When you think about, the success of escape rooms owes a lot to video games. If an entire generation hadn’t grown up with puzzle-solving mechanics in virtual rooms, they wouldn’t have a desire to re-enact those mechanics in real life. Now things have come full-circle with Mad Experiments: Escape Room, a video game version of the phenomenon borne from video games.
There are many “escape the room” games on the market these days. A simple search on any game or app store will give you dozens of options, some good, and some bad. However, most of them are Japanese, and that comes with the usual translation errors and issues. Fortunately, there are a few domestic games in the genre such as Inner Riddle.
If you have yet to be introduced to the growing trend of escape rooms, they’re enclosures where groups of people are locked into a room for one hour and have to search the place for clues to escape. It’s not unlike living a video game, which is a big part of the appeal (plus, the worst that can happen is failing to solve the puzzle before time expires….then you’re just let out, with your punishment being failure).