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Weekday Escape

JessThis week's feature is a game dating allll the way back to 2006, the intriguing and extremely entertaining Diversity, created by a group of students from Sweden.

Diversity screenshotDiversity is more of an escape-the-house game, rather than escape-the-room; in order to finally achieve freedom, the player must exit first a bedroom, then an office, then a nursery and finally a bathroom. This aside, Diversity is a well-executed, if fairly standard, point-and-click game, no doubt inspired by the classic Crimson Room. The player must find and combine objects, solve puzzles, etc, in order to continue. As the game progresses, however, you might notice something strange: upon exiting each room, you will most likely have unused items in your inventory. How strange, especially considering that you begin each new room with the inventory wiped clean! Something else must be going on...

Here begins the real fun of the game. As its name might suggest, Diversity contains a multitude of slightly different endings, all dependent upon the choices of the player; in each room, many of the necessary objectives can be achieved by one "good" and one "bad" path. A bar at the bottom of the screen tracks the relative goodness or evilness of your choices, so you can gleefully watch yourself achieving angelic status or, if you're like me, descend into moral decrepitude. What I like most, however, about this particular feature is that it directly affects the game's environment; the darker your choices, the dirtier, more dismal and run-down the rooms become. This is especially profound in the bathroom, where—if you've been very bad indeed—you might have a few gruesome surprises in store.

With five separate endings, Diversity has significant replay value and will no doubt keep you entertained for a good while. If you've played it before, surely you'll enjoy revisiting the game; if this is your first encounter, you're in for a real treat.

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Walkthrough Guide


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One walkthrough of Diversity

General starter hint:

The pointer turns to a hand if there is something to poke at.

First room:

Start from what you can see: a chest of drawers.

Pick up the magnifying glass

Turn left to the bed

In this view there is only one clickable item!

Turn left to a small cupboard

... and pick up whatever you can get inside

Turn left twice

Investigate these cupboards too!

...like in "Private Investigator" ...

... and find a can of hair spray.

Combine two of your inventories

And combine the result with another one

Use the result to scare away the ugly kid

Pick up and play!

Turn right to the door

Well, there's only two clickable points...

Try the keypad

Listen to it!

Copy the melody from the tape recorder to the keypad

- and the door will unlock!

Second room - Office

There are some drawers under the desk

You might as well poke at the computer, wen you're at it.

Turn left

Always check the waste baskets in this kind of games!

Try crowbar or key to get into a drawer

Turn left

As I said just before ;-)

Didn't the game suggest it was a handle you found?

Turn left

Check the drawers (as always....)

You did find a key in the previous view, didn't you?

Turn left. Back where we started!

Well, WHAT might a computer need to work?

Let the meta game begin!

This time, take a closer look at the printer

and the waste baskets

Use the things you found to get yet another level of game-in-game

When you get bored, step right from the computer and tamper with the door instead.

A red key might do it.

Third room - Nursery

It is always a good idea to check book cases for clickable areas

Maybe the upper shelf?

Turn left

Seems to be nothing useful here. Yet.
Turn left again.

Still nothing you can use. Or reach?.
Left again.

A cupboard!

There are not very many locks in this
room

But didn't you find
one?

Combine two of your
inventories

In this kind of games, other people's
diaries are NOT forbidden lecture!

Turn left

You can look at the usual suspects here, if you like.

Turn left a few times more, till you see the bed.

Remember the diary?

Hey, wasn't there something you could not reach? Go for it now!

Turn left, just once

Find a place to poke at.

High.

You did break the bed a bit, remember?

Good, now let's find the door.

Fourth room - Bathroom

Start at what's close.

turn
left

A flower and a cupboard. Perfect hiding places.

Turn right

A classical place to look!

Right again

Try the usual suspects...

Rats... blocked...

How about
making a little cat toy?

Almost done. Search the washing machine and rubber duck if you like

Then return to where you
started

There's something hanging from the
ceiling.

With a lock.

You did make a cat toy, didn't
you?

To be GOOD:

Bedroom:

  • Use magnifying glass to examine naked woman picture (That doesn't sound good, but it's better than use it for dart practice)

  • Put water from melting frozen knife using hairspray + Zippo combo into the flower pot on the desk.

  • Give the boy in the closet a carrot, allowing you to take the tape player.

  • Office:

  • Plug extension cord into the computer.

  • Use key to unlock and open drawer with printer on it.

  • Baby Room:

  • Draw a heart on the paper by clicking the RED marker.

  • Use key to open lock on the diary.

  • Bathroom:

    GOOD bathroom:

  • Give toy mouse + dental floss combo to the cat under the sink.

  • EVIL bathroom:

  • Use ducky to suck up bathwater.

  • Squirt ducky with bathwater in it at washing machine to short-circuit it.

  • Pour the caustic soda into toilet.

  • Scrub toilet with caustic soda in it with brush. (all clean!)

  • To be EVIL:

    Bedroom:

  • Use dart on naked woman picture, thus destroying it.

  • Stab the kid sitting on tape with knife.

  • Set the kid on the tape on fire with hairspray + Zippo combo.

  • Office:

  • Clicking on the elevator Up-Down buttons (huh?).

  • Clicking CANCEL after pressing the printer's green button. You can do this repeatedly, and your score will keep going down.

  • Putting the virus infected floppy into the computer.

  • Use crowbar to break into drawer with printer on it.

  • Baby Room:

  • Draw the skull on the paper by clicking the black marker.

  • Use needle to pick the lock on the diary.

  • Use needle to poke holes in the bouncy ball on the shelf.

  • Bathroom:

    GOOD bathroom:

  • Pour petrol on the cat in sink cabinet.

  • Pour caustic soda on rubber ducky in the tub.

  • EVIL bathroom:

  • Pour petrol onto the rat.

  • Set petrol soaked rat on fire using Zippo lighter.

  • Put flaming rat in washing machine to short it out.

  • Endings:

    Pure Evil:

    A photo of a creepy looking family with razor sharp teeth, red angry eyes, and a fiendish smile, and the words from them: "Send us a postcard from hell, A-hole! Love Mum, Dad, and Damien"

    Bad:

    Photo of a gangster-ish family, with the father chewing on a cigarette, and the words from them: "Hey son, or.. Grandpa.. or.. eh.

    Neutral:

    Photo of badly drawn and blandly regular people wearing gray, and the words from them: "Hello son! We have no strong feelings about your return what so ever."

    Good:

    Photo of a smiling, regular family with a little boy in a red cap, and the words from them, "Hi son welcome back. Mum dad and Jack."

    Angelical:

    Picture of happy smiley beautiful family, and the words from them: "See you in heaven Son! Love, kiss, and hugg. Mum, Dad, and Jacob."

    116 Comments

    I think I've found my new favorite escape game, and yet...I'm stuck! XD

    I'm in the baby's room. So far I've figured out:

    The key you get is for the diary on the top shelf, with the books. When you unlock the diary it gives you the code 32214 (unless it changes). That code is for the baby crib.

    Also, the things you do in the desk area don't last. Pour quoi, I wonder?

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    awesome! I love the fact that it integrates your printer and has more than one room!

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    I don't know if its just me, but I am finding it difficult to play the game as it is not loading. I've tried refreshing and waiting, but still no luck.. :(

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    This game is too creepy for me to play right now, at night lol.

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    honeybeebear Author Profile Page August 20, 2008 2:01 AM

    my knife is stuck in the middle of the room...

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    bitingback August 20, 2008 2:03 AM

    My knife is stuck as well. I'm working on the sound code.

    so far I have 157 for the first three digits. Anyone else working for it here?

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    Is the tape player supposed to play more than two notes?

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    bitingback August 20, 2008 2:08 AM

    Oh! Got the code!

    it's 1675347

    Had to work on that one a while. ::grin::

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    I got the key for the door in the baby room:

    When the curtain is down, use the pole from the baby crib just above it to knock down the key

    I used it on the door. The key fades, showing it's been used. And when I click on the door I hear an "opening" sound effect, but nothing happens. The door doesn't open. A bug? Something I'm missing?

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    Oh nevermind, I figured it out. There is one more thing to do:

    I used the needle to put holes in the ball on the shelf above the desk. For some reason that let me through the door. ??

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    Im stuck in the office! Any hints??

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    The ending is kind of strange...

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    Anybody stuck?

    For a good ending:

    -Room 1-

    facing the mirror, open the second drawer

    go left once, click on pillow and collect zippo

    left again, opening the fridge to find a knife

    left twice until you see the closet. Open the left doors to find... A nude lady! Poke her with the magnifying glass to find a hairspray bottle.

    combine the zippo and the spray bottle

    drag the combo onto the knife and voila, you have a blue thing.

    back onto the screen, turn left twice and place the blue thing into the pot in front of the mirror and you get a carrot!

    go back to the closet and open the right door and feed the carrot to the guy. He smiles! :] take his tape player.. play it

    this is the code to the door.. if you can't figure it out, it's 1675347. and congrats, you passed the first!

    -Room 2-

    click the box in front of you under the table

    open the first drawer to find a crowbar and a key

    click out and left. zoom into the drawers. open the 3rd drawer with the key where you will find a knob.

    turn left again to use the knob on the second drawer, open it to find a shiny key.

    spin to your left where you'll use the key on the second drawer of the cabinet and receive a red key

    click left to click right again.(click near top right) use the red key on the door and you're free.. of this room at least.

    -Room 3-

    Click the top shelf on the right side to find a red diary.

    Head left 3 times to open a closet where you'll find a key. Use the key to open the diary

    Follow the hint in the diary. Turn right twice. Zoom on the crib and click the bars numbered from the left. 32214

    Go left, use the long stick to poke the top of the curtain thing to get a key

    Use the key to get outta here..

    -Room 4-

    Go left once, click on the pot and find a rat.

    head right once, find some floss in the trash under some junk

    right once again, click under the cabinet, and there's a cat! tie the floss to the rat

    drag the rat to the cat and the cat will disappear

    click the long key.. Head left or right until you see a string that leads to the attic.

    Click it, and unlock the door. A ladder will fall, click the skies and you are out! Finally!! And this is only 1/5 endings, so good luck!


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    I dont know to how edit the post.. but if you want a better ending...
    while in room 3

    get plug out of trash bin, face the computer and plug it in

    then continue with the rest of the walkthrough. :]

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    Don't forget: To get the best ending, in the kids room, zoom in on the table and press the red crayon to paint a heart which will boost you're good :P

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    Anonymous August 20, 2008 5:14 AM

    I've been naughty. XD How to get the bad end, please read the lovely post by blink on how to get the stuff, I will just say how to make you bad. :3

    Bad Ending Room #1:

    I threw/used the dart that can be found to the right of the closet(you must be facing it) to open a hole to get the hairspray. I melted the blue thing away from the knife and stabbed the guy with it(you can also set him on fire with the zippo/hairspray combo but I do not know how the fire thing will change the ending however it does seem to give you more bad points)



    ROOM #2

    I've used the crowbar to open the first drawer, pressed the DOWN button on the elevator, and used the floppy disk on the computer found the other OTHER trash can.



    ROOM #3

    I did the code thanks to blink to get the wooden stick from the crib, DO NOT, I REPEAT DO NOT get the key to open the diary for some reason that gives you good points, and we want to be bad, don't we? I got a needle from the trash can and poked the ball, then went to the desk and clicked on the BLACK MARKER, that should have drawn a skull. You can get the the key down from the curtain with no good points, but a cool thing is if you click the curtain it say quarantine underneath. XD


    ROOM #4

    Go left, click on the top drawer and get a white jug of flammable something, go left again until you see the washer machine, click on top of it to get the duckie, and a red green bottle.
    Go back until you see the mirror, click ontop of it to get a magnifying glass, then go back and click on the trash to get the rat, then up on the towel hanger thing, look at the dead rat hanging there to get a lighter.
    Pour the flammable something on the rat and LIGHT IT ON FIAH! >:D place the rat into the washer(or maybe it's a dryer I don't know.) It will get mad at you, then use the magnifying glass on the head to get the long key, head left or right until you see a string that leads to the attic. then do everything the blink walkout said. :)

    I do not know what to do with the other items in my inventory in the last room, everything I do makes me get good points.

    Adding the green and red bottle to the toilet gives you good points, placing the duck in the tub(thing to the left of the toilet) give you points, ALSO adding the duck soaked in something INTO the toilet give you even MORE good points(and I think placing the long key in there helps too, I can't remember). :/ You can also get the toilet scrub brush from the side to said toilet I have no idea what those items can do but it might help someone else. :)


    So, tell me, how do you like being EBIL?! BUWHAHAHA!!

    I apologize for any errors, it's four am and wanted to get this out to you JIG people, you guys helped me a lot in games, and thank youse. @_@ *hearts*(sorry if this is double post, something was wrong with the captcha thing. O_o;)

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    Monty Zoomer Author Profile Page August 20, 2008 5:31 AM

    Hmmm... in the bathroom, got about 5 Zippos, a petrol soaked rat and a duck full of dirty water, a washing m/c that needs a short circuit and a clean toilet. Where else would you want to live? Be nice to move on though....

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    hey guys

    has anyone else seen

    the dart down the side of the wardrobe in the first room? (p.s sorry if you have to use it later, i dont like reading ahead in the walkthrough y'see)

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    Monty Zoomer: You can short the washing machine by

    lighting the rat on fire, and putting it on the machine

    but then you'll be stuck at the point where I am. lol

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    Whoa, this is so cool! Depending on your diversity level, the rooms and sound effects will be different... the game is MUCH less freaky in "goody" than it is in "evil"

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    I'm stuck in the "evil" bathroom

    my rat won't ignite. It tells me "the rat won't catch on fire, you need" Yes. It trails off there.

    Help?

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    Hi guys!
    I am having major problem with this game. I can't use any of the items together except for the dart on the naked woman poster. What am I doing wrong?! Or what's wrong with the game??

    P.s
    Luv your website Jay! Thanks for many hours of great casual gaming. :O)

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    The bad baby room creeped me out!

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    Anonymous August 20, 2008 7:46 AM

    One walkthrough of Diversity

    General starter hint:

    The pointer turns to a hand if there is something to poke at.

    First room:

    Start from what you can see: a chest of drawers.

    Pick up the magnifying glass

    Turn left to the bed

    In this view there is only one clickable item!

    Turn left to a small cupboard

    ... and pick up whatever you can get inside

    Turn left twice

    Investigate these cupboards too!

    ...like in "Private Investigator" ...

    ... and find a can of hair spray.

    Combine two of your inventories

    And combine the result with another one

    Use the result to scare away the ugly kid

    Pick up and play!

    Turn right to the door

    Well, there's only two clickable points...

    Try the keypad

    Listen to it!

    Copy the melody from the tape recorder to the keypad

    - and the door will unlock!

    Second room - Office

    There are some drawers under the desk

    You might as well poke at the computer, wen you're at it.

    Turn left

    Always check the waste baskets in this kind of games!

    Try crowbar or key to get into a drawer

    Turn left

    As I said just before ;-)

    Didn't the game suggest it was a handle you found?

    Turn left

    Check the drawers (as always....)

    You did find a key in the previous view, didn't you?

    Turn left. Back where we started!

    Well, WHAT might a computer need to work?

    Let the meta game begin!

    This time, take a closer look at the printer

    and the waste baskets

    Use the things you found to get yet another level of game-in-game

    When you get bored, step right from the computer and tamper with the door instead.

    A red key might do it.

    Third room - Nursery

    It is always a good idea to check book cases for clickable areas

    Maybe the upper shelf?

    Turn left

    Seems to be nothing useful here. Yet.
    Turn left again.

    Still nothing you can use. Or reach?.
    Left again.

    A cupboard!

    There are not very many locks in this
    room

    But didn't you find
    one?

    Combine two of your
    inventories

    In this kind of games, other people's
    diaries are NOT forbidden lecture!

    Turn left

    You can look at the usual suspects here, if you like.

    Turn left a few times more, till you see the bed.

    Remember the diary?

    Hey, wasn't there something you could not reach? Go for it now!

    Turn left, just once

    Find a place to poke at.

    High.

    You did break the bed a bit, remember?

    Good, now let's find the door.

    Fourth room - Bathroom

    Start at what's close.

    turn
    left

    A flower and a cupboard. Perfect hiding places.

    Turn right

    A classical place to look!

    Right again

    Try the usual suspects...

    Rats... blocked...

    How about
    making a little cat toy?

    Almost done. Search the washing machine and rubber duck if you like

    Then return to where you
    started

    There's something hanging from the
    ceiling.

    With a lock.

    You did make a cat toy, didn't
    you?

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    The bed in the nursery room is drivin me crazy, I clicked the bars in order to the diary, but i do not get any stick.

    Suggestions?

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    Anonymous August 20, 2008 8:22 AM

    My ending was:

    A picture of my family saying "Hello son! We have no strong feelings about your return what so ever.

    Guess that is a neutral ending.

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    Anonymous August 20, 2008 8:45 AM

    This game is made with bad escape-game practices. Beyond the small qualm of being able to see yourself, I object to the necessity of sound to play (no subtitles), the esoteric puzzles, and the explanation of what an object is when you get it - I know it's a knife; I'm no idiot.

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    Ok, I must be the worst room-escaper ever. All I can find in room 1 is the magnifying glass, the zippo, and the knife. Where is everything?

    Anyone? Please?

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    pretty cool game...like the way it changes from your choices. Nice change from other escape games, even if i don't like creepy ones...

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    I have a feeling there's not much diversity in the gender of the developers. Just a guess.

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    never mind, I didn't realize there was a walkthrough...

    My thanks to blink and JIGuest

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    Mister Man August 20, 2008 10:42 AM

    I keep running into this problem where I click left, and instead it circles around the entire room, and it won't go anywhere else. Why is it happening? I have to keep restarting the game.

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    Monty Zoomer Author Profile Page August 20, 2008 10:44 AM

    Can't set fire to my rat :-(
    Also, when you click on the drawer next to the zippo bucket there's a flash of a book or something, then it disappears...?

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    Also, for the evil points on the diary,

    you pick the lock with the needle

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    Steelight August 20, 2008 10:49 AM

    Evil Bathroom:

    Use flammable on rat, use lighter on rat, use flaming rat on washing machine (all have been written above), Now use magnifying glass on nose of head inside washing machine. Welcome to hell.

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    fuzzyface Author Profile Page August 20, 2008 10:51 AM

    I want to see an "escape the escape games game" :-)

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    I cant reach the

    attic with the long key on the evilest mode!

    Any pixel hunting tips?

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    Everyone! For the rat!

    The rat needs lighter fluid (in the drawer to the left of the entrance)

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    Also, there's a third ending: the neutral ending.

    Ok, that's enough comments for now.

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    mixedmetaphor Author Profile Page August 20, 2008 11:59 AM

    So... at the end, are you...

    dead?

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    Viewfrmhere August 20, 2008 12:04 PM

    If you want to short the washing machine without using the fire method:

    Put your ducky in the nasty bathtub to suck up some water and squirt that on the machine.

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    Rene Dekker August 20, 2008 12:09 PM

    Anyone of you got stuck in the bathroom as well?
    I lighted the rat on fire while it was still in my inventory, and now the game won't let me do anything more.
    When I click somewhere it gives me a full sweeping zoom around the room, only to bring me back to the starting point.
    Weird... bug or feature?

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    My printer isn't working at the moment so I'm basically stuck, could someone tell me the information given by the printer?

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    Did clicking on the printer button cause anyone else's machine to go nuts? It gave me a bunch of printer messages, then tried to reinstall a desktop sql engine.

    Um, I don't think I'll play this one any more if it's doing weird stuff like that.

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    @xadrian:

    Clicking the printer should run a script which makes your ACTUAL printer print out a picture (which I think differs depending on whether you're good or bad in the game). I think it's just the programmer's funky way of letting you know which path you're on.
    Of course, if your printer isn't set up right, or not on, or whatever, it will probably cause your computer to have a bit of a fit.

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    Oh, shoot, I've been running low on ink in my printer anyway... :)

    Frankly, I loved the idea of printing from the game directly.

    Right now I'm in room #3 and so far I liked the game a lot. Jess, great find, thx for sharing this one.

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    "Hello, son! We have no strong feelings about your return whatsoever." XD XD XD

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    For those having printing problems/not having printers:

    Install something like CutePDF (http://www.cutepdf.com/, free) and you can print it to a PDF, then view it.

    Now that I've given that piece of advice, it doesn't seem to want to install on my computer :P Perhaps someone could post the PDF so everyone has it.

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    Oh wow, I'm trying for the evil ending, and by the second room there are a bunch of differences from the neutral!

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    Nice game. Not hard at all, entertaining and hardly any pixel hunting.

    My only concern is that some of the items collected have been unused - makes me think I could have done better.

    Thumbs up for this one.

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    For anyone with a printer problem: it is NOT neccessary to print the file to reach an ending - if it is the optimal ending, well, I dunno :)

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    Bio, what you use determines whether you are good or evil, which changes the settings and ending. See the game review for more info.

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    I can't seem complete the game on neutral/evil

    Bathroom:

    I can't get the key. What I am supposed to do with dead rat in the machine?

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    K:

    If you open it after putting the burning rat in, there will be a head. Use the magnifying glass on it. There is a complete evil walkthrough in the comments.

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    @fuzzy: Or an agoraphobia game.. break into the room.

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    Why not just "preview" the picture from the printer, instead of actually printing it. I did that on the "good" mode and it seemed to do just fine. Maybe it didn't get to "maximum" because of that though, who knows.

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    About the rat:

    The big roaring Ghost Rat isn't the "real" rat. I copied the screen to MSPaint and inverted the colors to get a better look.

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    I have several network printers set up and a few PDF and image viewers. Not sure why it wouldn't work.

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    hmm, I've gotten the Ghost Rat but I don't seem to be able to proceed: I never got a key or made a "cat toy" as suggested. Also I can pick up items I already used, though they are not thereafter usable in my inventory. Bug?

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    Ha! I love the infinite regress on the computers in the second room! Clever stuff indeed =P

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    What's the code for the first door?

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    Thanks Jess, will give it a go.

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    Bloatedsack Author Profile Page August 20, 2008 5:55 PM

    Interesting game, the way it varies the env from room to room depending on your alignment.

    It's pretty buggy though. It keeps hanging on me and spinning all the way around the room.

    Also, for those who don't feel like working all the way through it

    Right click and select 'play' to see the ending based on your alignment immediately.

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    Is it just me. or does the recording on the baby monitor in the evil nursery sound like Rousseau's transmission on Lost?

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    ForeverBeckums Author Profile Page August 20, 2008 6:43 PM

    I'm stuck on the baby crib!

    I got the code from the diary (32214) but how do I use it on the crib? I've tried clicking the bars from left to right in that order, clicking each bar in that code, everything I can think of! How do you use the code?

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    Extra wickedness points:

    Click on the elevator arrows in the office. But why is this an evil action? Is the idea that you're calling the elevator without intending to use it? Slightly obnoxious. Shades of Simon and Hecubus.

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    i am stuck in the first room still, can someone please tell me the sound code, i really cant figure it out.

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    i am in the baby's room. i have done:

    *the diary and key
    * gotten the stick
    * gotten the pin
    * poked the ball with the pin.
    * gotten the key from the window

    unlocked the door but it is NOT letting me open it to walk through. what is wrong?

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    Wolfox, I was thinking the same thing! Not sure if it actually is, though.

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    Heat, it depends on which you press.

    You get wickedness for pressing down, goodness from pressing up

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    linderella August 20, 2008 11:10 PM

    Can anyone tell me if you do the "evil ending" are there any scary things? Even just a little bit scary? Can you tell me?

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    monkeyhouse Author Profile Page August 20, 2008 11:14 PM

    Holy stuck game, Batman! I noticed some little off things here and there, but when I got into the bathroom, it was worst of all. I can't move the rat or duck (both of which are soaked with the appropriate liquids), when I click the thing hanging from the ceiling everything just goes gray until I unclick it, and now when I try to turn right once, it goes all the way to the right then all the way to the left then back to the right to stop where the view started. I'm sad, now. =\

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    Viewfrmhere August 21, 2008 12:04 AM

    Linderella: I played the scary ending by myself in the house last night and it freaked me out, but I'm lame when it comes to scary things.

    Can anyone explain to me what's up with the computer? I know you can

    get into the computer and click around as if you're in the room, but what does it do?

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    Well, if you light the cat on fire, you're apparently damned. Hahaha.

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    Great concept, puzzles were mostly logical, minimal pixel-hunting, but the game is VERY buggy (I had to restart three times due to glitches).

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    @Becky
    Nope, I tried it. It gave me EVIL points either way. *shrug*

    @linderella
    The ending isn't scary, you just a creepy family photo and some bad words from them. Does anyone know what the evil bathroom looks like? I don't want to go in there and find a dead body and blood everywhere... *shudders*.

    @Viewfrmhere

    Go look at the printer inside the computer. If you can't get a full image, go to the computer inside of that computer (make sure you use the extension cord, not the infected floppy) and look at the printer. You should see a heart and a skull. Not sure what it means though, but it could just be hinting how good/evil you are, or telling you what the good/evil bar thing means.

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    I want to play this game so bad, but it wont load for me. all i get is some institute of phoenix advertisement in the top frame. is there any other way i cant try to get into this game??

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    To be GOOD:

    Bedroom:

  • Use magnifying glass to examine naked woman picture (That doesn't sound good, but it's better than use it for dart practice)

  • Put water from melting frozen knife using hairspray + Zippo combo into the flower pot on the desk.

  • Give the boy in the closet a carrot, allowing you to take the tape player.

  • Office:

  • Plug extension cord into the computer.

  • Use key to unlock and open drawer with printer on it.

  • Baby Room:

  • Draw a heart on the paper by clicking the RED marker.

  • Use key to open lock on the diary.

  • Bathroom:

    GOOD bathroom:

  • Give toy mouse + dental floss combo to the cat under the sink.

  • EVIL bathroom:

  • Use ducky to suck up bathwater.

  • Squirt ducky with bathwater in it at washing machine to short-circuit it.

  • Pour the caustic soda into toilet.

  • Scrub toilet with caustic soda in it with brush. (all clean!)

  • To be EVIL:

    Bedroom:

  • Use dart on naked woman picture, thus destroying it.

  • Stab the kid sitting on tape with knife.

  • Set the kid on the tape on fire with hairspray + Zippo combo.

  • Office:

  • Clicking on the elevator Up-Down buttons (huh?).

  • Clicking CANCEL after pressing the printer's green button. You can do this repeatedly, and your score will keep going down.

  • Putting the virus infected floppy into the computer.

  • Use crowbar to break into drawer with printer on it.

  • Baby Room:

  • Draw the skull on the paper by clicking the black marker.

  • Use needle to pick the lock on the diary.

  • Use needle to poke holes in the bouncy ball on the shelf.

  • Bathroom:

    GOOD bathroom:

  • Pour petrol on the cat in sink cabinet.

  • Pour caustic soda on rubber ducky in the tub.

  • EVIL bathroom:

  • Pour petrol onto the rat.

  • Set petrol soaked rat on fire using Zippo lighter.

  • Put flaming rat in washing machine to short it out.

  • Endings:

    Pure Evil:

    A photo of a creepy looking family with razor sharp teeth, red angry eyes, and a fiendish smile, and the words from them: "Send us a postcard from hell, A-hole! Love Mum, Dad, and Damien"

    Bad:

    Photo of a gangster-ish family, with the father chewing on a cigarette, and the words from them: "Hey son, or.. Grandpa.. or.. eh.

    Neutral:

    Photo of badly drawn and blandly regular people wearing gray, and the words from them: "Hello son! We have no strong feelings about your return what so ever."

    Good:

    Photo of a smiling, regular family with a little boy in a red cap, and the words from them, "Hi son welcome back. Mum dad and Jack."

    Angelical:

    Picture of happy smiley beautiful family, and the words from them: "See you in heaven Son! Love, kiss, and hugg. Mum, Dad, and Jacob."

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    I jumped when the game started printing on my actual printer. Wasn't expecting that.
    Anyways for those without a printer, it shows

    a picture of a heart

    for me anyways.

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    I think there's something wrong with me, because

    I can't work out where to click with the stick on the window. It's at the top, right? It's driving me slightly mental.

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    Anonymous August 22, 2008 1:23 AM

    I don't have a printer, either. I proceeded to "print" anyway, and at some point my computer offered a print preview. Bingo!

    I got a picture of a heart, just like Vault did.

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    very creepy but very good. Unlike a lot of p and c games this is one you don't mind playing again as you can do different things. Gets a thumbs up from me.

    Great site Jay :)

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    Can anyone explain to me about the radio? I don't understand what's the sound is supposed to be about.

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    Anonymous August 23, 2008 5:43 PM

    Dylan - Regarding the radio,

    I think the radio is just for setting the mood. You hear different things depending on how "good" you are being. Speaking of, has anyone been able to get a quality version of

    Ode to Joy

    in the office? No matter how good I am, I can't seem to get it to sound nice. Is there some way to get more points -- in the

    meta-game in the computer

    perhaps?

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    I got a glitch. I used the key on the door and nothing happened, but I couldn't reuse the key.

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    billyswong August 24, 2008 7:20 AM

    I gave up. I am just too pitch insensitive to get the first door password myself. Poor music-blinded me. Resolve to read Bitingback's solution...

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    Okay, so I went ahead and didn't read the review (all I really need to see is "escape") and somehow managed to finish it on the pure evil ending without meaning to. I didn't even know what the title meant or that it had different endings. I'm so used to one thing working in one place in escape games. I guess it says something about my character.

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    Roseate Spoonbill Author Profile Page August 25, 2008 5:52 PM

    What other two endings are there besides good, neutral, and bad?

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    Regarding the Very Bad or possibly Evil bathroom:

    The walk-through says to use the magnifying glass to see up the nose of the severed head in the machine on the other side of the toilet, but I don't have a magnifying glass in my inventory. Where does it come from?

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    I'd found this one a while ago, but didn't know about five endings. An unspoilery enough hint would be that, for the first room, whichever method of getting out you pick locks you into it, so you can't pick a better/worse way; for the other rooms, you can get change the alignment meter either way, but the decor will change with it.

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    Never mind my previous comment, I found the

    magnifying glass in the Evil bathroom

    .

    Also, I have managed to get all 5 endings.

    The one between Evil and Neutral is funny. Apparently, your family is quite hillbilly!

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    limited edition August 28, 2008 7:47 AM

    How do you do the code on the baby's crib?

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    Someone please help me get out of the first room. I am tone deaf!!! I can't figure out the code. It sounds right to me but I just can't get it. I need the code people!!

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    I'm stuck on the evil bathroom. I managed to get the long key [after restarting the game because I got stuff wrong], but now it won't let me use the lock. Is this a glitch, or does it just not let me escape?

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    Please, Please, Please!! Help on the crib! I can't put in the right combo, no matter what I try. I can't do it and I'm going crazy. :)
    THANKS!

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    For the crib:

    Note that there are four ribs loose

    so you can't tap the first three times, then the second two times and so on (because there is no fifth).
    You have to

    Tab the third, then the second two times, then the first, then the fourth.

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    For the tone deaf...the code on the tape recorder is really hard to figure out. It took me about ten tries, so don't feel bad. But if you really really need it, it is..

    1675347

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    View from here - Actually when you open the computer in the office, it is quite cool. You can "play'" on that computer and open another office by finding the same items.I have opened anew office four times.

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    i think the game is broken.
    playthrough 1

    got magnifying glass, zippo, and knife, used MG on that naked woman (wtf moment) and got hairspray. faced the mirror, clicked on the mirror, i spun around the room. i dragged the spay to the mirror, it got stuck. draged zippo onto it, and the 2 fused. then i couldnt move

    playthrough 2

    same as playthrough 1, but instead of clicking on the mirror, i clicked on the end table. i spun around really fast, and shot to the next room (huh?). then my screen flashed white and i got a picture saying

    Hello son! We have no strong feelings about your return whatsoever. and 3 people were in it

    so one of the endings was ruined for me i guess.

    playthrough 3 and above

    game starts, i get the pitcure again. this happens no matter what. i closed the game, reset my computer, cleared my cookies. o well. i guess ill play something else ~'-'~

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    The evil bathroom is very scary... the bathtub and washing machine, omg! Freaky!

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    Darn.. I keep having this error of the screen turning and turning non-stop. Any experienced this?

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    I had to keep restarting the game because I kept getting the same glitch as SIL.

    I'm impatient sometimes and when I tried turning quickly, I ended up only being able to interact with one area because when I tried going right or left, the camera would do a 360 spin quickly and I would end up facing the same point.

    I'm kinda sad since this game seemed promising. I would've been pretty good, I was in the white. (I had to end in the bathroom since it was the 3rd time it glitched.)

    I heard that the evil side can get creepy so I kept freaking out when I did something that made the pointer go more to the dark side.

    Some things were a bit unreasonable in my opinion like using the magnifying glass on the

    naked lady picture

    in the first room (well it was to me, I'm a female darn it and only 14. I also thought that the code in the first room was too hard.

    The music was okay, but the one in the bathroom with the tapping pissed me off after a while and I had to make it mute.

    Overall, the graphics weren't too bad, movement got annoying at times, the puzzles weren't that bad all the time but some were pretty hard. The music was okay, but I thought the idea of diversity with the different endings was pretty interesting. It could have more potential if they changed things, but it's not horrible IMO.

    Not a waste of time, but I'm afraid I may not recommend it to everyone, especially to those who are impatient. I still gave it a 4/5 though.

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    This game is the first totally unplayable game I've ever encountered at Jay's. I had a lock-up trying to play with the keypad in the opening room. Then twice more in the office meta-game. Three strikes and you're out....especially when this game accounts for 100% of the screen freezes my computer has ever had!!!!! If you made this game, please take up knitting.

    [Edit: Screen freezes are unusual in Flash, could it be just a Flash Player issue? -Jay]

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    anyone else notice the lost references in the evil baby room?

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    Kage J. March 5, 2009 4:49 PM

    Has anyone else noticed about the cup on the dresser in the first room...

    If you melt the ice off the knife with the lighter and hairspray, then take the resulting water and put it in the cup, it grows a carrot?

    So weird.

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    can anyone tell me where to find the

    dental floss

    in the good bathroom?

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    Anonymous May 16, 2009 9:41 PM

    Unplayable garbage. After getting the zippo and magnifying glass, every click was the room spinning all the way back to the dresser.

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    Strokend Author Profile Page May 23, 2009 12:31 PM

    Where's the key in the evil bathroom?

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    Clueless Author Profile Page June 8, 2009 12:45 AM

    My inventory disappears each time I go to the next room. Restarted the game 3 times now... Gonna try once more then give up.... Hope It works.

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    allimarie Author Profile Page July 18, 2009 11:40 PM

    Agreed, JIGuest. I got almost done, after putting up with all the other painful aspects of the game, then suddenly every time I clicked the room spun around back to the same view. And where I had once been able to see the

    trap door on the ceiling with the lock,

    there was suddenly nothing but a flash of light whenever I clicked there. :(

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    I'm stuck in the evil second room and can't figure out what to do with the

    red key

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    the glitch happened again spun me around the room again

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    To shortcircuit the washing machine in the bad bathroom

    fill the duck with dirty tub water & put it in the washer

    after doing this you can still

    use the flaming rat to blow the power

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    ana.sovat Author Profile Page August 9, 2013 2:42 PM

    Am I the only one that can't get the tape to play? I can click on it, but nothing happens! All I hear is the storm outside.

    I also disapprove of games that need sound having a mute button. And also of games that need printers.

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    Warning... this game has nudity. Don't think that's appropriate...

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