Here we go again, another round of fun free escape games to get you over the hump. Game designers have been busy this week as well, encouraging us to play under the sea while bringing plenty of smiles and cheerfulness to spread around. Surely you haven't had enough, though? Come along and help us escape the weekday inside Hottategoya's maze-like minimalism, FunkyLand's hip vibe and No1Game's silly humor...
Escape from the Similar Rooms 12 - There's confusion within the maze-like layout as much as the uncanny similarity of each room in Hottategoya's latest escape. If you can figure your way around, gathering clues and collecting the pieces needed to access the door key shouldn't be much trouble. Hottategoya's clean-cut visuals make your investigations as pleasant as possible given the troublesome map. The puzzles themselves evolve into fun by the way clues are immersed in the furnishings. It sort of reminds me of my last office job—the empty hallways, the sparsely furnished rooms, the silence interrupted only by the sounds of opening cabinets and beeping codes...right down to the urgent desire to get out.
Fruit Kitchens No.08: Kiwi Green - Only a select few are able to wear and pull off this distinctively queasy shade of green, and FunkyLand is one of those so sui generis. Keeping it funky as always, the hip vibe of this flat is only the icing on a puzzleliscious cake. Gather up all seven of the sweet fruit which shares its name with that very unique New Zealand bird. Some are hidden in plain sight while a few require more steps to obtain—then, with your magically new key, make your way out the door. All this doable in five minutes or less. Who could resist?
Find the Escape-Men 110: Martial Arts Dojo - Those who have played through No1Game's prolific series of escape-men titles won't find many surprises in this, the 110th search-for-ten-little-green-guys game. While still pleasantly resplendent in all EM's characteristic quirkiness and silly humor, it manages to be rather predictable all the same. Easily completed within a few short minutes, most the puzzles center on creative item use but there is a rather awkwardly inputted code to slow your progression out the door. It's not hard to envision the gamemakers hiding just around the corner, sharing a chuckle right along with you.
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