The Escape Game & Amazon Prime Video – The Truth Seekers Remote Adventure [Hivemind Review]

The Truth Seekers Remote Adventure is a real-life escape room livestreamed and played through an avatar, presented by Amazon Prime Video, powered by The Escape Game.

A bulletin board covered in documents, photos, and red string.

Format

Style of Play: real-life escape room livestreamed and played through an avatar

Required Equipment: computer with internet connection

Recommended Team Size: 2-4

Play Time: 45 minutes

Price: free

Booking: book online for a specific time slot, only through November 18

Description

After an introduction from a gamemaster, you are turned over to a “technician” who is just a pair of hands. Beyond that, it is you and your new hands in an escape room. The inventory includes 360 views of the room, as well as close up images of everything that you ask the avatar to scan.

Two views of the game spaces. They look like studies.

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Matthew Stein’s Reaction

Rating: 2 out of 3.

The Truth Seekers Remote Adventure does everything a promotional game needs to do: it’s reasonably fun, full of easy puzzles suitable for a general audience, and with lots of trailer-esque Truth Seekers theming, it’s effective promotion for the show (which worked – I went and watched it on Amazon right when it was released!). Truth Seekers takes place on the set of The Escape Game’s The Heist, which I played in person in San Francisco a couple years ago. With only a couple of exceptions, the puzzles are all completely new, so having played The Heist doesn’t spoil much other than the floor plan. Other than using The Escape Game’s awesome custom inventory system, which auto-updates when items are used (mentioned in more detail in our review of Ruins: Forbidden Treasure), there’s nothing particularly noteworthy about the game itself, especially for more experienced players. The puzzles were all cleanly designed, but quite formulaic. The avatar didn’t really play a character and was expectedly subservient, and our 4-person team made quick work of the 45-minute game in just 23 minutes. But for the low price of free, this game is well worth a casual play with a smaller group of enthusiasts, or as a cost-efficient way to initiate new friends into escape rooms.

Tammy McLeod’s Reaction

Rating: 3 out of 3.

This game has the high production values I have come to expect of The Escape Game. There were a substantial number of puzzles, and they were thematically relevant to the TV show that the game is promoting. The inventory system is polished, and items were added and removed for us as needed, so we could just focus on game play. Overall, it is an excellent game for being free.

The Lone Puzzler’s Reaction

Rating: 3 out of 3.

Solid game with a few surprise and spooky moments (not horror, just lightly spooky – not enough to scare kids) – follows the themes of the related Truth Seekers series on Amazon Prime – game ran very smoothly and professionally – puzzles were more on the easy side but still entertaining. Avatar interaction was pretty seamless. Set was first rate. Note that it is designed to be a 45-minute game – it will take most teams less than that. It also is a game for smaller teams as there are not a lot of puzzles to play at the same time. This is a great game for a solo enthusiast player.

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