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Deadlocked Escape Room - "Tunnelling Through Time"

Updated: Feb 25, 2022


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Company: Deadlocked Escape Rooms

Game: Tunnelling Through Time

Country: United Kingdom 🇬🇧

Language: English

Type of Game: Digital Escape Game 💻

Genre: Sci-Fi, Adventure

Date Played: April 2, 2021

Difficulty (based on 2 players): 6.5/10

Size of Team: 1-6 pp Recommended

Time: Available for 1 year after purchase ( 90-120 min of game play)

Price: £15.00 (100% of the proceeds go directly to the charity (minus credit card fees to the banks)


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Joey Beamish has recently accepted a contractor's job at The Brunel Museum's Thames Tunnel in London. There seems to be some network issue at the site. Thames Tunnel was the world’s first underwater tunnel and it runs 1,300 ft long and 75 ft deep. The tunnel was originally designed for horse-drawn carriages, but was mainly used by pedestrians. Later it became a popular tourist attraction. As Joey started her tests for the network, she found herself accidentally tunneling through time! You are her only hope to get her back to present day. Solve the puzzles to power up that teleportation device!

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You can play this point-n-click game one of two ways: 1. Purchase one game code, set up a Zoom call and have someone in your team share their screen so your group can watch and contribute to solving the puzzles together 2. Use one game code and start the game at the same time with your teammates (up to 6 players). Set up a Zoom call as communication portal but play on separate devices. I would suggest the latter option so you can fully experience all the game components (especially the puzzles) on your own. The game won't be synced so whatever one player inputs into the game, the other players will have to enter in as well.


Headphones are strongly recommended as you'll literally feel like you're watching a movie. As you solve puzzles, you'll be awarded with amusing characters and engaging dialogues. I love how the creators were able to incorporate historical references in an entertainment way. The sound effects were super crisp. You could even hear the echoing in the tunnels.


One great feature of this game was that it'll autosave your progress. So if you logged out or closed your browser, you could log back in anytime and start from where you left off. Make sure you save any codes you were solving prior to logging out just incase you'll need to input them again. The game will give you a final progress report at the end so it's good to know that your timer will be paused when you're logged out of the game.

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I love the wide range of puzzles that Deadlocked Escape Rooms was able to incorporate into this one game. You will experience some search and find, light sleuthing on the internet, strategy puzzles, complex deduction puzzle, multi-step decipher puzzle etc...One minute you're trying to figure out how to turn on some lights and another you'll be throwing some coconuts at a carnival to win some tickets. There was never a moment of boredom. I love how they never forget to add the element of humor into their game design (try not to poke that poor man too many times).


The interactive strategy puzzles were probably my favorite. This is where I think your teammates might be playing "catch up". Some players might be able to get it very quickly whereas others might not be able to pass that level. If you do get stuck, there are nudging hints build-in to the game. And if you still need help, there's a full walkthrough video that you'll receive when you purchase the game.


One other cool game design feature that I don't normally see in other games is the accessibility options. There are written notations for color blind players and subtitles if needed.

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We truly enjoyed this experience. This wasn't a simple digital game but more like a puzzling journey through immersive theater. I loved the graphics, sound, characters, costumes and most importantly the narrative. Deadlocked Escape Rooms always strives to give their players as much as they can in terms of value. They're always pushing new boundaries when it comes to game design and technology. We've been fans since day one when we played their "The Insiders". Thank you for yet another beautiful production and taking us along for the ride. ❤

 

Check out our interview with the creators to understand more on the development side of their game:

*Currently only available for purchase within the UK (UK VAT is included in the price). If you are based overseas and would like to play, please email hello@thebrunelmuseum.com


(If you do decide to try this experience, give us a shoutout or tag us on social media so we know you heard it from "ESCAPETHEROOMers"!)


Disclosure: We thank Deadlocked Escape Room for providing us with a sample of the game. Although complimentary experience was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.


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