Bewilder Box & Eltham Escape: Sector X: The B.R.U.C.E. Project Part 1

By | April 28, 2020

by Bewilder Box & Eltham Escape (website)


Pilot an experimental robot through 60 minutes of mind boggling challenges designed by the award winning team behind Eltham Escape Rooms and Bewilder Box
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Rated between 35 and 45 out of 5

based on ratings from 35 users
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A collaboration from the escape room companies Bewilder Box and Eltham Escapes, Sector X is an online escape game where you must guide the robot B.R.U.C.E. through a series of puzzles. The new breed of online escapes is very diverse in style, and this one uses a custom computer interface with cute retro graphics. Although it looks like a computer game, you're not moving the robot around in the style of, say, a platform game - rather, there are hotspots to click on that show puzzle clues o...
Take a pinch of Bewilder Box, a dash of Eltham Escapes and mix it together with a healthy dollop of fun. Throw in a perfectly blended use of technology, and you have the recipe for a great time

Love robot jokes? This game had plenty! I love it when humor could be added to a puzzle game as it definitely eases the tension between the teammates during puzzle solving.

Renowned scientist Dr Wilder Sr., dies tragically after a routine dimension hopping adventure goes hideously awry. He's reduced to nothing more than a brain in a tank of fluid. His son, Wilder Jr., aka Benji, is determined to resurrect his father's genius and so begins the B.R.U.C.E project. The plan? To create a robot that can be controlled by a human mind. Work is completed on the prototype... Now the final phase of testing begins. The droid is passed to Dr Dirk Banana so that it can be deposited in his experimental holographic testing chamber. Will these magnificent minds work as a cohesive unit or will all of Benji's work have been in vain… It's time to find out as you enter 'Sector X'.
Part 1 was a joy to play! A great way to scratch the escape room itch and a very different style of game to others out there. We cannot recommend this game enough!

If I had a penny for every time someone told me I HAD to play The B.R.U.C.E. Project by Bewilder Box I’d be … Well … A bit better off than I am now. Point being, this game felt like a long awaited rite of passage I needed to play. Having finished it, it’s not my favourite play at home game every but I completely understand why it’s on the pedestal it is. It’s really UNIQUE and cracks a lot of problems of collaboration that other escape games still struggle with. A big round of applause for Bewilder Box and Eltham Escape Room’s ingenuity on this one.

Sector X: The B.R.U.C.E. Project is a fun and quirky game that has a good range of challenging puzzles tucked under its belt. Its setup encourages communication and teamwork, and it gets that right in spades. The simplistic design betrays some solid puzzlework that plays well to its medium.

I’d recommend this for work team building events (as we did it), and teams of 3-4 who aren’t too bothered about immersion and just want a good time.

B.R.U.C.E. shares much of it’s DNA with more traditional computer games and is in some ways a love letter to the world of retro-geek tech

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