• The Subject Blog 4 – Building the world's smallest escape room



    I always knew I wanted to make the room out of a shipping crate: it’s a visual that ties in with the story and elements of the puzzles (transportation) and would also save me having to build from scratch (incompatible with my limited budget). I also need a box that would be collapsible. Whilst I’m sure it would make a lovely coffee table, I wasn’t building this box to decorate my home – I needed to be able to easily transport it around London.

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  • The Subject Blog 3 – Design Values and Partially Revealed Story



    At the start of any project I like to outline the design values that I want the project to encompass. It’s good to have a list of things to focus back one when developing a game, to ensure that I don’t stray away from the core vision.

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  • The Subject Blog 2 – Designing the World's Smallest Escape Room



    The more I’ve thought about it, the more I like the idea of attempting to create an escape room smaller than anything that’s been made before. It’s a design challenge, and I like a challenge. Also, just to confirm, this would be the world’s smallest escape room – the current smallest was put together in 2018 by Dutch duo Jelle De Bruijn and Leo van der Veen, and aptly titled World’s Smallest Escape Room. Of course it won’t be the world’s smallest escape room for much longer – The Subject is coming for that crown.

    Interior image of the current smallest escape room in the world. Look at all that headspace! I can definitely make something smaller...

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  • The Subject Blog 1 – Buried Alive, The Game



    It’s the middle of March 2019, and I’ve got this idea that I can’t shake. Wouldn’t it be fun to be locked in a small box, and only allowed out after solving a series of puzzles? I mean, of course it wouldn’t be fun, what with the debilitating dread and claustrophobia, but it would certainly be a unique playable experience that would stick with participants after they’ve escaped.

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