The Future of Escape Rooms

Escape rooms have become a popular pastime over the last decade or so, with more and more people enjoying the challenge of working together to solve puzzles and riddles.

But what does the future hold for escape rooms?

In this blog, we'll explore 3 trends and innovations we can expect to see in the world of escape rooms in the near future.

Interactive Storytelling

Escape rooms are all about immersive storytelling (after all, you and your team are essentially the main characters placed in the story), and we can expect to see more interactive storytelling elements incorporated into future escape room experiences.

This could involve creating more complex and compelling narratives that players must uncover as they solve puzzles and complete challenges. It could also involve branching storylines that change depending on the choices that players make throughout the game, similar to how non-linear RPG video games work.

Lockdown Ottawa has already started embracing this with our Time Team Trilogy room with 3 chapters of interwoven narratives.

Collaborative Technology

As escape rooms continue to evolve, we can also expect to see more collaborative technology used to create immersive experiences. This could involve incorporating sensors, robotics, or other types of technology that work together to create a seamless and immersive experience for players.

Laser shows, deep resonating audio, or even automated gadgets involved in puzzles and riddles can really help make the experience feel more alive and real.

Futuristic Technology

Technology is the future!

“…technology that work[s] together to create a seamless and immersive experience for players.”


Finally, we can expect to see more gamification in escape rooms in the future.

This could involve creating leaderboards, offering rewards for completing challenges, or incorporating other elements of game design to make the experience more rewarding for players. Tournaments, weekly competitions, trophies, and competitions could help drive escape rooms even further into the limelight and help drive escape room creators like us to create trickier escape rooms for escape room all-stars.

Gamification of Escape Rooms

“…incorporating other elements of game design to make the experience more rewarding for players.”

The world of escape rooms is constantly evolving, with new trends and innovations emerging all the time. From virtual reality and augmented reality to interactive storytelling and collaborative technology, there are many exciting developments to look forward to in the future of escape rooms.
Whether you're a seasoned escape room enthusiast or just getting started, there's no doubt that the future of this popular pastime is bright.

Check out our lineup of escape room experiences that are great for all ages: