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The Return of the Obra Dinn, Fashioned from Nature, The Horror of Dolores Roach and escape rooms

Is 2019 the year to try something new? In this alternative edition, the panel review a murder mystery video game, a fashion exhibition, a horror podcast and an escape room.

Is 2019 the year to try something new? In this alternative edition of Saturday Review presented by Jordan Erica Webber, the panel review a fashion exhibition, a horror podcast, a murder mystery video game, two coming of age graphic novels and try to get out of a World War Two themed escape room.

The Return of the Obra Dinn, a video game set in the 1807 in which you take on the role of an insurance adjuster, tasked with investigating a ship that has drifted into harbour after five years lost at sea, and determining the fates of the 60 people aboard.

Fashioned from Nature, an exhibition in London’s Victoria and Albert Museum looking at the natural origins to the clothes we wear as well as the fashion industry’s toll on nature.

The Horror of Dolores Roach, is a gory podcast drama which updates Sweeney Todd into a contemporary gentrified New York neighbourhood, starring Daphne Rubin-Vega and Bobby Cannavale.

Two coming of age graphic novels, Grafity’s Wall by Ram V and My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies from Ed Brubaker. The former is about four young people living in Mumbai, the latter is a pulp-fiction tale about a American teenage girl in a rehabilitation centre.

Plus the panel visit an escape room, a physical game which asks players to solves puzzle in order to win their escape from a room within a set time. The Adventure Begins in London, is themed around a World War Two prisoner of war camp, will our panelist make it out in time?

Jordan’s guests are Shahidha Bari, Amber Butchart, and Rajan Data.

Produced by Kate Bullivant.

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42 minutes

Video Game

Return of the Obra Dinn is available now on Mac and PC.  
Main image:  from The Return Of The Obra Dinn.  Credit:  Lucas Pope

 

Fashion

Fashioned by Nature is at the V&A Museum in London until 27 January.  

Podcast

The Horror of Dolores Roach is available to download wherever you get your podcasts. 

Escape Room

Escape Plan: The Adventure Begins is at the Rich Mix arts centre in London. 

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