Deadlocked Escape Rooms: The Testing Chamber

By | March 20, 2019

by Deadlocked Escape Rooms Reading (website)

122 Castle Hill, RG1 7RG

Reading

2-6 players

60 minutes

The Wexell Corporation has developed an artificial intelligence, designed to create bespoke escape rooms that adapt to the competency of the players in real time. This exciting technology of tomorrow is not yet ready for widespread use, but this is your opportunity to get a sneak peek and apply to Wexell to become a beta-tester. You will be tasked with testing the system to it’s limits and provide feedback about how to improve it for the future; that is, as long as nothing goes wrong in the process..
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Rated between 35 and 45 out of 5

based on ratings from 13 users
combined with 4 pro reviews

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Wesley Mead expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 22 Nov 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 59m 30s Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techfunnystory-drivenquite difficult
Mark Jackson experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalstory-drivenquite difficult

Nice puzzles and story. Not the most expensive looking room

Anonymous experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
funnygreat hosting
MightyMidds experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 06.01.19 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalfunnyimmersivequite difficult

As a huge fan of the Portal games, I just had to play this game for my birthday and I was NOT disappointed! The only problem was deciding how to play it out (the game has multiple endings due to a very fun twist) and solving any of the puzzles because I was having too much fun laughing at the clever audio interaction and delighting in the amusing homicidal AI related jokes.

This was my first ever game with Deadlocked, and my first experience of staff actors (our wonderful hosts, Charlie & James) who swept us up in the story from the second they opened the door. The puzzles were well signposted, and presented an increasing challenge as we progressed. Whilst it was the most difficult game I've done, this left us with a great sense of achievement whenever we solved a puzzle...and our gamesmasters were ready to guide us if needed. They were also very happy to chat with us about everything afterwards, talking through anything we missed. 

Of course, now I shall be quite biased as not only did I love the game, but I'm definitely a fan of what these guys do - they're super passionate geeks, and it shows in their work!

🌡Juliette B expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 14/08/2020 Team size: 2 Time taken: 58:00 Outcome: Successful escape!

Lovely hosting by Charlie, fun puzzles and some comedy moments from the computer. Set is looking a little tired but by their own admission the game is due for retirement - and I'm glad we got a chance to play while it's still open. 

PurpleB experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: Jul 2020 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

Great concept for a room with some really nice touches thrown in.  Clever and innovative puzzles.  Fantastic GM too.

imrahil experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Michael Marsh rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Brian experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 5 Outcome: Successful escape!

loved the twist

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There are not many computer games I've played in the last eighteen years, but one of the few I have is Portal. If you're also familiar with that, then you'll recognise immediately the tongue-in-cheek dark humour of Testing Chamber. This game starts with the team being led into a white room to meet EROS, the artificial intelligence who will construct a bespoke escape room for them and definitely not decide to cheerfully murder them with neurotoxin.
This is a game driven by technology and ...
There are no less than four ways this game could end, depending entirely on the choices made by the players, which could cause many to have a love/hate relationship with this room, and some might find that the existential dilemma created for them by the room is perhaps the most difficult aspect.
We enter the second of Deadlocked's rooms, where we find ourselves inside an empty white room...

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