The history of escape rooms goes right back to the 1980’s in the form of video games.
The basic premise of these games revolves around having the the player trapped in a single location. One of the first examples of this type of escape room video game is John Wilson’s text based adventure ‘Behind Closed Doors’ which was released on the ZX Spectrum in 1988.
This genre of game quickly caught the imagination of gamers and game developers alike and with the evolution of gaming systems and computers they became even more engaging.
With the advent of flash based browser games the escape room concept started to reach people outside of the traditional gaming community
Some examples of flash based escape room video games include: