As the title suggests, my company (which is also an escape room company - Lockdown Singapore), is venturing into the monthly/bi-monthly etc subscription box product and I am in charge of designing one and if its up to standard, we will start selling it.
Hence, I would need everyone's opinion on what you guys WOULD LIKE or FEEL the general public would like/don't mind trying as I believe in the US or Europe, you guys have much more exposure to such products in the market (We are from Singapore, and not a single company is doing such subscriptions) at the moment.
A couple of ideas I have currently:
1) A story based game which accumulates over a season (maybe 8-12 months). A good example of this will be like Dispatch BUT WITH MORE PUZZLES in each box.
2) An independent portable escape box each shipment. An example of this will be Escape the Crate, where you can join in any time and each box is not really related to the next in terms of puzzle solving.
3) A story heavy driven game that is low on puzzles and more investigative work. Examples of this will be like Hunt A Killer and CosyKiller.
I would LOVE TO HEAR EVERYONE'S OPINIONS PLEASE, either PM me or add on to this thread. New ideas are also welcomed along with any suggestions to the above ideas. We are going to ship internationally also, hence, you may end up helping on a product that you yourself may receive in the future!
Given you are asking an audience that collected here over CnC, you are probably going to get a heavy leaning towards 1&3 from these boards. It's not exactly an unbiased selection of folks
From my observations, I think the commercially viable things have less to do with arc vs stand-alone and more to do with the balance between "feeling hard" and being solvable. Most people like to feel they are able to solve, with mild to moderate struggle, things they think are hard.
Post by distantsmoke on Feb 28, 2018 22:28:59 GMT -5
I agree with what Amanda said. I also like the unique and esoteric. I personally don't like travel anymore. So anything that would require me to leave my home and go to Surrey, England would stop me buying into it. Frankly if I had to go to the corner gas station I might not be up for it. I love tchotkes as long as they *contribute* to the overall progress of the story or complete a puzzle in some way.
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