The great challenge in designing room escapes is working within the restrictions of the genre, i.e. how interesting can you make solving your way out of a simple room. Some designers get around this by creating more than one room, some go for bizarre humor (yes, Detarou amongst others), some go for whacky scenarios (Tesshi-e), some create whole point-and-click adventures, some forego the room altogether and strip it down to the basics of puzzle solving (the Dismantlement series, for instance). What Robamimi has done in this latest effort, Tamago, is to create a fantastic escape by working within the constraints of the single room and simply packing it with tons of logical and tricky puzzles.
Move around with the arrows at the sides of the screen, pick up anything not nailed down, examine everything, and eventually work your way out of the space. Robamimi makes the escaping chore entertaining with elegant puzzles and solutions, along with top-notch controls that include the easy to use inventory and fantastic hint feature. Robamimi has even gone one step beyond and included text overlays on the color-based puzzles, making Tamago easily accessible for everyone.
With this latest game, Robamimi moves to the top of the class with involved, logical, elegant designs, a lofty category populated by designers such as Neutral and Kotorinosu. Resembling the Japanese omelet this game is named for, Tamago is a wonderful, sweet, multi-layered joy to consume. Dive in and take a bite!