The history of cryptography is almost as old as the invention of writing. As written messages began to spread, there was an almost immediate need for them not to be understood by uninitiated eyes. The methods and codes used in the past are now easy to crack: the simplest is the letter shift method, or Caesar code. It looks like we’re pushing the letters of the ABC somewhere further away. For example, the title of this article would be “Votpmwfe nztufsjpvt nfttbhft”. Pretty cool, isn’t it?
You may probably know already, but if you don’t, we are happy to tell you that based on the reopening roadmap we are open again! Finally, the time has come for us not only to host groups of friends and families who are retraining themselves after a long period out of escape rooms, but also to host colleagues for an amazing and fun corporate team building program. All this in our escape room Manchester has been waiting for!
As you probably already know, based on the reopening roadmap announced by the government, your favourite escape room from Manchester is opening its gates again! However, we wanted to clarify a couple of things so everyone can be sure that the Code to Exit headquarter is a safe environment and anyone can enjoy escaping without worrying about getting the virus. So let’s see how we reopen our rooms, what can you expect and what we pay special attention to!
Dr. Scott Nicholson’s name may be familiar from Escape Room World Championships. He was the one who designed the final escape room. It is no coincidence that he has been asked to give some insights on personas needed for a successful escape game, as he studies and develops games and escape rooms with scientific thoroughness - all of which he also teaches at university. Professor of Game Design and Development - this is his exact title of Wilfrid Laurier University. So, if someone is, he knows escape games. That’s why we wanted to give you some of his insights about what types of players are needed in an adventure like this.
Carnegie Mellon University conducted an analysis of team leadership, collaboration, and diversity by interviewing escape room participants. Among other things, it turned out that corporate teams are less successful, they have room for development when it comes to team building!
Hearing the word escape room reminds many of danger and claustrophobic confinement. Although it’s a really meaningful pastime, and in most cases not at all scary. You immerse yourself in the game forgetting everyday problems, and you can focus on the present with the help of the puzzles inside. But how will you and your partner be able to thrive in an escape room date?
It’s been more than a year since the WHO declared Covid-19 as a pandemic, most of us are working from home and it is getting harder and harder to keep ourselves occupied. We admit, it is really not easy when all events are cancelled, cinemas, gyms, museums and an endless list of facilities are closed. It was also extremely hard to close the doors of our escape room. But not everything is lost, there are still things we can do despite the current situation. So we thought of gathering some things to do in Manchester to keep you occupied.
Brain researchers have found decades ago that our right and left hemispheres specialize in different functions. The right hemisphere is responsible for creative thinking and the left is responsible for logical thinking. In an escape game, we need both at the same time, so we work both halves of our brains in order to get out. Let’s see how that works!