NEW PEOPLE Opens a New S.F. Home Base for REAL ESCAPE GAME
Japanese Multiplayer Puzzle Solving Game Returns to the Bay Area on a Semi-Permanent Basis
Source: MediaLab press release, NEWPEOPLEWORLD.com
Official Site: realescapegame.com
Special Thanks to Erik Jansen
NEW PEOPLE, a dynamic entertainment destination bringing the latest examples of Japanese popular culture to North American shores, has teamed up with creative company, SCRAP, to launch a new home for the popular REAL ESCAPE GAME at the notable Japanese Pop Culture venue through 2013.
THE REAL ESCAPE ROOM: SF VOL. 1 – ESCAPE FROM THE MYSTERIOUS ROOM opens on Friday, December 14th and will run periodically thru 2013. Multiple game sessions will take place most weekends on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays inside NEW PEOPLE’s 3rd floor SUPERFROG Gallery space. NEW PEOPLE is located in San Francisco’s Japantown district at 1746 Post St. (Cross St. is Webster Ave.). More information at NEWPEOPLEWORLD.com.
THE REAL ESCAPE ROOM will be the newly installed, semi-permanent home for the latest version of THE REAL ESCAPE GAME, which is an inventive puzzle solving interactive game event, originally created in Japan, which requires players to cooperate and use their intuition and detective skills to solve multiple mysteries within a limited time.
In THE REAL ESCAPE ROOM: SF VOL. 1 – ESCAPE FROM THE MYSTERIOUS ROOM, players find themselves locked inside a seemingly ordinary room. It has a desk, chairs, a carpet – everything seems normal. But on closer inspection players will find a series of mysterious codes and puzzles that must be solved in order to find a hidden key to escape. The maximum capacity of participants for each game will be limited to 11 people. Game duration is around 1.5 hours (including introductions and a solution walkthrough). More than 10,000 people have played this game in Japan, China, and Taiwan.
THE REAL ESCAPE ROOM: SF VOL. 1 – ESCAPE FROM THE MYSTERIOUS ROOM Game Times
Fridays: 6:30pm, 8:30pm
Saturdays: 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm
Sundays: 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm
Tickets are $28.00 in advance; $33.00 at the door. Tickets and additional information are available at realescapegame.com/rersf1.
“THE REAL ESCAPE GAME thrilled hundreds of players during several sessions held previously in San Francisco, most recently with the REAL ESCAPE GAME x EVANGELION: ESCAPE FROM AN ANGEL, which was inspired by the hit EVANGELION anime series and staged during the 2012 J-Pop Summit Festival last summer,” says Seiji Horibuchi, the President/CEO of NEW PEOPLE, Inc. “We are very excited to again team up with SCRAP to present a brand new installment that will run weekly at the NEW PEOPLE venue. Join other plays and test your powers of deduction and reasoning with this intriguing and fun game!”
About SCRAP Co. and SCRAP Entertainment Inc.
SCRAP Co., based in Kyoto, Japan, produces the free magazine, “SCRAP” and the Real Escape Game (REG), a new style of live entertainment. Over 200,000 participants have played this game in Japan, China, Taiwan, Singapore and the United States. SCRAP Entertainment Inc, based in San Francisco, California, is a U.S division of SCRAP Co., and produces REG in the United States.
About NEW PEOPLE
Based in San Francisco, California, NEW PEOPLE Inc. offers the latest films, art, fashion and retail brands from Japan through its unique entertainment destination as well as through licensing and distribution of selective Japanese films. NEW PEOPLE Entertainment, a film division of NEW PEOPLE, Inc. strives to offer the most entertaining motion pictures straight from the “Kingdom of Pop” for audiences of all ages, especially the manga and anime generation, in North America. Some titles include DEATH NOTE, GANTZ, KAMIKAZE GIRLS, and THE TASTE OF TEA.