Mystery experiences and escape rooms have been taking the world by storm, and you get to make one happen in Amsterdam!
An escape room game is a live game where you're locked inside a mysterious room full of secrets together with 3 to 5 friends. Under the pressure of time, you have to make sense of heaps of clues, riddles and puzzles in order to escape the room.
Escape room games are some of the most popular things you can do in:
- London (see the nr's 1 and 3 here on Tripadvisor)
- New York (see this article on Mashable)
- and Budapest (read this piece in The Guardian).
Btw, for the Dutch among us, imagine: a 1-hour version of Wie is de Mol and Fort Boyard with you and your friends inside a movie-like room filled with puzzles.
How will we create the 'best' in the world. Every escape room is unique and will appeal more to some than others. We think there's a giant leap to be made in the world of escape rooms by incorporating a little bit for everyone into one room.
We will make the experience more profound by developing a stronger story. We invest more time and attention to the decor and we dare to use modern "magical" technology. We're building our first room on a small budget, but with the level of detail a high class '20s film.
The story you step into upon entering the room will continue after you come out. And some of you will actually get the chance to apply to one of the most elusive secret societies of 21st century Amsterdam.
What will we use the budget for? We're already hard at work with building up double walls and secret passageways, but there's still a lot to be done. All of the Kickstarter funds will go to the construction and refinement of the room, none of it will go towards marketing or to us personally.
I don't have a credit card, can I pay via iDeal?
Kickstarter doesn't support traditional bank transfers, but we do. We do prefer it if you pledge via Kickstarter, because that way we will reach our 'funding goal' faster, but if you don't have a credit card, you can simply transfer the appropriate amount to our bank account, including the type of pledge and your email address (like hello at gmail com) in the description. Our account nr is NL55 TRIO 0781 4543 28 under the name 'Sherlocked'
We'll send you a confirmation as soon as we see your pledge come in and if you have any doubts, just mail us at email@example.com
So, who are you guys? We are three creative entrepreneurs with centuries (ahem, years actually) of experience in creative design, art productions and company management between us. We are supported by an amazing team of puzzle makers, production designers, builders, and sorcerers. Learn more about us by clicking our 'Full Bio' on the top right corner of this page.
Why won't we tell you where it will be? Because nowadays, you can find everything about anything online. We're all about mysteries and puzzles. You want to know the secret chamber's location? Figure it out for yourself, Sherlock ;-)
Talk to me about the socks. They're made of organic cotton, produced locally in The Netherlands and they're gonna fit feet sizes 40-46.
The Society Of Crossed Keys is only having 100 made. If ever they make more SOCKs, it will be of a different design.
Risks and challenges
The biggest hurdle we had to overcome was securing our location. It took some convincing, but in the end our room's story and designs got the building's 'gatekeepers' on board.
In order to make the room as perfect as possible, we're working with a large team of highly skilled artists and craftsmen on a moderately small budget. Our team is devoting much love and attention to the game, but because they're professionals they need to be paid. Everybody is already pitching in way under normal rates, but we need more funds to be able to pay them to finish.
Our final challenge is of a different nature. We're introducing an entirely new kind of 'going out' experience in a city that already has a lot to offer. This is a major challenge on its own. Nonetheless we think Amsterdam is ready for something new and we're working day and night to meet our city's highest expectations.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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