Using Custom Virtual Escape Rooms To Get Your Message Out
In one of our earlier blogs on virtual escape rooms, we provided a few tips on how to create a virtual escape room and how players benefit from participating in one. But, in this blog, we talk about how Virtual Escape Rooms – which are extremely popular right now – can be customized to unlock the hearts and minds of your participants.
First of all, most people “get” what an Escape Room is in the “real” world. So, when invited to take part in a Virtual Escape Room, they are intrigued – how does it translate in the virtual world? Then, once they participate they realize it’s every bit as fun when done virtually as in-person because both
- challenge their wits
- build excitement as groups rush to beat the clock to escape, and
- increase camaraderie as everyone works together to contribute towards one common goal – to escape.
So, getting people to play is usually not an issue…but how will a Custom Virtual Escape Room get your message across once they’re committed to play? Here are a few of the ways Custom Virtual Escape Rooms can be used to do just that…
A Custom Virtual Escape Room makes education entertaining!
There is a reason Benjamin Franklin’s quote – “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” is still famous today. It’s true! You can tell people about your message and ask them to study it, but if you can find ways for them to apply that knowledge, they will be more apt to remember it. Virtual Escape Rooms consist of a series of clues that must be solved in order for people to escape and you can weave that information into clues. For instance, to solve one clue, players may view a string of letters and a hint mentions that they can “count” on finding an answer if they know how many years a product has been on the market. If it’s been 5 years, players know to take every fifth letter! You can choose to put their memory to the test in these clues or allow players to access this information in their training manuals, your website – whatever – to solve the clues and reinforce the message.
Give players a glimpse at your real-world location via a Custom Virtual Escape Room
The “room” your players have to escape could be your school, your office building, your retail outlet, the new home community that will soon be opening – whatever you want to put the spotlight on! As players work on escaping, they can take note of items of interest about the location and learn their way around virtually. If your group can’t be there in person, this is the next best way to experience your location. If they CAN be there in person, but you want to familiarize them with the layout first, this is the ideal way to ensure they are comfortable and don’t get lost! This is ideal for familiarization trips, onboarding, or enticing potential visitors to visit your location and previewing what you have to offer.
Highlight features about your service, product or location in a Custom Virtual Escape Room
If getting your target audience to travel to experience your product, service, or location is a challenge, a Custom Virtual Escape Room could be the solution. Your branding can be intertwined into the look of the game, as can attributes. For instance, a computer company can put their computer on the desk of the room the group must escape. The goal? For players to break into the computer by solving clues that tie in aspects of the product. When players break into the computer they must then go into file folders on the computer to open up additional clues. And of course, your branding can be woven throughout the look and feel of the game to ensure players remember who hosted the activity. A customized interface makes for a great virtual team building game for the workplace.
A Custom Virtual Escape Room for a corporate event or activity is memorable
There is a lot of noise out there. If you host a fun activity vs. giving a dry presentation, people are going to remember it. Your message – whether it’s about training, your location, or your brand will stand out from the crowd. And, people will respect you for going above and beyond.
There’s no “escaping” it! We are all bombarded by messages daily. So, consider using a Custom Virtual Escape Room for you corporate event or activity to capture their attention and keep the interest of your attendees!