Escapable – Outatime
Game Date: 05/08/2021
Team: Amy & Ian
Duration: 60 Minutes
“Can you head back into the past and solve the puzzles left for you by the Professor to re-jig the thingamy whats-it and save human kind as we know it?!? You will be transported back though the decades, you will need to work with your team to overcome several obstacles that are currently blocking your only path home!”
Outatime is clearly inspired by a certain time travelling film, and whilst not using anything outright from the film, it is a geniune homage to it, and very nicely done.
Each time period looked great, with the 50s and 80s represented faithfully. The sets were clean, delightfuly decorated and had enough to represent the time period without anything to be a red-herring, or misleading.
The ending of this game is cracking, a really theatrical ending that fits in perfectly with the theme and it exciting and uplifting!
The space isn’t huge, and this is reflected by the maximum of 5, you’re gonna be quite cosy with your team mates, especially in the first part of the game.
The game is well lit throughout, and there are elements of crawling and climbing.
As an aside, this room has one of the most fun and unique transitions from one space to another! An element that was so simple, yet so inspired!
A game that had both open and linear elements and combined the 2 well, with a good variety of puzzles, including observation, logic, physical, word, searching and more.
The puzzles were all nicely in theme, and felt intrinsic to the story and room. Great ah-ha moments came with every puzzle, as they were all so logical and a joy to solve.
The puzzles variety meant that there would be something for every team member to excel at, and have their moment. There were no logic leaps or ambiguity in any puzzles.
The flow was excellent, a swift moving and smooth game that came with no sticky points or slowdowns.
Signposting was good, there were a couple of moments that could have used a little bit more subtle signposting, but with grit an determination the puzzles are possible without.
Overall, Outatime is a lovely room, that will give new players a great introduction to escaping whilst still challenging more experienced teams.
Clues were delivered via a walkie talkie
Drai was our game host and he was wonderful, a true credit to Escapable, he ran our game with precision and grace, delivering hints at the perfect time. He gave us an excellent brief and was an all round great guy to chat to
There was plenty of hand sanitizer about and the rooms were clean and tidy.
Did we escape?
Yes, in 40 minutes!
2 Players £40
3 Players £54
4 Players £68
5 Players £80