Escape the Infinite Chamber

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One day, Luo Jian woke up from his sleep and found himself in a locked chamber where the door and window were all sealed. A note with a few lines written on it was tacked to the wall: “Escape from this room within an hour, otherwise, you will die.”

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逃离无限密室
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Recommendations
Welcome to the Nightmare Game (2)
The Haunted (1)

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Date Group Release
05/21/18 Taida Translations c24
05/17/18 Taida Translations c23
05/15/18 Taida Translations c22
04/15/18 Taida Translations c21
04/12/18 Taida Translations c20
04/07/18 Taida Translations c19
04/06/18 Taida Translations c18
04/05/18 Taida Translations c16-17
04/04/18 Taida Translations c14-15
03/31/18 Taida Translations c13
03/24/18 Taida Translations c12
03/22/18 Taida Translations c11
03/18/18 Taida Translations c10
03/16/18 Taida Translations c9
03/03/18 Taida Translations c8
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porkbuns
porkbuns rated it
March 14, 2018
Status: c8
A disorganized and biased review, with a bit of SPOILER.

8 chapters in and I'm already pretty drawn to this novel; then again...I've been pretty infatuated by novels with the survival game (A powerful entity forces the main characters to fight for their lives in an organized competition) tag recently. Our MC Luo Jian is randomly thrown into this game one day while sleeping; he didn't die or get any sort of mental notification, just poof... and he's in the game (though he gets to return to the real world after... more>> every game).

The general gist of the game:

  • Players have to complete 1 session of the game once every 10 days
  • The main objective of each session of the game, so far, is to escape from the "chamber" that the game session is set in
    • The term "chamber" is used pretty loosely in this novel. The term "chamber" doesn't only refer to room of sorts, it can refer to any sort of environment that is secluded from society (e.g. locked room, ghost ship, deserted island, etc.)
    • The "chambers" so far seem to have a mystery/horror/supernatural atmosphere to them
  • The players are given a sheet of paper, at the start of each session, that explains the circumstances around this scenario (task (s), time limit, etc.)
    • The players are given a clock of sorts to keep track of time
  • Entities known as stalkers may appear with a chance of 8% (or maybe it was 6%, I really don't remember :P, read the 1st 8 chapters while half awake last night)
    • The stalker takes the place of a essential character in the current chamber's scenario
    • Their task is unknown, but it can be assumed that their main task is to kill the player
    • It's unknown whether the stalkers are another group of humans participants with the goal of killing players or monstrous existences created by the game's creator
      • I'm leaning more towards the later conjecture, due to the "Human-Nonhuman Relationship" tag
  • The players are rewarded based on their performance in each session
    • There doesn't seem to be any point system, with a shop to purchase things from, or any game-like system with stats and battle logs (at least not in the 1st game session, though the party system is introduced shortly after the 1st game session and there's a Game Element tag)
      • The game's creator chose which item the MC was given in the 1st game session
Romance:

Right off the bat, I just want to divert your attention to the Yaoi tag, in case you haven't noticed it yet (the MC is a cis gender homos*xual male). So far, it seems like there might be some sort of a love triangle going on (between the MC, his male childhood/best friend, and the stalker that almost killed him in the 1st game session).

  • The stalker that the MC meets in the 1st game scenario is an extremely handsome male
    • The MC kiss/bites (memory is a bit fuzzy on this, there was something about biting during the actual scene, but later, the MC says something about kissing) the stalker's lips (or maybe it was the other way around), while he was dying from being stabbed by the stalker
      • This may have led to the stalker taking interest in the MC, leading the stalker to spare the MC
        • Going by the fact that the stalkers are called stalkers, maybe the stalker will have somewhat of weird stalker (a person who harasses or persecutes someone with unwanted and obsessive attention) relationship with the MC
  • The MC tells us that his male childhood/best friend is heteros*xual, but he (the friend) ends up breaking up with his girlfriend and gets kicked out of his family just to support the MC's s*xual orientation
    • The MC and his friend currently have a rather ambiguous relationship as of the moment
    • After getting stabbed, by a murderer (potentially a stalker or maybe even another player that's been given a task by the game's creator) that been killing people recently, and sent to the hospital, the friend gets tricked into joining the game, in the MC's party during the 2nd game session
      • It seems the game's creator gives certain player, mission to do in the real world (e.g. the bar owner of the Red Spider Lily, is tasked with guiding new players)
Just on an endnote, there's only around 200 chapters, so this novel probably won't get bogged down by repetition as much compared to novels with thousands of chapters. <<less
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Shigure Hakuya
Shigure Hakuya rated it
April 12, 2018
Status: c25
This novel is 'one in a thousand' that you will definitely regret if you don't read this novel.

About that BL tag, it even complements the whole story. Without that element, the progress of the story will be disrupted.

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Spoiler

Regarding the different elements of the story:

1. This is a escape room story with many arcs that focuses in the different closed spaces and how to escape from it.

2. Usually, the ones that can participate in this game are 'chosen'. There are many ways to be chosen.

3. Within the allotted time, the participant/s must escape the room through solving the different clues provided. The more participant to participate, the harder the difficulty is.

4. There are entities called Stalkers that rarely appeared in each chamber. These Stalkers usually have the mission to prevent the participant to pass the chamber. They (Stalkers) have different roles provided in each chamber. After the participant/s passed the chamber and escaped, the Stalkers will "reincarnate" and will appear on the next participant to come.

5. After the participant/s completed the mission, there will be rewards provided after waking up. The rewards provided will depent on how many chamber has the participant completed.

6. A charm of this story is how the development between the pairing will happen:

  • The main pairing is between a participant and a Stalker. They will both meet in the chambers the participant will enter.
  • The next pairing is revealed in later chapters, but both of them are revealed as psychos.
  • There is a third pairing but barely shown.
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Please anticipate the next chapters as the story slowly unfolds and make you sit at the edge of your seat. <<less
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veihakase
veihakase rated it
March 25, 2018
Status: c11 part4
Here is what you have to consider in reading this first: THIS IS DANMEI/BL pips.

Anyway, the story is really thrilling and (for me) has the same effect of watching horror movies where time is really needed. What I like in this one is that you would also think about the riddles presented. It's like those riddle games but with your life at stake. (It's a fresh concept for me since it's BL *v* plus this kind of genre). It keeps you on the edge on every chapter. The main character... more>> is also very likeable. Not the damsel in distress type (maybe also not the Mary Sue type but maybe we should wait for more chapters to see if this is true) and can fight on his own. As of this chapter I still don't know who the ML is so it's a guessing game yet again. I'm kinda bias on this since I really love horror themed BL and this is the right thing for me. The horror scenes is well-described and told right (kudos to the translator and editor). Try tot read this. Truth be told, you are not wasting your time in reading this :3 <<less
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xxBlackRabbitxx
xxBlackRabbitxx rated it
March 11, 2018
Status: c8
It has a great start for me since it seems like we can already see some of the personality of both the MC and the ML even though we are only on the first chapters.

I can't exactly say the overview much but it goes like this;

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Spoiler

its about a young man suddenly waking up in a closed room with a note saying to escape the room within an hour and a consequence of death if not done. After escaping, our MC came to know that its not done yet and it will happen again in another 10 days time and will happen again and again. He also came to know that there are other people like him called players in this death game

Now where he met our ML (?) was at his first chamber and was called by the other players as "stalkers" which is a type of monster place inside the game

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