Project Breakout

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Where?

Brighouse (Rokt climbing gym)

We played all 3 games at Project Breakout, each with the same host, so here’s a short review of them all. They now have a fourth game ‘Operation Clearsafe’ that we hope to play in the future. We played in a team of 2.

The games:

  • The Antidote
  • Project ‘Z’
  • Dollmaker

Location:

The games are located at Rokt Climbing Gym, on the top floor. There’s a fair amount of stairs to get up to these three rooms, but its definitely worth the climb. They also have their own car park at Rokt (with a pay and display just over the road if it happens to be busy) and the reception area for Rokt sells hot and cold drinks and snacks. There’s also a bar/restaurant across the road.

The Antidote:

You have been selected to take part in an experiment. Details as to the nature of the experiment cannot be revealed until the day of arrival where the scientists will fill you in on their plans. All they ask is that live subjects enrol.

This is a test of skill, cunning and bravery. Not everyone will complete the challenge, but those who do will be rewarded with the ultimate prize! More details will be provided in your briefing should you choose to take the challenge. Do you have what it takes to beat the experiment?

Our host (Benn) was in character from the moment we stepped foot through the door to Project Breakout, and we definitely felt like test subjects before this game had really began. The website states that this is a good room for beginners, its not because its super easy, but rather is a wide range of puzzles that introduces newbies nicely to escape rooms.

The theming of the room wasn’t quite what i was expecting based on the story, but it worked great. The room flowed well and some really fun and clever puzzles kept us busy for almost the whole hour. The puzzles were logical and well thought out with everything coming together for the final puzzle which was rather clever.

As well as escaping, I may have won the award for ‘best hair colour under UV light’.

We escaped in 48:43

Project ‘Z’:

You are in the midst of a Zombie Apocalypse. By chance you’ve found yourself locked in an underground bunker owned by a secret Government organisation, but the scientist in charge of the keys ventured outside some time ago to assess the situation and never returned.

The hordes of Zombies have begun to descend on the room, and your food and water supplies are exhausted. Suddenly your 2 way radio crackles into life. A rescue chopper has discovered your whereabouts and is on its way to rescue you, but they will only have one attempt to land before the Zombies overwhelm them.

Estimated time of arrival is in 60 minutes. Can you find a way out of the room before the chopper is forced to leave, or worse, find yourself overcome by the undead army waiting outside?

We loved the theming in this one, very much a zombie apocalypse bunker and having done a fair few zombie rooms this one definitely stood out. The room itself was large and would easily fit the maximum number of players in there.

This room had a good variety of puzzles which were a lot of fun to solve and tied in really well with the theme. The clue system was also fit great with the theme and helped bring a little more immersion to the game. Once again Benn was a brilliant host and in character throughout the game.

We escaped in 47:31

Dollmaker:

A serial killer is on the loose. Can you avoid becoming his next victim?

The police have nicknamed the killer ‘The Dollmaker’, due to the macabre way he displays his victims after their death, dressed in handmade garments reminiscent of another era, and clutching in their hand an exact replica doll of themselves.

You have read about him in the papers, even seen the items on the news, but it doesn’t really affect you right? Things like that only happen to other people, doesn’t it? You’re too busy concentrating on your night out to pay much attention anyway…

Fast forward 24 hours. You wake to find yourself and your friends in strange surroundings. The scene is reminiscent of a horror movie. Bloody handprints all over the walls, strange medical devices scattered around the room, and worst of all, The Dolls, So Many Dolls!! As fear begins to creep in you realise you are in the lair of ‘The Dollmaker’ himself. Who knows how long it will be until he returns? Have you got what it takes to escape his evil clutches before you become yet another showpiece in his sick and twisted collection?

This room was definitely a little on the creepy side, but i wouldn’t call it scary. Again the theming was good, a large room that was well decorated with some great little details, plenty of things to investigate and puzzles that were in keeping with the theme, all being  logical and fun to solve. There’s plenty of serial killer rooms about, and this one offered something a little different, again making it stand out from the rest.

We escaped this one with literally seconds to spare, although we probably could have knocked at least 5 minutes off our time if we hadn’t tried 400 different ways of solving the final puzzle before realising we were doing it wrong… turns out it was easier than we made it look.

We escaped in 59:49

Overall these were really fun rooms and we enjoyed all of them, Benn was an amazing host and really brought something extra to the experience. He was clearly very passionate about the games and we can’t wait to go back for the next one.

Prices:

Two players :£40

Three players: £54

Four players: £68

Five players: £80

Six players: £90

Website:

www.projectbreakout.co.uk

 

 

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