In 2015 Amaze Escape Events, one of the first escape rooms in The Netherlands, was ready to create a new escape room. Escape rooms were quite young back at that time, with the first ones having only popped up in the summer of 2013. A few games existed with multiple rooms and the trend of minimizing the use of locks and code pads just started. Our team knew, we would like to create something new and different again.
The idea behind the Competition was to build the first Battle Escape Room of the Netherlands. In this escape game 2 teams start at the same time in 2 mirrored rooms. The teams have to tackle the same challenges, but only 1 team can snatch the trophy from the safe.
The above idea came up early in the brainstorming sessions. We were initially unsure what kind of theme we should build around it. At the end we decided, there is no need for a strict story-line, but the competition would be the theme itself. In designing the Competition we aimed to make a futuristic and minimalist battle arena inspired by the art of Victor Vasarely.