Escape rooms are big business, Augmented Reality escape rooms are even bigger! And we got loads of cool AR escape room news for you! Are you ready to enter this post about the magnificent world of escaping reality?

You can almost enter the first AR escape room in the Netherlands!

Yes yes yes! Finally! We’ve been sneak peeking about our Mixed Reality escape room on Instagram, our Facebook page and our newsletter already and now the news is finally out… Together with the Effenaar we’ve created the first (and really cool) AR/MR escape room in the Netherlands. And boy, it is a crazy ride! Of course we’re not going to spoil the whole story, but we can already tell you that Elvis, the 27 club and mysterious machines are involved…

For the past few weeks we’ve been testing this escape room and the responses were amazing. Everyone in our test group (varying from expert escape room players to gamers to music fans and so on) was enthusiastic about this escape room called ‘Strings of Life’. Of course we got a lot of handy feedback to turn this escape room in an even more incredible experience!

The official opening will be on Monday June 4th at the Effenaar, during the Dutch Technology Week. You get to try cool demos and together with the Effenaar we will give a presentation about the new ‘String of Life’ escape room. The opening is completely free and everyone is welcome, so don’t miss out! Find more information about this event on this page.

AR escape rooms = serious business

Ever since working on the Effenaar escape room we’ve experienced that A LOT of people are interested in playing a special escape room where Augmented Reality is leading. That’s why we were one of the exhibitors at the Up The Game event in early May. Here we introduced our AR Galaxies app, our very first escape game app with two mini AR games you can play. People loved it! Many visitors that came by our stand were people who’ve already created escape rooms or who are working on creating new ones and many visitors loved the idea of implementing AR in their escape room. Our newest ‘Strings of Life’ escape room at the Effenaar is a complete AR escape room, but of course we would love to create AR minigames for upcoming escape rooms!

Try AR galaxies yourself!

Ready to dive into the AR Galaxies yourself? With this app you will be able to save the AR Galaxy by completing several missions. Currently there are two missions you can complete: one called ‘The Peruvian Plague’, the other called ‘Escape from the Vault’. You not only have to think smart to solve these puzzles and games, but have to try everything you can by tapping the screen, moving objects and maybe even… make sound??

We are working on adding more missions soon!

You can now download the app for iOS at the App Store (only for iPhones 6s or newer or iPad 2017/iPad Pro).