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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based on ratings from 46 users
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Anonymous rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 29/04/2020 Team size: 4 Time taken: 58:14 Outcome: Successful escape!

Really enjoyed playing this with my regular escape room group during lockdown! 

lc86 rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: May 2020 Team size: 2 Time taken: 54 minutes Outcome: Successful escape!

Full of escape room style puzzles. So much fun! Can't wait for Part 2

shasha experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 25.04.2020 Team size: 3 Time taken: 71:45 Outcome: Successful escape!

Very well put together online sync game you can play with others over the internet. All players see the same thing, so no parallel play option. The graphics are nice, some hilariously bad jokes and nice puzzles. Not groundbreaking but very clever and neat game.

egnor expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
An amusing multiplayer online puzzle game with a cute sense of humor. The multiplayer synchronization is nice but was flaky in our game (we had to restart once).
Andy Hillion rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: Friday 8th May 2020 Team size: 4 Time taken: 90 mins

Awesome game.  Lots of lateral thinking and easy to follow but fun instructions.

We'll definitely be back for part TWO!!

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
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Lukas Rauscher rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 4.5.2020 Team size: 3 Time taken: 1 hour 12 Minutes 1 hint Outcome: Successful escape!
That was so charming and fun. one of my favourite of it's kind!
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
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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.

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.

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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

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.

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!

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