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Tsure Game 7 EscapeYou wake up in an unknown room, a room without windows, locked door and blocked exit. Are you a prisoner? A special guest? Or both?

In the new Tsure game you find yourself locked in a building lost somewhere in endless desert, and getting out of the room is only a beginning. Soon you find, that escape on foot is not possible, the end of the desert is a hopeless cliff. But there are some puzzles around, so start collect clues and items, and at the end you find your way! And meet your friend, the penguin (this part is not very clear to me but there is definitely a friendly penguin at the end)!

A map of the strange place in bottom right corner teleports you to the spot which you click (only if it´s discovered already). The game is fair, the clues are clear and sometimes you even get a small hint. The cursor is not changing, but you don´t need it. Developers really though about us, players, and made the playing comfortable and fluent. Near the end you must make a choice. In case you are wrong, game returns you to the moment before action and you just simply play in another way. Design is polished and clean, and the sounds of opened boxes and locks satisfying.

Have a good time with another great escape game!

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SelectoriumHave you ever wanted to dash through midair, flip gravity, or deploy a portable bubble shield around you? If so, equal parts platformer and puzzle game Selectorium might float your boat. In this game by Stuffedwombat, begin each level by surveying the obstacles in your wake on the way to a white portal somewhere on the screen. Choose three abilities (order counts!) to help accomplish your task, then use the arrow keys to navigate around the screen and the space bar to consume each power-up. If you run out of power-ups and find yourself stuck with no way to complete the level, you may hit space bar a fourth time to terminate the level and try again. You may then repeat with your same selected sequence of abilities or select new ones.

Some levels in Selectorium demand precision timing even with a certain set of chosen abilities. It can garner some level of aggravation as you try to deconstruct the intended solution. Then again, at least the respawn time is fast, so as you slam into a set of spikes for the umpteenth time, you can rest assured your death will be quick, even if not painless.

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BirdsongOnly by completing the seven trials will you earn your wings in Daniel Linssen's Birdsong. You are a young bird leaving the nest for the first time. As you leave, the world seems to stretch out before you, so that it's all in view but just out of your reach.

You can move your character with [A] and [D] or the arrow keys, and jump with either [W], the [Up] key or [Spacebar]. Pressing [Enter] at certain pedestals builds a nest, which functions as a save point, and [R] resets you to your last save point. The entire game is one large area which you'll explore in order to collect twigs to build nests with, find medallions to bring you closer to your wings, and activate pedestals to grant you abilities like higher jumps or wall-jumping. Certain parts of the world won't be accessible until you gain certain abilities, and you'll spend the game exploring until every part of the world is within reach.

With its simple but evocative pixel-art style, Birdsong creates a moody and mysterious world, whose puzzles are both satisfying and fiendishly difficult. Don't be surprised if you find yourself plunging to your death more than a few times, it's all part of the journey.

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Please Say HiYou wake up, get dressed, shower, down your morning cup of coffee in two scalding gulps, and button on your coat. With that, you are off to catch the bus to work at your monotonous job. You arrive and sit at your desk, hammering away at your keyboard in hour after hour of forced solitude. It is nearly the end of the year, and you can't help but think to yourself that there must be more to life than this.

Arrow keys (and occasionally [Enter]) are used to interact with Vonka's game that often plays more like a visual novel. If you've ever had the feeling that the minimal freedom and life choices (or should we say, lack thereof) you have in your real life simply feel insignificant, Please Say Hi encapsulates the feeling perfectly. But sometimes when you are about to give up, it throws you a lifeline in the most unexpected place...so give it a try, and Please Say Hi!

Note: There is a "bonus" scene after the credits!

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The Ritual - Part 2Suffice it to say that your first attempt to help Joe and Gideon boost their exam scores yielded no A's...at least outside of an "A" for effort, perhaps. But who cares, right? You aren't about to give up after one demonic ritual goes hellishly wrong, are you? You've got to once again collect three ingredients to summon the most hideous creature on the planet, who will surely be able to scare away Ms. Rage. But with one recurring character in particular, the devil's in the details as to how to get him to cooperate with your needs.

As usual, there are quite a few puzzles and interactions to be solved, using the mouse to point and click, collect items, and use items on one another. Procuring an expensive chocolate cake and a missing Latvian flag will be only some of your tasks in this colorful and upbeat game. Check it out and see if you might just pass your test after all!

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Weekday EscapeOkay. Deep breaths. You've made it halfway through the week. You survived another April Fool's Day without anyone covering your toilet bowl in cling wrap or filling your office with Styrofoam packing peanuts. It's a solid week so far - let's continue the magic with some quality escaping!

As luck would have it, we start out already free! But Vitamin Hana wants us to help someone else escape instead. After that piece of hard work, we take a break in a gorgeous ryokan designed by Funkyland. And once we're out of that mess, Primera... well, Primera wants you to do some laundry.


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Forager

SatoriWhat's this? HopFrog's brought us this shiny and colorful exploration game with resource management and crafting elements! Thrown together in just a couple of weeks for the GMS2Jam, Forager has all the animation and sound effects you'd want to make for a thoroughly enjoyable gaming experience, and it's even procedurally-generated for maximum replayability. Explore the landscape, find resources, build facilities and learn to build new things! There are trees to harvest, stone and minerals to mine, treasure chests to find which give not just cash but your choice between permanent upgrades, and fish and herbs for replenishing your energy. Then build discharge stations to help you mine automatically! We thought more people deserved to hear about Forager, and we'd love to see what it could become with even more development!


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RulloWhile making my way through the net, looking for flash games to play, I've found this little gem. The game Rullo by Elihu Gideon and developed by Crescentyr, is one of those games that follow the concept of simple rules, but challenging game.

Note: this game has been reviewed in August. One week ago, the developer and Akkad published an iOS and android version of the game with more features.


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Cube Escape - The CaveIt's the winter of 1972. In Rusty Lake's latest instalment of the disturbing Cube Escape series, the protagonist rows across the lake to a strange cave full of weird and wonderful goodies, including a dog (how long has it been in there?) and an unfortunate diver who needs your help.

Fans of the series will recognise Rusty Lake's signature surrealist style and weird creepiness in this latest game. After entering the cave, use the mouse to explore your surroundings and collect items to help you escape. The puzzles are a mix of utilising items and mini-game style puzzles, which keeps things interesting. There are a few gruesome moments, so be prepared for that if you are a little squeamish.


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Call Me Young KaleidoWelcome to the trichromatic puzzle world of Theihe's Color Me Young Kaleido. You will discover steps, portals, and any number of traps out to get you. Your main ability is changing the color of the backdrop, causing elements good and bad to fade into the background. Your objective is to navigate to the box-like element and complete each level, progressing to the next. The game uses standard platform mechanics, with [WASD] or arrow keys to move around. Number keys (1, 2, 3) change the background color but be careful not to morph straight into a hazard! In some of the later levels, it is possible to irreparably mess up, which is where a quick reset [R] comes in handy.

Weekday EscapeHi! Quality time ahead! The Weekday Escape is here for all puzzles and riddles lovers! Just sit back and loosen up yourself, there are three adventures of the mind for you!

Common theme for this week is poultry. Really. You are not escaping a poultry farm, but some domestic fowl is involved in each game. In the first one from daba you are a huge and apparently very clever rooster. In Yonashi´s game you find a rooster´s figurine in the laboratory during the escaping process. And in beautiful Kamotokamotokamo´s game you have to fulfill some tasks for two cute duckies.

Have a good time and enjoy!


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Forgotten Hill: SurgeryBOO! Did I scare you? No? Well not to worry, FMStudio is here with a new chapter of their Forgotten Hill saga that will fill you with proper terror. But before we go further, you might want to get in the mood by playing the first two games in this haunting series: Forgotten Hill: Fall where you had the brilliant idea to invite yourself into a house with the lights turned off and its continuation, Forgotten Hill: Puppeteer.


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Night in the WoodsIt's a familiar story for many of us old enough to have lived it. Mae Borowski, 20 years old and newly a college dropout, returns to her hometown of the formerly prosperous mining town of Possum Springs in Western Pennsylvania, only to find that the train station is closed and her parents have forgotten to come pick her up.


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The Ritual - Part 1Have you ever had the experience of an impending feeling of dread after taking an exam? That lead weight in your stomach telling you that you probably flunked? One course of action might be to study better for the next exam. But if you're Gideon, you have a friend Joe with a far more radical solution: summon a demon to do your bidding and make your teacher, Ms. Rage, give you an A+++ on your exams!

Carmel Games delivers their usual mix of colorful graphics, wit, and puzzles in The Ritual - Part 1. You'll need to think outside the box, pillow, whatever, to track down the three needed ingredients and summon the demon. And if this just isn't enough for you, well, stay tuned - rumor has it there is a part 2 along the way!

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Eatvolve

SatoriIf being a cuddly adorable creature just isn't enough for you, how about being several? Aladar presents Eatvolve, an indie action game about augmenting yourself with the biological characteristics of the creatures around you — and which may or may not be intended as a depiction of how we become like the people we socialize with. Thwomp the creatures around you and you'll get a particule effect which imbues you with their particular form and abilities: nab that butterfly to gain some colorful wings, or that beetle for some nifty chitinous headgear that can help you get through stone. As you take on the qualities of the local fauna your form gradually shifts, and it's done on such an authentic piecemeal basis that the transitions are smooth and seem viable, and pretty cute too! We've included a few examples of what you can become in the main graphic for this review; they don't all appear in Eatvolve at once, but you can also come up with plenty of other possibilities through trial and error. This game is available in Pay What You Want format, including free. If you enjoy the game, show your support for the developer who made it by paying what you think is fair!

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