Locurio: The Vanishing Act

By | September 30, 2020

by Locurio (website)

619 N 35th St

Up to 4 players

£115.00 $140.00

📹remote avatar
Winner of a 2020 TERPECA award90 mins
The Great Noximillian, world-renowned magician, is hiding more than just tricks up his sleeve. His past five assistants have mysteriously gone missing, each after their 13th performance with Noximillian. Now his latest assistant, Casey, is desperate to uncover the truth behind these disturbing disappearances.
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Rated between 40 and 50 out of 5

based on ratings from 23 users
combined with 8 pro reviews

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c2creviewer experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
msilcox expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: Jan. 30, 2021 Team size: 4 Time taken: 81 minutes Outcome: Successful escape!

Really excellent game.  Good integration of cut scenes, so that both the intro and outro were unusually cool.  It is strongly recommended that you play with 4 different devices, because each device is sent different puzzle elements for several of the puzzles.  This meant that we had to be really intentional about working together, which was terrific. Some quite tricky puzzles, with some imaginative elements, and good integration with the theme.  Among the best remote escape rooms we've done (out of about 40).

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Excellent adaptation of already great room in person. It has clearly built on how the remote escape room genre has evolved, as it includes the best elements of the best remote avatar games out there including immersive acting, a well-implemented top-of-the-line inventory system, several multiplayer puzzles, great hosting, and more.
Darren Miller expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
MattN rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5

Can't wait for them to be able to open their in-person rooms again but in the meantime, they've created a magical remote version of The Vanishing Act that is so so good! Hands down, the best Zoom call we've had during lockdown!

Charly expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Outcome: Successful escape!

Loved this room. One of the best I've done. Lots to do, some clever puzzles I've never seen before, and slick use of video, with a good back story. Highly recommend.

Ben rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
  1. We played The Vanishing Act over the weekend and it kicked butt. Seriously, this was my favorite virtual room so far. Summer and her team did an awesome job!
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
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A 90 minute adventure delving into the magical world of Noximillian the magician who has a habit of ‘losing’ his assistant after their 13th show… and your friend Casey is about to go onto stage for her 13th show…. We need to find out whats happening before she disappears too.
Perfectly modified from a real-life game, The Vanishing Act is a masterpiece in online game design. An inventory system that both helped and added extra challenges, a great gamesmaster, and an overall slickness that is rare in online games, make this a must play!

We've played remote games before where prerecorded video elements were quite obvious and made the game play quite difficult to follow. In this game, you won't even notice what parts were prerecorded and what was live. Lucurio did a great job stitching the two together seamlessly.

The puzzles were designed to work smoothly with the inventory system and that made the experience felt like we're playing there in person. Although we rather much play there in person, this was definitely gratifying for the time being. So gather a team of friends and try to solve this magical mystery (with a little twist) now!

The Vanishing Act is a live video adaptation of a real Escape Room. The game started with an outdoor video sequence in front of a theater, which let us enter the story in a believable way.

Ah, the lucky 13th performance for our dear friend Casey. What could possibly go wrong?

Read the full, detailed review at EscapeMattster.com ⬊

In real life, I'm sure The Vanishing Act is a decent, good-looking room, with well-designed puzzles. But the remote experience goes one level above, through seamless prerecorded sequences and a number of puzzles being fully integrated in the game's interface.

Overall, The Vanishing Act is a perfect transitioned physical room to the remote world. The use of the most advanced & comprehensive inventory system we’ve seen so far in the virtual escape room world, mixed with the detailed story and illusion of where present live game starts to where it ends, Locurio have it covered. We loved every part of the experience and that is why it has rated so highly! A massive thank you to our games host who played Sam, as he brings the room alive with his acting over the course of the 90+ minutes of suspense, panic and frantic puzzle solving. 


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