Make Your Escape: Dystopia

By | March 20, 2019

by Make Your Escape (website)

First Floor, 4 Osmaston Road ('The Spot'), DE1 2HR

Derby

2-5 players

60 minutes

Beyond the great dome of Utopia lies a desolate wasteland. Disease has ravaged the population, resources are scarce and, for those still managing to survive, life is hard.
Yet, long condemned to the darkness, the Dystopians have become resilient and determined. No longer will they accept their fate quietly and no longer will the advancements of Utopia benefit only the few.
Besides, they've made some advancements of their own and Utopia might just need them more than they realise.
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Rated between 35 and 45 out of 5

based on ratings from 19 users
combined with 7 pro reviews

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Team Tonks rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 28 May 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 47 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalimmersivestory-driven

This is technically a review for both Dystopia and Utopia as we feel they are best played together as the storyline follows on. We are glad we did it this way. Both rooms had a great story and were engaging. There was a good variety of puzzles and not just finding keys and padlocks. 

Laura McGill expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 13 Jun 2021 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
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Arjay Henshall expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 14/09/19 Team size: 3 Time taken: 43.07 Outcome: Successful escape!

If you are playing this game, make sure you also book for Utopia. I’ve never seen a game where the two intertwine their stories so cleverly. These are both absolute must dos. 

The story is fantastic and totally fits the theme very well. The story continues throughout the game and there was a fair bit of physicality involved, a real nice mix of challenges. 

imrahil experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
PurpleB experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: Jun 2019 Outcome: Successful escape!

Not quite as good as Utopia in my opinion.  One or two of the puzzles required a bit of an unreasonable stretch.  But still an excellent room.

🦡cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
SiSitAndWait rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Team size: 4 Time taken: 48odd Outcome: Successful escape!

We did Dystopia followed by Utopia, such an unique idea to go from one to the next, we thoroughly recommend you doing it like this. We found this a bit better than Utopia, but both are excellent!

MissLoopyLou93 experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 24 Sep 2018 Team size: 2 Time taken: 56:28 Outcome: Successful escape!
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A great room with some unique points. After playing Dystopia and Utopia separately I’d recommend doing them together. 

Tim Cooper expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 3 Time taken: 40:10 Outcome: Successful escape!
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🔐James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 31 Jul 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 59:42 Outcome: Successful escape!
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One flip side of a coin, you can play this back to back with it's sister room, Utopia, and if you do its a great experience.  This room is very 'analogue' as in padlocks, observational puzzles and some deduction required.
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Arriving at Make Your Escape for our booking, we were welcomed in by a sardonic overall-wearing janitor from a dystopian future. It’s always a nice touch when a game’s host is in character from the outset, and he maintained the persona throughout the welcome and briefing. While it works perfectly well as a stand-alone game, Dystopia is best played in conjunction with its sister room Utopia as a two hour double header, and any review of one must need make extensive reference to the other.
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A pair of games that were both enjoyable experiences, but which really came into their own when played back to back. Break out of Dystopia before discovering the truth behind the perfect society of Utopia.
Will you choose to play Dystopia as a standalone game, in succession with it’s brighter and more futuristic sibling, or pit yourself against an opposing Utopian team? The choice is yours, but whichever you choose, you’re in for a treat.
Utopia and Dystopia are two different games, but we’re covering them in the same article. I’m not sure that’s wise, because, they’re very, very different. But they are connected: both figuratively and literally. Figuratively, they share the same universe and form two parts of the same story. Literally, you can play both games together and certain things in one can game can influence the other, turning it in to a competitive event. I also believe it’s possible to play both games back-to-back, coming right out of one and into another, but that’s somewhat dependent on there not being anyone in the other game!
We played Dystopia and Utopia back-to-back. Alone this is a good game, but set in the context as a detailed backstory to Utopia it’s a well themed room with great storytelling.

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