Tag Archives: sci-fi

Make Your Escape: Utopia

Derby, Nov 2019

Rated 4.5 out of 5
Utopia is the sister game to Dystopia, its complement and its inverse. Where Dystopia’s decor is urban decay, Utopia is all sleekly gleaming computer panels; where Dystopia’s puzzles tend more to the physical, Utopia’s use touch-panels and screens an… (more)

Make Your Escape: Dystopia

Derby, Nov 2019

Rated 4.5 out of 5
Arriving at Make Your Escape for our booking, we were welcomed in by a sardonic overall-wearing janitor from a dystopian future. It’s always a nice touch when a game’s host is in character from the outset, and he maintained the persona throughout the… (more)

Modern Fables: Hypersomnia

London, Oct 2019

Rated 4 out of 5
When I played Modern Fables’ first game they were based down in south Bermondsey, but they’ve since moved to the east side of Shoreditch. Our confirmation email came with extensive instructions for how to find their entrance, and yet we still ended u… (more)

Escaped: Zygote

Athens, May 2019

Rated 4.5 out of 5
When researching games for our weekend in Athens, several people mentioned Escaped in general and Zygote in particular, as an impressive and challenging game. Athens has plenty of long games, and at 100 minutes Zygote is substantial even by local sta… (more)

Escape Hunt: Worlds Collide

Oxford, Feb 2019

Rated between 3.5 and 4 out of 5
While there are any number of escape rooms that carefully skirt intellectual property laws with thinly veiled ‘homages’ to popular franchises, fully licensed games are much rarer, and so it was with much fanfare that Escape Hunt announced their offic… (more)

AIM Escape: Patient Zero 2150

London, Jul 2018

Rated between 3.5 and 4 out of 5
It takes a pretty ballsy company to launch a set of escape games in London promising “the most immersive and high tech escape rooms you have ever experienced”. But marketing departments have a way of getting carried away, and while for most experien… (more)