Manchester’s newest interactive game show venue, Challenge Point, is set to launch this October. Created by the team behind Breakout & Virtual Hideout, Challenge Point combines classic TV game shows with Mission Impossible-style laser mazes, a crazy golf course, and remote control tanks trapped in a Tokyo-based maze. The concept centers around the fictitious story of ‘Breakout Studios’ and its hit TV Show ‘Challenge Point.’
Challenge Point won a £30k Innovate UK grant to create its Ball Pit mini-game as part of UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) initiative to provide businesses with funding, facilities and expertise to test, demonstrate and evolve their ideas. The brand is an offshoot of Breakout, which opened its first live escape room venue in Manchester in May 2014. Since then, Breakout has established 17 rooms across Manchester, Liverpool, and Chester, with over 1 million players seeking to escape across all Breakout North West venues.
Breakout has also sold escape room designs to over 20 countries worldwide, including the USA, Peru, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, and Australia. Challenge Point marks the brand’s next expansion route. Ed Roberts, Director of Challenge Point, Breakout, and Virtual Hideout, expressed his excitement about the new game show experience, adding that the company wanted to bring a unique immersive game concept to Manchester, including Grant-winning Ball Pit, a fast-paced game that requires players to throw coloured balls into corresponding containers to score points.
Challenge Point offers a multifaceted “immersive” game experience that caters to groups of friends and families. Teams of two to six compete in a series of mini-games, aiming to earn as many points as possible to win fantastic prizes. Upon reaching the target of 100 points across the mini-games, teams play Challenge Point’s elusive final game, The Point. Every three months, the teams topping the leaderboard are invited back to compete in a champion-of-champions game, with up to £4,000 worth of prizes awaiting the winners.
In summary, Challenge Point promises to deliver a one-of-a-kind game show experience, adding to the existing portfolio of immersive games offered by the Breakout brand. With its vision of creating unique and engaging games, Challenge Point is set to become a popular destination in Manchester that offers the perfect platform for fun and games for everyone.