Temporal Tangle Online is a recreation of a real-life escape room as a digital point-and-click adventure game created by Next Level Escape in Sydney, Australia.
Style of Play: real-life escape room converted to digital play as a point-and-click adventure game
Required Equipment: computer with internet connection
The game can be computer-intensive, so I recommend running their free demo before purchasing the game.
Recommended Team Size: 1-3
Play Time: 1-2 hours, depending how leisurely you choose to play
Price: $35 AUD (about $24 USD)
Booking: purchase and play at your leisure
It looks like you’re in a real escape room, but interaction is browser-based point-and-click, and works like any other computer-based escape rooms that you might have played before. The interactions are streamlined and don’t require fiddly positioning.
It is a single-player game, but lends itself to co-playing. Several friends could each play on their own systems at the same time and share information or discuss the game via whatever voice or video chat they prefer.
The Secrets of Eliza’s Heart is a digital, livestreamed adaptation of an escape game created by Logic Locks in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Room Escape Artist has a review of The Secrets of Eliza’s Heart in its original format from June 2017. This is a review of the digital adaptation of the same game.
Style of Play: real-life escape room livestreamed through an avatar
Required Equipment: computer with internet connection, pen and paper could also be helpful
There was no inventory system other than taking notes by hand yourself, and this actually worked just fine.
Recommended Team Size: 2-4
Play Time: The game itself lasts up to 80 minutes, but they recommend you reserve up to 120 minutes for the entire experience.
Price: between €18,75 – €37,50 per person ($21 – $42)
Booking: book online for a specific time slot
One reviewer notes: Our game was generously provided at 3:00 AM Amsterdam time and our host remained and chatted with us long after the game was over. Excellent customer service.
This game consists entirely of the livestream of an in-character avatar exploring a real room on your behalf. You tell the avatar what to do, but unlike some avatar games, they have a mind of their own, so you might have to negotiate with them to accomplish what you want.