Hey y’all, I’m Wyatt Bushnell, co-founder of Coin Crew Video games, the corporate that simply revealed Escape Academy throughout the super-duper enjoyable /[email protected] Gaming Showcase! For these of you who’re searching for a co-op escape room puzzle sport, look no additional, as a result of Escape Academy is a co-op escape room puzzle sport.
You most likely haven’t heard of us, and that’s as a result of Coin Crew Video games hasn’t at all times made video video games. We began out constructing IRL escape rooms and arcade video games. When the pandemic hit, we have been serendipitously between initiatives. Arcades aren’t pandemic proof, so we determined to pivot, and translate our out-of-home learnings right into a digital sport. The result’s Escape Academy.
In Escape Academy, you play as a scholar enrolled on the titular faculty, learning to turn into the final word Escapist! Clear up puzzles. Meet the school. Brew the right cup of tea. The sport options over a dozen hand-crafted rooms and is fully playable in single-player or co-op with a pal – native or on-line!
Escape Academy is our very best escape sport: it brings collectively the bodily points of escape rooms and the wild situations of video video games. Our historical past with IRL video games knowledgeable a lot of the design: how will gamers stroll round these areas? What props will they be drawn to? How do two gamers work collectively? Every room is designed to be solved as it could be in actual life: utilizing nothing however your noggin’.
We’re additionally tremendous stoked with how the theme of Escape Academy got here collectively, the “academy” idea has paid a ton of dividends for us creatively. The number of faculty topics allow us to tie attention-grabbing escape-room situations and wacky-town characters right into a cohesive story. Moreover, I used to be watching a sure superhero faculty anime, so I’d be mendacity if I stated that didn’t play an element in it.
Making the leap from bodily to digital video games was intimidating at first, however we had the assistance of some superior publishing companions: iam8bit and Skybound Video games. Their expertise in each worlds was very important to creating our kooky escape room concepts a actuality.
We are able to’t wait to indicate you extra Escape Academy later this yr. We’re laborious at work placing the ending touches on the sport, which can be escaping in 2022 day one with Sport Cross for Xbox Sequence X|S, Xbox One, and Home windows 10. Thanks for studying!