Escape Tales: The Awakening

By | May 17, 2019

by Escape Tales (website)

📦play at home
180-360 mins
Players take on the role of Sam, whose daughter has been in a coma for a couple of months and whose doctors still cannot explain how or what caused it. According to them, everything is fine with the girl; she's healthy and shouldn't be in this condition. Sam is desperate and looks for answers everywhere he can.
Enter Mark, a man whose son was once in a similar condition. Mark is quiet on the details, handing Sam a scary-looking book containing a ritual called “The Awakening”. Mark promises that the book contains the answer, but Sam will need to prepare himself mentally for the journey ahead.
Sam must transverse a whole different reality! Through determination, and a bit of luck, he will be able to find his daughter, understand the cause of her condition, and wake her up.
The meeting with Mark was a week ago. Today, Sam stands in his basement, ready to Awaken his daughter.
Are you ready, too?
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I've been saying for a while that the convention of a 60 minute time limit is an unnecessary constriction on play-at-home games, and that games would do better to aim for a longer play time and a more substantial experience. Escape Tales appear to have reached the same conclusion, and their debut game The Awakening is listed as 180-360 minutes duration (!). Up to six hours on the trot is on the long side even for me, but fortunately they've built in a mechanism for 'saving' your game state so th...
Bei Escape Tales: The Awakening handelt es sich um eines der meist erwarteten Escape Room Spiele für Zuhause in 2018. Begeisterten die bisher erschienen Escape Room Spiele, wie Exit – Das Spiel oder Escape Room: Das Spiel bisher nur über ihre Rätsel, so verspricht uns Escape Tales: The Awakening dazu noch eine dichte Story.

We would 100% recommend The Awakening games, but would add a provision that the story can get quite dark in places, with a content warning for themes of suicide, so tread cautiously if this concerns you. Perhaps give Children of Wyrmwoods a go, which doesn’t have a content warning, we’d definitely recommend giving Escape Tales a go!

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