“Once people said: give me liberty or give me death. Now they say, make me a slave, just pay me well enough”
In today’s world, we live lives without a pause or reset button. Everything is geared towards the money. Geared towards the images we want others to see of us. Having fun has become work and work is no longer fun. We become slaves of the routine. The routine of waking up, going to work, getting stuck in traffic over and over again. Occasionally, over the weekends we take part in contests to show what we purport as fun. Participate in a few concerts and take a few shots. Be seen at a festival and a celebrity smiling awkwardly by your side.
But what if life wasn’t all about being seen? What if you could live up to your own standards of fun? Do something that truly excites you and your friends. Usually for one to do this you need outdoor activities. Bungee jumping, skydiving. Swimming. Hiking and all mannerisms of outdoor activities that one can have pop up in their heads. To some, this can be expensive and a tad bit tedious what with all the planning and travelling since such activities are rarely found within the city.
That’s where Freeing Kenya comes in a fun affordable means of having fun with your friends within the city without much planning necessitated. Located in Westlands at the Oval, freeing Kenya is a new 5D gaming experience new to Kenya but not an entirely foreign concept. It involves a few friends getting locked up inside of a room and trying to find their way out. You basically turn into a real life Scooby Doo episode. Hopefully you have a Velma type in your group and less of Scoob and Shaggy.
You have a set time of 45 minutes to find your way out of a series of closed rooms. The clues that lead to the keys are to be found on the walls, mirrors and floors. Its up to you and your crew to decipher them and beat the record. Question is, are you and your crew smart enough?
“There is nothing more to be said or to be done tonight, so hand me over my violin and let us try to forget for half an hour the miserable weather and the still more miserable ways of our fellowmen.”
Arthur Conan Coyle