A Very Brief Origin of Our Escape Rooms

  • Posted by Billy Messina
  • Posted in Uncategorized
  • Posted : May 4th, 2021

For those new to our organization, Escape the NETHERWORLD is a series of exciting and challenging adventure games brought to you by the team behind the Atlanta Halloween mainstay, Netherworld Haunted House.  Since 1997, Netherworld has been applauded by national and local media, as well as from a fan base that spans all 50 states and beyond. As illustrated by being named to a myriad of Top 10 Haunted House lists (including numerous stints in the #1 spot) by the likes of Yahoo, Buzzfeed, Fangoria, Dread Central, USA Today etc…we’ve always prided ourselves on producing high quality entertainment.  While at our previous location of 20+ years in Norcross, GA, we had only dipped our toe into the Escape Game realm with the offering of a small, but quite complex 3-Minute Escape Room called “The Mangler’s Fear Machine”…this was great fun but only made us thirsty for more! In late 2017 we moved into a new facility that allowed us the physical space needed to expand beyond seasonal haunted house offerings and thus we ventured full-speed into Escape Games, and later, into the wild world of Laser Tag.

No strangers to creating immersive storylines, elaborate set design and exemplary customer experiences, we dove into the crowded Atlanta Escape Game market with zeal.  And although a relative newcomer to the still fledgling escape game industry here in the U.S., our games were quick to garner both critical and popular acclaim.  An important thing to note though, is that our escape rooms are not scary like their namesake haunted house.  Despite this fact, they still possess the same adrenaline inducing fun quotient and attention to detail that Atlanta has come to love and expect from the Netherworld name.  So if you’re concerned that these escape games will be too scary, please know that although they all have really creepy fun themes, they are not Haunted Houses.  There are of course incredible props to look at and engage with…and an obligatory startle here and there, but by no means should you enter these escape rooms thinking “haunted house”.  In reference to the aforementioned startles, if you’re the real nervous type, just let your friendly gamemaster know and they’ll be happy tame it all the way down for you…conversely if you have no reservations about getting startled, let us know that too!

Like most escape rooms in the greater Atlanta area and beyond, you and your team will have one hour to explore mysterious rooms, solve clever puzzles and beat the game before your time runs out…but unlike any other escape room in America…these escape rooms are distinctly “NETHERWORLD”.

We hope you’ll consider visiting, we really are just a short hop outside the perimeter (you know, OTP, please don’t hold that against us Atlanta peeps)…finding a building this big on 10 acres Inside the Perimeter proved to be a puzzle that even the best escape game enthusiast couldn’t solve.

We’re conveniently located just a short drive from Atlanta, just up HWY 78 off Exit 9 at 1313 Netherworld Way.

Check out the map above for easy directions.

So if you’re looking for a unique and challenging Escape Room experience in the Atlanta area, please do join us for an exhilarating time at Escape the Netherworld.

We currently have 4 Escape Room offerings:  SASQUATCH, HAUNTED, TIKI ISLAND and NOSFERATU with a 5th coming by the Fall…and boy this one is gonna be a doozy!

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