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“Endstation” is German for “end of the
An escape-room is a physical adventure game in which players need to solve a series of puzzles using clues and hints. Within a certain time limit they can to ultimately escape from the entrapment.
In this escape-room players witness the murder of a spy, but were seen doing it. The murderer and his accomplice catches them and locks them in the spy's car. The car is put on a train and should arrive at its final destination within an hour, where the witnesses can now be disposed of quietly this time.
The original idea to build an escape room within a car
meant that its components should be part of our riddles. We created a setting in which two
unfortunate bystanders witnessed the murder of a spy. They are getting locked in his
car with a bunch of spy gadgets made it plausible that there were hidden codes and an escape
hatch. Unlocking it before the train carrying the arrives its final stop is the only way of
getting out of this death trap alive. In order
to unlock the door, the players have to close three electric circuits. First, they need to find
the ignition key, shift into reverse gear, use the hazard lights and sound the horn. One player
needs to hold the horn so that the
second one can open the final latch. Other riddles include cleaning the windshield so that the
players can read a code behind it and finding a window crank so that they can roll up a
It was a nice challenge to build an escape room in a very short period and with a tiny
budget. Fun Fact: Edgar Schoenknecht coined the “no-budget-production” name, while solving
problems the cheapest and quickest way imaginable.
Our testers, players and mentors were all very fond of what we produced. In fact, the
praises were so high that it was even considered to showcase it at some game conventions.
However, our school had no parking space for it nor was it prepared to fund one, so we had
to dismantle it heavy-heartedly.
Team " Sind Augenverbinden und Fessel auch okay? "
The title arose because we had no team name and
just asked if it was okay to use blindfolds and shackles.
A group of game design-Students from the Media Design Hochschule (Berlin) were assigned to build an escape room for the course level design. Some focused on creating riddles, others installed them in the car, while a third group documented the process and recorded the play-throughs.