Escape from Island


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JayEscape from IslandYour plane goes down on a mysterious and seemingly deserted island somewhere off the radar charts, and it is up to you to find a way to Escape from Island using only the resources available to you.

Simply move the mouse around each scene to locate positions to click. The mouse cursor will turn into a hand to alert you that something may be there. Arrow symbols are displayed when movement in that direction is possible.

Thought-provoking puzzles and a well-illustrated environment together create an atmosphere ripe for adventure and captivating gameplay. The game is the next in what is hopefully a long series of point-and-click adventure games by Aztec, the same developer(s) that created The Shrine, previously reviewed here last month.

Play Escape from Island

Cheers to Wouter for the link and to Skizzarah for the walkthrough in the comments. =)

Walkthrough Guide


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I've made a complete walkthrough for Escape from Island.
If you decide to post this game, please post the walkthrough for me and just give me some credit :) Here's the guide...

  1. Go left and pick up the fishing line then go back right.

  2. Go right again, then forward and pick up the shovel. Go back, then left.

  3. Forward, pick up the saw.

  4. Forward again, pick up the rope.

  5. Forward, poke the kitten (not necessary, but fun) then go left, get the pick.

  6. Forward, use the rope on the metal loop, then click on the rope to scale the cliff.

  7. Pick up the stone key, go right, pick up the bow and arrow, then return left.

  8. Click on the rope to get back up the cliff, then go right and pick up the knife.

  9. Go right again, then forward, and pick up the tank and the rod sticking out from the bamboo. Fill the tank by dragging it to the water.

  10. Go back, left, back, back, back, and left so you are at the burning plane again. Use the filled tank on the fire, get the zippo lighter. Also, use the pick on the rock above the plane and get the emerald green snack.

  11. Go right, light the statue's finger on fire with the zippo, right again, then forward and use the pick on the end of the wall and get the golden flake.

  12. Go back, left, forward, forward, forward (shoot the cat with the bow and he bats it away!), left, and light the statue's finger.

  13. Forward, then use the bow and arrow to aim at the bridge and shoot it down.

  14. Go forward and pick up the hook. Now combine the fishing line, rod, and hook.

  15. Go right and use the fishing pole in the water to catch a fish.

  16. Go left and forward, and give the bear the fish.

  17. Go right, light the statue's finger, and use the stone key on the far off door.

  18. Enter the door by going forward, and pick up the ruby key.

  19. Go back, left, back, right, and use the knife to cut the bear free.

  20. Go left and back and pick up the diamond key.

  21. Go right twice and light the fourth statue's finger on fire. They should all be lit and the ground will shake.

  22. Go left and back and cut down the tree the the cat is sleeping under with the saw. This gives you the log.

  23. Go back and right, then use the pick twice on the rock to destroy it.

  24. Go forward and open the door with the ruby key.

  25. Again, go forward, and pick up the golden staff.

  26. Go back, back, and left, then place the staff into the stone with the hole. Use the shovel on the spot that the light from the staff makes and obtain the purple orb.

  27. Go forward twice and use the log on the white tower. Enter the tower by clicking on the log.

  28. Place the orb in the hole, then put the diamond key in the small hole that appears. You've escaped the island, congrats! Now to escape those aliens....

(I'm not sure what the uses for the green snack and the gold flake are, but they do make a satellite appear at the ending screen. Perhaps that is all they do?)

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I've made a complete walkthrough for Escape from Island.
If you decide to post this game, please post the walkthrough for me and just give me some credit :) Here's the guide...

  1. Go left and pick up the fishing line then go back right.

  2. Go right again, then forward and pick up the shovel. Go back, then left.

  3. Forward, pick up the saw.

  4. Forward again, pick up the rope.

  5. Forward, poke the kitten (not necessary, but fun) then go left, get the pick.

  6. Forward, use the rope on the metal loop, then click on the rope to scale the cliff.

  7. Pick up the stone key, go right, pick up the bow and arrow, then return left.

  8. Click on the rope to get back up the cliff, then go right and pick up the knife.

  9. Go right again, then forward, and pick up the tank and the rod sticking out from the bamboo. Fill the tank by dragging it to the water.

  10. Go back, left, back, back, back, and left so you are at the burning plane again. Use the filled tank on the fire, get the zippo lighter. Also, use the pick on the rock above the plane and get the emerald green snack.

  11. Go right, light the statue's finger on fire with the zippo, right again, then forward and use the pick on the end of the wall and get the golden flake.

  12. Go back, left, forward, forward, forward (shoot the cat with the bow and he bats it away!), left, and light the statue's finger.

  13. Forward, then use the bow and arrow to aim at the bridge and shoot it down.

  14. Go forward and pick up the hook. Now combine the fishing line, rod, and hook.

  15. Go right and use the fishing pole in the water to catch a fish.

  16. Go left and forward, and give the bear the fish.

  17. Go right, light the statue's finger, and use the stone key on the far off door.

  18. Enter the door by going forward, and pick up the ruby key.

  19. Go back, left, back, right, and use the knife to cut the bear free.

  20. Go left and back and pick up the diamond key.

  21. Go right twice and light the fourth statue's finger on fire. They should all be lit and the ground will shake.

  22. Go left and back and cut down the tree the the cat is sleeping under with the saw. This gives you the log.

  23. Go back and right, then use the pick twice on the rock to destroy it.

  24. Go forward and open the door with the ruby key.

  25. Again, go forward, and pick up the golden staff.

  26. Go back, back, and left, then place the staff into the stone with the hole. Use the shovel on the spot that the light from the staff makes and obtain the purple orb.

  27. Go forward twice and use the log on the white tower. Enter the tower by clicking on the log.

  28. Place the orb in the hole, then put the diamond key in the small hole that appears. You've escaped the island, congrats! Now to escape those aliens....

(I'm not sure what the uses for the green snack and the gold flake are, but they do make a satellite appear at the ending screen. Perhaps that is all they do?)

It's a nice and appealing pnc. It's maybe a pity it's so much easier than The shrine. My 5 year old daughter (allthough a fervent point and clicker) just managed to do it in 19 minutes with only 2 clues from my side.

Nice game. Didn't find the green snack, but even if I had, I think there would still be a remaining free slot in the inventory (I found the gold flake too). Maybe there's something else...

Very fun game, but I'm as confused as anybody about the function of the green snack and the gold flake. Does anyone know?

I liked this one. Solved it in 17 minutes with only maybe 4 hints from the walkthrough (two of which were just for the emerald snack and gold flake). That's a personal accomplishment for me :P

I think the empty space left in the inventory at the end of the game is from the fishing pole. It disappears after it is used instead of just becoming deactivated like the rest of the inventory items.

The gold flake and green snack are probably going to be used in a future installment of the series.

Wasn't there also a useless green snack in the first Aztec game?

Thank you :)

great game, the only problem is that the saw looks like a paint scraper.

nice game, without too much that'll only be solved by dillegently clicking every point on the screen. Dont think the island is uninhabited though!

What was that small remote beach area for?

I enjoyed this game a lot. Only needed a hint about 2 things. That's pretty good for me.

I LOVED this game. It didn't have annoying pixel hunts. Everything was logical, which is a rarity in these types of games.

Oh yeah, try shooting an arrow at the cat :)

How do you fill the tank?

Catss, you just need to drag the tank over a river.

The review picture maps out all paths!

Thanks for walkthrough

doh you mean you can put something other than petrol in a petrol tank? I just did not think of that.

surfmadpig: yeah, I think it is a paint scraper.

I won the game in 12 minutes flat! No walkthrough hints! I was pretty lucky! I hated torturing the poor kitty!

That was fun, although very easy. I finished it with no help(although I missed the flake and snack) and I usually go running to the walkthrough about three steps in. I liked that there was no random pixel hunting, though.

One could try to shoot the poor kitty too... :( ew!

:)

Great game...just a little short.

Japanese saws really look like that.

http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.aspx?c=1&p=42896&cat=1,42884

I managed to find everything on my own, except the emerald snack? and

the lighting the statues puzzle

.

I dont know why you say this game was logical... there were random aliens and tools all over the "desserted" island.

I'm getting a Service Not Available error... I think the link needs to be fixed.

Hey, this is a very cool game :D

same here, blakyoshi7. I think this site needs a mirror.

nevermind, game is up again

I think I see a face in the rock wall behind the plane crash...

...sigh...

It's a shame that so many developers fail to toe the line properly between making games that flow logically and also making them challenging. A sequence of events that the player has to accomplish that follows perfectly logically or expectedly is a sequence that is very easy or intuitive to reconstruct for the player: the game is easy. Many developers try to introduce difficulty by adding "pixel-hunting" or making it so that the player actions have impossibly unintended consequences so that it becomes more "difficult" to figure out what to do next. Of course, the more far-fetched you get, the closer your chances of DEDUCING the next action draw to impossible, and the less the game resembles an exercise in lateral thinking than a random clickfest.

What's a developer to do? I of course prefer the ones that make more sense, even when they're easier like this one (probably just sour grapes at the fact that I'm REALLY BAD at guessing what to do next when it's not logical.) I've simply begun to skip all the new Japanese room escape games that involve clicking everywhere along the edge of a bed because you KNOW you have to be able to look under it, they just made it really hard to figure out exactly where to click.

I think Skutnik of the Submachine series has it right. He tends to include thinking problems that don't involve random guessing but actually synthesizing clues from your environment into solutions for complex lock mechanisms for instance... and furthermore, he makes the journey through the puzzles into an artistic experience so that even when there isn't as much of a challenge to enjoy, there is at least a nice drawing to look at, or a mysterious story, and that's what makes you want to progress. This game has some of those elements, but to a much lesser degree as I found it mostly an exercise in just doing exactly what is expected.

My pick does not seem to be working.

I totally agree with elemento.

I beat the game in 16 minutes, and the only help I needed was what to do with the lighter. Quite frankly, I never would have guessed that the statues had to be lit on fire, otherwise the game was great.

I also have to comment on bunnyrounder's comment, as to 'why are there things all over this deserted island?'

That's another challenge of game design. You can ask any user/viewer/gamer to make one leap of faith, usually that leap of faith is something like 'magic exists' or 'there was an ancient alien civilization'. In this game, there have to be two, one is 'there are aliens' and the other is 'the aliens created a beacon that you could unlock'.

It's an enormous challenge (mind you, one I enjoy) to build a world where that happens, especially when you have to also balance between creative thinking and logical steps.

Once again, one of the reasons submachine is so good is that you only need one leap of faith, 'there are a number of alternate realities populated with ancient relics'.

All in all, this was a cute fun distraction, but with a little to abstract of an ending and a little too little of a challenge in creative thinking.

How do you catch the fish . . . . .

Im in ur island...

playing with ur alian devicez

This game has one of my pet peeves:

On an island, you can only get water from a waterfall. Also, you're in a forest where you can only cut one specific tree. Which isn't the perfectly placed tree on the same screen where it's used, but completely random tree in another screen.

Not sure if it's imoprtant but....

If you go one screen down from the area where you tie the rope up there is a shadow with the same shape as the mark in the area where you find the bow

Sorry, but that was not a good adventure game.

Several combinations of items with world objects inexplicably didn't work until some arbitrary time (

purple key in stone door

), and some combinations seemed equally arbitrary

lighting stone statue fingers on fire?

.

And unless there's a reference I'm not aware of, the ending makes no kind of sense.

Nice game, 14 minutes well-spent at work!

great game! first game i solved all by myself!! *proud* solved it in 23 min! :D

the_corrupter what is up with you and leap of faith and i completed it in 7:32 i timed myself it so so so so so so so easy and the combinations that worked are really weird

I thought the statues were holding candles. If I was lighting their fingers on fire, I'm sorry but there's more to life than being stuck on an island populated with strange alien artifacts.

what was the cat for - its just made weird noises

i finished in 5 min. no walkthrough or anything this game is EASY

i liked cutting the bear free and i found the emerald and gold snack

i'm seriously so stuck i have a little over half the clues but i'm confused on what to do now and what is that animal across the river in the cave..???? haha

what do you do to that huge white stone thing when it falls after lighting the statues?

Great game! I did it in 17mins but I did not use a walkthrough, yeah me! :)
More please !!!
Na X
I think the animal was some sort of bear? or kangaroo? Pass!

Great game. I did need a couple hints, but still ended in 15 min.

For a long while I thought the saw was a flashlight though. >

what do i do with the dead thing?

o.0 How do you guys combine the fishing line + fishing hook? dragging wont work with me...

How do you combine the hook, rod, and fishing line?

it goes rod

then fishing line then hook

in that order or it doesnt work.
this is my first time posting something... yay me!!!!!!!!!

I CAN NEVER PICK UP THE PICK!! it's so annoying

Try copying the link then going to the home site http://aztec.sakura.ne.jp/index.html, then that stupid writing will go and you can pick up that pick. Oh yeh I know what to do with the green thing and the flake. its realy funny

it was a very easy did it in about 4 mins it was ok and i dident use the walkthrugh

where is the fishing line?

Oh found the fishing line. Thought it was a yoyo LOL

i finished the game in 9 minutes with no help at all! i fell proud:) also when you find the bow and arrow on the ground it says "beware of purple" or something like that but did anyone else notice that the spaceship and orb were purple?

how do you combine the rod hook +whatever ? do you drag them on top of each other? or do you click on them in a certain order??? HELP!

done in 13 minutes!!! WOO!!!

what do you do with the flake/ emerald snack?!

How do you shoot the bridge down?

yehey!!! i finished it in 8mins. flat!!!! very nice and good game!

with the help of a walkthrough. lol im a noob.! hehe

Er...where the heck is the fish rod?

Oops sorry had the rod all the time...

11 minutes :D

what saw??? i only find a rope and a paint scraper thingy!!!!

i did this in like 5 minutes top that!!

I need help whith the Shovel

I use it in the marked spot and it doesen't do anything!!!

there are unused items and such i wonder if theres another way out the island.
Also, when you're at the place you fish clicking on the island to your right will take you to some sort of bay that apparently has nothing to do with the aliens.
Also what was the watch for purple thing..
Is there another way out rather than get raped by aliens?

Where is the ORB????

Very good game, i used 1 hint and that was to cut the tree down near the cat ! thats the only one ! and i done the rest on my own and completed it in 19mins, then i tried again (knowing what to do) and done it in 2mins =D

so the final mysteries of the game:

"mad gaz" what do you do w/ the leftovers?

and,

what's with that random area to the right of the fishing hole?

also,

"beware of purple" or whatever.

yeah, can anyone enlighten me on what the green snack and gold flake are for?

Yeah,I don't get the shooting cat bit, It's COMPLETELY useless. And why all the objects around the DESERTED island? PS: People are attracted to spoilers

it's hard i had to reastart 5 times already

what we do with the golden flake?

I can't catch the fish!! Where do you put the fishing rod??

finished in 14 minutes

how do you get the purple orb and the fishing rod and the green snack?

type back lol

i know too but ill never tell!!

actually i only know what to do with the gold flake. if someone says what to do with the emerald snack ill tell.

I am having a terrible time getting the pointer in just the correct click point. For example

getting the staff in the rock to get the orb. I have placed it all over the rock and it just snaps back to the inventory box.

I found this problem in several places.

Another example: The walkthru said to click on the rock above the airplane. The rock is huge. There is only one tiny little spot that it works and it looks like any other spot on the rock. Same with the place where the golden flake (great chips) is found. I tried over and over and over and finally found the sweet spot just before I was going to give up.

If it hadn't been for the problem of finding the correct pixels to click on, I would have been faster and might not have consulted the walk thru. I was understanding the logic but just couldn't click the right spots.

It is a cute and fun game all the same. :)

I apologize.

Put the staff in the hole of the little square thing on the path before the cat. Not in the hole of the thing that the orb goes to.

I did things out of order a little because I didn't consult the walk thru until total frustration set in. Except for finding it hard to find the correct place to click in a few places, this was a really nice and fun game.

I am NOT posting my time here. It is too embarrassing.

i finished in 17 seconds My personal best!

Can someone please tell me which part of the end wall am i supposed to click with the pixel in order to get the Gold Flake? I've tried clicking the entire wall to no avail.

In the final step, where is the hole in which i am supposed to insert the purple orb?

Good gameeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! :)

I love this web page!!!!

Bye

Andrés

La Plata -Buenos Aires - Argentina

Not only are useless the gold flake and the green snack, you don't even have to find them to complete the game. I first managed to complete the game without ever finding the green thing.

What do you do with the emerald and the golden flake?

Where's the fishing rod?

Where is the bow and arrow?

I am ashamed cos i did it using the walkthrough not by myself and it was the best one ever although i dont think the bear would reeli help and i dont think the aliens would be there.

i got it done in 8 min. with some help from here. it was very confusing. did that guy even get saved or was he sucked up by space people? anyways thanks for the walkthrough!

the green snack probably does not effect your game

ditto with gold flake

I am a newbie with respect to these escape games and find that most of them I need a walkthrough early on. I hate the pixel hunting and language barriers that so many have. This was nice and not too easy (I still needed walkthroughs). I am quite embarrassed because one of the posts says their 5 year old did it in 19 minutes with no hints. I'm 50 and would lose my mind without walkthroughs! Thanks for a very nice game and thanks also for the walkthroughs!

heres a funny thing to do, poke the cats ear,:

it makes a funny squeaking noise!!!

you have to put the golden flake in the hole to the right where you have to dig to get the purple orb, it will point to the place where you have to dig

This is a really great game, I really like the logical sequence and graphics it's not bad neither

I recommand !!!

this thing is so easy i did it in 11 minutes

I did it in 6 minutes without using any of the hints it was so easy!!!!!!!!!!!

So...are we still lost as to the purpose of the golden flake and green thing? Or did I just miss the answer somewhere? Also,

is getting taken by the purple blob alien thing a good thing? Hmm...

how do you get the ruby key?

took me 6 hours and 48 mins! :(

Ok, So I've never seen a walkthrough page filled with so many repetitive comments about how fast you all were. BFD!
I just wanna know where the spot is on the rocks above the airplane.
I don't need ego stroking, and I don't plan on analyzing the reality of a game. It's meant for fun. So, is anyone here to give facts to help others out?

Woo! Ten minutes! I rule at this, and I so didn't use the cheats. :) Just kidding, but the game is still fun, though!

Well, according to the timer at the end, it took me 1 hour and 13 minutes to complete the game, although I had eaten some ham, fruit cocktail and drank a can of diet Mountain Dew, taking away from me around 10 to 15 minutes or so, but that was interesting how you needed to go up the tree and place the objects there and get sent up into Space as your escape? I thought that I'd be taking pieces from the airplane to make a raft or something like that to escape with, but it was fun anyway. This game, the island setting anyway, reminded me of another island game where you needed to make the right choices as you went along, and one choice affected another as if you increased the level right, it also increased the level next to you. I don't know if I could find that one again as I lost my favorites or bookmarks.

what do i do with the orb? and what does it mean "watch out for the purple"?

Bernie -- it's Irony, in my opinion. There was a flood of escape games back then (still is) and when I got to this ending, I laughed aloud.

lisa -- The purple orb?
Both are relevant to the end. (Actually the latter has resonance in the Easter egg in the *next* game.) Have you solved all the statues?

Thank You so much!!!!!!!

Hey those who don't know what happens if you shoot the kitty with the bow here's what happens:

NOTHING! no, really, i mean it! nothing happens! :P

the last part was just for fun lol

Wow, I didn't have to use the walkthrough completely for once! Except for a few parts, I didn't need the walkthrough.

I had to use the walkthrough to find out what to do with the staff after it's in the ground, how to get the two snacks, lighting the statue's fingers and getting the log

Very nice game, loved it! The ending made me burst out laughing. So random.

ok, where on the wall do you use the pick to find the emerald green snack?? oh, and by the way, theres a heart and a face in the wall.

I like this game a lot. Looks good and just the right level for me - not too much clicking, fairly obvious items and clues, still requires a bit of lateral thinking but not too brain taxing. I take it farily leisurely (completed in 53 mins), which feels like a nice amount of time. It's the first time I've completed one without any reference to the walkthrough. I did spend a fair time walking round in loops trying to find the next step e.g.

using the lighters on the statues

. I enjoy it more taking my time, rather than frantically clicking everywhere and trying every combination of items to beat the clock...

why the heck is the bear there??

Haha the game said I finished the game in 00:20 seconds!!

I can't use the log on the tower, no matter where I click. Is there a specific spot?

I desperately want to know what the green snackies and gold flake do. Perhaps, they are just there to throw us off, since someone posted about another useless like snackie thing in another aztec game... but I still can't help thinking there's an alternate ending that doesn't involve being alien-napped. T_T

Bernielj77~
it sounds like you're talking about grow island. i love that game, and the creator On is a genius!
http://jayisgames.com/tag/eyezmaze
check it out, there's a lot of grow games on it :)

I did it in 9 minutes apparently, according to the ending time... '00:09' :P

theres a use to teh golden flake whats the use of the golden flake? thta means the green snack must be used!!!1

omg secret room behind waterfall shoot the bride quickly climb down the rope like very fast and you can go up and then you're in the glitch world

Where do you find the diamond key? I allready cut the bear free. But I don'y find that diamond key!!

I finally found the spot for the green snack!

While looking at the plane wreck, find the "face" in the rock wall. Use the pick on the spot in front of the nose

How can you complete the puzzles when you have a mac and cannot right click them into place?

[Edit: Macs do support right-clicking. If you don't have a mouse that supports right-click, you can always hold down the CTRL key when clicking for the right-click menu. Also, check your mouse preferences. Most mice support right-clicking these days. You might only have to "turn it on". -Jay]

Nih!!!! I can't figure out what the heckle the snack and the gold flake are for!!!!! Does ANYONE know? I so want to know! And is there a second one?

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