Vikash, Arun & I just became a part of the awesome Frilp ONE team and the entire team decided to go for a fun outing to Freeing India at Ispahani Centre on 13th September 2014.
Freeing India brings the real escape room game to India, giving you an awesome entertainment experience. Apart from the specially designed rooms, the scenarios enable you to imitate the roles in movie stories. You have to find the hints to solve the puzzles and escape from the room within the limited time, or you will have to face the repercussion. We were eager to meet the entire team over. As we reached the place, we were greeted by MKB at the Ispahani Centre and was then introduced to Mr. Murali who’s got a good sense of humour and was very kind to let the Frilp ONE team occupy the entire place. After being introduced to everyone in the team, the Frilp ONE was divided into groups.
At Freeing India, each group is locked up into a room and are required to solve puzzles in order to escape out of the room. Each room had it’s own scenarios and difficulty levels accordingly. Vikash Koushik and I were grouped with Ganapathy, an intern at Frilp and we were sent into Prison Chaos. Before locking us up in the room, Mr. Murali told a story on how this room was created and what one has to do in order to escape from the locked up room. The room in which we were locked up looked very similar to a prison and we had some pretty good time networking with each other. You wouldn’t be allowed to take any mobile phone with you. The room just had single dull light, which will give you chills. On solving the puzzles one by one you will be able to move on to the next clue. To get yourself free, you’ve got 45 minutes. Finally when you get out of the room, the entire Freeing India team gives you a loud round of applause for solving the scenario. Freeing India has a leader board, wherein if you were able to solve the puzzles fast and get out of the room with a record time then a picture of your team will be taken and will be posted on the leader board.
While Vikash Koushik and I went into Prison Chaos, Arun Venkatesh was adventurous to try Mirror of Love. Likewise, Arun his team of 4 other people were told a small story behind how this game was designed before they started. They were split up into two teams where the first team was sent in first and after a few minutes the second team was sent inside. They were put up in two different rooms with a locked door in between. They had to find clues to first join hands together and then the other clues to find a way out of the room. Like the Prison Chaos scenario, lighting inside the room was dull and actually made it interesting in finding clues which was perfect for such a game. The game sure helps in building a rapport with the team members to find out clues easily. If you find that you are struck somewhere and have no clue as to what to do next one can use a buzzer for help.
Definitely a must visit place is Chennai.
Here’s what the Frilp ONEs had to say about their Chennai hangout !