There is a new phenomenon, known to many as 'escape games', growing in popularity around the world. The format varies from country to country, but the concept remains the same: you and your team face series of puzzles and challenges, and escape the room within 60 minutes. What we are creating is a whole new level for this industry.
After extensive market research, involving traveling to 5 countries and playing 60 games, we realised that there is a huge room for improvement and innovation, and just like that, Enigma Quests was born.
We call our games Live Quests. The general format is very similar to escape games: 60 minutes, small team, challenges. However, in every quest we design, you will have a much bigger objective than just escaping the room.
The objectives, as well as the puzzles, are designed to be part of the theme of the quest. We aim to challenge every team to bring out the best of their creativity, quick-thinking and teamwork. Once inside, you may be quite surprised at the hidden talents in yourself and your teammates!
Our first quest is called 'School of Witchcraft and Wizardry', and is designed for every one of you out there, who always wished to have magical abilities. This will be your chance to prove everyone that even if you never received that letter from Hogwarts, there is still a little magic in you.
Our second quest will involve your team carrying out the biggest heist in the modern history. You will have to be very precise and organised. You will encounter the biggest challenge of your life, and will have to make tough choices. In the end, your snatch will depend only on your teamwork and attention to details.
In our third quest, you will be leaving the Earth and traveling across galaxies in search of new worlds. The views may be breathtaking, but the challenge is not an easy one. On top of that, there will be more obstacles for you to overcome together as a team and safely navigate the spaceship.
This activity is very new and we wouldn't be surprised if you never heard of these games before. However we aren't the first one to launch in London, let alone in the UK! So what makes us different?
We believe that there are three most important aspects to a great immersive experience, be it an escape game or a live quest: quality, immersion and innovation.
Without quality, nothing stays for long. We design every puzzle and every prop to be of high quality material, and where we can't source what we want - we create it ourselves.
Without immersion, it would just be another puzzle hunt. We love puzzle hunts, don't get us wrong, but to provide the highest possible value for money, we pay attention to every tiny detail to achieve deep level of immersion, until when the players lose themselves in the surroundings.
We design the puzzles with innovation in our minds, and aim to be very high-tech. There are no padlocks in our rooms, no hunt for numerical codes with tiring amount of numbers. Everything feels real and highly interactive.
We believe that those supporting the businesses at the start should have access to exclusive discounts that are not available anywhere else.
We also realise that many would be reluctant to try a new activity that they never heard of. This is why we'd like to offer discounted tickets and a chance to get the full experience at the reduced price for all of you out there, who believe in us and would like to back us.
There is a limited number of Super Early Bird tickets providing the biggest value with up to 57% off from the full priced ticket - so grab these while you can!
There are also Early Bird Tickets, priced at only £17 per person (down from £30 pp in full priced ticket), including VAT, available for different team sizes.
The tickets will not have an expiry date, so you can pledge now and book your game whenever you want!
We also need the brave ones among you to come and help us with the final testing of our first room. By the time we deliver these rewards, the initial tests will be undertaken, but we want our Quests to be perfect, and we need your help to eliminate any and all mistakes.
Please note that we plan to host the Beta Testers before the general bookings start. If nothing goes wrong - lucky you for getting the full experience at this price! If a puzzle malfunctions, or we discover some imperfection in the room - please remember that this is the final testing and something is always bound to go wrong before it's ready.
The timetable for test slots will be released once the campaign finishes. Please book a time once you are sure you can make it. In case you can't come on the dates released, you will have an option of transferring the ticket to someone else's name, or being issued a voucher for the amount you pledged to be used in any future bookings, (with no expiry date), so you have nothing to lose!
While our first room is already under construction, and the biggest costs like deposit and rent are covered, we still find ourselves a bit short of funds for the final push.
If we manage to hit our target, we plan to invest part of funds in making the props as we intended them to be while designing the quests. The rest of it will go to marketing and promotion, so if you can't decide your reward at this moment - you can still help us by sharing this campaign with your friends and spreading the word about us!
Meet the Team
Risks and challenges
The biggest obstacle we have faced so far was securing the premises in the location we wanted at the price we can afford. We are now located in the heart of London between Liverpool Street and Moorgate stations, and are in the premises everyday to ensure construction is going as planned.
If we manage to hit our target, we are set to launch this September (the exact date to be released over the course of campaign). In case we don't reach our funding goal, we might have difficulties in some prop building and finding beta testers, which in turn will delay the launch date. In this case, we might run this campaign again and hope for a better response, or keep working on the room until we get it right ourselves.
If any setbacks do arise, we will inform our backers immediately and tackle the new challenges heads on! The team is working full time on bringing Enigma Quests to life, and will ensure to handle the obstacles as they arise with as minimum delay as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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