My name is Jamie

This is a review of the Escape Room “My name is Jamie” offered by The Basement in Sylmar, CA, USA.
  • ⭐️ 8.5/10
  • 🌡 Easy
  • ⏳ 45 Minutes
  • 👥 1 – 6 Person

MY NAME IS JAMIE was a complete surprise for us, as it is no ordinary escape game experience. It started right away when JAMIE videocalled us to ask for help. She obviously was in real trouble as she was really scared, and her face was covered with bruises and bloody sores. The whole experience was accordingly tense, as we felt her fear and had to calm her down so that she didn’t get hysterical. She was locked into a dark room by a Psychopath, who even called her during our connection to give her more riddles she’ld have to solve to survive. Some of the puzzles were more like an online escape game as it included some internet research.

The whole experience was very intense and immersive because of Jamie’s acting. It started as a firework but it was over just as quickly. Scheduled for 45 minutes, we were finished after 27 minutes and it ended unexpected abruptly. Also the end left us kind of unsatisfied and with many questions as we are not really sure if we’ve been of any help at the end.

Zoom, team chat, whiteboard, inventory, 360-view, stopwatch, groundplan of the building.. everything was integrated into a very beautifully designed web interface. Unfortunately the videoframe where we were ment to see the room and JAMIE herself was very small without an option to resize it.

Everything else about this game was very professional. The make-up of the obviously abused Jamie is remarkable, her acting performance first class. The setting on the scene is very realistic and authentic.

It is an intense, immersive theatrical experience in which the team is cleverly integrated into the plot. A lot of communication is needed to help JAMIE escape her nightmare. But the kidnapper seemed to be alarmed …AND well informed about us. As Surprisingly one combination for a lock was with very personal informations of ourselves.

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Heiner Stepen