The world’s first escape room experience based on Doctor Who is to open in Bristol before rolling out across five other cities across the UK.
Escape Hunt in Cabot Circus is already selling tickets for the game, Doctor Who: Worlds Collide, which is due to open on January 16 2019.
Like other games at Escape Hunt, located on the first floor of the shopping centre between Pizza Express and Costa Coffee, players will have 60 minutes to escape, in this case before the Cybermen break through a tear in space and time to attack Earth.
Players will need to mend the tear, with the game taking place sometime in the future in the offices of ChronosCorp HQ, where eccentric billionaire Alastair Montague’s efforts to develop commercial time travel have caused the tear.
“You, the Doctor’s friends, must investigate the incident,” says the game’s blurb. “The remains of Montague, his prototype time engine and the extensive collection of time-related artefacts acquired over the course of his experiments, are all that you have to work with.
“In just 60 minutes the Cybermen will break through. The fate of the universe is in your hands. Take too long and the human race will be ‘upgraded’.”
Doctor Who has previously come to Bristol to film various episodes over the years, at locations including Portland Square, Corn Street and St Nicholas Market for the 2012 Christmas special.