A Flash point-and-click game of the escape-the-room variety, Firewall is an advergame to promote this week's release of the new Harrison Ford film of the same name.
Put your clicky finger to the test as you navigate around the room looking for clues and various items that you will need to escape. Some items can be picked up only by clicking and holding the mouse button down. Other items in the room may be clicked and dragged around. Some items can be combined with others, as per usual for games like this. Just click on the "combine" button then select each item from your inventory that you wish to combine.
The game features a solid design and interface with high production values, which is a welcome change from the many point-and-click Flash games available on the Web that are often plagued with design and interface issues. Although fairly straightforward for a game of this genre, the team at Pod Digital Design have crafted an enjoyable interactive experience and injected a bit of randomness so that items are not always found in the same places. However, the puzzles do not change, and the game is rather easy to complete and a bit short.
Several extras that relate to the movie are made available through playing the game, such as wallpapers, photos, and a movie trailer. Unfortunately, the trailer was not working when I played the game. Not a huge issue, though it would have been nice to watch it via game interface; and that being the only blemish on an otherwise flawless implementation. [Update: Steve from Pod Digital sends word that the trailer has been re-uploaded and is now functional again.]
Overall an excellent effort and a worthy diversion for 10-15 minutes of your time. Click.
Pod Digital Design was also responsible for the recently reviewed Peerflix Paparazzi game.
Cheers to Gupfee for suggesting the game, coincidentally while I was writing up the review.