If there is one thing we love here at We Are Indie Horror, it’s interactive experiences. From immersive theater to haunts to escape rooms, we love getting in the middle of the action and fighting our way out. While up in the Bay Area of California, we were lucky enough to find a fun and challenging escape game company locking people in rooms all around the world. We are talking about the Beijing based Omescape, Richmond.
Finding the place is no easy task. Hidden in the far back of a commercial park next to the 80 freeway in Richmond, CA, Omescape is home to three tough games, each designed to be tougher than the last. Their Room Omega is the easiest of the games, designed for 4-6 players. Then there is The Penetentiary and Forgotten Treasure, each designed for 6-10 players. With just a small, two man team, we opted to play Room Omega
Room Omega is designed around the story of a time travelling scientist, whose mysteriously disappeared, and we must search for him! Throughout the entire game, puzzles are tough but fair, using time themed clues to get from one room to the next. With just under half a full team, we definitely had our work cut out for us. Throughout the rooms, math is a constant withing the puzzles, but the game was still diverse and interesting. While the rooms decor wasn’t exactly up to par with some of the more elaborate escape games, we still found ourselves caring more about solving puzzles than we did looking around.
Overall Room Omega at Omescape was a great, challenging escape game designed for beginners. The bigger games were a bit more intense, which included secret trapped doors and a lazer trap room like you’d see in a James Bond film.
Omescape is a worldwide company, housing games in Richmond and San Jose, CA, New York, Washington DC, London, and Beijing.