Photo of Chris Lattner speaking at the Live Immersive Design Symposium in October 2023

Chris Lattner: Creating Ghosts – Escape Room Design

“First you need the story, what you want to tell, and then choose the appropriate method or format to tell that story.”

Pulling on academic articles by Dai-In Danny Han and Wim Strijbosch, Chris Lattner (The Room Laboratories) talks through the elements that make an escape room fully immersive including environmental storytelling and systems design. Breaking down the timeline of the history of escape rooms, he uses his own immersive escape game Brandon Darkmoor as as example of how to make a contemporary escape room fully immersive from the point of design onwards.

This talk was recorded at the Immersive Experience Network’s Live Immersive Design Symposium in October 2023, and is supported by Arts Council England and our industry partners Illusion Design & Construct, Mance Communications, White Light, Unlocked Vision, Clockwork Dog, d&b audiotechnik, Scene2, Little Lion Entertainment, Entourage, and Vista Insurance.

Date of article - June 20, 2024
Updated - June 21, 2024

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