La Pièce is a point-and-click Flash game that is unusually common, strangely familiar, and yet offers a unique experience than other 'escape the room' type games.
The objective is simple: find the exit. However, the journey is the reward in this game.
The game was created by Jean-François Dumas, a recent multimedia communications graduate from the University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada. His previous education in sound design is quite evident in this piece with its haunting soundtrack that accentuates the somewhat disconcerting imagery. The result is extraordinary and provocative, even if a bit frustrating or unnerving.
Control is with the mouse; and while there are times when clicking is necessary, there is far more mousing-over to be done to make things happen in this game. Imagine how you might scratch with a pencil the image of a coin beneath la piece of paper to make an image appear.
With thanks to Derek for sending me the link to the game, and to Lush for helping me through it. =)