Just in time for Halloween, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have reunited for the all-new paranormal Amazon Prime Video series ‘Truth Seekers’. To celebrate the series, HeyUGuys were invited to take part in a special virtual escape room which involved a few too many spooky happenings.
The eight-part series which was co-written by Pegg and Frost and launches on Amazon Prime on October 30th focuses on a team of part-time paranormal investigators who team up to uncover and film ghost sightings across the UK, sharing their adventures on an online channel for all to see. However, as they stake out haunted churches, underground bunkers and abandoned hospitals with their array of homemade ghost-detecting gizmos, their supernatural experiences grow more frequent, more terrifying and even deadly, as they begin to uncover a conspiracy that could bring about Armageddon for the entire human race.
From October 23rd through November 18th, Prime Video will be hosting The ‘Truth Seekers’ Remote Adventure. The 45-minute virtual escape room game will be available to fans around the world to participate in remotely for free in collaboration with The Escape Game. After being confined to our living situations for the better part of this year, Prime Video is excited to give Truth Seekers fans a change of scenery with a thrilling and at times a bit difficult, escape room experience that can be enjoyed from their couches and in their pyjamas.
The Remote Adventure put us through our paces at the centre of a thrilling paranormal investigation. Players are enlisted by Elton (Samson Kayo) and Gus (Nick Frost) to help him and the rest of the Truth Seekers restore 6G signal at a museum in Weymouth and recover the artefact causing the disruption.
Upon entering the adventure, we were greeted by two team members from The Escape Game: The Host and The Game Guide. The host was on the video call with the players and interacted with us throughout the experience, aiding in the flow of the game and giving hints when necessary. The Game Guide is in the game, on-location and outfitted with a camera and headlamp rigged up to a helmet. Basically, the guide was our eyes, ears, hands, and feet, and took commands from us to facilitate solving challenges. Just by looking at items, any clues would be added to our inventory until they had served their purpose.
Having whizzed through the hallway obtaining the clues to enter Dr. Toynbee’s office, we spent a hell of a lot more time unearthing clue after clue and not having any idea what the next steps where all whilst experiencing a freaky rag doll appearing and disappearing only to reappear in a totally new location.
Filled with paranormal artefacts and other Easter eggs from the show, we finally discovered a hidden door in Dr. Toynbee’s office leading into a heavily protected Praecepta Mortourum. Having obtained the book, we had to make a hasty exit out of the museum before being caught by the guards, but not before having to decipher the code to get out of the locked entrance door.
One thing about being stuck indoors, sometimes it’s not just the body that needs a good work out but the brain too. Not only was this a fun way to spend 45 minutes but it certainly blew away the cranium cobwebs.
Time slots are available to the public from Oct. 23 – Nov. 18 so those interested in signing up to embark on this journey can find an opening that accommodates them and their team of investigators at TruthSeekersExperience.com.