The subsequent season of “Escape the Night” — the murder-mystery collection hosted by Joey Graceffa — might or might not be taking place, after YouTube declined to renew its longest-running original.
But individually Graceffa, a well-liked YouTube creator, writer and influencer, has now formally revealed a brand new challenge primarily based on the franchise: “Escape the Night Game,” described as a “cooperative horror board game” for 1-11 gamers. Fans can pledge a donation on the game’s Kickstarter page, and for a minimal contribution of $40 will probably be eligible to obtain a duplicate of the recreation slated to ship earlier than Christmas 2020.
Graceffa is producing the “Escape the Night” board recreation in collaboration with Studio71, the digital network he signed with last year. He had teased the project in a video two weeks ago, hinting it will be a playable model of the YouTube collection.
There will probably be two completely different variations of the recreation: “Escape the Night Game” and “Escape the Night Premiere Edition.” The Premiere Edition consists of the whole lot in the baseline recreation, plus “3D plastic artifacts, a premium hourglass, and an upgraded box” — in addition to doubtlessly extra extras if the Kickstarter marketing campaign reaches sure milestones.
On Kickstarter, followers should pledge a minimum of $40 to obtain a duplicate of the commonplace “Escape the Night Game.” Those who donate at the highest-level pledge tier — $750 or extra — will obtain one copy of the “Escape the Night Premiere Edition” signed by Joey Graceffa, plus entry to a livestream with Joey enjoying the recreation, a non-public small group Q&A with him, and a “life-sized artifact.”
“I love the fantasy-horror world of ‘Escape the Night,’” Graceffa says in an e mail despatched to followers Tuesday. “I wanted to create a way for longtime watchers, and those who know nothing about it, to take a piece of it home with them — no better way to do that than with a personal passion of mine, board gaming.”
The “Escape the Night Game” Kickstarter marketing campaign, which is scheduled to final 30 days, has set a $30,000 fundraising aim.
The recreation is described as “a magically haunting adventure set within a 1920s estate where an Ancient Evil lines the halls.” In “Escape the Night Game,” gamers will discover the home room by room, finding “the Society Against Evil’s markers, fighting formidable monsters, and deciphering clues in order to collect precious relics.” While gamers will typically work collectively, they may even vote at the finish of every flip “for two players to battle one another in a daunting death challenge.” In the closing spherical, an hourglass will probably be set for the remaining gamers to take motion as quick as they’ll with the intention to gather all the remaining artifacts.