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Birmingham, Check out these Escape Room Video Games!

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You’ve heard of Escape Rooms, you’ve played video games, but have you ever tried combining the two? That’s what we’re here to talk about today! We’ve curated a list of five video games that you can play at home while you’re waiting to visit us at Big Escape Rooms! Read to the end to learn more about Big Escape Rooms and the exciting rooms we have to offer!



9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors



999 is a visual novel with decision-making in the style of a Choose Your Own Adventure game. You wake up in a ship’s cabin. Meet more people who are similar to you. And they must cooperate together (or against each other) to either escape the ship or perish attempting to do so. I played through this when it first came out on the Nintendo DS. I’m now re-playing it with the more recently published bundle (999 and the sequel). That’s how good it is. There are mature themes in this escape room game (it would be the equivalent of an R-rated movie). I mean, if you’d take your kids to see Saw, I suppose this would be acceptable to them?! But please don’t. Make this something you look forward to doing when the kids are fast asleep.


The Witness


The Witness, created by Jonathan Blow of Braid fame, features the same island-like setting as Myst, but with a first-person perspective that amps up the puzzles and discovery components. Begin in a bunker and work your way out by solving seemingly simple line puzzles. Throughout the game, the type and difficulty of the riddles increase. Despite the fact that every region of the island can be solved, players tend to gravitate to certain areas in a natural way. But there’s more to discover here – while all of this is going on, you’re learning more and more. And as you learn more, you’ll notice things you didn’t see the first time around. And it’s the kind of finding where the payoff is huge, truly grand, if you persist with it.



The Room



Consider the Rubik’s Cube. Consider a Rube Goldberg contraption. When you combine the two, you get The Room, the first of a new kind of escape room video game. There are a lot of games where you pick up objects, put them together, and study them, but none are quite like The Room. Rather than breaking out of an escape room, the goal is usually to break into something. Players can inspect cabinets, books, and other objects to solve puzzles, control systems, and even employ a blacklight-like feature to uncover secrets that would otherwise be hidden. The game is entertaining, but unlike the title suggests, you are not truly inspecting a room. Instead, you’re inspecting individual items – such as a table or a chair – by circling around the item and noting your observations.


Firewatch


Assume the role of Henry, a new Wyoming Park Ranger. Although you’ll assist Henry with his daily tasks, Firewatch is primarily about the relationships Henry has formed or is establishing during the game. This game belongs to the Adventure or Walking Simulator genres. It’s not an action game, it’s not a puzzle game. It’s a narrative with well-acted voiceovers that are placed and timed correctly. If you enjoy escape rooms for the stories they tell, then Firewatch is a great escape room video game for you.


Day Of The Tentacle


We’re getting back to the basics now. If you’re familiar with this game or the LucasArts company, you’ll understand where we’re going with this. There were a slew of games that were on our Windows 3.1 operating system back in the 1980s and 1990s. King’s Quest, Leisure Suit Larry, Maniac Mansion, and others were among the best. Day of the Tentacle is on this list because there is a remastered version available for you to play. The game play is a point-and-click adventure. Choose verbs, click items, and/or click on objects in the scene to move Bernard, Laverne, and Hoagie around the screen. All you need is a mouse to explore the past, present, and future in a fun and interactive way.


Big Escape Rooms


Want to try something a little different and unique this spring? How about taking the group out to an Escape Room! What exactly is an escape room? It’s a thrilling, interactive scenario where you have to finish your mission before the time runs out. Want to save humanity from a zombie apocalypse? Or help the archaeologists find the location of the legendary hidden treasure and artifacts? You can do that at Big Escape rooms! To complete your mission, you’ll solve a series of puzzles, complete mazes, answer brain teasers, and decipher coded messages before the clock runs out of time. Your group will be stronger than ever after an experience at Big Escape Rooms!

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