Juliana Moreno Patel
"The Wild Optimists began when Juliana Moreno Patel & Ariel Rubin, combined their theatre degrees and writing backgrounds with their lifelong love of gaming to create the Kickstarter sensation Escape Room In A Box: The Werewolf Experiment, the first game in the tabletop Escape Room genre and winner of Game of the Year at the Mattel Inventor Awards. That game was also chosen as a finalist for Indiecade in 2016 and featured at the Indiecade Booth at E3. Since then The Wild Optimists have created immersive gaming experiences for a wide variety of clients including Sony, Fox, Universal, the CW, AEG, vampire.pizza, and the Santa Monica Pier. Their goal is to design new ways to play, creating memorable interactive experiences for tabletop games, virtual games, theme parks, music festivals, historical sites, marketing activations, and more."