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Locked In Edinburgh - "The Space Academy"

Updated: Mar 21


LOCATION:  Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

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📝  ETR DECODER

  • 🔑 GAME: The Space Academy

  • 📅 DATE PLAYED: May 6, 2023

  • 🎬 GENRE: Sci-Fi, Space

  • 🧠 DIFFICULTY (Based on 2 ppl): 6/10

  • 👥 TOTAL # OF PLAYERS: 3-6 ppl

  • 🕒 LENGTH OF TIME: 60 Mins.

  • 💰 PRICE: £67.50-135 (pending on the group size)

  • ☎️ BOOKING TYPE: Private

  • 🔓 ESCAPED/ COMPLETED?: Yes


📖 THE STORY

Not quite good enough for NASA, you've been recruited by the lesser known Scottish project SASA. Today is your first mission as a space cadet. What could go wrong with your training mission?

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🎯 HIT THE BULLSEYE

  • This experience was a delight from the beginning to the end. It started off with a humorous introduction from the Gamemaster. Then we were sent off into a majestic light tunnel to board our spaceship. We had to figure out all sorts of fun puzzles to repair the ship in order to land back on Earth safely.

  • The set design was stunning. The red aurora lighting immediately gave off a sense of urgency. Besides the spaceship controls and tools, there were even real airplane seats!

  • The hints were given by the AI on the ship. We enjoyed the interaction element of this immersive cluing system.

  • The various tasks we had to do in order to repair the ship were clearly indicated at the start. The instructions were straightforward and easy to follow.

  • After playing 850+ escape rooms, we thought we would have seen everything by now but there was a prop used in this room that was so cool! It literally made us feel like we were in space.

  • After a satisfying meta-puzzle, we were spoiled by a stupendous ending that unfortunately bought us back to reality.

🧩 MISSED THE MARK

  • We really enjoyed this game. I really don't have much to say about this section except the fact that we are definitely way too careful now as players and we just assume we can't touch certain items.

🏹 TAKE A SHOT?

This game could be challenging for two people as you'll be separated initially to take on some challenges on your own. Although for enthusiasts, it shouldn't be a problem at all. Locked In Edinburgh has always been a favorite escape room located on our list ever since we visited them back in 2019 for their "Cutting Room" game. We were very excited to hear about this new room and I'm so glad we got a chance to play it. They never failed to surprise us with their innovative ideas and high-quality puzzles. The staff are also amazing at acting out their characters and you have their attention 100% of the time. This is a location you must put on your to-do list when visiting Edinburgh!

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ℹ️ ADDITIONAL INFO

  • No street parking

  • Lobby with seating and lockers

  • Will need to walk up a flight of stairs (elevator available)

  • Dog friendly

  • Wheelchair accessible

  • Please note: An element of physicality may be required to complete this room fully. An alternative is available if you choose to play. Contact the venue for more details.

  • Please note: A minimum of 4 people would be required to complete a particular puzzle. If you have fewer people, the GM can manually trigger the solution once they see you've gotten the right answer.

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

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Disclosure: We thank Locked In Edinburgh for comping our tickets for this game. Although complimentary admission was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.

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