6 Vr Escape Room Success Stories [2024]

Updated: November 1st, 2023
Start A Vr Escape Room

Google searches for Escape Room VR has been growing globally. That means that awareness and demand for virtual reality escape rooms are increasing. Therefore, VR escape rooms have the potential for massive growth over the next few years.

To start a VR escape room business, create a business plan. A good business plan should help you track market trends and outline an operational strategy. Select the VR escape room you want to open and select the best location. Finally, select the VR escape room games and consider licensing requirements.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a VR escape room:

Learn more about starting a VR escape room:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a VR escape room?
-> Pros and cons of a VR escape room

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established VR escape room
-> Vr escape room names

Other resources

1. Paniq Escape Room ($12M/year)

Akos Gabossy, the CEO and co-founder of PANIQ ROOM, was inspired to start his own business after visiting Chuck E Cheese's during his year as a foreign exchange student in California. Recognizing the growing popularity of escape rooms in his hometown of Budapest, Gabossy brought the concept to the United States in 2014, aiming to create immersive and interactive rooms that resembled movie sets. Today, PANIQ ROOM has 20 locations and plans to reach 30 locations, generating over $15 million in revenue and attracting more than 400,000 players annually.

How much they make: $12M/year
How much did it cost to start: $500K
Current team size: 25


How We Started A $12M/Year Escape Room That Brings In 400,000+ Players Annually

PANIQ ROOM is a global network of immersive escape room experiences with 20 locations, generating annual revenue of $10 million, aiming to reach 30 locations, $15 million in revenue, and 400,000 players annually, while investing in in-house production capabilities with Indestroom and focusing on marketing through Google Ads, Groupon, and social media platforms.

Akos started Paniq Escape Room over 9 years ago
Akos grew the business to $1M/month
It cost Akos $500000 to start the business
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4. 🤖 Reason Future Tech

One-of-a-kind experiences purposefully built for collaborative problem solving and technology exploration. Considered the best escape room and team-building partners by companies and families in San Francisco.

Where they're located: San Antonio, Texas, USA


5. Ryptic Room Escape

Cyber Detectives Wanted! Get ready for thrilling adventures from the comfort of your home with Ryptic Room Escape! Great for team building, or a fun time with friends.

Where they're located: San Jose, California, USA


6. Entermission VR Global

Entermission VR Escape Rooms boost profits by shrinking the space needed to host an escape game. The epic cinematic games are sure to keep 5 star reviews rolling in!

Where they're located: Nashville, Tennessee, USA