Hi Enigma Roomies. Mind if I call you that? No? Cool. I had a feeling about you and I :-)
Progress towards our Grand Opening has been going great:
- We’ve secured a great location in the city centre and have been burning through that company credit to buy props, decoration, set pieces, locks, electronics, sensors, gizmos, gadgets, doodads and whizbangs. They’re being glued, painted, taped, nailed, wired and smooth-talked together, into working puzzles for you to eventually solve
- Construction will get into full speed as soon as the approvals come in. For some reason, officials give us puzzled looks when we tell them we want to build a secret missile test facility in the middle of Sydney CBD
- Our cast and crew were in full operation last week, filming videos for our rooms. It’s been a while since I’ve been on a film set, but we have a fantastic team and I can safely say that after editing and post production, the videos look as slick as Dr. Disaster himself (almost)
- We’ve been alpha testing the rooms and puzzles, which involves taking test players through the game rooms to ensure the puzzles work and most importantly... are Fun. Puzzles can be quite complex and without the right level of hints and foreshadowing, they can change from being a fun and intelligent game of skill to a difficult to understand challenge that can only be opened by brute force or chance. This polish phase is critical and is happening righ-
Evil dictator Dr. Disaster discovered our plans to bring down his (not-so) secret (anymore) missile launch facility in the heart of Sydney. In retaliation, he deployed the (very specifically named) torrential-rain-storm-causing-room-flooding machine to halt our progress! Rain water has flooded into the launch facility preventing anyone but us from entering the premises. It looks like our plans to stop Dr. Disaster will have to be temporarily halted while we dry the premises up.
Fear not team! Progress has not stopped. We’re on the job and as long as our pedal powered fans, absorbent paper towels and dry sense of humor are still operational, we’ll have this place up and running in no time. Stay tuned.