Sleepwalker's Troubles: Brunhilda's Hut
Bubble, bubble, toil and Sleepwalker's Troubles: Brunhilda's Hut room escape on the double! Okay, so maybe I stink at spells. Fortunately, wizened sorcerers and wide-eyed Muggles alike can enjoy this crafty point-and-click escape game by Ficus Frenzy.
Playing the role of an unfortunate hero who is cursed with the habit of sleepwalking, you awake to find yourself in an unfamiliar witch's hut. Since witches aren't exactly known for their hospitality, you're tasked with escaping the building before she returns, using only your wit and maybe a few handy magical resources.
Use the mouse to explore, investigate, and interact with the environment. To combine items, click one inventory item from the bar at the bottom of the screen to select it and then click a different item to attempt to add them together. Navigating is done by simply clicking the directional arrows at the sides of the screen. If you get stuck, there's a convenient hint button in the upper right corner that will advise you on the next action to take based on what scene you're currently looking at. Unity web player is required to access this game, and the developers took full advantage of this tool. The three-dimensional graphics are a perfect blend of cute and spooky elements and the animations are equally impressive. While the background music is a charming addition to the atmosphere, there is a mute button provided at the bottom left corner for those who appreciate silence.
Much of the gameplay consists of inventory management, so the difficulty level is relatively low. Veteran escape artists should have no trouble breezing through the game in a matter of minutes, although some players may lament the lack of a changing cursor. Admittedly, the cursor can also be annoyingly picky when trying to use inventory items on the scenery. For the most part, however, no pixel hunting is necessary... just a keen eye, a little curiosity, and perhaps a hint of magic.