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How does it work?

Our escape at home experiences are a new type of multi-media Escape Room adventure where you can play with your team at home, across the internet (for example using Skype or Zoom) or even solo.

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Unlock files and documents

Print them in the comfort of your own home – some of which you’ll need to manipulate and experiment with. The game can be completed without printing, but the experience is certainly better if you have access to a printer.

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Scour the internet for clues

 

Interact with characters, hunt through social media and custom websites in order to break the codes and achieve your objectives.

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Interact with custom interfaces

 

Custom built interactive interfaces and puzzles that can only be defeated with all other aspects of the game. Some sections of the game require a desktop/laptop to get the full experience.

Our games

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The Wexell Corporation has a problem right now. There’s a mole in the company, working against us with some very sensitive information and we need YOU to find out who’s been sneaking around where they shouldn’t.
Go solo or gather your closest confidants to take down THE INSIDERS before they go world-wide.

The Insiders is a unique, play-at-home escape room spanning across multiple days, and 3 ‘episodes’ of approximately 90 minutes each. Story-heavy, immersive, with oodles of challenging content, designed by us to keep you playing for hours at a time!

Whilst the physical escape rooms are closed at the moment, you can virtually escape the lockdown by buying it from the gift voucher section of our bookings page. Your adventure begins with a cryptic message within your confirmation email, as soon as you purchase, and whilst we do usually allow 3 days in between each episode to allow for a break, if you want to ‘binge’ it just like your favourite show, we’re not gonna judge you. Just let us know when you start your adventure that you’d like to play all episodes straight through!

The £9.99 cost of The Insiders includes all three episodes and can also be redeemed against the cost of a live escape room once we reopen after the government enforced UK lockdown period. However, if you buy any other value of gift voucher, you will currently also get The Insiders for free, to say thank you for supporting the escape room industry at this time. The arts and entertainment industry is suffering terribly right now, and we’re all struggling to stay afloat, so if you can afford to buy a larger gift voucher for a future game during this time, it means the world to us. Once our doors reopen, we won’t be selling The Insiders at this price any more, it’s set at this current low price to help combat the frustration of not being able to visit escape rooms during the lockdown, and to do our bit to aid the escape room community.

 

Until that glorious day comes, it is now your chance -nay your duty – to uncover

The Insiders

 

‘The Insiders is a high quality, impressive instance of this new type of game.’

 

-Escape The Review

‘The closest we’ve come to a true escape room experience at home.’

-Review The Room

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We know that not all escape room owners have the resources to create a kit like The Insiders right now which is why we are offering as a franchisable product. You sell it and we run it. We at Deadlocked (James and Charlie) will happily run it for you, GM-ing it each day, until you reopen your doors and start doing what we all love doing best – running live escape rooms. Get in touch with us to find out more.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get started?

When you purchase the game, by buying ‘The Insiders’ on our gift voucher page. You’ll get a confirmation email – in there will be a secret message from a character working for the monolithic ‘Wexell’ Corporation who should give you a good starting point.

What is the password for the files?

You may be wondering how to unlock the files that you were given to download so that you can start the game. In fact, the game has already started! Finding the password is your first challenge. Have another read of your initial email and it might give you a starting point.

Is there a time limit? When can I start it?

The Insiders is completely self-contained, so you will be able to start it, pause your game, and complete it whenever you are ready.

How many people can play?

We reckon teams of between 2-6 players will have the best experience, generally being the best with 4 players. We suggest that any more than 6 players should split into multiple teams, buying a copy per team and try to race to see who can complete each chapter the fastest.

Do I have to buy one copy per person?

No – The cost is for your entire team. Simply share the initial message with your team when you’re ready to begin and you’ll all have access to everything. However, there are a couple of moments in the game where you’ll have to get in touch with a character within the game. We do recommend though that the person that bought the game is the one to contact the character, as your name/email will be on our system and it will avoid delays in your game continuing. Because we run the games ourselves, with interactivity and answering messages and emails for clues, we do ask that you buy a copy for every team; especially since it’s our only source of income at the present time!

So how do I binge the whole game in one?

We do recommend giving yourself some breaks, because there is a lot of content in The Insiders, but at the end of each chapter, you’ll be given the choice whether you continue immediately, or take the recommended break. If you choose to continue, then want a break after all, that’s no problem. The rest of the game will be waiting for you when you’re ready to continue.

Have I been hacked?

Fear not, the message about hacking into your email is part of our game – it’s our immersive start meant to explain why someone has picked you and your team to help with the situation.

Do I need a printer?

The game is best played with a printer, and although it is solvable without one, it will require some very good spatial awareness, and certainly increases the challenge beyond what we’ve designed. You will unlock documents through the course of the game, but if you’d like to get the 16 pages printed in advance, just get in touch and we can send all pages to you beforehand – that way you could get it printed elsewhere; work, a friend or an online printing service like our friends at https://www.print-post.co.uk/ (for under £5), and only look at the pages when you discover them ‘in-game’.

Can I print it all in advance?

Absolutely. Once you make your purchase, you will receive your starting point for the game which also gives you a link to the files to download. While you will normally unlock these gradually during the game, there is an option on the files page to download it all in advance, but don’t sneak a peek at anything until you find it ‘in game’.

Deadlocked’s Escape At Home games are digital products, and once purchased you will have access to the entire game. Because we cannot see whether or not you have started/played the games, we cannot give refunds on our Escape At Home products.

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