I appear to have all the lethargy of a cold but with only minor nose-running and sore throat. I’m not sure how good that is.
But something that is quite good (or interesting at least) is The Great Escape, South Korea’s new escape room reality show with some of the people behind the brilliant The Genius and the so-so Society Game.
Here six Korean celebs must work as a team to escape from not only a room but an entire warehouse by solving puzzles and finding secrets. It’s like one big puzzle box, and I get the feeling it’s going to be rather Metroidvania-y. In theory this is a great premise, especially if you, like me, are big fans of the building-as-character concept. However the start is rather slow and revelations probably need to come a bit thicker and faster. Like a lot of Korean reality-variety, the comic interplay between the cast comes across as more important than the situation, for better or worse. I’m intrigued to see how it develops. Keep an eye on the Korean Variety Reddit for details of translations, here’s the back to back ep 1 and 2.
In other news Little Lion have announced they’re doing a new Crystal Maze Live Experience in Shaftsbury Avenue in London. Liam Tate off of Twitter and The Crystal Maze Fan Group Blog have sleuthed that it will be in what was the Golden Nugget Casino building, and is 21,000 square foot.
Meanwhile, courtesy of Dr @jeawallace,
So, talking about the Cyberdrome Crystal Maze has reminded me that the hardware was basically pc based. I still dabble within mame circles and I know people are interested in preserving that kind of project as well as straight arcades. I guess what I’m saying is if any of the Bar patrons kept any of that stuff and can hook me up I’d love to get wheels in motion on trying to make a virtual version.