Immersive Tech gets involved with Augmented Reality at TED 2018!

Immersive Tech gets involved with Augmented Reality at TED 2018!

Augmented, virtual and mixed reality is a rapidly growing industry and the immersive nature of each one aligns perfectly with the roadmap Immersive Tech will be diving into more and more.

In partnership with the VRAR Association, Shape Immersive, VRSquare, Nano3 Labs and Steampunk Digital, Immersive Tech custom built a topographically accurate model of the Grand Canyon to be used as a base for a mixed reality experience demonstration at TED 2018 in Vancouver.

Our new custom escape room experience in sunny Los Angeles!

Our new custom escape room experience in sunny Los Angeles!

You are a member of the crew of the Starship Desolation, a deep space exploration vessel.  One of the most advanced and ambitious ships in human history.  You are part of a bright new frontier for our species.  This mission was not only launched to look for a second home for the people of earth but also to search for new species of alien life.

Guest Post: 7 Ways to Make an Immersive DIY Escape Room

Guest Post: 7 Ways to Make an Immersive DIY Escape Room

Recreating the escape room experience at home can be fun not only for the players, but also for you while designing and building it. Obviously, friends and family will not expect you to build out a completely new room inside your house for a fun game. Though you really can create a extremely immersive experience for the players without breaking the bank (or the walls).

New Tech in the Works...

 

We're developing some pretty cool software for escape room owners (and ourselves!) to allow for customizing your own touchscreen minigames (queue up different types of games!) in order to trigger maglocks, lights, sensors and more. Stay tuned as we're working on some useful additions to the software as well as demonstration of the tech opening a maglock.

Contact us if you want this in your escape room!

 

Thank You Vancouver Creative Technology!

We recently had the pleasure of speaking at the Vancouver Creative Technology meetup about some of the technologies and projects we are working on. Our CEO Jeff Jang went over the challenges we face in trying to setup our experiences in challenging locations while still trying to raise the bar in the technologies and theming we use.

The Vancouver Creative Technology Meetup is a group of people who use technology for creative expression. We gather monthly to share ideas, get inspired, and build our community. We're interested in learning about technology and art, finding inspiration and collaborators, and getting help and feedback on our projects.

You can visit Vancouver Creative Technology here.

Immersion in Escape Room Design

Immersion in Escape Room Design

Immersion is like air—constantly surrounding us and affecting our every move. We don’t notice when it’s there and when we do we just resign to just dealing with it or breathing a little harder to compensate. With escape rooms as an industry being so young, this is by far one of the biggest and most commonly neglected areas in escape rooms everywhere.

Five combination locks on a chest. Number ciphers in an abandoned laboratory. Oddly clever riddles left by the serial killer who plans on returning to kill you in 60 minutes, but for some reason left you a number of clues in addition to the keys for all his locks. These are all actually quite common in many escape rooms still, and are holding back what could be potentially far more amazing experiences and turning them into a series of puzzles in a former retail space with your friends. 

Immerse yourself in this blog post and continue reading.