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The ‘Book of Dreams’, a Puzzle Book Collaboration Launches on Indiegogo in Support of Doctors Without Borders
For the past six months something very exciting has been brewing among some of our favourite escape room creators. We’d heard rumours- well no, more like whispers that a mysterious book like no other was being written by an A-team of puzzle creators.
So when the news of “The Book of Dreams: A Puzzle Anthology” finally dropped, we could not wait to find out more! But the wait is nearly over, as it’s with great excitement that we announce the Book of Dreams launches on Indiegogo on the 17th of March 2022 at 6.30PM GMT.
Intended as a “love letter” to the global escape room community, twelve respected puzzle game and escape room creators have come together to make one fantastic story told across twelve parts and absolutely packed with puzzles.
No matter your experience level, the Book of Dreams has been designed to suite players of all puzzling prowess. So there’s quite literally, something for everyone!
Once Upon a Time…
The story of The Book of Dreams follows Lucy, a young girl who becomes trapped inside her dreams. Just like any great adventure, our hero must travel through each of the dreams and solve the riddles and puzzles in order to escape her sleepy fate.
“Once upon a time, on a warm summer evening, that seemed like any other evening that came before it, 10 year old Lucy climbed into bed. After a long and exciting day, she was ready for a long rest, and fell asleep, Little did she know, that her adventure was just about to begin”
Above: The team at Sherlocked showing off the Augmented Reality aspects of their chapter.
Meet The Team Behind The Book of Dreams
The Book of Dreams has been produced by Lee Ballan and created by twelve creators from around the world. Each creator represents something unique about the escape room industry – whether it be digital games, online puzzle hunts, physical, award winning escape rooms, or tabletop puzzle games.
All connected with their immense love of this industry of ours!
Anna and Ace Ellett – BlueFish Games
Errol Elumir – Cryptex Hunt
Phil Hill – Cryptic Enigmas
Charlie Bond and James Hamer-Morton – Deadlocked
Khiara Foss and Logan Giannini – Enigma Emporium
Summer Herrick – Locurio
Elyssa and James Warner – Paruzal Games
Rita Orlov – PostCurious
Anna Lysova and Lisa Levina – Scarlet Envelope
Francine Book, Victor Van Doorn and Terry Brochard – Sherlocked
Nick Moran – Time Run, Spectre & Vox
Midnight Quests – The Pyramid
100% Profits Donated to Doctors Without Borders
Initially the project was planned to be announced later in the year, but the creators have decided that because of the situation in Ukraine, the project is being pulled forward in order to donate 100% of the profits to Doctors Without Borders.
Doctors Without Borders are an international, medical humanitarian organisation working in more than 70 countries around the world. Their medical teams act fast to save people’s lives in conflict zones, natural disasters and epidemics – including in Ukraine.
How to get involved
The Indiegogo campaign goes live today, and you can head to the page here or “Like” their Facebook page to receive all updates on the project.
Here at The Escape Roomer, we cannot wait to pledge and learn more about the project as it unfolds! See you in your dreams, puzzlers…