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BrantNews: Laurier team designs escape room for first-ever world championship

Laurier University, Brantford, escape rooms, Scott Nicholson, game design, Wilfrid Laurier UniversityWhen the best escape-room players in the world go head-to-head in Budapest, Hungary, later this month they will be tackling a never-before-seen escape room designed by a team from Brantford’s Wilfrid Laurier University campus.

“They had the chance to work on a project that will literally be seen around the world,” said Scott Nicholson, professor and program co-ordinator at Laurier’s game design and development program.

Nicholson, who is a recognized expert in the field of escape rooms, and three of his undergraduate students spent last summer helping to create and test some of the puzzles, clues, riddles and problems that teams will face at the first Escape Room World Championship.

Escape rooms are growing in popularity as a recreational and team-building exercise. Players are “locked” in a room and forced to find their way out by solving a series of challenges. Brantford has one on Roy Boulevard, Escape Key, which opened in 2014.

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