Who are we?
Collock is above all a team passionate about games and gamification! How do you go from discovering escape games to designing custom corporate escape games? Learn more about our history, from our first nomadic escape game to our latest digital game.
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Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Lille & Budapest
Our love for games & Collock's origins
We are a group of friends from France. We discovered the escape game dedicated to individuals in 2011 in Budapest, when the concept was barely known in Europe. While the 1st escape game had just opened its doors a few days prior, the concept is still unclear. We heard about a game, about a new activity to do between friends: we didn’t need more to agree to being locked in the cellar of a famous “ruin bar” in Budapest.
59 minutes and 40 seconds later, we left the room and began a debrief that lasted longer than our game session. We marveled at how we managed to connect information, how we sorted out what was useful and what was not, how we found alternative solutions when we seemed stuck… In short, how we managed to be so brilliant together, while we definitely would have given up very fast if we had been alone.
It made us think about our professional environment, and how this game could appeal to our teams composed of people of all ages, with heterogeneous skills, personalities and desires. At last, there was an original activity that could federate and please everyone!
Corporate escape games : already more than…
This is how the idea of transposing our gaming passion to companies’ workplace was born, and how we developed our gaming expertise and the corporate escape game concept. We eventually created Collock three years later to develop our unique vision of corporate gaming:
IN OUR GAME DESIGNING
We selected elements of the escape game that shows a strong analogy with the business world (communication, teamwork, complementary skills, time management, objective orientation) to design games dedicated to the needs of companies: turnkey or customized, for team building, recruitment, awareness, training, integration, change management, etc…
IN OUR MAIN MODEL: THE NOMADIC ESCAPE GAME
While existing escape games met the general public’s needs by bringing players to a fixed location, in a limited number, to play scenarios frozen over several years, we wanted to invent a model that met the needs of businesses: the nomadic escape game. We create or adapt our scenarios to companies’ specific challenges, and we bring them to their chosen location: their premises, their seminars, their trade shows…
IN THE DIVERSIFICATION OF GAME FORMATS
From the nomadic escape game, we develop various formats to adapt to companies’ needs and uses: the giant immersive escape game, the escape game in kit, the board game, or the digital game. Each project becomes unique and widens the range of possibilities!
What happened at Collock since 2015
2015 : Birth of the company and our very first corporate escape game
That year, the Collock adventure began: the company was created and we developped our first corporate escape game: Casse à Dallas (“Heist in Dallas”)
This nomadic escape room plunges players into the world of Texas and the Bank of Dallas robbery.
2016 : 4 game launches
2016 marked the launches of new Collock games: 3 nomadic escape rooms on various themes and our first giant immersive escape game, about Cybersecurity.
2017 : The Inside Box
Our game designers team created the Inside Box: a giant escape game in a kit format, easily deployable and customizable to meet our customers’ customization needs (see picture).
At the same time, we opened our 2nd office in France, in Lyon !
2018 : New games for new HR uses
Our development continued. We launched a second giant immersive escape game: Escape Odyssey, a journey through space!
This year, we are also designed our first serious games, for training and awareness purposes.
2019 : New offices and news games
We opened 2 new offices in France (Bordeaux and Lille), and a new office in Budapest, Hungary.
We designed a new escape game in a kit format, a spy story in Russia during the Cold War, as well as 2 new awareness games.
2020 : All about digital games !
We designed our first digital team building games so that they can be played everywhere in the world.
- Treasure Hunt: an online escape game where your team has to be the first one to find the hidden pirates treasure on a mysterious island! Find out more
- Error 1960 : a online escape game where you’ve been sent back in 1960 and you need to go back to the present before it’s too late! Find out more