Escape Room: Expectation vs Reality
Put your thinking cap on and get ready to solve plenty of puzzles – escape rooms have hit the UK and they’re here to stay! With movie-quality sets and tasks that’ll certainly get your brain working, these challenge-based games are super fun and very interactive.
Expectation vs. Reality
To tell you more, we’re busting escape room myths to give you the low-down on the difference between expectations and reality.
Expectation: It’s Going to Be Easy
Reality: At Omescape, our puzzles are professionally designed to make you think – so don’t expect a quick escape! We work hard to make sure you get plenty of challenges, using high tech props, riddles, and tricky questions to create conundrums even Sherlock would be proud of. If you’re an escape room newbie, don’t worry! We have different simulations you can pick from that range in difficulty so you don’t have to jump in at the deep end.
Expectation: They’re Only Good for Rainy Days
Reality: London might be drizzly, but if you think escape rooms are just an excuse to escape the rain then you’re very wrong! They’re actually great for a lot of things – including being incredibly fun. From doing something a little different for your birthday to hosting a great team building event, there’s always an excuse for an escape room.
Expectation: It’s Not For Kids
Reality: True, little ones will probably struggle with our puzzles, but not all kids are exempt from the fun. In fact, any child from the age of 12 upwards will be able to join in with solving our puzzles and taking on our riddles. Of course, we do let younger ones participate, so it’s up to you whether you think they’ll enjoy the simulations. If you’re struggling to decide whether it’s the right activity for your child, you can always get in touch with us for more information, or check out the different types of rooms we have.
Expectation: It’s Claustrophobic
Reality: Our rooms aren’t too small and they’re not very cluttered; we understand this kind of game could cause some claustrophobia for some so we designed ours with this in mind. You can also get out of the room at any time you want, even if you haven’t completed the puzzle, and we’re more than happy to prop open the door if it makes you more comfortable. We want everyone to be able to enjoy our escape rooms, so we’ll do all we can to accommodate your needs.
The Kingdom of Cats Escape Room
If you’re keen to experience the challenges and thrills of an escape room, look no further than Omescape London. Our escape room, the Kingdom of Cats, offers you the chance to enter a realm of giant felines ruled by King Jasper. Intolerant of human trespassers, the king sentences you to death by 1,000 scratches.
Find clues, use your problem-solving skills to solve puzzles, and use teamwork and sheer determination to enlist the help of friendly creatures to escape a terrible fate.
Fitted with props and various special effects, this room offers a fully immersive experience that’s sure to leave you wanting more.
VR Escape and Shooting Games
For a different take on the escape room experience at our Aldgate venue, check out our VR escape and shooting games. We teamed up with some of the best VR game developers to bring you free-roam games that use cutting-edge wireless technology such as headsets, handsets, haptic guns, and backpack computers. You can enjoy an immersive quest to find clues and solve puzzles without worrying about tripping over wires in our warehouse-size space.
Choose from VR escape rooms such as the fantasy pirate-themed Corsair’s Curse, sci-fi space rescue mission Eclipse, a quest to reverse a futuristic machine-driven apocalypse in Huxley, or a Victorian steampunk mystery in Huxley 2. Each of these games is set in a unique environment, from an enchanted galleon to a spacecraft with a missing crew, and from the year 3007, to a world in which a source of infinite energy is concealed.
Our VR shooting games also boast unique settings and characters, although in these games, the focus is on defeating enemy forces rather than solving puzzles. Take your pick of games such as zombie apocalypse-themed Arizona Sunshine LBVR, the post-apocalyptic After the Fall LBVR, the Hero Zone collection of mini games, and the haunted house-inspired Ghost Patrol.
Scavenge and shoot to survive in a North American desert, fight off vicious Snowbreed zombies in a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, be different characters in a variety of settings, or blast colour ghosts, collect power crystals, and work together to defeat the Ghost King. Whatever your choice, the experience is bound to be unforgettable.
London’s Finest Escape Experience
You don’t need to look far and wide for a top-quality escape room experience in London. Omescape in Aldgate is the perfect choice, whether you want to enjoy an outing with friends, an office teambuilding exercise, or a personal celebration.
If you’ve got any expectations or myths you need us to bust, let us know – we’re always happy to help!