Immersive and Customized Escape Rooms in High Demand

Immersive and Customized Escape Rooms in High Demand

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Immersive, Custom, Exciting, creative, and challenging Escape Rooms, with                                              no franchise fees or royalties.

Today, immersive and customized escape rooms are more popular than ever and enthusiasts around the world clammer for the next puzzle or riddle to solve. Escape rooms have come a long way from their early internet browser game origins. The demand for highly immersive and customized escape rooms has reached record numbers! It has only been a decade since the first IRL (In Real Life) escape room was created in Japan and it wasn’t until 2012 that they reached the United States. In the years since, they’ve spread across the country like wildfire, with ever-increasing puzzle difficulty and production value. In major metropolitan areas, they’re now as widespread as Target, and have transitioned from novelty to a staple of date nights and corporate team-building exercises.

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Escape Rooms Designed by Arc-Studios

As with any leisure activity, escape rooms have picked up their share of fanatics. These enthusiasts travel the globe to tackle the best rooms on offer, cataloging and comparing notes on each new venture within their tight-knit online community.

One superfan travels the world playing escape room after escape room and recently returned from the UK and France to try the Euro-Escape Rooms. “It’s an expensive hobby,” the superfan acknowledges, “but I don’t really mind.” The superfan’s newfound obsession has taken her across America and around the world. “Relationships are made and broken in escape rooms,” the superfan explains. “Before my boyfriend even knew of my craving to escape rooms, I tested the waters with him by bringing him to one. Needless to say, he passed. Now I have him on my team.”

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Escape Rooms Designed by Arc-Studios

Some enthusiasts crave escape room puzzles so much so that it changed the course of their lives. After being introduced to the rooms with a three-in-a-row blitz, another super-fan in San Diego picked up a part-time job as an escape room “game master”—the person who explains rules, offers hints, and monitors the progress of customers. He performed this role at a few locations before he was enlisted by another escape room company to help design a new room and its puzzles. He soon became an in-demand consultant for escape room builders across the SoCal region. Eventually, an investor approached him with the opportunity to open and design a room of his very own, so the super-fan quit his day job to work on escape rooms full-time.

Installing an escape room takes a design team with creative ideas, experience, and expertise in developing the right escape room to fit the business need, which is to drive more customers and get the community talking. Arc-Studios is one of the top escape room designers in the United States, offering fabrication, theming and installation services to ensure your escape room draws crowds of customers. Arc-Studios has partnered with Escape Reality, which has one of the largest portfolio’s of highly immersive escape rooms and delivers a functioning business, not just great rooms. All without franchise fees or royalties.

An escape room typically costs $24 to $26 per customer and can accommodate up to 4 – 8 customers per game and can last 60 – 70 minutes depending on the room’s difficulty level. An escape room can generate anywhere from $250 – $360 for max groups every hour. This is a perfect group setting for team building events and providing businesses in the community with a one-stop-shop experience. Escape rooms are also ideal for friends and family too, and is a perfect way to strengthen relationships and communication with one another.

Many of the current escape room vendors have only a few rooms to choose from that can range from one extreme to the other. Inexpensive very simple DIY rooms with basic theming, all locks and keys, cheap furniture and fixtures and a low-level game experience. On the other side are vendors with rooms costing $70K to $100K per room. They look great but are very expensive, sometimes overly complex and often the story lines are lacking. Then there are the franchises, which come with startup fees, ongoing royalties, and separate booking systems, POS, etc. This can be a big change in an FEC and make it a challenge to operationalize effectively.

Arc Studios offers the perfect solutions to your escape room needs, offering an affordable price to get your business the entertainment jolt it needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to do an escape room?

Most games cost $25 to $30 per person for a one-hour game and typically allow 10 to 12 players at a time. For family entertainment center owners, the chief costs are employee payroll to manage the rooms and the one-time expense of building the room out.

Are all escape rooms scary?

It is a real-life team game: locked in a room with a theme, you have to follow a series of tracks and puzzles in order to escape in the allotted time. For most people, this is definitely a scary scenario. But customers actually pay to be put into one of these rooms with unpleasant ambiance. This is what makes escape rooms so great, the experience is exciting for the customers and in some themed rooms, can be scary.

How many escape rooms are there in the World?

In 2014, there were 22 escape room companies in the United States. That number has grown to over 2,000 worldwide.

How long is an escape room?

Generally, after arriving at the escape room, you are given a briefing on the rules and then story line, this process may take up to 15 minutes. Actual game-play lasts for a maximum of 60-70 minutes depending on the room, but your team may escape faster, depending on player skills, teamwork, and problem-solving abilities.

Immersive Laser Tag: An Experience That Customers Never Forget

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The boring days of “tag-your-it” are long gone, replaced by Immersive Laser Tag and game-changing Immersive Arenas designed to excite customers of all ages. Laser tag has become the latest sensation in entertainment around the world, with new 3D arenas that give customers a sense that they are immersed in a movie set. Laser tag is a safe, non-contact attraction that utilizes transmitters (LEDs) placed on multiple points of a player worn vest. Each vest is accompanied by a sensitivity rifle that has a focusing lens, and a very narrow field of view that can detect the transmitters only when pointed straight at them. The rifles act as a remote, just like a remote used for television sets.

Over time, the game and sport have evolved to different styles of play and fun in-game formats that go beyond the general tagging experience. Laser tag themes and settings can vary including combat simulators, role play-style games, and sport competitions involving tactical configurations and game goals.

As the equipment and in-game formats have evolved, so too has laser tag arenas. Customers of all ages 5 and older are lining up to experience immersive laser tag and the fun in-game formats that can be played for a more enjoyable experience. A big reason why laser tag has emerged as a key player for FEC customers is due to Arc Studios, who have revolutionized the laser tag experience by creating Immersive Arenas that incorporate 3D graphics to capture the human imagination and experience. Arc Studios talented group of professional designers work with FEC’s across the United States to create a unique and customized experience for FEC’s that keeps customers’ coming back for more. Whether you want a western style theme or an underwater sea adventure, Arc Studios can design an amazing arena that will get the juices flowing for any customer. Take a peek at some of Arc Studios latest arena build projects…

It is nearly sundown and a dual is about to take place at the OK Corral. One of Arc Studios latest projects features Pla Mor Entertainment, a western-themed 3,800 square foot facility that could put a smile on the face of even Clint Eastwood. As players walk through the saloon doors in anticipation of a laser tag gear-up, they get a small taste of the old west with Hollywood artistry. Customers become immersed in the experience and forget the real world for a moment to enjoy some non-stop laser tag action.

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Flashback to Jurassic Park alert! If you are into adventures with some Jurassic terror, then look no further than Launch Trampoline Park in Deptford, New Jersey. Former NFL player and Business Owner Jason Avant asked Arc Studios to build a 1,800 square foot laser tag arena that incorporated both tactical and traditional laser tag. Players get the thrills from life-like 3D imagery that makes them feel as if they are experiencing the hunt immersed in a jungle.


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As players experience the arenas and the excitement of laser tag, they are also building key skills by enhancing team-building, bonding, communication, creativity, coordination, and logic. Laser tag is an ideal activity for any entertainment center hosted event. Whether hosting birthday parties and group activities, or team building and corporate events, laser tag makes for an ideal experience that is sure to be the talk of the town, and drive more sales revenue for any family entertainment center. Laser tag can be incorporated into most bowling center floor plans, generally requiring between 3,000 to 4,500 square feet of space, and can hold up to 30 participants per game.

Depending on the laser tag system you are using, game formats and names can vary. Below are some of the more popular laser tag game formats out there:

Top 10 Laser Tag Game Formats

Solo

Solo is a game where players compete against each other in a solo free for all. The player with the highest score at the end of the game is the winner.

Solo Elimination

Solo Elimination is a game where players compete against one another in a solo free for all. Players start with limited power. If a player runs out of power, they are eliminated for the game.

Team

Team is a tactical game in which players must work together in teams. The team with the highest point score at the end of the game is declared the winner.

Human Flags

Human Flags is like Base Flags, only that one player can be designated as the player who can score their team a point for tagging the other team’s base.

Capture the Flag

Players must capture the opponent’s base then return to their own base to score. Players cannot score if their base signature is on another enemy player.

Continuous

In this game format, players compete against each other in a solo free-for-all. The game runs continuously and players can join the game at any time.

Base Flags

The Base Flags game is a team-oriented game where teams attempt to score as many points as possible by tagging an opponent’s base.

One Tag All

In this game format, a player tags another player, all players in the game (except the player who did the tagging) are deactivated.

One Tag Team

In this team game format, a player tags a player on the opposing team, the entire opposing team is deactivated at the same time.

Survivor

In this solo elimination style game, players are given a predetermined amount of deactivations. Unlike a standard elimination game, when a player tags an opponent, that player gains additional deactivations from the tagged opposition.

Want to see Arc Studios immersive laser tag arenas for yourself? If you are attending the 2019 Amusement Expo in Las Vegas, then visit Arc Studios at booth #1103 and see amazing craftsmanship and artwork on display as they showcase an immersive laser tag arena and release of their latest Free Roam Virtual Reality game Eclipse; an out of this world experience, literally.

Drive more customer traffic and revenue with an Immersive Laser Tag Arena.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is laser tag dangerous?

No, laser tag is not dangerous. Laser tag is a non-contact sport that uses transmitters (LEDs) placed on multiple points of a player worn vest. Each vest is accompanied by a sensitivity rifle that has a focusing lens, and a very narrow field of view that can detect the transmitters only when pointed straight at them. The rifle acts like a remote, such as the one used to change the channel on your television that sends a signal when the rifle is aligned with the target on the vest.

How does laser tag work?

Laser tag is a game played by all ages 5 and up. Each player wears a vest that has transmitter targets attached throughout and is accompanied by a sensitivity rifle that when pointed on target at another player’s transmitter will send a signal to award points for the successful players. Laser tag is a timed match, can be played on teams or individual play and in different themes like capture the flag.

How much space do you need for laser tag?

For an optimal play experience, 24 – 30 players are recommended in an arena space of 3,000 – 4,500 square feet. The average size of a birthday party is about 12 kids, so if you have a 30 player capacity, it allows you to fit 2 birthday parties per game with space for walk-in traffic.