VR Escape Room Game
A New Experience in Virtual Reality
Mahan led the Meshki's team and embarked on a mission to develop an immersive, engaging escape room experience leveraging its virtual reality expertise. The resulting game transports players to a realistic virtual world with hyper-realistic avatars, fantastical elements, and challenging puzzles.
For years, escape rooms have seen immense growth in popularity across the world as a great activity for groups. However, the cost of building these physical enclosures is very high, especially when considering the need to frequently update the story and re-decorate the set for a fresh experience that will keep players coming back. To make things even more complex, the COVID-19 pandemic practically shut down the entire escape room industry due to the need for social distancing.
Virtual reality presented a great opportunity to evolve the concept of escape rooms, eliminating many of the hurdles associated with physical venues. Meshki set out to develop a surreal game that would allow players to work together virtually to find challenging puzzles and unlock different clues as a larger overarching story progresses, and players advance through the game’s levels. Adaptive elements within the multiplayer game include transformable spaces such as movable walls and ceilings to create a fully immersive experience. Leveraging its expertise in developing VR environments and storytelling, the team released a prototype of the game for escape room enthusiasts to experience and provide feedback.
Interior space and assets
Exterior space and assets
The game prototype is currently going through community testing. The team continues to refine the prototype and aims to move ahead with a full buildout of the game in 2023.
Meshki Design Center
Executive Creative Director