Deadlocked Escape Rooms: The Insiders

By | March 31, 2020

by Deadlocked Escape Rooms Reading (website)

122 Castle Hill, RG1 7RG

Reading

£9.99

digital
The Wexell Corporation has a problem right now. There’s a mole in the company, working against us with some very sensitive information and we need YOU to find out who’s been sneaking around where they shouldn’t.
Go solo or gather your closest confidants to take down THE INSIDERS before they go world-wide.
The Insiders is a unique, play-at-home escape room spanning across multiple days, and 3 ‘episodes’ of approximately 90 minutes each. Story-heavy, immersive, with oodles of challenging content, designed by us to keep you playing for hours at a time!
Whilst the physical escape rooms are closed at the moment, you can virtually escape the lockdown by buying it from the gift voucher section of our bookings page. Your adventure begins with a cryptic message within your confirmation email, as soon as you purchase, and whilst we do usually allow 3 days in between each episode to allow for a break, if you want to ‘binge’ it just like your favourite show, we’re not gonna judge you. Just let us know when you start your adventure that you’d like to play all episodes straight through!
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Overall rating

Rated between 35 and 50 out of 5

based on ratings from 10 users
combined with 5 pro reviews

Player reviews

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
PurpleB experienced says:

Excellent value for money with effectively 3 games in 1!  I really liked the concept behind this and thought it was done very well.  However, this doesn't get a better star rating because it was let down a bit by some of the puzzle content.  The first chapter was so easy with such basic puzzles that we nearly didn't bother with 2 & 3.  I'm glad we did because things improved a bit from there with some really nice computer-based puzzles. Most of the printed puzzles were rather unoriginal but fine, however wer found the GoogleMaps section very tedious.

Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Juliette B experienced says:

3 part digital ER game with mixture of online, paper and computer game elements. One puzzle which has been by far my favourite experience of online gaming in lockdown (along the lines of Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes) which evoked the opposite emotion of frustration in my other half. Some parts felt a little drawn out/repetitive but overall, cannot deny the fantastic value you get for £10 with this game. Didn't time ourselves across the 3 parts -  around the 3 hour mark though. 

Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
egnor expert says:
Reasonably well designed and extensive, but the puzzles are fairly classic and get rather grindy. Bonus points for a cute ending that pulls together a lot of the craftwork.
Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5

Reviews by escape room review sites

Half the world is sheltering indoors from a pandemic sweeping the globe - not the plot of an escape game but the sad reality we find ourselves in. With physical escape rooms off limits, many companies are creating games which can be played over the internet in some form. The Insiders is one of the first such games, though frankly the quantity of content looks like it was created over a considerably longer period. A disclaimer: the game's creators are good friends of mine, though naturally this r...
If you haven’t already been convinced to try The Insiders, I don’t know what else I can say. It is without a doubt the best play at home game we have taken on to date. The Insiders is surprisingly immersive, incredibly clever, and just downright fun
We have to uncover the mole at Wexell Corporation with the aid of printed materials and online sleuthing in our longest experience to date!
Remarkably prescient game name, really. I don’t know if, when they began work on their new ‘virtual’ Escape Room, Deadlocked had foreseen a fairly captive audience. But, with the release rushed forward to keep their business afloat during the current difficult times, they have found a diamond for the zeitgeist.

"Insiders" was by far one of our favorite digital escape game that we've played so far (we've done about 50 now). This game incorporated pretty much everything we've seen in terms of types of puzzles.

Smiles all round and a fantastic sense of completion at the end! After The Insiders, play at home escape rooms will never be the same again. It’ll be a tall order for any escape room company to live up to the brilliance of this one.

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