Location: New York, New York
Date Played: September 29, 2019
Team size: 4-6; we recommend 4
Duration: 20 minutes
Ticketing: Public or Private
Emergency Exit Rating: [A+] No Lock (there was no door)
Physical Restraints: [A+] No Physical Restraints
Sunken City was a free 20-minute escape room designed to promote climate-friendly behavior.
From a puzzle standpoint, the game played cleanly and had a lot of content for its length. A runbook notwithstanding, it was quick, smooth, and enjoyable.
From a content standpoint, Sunken City was more thematic than it was persuasive. Sunken City was not about to change anyone’s mind or strike up a deep dialog about climate change or environmentalism in either direction.
All in all, I’m glad that we were able to experience Sunken City. We were the final team through, so it’s no longer playable unless it gets remounted in the future.
Tips For Visiting
- This was a limited-run escape game produced by Clue Chase.
- It took place on in Nolan Park on Governor’s Island, which is accessible by ferry from Manhattan and Brooklyn.
- It is not currently available for booking.
- Visit Clue Chase in Manhattan to play their other games.
If Clue Chase remounts Sunken City, book your session and tell them that the Room Escape Artist sent you.