It’s no secret escape room games are making quite the splash in Atlanta, so it’s only natural that we find the most ATL-iest game to bring to you, our zombie-lovin’ Scouts. You don’t even have to be a Walking Dead fan (although we’re not sure we’ve ever met a non-Walker Stalker) to get in on the puzzling fun that is Paranoia Quest’s Zombie Apocalypse.
It’s no secret escape room games are making quite the splash in Atlanta, so it’s only natural that we find the most ATL-iest game to bring to you, our zombie-lovin’ Scouts. You don’t even have to be a Walking Dead fan (although we’re not sure we’ve ever met a non-Walker Stalker) to get in on the puzzling fun that is Paranoia Quest’s Zombie Apocalypse. In fact, it’s so addicting, you may even want to create your own games once you figure this one out. That’s what happened to Dmitri Mikhaylov, the owner of Paranoia Quest- he started out in the real estate industry, and experienced an escape room game while he was in New York for a business trip. He was hooked immediately. He came home to tell his wife he wanted to build one, and like the beginning of many a great success story, she said he was crazy. Insanity aside, we're so glad Dimitri followed his passion to bring Atlanta its most immersive escape room experience. Paranoia Quest sets itself apart from all the other escape room games (and there are a lot of them) because this one completely transports you to a secret government bunker, where you have to figure out how to save the world from certain DBZ (that’s Death By Zombie, for the uninitiated.) From the suspenseful custom music created just for this game experience, to the custom video created to move the game along and give you clues, the whole quest is built to completely immerse you in the game and put you in the middle of a terrifyingly realistic zombie movie (or TV show, if you lean that way.)
You’re locked in a lab during the zombie apocalypse and have to use your brains to get the heck out of there, before they get eaten. The game starts with a handprint scanner and rfid reader to get you into the room where you’re greeted with hazmat suits and a little bit of a gruesome scare- this IS the zombie apocalypse, after all. One inside the room, you’re sealed in and have to figure out a series of clues and puzzle to get you out. Hidden trap doors, beakers full of mysterious liquids, equations, traditional puzzles you have to solve with your own two hands, puzzles on the screens, puzzles everywhere! So grab your buddies or a date, for the especially adventurous (did we mention the package for two is only available from Scoutmob?) and get your thinking caps on. Oh, and the fun really begins when you’re possibly put into a group with people you don’t know- not only will you have to use your brains, cunning and creativity to get out of there, you’ll have to navigate the tumultuous waters of forming alliances (recommended) or double crossing each other- it’s up to you Scouts. Just whatever you do, for the love of all things zombie, please don’t get infected.