After many, many weeks of being a regular feature in our Weekday Escape series, Yomino Kagura is bustin' out into the big leagues with
White Door Room Escape. Though their settings tend to be simplistic and their interfaces minimalistic, Yomino Kagura's escapes always feature juicy puzzles to tease and entice your brain. White Door Room Escape is no exception: This unassuming-looking little room contains a host of brainteasers, running the gamut from piecing together well-hidden codes to that ubiquitous wobbly-picture puzzle. And unless you feel like sleeping on a bed that appears to be made out of giant notebooks, you'd best get to escapin'!
Just click around on whatever you want to investigate, using the big yellow arrows to change your viewpoint, and the large "ABOUT ITEM" button for a closer look at anything in your inventory. Yomino Kagura doesn't set out to break the mold when it comes to presentation, and there's also quite a bit of untranslated Japanese in the game, but none of it is critical to solving the puzzles. In fact, the only letters you'll have to recognize are going to look preeeeetty similar to the ones you're staring at right now. The lack of a changing cursor does lead to a few small pixel hunts, but it's the puzzles themselves that sell Yomino Kagura's room escapes. They have a logical flow, with one solution leading smoothly into the next like a beautiful, choreographed train of mixed metaphors. The hints they give are clever, and some clues will even serve you for more than one puzzle! All together, White Door Room Escape is a bit like that tan-and-brown floral couch your grandma's had forever: It may not be eye-catching, but it sure is comfortable to sink into.