escape room makes for an ideal thrilling theme to play in. Lights can amplify or hide the puzzle or riddle that will make the escape game more interesting for the players. The various colors of the light play a significant role as well in adding to the environment’s engaging setting and mysterious tone.
And with the trending technologies, many escape rooms are implanting UV lights for decoding and finding secret passages and puzzles that are further enhancing the gameplay of such breakout rooms.
6. Enhanced puzzles, locks, and doors
A major part of the escape room is puzzles and locks. And thanks to the various gizmos, gadgets, and savvy tech, they have become more mesmerizing to the audience. And the use of automated doors to let in the players after they solve a clue gives them the feeling of being magicians. The unexpected and the element of surprise have increased the engagement of the playing team tenfold.
The upgrades in puzzles and locks are making these rooms more creative and attracting people to let themselves loose in a world of UV mazes, hidden codes on tablets, and electronic labyrinths that are only beginning to change the face of escape rooms.
In the heart of evolution lies the technology and in its soul is the artistic inspiration. And people of the escape room industry have used the same to evolve the heart and soul of this gaming field. As a result, the escape rooms now feel as realistic as you can let yourself imagine and much more authentic.
They have turned intriguing and the center of attraction for everyone, irrespective of their age and purpose of celebration. More people are coming together to enjoy the effects and immersive reality of this game. The mysterious twist of adventure and tech in the themes, aesthetic appeal, and the story’s setting has made it into a fan-favorite brand.
But it is necessary to note that if technology has made escape rooms popular, these games have also brought abundant success and a selling boost in several gizmos and gadgets. The relation between an escape room and technology is interdependent and that has caused a major change in the tech and recreational market of our world. And this partnership is sure to come up with more intriguing results in the coming future. We can only wait to see their beauty gradually unfold!