David Spira and Peih-Gee Law, the hosts of the Reality Escape Pod, will be livestreaming on Twitch this Wednesday as part of IndieCade’s weekly show Beyond Screens. Their guest is REA Hivemind Reviewer Brett Kuehner, aka “That Guy With The Puzzles,” a mechanical puzzle aficionado.
Date: Wednesday, June 9
Time: Noon PST / 3pm EST
Guest: Brett Kuehner aka “That Guy With The Puzzles”
Topic: How to approach mechanical puzzle box solving
This week, David and Peih-Gee will be joined by Brett Kuehner, a mechanical puzzle aficionado. Brett will share his tips about how to approach mechanical puzzle box solving. Then he’ll let David and Peih-Gee take the reins while he plays the avatar in solving one of the puzzle boxes in his collection. Although mechanical puzzles of this sort, like trick locks, don’t belong in escape rooms, they are pretty fun to solve, and give us some of that same tangible satisfaction. Plus, these puzzles can be beautiful, intricate works of art. We invite the mechanical puzzle-curious (and those who are already fans) to join this Wednesday’s livestream with Brett.
IndieCade’s weekly show Beyond Screens has a rotating cast of hosts livestreaming on Twitch on Wednesdays at Noon Pacific / 3pm Eastern. David and Peih-Gee host about once a month, frequently playing games live with their guests. If there’s a creator you’d like to see join them for this segment, let us know!
About Beyond Screens
Beyond Screens is IndieCade’s Twitch show exploring work that pushes the boundaries of, or comes entirely off of, the screen. Genres covered will include participatory theatre, alternate reality and live-action roleplaying; escape rooms; Big Games; and alternative controllers. Each hour-long episode will feature an in-depth conversation with creators of these genre-defining games.
REA Hivemind Reviewer Joel Smileypeacefun created this video, ESCAPE ROOMS: 10 Common Mistakes And Misconceptions. In it he explores and acts out 10 different ways that newbies tend to misunderstand the escape room medium.
A couple of weeks ago, Peih-Gee and I had the honor of interviewing the first guest for REPOD Season 2… a chap named Neil Patrick Harris. He seemed like a talented individual. I’d keep an eye on his career… I think he’s going places.
In less than two weeks we will debut our second season with NPH, the creator of Box One. This extended REPOD episode explores his love of immersive theater, escape rooms, magic, and of course, the tabletop puzzle game he released last year. If you haven’t played it yet, you ought to before listening.
We cannot wait to share this episode and the rest of the upcoming season with you.
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This is as real as it is surreal. The day that we released the REPOD Season 1 finale, I found this comment on our Instagram:
We are so appreciative that he took a large chuck of time out of his day to talk with us. Just listening and leaving this comment was enough.
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In that interview, Roger tells us all about his relationship with The Room (he’s one of the original game developers) and LEGO IDEAS. You’ll be able to feel his passion for these projects.
As fans of the The Room and of Legos, we’re pretty excited about both these projects. We’d love to create the enchanted dollhouse within which Old Sins takes place.
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If you enjoy The Room, we hope you’ll check out our interview with co-creator Barry Meade of Fireproof Studios on The Reality Escape Pod.