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"According to the Japan Times, the roots of the escape rooms come back from a series of video games called “Escape Games.” The player had to solve mysteries by interacting with people in the room so they could move onto the next level. The first Escape Game video game, Crimson Room, was created in 2004 by Toshimitsu Takagi. In 2007, the Japanese company SCRAP were the first transform the video game concept into live escape rooms. Its founder, Takao Kato, wanted players to be immersed in the game. The players would play in a themed room and solve mysteries to escape within the allotted time.
I had the opportunity to chat with Maren Rosenberg, Melissa Schlesinger and Grace Pisula, the three spirited leaders of Escape Artistry in Wicker Park."