Modern Fables: Medogan – Chapter 1

By | April 8, 2020

by Modern Fables (website)

Biscuit Factory, Modern Fables Escape Rooms @Gaff The, 100 Drummond Rd, London SE16 4DG


Languages: EN

not on sale

MEDOGAN is a piece of interactive fiction with puzzles, mystery, beautiful images and immersive audio –  All that you expect from Modern Fables!

Can you uncover the secrets MEDOGAN has to offer?  Can you escape the confines of reality?

Playtime is anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.  Stick on some headphones to fully immerse yourself in the game.

You will also need audio to solve some puzzles.

This is a digital experience but a pen and paper helps solve many a mystery!

show full description
Thank you for helping keep Escape the Review up to date!
Let us know what needs changing:

If you own or manage this company, you can also claim the listing and update it yourself

Overall rating

Rated between 3.5 and 4 out of 5

based on ratings from 19 users
combined with 4 pro reviews

Your review

Player reviews

Wesley Mead expert 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 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 04/05/20 Team size: 1 Time taken: Less than 60 minutes Outcome: Successful escape!
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
egnor expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
This is a very odd game, in a good way, heavy on a very British flavor[u]r of worldbuilding and atmosphere. The puzzles are simple but flow well amid the other material. The game interface is well designed (but watch out because you'll lose game state if you navigate away from the page!).
Darren Miller expert rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5

Just did Chapter 1 and 2. Chapter 1 took some getting used to and I ended up using their hint site. After finishing I went on to Chapter 2, which felt more natural as I was familiar with the game. For the cost (free) it was fun, multimedia, a couple puzzles, interactive story format. I'll play Chapter 3 if/when it comes out. I'll probably check out the non-digital rooms if I end up in London anytime soon. 

Wei-Hwa Huang expert rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Team size: 3

Played a bit sluggish and rather annoying how there's no option to turn the ambient noise off.  For Chapter 1, it was not clear to us that the goal was to fill out the entire map; we thought we would be journeying to different places.  Still working on Chapter 2, although we might not come back.

He Who Waits rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5

Very engaging game, with a different style to many. Whilst there is a fair amount of reading, this is something I have no issue with. The sound (both atmospheric and detailed) helps the immersion and I found using the volume settings in Chapters 2 & 3 enabled me to easily set it so that it wasn't distracting. 

There are only a couple of things that have marred the experience for me, both of which occurred in Chapter 3 - one was a technical glitch that saw a particular element fail to load correctly, so I had to restart and quickly click my way back through my choices. The second was less technical and more an issue with the puzzle itself, where a particular element was not made clear and left me searching for far longer than necessary. A slight update to a character's initial dialogue / responses would fix this easily.  

Showing most recent only - see all ratings & reviews

Reviews by escape room review sites

Medogan immediately stands out from most of the other games in this list. Something like an old-school text adventure in play style, it's instantly atmospheric and intriguing, with an evocative, gently creepy setting and superb use of audio.
The text-adventure game design means that Medogan may not be for everyone, but I enjoyed the narrative-driven, imagination-invoking adventure, and will definitely be on the lookout for Episode 3
We hop into our car and drive to the forgotten town of Medogan, where we first need to discover where all the landmarks are.
A superb game full of intricate details, design and story. It really immerses you into the world Modern Fables are trying to create and is a genuine joy to play. It's not only a phenomenal game, it also make us want to make the trip to London to play their physical games if the quality is anything like this one. We are looking forward to playing episode 2

See also

Other versions of this game:(Different copies of the same game sometimes have significant differences.)