Toronto is now home to Canada's only state-of-the-art sci-fi escape room

Aug 23 2018, 7:37 pm

There’s a new sci-fi gaming experience in Toronto that’s literally out of this world.

Proxima Command is Canada’s first-ever fully immersive ‘starship simulator’ that’s part escape room, part video game and a must-try for all sci-fi and gaming enthusiasts.

Proxima Command

Proxima Command

And while it’s not quite your typical escape room-style game, teams of five to seven starship officers are given roughly an hour to learn the starship systems and complete the mission objectives.

Proxima Command

Proxima Command

The starship simulator is equipped with 27 interactive screens that allow people to play through ‘Episode Zero,’ while lighting and sound effects with working hydraulic doors complete the immersive experience.

Proxima Command

Proxima Command

Players work together to control helm, weapons, engineering, science, communications, auxiliary stations and, of course, one will take the captain’s chair to complete the mission.

Proxima Command

Proxima Command

“You are the crew of the Starship Odysseus caught in hostile territory, after escaping the prison of a secret Alphian League base,” reads the description of Episode Zero.

“You destroy the base and board your ship,” it continues. “However, you have forgotten how to operate its complex systems. Each one of you must now, in the midst of danger, re-familiarize yourselves with your own stations and escape to Proxima Command.”

Proxima Command

Proxima Command

Designing and constructing Proxima Command took Michael Chapman and Bob Papadopoulos, friends and life-long sci-fi enthusiasts, years to complete.

And now Torontonians can try out the immersive experience for themselves at 253 Christie Street for around $25 per person.

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