Virtual Reality (VR) Escape Rooms
Have you ever heard of a Virtual Reality Escape Room?
Well, our very own Joe Deasy (co-owner of Escape Room Inc) recently went on a trip to Ireland and had the opportunity to experience one himself!
The amazing thing about Virtual Reality is that it allows the user to essentially be INSIDE the game. Now, while you may think that requires having some of Alice’s shrinking potion and climbing inside that Nintendo 64 cartridge of yours… that’s not exactly how it works. In fact, the mechanics of it all requires a lot of technology. So, the game will definitely have better graphics than your old Nintendo 64 version of Mario Kart.
Virtual Reality (VR) is best described as a 3-D artificial environment that one can interact with a seemingly real way. There are levels to the complexity of a virtual reality experience, of course. Individuals interact with the environment by using certain electronic equipment, such as helmets, gloves, sensors, goggles, and more. The more immersive the experience, the more complex equipment is used.
Joe, an avid Escape Room player, thoroughly enjoyed his experienced behind a set of VR glasses on his trip. He described it as, “Definitely a whole new experience! I don’t think these will replace escape rooms because physically being part of an interactive room is the coolest, but this is a close second.”
While Escape Room Inc does not currently have a VR Escape room, it is definitely an idea Joe and his partners want to keep in mind for the future! Currently, we do have the Chancellor’s Office open at our location. This room has some Penn State flavor weaved throughout for every Penn Stater, local resident, or anyone to enjoy! (Book the Chancellor’s Office Now!) A work in progress is our second room: The Diamond Heist. As the name may tell, this room is centered around the idea of successfully stealing a diamond from the jewelry store while also being careful not to get caught in the act. The room is en route to finish soon so be sure to keep an eye out for its reveal!