Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

New Zealand's very first fully automated escape room


19/10/2018

Wellington now has it's very own high-tech, fully automated escape room. Escape Mate located in the heart of the city and their brand new game, the "Spaceship"has just landed. It's featuring spectacular game designs, nonlinear game structures, and next level electronics, including physical sensors, light sensors, interactive props; - all triggered by player interaction. These games are the first escape rooms in the country that has gone hi-tech and have moved away from the basic structure of lock, boxes and keys to solve. Escape Mate implements all their previous experience, as well as the latest technology and future trends when it comes to their game designs.


Enter a real underground 1930’s bank vault to explore the SPACESHIP which has recently awoken, signalling the armada for an impending invasion. You must work as a team to decrypt and solve all of the alien technology inside, solve the mysteries, repair the ships engines and disable the signal that will doom the planet. In this mission you’ll need to collaborate with your team and use your creative problem-solving skills to make it out in 60 minutes.


It’s funny at times when you look at Wellington City, and are amazed by the beauty of the tall buildings and architecture or history of the CBD.

You almost forget what lies beneath the infrastructures and roads with endless amounts of cars on the street. The unnoticed world that lies beneath are floors and floors of businesses or work places, this is where the true magic of Escape mate happens.

They are literally in a basement, a few floors down in Aviation House, right in the CBD on 12 Johnston Street. A massive bank vault accompanies them as they work away on briefing customers on how to ‘save the world’ through cracking codes and puzzles in our themed rooms.

Eight stories below the hustle and bustle of the city life, also lies a workshop filled with random objects – some that make no sense, but once pieced together with engineer support and researched professionals, a master piece emerges and becomes the tardis of the Spaceship, the centre piece of a new themed escape game.

As you walk through the workshop doors you are greeted with wood chippings, off cuts of some sort of material, saw dust, and best of all smiles from the Escape Mate team. The managing director differentiates Escape Mate from others by making everything in house. That’s right absolutely EVERYTHING that can be built is made in the workshop.

It takes about a year to fully plan and implement a fully automated theme for a new Escape room. The mountains of hours needed for the research, structure, planning, the intricacies of the codes and contraptions behind them, and the thought process behind the story line.

That year has come to surface and now Wellington can claim their very own fully mechanical escape room.

END


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On What We Could Do For Hong Kong, If Only We Dared

There has been something repulsive about PM Jacinda Ardern’s assurances that our joint 5 Eyes criticism of China’s actions over Hong Kong – and China’s harsh reaction – are all well understood on both sides. According to Ardern, it has been a case of us saying the sort of things we’ve said before, them acknowledging our need to do so, and then them responding much as we would expect them to do. All neat and tidy. Frankly, if all of this is merely virtue signalling on our part, and huffy declarations of independence on their part, then what’s the point of this diplomatic dance..? More>>

 

Grant Robertson: Government To Review Housing Settings

New Zealand’s stronger-than-expected economic performance has flowed through to housing demand, so the Government will review housing settings to improve access to the market, the Finance Minister Grant Robertson announced today. “Our focus More>>

ALSO:

Law Commission: Recommends New DNA Laws For Criminal Investigations

Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission today released a report that recommends a new, comprehensive regime to control how DNA is obtained, used and retained for criminal investigations. The report has revealed significant gaps in the operation ... More>>

ALSO:

National: Leader’s Speech At Annual General Meeting

Good morning delegates. It’s an absolute privilege to be speaking as your leader. I’d like to acknowledge the party president, regional chairs, board members, National Party staff, our MPs, our candidates, and most importantly, you – the delegates, ... More>>

ALSO:


Economy: Crown Accounts Reflect Govt’s Careful Economic Management

The better-than-expected Crown accounts released today show the Government’s careful management of the COVID-19 health crisis was the right approach to support the economy. As expected, the Crown accounts for the year to June 2020 show the operating balance ... More>>

ALSO:

Green Party: Announce Portfolio Reshuffle With Talented And Energised Caucus Team

“The Green Party caucus offers a breadth of talent and energy to the Parliament this term. In ten MPs you have a small business owner, a human rights lawyer, an academic, a climate negotiator, a transport planner, and so much more”, Green Party ... More>>

ALSO:

APEC: New Zealand Ready To Host Virtually

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern took over the leadership of APEC earlier today, when she joined leaders from the 21 APEC economies virtually for the forum’s final 2020 meeting. “We look forward to hosting a fully virtual APEC 2021 next year. While ... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels