When you first enter the Rose Temple, TomaTea's distinctive style of pastel artwork and harmonious design might lull you into a quiet state of serenity. The pinkest pink roses and cornflower blue sky might make you think you're in another world and a timeless season altogether. But after poking around a bit, you realize that it isn't a peaceful benevolence that has dropped you into this locked room, but a clever mind tinged with deviousness—if you ever want to escape this place, you'll have to match wits against the designer's tricky devices to collect five roses and retrieve the door's lever.
A glow-tip cursor aids your explorations as you point and click, seeking out objects to pick up as well as interactive areas. To use an item, just highlight its square, or click the tiny "i" in your inventory to examine it in detail. For the most part, every puzzle is soundly logical though made more challenging by multiple clues and less-than-blatant presentation. TomaTea eschews the familiar tile arrangement puzzle for a pipe connecting minigame that can be frustrating, but in a good way. Just as vexing, yet perhaps not as good, is an unassumingly ordinary area that just happens to be interactive. If you can't forgive the challenge of a pixel hunt, the enjoyment of solving a well-crafted puzzle should sooth sore feelings and soon lead the way to freedom, with a glimpse of beautiful roses for your reward.