The Application Process

Round One

Pick a project and tell us how you’d make it happen. You can choose to explore one of our ideas (see “Pick a Project,” above), or one of your own, as long as it falls within the umbrella of immersive entertainment. Prepare a 1- to 10-page presentation on that project. The presentation can be in any format; we want you to determine the best way to communicate the most relevant information. Assume that you have the resources of Escape Industries backing you (capital, connections, tools, and game design/production experience), but that you would be in charge of finding space, materials, and talent.

Here are just a few of the topics that a sample plan might address:

  1. Potential locations
  2. Budget and revenue projections
  3. Market size
  4. Competition
  5. Staff and materials
  6. Engineering and construction challenges
  7. Timeline
  8. Marketing strategy
  9. Deliverables at the 2-month mark
  10. Etc.

Write as if we have no background in this area at all, and we’re skeptical about whether it will succeed. Your goal is to pitch it to us in such a well thought out package that we have no choice but to say, “Yes!” (That said, you should be honest and up-front about costs and risks.) Feel free to include graphics, spreadsheets, mock-ups of promotional materials, etc. Take your time, do your research, and be creative.

When you have prepared your plan, you may submit it, along with some basic information about yourself, via our application form.

Round Two

If your initial business plan is compelling, we’ll invite you to an in-person interview, where you’ll be able to pitch your idea to us directly and field our questions. (You can also use this opportunity to ask some questions of your own.) If we loved your application, and in Round 2 you’ve make a really compelling pitch, then we’ll make you an offer for an internship focused on developing and executing that idea, complete with budget, timeline, and deliverables.

We will evaluate applications on a rolling basis — first come, first serve.

Click here to access the application.