Escape mansion VR
VR escape room
The new vision of escape rooms
Escape room is a new idea for playing with friends. The game is to get out of a locked room by searching and solving puzzles. In this way, we also get to know the history in which we participate.
A typical Escape room takes place in real space and has many limitations … but VR escape room allows you to use this idea and create all the extra things that are not possible in real life.
That was the challenge that the client set us to – create an VR escape room. It was not supposed to be a literal room, but the entire manor, with the right climate, graphics and interesting history.
VR escape room experience
The client knows very well how to create engaging storylines, puzzles, and twists. He knows how to design a game, so that it does not cause frustration, but also that it is not too easy. From this experience, we were very happy to create a VR escape room. Communication was very good, new ideas for new elements and props were often appearing. We chose what was best suited to the VR experience. We proposed a graphic design that appealed to the client and we went to work!
We had a very well-developed product backlog, so the most important part was testing puzzles in VR. On paper, something may look very good, but in virtual reality, it may turn out to be completely impractical. That’s why we started graphic and programming works from areas where puzzles appear, to be able to test everything on a regular basis. Of course, we worked in sprints, in accordance with the Scrum assumptions.
The application has been prepared for mobile devices (for example Samsung GearVR). We were very satisfied with the quality of the graphics that we had to adapt to mobile devices. The VR escape room scenario together with the puzzles has been implemented, the game was planned for one player. We can move freely around the entire area, navigation is very simple.
VR is a technology that allows you to build the atmosphere of the game very well. If we add intuitive navigation to it – the whole experience will fulfill its role.
Escaping to virtual reality
The above example perfectly demonstrates that VR applications are able to replace a lot of traditional training and entertainment. They raise them to a completely different level. The Escape Room game is something completely special in VR. We are able to implement any scenario, in any scenery, for an oval number of people. It gives you unlimited play options for a group that wants to solve a story.
What the customer is expecting:
Amazing technology stack
To prepare the VR escape room, we used the Unity 3d engine and several graphics programs. Among others Maya, 3ds max, ZBrush