Posts tagged escape room
Opera, Hip-Hop, and Spotify Film Shoots Collide at OCEG
 
 
World renowned opera singer Sharleen Joynt and her husband successfully complete the Midnighters!

World renowned opera singer Sharleen Joynt and her husband successfully complete the Midnighters!

Behind the Scenes of Tierra Whack’s Spotify Rap Caviar Shoot

Behind the Scenes of Tierra Whack’s Spotify Rap Caviar Shoot

Post-Midnighters Rap Caviar video shoot with Tierra Whack

Post-Midnighters Rap Caviar video shoot with Tierra Whack

 

It’s been a busy Fall! The air’s been crisp and nippy and the stars have been out! In September, we had the world reknowned opera singer Sharleen Joynt and her husband Michael visit while she was here for the month’s performance of Sky on Wings with Opera Philadelphia. Apparently playing escape rooms are one of Sharleen and Michael’s favorite things to do while traveling for work. They enjoyed the Midnighters so much that they came back for A Quest for Freedom just a few days later, and even sent some co-stars from the Opera to come enjoy our escape rooms too. With all the theatrics and drama in both escape rooms and Operas, it shouldn’t be surprising that these worlds overlap so easily! With Sharleen and Michael being such enthusiasts, we had to extend an invitation to them to come beta test our next game, 2084.

October was also just as eventful as we were contacted by Spotify to be part of a video shoot by the awesome and quirky hip-hop artist Tierra Whack, who recently signed to the mega rap star Meek Mill’s DreamChasers label. Tierra’s known for her eye-catching 60-second song projects that are set to videos of zany alternate universes. Since Tierra also loves playing escape rooms, it was a perfect fit to shoot her special in a 60-minute adventure with Olde City Escape Games. So, before we knew it, Spotify sent an entire production crew to Olde City Escape Games and our lobby and the Midnighters game was converted into a movie set. Lights, camera, action - the Spotify crew captured the awesome 60 minute adventures Tierra and her friends had playing the Midnighters. You can catch the RapCaviar special showcasing Tierra at Olde City Escape Games on Spotify Premium or below:

 
OCEG Launches New Partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters
 
 
Olde City Escape Games - Big Brothers Big Sisters

Old City Escape Games is proud to announce a new upcoming partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America in Philadelphia! 

A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of hosting one of the most dynamic duos to have played our escape rooms. Two friends,  mistakenly booked to play The Midnighters game on a Tuesday when they intended to come the Sunday before. Although they showed up unexpectedly, we were so charmed by the charismatic (and apologetic) pair that we absolutely didn't mind arranging for an impromptu game. It was such a blast watching these guys embody the Midnighters' spirit of friendship to recover the moon rock. Though the two had an obvious bond, they didn't confirm our suspicions that they were a Big Sib/Little Sib pairing from the Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) organization until they came back a few weeks later to try our Quest for Freedom Game. We were so excited to see them again!

Big and Little successfully completed both missions as Midnighters and Benjamin Franklin's fellow rebels, winning both games in under 60 minutes. To top it off, they really inspired us at Olde City Escape Games. Seeing how much fun they had playing our escape rooms together was incredibly rewarding and inspired us to keep sharing our games with more BBBS matches. 

As a result, we got in contact with Big Brothers Big Sisters and we are proud to announce that we will be proudly launching a partnership with BBBS. Soon, Big Sibs and Little Sibs will be able to come play our games at a generous discount on weekends, as we work to offer accessible and affordable opportunities to more BBBS matches. 

At Olde City Escape Games, we love when team-building can morph into community building and hope to see more Big Sibs and Little Sibs bond under the spirit of Midnighters/Rebel fun and friendship.