One of the great challenges of a classic four-wall one-room escape game is to keep the puzzles fresh and interesting while working within such a confined format. Designers can rise to the challenge in a number of ways, from creating a themed room to inventing new types of puzzles. Or they could just do what Tomatea does with their latest room escape, Clueless, and simply cheat by folding seven rooms into one.
The first thing you might notice while navigating around Tomatea's usual beautifully decorated room is the presence of so many doors. Seven doors, in fact, and only one of them is the actual way out. Although navigation in the main room (or foyer, really) is the usual bars on the sides of the screen, which changes when you finally solve your way into one of the six "side" rooms. Each of these rooms is a simple face-on scene, no navigation necessary. Tomatea's usual gently glowing changing cursor indicates areas of interest and once again puzzles cannot be solved unless the clues to them have been discovered, preventing you from "cracking" a code by random chance. It's all done up with Tomatea's usual lovely visual style with soft colors to match the gentle background music.
Clueless provides an easygoing escape challenge that is sure to appeal to anyone who loves the genre. Logical, pretty, and challenging, here's a bonus escape for those who love solving their way out of locked rooms. Or, in this case, into six locked rooms and out of a seventh.