History Museum Escape


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History Museum Escape

DoraIn Just Pine Games' History Museum Escape, also available free for iOS and Android, you're up to some 1980s teen-movie style shenanigans and find yourself locked in the museum overnight. Because you don't have Donna Noble with you, you can't just boot the door open (or does that only work in libraries... ?), so you'll need to hunt around for a key if you want to escape, and let me tell you, the person who designed this security system must have been shooting for a "Most Convoluted Award". Just click around to interact and pick up items when the cursor changes, and white text will usually display to provide you with descriptions. If you want to try combining things, or just using one object on another, click one item in your inventory, then the next you want to try to use it with. You'll want to experiment with this a lot, since you'll need to come up with more than one handmade tool before you can find your way out.

History Museum Escape doesn't really break any new ground when it comes to the genre, but it does provide a solid little getaway from your day with some mostly intuitive puzzles. I say mostly because the game expects you to make some rather substantial leaps of intuition when it comes to making at least one thing you'll need in order to proceed, something that I honestly only stumbled across when I fell back on ye olde technique of "using every item on every other item". The game doesn't really offer any feedback that could be used as clues to nudge you in the right direction, though it at least isn't a wholly unreasonable conclusion when you figure out what you're finally supposed to be doing... just not necessarily your first choice. Despite that, it's largely a well made game, designed for a quick bite rather than something you'll need to settle down with and ruminate on for a long time, with a simple, clean user interface and even a touch of humour.

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14 Comments

Two minutes in and already liking that attitude "If I can lift it I am taking it with me".

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MrsRavoon Author Profile Page August 28, 2014 12:53 PM

Where'd my rock go?? I swear I had a rock....

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Reka Author Profile Page August 28, 2014 1:19 PM replied to MrsRavoon

You only get to smash one thing with the rock. :/

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MrsRavoon Author Profile Page August 28, 2014 1:38 PM replied to Reka

Then I'm stumped on what to put

on the pedestal. I have one empty slot.

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Illysmanxie Author Profile Page August 28, 2014 2:53 PM

Can't play it? All I get is a blue gradient screen with a big yellow smileyface with a fedora.
OS X 10.9 on Chrome with a completely updated flash player..

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shjack180 Author Profile Page August 28, 2014 3:23 PM replied to MrsRavoon

These are all of the items you will need for the pedestals:

T-rex tooth, amethyst, pearl, ivory, and obsidian

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looking forward to the walkthrough :)

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Reka Author Profile Page August 28, 2014 7:50 PM replied to Paul

Sheesh. I write a walkthrough for Escape Another Nightmare specifically with you in mind, and which game do you want to play? Naturally the *other* one, the one which I haven't gotten around to yet. Harumph.

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Just teasing, of course. ];-)

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Illysmanxie Author Profile Page August 29, 2014 2:20 AM replied to Dora

Afraid not! When it first loads, I can see few millisecond's flicker of the game's opening screen with the dinosaur and name, and then the blue screen comes up with the smileyface, and it stays (I've waited over a minute and tried clicking about.

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Illysmanxie Author Profile Page August 29, 2014 2:45 AM replied to Illysmanxie

Oi, I just needed a reset of the computer.

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lol@ reka
:)

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Paul, there is a walkthrough provided with the game. Just click the book with H on it, on the black bar at the top of the game.

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Thanks for pointing that out, Helen! I never click on in-game walkthroughs, because they're almost always of the video variety, and I share Paul's distaste for those. This one is actually a text walkthrough, and a pretty well-written one at that, complete with screen captures.

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