# Escape 2015

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Feeling Christmassy? You will when you play TomaTea's escape game Escape 2015, which goes all out with holiday music, presents, gingerbread, toys, and decorations galore... not to mention a lonely Christmas tree outside. As usual, the tip of the game's cursor will glow when it passes over something you can click on to interact with, and if you haven't seen the corresponding clue for a puzzle you're looking at, the game will flat-out tell you that you have no idea how to solve it. You'll need to find a whole passel of presents, but also puzzle pieces and more, so click the little "i" that appears when you mouse over something you're carrying to view it up close... you might learn something new, or just use it to keep track of how many pieces of a particular item group you're missing. Because this is a TomaTea game, clues to solve puzzles are hidden everywhere, some of them not-so-obviously in plain sight, so if you get stuck, take another look at your festive furnishings. Escape 2015 strikes just the right balance of puzzle difficulty, making it the perfect choice to cozy up with whether you're celebrating Christmas, or getting ready to ring in the New Year...

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### Walkthrough Guide

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Puzzle Guide

Clock wall

Ornament pictures

The right-hand picture opens to reveal some disconnected wires.

Get the gold and silver cords from the middle drawer and use them to connect the wires.

Get: a path puzzle.

Rotate each piece until you get an interconnected tangle of gold and silver cords.

Get: a new color clue.

top right and left = red, middle column top = blue, middle = yellow, bottom = green

Clock (click the little round buttons to advance the hands)

Look at the wreath (between the 20 and the 16 on the wall to the right).

Specifically, look at the bows - their placement and their size.

Small bow between 1 and 2, large bow at 7 = 1:35.

Get: present (red)

Top drawer (4 letters)

Clue: big gold stars

Zoom in on the 2016 signs, then click any of the big gold stars.

"2016" changes to "STAR".

Get: wooden box with 2016 written on it. If you click the little "i" button and remove the lid, you'll see a 3x3 grid with colors down the side and shapes on the bottom.

It's for the presents, but you have to collect all of them to put them in.

Middle drawer (4 black buttons with white lines on the bottom)

You need to collect presents to get the clue.

Solving the present puzzle gives you a picture of ornaments hanging in four columns. There are four buttons here. Coincidence?

The first button should have four lines, the second two lines, the third one line, and the fourth three lines.

Get: gold and silver cords

Bottom drawer (3 shapes)

Examine the box you got from the top drawer.

If you haven't already done so, remove the lid. Note the shapes along the bottom edge.

Heart, circle, star

Get: puzzle piece

Toy soldier

Look at the left ornament picture (above the clock). Doesn't the arrangement of ornaments remind you of something?

Once you solve the path puzzle, the picture with five ornaments lights up in different colors.

Cheeks = red, top button = blue, middle button = yellow, bottom button = green.
Colorblind: that's 2 clicks on each cheek, 3 clicks on the top button, 1 click on the middle button, and 4 clicks on the bottom button.

Get: candy cane

Left top drawer (4x4 grid)

The Santas have the clue. (You need to have all four figures before you can solve this.)

Look at their buttons.

```WWGG GGWW GWGW WGWG``` (G = click, W = don't click)

Get: present (red)

Left middle drawer (4 digits)

Clue: small gold stars

Zoom in on the 2016, then click any of the small gold stars hanging from the ceiling.

The display changes to 9195. But wait! There's that big wooden X-shaped thingy in the middle.

91 × 95 = 8645

Get: present (green)

Left bottom drawer (left-right buttons)

The Santas have the clue. (You need to have all four figures before you can solve this.)

Click on any of the snowglobes and watch what order they flash in. Combine that with which hand is holding the snowglobe to come up with a left-right sequence.

RLLRRL

Get: shovel

If you ring the bell, you see Gingerbread Man's shadow inside. How can you convince him to open the door?

Click towards the side of the house and put Gingerbread Lady (who you found in the backyard) to the left of the heart-shaped window. Turn back to the front of the house and ring the bell. Wait a bit, then click back towards the side.

Get: present (green)

You're still missing a puzzle piece, the remaining drawer steadfastly keeps telling you that you haven't seen the appropriate clue, and all you have left is a candy cane. Where could that candy cane be used?

Look at the side of the house, with the heart window. One side is trimmed with a candy cane; the other side is woefully bare.

Put the candy cane on the window and note the four decorations that drop down.

Green, red, blue, yellow

Santas

The missing figure is in the backyard, between the Christmas tree and the fountain. Other than that, there's nothing to solve here, but the Santas will help you solve a bunch of other puzzles.

Right top drawer (2x2 snowflake buttons)

Obviously, the clue is the three snowflake pictures on the wall. But how?

Look at what's not there.

Each snowflake occurs in three different positions. Note the position each snowflake does not occur in.

Numbering the snowflakes according to the buttons on the drawer, the one they all start out with (0 clicks) does not occur on the bottom right. 1 click doesn't occur on the bottom left, 2 clicks goes on the top right, and 3 clicks goes on the top left.

Get: key

Right middle drawer (4 color buttons)

The gingerbread house and a candy cane will give you the clue.

You'll get the code after you figure out where to use the candy cane from the toy soldier.

Colorblind: the buttons cycle through the sequence gray (start), green, red, yellow, blue, back to gray. So green-red-blue-yellow translates to 1 click, 2 clicks, 4 clicks, 3 clicks.

Get: puzzle piece

Right bottom drawer (4 plain buttons)

The Santas have the clue. (You need to have all four figures before you can solve this.)

Click any of the snowglobes the Santa figures are holding, and watch what order they light up in.

2, 3, 1, 4, 2, 3.

Get: puzzle piece

Backyard

The key is in the right top drawer (gingerbread house wall).

Left wall (puzzle piece buried in snow)

Get the shovel from the left bottom drawer. (Apparently, you're too much of a namby-pamby to just dig out that sucker with your bare hands. But you're OK with heating the whole outdoors. You must be a teenager.)

Christmas tree

There are two things here that you need to get, both in plain sight if you know what you're looking for.

Get the present from the left wall and the Santa figure from the right wall.
Puzzle grid (left wall)

You need to collect all 8 pieces before you can place them on the grid.

The picture is of an elf working on a toy truck; there are a couple of mice in a toolbox above his right shoulder (i.e. on the top left corner of the picture). The piece that has most of his face goes in the second row third square.

Get: hammer

Fountain (right wall)

There's a key frozen in the water. You'll need to quite literally break the ice.

No, the shovel won't work. Stupid escape game physics.

Once you solve the puzzle you've been collecting pieces for, you'll get a hammer. Use that to break the ice and get the key.

Presents

Locations

• Wreath

• Clock

• Daybed, behind cushions on the left

• End table to the right of daybed

• Gingerbread wall, left middle drawer

• Backyard, left side near blue flowers

• Backyard, on Christmas tree

• Left top drawer

How to use

Once you have all 9 presents, put them into the wooden box in your inventory (clock wall, top drawer), then arrange them correctly (match up their colors and their symbols).
Colorblind:

The initial arrangement is:
```Gs Rs Bh Gh Gc Rc Rh Bs Bc``` (G = green, R = red, B = blue; s = star, h = heart, c = circle)
To get all the colors in the correct rows, do the following switches:

1. Top right - bottom left

2. Top center - middle left

3. Top right - middle center

After that, it's just a matter of switching the presents around within their rows to get the correct symbols in the correct columns.

Get: ornament picture

Puzzle pieces

• Daybed, behind cushions on the right

• Clock wall, bottom drawer

• Gingerbread wall, leftmost snowflake picture

• Backyard, right wall (between tree and fountain, behind the Santa (or rather, behind where the Santa used to be))

• Backyard, in the fountain

• Right bottom drawer

• Backyard, left wall (need shovel)

• Gingerbread wall, right middle drawer

Outline of steps

1. (Plain sight) Clock; right top drawer.

2. (Stars) Top drawer; left middle drawer.

3. (From step 2) Bottom drawer.

4. (From step 1) Backyard (collect all the items that you can at this point).

6. (Santas) Left top drawer; left bottom drawer; right bottom drawer

7. (From step 6) Remaining backyard puzzle piece

8. (Presents) Middle drawer, which leads to the ornament pictures, which in turn lead to the toy soldier, which leads to the right middle drawer (by way of a second stop at the gingerbread house).

9. (Puzzle pieces) Puzzle grid, which then leads to the key and freedom.

Wonderful! I've been hoping for a Christmas TomaTea game!

Happy Christmas Everyone!

:)

I'm stuck on the

Snowflake Puzzle. I've tried all three combinations of the snowflake pictures on the wall and none of them work. Am I just getting it wrong or is there something else to it?

Thanks and Merry Christmas all!

December 24, 2015 6:12 PM replied to

All three of the pictures will help you solve the puzzle, but none of them are correct as they are. Hope that helps!

December 24, 2015 6:14 PM replied to

Did anyone figure out the clock puzzle? I did it just by winding the minute hand around a bunch because I couldn't find the correct time. Pretty fun game!

December 24, 2015 7:14 PM replied to

I assumed the clock puzzle was

that you needed to set it to 2015 then make it go around to 2016

but I'm not sure if that was in fact correct.

December 24, 2015 7:23 PM

hint for clock puzzle is garland: look at the bows

December 24, 2015 7:28 PM replied to

Unfortunatly I'm still stuck. After what you said I thought

the snowflakes corresponded with the bows, but that doesn't seem to work.

December 24, 2015 7:30 PM replied to

Thank you for the hint about the snowflake puzzle!

I even drew out all three framed pictures and numbered the four snowflakes and still didn't realize the clue.

It's not what you see...

But what you do not see.

December 24, 2015 7:36 PM

every snowflake has different position in 3 pictures
where is position which is not presented?

December 24, 2015 7:38 PM replied to

Thanks, I finally got the snowflake puzzle.

December 24, 2015 7:49 PM replied to

For the clock -

Look at the green wreath that is between the stars on the wall with the 2016.

Notice the red ribbons on the wreath.

You will see that...

There are two ribbons and one is smaller than the other.

So that relates to the clock puzzle.

December 24, 2015 8:56 PM replied to

Ugh, now I'm stuck looking for the

number code to the middle left shelf.

I'm also stuck at the number code. I assumed

it had to do with 2016, specifically

the multiplier X in between 20 and 16 but that only gives me a 3 digit code. And 2016 doesn't work. And I don't see any other numbers to play around with.

Ooh, thanks JCS. That actually did the trick since I found the other half of the solution:

You know the 2016 lights above the couch? One solution can be found by clicking the lower hanging stars above them, and the one you're looking for is in the upper hanging stars.

Not sure what to do with the

I thought it had something to do with the gingerbread house, but I can't seem to get the two to work together.

I also don't know where to find the clue for the heart/star/circle/etc. shape puzzle at the bottom of the dresser under the clock. I'm sure I'll feel stupid for asking. I'm supposed to be out setting up reindeer poo in the yard now anyway, not playing a new game from TomaTea!

December 25, 2015 1:07 AM replied to

Oh, duh. I figured that one out. Still have one puzzle piece and one gift to go...

I'm still having problems with the number puzzle for the middle left cabinet.

the number I get from pressing the little star above the 2016 is 9195, but that code doesn't work

December 25, 2015 1:31 AM replied to

Nevermind, found a walkthrough on youtube.

December 25, 2015 1:34 AM replied to

The gingerbread house is slightly tricky. Look around...

There is something that you can ring on the front.

What happens when you do that? Hmmmm...

What might they be looking for?

Perhaps they are going out the side door?

So the solution is to...

Put her on the side and ring the bell!

United!

Puzzle Guide

Clock wall

Ornament pictures

The right-hand picture opens to reveal some disconnected wires.

Get the gold and silver cords from the middle drawer and use them to connect the wires.

Get: a path puzzle.

Rotate each piece until you get an interconnected tangle of gold and silver cords.

Get: a new color clue.

top right and left = red, middle column top = blue, middle = yellow, bottom = green

Clock (click the little round buttons to advance the hands)

Look at the wreath (between the 20 and the 16 on the wall to the right).

Specifically, look at the bows - their placement and their size.

Small bow between 1 and 2, large bow at 7 = 1:35.

Get: present (red)

Top drawer (4 letters)

Clue: big gold stars

Zoom in on the 2016 signs, then click any of the big gold stars.

"2016" changes to "STAR".

Get: wooden box with 2016 written on it. If you click the little "i" button and remove the lid, you'll see a 3x3 grid with colors down the side and shapes on the bottom.

It's for the presents, but you have to collect all of them to put them in.

Middle drawer (4 black buttons with white lines on the bottom)

You need to collect presents to get the clue.

Solving the present puzzle gives you a picture of ornaments hanging in four columns. There are four buttons here. Coincidence?

The first button should have four lines, the second two lines, the third one line, and the fourth three lines.

Get: gold and silver cords

Bottom drawer (3 shapes)

Examine the box you got from the top drawer.

If you haven't already done so, remove the lid. Note the shapes along the bottom edge.

Heart, circle, star

Get: puzzle piece

Toy soldier

Look at the left ornament picture (above the clock). Doesn't the arrangement of ornaments remind you of something?

Once you solve the path puzzle, the picture with five ornaments lights up in different colors.

Cheeks = red, top button = blue, middle button = yellow, bottom button = green.
Colorblind: that's 2 clicks on each cheek, 3 clicks on the top button, 1 click on the middle button, and 4 clicks on the bottom button.

Get: candy cane

Left top drawer (4x4 grid)

The Santas have the clue. (You need to have all four figures before you can solve this.)

Look at their buttons.

```WWGG GGWW GWGW WGWG``` (G = click, W = don't click)

Get: present (red)

Left middle drawer (4 digits)

Clue: small gold stars

Zoom in on the 2016, then click any of the small gold stars hanging from the ceiling.

The display changes to 9195. But wait! There's that big wooden X-shaped thingy in the middle.

91 × 95 = 8645

Get: present (green)

Left bottom drawer (left-right buttons)

The Santas have the clue. (You need to have all four figures before you can solve this.)

Click on any of the snowglobes and watch what order they flash in. Combine that with which hand is holding the snowglobe to come up with a left-right sequence.

RLLRRL

Get: shovel

If you ring the bell, you see Gingerbread Man's shadow inside. How can you convince him to open the door?

Click towards the side of the house and put Gingerbread Lady (who you found in the backyard) to the left of the heart-shaped window. Turn back to the front of the house and ring the bell. Wait a bit, then click back towards the side.

Get: present (green)

You're still missing a puzzle piece, the remaining drawer steadfastly keeps telling you that you haven't seen the appropriate clue, and all you have left is a candy cane. Where could that candy cane be used?

Look at the side of the house, with the heart window. One side is trimmed with a candy cane; the other side is woefully bare.

Put the candy cane on the window and note the four decorations that drop down.

Green, red, blue, yellow

Santas

The missing figure is in the backyard, between the Christmas tree and the fountain. Other than that, there's nothing to solve here, but the Santas will help you solve a bunch of other puzzles.

Right top drawer (2x2 snowflake buttons)

Obviously, the clue is the three snowflake pictures on the wall. But how?

Look at what's not there.

Each snowflake occurs in three different positions. Note the position each snowflake does not occur in.

Numbering the snowflakes according to the buttons on the drawer, the one they all start out with (0 clicks) does not occur on the bottom right. 1 click doesn't occur on the bottom left, 2 clicks goes on the top right, and 3 clicks goes on the top left.

Get: key

Right middle drawer (4 color buttons)

The gingerbread house and a candy cane will give you the clue.

You'll get the code after you figure out where to use the candy cane from the toy soldier.

Colorblind: the buttons cycle through the sequence gray (start), green, red, yellow, blue, back to gray. So green-red-blue-yellow translates to 1 click, 2 clicks, 4 clicks, 3 clicks.

Get: puzzle piece

Right bottom drawer (4 plain buttons)

The Santas have the clue. (You need to have all four figures before you can solve this.)

Click any of the snowglobes the Santa figures are holding, and watch what order they light up in.

2, 3, 1, 4, 2, 3.

Get: puzzle piece

Backyard

The key is in the right top drawer (gingerbread house wall).

Left wall (puzzle piece buried in snow)

Get the shovel from the left bottom drawer. (Apparently, you're too much of a namby-pamby to just dig out that sucker with your bare hands. But you're OK with heating the whole outdoors. You must be a teenager.)

Christmas tree

There are two things here that you need to get, both in plain sight if you know what you're looking for.

Get the present from the left wall and the Santa figure from the right wall.
Puzzle grid (left wall)

You need to collect all 8 pieces before you can place them on the grid.

The picture is of an elf working on a toy truck; there are a couple of mice in a toolbox above his right shoulder (i.e. on the top left corner of the picture). The piece that has most of his face goes in the second row third square.

Get: hammer

Fountain (right wall)

There's a key frozen in the water. You'll need to quite literally break the ice.

No, the shovel won't work. Stupid escape game physics.

Once you solve the puzzle you've been collecting pieces for, you'll get a hammer. Use that to break the ice and get the key.

Presents

Locations

• Wreath

• Clock

• Daybed, behind cushions on the left

• End table to the right of daybed

• Gingerbread wall, left middle drawer

• Backyard, left side near blue flowers

• Backyard, on Christmas tree

• Left top drawer

How to use

Once you have all 9 presents, put them into the wooden box in your inventory (clock wall, top drawer), then arrange them correctly (match up their colors and their symbols).
Colorblind:

The initial arrangement is:
```Gs Rs Bh Gh Gc Rc Rh Bs Bc``` (G = green, R = red, B = blue; s = star, h = heart, c = circle)
To get all the colors in the correct rows, do the following switches:

1. Top right - bottom left

2. Top center - middle left

3. Top right - middle center

After that, it's just a matter of switching the presents around within their rows to get the correct symbols in the correct columns.

Get: ornament picture

Puzzle pieces

• Daybed, behind cushions on the right

• Clock wall, bottom drawer

• Gingerbread wall, leftmost snowflake picture

• Backyard, right wall (between tree and fountain, behind the Santa (or rather, behind where the Santa used to be))

• Backyard, in the fountain

• Right bottom drawer

• Backyard, left wall (need shovel)

• Gingerbread wall, right middle drawer

Outline of steps

1. (Plain sight) Clock; right top drawer.

2. (Stars) Top drawer; left middle drawer.

3. (From step 2) Bottom drawer.

4. (From step 1) Backyard (collect all the items that you can at this point).

6. (Santas) Left top drawer; left bottom drawer; right bottom drawer

7. (From step 6) Remaining backyard puzzle piece

8. (Presents) Middle drawer, which leads to the ornament pictures, which in turn lead to the toy soldier, which leads to the right middle drawer (by way of a second stop at the gingerbread house).

9. (Puzzle pieces) Puzzle grid, which then leads to the key and freedom.

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