Questomatica – Wake Up

The Escape

When I receive an email from someone offering to lock me in a room for an hour I am normally a little hesitant to reply. However, when the team from Questomatica invited me to play their latest escape room game (titled Wake Up) eager to let them do just that. I’ve always wanted to try an escape room game.

The basic premise of an escape room is that you are locked in a room and have to find a way out within an hour by completing various puzzles. It’s kind of like a live action point and click adventure computer game but without the load times. However, Wake Up takes the basic premise of an escape room game and runs with it, creating an amazingly immersive experience.

The game is based around the imagination of Matilda, a little girl who’s dreams are usually happy and cheerful places until something goes wrong. Thousands of fantasies, riddles and illusions become mixed up in one mysterious and unpredictable knot, and you are trapped right in the middle of it.

Before I went in I knew I would need some help so I assembled a team of friends. After we arrived the three of us waited outside the door to Matilda’s dream world, not knowing what to expect. The door opened, we entered a room, the timer started and then…

…this one thing happened and it was great…

… and this other thing happened and we all jumped… it was awesome…

…and later Luke figured out this one puzzle we were all be stuck on and we cheered…

…and later still we found this thing we needed for another thing… and we were all very pleased with ourselves…

… and all this other amazing stuff happened and…

Ok. I can’t actually tell you what happened after we entered the room without spoiling the surprises that followed. I really wish I could but I can’t. I have been sworn to secrecy. If you want to know what happens in Matilda’s dream you’ll simply have to enter it for yourself.

What I can tell you is that we were instantly sucked into the amazing atmosphere, and genuinely mind blown by some of the surprises that awaited us upon completing parts of the mystery and the many fun puzzles.

You’re probably wondering if we actually escaped (or if I am writing this from inside the locked room). We escaped. We completed the room in 41 minutes and 13 seconds, just a few minutes behind the record. Why not see if you can beat our time?

Click Here for more info about Questomatica: Wake Up

Questomatica Escape Cartoon
Questomatica Escape Photos

And don’t worry. They do actually let you out if you don’t complete it in time…… I think.

7 responses to “Questomatica – Wake Up”

  1. Do they also happen to have a game that’s based on being trapped in an Evil Lift of Doom and Horror as well? :P

    Seriously, though, that sounds like an awesome, if slightly creepy, way to have fun!

    • Invader_Stu says:

      I do not think they do but it’s an interesting point. Maybe they thought I would be an expert at escape rooms games because of my time trapped in the lift…. Hhhhmmmm.

      And yes. It is a lot of fun :)

  2. Johan says:

    Well done, guys! Nice picture of y’all on that website, too :-)

  3. Gez says:

    Sounds like a lot of fun. I know a few other people who have done escape rooms, and want to try one out myself sometime. Glad you escaped and can carry on with your awesome blog though!

  4. dragonlady says:

    We now have one of these rooms somewhere in London.

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