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Fire Escape Review

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Posted: 16 months ago, last updated 7 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Fire Escape is a murder mystery styled on Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window. You sit on a fire escape and can see into the apartments opposite as well as hear the intimate conversations of your neighbours across the alleyway. You peer into the lives of the diverse tenants to piece together clues and solve the murder. Unlike the film, your choices direct the unfolding narrative and uncover (or fail to uncover) the hidden secrets that will unwrap the mystery.

You can play this in VR on PC (Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift). Or just play it like a normal PC game with no headset required. It's also available on Android.

While the game can't (and in many ways doesn't try to) match the classic film for suspense and drama, it offers involvement and agency that draws you into the lives of the people you watch. The seven stories and the crime unfold in real-time, which add pressure to proceedings.

Moment to moment you choose who to watch, use the controller to text and interact with characters. You can replay missed stories.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Release Date: 29/04/2020

Platforms: Android and PC

Genres: Narrative and Puzzle

Developer: @iNKStories


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Duration: It takes between 20 minutes and 20 minutes to play a round of this game. The game is played in three 20 minute sessions.
Players: This is a single player game.


Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. You can buy each of the three chapters for £5.49 or £13.49 for the set.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 16 with Strong violence, Strong language.
This game has been rated ESRB TEEN.


We haven't recorded accessibility settings for this game yet. Our Fire Escape Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@iNKStories) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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