09/12/21 Expert opinion News

Digital Escape Game vs Physical Escape Game: advantages and disadvantages.

Until a year ago, most events were held in physical form. However, the context linked to the COVID-19 epidemic has forced companies to reinvent their digital events. For several months now, Emeraude Escape, which specializes in corporate Escape Games, has been rethinking the physical Escape Game in order to be able to play online and continue to offer its clients tools to tackle their problems. Today, the physical Escape Game has given way to the remote Escape Game. In this article, we review the advantages and disadvantages of the physical Escape Game and the online Escape Game.

THE DIGITAL ESCAPE GAME

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF AN ONLINE ESCAPE GAME?

The digital Escape Game has no limits! First of all, the number of participants is unlimited, since it is possible to play alone or in multiplayer mode (with no limit on the number of players), and then the setting. The online Escape Game allows you to immerse yourself in a realistic world, tailor-made to fit your needs and take into account your specifications and/or photos. Another important feature is that the virtual Escape Game has no spatial or temporal limits.

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Another important advantage of the Virtual Escape Game is the collection of data that allows you to export a lot of information about the participants through a personalized back office (player performance, results by city or region, by business unit, etc.).

The automation of the virtual Escape Game is also a plus for the player who does not need human support. The presence of a human game master is non-existent since the clues are set to trigger themselves at a given moment. Another strong point is that this online Escape Game format offers the possibility to play offline, meaning that players do not have to start the game at the same time. It is also possible to play from anywhere, on any support (smartphone, tablet or desktop) and to stop and resume the game at another time.

Related: Virtual Escape Game for business

DISADVANTAGES OF THE ONLINE ESCAPE GAME.

The worlds offered by the remote Escape Game are limitless. However, unlike the physical Escape Game, immersion in these different universes can be more difficult or simply take longer. Moreover, to play online, you will need a WiFi connection!

THE PHYSICAL ESCAPE GAME

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF THE PHYSICAL ESCAPE GAME?

The main advantage of the physical Escape Game is the immersion. Indeed, for the player, a real setting is more immersive than a virtual one. Thus, the projection in the universe will be done more quickly than for an online Escape Game.

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From a pedagogical point of view, the player’s involvement is stronger because he really handles the objects and his 5 senses are put to contribution. As a result, the memorization and integration of the different concepts covered during the escape game will be easier. During a traditional Escape Game, interaction and exchanges with other players are also more important.

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Related: A physical or hybrid escape room experience

DISADVANTAGES OF THE PHYSICAL ESCAPE GAME.

The physical Escape Game does not have only advantages. First of all, it is limited in the number of themes offered and in the number of players. The other disadvantage of the physical escape game is that everyone must be in the same place at the same time and we are obliged to play in teams.

To conclude, whether it is physical or online, the Escape Game will allow your employees to strengthen their collaboration while sharing a moment of exchange, conviviality and mutual aid. For those who can’t decide between a remote Escape Game and a physical Escape Game, it is possible to mix the two.¬†Add immersion to your digital Escape Game by integrating a physical puzzle box.

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