A computer-savvy Florida entrepreneur who had to shut down the physical location of his escape room game due the coronavirus restrictions turned to his skills as a computer programmer to keep business flowing.
Rob Faiella, who owns Rock Avenue Escape Room in New Port Richey, was laid off from his job as a computer programmer and was forced to shut the doors to his business.
But none of those two restrictions stopped him from keeping money flowing in as he took his escape room game online.
A family of four can play for about $50, where Faiella guides them as the mayor of a small town using two iPhones strapped onto him.
The game has reached people from around the world, including one man from Ecuador.
"It's different every game. Different interactions depending on the people and it's really a ton fun," Faiella tells WFTS.
Rock Avenue say the virtual version is so popular, they aren't rushing for the in-person version any time soon.