Première Pièce: The Escape Game by Google France – #EntrezDansLeGame


Entrez dans le game (Enter into the game).

Première Pièce, is an escape room created from the collaboration of Google France and We Are Social, a media agency.

The interactive experience runs from May 20th to 29th in the heart of Paris, where those lucky enough to get a tester ticket are encouraged to experiment, fail and try again.

The plot involves participants helping a group of artists finish a digital work that’s missing a crucial component – a component which can only be activated in the room. Find the component and help the artists finally get their artwork on display.

Along the way, teams of five will be faced with puzzles that can only be solved using a range of Google products such as Google Search, Google Translate (eg. the phone app which can automatically translate signs between languages), Google Photos, Google Art & Culture and Google Cardboard.

The escape room campaign was launched to get people curious and teach participants about Google’s interests in the areas of art, music and technology.

There are some behind the scene photos of the escape room where in one photo you can see the Google Translate app in use. It’s seriously one of the coolest translation apps because it can get text, then impose the translated message using a similar font over the original background (like magic!).

According to Escape Game Paris’ Facebook page, tickets for the experience were quickly gone in a few minutes after they were released. However Le Parisien still has a competition running until the 25th of May, where they will be giving away 10 tickets to the experience.

The media release indicates there’s also a daily chance to win a ticket to Première Pièce by solving puzzles on social media (but I haven’t seen any puzzles yet). Also on May 25th, there will be a livestream of five Youtubers testing the escape room out and on the day Twitter can be used to interact with and change the escape room – for example, interfering with the challenges in the room.

Essa 🙂


Here’s the trailer for Première Pièce on Youtube –


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2 thoughts on “Première Pièce: The Escape Game by Google France – #EntrezDansLeGame

  1. escaperoomer June 8, 2016 at 6:40 pm Reply

    Sounds cool. Tres cool. Do you know anyone who did it? This, and wine and cheese make me wish I were back in France.

    • Essa June 13, 2016 at 7:02 pm Reply

      I think Escape Game Paris ( got a chance to play the escape room from what I’ve seen on Twitter. Google does so many cool things – another one is Firebass, an ARG about a time travelling fish that ran during the Google I/O conference in May! – Essa 🙂

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