100 Doors 2013 is a new point and click escape game for mobile devices created by Gipnetix Games. Like the handful of similarly titled games before it (100 Lights, Doors & Rooms, DOOORS), 100 Doors 2013 puts you in a series of single-room stages with one goal: open the elevator and get to the next floor. Sure, you'll be trapped as soon as you step out, but you never know, there might be something cool waiting for you at the end. We hear test subjects are often promised cake in these situations.
100 Doors 2013 utilizes the out of the box approach to puzzle solving, encouraging you to use your mobile device's special features to coax out some of the solutions. Can't figure out how to break the window that holds the exit key? Maybe if you tilted your phone a rock would come rolling along. Or maybe you'll just look like a weirdo. Who cares, you've got puzzles to solve! Most of the time you'll be on a quest to discover a keypad combination, but other times it's as simple as getting the door to open by brute force.
At the time of reviewing, 100 Doors 2013 comes with 40 levels to complete, with free weekly updates promised for the future. None of the stages are too challenging, which is sort of a letdown, and the game trips over its own code sometimes, so it's not a perfect experience from beginning to end. But there's enough content to keep you busy for a while, and it certainly does a good job scratching that room escape itch. Sometimes that's all you need!
NOTE: This game was played and reviewed on a Nexus 4. Game was available in the North American market at the time of publication, but may not be available in other territories. Please see individual app market pages for purchasing info.