Today (May 23rd, 2020) marks the 40th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick's classic The Shining, and we've learned that The Op is celebrating with an at-home escape room game based on the iconic film!
Slated to release this fall, The Shining: Escape from the Overlook Hotel is said to provide "the ultimate chance for fans to test their puzzle-solving skills."
The press release provides more details on the game...
Check into this immersive, real-time activity for adrenaline junkies and mystery solvers alike and experience what it’s like to flee for your life! The Shining: Escape from the Overlook Hotel puts one or more players in the roles of the unhinged writer’s wife and son, Wendy and Danny, who must work together and find a way out of the mysterious resort!
Driven by the Coded Chronicles mechanic, which requires you to unlock clues and solve puzzles for unique storytelling codes, the game allows you to use psychic abilities like “the shining” to get through more than two challenging hours of escaping the threat of homicidal Jack and the paranormal hotel itself! Since every Coded Chronicles game is enriched with thematic details and objectives, escaping captivity makes this edition’s difficulty level as hard as a dizzying hedge maze (minus the time limit)!
Designed by Jay Cormier and Sen-Foong Lim (Mind MGMT, Belfort), players can anticipate being engaged with every unpredictable turn, thanks to Wendy and Danny’s heightened abilities, which allow their characters to investigate with double the intuition as characters from the previous Coded Chronicles edition. Use Wendy’s skill of looking and using surrounding objects to get a better hold of helpful items or tap Danny’s supernatural “Shining” to reveal hidden clues.
The Shining: Escape from the Overlook Hotel is made for 1 or more players, ages 17 and up, and will be available from your favorite local game store for $29.99!
The Op also revealed an officially licensed The Shining 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle featuring the Grady Twins that will bring entertainment to fans of film forever and ever and ever...