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Weekday Escape

JessWelcome, friends, to the first edition of Weekday Escape, your own personal portal to the wonderful world of point-and-click! Every Wednesday I will be presenting one or more such games to ease you through the dull middle point of the work week. And what an auspicious beginning for the column...a new, beautiful game has just been launched by Neutral, creator of some of the most highly rated and anticipated room escape games here at JIG! How serendipitous.

SwitchSwitch confines you once more within a stunningly rendered room (this time, it seems, a child's playroom?) and dares you to unlock its mysteries. Use your point-and-clicking fingers and your logical puzzle-solving skills, and be prepared to bend your mind and come to your wit's end before managing to escape.

We will be back with a more comprehensive review just as soon as we finish it ourselves. In the meantime, do help each other in the comments, ok? Ok!

Play Switch

The Neutral servers are, not surprisingly, under heavy load right now, so if you get a "Service Unavailable" message, wait a few moments and try again. Eventually you will get in.

Cheers to Martha for first word about this new game from Neutral! =)

Banner credit goes to Mat of Nitrome, whom we commissioned to come up with a smashing good banner for our new weekly feature! Cheers, Mat! =)

Walkthrough Guide


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Walkthrough

  • Zoom in on the table next to the couch. Click on the book and pick up the piece of paper. Zoom out.

  • Click underneath the couch. Pick up the stick. Zoom out.

  • Click on the couch. Note the tiny triangle on the top of the couch on the left side of the screen. Click on it. Pick up the star.

  • Zoom all the way out and click on the tree. Notice the green square on one of the leaves on the upper right side of the screen. Pick it up. Zoom out.

  • Move one screen to the right. Click on the yellow box. Notice the piece of paper now visible behind the red box. Click on it and note that the arrow points to the eighth track in front of the train. Zoom out.

  • Click on the ball in the lower right portion of the screen. Click on the bulge in the carpet. Get the blue triangle. Zoom out.

  • Move one screen to the right. Click on the train. Click on the eighth track from the front of the train.

  • Examine the train track. Click on it again -- it becomes a key. Zoom out.

  • Move one screen to the right. Click on the drawers in the middle. Click on the middle drawer (it is unlocked). Get the green piece of paper.

  • Use the red key to unlock the top drawer. Get the scissors. Zoom out.

  • Click on the trash bin on the right side of the screen. Notice that behind the drawers there is another stick. Get it. Zoom out.

  • Click on the "device with wheels" on the other side of the drawers. Cut the string with the scissors. Get the string.

  • Combine the two sticks and use the string to tie them together.

  • Zoom out and move two screens in either direction. Click on the trapdoor on the ceiling.
    Use the elongated stick to open the trapdoor.

  • Go back down and click on the yellow box which now contains a pink key. Get the key and zoom back out.

  • Click on the red box and use the pink key to unlock it. Open the red box and click on the Origami book.

  • Open the Origami book and keep turning pages to the right until you reach the orange key. Get it and zoom back out.

  • Click on the blank green piece of paper in your inventory. Now that you know origami, you should be able to make a swan out of the paper just by clicking on it repeatedly.

  • Move two screens in either direction and use the orange key to open the bottom drawer. Get the hammer. Zoom out.

  • Use the hammer to hit the piggy bank. Keep hitting it -- at the fourth smash a coin will pop out. Zoom out.

  • Click on the trash bin. A coin now appears on the lower right. Get it.

  • Examine both sides of the coin. A three-digit number will appear on the other side (different each time around). Zoom out.

  • Click on the big drawer on the right-hand side of the screen. Click on the lower left corner of the drawer and input the three-digit number from the coin.

  • Zoom out and open the drawer that you just unlocked. It appears empty. Click on the upper section of the inside of the drawer and get the circle taped to the top. Notice that you now have all four shapes. Zoom out.

  • Click on the wheel device and put the shapes in their appropriate places. Click on the device to open it and get the pliers.

  • Zoom out and move one screen to the left. Click on the fish painting. Click on the nail. Use the pliers to remove the nail.

  • Zoom out and click on the painting. It should fall down. Click on the white outline.

  • Place your origami swan in the outline. Zoom out and click the big button above the swan. The area should light up.

  • Click on the first piece of paper you picked up-- the one with the grid on it. Examine it and click on it to see the other side. There are four animals that correspond to buttons you have to push in a particular sequence.

  • The first button is the "fish" button, located above the swan. Push the button.

  • The second button is the bear button. You can find this button by clicking on the teddy bear inside the train tracks. Push the button.

  • The third button is the dog button. This can be found by clicking on the painting of a dog that is sitting on the drawers. Push the button.

  • The final button is the swan button. This is located on the wall opposite the origami swan, specifically right at the point of the long wingtip of the projected swan image. Peel back the wallpaper and you'll find the fourth button. Push the button. The room should now darken.

  • Move one screen to the left and click on the big drawer on the left side. Open it and you will find a button grid.

  • Here you will need to refer to the grid that is drawn on the paper you picked up first. You need to click the buttons that correspond to the boxes that are NOT shaded. Plus, the projected sequence that is controlled by the buttons is flipped HORIZONTALLY so you need to take that into account as well.

  • After you have inputted the correct button sequence, insert the coin into the slot. If the coin does not come back out, you got the code right.

  • Zoom out and move two screens in either direction. Get the key from the string (You'll need to click it twice).

  • Zoom out and move one screen to the right. Use the key to unlock the door and...

  • You win!

168 Comments

Like all of Neutral's games, they look great. But I find myself stuck on this one the same way as the others. With a bunch of items that don't have obvious answers. My sense of logic doesn't seem to work very well. Hopefully people will start playing soon as well.

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I've found the

orange star, green square and blue triangle

. I'm obviously still missing the

red square

. Where is it?

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Yeah, service is indeed unavailable. Been trying ot for some time now but no success yet...

Keep trying.

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Steakmancer June 25, 2008 1:29 PM

It's been 30 minutes since I've started waiting, and all I can say is "CONSTRUCT ADDITIONAL SERVERS". Back on the matter, the game looks beautiful and Neutral is known for his great games, so I can't wait until the servers get cleared up.

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I have no idea what to do now

i have some green paper with animals and a pattern, a blank green sheet of paper,and two wooden sticks. i already put the star and triangle in the box thing. can some one help please

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So much for lunch break. Darnit. Maybe tomorrow? Their games are worth waiting for.:)

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Where do you get the

Circle

Anyone have some sort of walkthrough?


[Edit: The game has just been released today, so you're among the first to play it. -Jay]

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Game looks very fun,and great idea on Weekday Escape ;) .

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It was fairly easy. On Neutral's website he doesn't even consider it full escape game, he calls it a 'simple escape'. It was mostly logical, but the difficulty relied on pixel hunting mostly.

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Yeah, fairly easy, ask if you're stuck, maybe I can assist you.

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Long time gamer, first time poster.

The server is overloaded.

Guess, we'll have to wait.

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Welcome Dave! Just hit refresh a few times and you should get through :)

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Gotmilk, I am at the same place as you...

how do I get the circle and square?

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Shuffledog Author Profile Page June 25, 2008 2:20 PM

I think they might have changed the URL. I went to their homepage and got through no problem.


[Edit: The URL has not changed, it's just by mere coincidence that you were able to get through a different route. My attempts to reach the homepage were met with the same "Service Temporarily Unavailable" — which means the server is just too darn busy at the moment. -Jay]

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Master Bra'tac Author Profile Page June 25, 2008 2:21 PM

Evan:

The square is in the tree's leaves.

Don't know where the circle is. I suspect

it's in the red box, but I don't know where the key is.

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Rut-ro... 503 - Service Temporarily Unavailable.

Have the JIG community put the Switch into overload?

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Not very hard. There is one small step that will open up the entire game.

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I also think that the

green paper with the animals on it tells you what order to push the buttons in,

but I still can't figure out

how to get the nail out of the fish picture or where the chicken (fourth one) is

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We certainly can't take the blame for that, Zeke.

It's more than likely due to the sparkling reputation of Neutral's own games.

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Shuffledog Author Profile Page June 25, 2008 2:30 PM

Okay, I have

found and placed the star, square, and triangle. I found the first key and opened a drawer. I have the two sticks, blank green paper, scissors, and paper with diagrams on both sides.

And I'm stuck. Not sure where to go next. Hints would be great.

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Shuffledog, where did you find the

key?

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ThemePark Author Profile Page June 25, 2008 2:32 PM

A new feature hits JiG, and what a way to start it off! With a real gem. ^^

Now I just hope that the servers will feel better soon (maybe some chicken soup will do them good) so I can actually play this game.

And with a name like WeekDay Escape (brilliant name, btw ^^) I hope this will mainly be about room escape games, a somewhat looked down upon genre, that I enjoy very much.

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Walkthrough

  • Zoom in on the table next to the couch. Click on the book and pick up the piece of paper. Zoom out.

  • Click underneath the couch. Pick up the stick. Zoom out.

  • Click on the couch. Note the tiny triangle on the top of the couch on the left side of the screen. Click on it. Pick up the star.

  • Zoom all the way out and click on the tree. Notice the green square on one of the leaves on the upper right side of the screen. Pick it up. Zoom out.

  • Move one screen to the right. Click on the yellow box. Notice the piece of paper now visible behind the red box. Click on it and note that the arrow points to the eighth track in front of the train. Zoom out.

  • Click on the ball in the lower right portion of the screen. Click on the bulge in the carpet. Get the blue triangle. Zoom out.

  • Move one screen to the right. Click on the train. Click on the eighth track from the front of the train.

  • Examine the train track. Click on it again -- it becomes a key. Zoom out.

  • Move one screen to the right. Click on the drawers in the middle. Click on the middle drawer (it is unlocked). Get the green piece of paper.

  • Use the red key to unlock the top drawer. Get the scissors. Zoom out.

  • Click on the trash bin on the right side of the screen. Notice that behind the drawers there is another stick. Get it. Zoom out.

  • Click on the "device with wheels" on the other side of the drawers. Cut the string with the scissors. Get the string.

  • Combine the two sticks and use the string to tie them together.

  • Zoom out and move two screens in either direction. Click on the trapdoor on the ceiling.
    Use the elongated stick to open the trapdoor.

  • Go back down and click on the yellow box which now contains a pink key. Get the key and zoom back out.

  • Click on the red box and use the pink key to unlock it. Open the red box and click on the Origami book.

  • Open the Origami book and keep turning pages to the right until you reach the orange key. Get it and zoom back out.

  • Click on the blank green piece of paper in your inventory. Now that you know origami, you should be able to make a swan out of the paper just by clicking on it repeatedly.

  • Move two screens in either direction and use the orange key to open the bottom drawer. Get the hammer. Zoom out.

  • Use the hammer to hit the piggy bank. Keep hitting it -- at the fourth smash a coin will pop out. Zoom out.

  • Click on the trash bin. A coin now appears on the lower right. Get it.

  • Examine both sides of the coin. A three-digit number will appear on the other side (different each time around). Zoom out.

  • Click on the big drawer on the right-hand side of the screen. Click on the lower left corner of the drawer and input the three-digit number from the coin.

  • Zoom out and open the drawer that you just unlocked. It appears empty. Click on the upper section of the inside of the drawer and get the circle taped to the top. Notice that you now have all four shapes. Zoom out.

  • Click on the wheel device and put the shapes in their appropriate places. Click on the device to open it and get the pliers.

  • Zoom out and move one screen to the left. Click on the fish painting. Click on the nail. Use the pliers to remove the nail.

  • Zoom out and click on the painting. It should fall down. Click on the white outline.

  • Place your origami swan in the outline. Zoom out and click the big button above the swan. The area should light up.

  • Click on the first piece of paper you picked up-- the one with the grid on it. Examine it and click on it to see the other side. There are four animals that correspond to buttons you have to push in a particular sequence.

  • The first button is the "fish" button, located above the swan. Push the button.

  • The second button is the bear button. You can find this button by clicking on the teddy bear inside the train tracks. Push the button.

  • The third button is the dog button. This can be found by clicking on the painting of a dog that is sitting on the drawers. Push the button.

  • The final button is the swan button. This is located on the wall opposite the origami swan, specifically right at the point of the long wingtip of the projected swan image. Peel back the wallpaper and you'll find the fourth button. Push the button. The room should now darken.

  • Move one screen to the left and click on the big drawer on the left side. Open it and you will find a button grid.

  • Here you will need to refer to the grid that is drawn on the paper you picked up first. You need to click the buttons that correspond to the boxes that are NOT shaded. Plus, the projected sequence that is controlled by the buttons is flipped HORIZONTALLY so you need to take that into account as well.

  • After you have inputted the correct button sequence, insert the coin into the slot. If the coin does not come back out, you got the code right.

  • Zoom out and move two screens in either direction. Get the key from the string (You'll need to click it twice).

  • Zoom out and move one screen to the right. Use the key to unlock the door and...

  • You win!

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IneffaBelle Author Profile Page June 25, 2008 2:33 PM

If you look behind the red box

The square is in the tree

The star is wedged into the back of the couch

You will see a diagram showing a piece of train track that can be removed

Examine the piece of train track more carefully

It will give you a key to one of the Drawers

Now you'll have scissors to cut something with

Cut the string on the wooden train.

There are two place to take sticks from...

If I remember correctly one is under the couch and one is under the dresser

Now you can combine objects

Combine the sticks and then combine them with the string.

Now you have a really long stick maybe you can use it to reach somewhere

Use it on the ceiling above the red and green boxes to get the pink key to open the red box

Now you have a book... make sure you look through it throughly

Now you should have another key that opens the orange drawer

Hmm the book was about Origami... I wonder if you have something to make origami with...

Use the Origami book to turn the green paper into a crane

More as I get it!

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ThemePark Author Profile Page June 25, 2008 2:34 PM

Woah! Massive embedded spoiler alert!

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Shuffledog Author Profile Page June 25, 2008 2:40 PM

Evan,

There's a paper behind the red box with a big clue.

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When I clicked 'play', I instead found myself at this: http://neutralxe.net/esc/error_r1.html address. It says the 'webpage cannot be found'....I'm on a PC
No idea why it's not working.


[Edit: The links above are correct. The server is overload. Try again in a few minutes. -Jay]

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Please don't nest spoilers like that, after 10 levels the spoilers become difficult to read and look messy.

With the new spoiler tag system, you need to use item lists instead.

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stupidcheeseboy Author Profile Page June 25, 2008 2:50 PM

Did you say a weekly post of escape games?

So thats once a week?

Every week?

Each week you'll give me some new escape games?

weekly pointy clickyness?

...

...I love you

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I don't know how anyone has had a chance to play this game and I am boggled as to how anyone here can write a walk through. On a whim, I came back and

refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh 404.

404

refresh 404

refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh refresh I quit after 50

I take back what I said about waiting... If everyone else had to wait too then I might understand. This is ridiculous. But when there are people playing this game and already writing walk throughs --- Not fun at all.


[Edit: 4red3s, reload the JIG review page and try the game again using the revised links. Neutral just changed the server's behavior for referral links and is no longer allowing sites to link directly to the "play" page with the game on it. You have to come into the info page for the game first, then click Play. The frustration you experienced was most likely due to that, and for that I am sorry. -Jay]

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Jay - You are always the gentelman. Your modesty and humility are an inspiration to us all!

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ThemePark Author Profile Page June 25, 2008 3:02 PM

4red3s, likely the few people who are playing the game, just caught the server on a lucky break, and once they've gotten the Flash file loaded, they can play as much as they want, no matter how the server is doing, since the Flash file is loaded into memory then.

That, or they have made a pact with the Devil.

And I second what stupidcheeseboy said. :D

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Neutral recommends using the following URL for linking to the game:

http://neutralxe.net/esc/r1.html

They explain why here:

http://neutralxe.net/esc/aboutlink.html


[Edit: Noted. The links have already been changed. Thanks, Zodiac. -Jay]

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Complete walkthrough!

Full Walkthrough here:

1.

Look under couch - take stick.

2.

Look at top left of couch, take star.

3.

Click on plant. Where would you hide a green square?

a.

It's at the top left of the plant.

4.

Look at side table. Lift book, take scrap of paper. If you look at the other side of the paper it has animals on it. Why?

5.

Look to the right of the sideboard. Nothing in the bin, but is there something behind the sideboard?

a.

Take stick from behind sideboard. Combine sticks in inventory.

6.

Open middle drawer. Take green paper.

7.

Lift the dog picture. Notice the button. Why is that there?

8.

Notice there's a combination lock needing three numbers on the right-hand door.

9.

Look at shape sorter. Use yellow star and green square with sorter.

10.

Lift bear. Another button. What does that do?

11.

Look at fish picture. Notice wonky nail.

12.

Lift ball. Notice the bump under the rug?

a.

Lift the rug, take the blue triangle.

13.

Use the blue triangle with the shape sorter.

14.

Look at the yellow box. Has a scrap of paper slipped behind the red box? Look at the paper - what does the arrow pointing to the track in front of the train mean?

a.

Count 8 sleepers in front of the train - take the sleeper. Why would that come loose?

b.

Examine the sleeper - Aha! A key!

15.

Return to the sideboard. Unlock the top drawer with the key. Take the scissors - what can I cut with those?

16.

Cut string from shape sorted with scissors. What can I tie with this?

17.

Tie sticks together to form a long stick.

18.

Use the long stick to open the loft hatch above the glass blocks. A key falls down!

19.

Use key with red box. An origami book?

20.

Look all the way through the book.

a.

ALL the way. Hurrah! Another key!

21.

Look at paper in inventory. Cool! I can make an origami crane now!

22.

Unlock bottom drawer with key. Take mallet.

23.

What can I use this with? Aha! Piggy bank!

24.

Or not… Maybe you should whack the piggy bank a few more times just to be sure…

25.

A coin should have jumped out and landed by the bin?

26.

Ahh, I bet that fits in the shape sorter...

27.

Or not... Maybe you should look more closely at the coin?

28.

Ah - 3 numbers, I know where I can use those!

29.

But the cupboard is empty, what was the point of that?

30.

Wait! Click near the top of the cupboard, there's something taped to the ceiling!

31.

Use the red square with the shape sorter. Take pliers. I'm sure I can use those somewhere…

32.

Use pliers on the wonky nail.

33.

Another button! This one turns a light on, illuminating a strange shape on the back of the picture frame…

34.

The origami crane fits perfectly over the shape. Now what?

35.

Oooh. There's now a shadow on the far wall.

36.

If you look at the shadow more closely there's a button concealed at the tail of the shadow. Now, what order should I use to press the buttons?

37.

Follow the order indicated by the animals on the scrap of paper.

a.

The button behind the fish picture.

b.

The button under the bear.

c.

The button under the dog picture.

d.

The button on the shadow-crane's tail.

38.

The button behind the fish picture. Oooh, the lights have gone off!

39.

And now the glass blocks are illuminated. But I don't seem to be able to do anything with them…

40.

And I don't seem to be able to interact with anything else in the room... except…

41.

The left-hand door of the sideboard! I've now got a panel with buttons! And a coin-slot!

42.

Hmm. I'm sure I've seen a pattern like this before…

43.

Check the other side of the piece of paper with the animals on it.

44.

The green squares are pressed in buttons… but whose to say that you're holding the paper the correct way around?

45.

But that doesn't work either.

46.

Hang on, there's a light shining through, reflecting on the glass blocks! The pattern needs to be reversed!

47.

At last, the key to the door! Hurrah!

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Anonymous June 25, 2008 3:13 PM

So close, yet so far... I'm all powered up but can't get there from here! Help!!

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Oh poo, beaten by 20 minutes! must refresh browser...
Anyway, was a fun one.

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IneffaBelle Author Profile Page June 25, 2008 3:24 PM

If you are referring to me Jay... Sorry! I didn't even realize that would happen!
-Belle

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IneffaBelle, your walk through was formatted perfectly. DLand had made a small error that caused all his spoilers to become nested. It's all fixed now so don't worry ^_^

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Nice new catigory... getting bored of just weekend download and link dump friday...

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It must not have been too terribly difficult, since I finished it sans walkthrough (perhaps only the second time I've completed an escape game that way!). Thanks to Neutral for a great game, and to JIG for the heads up. I wouldn't have known there was much beyond Crimson and Viridian room without this site.

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D_Jelly June 25, 2008 3:36 PM

I like games that make you think, but I am kind off stuck and the spoilers on arent working for me becuase they are not appearing. I guess I will have to work it out for myself lol.

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D_Jelly - spoiler tags require Javascript, so be sure it's enabled for this site.

If you continue to experience issues, you might want to force reload the page, as many of the scripts have changed recently, and you may still have an older version cached if you have visited us before this week.

Let me know if you still have issues after that. :)

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The walkthroughs are not working for me, they are not appearing.


[Edit: please note my comment to D_Jelly just above this one. -Jay]

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Kero,

"Just hit refresh a few times and you should get through :)"

Well, I've been doing it since my first post (which was more than 2 hours ago) and still nothing.

No big worries though, I guess the game's gonna be up tomorrow and later :D

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bioLarzen, refresh this page and try the link again.

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Anonymous June 25, 2008 3:58 PM

i am also having problems with the spoilers, exept when i got to other pages of the site, the spoilers appear.

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First time i had trouble entering the room other than escaping it.

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Same for me, Jay. No problems seeing spoilers on all other pages, but can't see them on this one.

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pcHackal June 25, 2008 4:04 PM

server is down... Can't play the game... =[

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Are you going to tag it weekday escape?

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There must be a lopsided spoiler on the page, will check it out.

For those unable to get spoilers to work on this page, what browser/OS, please?

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I have Windows XP running IE (the latest version of IE, I'm pretty sure). Tried the ctrl + F5 refresh and that didn't work either. I'm in the same boat as Pam.

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...and when I posted my last comment, I was taken to that text-only page again, Jay. Except this time it was only my comment on the page.

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Anonymous June 25, 2008 4:10 PM

Also using the newest IE, tried the Ctrl+F5, spolier tags are completely absent.

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I'm using IE/Windows Vista.

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Aha! Found it.

The javascript function name for the game popup was "switch()", which is a Javascript reserved word.

Some browswers were handling it ok, but apparently some weren't (stupid browsers). :p

Should be fixed now. :)

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ThemePark Author Profile Page June 25, 2008 4:20 PM

With those last 3 comments in mind, my money's on an IE problem, seeing as I have XP and Firefox, and have no problem seeing the spoilers.

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That was a good one. Took longer to get on the site than to play the game ;o). I got lost at the

joining of the sticks, that i didn't think that they went together

it took me a few times to click them just right. There were also a few red herrings that I spent time clicking on because i thought that there must be something there. Lots of fun for awhile, great visuals, hope they have more on the shelf to upload soon.

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Anonymous June 25, 2008 4:22 PM

I can read spoilers on other JIG pages with the new design, but these are not appearing. Thanks!

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Anonymous June 25, 2008 4:35 PM

Not seeing the spoilers...and getting an error message:

Line 26
Char 9289
Error: Invalid argument
Code: 0

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Opps. apparently this should fix everything. Sorry

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Has anyone saw a chicken??

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Has anyone saw a chicken??

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I think the spoilers are working for me, Jay. But I had slight trouble getting this comment to post.

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Managed to play it at last.

Fpound it suprisingly easy - but that's far from being a problem. I liked it. High marks.

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The spoilers work fine here.

XP, Firefox 3.

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Do i understand that the comments made since my last comment are grey-highlighted - so I know wehere to read the new comments from? If so, that's a great idea and I'm thankful for that!

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Yes, bioLarzen, that's how the new comments work.

And the issue with the spoiler tags for IE users should be fixed once and for all now. (*crosses fingers*)

Sorry for the inconvenience!

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finally!! Sorry about the dubble post. Loved this game, but this was a easy one, when you compare it to sphere and the other (forgot the name).

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It looks like V's comment (the 7th one from the top) has the spoiler error in it. Maybe the slash was left out of the end-spoiler tag.

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Yes, spoilers are working on this page for me now. :)

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fattywads Author Profile Page June 25, 2008 6:04 PM

How do I play the game in the "weekday Escape" banner. that game looks sweet!

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Jay,
sorry to inform you that I just came back since my last comment and thoush there were some new pnes (yours including) they were not highlighted :(

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Strange. The comment I just made got hightlighted...

Fattywads, the banner is probably just some graphics, not a screenshot of an actual game.

Or am I wrong?


[Edit: bioLarzen, the comments are highlighted after your last one only if you stay on the same page. Note that after you submit a comment, the URL changes to "......php#comment-(ID)" All comments are highlighted on the page that appear AFTER that comment ID. Once you leave and come back, that URL changes. -Jay]

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One more thing: Room escape is one of my favourite game genres so I'm more than happy that it got a regular appearance place, just like LDF's. Another great decision.

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Thank You Jay! It is closing time here and I came back just to see if anything had changed. New Links! Yippee!

No time to play now. Maybe tomorrow at lunch. This place sure makes my day better.

Oh and I really like the way your site got "flipped"! Very nice.

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Room escape games every week sounds like heaven!

I love Neutral's other games, so I was really excited to see this! It was short and fun, but a big heavy on the pixel hunting for me. I hate when I have the right idea but give up because I was a few pixels off....

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yipee yi yo ti yay! out clean with no hints! This was a very nice game ~ cute, intuitive, shiny graphics... I like it! looks like more rooms to come on the opening screen? I hope so and soon!

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Wow, comments post fast now! Nice work, Jay!

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ThemePark Author Profile Page June 25, 2008 8:17 PM

I'm not sure why this worked, but since I get the error page each time I follow the link, I tried going to the website and going to the game from there. That worked well, so I tried pasting the link and putting it into the address bar, and that works too. So for some reason it's only the link from JiG that doesn't work.

[Edit: It was pure coincidence, there is nothing wrong with following the links from JIG. The server is just very busy. A 503 error means the requested URL is temporarily out of service.

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Thanks DLand for a flawless walkthrough.

I noticed some issues with spoilers working/not working, so just for the record, they worked fine for me using XP and browsing with IE7.

I also want to say that the new JIG "bloggy" look is great. The Rob Allen banner will be missed but such are the ways of progress :-)

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OrigamiMarie Author Profile Page June 25, 2008 9:31 PM

Refresh, refresh, refresh, bingo! Click. Now Loading . . . groan. Browse through some comments, look around a little, and progress is . . . still that same tiny sliver. Let's see, if it's 6:30 pacific time, that means it's prime evening game playing time all across the US. Hmm, perhaps I'll try again tomorrow. Or next week. Or just let me know when they improve server capacity. Looks like a pretty game and all, but gosh, code lighter or beef up the server / connection. Oh well, I'm terrible at find-the-pixel games anyway :).

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I like most of the redesign, but after using it for a while, I'm still not fond of the gray bars for the spoilers. The bars all the way across strike me as dividers. (I was also kind of fond of changing the design scheme when I felt like it.)

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Oh, forgot to mention, also not to terribly fond of the slow reveal on the spoilers. Picky me, I know. I'm always the first to disable that menu option in Microsoft products. :)

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OrigamiMarie - the "sliver" happened to me once as well, reloading the browser window fixed it.

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I liked that game quite a bit. Things made sense, no random clicking. Very well put together. I thought the light puzzle reflection was cool, too.

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I'll say it again!
I want a room-escape-game where the player moves smoothly around in 3D space, is capable of performing actions such as "look at the other side of this object" and has a number of clearly defined actions available to him, replacing "click" which means "do SOMETHING here".

You could have "Examine", "push", "pull", "strike"; which would cover things like breaking objects open, searching for hollow spaces in walls, stuff like that; and then a few more actions for fine manipulation of objects...
...and also in addition to merely "combining" an inventory object with something else in the room or in your inventory, you could specify that you would USE the object to help you perform an existing available action.
So you could USE a magnet to PULL a metal tab out from some object.

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The best thing about this game (to me) is that I probably would fold the piece of paper into a crane without getting any indication that it's the right thing to do. I make those things all the time.

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OrigamiMarie Author Profile Page June 25, 2008 11:36 PM

Thank you Jay for the page reload tip. I hit refresh and the game loaded just fine. I liked this one, partly because I was actually able to do it without any hints! Usually I end up resorting to spoilers, and I almost did at one or two points along the way, but then an aha happened and I found the next step. Just a few funny things from my session:

Funny, was that a rubber piggy-bank?

I kept trying to break those glass blocks with the hammer. I made sure to save each time before trying it though, since I figured it would be permanent.

When I figured out that I was supposed to fold a crane, I was holding the hammer. So I must have given it really good creases. Okay, so I kept reusing the hammer since it didn't disappear after the correct usage . . .

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This wasn't one of my all time favorite room escape/point-and-click games ever, but I must add my kudos for the new Wednesday pointy-clicky happiness which will ensue...especially after a dearth of challenging games in favor of shmups and platformers. I think I went 2 weeks at one point without playing ANYTHING that wasn't on my favorites list! Now I know I will at least have one day a week that will be something interesting!

(I know you were busy working on the new design, Jay, so the overload of those games wasn't your fault! Since you've been back I've had a lot more gameplay here than I did for a while)

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twosixtyseven Author Profile Page June 26, 2008 2:12 AM

let me start by saying weekday escape is the best idea ever. room escape/point & clicks are what brought me into this site years ago. this website has grown a lot since then, great job jay and the whole community that's made a difference in this site! keep up the good work and good luck!

p.s.: great, fun little game, i liked the simplicity of it. there were no stretches of logic, and the pixel hunting was there, but not in arbitrary, illogical areas. it made sense to me, and the only thing i had trouble with was

finding the green square (from the sound of previous posts, the shapes are randomized) in the tree. boy did i feel stupid =/

p.p.s.: i may have stumble into a site glitch... the last 2 times i previewed this post, my cursor turned into an hourglass permanently until i reloaded the page. during this time, i couldn't hit submit.


[Edit: Thank you! ^_^ We are aware of the hourglass problem, but it shouldn't prevent you from submitting. In fact, I just deleted the other two copies of this comment that made it through. We have a couple of glitches still to iron out. Cheers! -Jay]

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i hope i never get stuck in a puzzle room. i always end up doing things like cutting the paper with scissors or something

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JonMW: I think most text adventure games have what you're looking for in terms of commands but they don't have any visuals to go along with them (but don't quote me on this because I've only played "9:05" featured here at JIG).

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Oh god... this guy is my hero... I love these games... definitely my favourite room escape games around... and room escapes are my favourite flash games...
There goes my working day.

Also... I like the idea of this new weekday blog... I get so bored on Wednesday or Thursday!..
Thanks...
Also... is the blog picture from a game? If so, what is it? If not, who created it? It's really cute!

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One thing always bugs me with these kind of games - the fact that you often have to click at some arbitrary point in the still image so you can look "behind the couch" or "under the seat of the chair". If I open the cupboard, it's fairly gimmicky for the game to show me the "wrong" angle on purpose and then make me to click "somewhere around the top" so I can see it from another angle and grab the item I want.

Granted, this game's pixel hunt spots are fairly big, and thankfully enough there is no parts where you have to blindly click a bland section of the wall to discover a "mysterious secret compartment". But I still got frustrated from the overuse of click-on-the-right-spot mechanic and a certain lack of visual information and logic. Just one example - you see a picture hung on a twisted nail which looks like it could be easily pulled out with a breath, yet you must get the exact right tool for the job ; God forbid you just yank the picture hard or hit it with the hammer. Furthermore, the tool in question is hidden in such a contrived way one must wonder if the guy locked in the room really wants to escape at all or just wants to have some fun playing with colourful blocks.

Bottom line, this is still a nice example of the genre, and most of the really serious plagues of room escapers are nicely avoided. Still, it rehashes same old button-sequence-pushing and camera-angle-puzzles a bit too much for my liking.

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Can not see spoilers & stuck with game

FF 2, Win Xp.

Preview is also strnage

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Just some food for thought:

This was a fairly easy game to beat. Only got stuck once or twice, and mostly cause I wasn't keeping my eyes open.

Now, the developer of the game specifically pleaded for people to refrain from posting complete walkthroughs or direct solutions, cause it ruins their motivation.

Anyone noticed this? Anyone gave it a thought?
How many games have you solved without walkthroughs? How hard have you tried? How fun is that?

Of course, you can always choose not to read a walkthrough, and all, but I'm just questioning what we are giving in return to the people who give us great games. For free.

A dime for your thoughts.

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Do you know where the picture header for the weekday is from?

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baba,

you go:

"you see a picture hung on a twisted nail which looks like it could be easily pulled out with a breath, yet you must get the exact right tool for the job"

I guess that's one of the back sides of adventure games we have to live with. I remember Sanitarium, an old PC adventure game (and,m IMHO, one of the best ever) where i had to cut a garden hose from the tap and had a sharp knife but couldn't for the life of me cut the damn thing off until i found a pair of scissors :) Also, when you're facing a wall thjat's like neck high but you only can go throu it at the gate, never climb or jump over it - or a two foot wide stream you can only cross thru a bridge... Adventure games arer like this and I guess it's easily understood why.

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Jess,
sounds just great!

I'd prefer the "five" option, if it was an opinion poll in disguise :D

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That was definitely easier than any of his others... almost relaxingly so... seemed to flow with logic which is really nice to see.
The only bit I got stuck on was:

the arrow was actually pointing to a track piece... I thought it was just general arrow... lesson is never assume (if you are one day stuck in a toy room)....

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Oh I just read this on Neutrals site:
"I made a new easy room escape game series "Simple Room" and this room is the first work.
"Switch" is easy and simple room escape game."

(slap's his head in stupidity)

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Lol that nail looked like it would just fall out. Good game.

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Architectonic Author Profile Page June 26, 2008 8:03 AM

I'm always stunned by Neutral's production values. This looks so much better than most of the escape-the-room games out there. Maybe it's shallow, but I find good visuals draw me in and make the game that much more enjoyable.

Yes, this was relatively simple, but I had fun.

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I was wondering, is there a way to change the different skins on JIG.

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Strangelander Author Profile Page June 26, 2008 9:51 AM

Hey, I'm a graphic designer, and I have a quick thought on the Weekday Escape banner: English readers, and most JIG readers (except from Middle East, Japan, and maybe a few other places) scan from left to right. In graphic design, this means that the most important information, the image we want to leave with the client, goes on the right. Flip through a magazine's ads, you'll see that all the logos are in the bottom right-hand corner. Likewise, any sequential information goes from left to right, most logo's arrows are pointing "forward" from left to right, etc.

So, I suggest mirroring the banner image (except for the type), thus making a progression from dude stuck in a room, to "Weekend Escape," then tropical paradise.

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JonMW--I agree...if I had time to learn Flash I would be making room escape and other p-and-c games like that: less tied to the norms of the genre and more intent on delivering a logical experience. I've played one or two that were like that and found them addicting, so I keep playing in the hopes that I'll find more.

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ThemePark Author Profile Page June 26, 2008 11:06 AM

Phew, sure a lot of comments I want to comment on!

JonMW:
What you want is basically an oldschool adventure game bred with a room escape game. It's an interesting thought, but I don't see it happening, as using all those commands IMO would become a lot more tedious than just clicking an object in your inventory, then clicking the place you want to use it.

But you might want to look into games like the Wanpa's Quest series. They have a little bit of what you want.

baba44713:
Let's say we do it your way. Let's say we could just yank out that nail. Let's say all the things we needed would be located in the most logical place, i.e. the first place we'd think to look. And let's say you didn't need tools, books etc. to do a lot of things.

Think about it. How long would such a game take to get through? A few minutes at most, and then you'd forget all about it, because it wasn't really much of a challenge.

Granted, there are room escape games that are horribly illogical with massive pixel hunts etc. But the whole point to any room escape game is to search the room for items that will aid you in your escape. If it was just as easy as walking out the door, it wouldn't be much of an escape, right?

Room escape games has much of a McGyveresque feel to them. Search everywhere, combine odd things, use them, find more things etc. That's what makes these games fun to play.

Plus, specifically with the nail, you can't know how long it is, thus how far into the wall it goes, what it's made of, how well it's stuck in the wall or anything. So getting it out the way you do makes as much sense as just yanking it out.

iLKke:
I'll take that dime. :) It is very common for Japanese room escape developers to ask people to refrain from posting walkthroughs and some times hints. Some developers just put a date after which you are free to post a walkthrough.

Usually their intention with this seems to be to allow for people to have fun with playing the game, and not feeling cheated out of a good experience by resorting to a walkthrough. I guess that comes with the Japanese politeness, and my guess is that they really, more than so many other developers, make these games for US, the gamers, than for themselves.

Personally I respect their wish to not have a walkthrough posted, but I also believe it is up to the individual person to decide whether or not to use a walkthrough, not the developer.

If I'm playing a game and I get hopelessly stuck (and that happens a lot for me, especially with my low patience), and I really can't think of any solution (which I experienced in this game as well), I want to be able to use a walkthrough to push me that step further so I can continue to enjoy and play the game.

Reading walkthroughs doesn't ruin my fun. Being hopelessly stuck does.

bioLarzen:
Those mentions are very valid though, I must say. If you have something at hand already that can get the job done, it doesn't make much sense to need one particular item to do the job. But in the case of the stream, you could argue that you don't know how deep the stream is, and you probably wouldn't want to get yourself soaking wet.

Architectonic:
It is not shallow at all. On the contrary, it is applaudable. That is the same reason why I like Neutral's games so much, and also a point that was made in the reviews of his first two games, RGB and Sphere.

The market is flooded with room escape game, I'll admit. And loads of them are made with crappy graphics, to say the least. Then there are the alright games, that feature some nice graphics, but nothing in particular. And then there's these, where the developer actually thinks as much about the game's design as the logic and the gameplay. And those are always the best kind of room escape games to play.

So fortunately Neutral has found a little niché for him to call his own, and that he will hopefully continue. Beautiful graphics have come to be his trademark, much like cute graphics and great gameplay has become On's, and simple games with simple ideas and simple gameplay has become tonypa's.

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Nice easy little game, I am glad there isn't a full walkthrough out yet, cos I've finally completed one without any "help"

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Like this a lot. Gentle, very nicely art-worked, not too challenging but peaceful.

Well done!

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I'm Stuck when you get at the end and push the buttons after getting the door open. I've up/down and left/right and I still can't seem to break the code. The coin won't stay in. I've looked at the walk throughs but seam I can't get to the next step. Anyone have any suggestions :/

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Daibhid June 26, 2008 1:24 PM

Great game, I look forward to more of these (the opening page mentions it's the first in a series).

I'm still wondering if there's something else I could have done with that mallet, though. Everything else disapeared once I was finished with it.

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Linkzcap Author Profile Page June 26, 2008 1:31 PM

Is there a "True Ending"? Because I've tried the

combination of animal buttons on the back of the piece of paper

but nothing happened... Why was that there? Can someone please tell me?

Thanks

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tenkuchima Author Profile Page June 26, 2008 2:25 PM

Way to much pixel hunting.

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sonicscrewdriver Author Profile Page June 26, 2008 4:09 PM

Linkzcap:

Did you fold the piece of paper and put it on the back of the fish painting before you started pressing the buttons in order? If you do that, you'll find that after you press the dog button, a silhouette will be lit up on one wall. You have to find the button on the tip of the wing of the shadow.


And all lights should have gone off - except for in one other place. See where the spotlight is and click on that.


There's one last puzzle to finish before you get out of the room.

There's a walkthrough earlier in comments, that should help.

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omgitsgir June 26, 2008 4:55 PM

In response to JonMW's "thread," Myst IV does a good job of you actually having to pull levers, drag stuff around, etc. You even have to turn the pages of the books you read :D
That's not to mention that the scenes are all in full 3D with smooth camera panning. The only thing wrong with the game is that it costs money, although it's well worth the price.

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I thought the game was pretty cute. Didn't last long, but it was a nice little point-and-click diversion. I'm all for those!!

Does anyone think the little guy in the Weekday Escape header looks a little like George Bush? :)

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Jay, what's up with casualgameplay.com? Is the site down or is it just me? If it's no longer in use, you might want to change the forward on your little squares advertisement/game (to the left with the new banner image) to forward to jayisgames.com instead. Cheers.


[Edit: CasualGameplay.com is not down, it's working just fine. Maybe it was just a temporary internet glitch? Are you still having problems accessing it? -Jay]

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I agree with stinkycheeseboy so much

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is there a true ending because after i opened the door...

i looked in the hole in the cieling and there was a green cat thing and when i moved my cursor to it it ran away

does this mean anything???

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Telegmo Author Profile Page June 27, 2008 5:44 AM

These are my favorite type of escape games ever. I could play these all day every day. Keep em coming :)

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I also saw the

"ceiling cat"

and expected more game (Neutral's other games frequently have "true" endings - I think the above mentioned looks like part of one of the earlier games). I accidentally left the room though and can't be bothered to replay it at the moment!! N

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Re: true ending

I also the green cat... I could only see it when I put the key in the door, opened the door, but instead of walking out, going back into the room, and looking at the hole in the ceiling.

I wonder if it means anything?

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Chicette June 28, 2008 2:20 AM

After I unlocked the door I looked into the hole in the roof and also saw:

The green cat. I threw the hammer into the hole and a chick fell out and landed in the yellow box below. I can't do anything with the chick. Any Sugestions?

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There is some sort of annoying, pop-up ad for several games (shown one at a time, of course)floating in the right side of the comment column (as opposed to on the right side-bar) so that I cannot see several of the comments, including the walkthrough. Since I'm completely stuck right now, I'm finding this very frustrating. Anyone know how to get rid of it?

I have refreshed, I have closed my browser and come back, I have made sure that my pop-up blocker is in working order. I'm not sure what else to do.

(I am not a computer whiz by any means, took me a while to figure out what you meant by "tab" being enabled in a game)

I am stuck at the same 3 shapes, 2 sticks (put together), green paper and diagram with button order on back that several other people mentioned. My finger is worn out with random clicking...

Whining will stop now!

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moseywo Author Profile Page June 28, 2008 5:39 AM

Ok. I am the QUEEN of instantly looking for a walkthru when I've been like stuck for 10 seconds on any escape game but I actually figured this one out all by my lonesome.

Nuetral's games are always beautiful and well put together!

Thanks Jay for another winner!! I got my fix for the day :)

For those of you who get stuck, always scroll through the comments - people have posted walk thru's already but I promise you, you can finish this one!!

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Renegade Author Profile Page June 28, 2008 6:12 AM

I kinda liked this game, like any other Neutral ones. The thing that was a little disappointing was that there isn't a true ending... Furthermore, the clock hanging of the wall wasn't used... But i like it anyway :)

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Laurie Blau-Marshall - We don't have any pop-up ads on this site, are you sure it's a pop-up?

I have tested this site in all major browsers on both Mac and Windows, and I can say with confidence that what you described is not part of this site.

Can you post a link to a screenshot for me? Also, what browser/OS are you using?

Thanks!

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wardrich Author Profile Page June 28, 2008 11:14 PM

Let's figure out this secret ending business... so we're all on the same page here:

1.

Put the key in the door

2.

Open the door

3.

Return to the trap door in the ceiling

4.

Click the ceiling cat

5.

Throw the hammer into the hole

So far what I have tried:
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Repeatedly clicking on the chick that falls into the yellow box

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Pushing the buttons in the same order as on the paper

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Pushing the buttons in the opposite order on the paper

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There are those 2 pages in the Origami book that have orange scribbles...I wonder if they are significant?


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What about that clock on the wall? I'm yet to figure out what to do with it...

so far I have gotten:
NOWERE. lol.

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Jay, yeah, still can't get to casualgameplay.com. It could be the DNS server my ISP is using. Wouldn't be the first time. (I'll call them and find out.) At least I can still get my fix from jayisgames.com. :)

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wardrich Author Profile Page June 29, 2008 12:23 AM

Selune: I can't get even ping it... it's probably something server-side. It'll be back soon, I'm sure.

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Hmm, there's nothing wrong with CasualGameplay.com, I'm on the server right now, both in browser and FTP client.

Have you tried an alternate DNS server? Try OpenDNS if you're feeling adventurous:
http://opendns.com/

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ok this game pissing me off... ive done everything that im supposed to...

put the swan on the back of the painting, pushed the buttons in the right order, turn around to look at the swan, clicked everywhere 900 times on the screen .. and theres no button anywhere on the projected wall swan!?

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digitalrushdude June 29, 2008 3:08 AM

i laughed so hard when you

hit the pig with the hammer!

i was not expecting it to react in that fashion! i must be easily amused xD

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wardrich Author Profile Page June 29, 2008 8:57 PM

Ashley: Have you

flipped over the green piece of paper yet?

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Anonymous June 30, 2008 7:19 AM

Not seeing spoilers in Firefox 2.0.0.14.

Error console:

_gat is not defined in /archives/2008/06/switch.php line 3949

C.data is not a function /mt4/mt-static/plugins/Xomment/jquery.ui.core-tabs.js line 1

resetSpoilers is not defined in /mt.js line 134

Last one sounds like a problem, not sure if the earlier ones are related.

Switch is a fun game, not too hard this time. :-)

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How do i join up the two sticks and the string, just can't seem to do it!

Help is greatly appriciated :)

x

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ThemePark Author Profile Page June 30, 2008 3:02 PM

Steph:

Bring up one stick by clicking the magnifying glass next to it. Then click the other stick in your inventory and click on the big picture of the first stick and they'll be put together. Then click the string and click on the big picture of the two sticks.

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Loving the new look for the most part.
Laurie Blau-Marshall, I know exactly what you mean - I'm on at work using IExplorer 6 and the side bar ads (from the right?) with the Google search, most popular games from Big Fish Games and Bubble Tanks are in the middle of the comments. The easiest way I've gotten to actually read what the comments say is to just highlight the comments and copy/paste it into notepad (or even the comment box below - just don't submit). I just figured it was growing pains until everything gets figured out with the new site.

As for the Weekday Escape - I love point and click and I'm always looking for new games while work 12 hr night shifts. Great idea, great site. Thanks!

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the ending made me smile:)

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Jellohead July 3, 2008 7:32 PM

Awesome game! Easier than Vision, but just as fun! ;)
just got kinda confused at the last puzzle ;P

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How to tide both stick using thread...i tried but failed ...help me please :)

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'll just like to say that i really love neutral's work. definitely, the graphics are good, none of that weird shoddily done pieces that doesn't require much skill. the games created by neutral is what started me on this whole room escape game craze..i mean hello! there's even shading in their graphics! O.O the best one i have to say is Vision..:) oh one thing..about entering the code,

the code has to be entered
a) the squares that are NOT shaded and
b) the mirror image of them

great game!

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i'm push the switch button
1. Fish 2. bear 3. dog 4. tail the swan

but light can't turn off

i put the paper before push button

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Has something been changed in the game? Because I've followed the walkthrough to the letter:

I've made the origami swan and put it in place behind the fish picture. I've clicked, in order, the button above the fish picture, the button under the bear, the button under the dog, and the button at the tip of the crane's shadow. But the room lights will not go off and the left-hand cabinet door will not open.

And so I'm starting to get a little frustrated.

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although i was able to get the 2 sticks and the rope i cant put them together to make one. i must be doing something wrong. nothing happens-

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gosh, that was simple? I feel like a noob now. I needed more hints for this than I did for "harder" room escape games. at least it wasn't so much of pixel hunting as logic and common sense. maybe that's why I got stuck.

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Coolsnoopy July 21, 2008 4:39 PM

Hello all, this is my first time playing and I have been using the spoilers to help me understand. However I am stuck on the grid of buttons, I have hand drawn them and then flipped the paper all which way and still can't get it to work??? Help please?

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One thing I don't like is that there is no change in the mouse when you finally find the right hot spot...it is hard enough to find the hot spots as it is with the mouse changing! Me = not a big fan of pixel hunting.

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Help tried everything with the grid
turned up side down entered the shaded and entered the not shaded boxes nothing workes
HELP

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laughingface Author Profile Page August 28, 2008 9:14 AM

I need help on the grid also please. I cannot get the coin to stay in. I have tried it all 16 ways by rotating the grid pattern and pressing shaded and non shaded squares.

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For Grid:

You've gotta flip the guide, as if you're looking at it from the other side. If this is still confusing, look at the glass blocks. You need to input the blocks so that the glass correspond with the paper.

this took me forever to figure out =/

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I call...

The final button is the swan button. This is located on the wall opposite the origami swan, specifically right at the point of the long wingtip of the projected swan image. Peel back the wallpaper and you'll find the fourth button. Push the button. The room should now darken.

... pixel hunting. :-(

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Anonymous October 23, 2008 9:00 AM

In the solve for the button grid, the word "horizontal" should really be "verticle." Confused me no end, but hopefully it'll save you some time.

Ciao.

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Good job neutral!

The chick fell from the ceiling!

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4red3s, likely the few people who are playing the game, just caught the server on a lucky break, and once they've gotten the Flash file loaded, they can play as much as they want, no matter how the server is doing, since the Flash file is loaded into memory then.

That, or they have made a pact with the Devil.

And I second what stupidcheeseboy said. :D

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thesilentforce Author Profile Page December 18, 2008 1:22 AM

@ wardrich

I'm stuck in the same place you are. Are we supposed to do anything with

chick or do we just leave?

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Related to waldrich's notes on the secret ending (no huge amazing stuff here)

The chick is related to another game of his. If you click on 'Neutral' you go to

http://neutralx0.net/home/

and see his other game 'tower of chicks'. His comment on 2008.10.18 says to play 'tower of chicks' first "because the escape game is intimately related to it". I don't think anything magical happens if you play the games in combination but I might be wrong.

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kingEdward Author Profile Page June 8, 2009 3:13 PM

After completing the whole game, before going out of the door... I went back to the ceiling opening to recheck, and there was a green animal looking at me, when I clicked to it, it ran away!! But I dont know if it was just a joke or there is another "real" exit after it... Anybody knows about it?

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If you're not sure whether you're really done, remember what it said back at the first page of the game:

"...Neutral's character "Wasabi(cat)" and "Hiyo(chick)" are hiding in this room. (they are not related to escape.) Try to find them if you have time."

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florence Author Profile Page July 9, 2009 1:08 PM

^^ this was a easy game i only looked at the hints for the last puzzle .. =) nice game!!

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IloveHenryTownshend November 23, 2009 8:39 PM

The red circle is in the cabinet that seems empty, click near the top of the cabinet and you will see a red circle taped to the top of the inside.

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Anonymous January 13, 2010 8:15 PM

Very easy based on hunt and click. Has potential for challenging logic puzzles.
:)

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I needed a little walkthrough help but i did it! Good game

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Anonymous July 4, 2011 5:34 AM

anyone if stuck at the grid level heres what your grid should look (x marks the clicks):

xxx0
xx00
0xxx
x0x0

Have fun!

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Did anyone try to open that other cabinet that's missing a knob? Because I'm trying to, but I don't know how. I already got the key and opened the door, but I know there's more to the game that the walkthroughs don't mention. How do I know this, you ask? Because when I retrieved the key to the door, I clicked the up button to look up and saw a bunny, or something looking down at me. And when I clicked on it, it disappeared, but a chick (the same chick from Christmas escape 3) fell into the bin below it. I don't know what to do next. Please help

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Oh wow, my code was 666... Not the sort of code you'd expect from a playroom! D:

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