NAVIGATION

History of Creative Works

 

Our company was founded on October 9, 1997 by Jeff Schilling. That was the year Titanic hit the movie theaters, Seinfeld was the most popular show on TV, and Hanson released the hit song MMMBop. Obviously, a lot has changed¬†since then; with both pop culture and our company. We’ve hit a lot of milestones over the years, and we can’t wait to achieve even more. We’d love to have you along for the ride – request a quote to see how we can help your business achieve more.

We install first Infinite Escapes attraction

March 10, 2017

We install first Infinite Escapes attraction

The existing escape room options are all DIY or franchises, so our team launches and installs our first Infinite Escapes attraction. This attraction offers high levels of quality and theming without the extra costs of a franchise.

Online store re-launches

December 21, 2016

Online store re-launches

We rebrand and rebuild our online store to make it easier for operators to find the supplies they need. We also place a heavier emphasis on the amazing props that our artists create.

New LaserTAG360 Program Launches

December 15, 2016

New LaserTAG360 Program Launches

We overhaul our popular LaserTAG360 program and launch a new website. This new website features online educational content and exclusive discounts under the Advantage Program.

We win best booth award at IAAPA

November 16, 2016

We win best booth award at IAAPA

For the first time ever, we receive the award for best booth in our size category at the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, FL.

Laser tag gets Epic!

September 22, 2016

Laser tag gets Epic!

Our laser tag arena product line becomes “Epic Arenas.” We believe memorable experiences make people happier and we focus on creating the most epic and memorable laser tag arenas in the world.

ColorCRUSH makes its first appearance

July 22, 2015

ColorCRUSH makes its first appearance

As a way to provide for facilities that have limited square footage, we unveil ColorCRUSH. This arcade game utilizes only 10 feet of wall space, and features a fast-paced experience, similar to the game play in AtomicRUSH.

AtomicRUSH debuts

July 22, 2012

AtomicRUSH debuts

Building off the momentum and success of Lazer Frenzy, we debut AtomicRUSH; a new mini attraction that allows up to 4 people to play at a time. This fast-paced game gets a lot of attention from attendees at the IAAPA Attractions Expo.

Creative Works rebrands

November 1, 2011

Creative Works rebrands

A new logo is launched to represent our evolving brand. This modern update reflects our goal to develop creative ideas and deliver the WOW Effect to every client.

The first LaserTAG360 educational event is held

August 9, 2011

The first LaserTAG360 educational event is held

After years of answering operational questions and providing tips, we realize the value of an educational event that is focused on laser tag, and LaserTAG360 is born. This event is held 3 times per year in our city of Indianapolis.

Lazer Frenzy is unveiled

July 22, 2008

Lazer Frenzy is unveiled

We unveil the Lazer Frenzy laser maze a couple months before the important IAAPA Attractions Expo. This is our first foray into “mini attractions” and it is very well-received by the industry. Shortly after, Lazer Frenzy wins the Best New Product Award at IAAPA.

FEC Store opens

July 22, 2007

FEC Store opens

The FEC Store is launched, and it allows us to provide various items to entertainment facilities, such as fog juice, effects lights, sound systems, and golf supplies.

Cosmic Golf is created

July 22, 2006

Cosmic Golf is created

As experts in black light props and theming, we take our talents to a new attraction and develop our black light mini golf courses. These mini golf courses scratch our “innovation itch” and give us the ability to develop props that just wouldn’t work in a laser tag environment.

Theme Factory is established

July 22, 2005

Theme Factory is established

The Theme Factory is established to improve our fabrication processes. It also allows us to fabricate the props and pieces before the installation, which is why our installations only take a few days.

100th laser tag arena is installed

July 22, 2004

100th laser tag arena is installed

After years of developing laser tag attractions for entertainment facilities all over the world, we installed our 100th arena. This was a huge milestone, and we’ve installed hundreds more since this date.

Creative Works is founded

October 9, 1997

Creative Works is founded

Jeff Schilling officially launches Creative Works and aptly chooses the website domain www.thewoweffect.com. Shortly after, we install our first laser tag attraction for a client; a space-themed arena.