Real Escape Game, designed and developed in Japan in 2007, has arrived to Canada for the first time.
In 2006, as Takao Kato was sitting in class, he looked over his friend’s shoulder and saw her playing a game on her PC. The game involved pointing and clicking her mouse around a virtual room to reveal clues needed to unlock the front door. This was and is a widely popular PC game genre called Room Escape.
Takao was intrigued by this, and began imagining how this experience might play out in real life. One year later, he launched the Real Escape game.
Today, over 10,000,000 participants have played this game in Japan, China, Taiwan, Singapore, and the United States. Only 3% of participants have made their way out.
In a time of digital overload, the Real Escape Game introduces an interactive analog gaming experience, where the right measure of wit, persistence and teamwork win the game. Scrap Entertainment has partnered with Secret City Adventures to bring the Real Escape Game to Canada for the very first time.
So much fun! Definitely the best escape room game I’ve played in Toronto. Both rooms were incredible.
Real Escape Game Toronto Staff
Designer/Art Director/Room Lead
Room Lead/Game Master
Room Lead/Game Master
Secret City Adventures
Secret City Adventures is based in Toronto, Canada. It’s mission is to design, develop and deliver immersive experiences and promote more curiosity in the world. Secret City Adventures partnered with SCRAP Entertainment to develop the Real Escape Game in Canada for the first time in 2014, selling out games for over a year. More recently C&C launched a Pop-Up shop that features creative work from local artists and makers around the city. The Secret City Adventures team is currently running The Curiosity Lab, a creative lab that explores ways that art, science and technology can make impact in the world. Stay tuned for more Secret City Adventures.
Scrap Entertainment Inc.
Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, SCRAP has been creating immersive and adventurous puzzle events. In 2007, it invented the world’s first live action game called, REAL ESCAPE GAME™ in Japan, and named it リアル脱出ゲーム in Japanese. REGs have been held in Japan and other Asian countries in unique places such as multiple schools, ruined hospitals, amusement parks, stadiums, and churches-and the events have built enthusiasm. In Japan, the series of TV drama, Real Escape Game TV and movies are released. SCRAP is pioneering the new genre of Real World Adventure, which has become a driving force in the world.
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