Upcoming escape room game puts you in The Overlook Hotel from The Shining

May 26, 2020 - 10:51am

The Op is bringing some horror to the escape room game genre, just in time for the 40th anniversary of the Stanley Kubrik classic, The Shining. In The Shining: Escape from Overlook Hotel, players take on the roles of Wendy and Danny Torrance trying to escape from the clutches of the evil hotel, while avoiding the axe-wielding Jack Torrance. The game is designed by Jay Cormier and Sen-Foong Lim and scheduled to release this fall.

This is the second entry in The Op's Coded Chronicles line of escape rooms in a box, that debuted with Scobby Doo: Escape from the Haunted Mansion. This system allows any number of players to work together to unlock clues and solve puzzles by using a unique code revealing mechanic. 

The Shining: Escape from Overlook Hotel is not the only game based on this intellectual property. Propserro Hall is publishing a 3-5 player game called The Shining in 2020. If you want even more chances to visit the Overlook Hotel, a print-and-play game called The Shining won a microgame design contest in 1998, had Stephen King as a playtester, and is available here