Couldn't find any topics on it yet, but I know the Idle Thumbs guys have talked about it in the last year.
Scrap the company that designed it is one of the originals out of Japan, and eventually San Francisco. There are a lot of imitators, but this was really well designed, Has great atmosphere, and while it's hard as hell, you rarely feel like you're dumb, just that you're missing more clues, which is probably accurate. The one in TO was the same design as the SF one, 1.8% of people made it out of the SF version. We did not manage to escape, but got within a few stages of getting out, which was very frustrating, we were on the right path, but we skipped a major part of the puzzle early on that left us with a lot of red herrings that wasted time and people for the later half. The game runner guy said that the specific thing we found, and then figured out how to put to use almost right away was pretty much unheard of which is a bit of a pain, but it's not the games fault. We would have gotten about the same distance either either solving the long, hard puzzle, or wasting time on it.
I won't spoil much as they do rerun games in different cities, but if these guys run it near you, check it out, super fun for the nerdy brain. If another organization does it, look into it, but I don't know how well designed it'd be, so do your research.
If there are any non-spoilery questions I'd be happy to share. Also if anybody has played Volume 2, I'd love to hear if it's worth it or not.