PuzzlePunks: Save King’s Landing from Home with First Virtual Escape Room in Croatia

Daniela Rogulj

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May 8, 2020 – The highly popular PuzzlePunks Dubrovnik Escape Room has adapted to the coronavirus crisis by turning their Game of Thrones-inspired escape room into an online virtual game. Now you can engage in fun and challenging games with your friends & family from the comfort of your couch, wherever you are in the world.

The coronavirus pandemic has shaken the entire world, canceling many plans and causing caution and social distancing. Life as we know it has been put on hold, but Diana Marlais and Bogdan Dascalescu, a local Dubrovnik couple and owners of PuzzlePunks, chose to transform this business crisis into an opportunity to create something new:

“We are the first company that offers live video escape games in Croatia & one of the early adopters around the world.”, proudly explains Marlais. 

“Our bookings kept getting canceled and the season was looking quite gloomy. The entire world just stopped and honestly, we felt quite scared of our future. To make things more complicated, we found out we have a baby on the way. Necessity is the mother of invention, so in our case as well, we felt we had no other choice but to adapt & innovate.”

The virtual escape room game takes you into the world of Game of Thrones, where you and your team have 60 minutes to “Save King’s Landing”. You have a live avatar at your command through live video and you have to direct him to look around the room for clues. He is your eyes and hands inside the room, walking, looking & picking up items based on your instructions. Pay attention to the game, and with some observational skills & teamwork, spend a thrilling 60 minutes solving puzzles with your friends. 

“It’s been our dream to reach more players worldwide. We are happy that we are able to offer those who cannot visit Croatia while traveling is not possible, as well as to escape room fans all over the world, an authentic Dubrovnik experience,” says Dascalescu. 

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“You can make a booking for yourself and your family/friends or buy a gift voucher if you want to surprise someone with an epic birthday present or just help them get through these challenging self-isolating times”.

PuzzlePunks have adapted their working hours (12 pm – 6 am CET daily) to accommodate different time zones and especially the American market, that is rapidly filling their booking slots. Reservations and more information can be found here.

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