Introducing Badges, New Ratings, and a Fresh Coat of Paint!

Over the past few weeks we’ve been hard at work making a few behind the scenes changes here at The Escape Roomer! Since expanding the team to include Ash & Al of Escaping the Closet, Rebecca of Borderline Puzzler and Russ of RussBuilds, we wanted to make The Escape Roomer easier for our readers to navigate and find the content they need, and more representative of the whole team!

Beginning with… A brand new logo!

The Escape Roomer Logo
The Escape Roomer Logo, August 2021

The Escape Roomer – New Logo

The Escape Roomer has moved away from the pink-blue colour scheme of our previous website towards dark green, a gold accent, and a prominent rainbow flag. The new logo is anchored by the outline of a door – I mean, aren’t we always trying to escape through doors?! And the rainbow flag reflects how proud we are of our LGBTQA+ foundations. Furthermore, the six stars represent our current official and unofficial contributors that bring the special sauce to The Escape Roomer. Finally the whole site rebrand is topped off with vintage, risograph print style – a cheeky nod to our original 80s style website! 💃

This rebrand was greatly needed as we grow and find our identity within the wiser escape room and video game community! We’re a collaborative project created to celebrate this wonderful industry and every day we’re amazed by the support we receive in return. As such we hope the rebrand is the start of something even more amazing, and we can’t wait to fly our colourful new logo high!

Standardised Escape Room Ratings

The second biggest change we’re bringing to The Escape Roomer is a standardised rating system. Historically, we’ve not used stars to rate our rooms, but in 2021 this is changing.

There’s a lot of talk in the escape room enthusiasts community about whether 5 star ratings work or not – but generally there seems to be a consensus that they are helpful for quickly finding good rooms and games to play! We hope this change makes The Escape Roomer more easier to navigate!

At the head of every review, we’ll indicate the following:

Date Played
Number of Players
Console *if applicable
Difficulty
Time Taken

And at the bottom of every review, you’ll be able to find more detailed ratings out of 5 stars on each aspect of the game, including:

Escape Rooms At Home Games Video Games

Theming
Decor
Puzzles
Immersion
Innovation
Fun Factor
Value
Overall

Theming
Quality
Puzzles
Immersion
Innovation
Fun Factor
Value
Overall

Theming
Puzzles
Visuals
Immersion
Innovation
Fun Factor
Value
Overall

The Escape Roomer Special Badges

Finally… From time to time we come across truly amazing games and want to award them with a special badge on The Escape Roomer. If you’ve spotted a badge on a review, find out what it means on our Awards Page.

In fact… We’ve already awarded our very first Badge of Honour!

Don’t forget, if you ever want to get in touch with questions, concerns, or Morse Code… You can email us on hello@theescaperoomer.com

Until next time, happy escaping!

Author

  • Mairi is the editor-in-chief of The Escape Roomer and covers escape room news and reviews across the UK's South.

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