If exploration and thinky puzzles are the beat you tap your feet to, here's a homespun, folksy game to appeal to ardent escapers. Despite its humble attributes, After Golden Bells by Timefall amuses with a variety of brain teasers to tune up your lateral thinking and sleuthing skills.
Controls are rudimentary and helpful features are sparse, especially when you're used to the bigger stars of the genre—there's no changing cursor and you have to drag inventory items to use them. You'll also need a keen eye for exploration and a high tolerance for pixel hunting. Nonetheless, After Golden Bells is not without its charms. The key to escape is found via eight golden bells hidden amongst the modest surroundings; as you investigate every angle of the room, looking for answers to the puzzles that guard the bells, gustoso guitar music keeps pace with your efforts. After golden bells, then what? Just the simple satisfaction of a puzzle solved.