Virtual Escape Jam

Whip up a tasty game in a single day.

After selling out quickly last year, RECON’s Virtual Escape Jam is back! Note that once again, this optional addon ($60) has limited availability. Update: And it is SOLD OUT, once again. Sorry!

This experience is for anyone who loves playing, designing, and learning about escape room-style challenges and puzzles, and wants to make their own game, all while meeting new people and having a blast!

The Virtual Escape Jam can be added to your RECON Basic, Pro, or VIP ticket. Look for it in the checkout process, after you’ve selected your RECON ticket.

If you are interested in this ticket enhancement, please fill out the form below to be added to the waitlist.



The Virtual Escape Jam is a full-day workshop on Friday, August 20, from about 10:30 – 19:30pm New York Time.

This event takes place before RECON officially begins!

How It Works

We’ll assign teams of 5-6 people, and together you’ll create and test your own 20-minute virtual escape room. Working together with other creative folks, you will push the boundaries of immersive entertainment.

Get started with the help of structured prompts and guidance from escape jam facilitator extraordinaire Jeb Havens. Then you’ll receive direct feedback and mentor guidance from Jeb and the one and only Tommy Honton. You will then continue to iterate as you watch other teams attempt your online escape room. Plus, you’ll get to play other teams’ rooms and give your feedback.

You’ll Walk Away With:

  • Tons of new ideas for online escape room designs
  • New friends and industry contacts
  • A mind-blowing sense of accomplishment
  • Greater understanding of experience design – what works, what doesn’t, and why!

No experience necessary – open to anyone with an interest in escape rooms, immersive theater, board games, theme parks, DIY, video games, crafting, game shows, storytelling, puzzles, and the like.

Escape Jam Waitlist