With Halloween just around the corner, the time is ripe for the jitters to kick in as anything from spooky decorations to a good old jump scare is fair game. However, as fate would have it, a very real fear has gripped the world as COVID-19 reared its ugly head several months ago. Lockdowns and movement control orders have swept across the globe, changing life as we know it and relegating things we have taken for granted to the past – for now.
But, as with a number of things, fear has gone online in response to physical distancing rules too. No, we are not talking about horror movies you can stream or even scary mobile games from your app store, but a virtual escape game experience by the people behind Breakout, one of KL’s top escape room outfits.
All you need is a compatible PC or mobile device, and you can simply drop yourself into a themed storyline, which in this case is a spine-tingling search and rescue mission. It’s just like experiencing the game as you would at a physical Breakout outlet, only from home! With scenarios steeped in mystery, horror and plenty in between, players have to best numerous obstacles to complete their game successfully.
To ramp up the immersion, players can not only interact with live game characters in real time via camera feeds, but also consult external resources such as Google and the game’s CCTV app to get past difficult puzzles. Each game session, which lasts for up to 60 minutes, can support up to five connections. This essentially means that five players (be it family, friends or workmates) can join a game with a phone, tablet or computer from anywhere in the world.
Aside from pushing away the boredom of being stuck at home this Halloween season, it’s a great way to have some fun with the family, catch up with faraway friends or foster camaraderie with colleagues. For more information about this innovative offering by Breakout, as well as to book your game sessions, click here. You can use the code ‘online50’ for 50% off when making your purchase!
You can watch the trailer video below.
Breakout Online Escape Game
Admission USD60 (approx. RM250) per game of five players. Use code ‘online50’ for 50% off
Tel 011 3335 2628