Pine Studio's escape game Rock 'n' Roll Escape, also free for iOS and Android, technically does not star Jack Black, but you also can't prove it doesn't. Your goal is to find your way out of this dimly lit little venue, presumably because you are at dangerous risk of rocking yourself to death with all the air guitaring and head-bobbing you're about to do to the funky soundtrack. Just click around to interact with things... the cursor will change when it passes over something you can click on, and it'll display some text at the top of the screen to tell you what it is. Don't forget to try combining items in your inventory if you get stuck, and remember you can pick up some items again to use them more than once. Think you can escape? Rock this way and prove it!
Happy Wednesday, everybody! The it's all downhill from here... which, of course, is a good thing, because that means it's an easy coast into the weekend, where you can do weekend-like things! But to get you to that glorious promised land of extra sleep and pajama daywear, let's ease the way with a few escape games. This week! Vitamin Hana wants you spinning in circles, but at least you've got a hula hoop. MayMay has some garden pests that need to be taken care of, plus a few puzzles. And no1game takes an unorthodox approach to gameplay that's going to involve some clever computer tricks.
Wakey wakey eggs and escape-y! Weekday Escape has been gently simmering all night long with the finest of spices, and it's finally here to start your day with a hearty dose of your favourite developers! Esklavos is going to make sure you get some sea air, though scurvy is a possibility. Vitamin Hana didn't bring any breakfast for you, but there's these dogs you need to worry about first anyway. And Funkyland is almost dressed to impress and needs you to help get just one hand ready for a day on the town.
If you're a longtime escape game fan, here's a little treat... Aries Escape's latest, Aries Escape No. 19, comes with an option to play in English instead of the former Japanese-only! As the game opens, you learn you've gotten invited to a favourite cafe you haven't visited in a while, which the owner promises has been renovated... into an escape situation, that is! To play, just click the arrows at the edges of the screen to move around, and watch for your cursor to change if it passes over something else you can interact with. That's right... Aries Escape is really pulling out the stops to make their game more user-friendly! Not that you won't need to wake up your brain to play, since with numbers and clues hidden everywhere, this is one cafe where puzzles are definitely on the menu... and then some!
He's escaped the prison, stolen the diamond, and even infiltrated the airship. Now PuffballsUnited's devious stickman is back for more point-and-click adventuring that may or may not (... probably will...) end in repeated, hilarious failure as he's Fleeing the Complex. See, you play the notorious thief Henry Stick, and you've finally been captured and imprisoned in the Wall, the most ruthless (and chilly!) prison there is. But if you can choose the right actions, these walls won't be able to hold you... but that's easier said than done, of course, since you're frequently presented with a myriad of options each leg of your escape attempt, and many of them, uh... don't work out. Luckily for you, that's part of the game's charm, since it's all voice-acted and animated!
Get up, get up, you sleepy heads. It's time, it's time, to get out of bed! Not because, like, you need to be productive members of society or anything. But rather... the game is afoot! Several, in fact! Vitamin Hana plies you with toy trains to keep you captive. Detarame Factory offers rodents and sweet treats. And Primera, well, they just need you to watch their cat and fix their laptop.
Sometimes the world just knows when a person is in need of just the right mixture of point-and-click adventure, Dr. Seuss, Salad Fingers, Liquid Television, and the dreams you get after eating too many tacos. And when that happens, the world provides. Or at least DrawManEater does, with the release of the objectively-surreal Nekra Psaria 4. At the end of Nekra Psaria 3, Johnny-Boy had just returned home to his humble abode after a long and winding adventure. Unfortunately, it seems that there is no rest for the weary, even when it seems that the whole world has hunkered down for a long nap. After all: you've got a roach problem to solve.
Can you believe it? It's the 100th edition of Weekday Escape!... at least, since we started numbering them for clarity in our search results. BUT STILL. 100! That means 100 Wednesdays have been filled with free online games by developers who spend their time making escape games for people without asking anything in return, so before you congratulate us, send them a thank you, because we're just the messengers. This week! Funkyland has gone all red in the face, so maybe an apple or seven will help? no1game is throwing a party of their own, but nobody else has arrived. And Vitamin Hana is all about those numbers, 'bout those numbers, and puzzles!
Hold on to your socks, folks, and if you aren't wearing any, then go find as closely matched a pair as you can, put them on, and then hold them, because to help distract from the inexorable march of time, this week's Weekday Escape serves up some of your favourite creators in a big way! TomaTea brings you something sweet to eat, but you'll need your most obnoxious fake French laugh to get it. Neutral has the place all done up for Halloween for you, though the language may be a barrier for some. And Ichima offers you a cozy place to get snuggled up and wind down with one fantastic view.
Room Delta, sneakily playable as the banner image on Kotorinosu's site or free for iOS and Android, is an escape game with a presentation so sleek, you're almost afraid to get your smudgy fingers all over it. Once you've click the banner to start it up, playing is as simple as clicking around to interact with things, though there's no changing cursor to tell you what is interactive and what isn't. Items in your inventory at the top of the screen can be examined up close by double-clicking them, which may lead you to uncover new things. As you navigate around the room using the arrows at the left and right of the screen, you'll realise that there's a lot more than initially meets the eye, and some of it is more straightforward than the rest. Room Delta strikes a nice balance between needing to bang your inventory against the screen and using your brain to spot clues to solve puzzles in order to progress, with every inch of it as elegant as you'd expect. Room Delta is trickier than it seems at first blush, so fire up your brain and get cracking!
Thanks to William, Questioner, and Iceninexp for sending this one in!
Everything old is new again, or so they say, but can a thing really be considered old if it's barely been around more than a year? That's the case with Tesshi-e's The Happy Escape 7 Remake, which, as you may have deduced, is a remake of the 2014 escape game The Happy Escape 7. While the premise is exactly the same, centering around visiting a friend who wants you to hunt for the ten Happy Coins hidden throughout the room and solve the puzzles along the way, if you played the original, you'll notice things look a little... different. As usual, there's no changing cursor to help nudge you along, so just click around and explore every nook and cranny to find the interactive areas, using the transparent bars at the edges of your screen to move around. Chances are die hard Tesshi-e fans will be struck by a lot of deja-vu, since most of the elements from the original game are still here, just shuffled a bit. You'll recognise a lot of the puzzles, and even how they're solved, so the slicked-up visuals might not be enough to make you want to revisit it so soon. Still, if you haven't played The Happy Escape 7, the remake is another great example of Tesshi-e's craft, and worth locking yourself up with for a while.
It's Wednesday, and you know what that means! During the night, the developer fairies flew from town to town, leaving behind pixie dust and freshly crafted escape games for all the good little players, and ruthless pixel hunts for all of the stinkers. This week! Esklavos takes you on a jungle trip, but doesn't show you any way to get home. Funkyland wants to make sure that this Halloween you're looking fabulous. And Vitamin Hana wants you to appreciate the little guys by making you rely on some tiny critters to help find a way out. Cohesive themes for an article? Who needs 'em!
I thought Raccoon City had the monopoly on monstrous viral outbreaks, but hey, why should they have all the fun? In Esklavos' creepy escape game Outbreak Escape, you need to find ten vaccines before you can evacuate in a city where humans have turned into horrible beasts... so basically training for anyone who plans to hit the shopping mall at Christmas time. To play, just click on objects to interact or move around the area, watching for your cursor to change when it passes over something clickable. Objects you're carrying can be used from your inventory at the bottom of the screen, or potentially combined, so don't be afraid to experiment. Instead, be afraid of what might be lurking in the shadows of this extremely dark and foreboding hospital. Like most of Esklavos' titles, Outbreak Escape has great atmosphere, with sullen yellows and moody lighting helping to create a mood of tension. However, also like most Esklavos titles, it does suffer a little from finicky hotspots that mean you might get stuck just because you didn't realize something in the environment had a different contextual action just a few pixels shy of where you clicked. Still, if you want something spooky that isn't gory (though you will see a small patch of blood) or laden with jumpscares, Outbreak Escape and its clutch of puzzles and codes is a pleasantly macabre diversion for a short break from your day.
Libertechno's torso is back, and this time it's getting funky with a karaoke party for one in Aries Escape No. 18, where stylish scarves and laser balls await. To escape, you'll need to scour every inch of the room and keep your eyes peeled for items and clues, especially since there's no changing cursor to help show you what's interactive and what isn't. Double-click an item you're carrying to zoom in on it and interact with it close up, and be sure to pay attention to the white navigation arrows at the edges of the screen, which could lead you to a different way to look at something you're viewing you might otherwise miss. Don't worry if you can't read Japanese... there's no language barrier in this game. Especially not when the language of music is concerned! Now go forth and let your voice be heard... or at least find the two endings! Players with difficulty viewing certain colours should be aware that this game features several colour-related puzzles.
It's a whole new day, and a whole new Weekday Escape, thanks to the tireless efforts of talented escape game developers who I have by no means been keeping locked up in my basement and sustained on a thin nutritious gruel as they produce such wonderful games for free. (Don't look at me like that. I said I haven't. What are you, some sort of cop?) This week! CHOKO-CHAI's trio of curious cats is about to make entire generations of nerds insane with jealousy thanks to one very special acceptance letter. Primera knows you've been eyeing their violins and that is totally not okay dude what the heck. And Amajeto takes a few influences from a popular developer to serve up an escape that calls upon the skills of a thousand grannies.