There are many games that focus on stealth, but very few opportunities for most of us to do such actions in real life, at least without breaking the law. While that’s probably for the best, an escape room worker has figured out the perfect reason to use these skills in real life, and it’s not killing anyone. she amazing.
the Hack gaming TikTok accountA series of escape rooms in the United States is exploding. Having reached 1 million subscribers, his feed is dominated by a member of the staff, who regularly records himself performing secret missions to infiltrate live games undetected by players. Although we don’t know her name, we have serious respect for her skills, and today we pay tribute to her.
Breakout Games has more than 30 locations across the western half of the states, and has the kinds of themed rooms you might expect from a place like this. There’s Runaway Train, Submarine Survival, Mystery Mansion, and that sort of thing, each with its own set of challenges that need to be completed by a team of players working together to find secrets, solve clues, unlock doors, and make the most of an escape. Except, for this to work, a prompt may sometimes be required.
Now, while naturally many escape rooms offer hints, players may be allowed to call in a limited number of clues from the staff – or even require explicit intervention—The Breakout Games TikTok account is showing something far more startling. The unnamed blonde-haired female employee storms into the rooms, does her own daredevil act, and then leaves before any of the group of players notices that someone has joined them. She visualizes it all.
Oh, and best of all, her trademark move is to complete her unseen adventures before slamming the door as she leaves, completely spooking everyone who didn’t know she was there.
These daring infiltrations are often executed because the group is stuck, and this exceptional employee wants them to step up without ever knowing they were helped. Sometimes, though, she has to sneak out of a sticky situation. This is great too
All techniques we learned from decades of playing Lime solid mineralAnd thiefAnd splinter cell there. In a hostage-themed room, where all the players are blindfolded, we’re clearly in their “sound-based vision” territory. On the surface, this should make hacking somewhat easier, except that the problem is a vital key that was dropped in the middle of the room, and none of the players could find it. So the task of our hero is to make them find it themselves, without tripping over it HaSelf. And he is close.
This one blows my mind. It’s a small room, and it’s all guests only there. There is nowhere to hide, nothing to hide behind, and it seems like he wished that she would complete her goal by closing a secret door that was accidentally opened before he was. Surely gamers saw it and kept silent out of politeness, right? However, her signature door SLAM comes at the exit, and they all scream! (Other reasons to shout: accompanying song).
A recurring theme in these amazing shenanigans is how much an employee can push players forward, making them feel as if their momentum is their own achievement. Check out how one guest was described by another party member as a “genius” for discovering a book that our player character lifted to the ground as loudly as she could:
to thief Fans, this is the perfect reason for any of the guests to suggest, “Hmph, that must be a rat.”
The more we watch these things, the more invested we are in their actions, and that fear of getting caught. Back in the hostage room blindfolded, just check the narrow gap she has to get through without alerting anyone. (Hence, of course, her very deliberate attempt to get attention.)
You know that thing in games where you throw an object to distract the enemy? Yes:
And yes, we all have the same question: did something go wrong? Yes. Yes it is. very.
If you’re wondering or worried that posting footage of people who don’t realize they’re being filmed might be a bit ethically questionable, the staff in the rooms get guests’ permission before posting any videos. As evidenced by this equally tense … let’s say a cutscene, revealing the moment the company’s boss learned of the TikTok account:
Unknown Breakout Games Employee: We salute you. You are Garrett. You are Corfu. You snake.
Bonus: the things that run out of the room that staff see and hear during games are absolutely monstrous.
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