Pixel Rooms is a room escape game born from the combined talents of Urara-Works and Skipmore. You might recognize those names from the utterly amazing mobile RPG Fairune released not too long ago. Pixel Rooms goes several steps beyond the usual mobile escape setup, treating you to puzzles and stages that bend the rules in creative new ways. It's more than just doors that need unlocking, it's like a series of mini-puzzles from Hapland or Grow!
Pixel Rooms stars Mr. Pixel, a mysterious pixel person whose sole purpose is to head towards open doors. Your job is to make sure he can actually reach those doors. Sometimes it's a simple matter of unlocking the exit. Sometimes it's a little dark and Mr. Pixel needs a light. Maybe there's a small lake to cross, or the door is high atop some boxes, or a slot machine stands in the way. By tapping, dragging and otherwise manipulating each scene, you can make it so Mr. Pixel can reach the goal.
Pixel Rooms is a simple take on the escape game genre, but it's done with a charming style with puzzles that are much less stuffy than most games on the market (we're looking at you, almost every game with "100" in the name). The only downsides to Pixel Rooms are side effects of it being free: there are ads, it's a bit short, and there are social features placed prominently on the screen. No biggie, really. It's a very small prices to pay for a few dozen creative levels of puzzle solving and room escaping. And once you're done, it's speedrun time!
NOTE: This game was played and reviewed on the iPad 3. Game was available in the North American market at the time of publication, but may not be available in other territories. Please see individual app market pages for purchasing info.