Opportunity to design an escape-room experience

Would you like to try your hand at designing an escape room? If you’re not familiar with escape rooms, have a google. Escape rooms are immersive, themed experiences which see teams solving a variety of puzzles to ‘escape’ or solve a scenario.

We’re offering up to 25 students the opportunity to attend a workshop on 17th and 18th July 2017 on designing an escape room. We’ll put you into teams and skill you up!

The workshop will take place at South Kensington campus on 17th July and at the White City campus on 18th July where you’ll visit the Advanced Hackspace and find out how you can use it to build puzzles. On the afternoon of the 18th, your team must present a concept and design for an escape room experience. If your proposal is good enough you will be assigned a mentor and receive some modest funding to develop your experience for a showcase on 4th October. There may be opportunities to run your game at future events like festivals or as part of Imperial’s outreach programme.

Before you apply:

  • You must commit to attending on both 17th and 18th July, and ideally be available on 4th October if your team goes through to the development phase
  • You should also have sufficient time available over the summer (estimated at least 2 days) to work with your team to produce your escape room experience
  • If the workshop is oversubscribed, there will be a shortlist drawn up based on the strengths of your application and to ensure a diverse balance of participants, then places will be allocated so at random.

Applications should be submitted no later than Friday 30th of June. Applicants will be notified about whether they have been offered a place by 3rd July.

If you’re interested in the opportunity, please sign up by filling out the following survey: https://imperial.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5tJAuW4hIkwWMM5

You can read more about it on Luke McCrone’s blog.

If you have any questions then please contact me, Giskin Day giskin.day@imperial.ac.uk

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