Cryptology will be messing with your M.I.N.D….

With a new year here Cryptology Barnsley will be bringing true terror to the mining town of Barnsley. Cryptology believes that with HMS Cypher escape room ticking the cerebral box for puzzle difficulty and Insanctuary escape room taking you, ever so slightly, out of your comfort zone it is time that Cryptology Escape Rooms delved into the murky world of HORROR!
There is nothing to fear, but fear itself
So what is M.I.N.D?
In short this is the testing facility for the ‘Ministry in Neuro Design’. A secret private lab where we test the latest and greatest (most of the time) in neural gadgets. This latest test involves you and you are here to be a lab rat for a new neural implant. Unfortunately, we need to test this implant to it’s extremes and that means it will play on your fears. Don’t worry though, we almost never have issues during these tests, in fact 60% of the time it works every time.
This new live escape room experience will be based out of our Eldon Street location in the centre of Barnsley across from the new Glassworks market and Library.

Music Of Cryptology Builds

I’m a bit of a muso, I learned violin and trumpet in school, taught myself guitar (and then bass) and drums. Drums are a tricky beast, so I’m now having weekly lessons.

But there’s certain bands and/or albums that were synonymous with the creation of various Cryptology games.

The building of Cryptology Nottingham started in approximately April/May of 2015. At this point, the band of the moment for me was Of Monsters And Men.

However, I cannot pin a song to Cypherdyne’s creation. This whole creation process is quite a blur, but once opened work for The Crypt started and I have definite recollections to Crypt-building and their first album My Head Is An Animal.

Next creation at Cryptology was “The Basement Game” (this is being transferred, less about this, more to the choons!). This game started creation in February 2016, and this was deep in my Everything Everything phase, strengthened by seeing them in Nottingham in November of 2015.

So, the early stages without a doubt were consumed with their album Get To Heaven.

However, I have a fond memory of letting YouTube play classical music. The epic-game we were working on backed up with this soundtrack just seemed to work!

Next in chain of being built was HMS Cypher at Cryptology Barnsley. Whilst Simon may not possess my love for them (although I do not believe he dislikes them), his playlist now has these as a constant suggestion (back to Everything Everything).

So, that’s us up to date so far. What’ll be next?!





5 (Digital) Escape Games That Sam Loves Too Much

Before Escape Rooms were the thriving business they now are, many people who wanted to challenge themselves turned to other types of games, most notably, video games.

Yes, I made the jump! Now just to- Oh.

There areĀ A LOTĀ of video games based around escaping and, if you love playing or building escape rooms, then you certainly should be looking at some of these as your next inspiration, challenge, or both.

After the break, come and see what games you should start with that offer the best themes, puzzles, and challenge.

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TripAdvisor Woes

When Cryptology Started

TripAdvisor definitely helps us escape rooms out, there is no doubt.

I recall being number 41 of 41 fun things to do in Nottingham, and I oddly got a booking because they “wanted to try us out”. They had not even done an escape room before!

Now, two years on, things have changed a little.

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Cryptology’s Blog Is Born!

The Beginning v2.0

It has been my intention to get a content-rich blog based on Escape Rooms and Cryptology for quite some time.

As a business owner, every day is work-day, and you’re often juggling a lot of balls. The to do lists grow, you usually ignore their priority order, but I can now say that this (which wasn’t top of my list, silly Mark!) is now complete.

You can expect to see blog posts from Mark and Simon (the owners of Cryptology Nottingham and Cryptology Barnsley) on their new attractions, and blog posts from all employees about things escapey and otherwise!