Melbourne Is Playing Host To A Real Life Point And Click Adventure Game

Three people walk into a room. The room is pitch black, there is a note on the desk. You light a torch. The note is from your uncle. He has been kidnapped and you must rescue him.

It sounds like the plot of some long forgotten Lucasarts point and click adventure, but this is real life. Sort of. This is Escape Room and it's taking place in Melbourne. I want to have a go.

Escape Room is essentially a space in Melbourne that has been re purposed to create adventure. Ali Cheetham and Owen Spear have taken a small bungalow in Flemington, recreated an antique study and filled it with a series of connected puzzles. Three people enter and they must work their way out in what essentially amounts to a slightly friendlier version of the movie Saw. Hints come in via Walkie-Talkie and you don't lose limbs if you get puzzles wrong.

The game lasts 70 minutes and I totally want to try it. It costs $66 to take part and while it's booked out for the entirety of May, spots in June are available. It's the first of its kind in Melbourne, possibly Australia, and it look amazing.

You can find out more at the official website.

Entering the Escape Room [Broadsheet]

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Comments

    @dc

    Edit: who am I kidding? you've seen this already.

    Last edited 06/05/14 2:17 pm

    An experience for teams of 2-4.
    2 people: $33 each ($36 at night)
    3 people: $28 each
    4 people: $24 each

    Takes 1-1.5 hours. Booking system has slots up to December 2015 (3 or 4 possible time frames in a day), not sure how long they plan to run it though.

    Sounds a hell of a lot more interesting than going to a movie, and not that much different in price for a group of 4. Might have to seriously look into trying this.

    This sounds like my kind of thing, would love to try it one day.

    On a related note, what recent puzzle/adventure games have you played? Me:

    * 999
    * Virtue's Last Reward
    * The Room
    * The Room Two

    I love these games and would love to play other similar titles :)

    I have the feeling I'm still going to be told I can't >hit door with chair_...

    Last edited 06/05/14 4:45 pm

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