Challenges await Berlin in ten completely different rooms. The goal is obvious: escape by getting behind secrets, finding objects, and solving puzzles. Cooking crazy dishes, infecting computers with viruses, breeding exotic plants: the puzzles are varied – and because it happens digitally, many of the puzzles in this kind would not necessarily be found in real escape rooms.
Many different locations and puzzles
The rooms range from small tents to large libraries to huge control rooms or reactors. The range of puzzles is also wide. Although “Escape Academy” has a rather edgy graphics, and an actual escape room feels more real, of course, the game still comes close to the feeling with a first-person perspective.
In a co-op mode, two players can try out the puzzles together either online or locally in the split screen. Although the puzzles were not particularly adapted to several players, a second person can still be an advantage when exploring and puzzling.
Short playing time, but a tough challenge
On paper, “Escape Academy” does not offer a lot of playing time with three to six hours, and the difficulty will hardly drive you to despair. But the time pressure still makes the game intense, and the puzzles are likely to put puzzle adventures and escape room fanatics alike to the test.