For some people, it isn't the destination but the journey that matters. Everyone else just wishes for a teleporter already. Teleporter Escape, an escape game from Cool Escapers, has something for both these groups. You find yourself staring at a locked door, and your goal is to find out what the heck is behind it. It's the machine to the right of the door that's really interesting, though, since you can use it to teleport to other rooms, all of which hold clues to unlocking the main door. Click on items to collect, move, or toggle them. Once an item is in your inventory you can drag it to any area on your screen to find out if it can interact with whatever area you're dragging it to. If you've made a good match, you don't even have to release the mouse button. You can move through many rooms by clicking to the extreme left or right of the screen.
From the game's simple premise and graphics, it might seem like there's nothing special about Teleporter Escape, and to an extent this is true. You get a few dozen rooms, a red-handled screwdriver, some petty theft and vandalism, and finally an open door. It's the quality and complexity of the puzzles that makes Teleporter Escape shiny. This is one of those games where it helps to have some scrap paper and a pencil handy, as you'll be retracing your tracks quite often. There's quite an array of puzzles to solve, ranging from a number riddle to a tile-swapping puzzle to a crossword, and this can be either amazing or frustrating depending on your ability level and the quality of your mouse. The crossword puzzle in particular would be better with keyboard input. There's also no auto-save function, so it's a good idea to only start the game when you have time to spend. That said, Teleporter Escape is a set of linked challenges that's well worth your time if you like finding your way out of places.