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Escape Room Music: Adding Another Dimension to the Experience

Escape Room Music: Adding Another Dimension to the Experience

Live escape rooms are becoming more and more popular as people hear about them, try them, and share their experiences with their friends.

This is great news for escape game operators.

It’s also great news for escape game fans.

Why?

It means everyone in the business is scrambling to design better rooms – more challenging rooms, more immersive rooms, more surprising rooms.

A set of great puzzles is no longer the most important aspect of escape room design (it’s important, but now there are other features you need to focus on, too).

Now players want higher quality sets and props, special effects, and other features that add emotional impact to the experience.

In this guest blog from music composer and sound designer Jan Baumann, you’ll learn how important sound is to your room escape scenarios and how to develop a soundtrack that enhances your room’s entertainment value and success.

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October 10, 2017 Leave a comment
Tips to creating challenging escape room puzzles

How to Create Great Escape Room Puzzles: 4 Strategies That Work

Do your escape room puzzles keep your customers on their toes?

Do they result in huge, delighted “a-ha” moments when they’re finally solved?

Do your escape room customers spend as much time laughing over missteps and cheering victories as they do pondering and strategizing?

No matter how new you are to the escape room business, you know that the quality of your puzzles is a critical factor in your success.

Fortunately, you probably got into the escape room business because you, yourself, love puzzles! So spending the extra time to make sure you’re providing your customers puzzles they’ll be delighted to solve is a no-brainer.

Want to make sure your escape room puzzles have the right ratio of challenge to success rate? This guest post by Rob Mesler, owner and operator of Escape IT in Columbus, Ohio, offers proven tips for creating great room escape puzzles.
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July 25, 2017 2 Comments
4 Essential Rules to Creating Great Escape Room Photos

I Shot 500+ Professional Escape Room Photos. This is What I Learned

Do the images you use to promote your escape room inspire delight?

Do your escape room photographs kindle the imagination?

When potential customers see the photos on your website, are they dying to book a game and explore the mysteries you’ve hinted at?

In this guest blog from escape room photography expert Ilya Nodia, you’ll see examples of room escape promotional photographs that do exactly that and learn Ilya’s four essential rules to creating your own spectacular marketing images.

Read on to discover the secrets behind escape room photographs that will sell your games for you.
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December 12, 2016 3 Comments
How to Crack the ‘Google Puzzle’ and Get Found by Customers

SEO Tools for Escape Room Owners: Solving the Digital Marketing Puzzle

As an escape room operator, you wear many hats.

You’re a showman and an entertainer. You’re also a marketer, a handyman, a customer service representative, an employer, a bookkeeper, and more!

Chances are, you don’t have training in every aspect of each of these roles.

One area you may find particularly challenging is marketing your escape room.

Sure you’ve got a website set up and you’re posting some things on social media, but when talk turns to SEO techniques and digital marketing strategies, you start feeling like maybe you’re in over your head.

For more marketing ideas – many of which require no computer skills at all –
check out 21 Ways to Sell More Escape Room Games.

In this guest post, Elliott Bailey, owner and operator of Heist Escape Party and self-proclaimed “tech head,” makes developing an effective online presence easy to understand.

If you’ve been wondering how to increase traffic to your website, this is the step-by-step escape room marketing tutorial for you.

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October 19, 2016 3 Comments
Escape Room Design guru reveals 13 secretsm

Escape Room Design Guru Reveals 13 Secrets

There is not much information on how to design a good escape room available on the Internet.

Would you like to learn the secrets of escape room design from someone who has designed over 250 escape rooms worldwide?

In this guest blog post. Daniele Colombo, an entrepreneur who runs his own escape room design company, shares 13 secrets to designing “must-play” escape games that leave people eager to come back for more.

Want to learn the secrets to astonishing customers, as well as how to avoid common mistakes, from a top expert in the industry?

Read on.

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May 15, 2016 13 Comments