Old City Escape
Like so many other Pine Studio escape games, Old City Escape begins with you being thrown in the slammer, with only a slice of bread to keep you going, and what seems like the world's most ineffectual jailer. Just click on things to move around and interact, and remember that the fist in your inventory actually represents using force on things, while items you're carrying can (and often will!) be combined. In addition to a changing cursor, Old City Escape actually displays the text of things you can click on at the top of the screen, so pixel hunting is kept to a minimum. Old City Escape is one of those games whose puzzles are mostly logical, yet with solutions that aren't always your first instinctive reaction. Just because a door is locked, for instance, doesn't mean you necessarily need a key, so you may waste your time looking for something that doesn't exist when you already have the solution. It's on the short side, but does have a satisfying chunk of puzzles to work through, all presented in Pine Studio's clean and tidy graphics. Does freedom lie just over the horizon? Or will your escape attempts get sunk? And why does this place rely so much on birds for security?