Bewilder Box: Knightmare’s Treguard returns to live action gaming with new Brighton based escape game
A new sci-fi themed immersive team game starring Hugo Myatt, aka Dungeon Master Treguard from the popular 90s children’s programme ‘Knightmare’, is set to launch in Brighton this year but that’s not even the best part…
Its creators are looking for potential players and backers to help them secure £3,000 through a Kickstarter campaign in order to complete the project. Pledging to the campaign will earn you discounted bookings and other great rewards.
Following the enormously successful return of the Crystal Maze (which reached its crowd funding target of £500,000 in just 8 days), along with the show’s original host Richard O’Brian, it was only a matter of time before other cult TV legends were enticed back into action by the popular craze of live team gaming.
Myatt, of Knightmare fame (which ran from 1987-1994 and has recently enjoyed successful web and theatre based resurrections) will be ditching warlocks and goblins in exchange for lasers and robots in the new science fiction themed adventure. He will be playing the part of an eccentric and enigmatic scientist named Dr Benjamin Wilder who guides players through a secret testing facility.
Bewilder Box promises to combine the popular escape game concept (giving teams a 60 minute time frame to solve puzzles and conquer challenges in order to escape a locked room) with an immersive experience similar to those made popular by Secret Cinema and Punchdrunk.
It was the unique combination of crafty brainteasers and outrageously tongue-in-cheek plot that persuaded Myatt to get involved: “It sounded like a very original concept with great scope for sophisticated game play, not to mention a wonderfully convoluted storyline with a deliciously macabre twist. I just had to play Dr. Wilder.”
Bewilder Box is due to open in Brighton this summer and backing the Kickstarter campaign will offer a range of rewards including discounted bookings, signed merchandise and VIP packages.