Every now and then it's good to contemplate firsts, to marvel at that feeling of newness, thinking back on that past moment to remember what was going on in your head the first time you tried such and such or met so and so. Somehow that moment connected to others and led to this: you being in this place, here and now. For example, do you remember the first time you played Submachine? Or your first browser game, whatever it was? In the meantime, make yourself at home, pick a room to unwind in and enjoy this week's selection of escape games. Whether today presents more firsts for you or if it's a part of a larger ongoing series, here's to it being a good one!
Escape from the Room of a Closet - It seems that Yomino Kagura is not out for surprises here. Nothing is going to lunge at you or come tumbling down on your head from this closet. Thankfully. If this isn't your first go around with a Yomino Kagura escape, it'll probably look very familiar to you, too. The fun is not wrapped up in gorgeous aesthetics or cute stories, but the puzzles are enjoyable even if they're rather standard fare. Reliable mechanics and solid logic mean your time isn't taken up with guessing where to look for clues and is, instead, focused on piecing together the information you've gathered so you can decipher codes. That makes this perfect for when you're feeling rather thinky and need something to momentarily engage your thoughts.
Escape from a Living Room - As Neat Escape puts it, you really were meant to meet up with friends for an outing but are trapped in the living room instead. I suppose if you're the party animal type, being stuck inside is a misery. But, for me, this is my ideal date! Search the room for clues, solve the puzzles, open the door and you win. Oh, and leave if you want to. There's no changing cursor but the design is clean enough that exploration shouldn't prove too troublesome; just keep your eyes out for small details that might indicate an area worth closer examination. The puzzles are light but present just enough challenge to keep you busy for the next 5 minutes.
Find the Escape-Men Part 90: The Library - Yet another in No1Game's prolific search-and-find little green guys series, this escape distinguishes itself by its winsome personality—very cute and quite charming, as bookworms often are. As cute as it is, it's also short and rather easy as well. At least, it's easy for those who are used to No1Game's antics; newcomers might miss an escape-man or two if they're in a hurry and don't stop to admire the scene now and then. Finding all the active areas also requires diligent clicking/pixel hunting, as there's as many places that elicit nothing as those that bring a response. Even if the puzzles don't challenge, the real charm of the game is in its story so don't give up on it before you've reached the end.
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