YouEscape – Demo [Reaction]

It’s like Facetime but with puzzles.

Location:  the Internet

Date Played: April 14, 2019

Team size: 1-4; we recommend 2-3

Duration: 30 minutes

Price: $0 per player

Ticketing: Public or Private

REA Reaction

YouEscape created a free demo to help entice more puzzlers to play their Google Hangouts-based escape games.

It was quick, but emblematic of what YouEscape was all about. If you’re curious about YouEscape, read a review of one of their full games, Elements.

In-game: A hand reaching in and hitting play on a radio.

YouEscape has waded into some interesting waters where they’re creating unusual puzzle games designed for play in-browser.

This style of game is best for people who would love to play escape rooms together, but cannot because they live too far away from one another.

I’d like to see YouEscape continue to push the boundaries of what they’re producing, as I think that there is a lot of untapped potential in this format.

If clever puzzles made from unusual inputs are one of the bigger draws of escape rooms for you, then you should give YouEscape’s Demo a try. It might not be a mind-blowing experience, but I really get a kick out of playing an escape room with friends in London from the comfort of my dining room and pajamas.

Post-game screenshot of all of the boxes opened, a sign reads "REA Escaped April 2019"

Who is this for?

  • Puzzle lovers
  • Geographically dispersed friends
  • Players with at least some experience
  • Players who don’t need to be a part of every puzzle

Why play?

  • You can puzzle with friends from afar
  • It’s affordable
  • YouEscape does some clever stuff

Tips For Visiting

  • You will need a computer than can comfortably handle at least 6 browser tabs and a video chat without freaking out, a stable Internet connection, a microphone, and a notepad (physical or virtual, but we found physical to work best).
  • We recommend that each player use their own computer, from their own space, and communicate through Google Hangouts. This allows each player to move between the tabs/ windows as they’d like.

Contact YouEscape to book your session, and tell them that the Room Escape Artist sent you.

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