Omescape San Jose: Pursuit of the Assassin Artist

By | August 31, 2020

by Omescape San Jose (website)

Wool Creek Dr, Suite E, CA 95112-2622

2-8 players

ยฃ149.00 $179.00

๐Ÿ“นremote avatar
Winner of a 2021 TERPECA awardWinner of a 2020 TERPECA award90 mins
Introducing our new live online escape room! In Pursuit of the Assassin Artist, you will be teaming up with a secret agent to discover the secrets of the world-famous modern artist. Youโ€™ll be able to play in an escape room from the comfort of your own home. Team up with your friends and hop on Zoom to engage in a thrilling story, be able to navigate through an actual room, and control the actions of a live host. Is your team clever enough to take down the Assassin Artist?
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Rated between 45 and 50 out of 5

based on ratings from 20 users
combined with 7 pro reviews

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quaelgeist rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 8 Sep 2020 Team size: 5 Outcome: Successful escape!
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San rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5

The format was inventive, the actors were great, and it was surprisingly suspenseful and clever. Really innovative experience that I hope influences future games.

๐Ÿฆกcipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 08/09/20 Team size: 5 Time taken: 89 Outcome: Successful escape!

An outstanding game with some fabulous twists and turns which brings a whole new  realm of strategic thinking to the remote room genre. 
The avatar is brilliant, we had Sarah as our avatar and she kept character brilliantly throughout and was very quicl thinking when we wanted to do something unexpected. The camera work is also excellent, everyhthing was clear and in focus throughout and the use of the telescape inventory iis excellent in that its there if you need to see something up close, but isn't necessary for gameplay.

Wei-Hwa Huang expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 9/9/20 Outcome: Successful escape!

Excellent game that was designed specifically for remote play, and it shows.  

Leslie rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5

The best virtual one I've played. Our team laughed a lot during the game.

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 9/7/2020 Outcome: Successful escape!

Excellent implementation of a time loop mechanic, something which I'd love to see more variations of and in more games. The set was built specifically for this remote-only game and the care put into designing the narrative and interactions around the strengths of the remote medium really shows.

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
I think this is probably my favorite online game to date (of around 40 total). It had solid puzzles, great improv acting, humor and quirkiness, a super unique game mechanism, and a 90 minute clock. I haven't been too excited about the online escape game medium, but this is one of the ones that makes me optimistic about this subgenre, and they did it without any super fancy tech or props.
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msilcox expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: Oct. 31, 2020 Team size: 3 Time taken: 86 minutes Outcome: Successful escape!

I have seen the future of online Escape Games, and it is Pursuit of the Assassin Artist!  A brilliant intermingling of online and offline elements that meant that our contributions weren't just things like "think to look under that chair".  I personally really enjoyed the "in jokes" for people interested in art.  The team playing the artist and our avatar were both excellent--really entertaining and great at really committing to the narrative.  A must play for online escape fans.

Godzilla rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5

A fantastic idea for a virtual escape room! Two actors, one who you control to explore the room for you, and one adversary who will try to kill him -- unless you can kill him first! Light-hearted and humorous, with three rooms of excellent puzzles. Highly recommended, and if they produce a new one I will definitely do it.

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Omescape's game has you up against a murderous serial killer, who is also one of the world's leading artists. If that sounds strange and incongruous, well, this is a strange and incongruous game - in all the best ways.
I'm going to avoid describing some of the most important features of the game, because it's more fun to discover them while playing. In fact, if you're the type who prefers to know as little as possible about a game and I've already convinced you to try this one, then stop readin...

Pursuit of Assassin Artist has a very funny and new, well thought out game concept (we didnโ€™t have one like this before) for a live video escape game. It reminded me a bit of the board game T.I.M.E. Stories. Our mission contains two points that must be fulfilled to bring the mission to a successful conclusion. But what I also found to be a pretty cool idea, beyond that there is the possibility to gain certain achievements during the game.

Unique, funny, surprising, clever, and occasionally shocking, Pursuit of the Assassin Artist was something I didnโ€™t even realise was possible, let alone needed, in an escape game. If companies continue to create games like this, online escape games will persist long after weโ€™re allowed to play in person once again. And I for one, will welcome it.


This was definitely easily one of our favorite remote escape experiences we've played so far. The story line, set design, avatars and entertainment level were everything we would want to experience sitting at the comfort of our homes. After playing so many remote escape rooms, we realized that we would still rather play at a physical location if the rooms were heavily concentrated on locks, visual effects, and physical puzzles. It's rooms like these that keep us engaged the entire 90 minutes since it incorporates not only puzzles but also immersive theater. This makes connecting with us emotionally much easier since we are being secretly pulled into playing that character without even knowing it. We hope to see more of these types of remote escape experiences come to market! Oh and if you have extra time definitely find all the achievement awards you can unlock in the room! They were like Easter eggs. We had a lot fun "hunting" them.

To sum up this adventure is very innovative, fun and interesting. If you like the interaction and the rooms combining imagination and puzzles, don't hesitate, you will be surprised.

Itโ€™s not a simple copycat of reality, but actually expands the Escape Room genre in a meaningful way with more interesting narrative facets. Presentation, acting and puzzles are on point here. 
This is another really fascinating online only game where we had a video game-like mechanic of having "multiple lives". The decisions we made could lead to our Avatar's death and the game would start over from scratch and we'd have to repeat our actions in order to advance again. The element of role-playing was big so if you are into that, you would definitely like this game. While the puzzles were not overly complex, there were a few times where we had to do things that are not permissible in an actual escape room. Overall, the unique format and the great dynamics of having two actors makes this a great room if you could swallow the price tag of $190/game.

Now, here's something a bit odd about this game: it's got a special "gimmick", and apparently reviewers don't actually agree as to whether or not the gimmick should be a spoiler or not! [...] Here's the deal I propose: go and book this game. It's been my no-contest, hands-down favorite remote game thus far, in part thanks to the gimmick, but also because it's a decent game overall. If that statement isn't enough [...]

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