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A Perspective on PAX East and the Escape Room Game Jam

As a fledgling graduate student in media studies, much of my time is spent doing readings and work for class. Much of this involves catching up on the literature and history of the field, learning about related disciplines and media,

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Escape Room Game Jam

The MIT Game Lab, in affiliation with Red Bull Mind Games, is holding our first ever Escape Room Game Jam!

In this 48-hour design challenge, participant teams will work to create puzzles and games to be played within a pop-up escape room. Teams will be formed by the end of the first day of the jam, but participants are allowed to pre-form teams before the Jam itself.

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Deep narrative: the next evolution of the Escape Room experience

A guest post by Joanne Reay, screenwriter and producer at Terra Mater Studios and speaker at our Escape Room Game Jam this month.

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Playing Live-Action Escape Rooms in a Competitive Mode?

You might have heard of the rapidly growing trend of escape room games. In escape rooms groups of 3-8 players voluntarily get locked into a physical room. These live-action team-based games offer a variety of fascinating insights into game and level design, player cultures, business models, and technologies. We would like to enrich the discussion by asking how these games could be played in a competitive tournament style – as a (e)sport.

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Escape Room Game Jam Keynote Speaker: Scott Nicholson

To kick off our first ever Escape Room Game Jam, we’ve asked Scott Nicholson to speak to us about escape room games!

Dr. Nicholson has recently been researching the design and development of Escape Rooms and will share with us some of his findings, as well as introduce to us what Escape Rooms are!

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