Yes, many of you prefer longer, more complex room escapes, but sometimes something small yet meaty will have to do. This week's Weekday Escape features another from one of the newer designers featured here, Haretoki, and their amusing little effort titled Occasional Sunny Break.
Don't worry about the title page being all in Japanese (unless you can read it, of course), just click and dive into this fun little one-room escape effort. The puzzles are all logic and knowledge of the language is not necessary to find your way out of the room, which is decorated with some odd furniture. Search the room using the navigation bars, pick up a few objects, solve some puzzles, prove what a good billiards player you are, and you may eventually see daylight again. The game is pretty basic, but the logic is sound and it's nice to see a designer that plays with the conventions and creates some unique gems along the way.
Not as complex as Sometimes Cloudy Challenge (and what's with the weather metaphors, anyway?), Occasional Sunny Break is a fun and logical way to keep the escaping cells in your brain sharp while awaiting something more challenging to appear on the horizon. Like the title implies, it's a nice break in the weather and a few moments in the sun.