Three Cats in Halloween
It's Halloween, and everyone's out trick-or-treating, including Japanese developer Choko-Chai's trademark three cats. When they visit the wrong house and end up locked inside, though (you'd think they'd have learned something from the passenger ship incident), it's time once again for them to escape. Hence, a moody Halloween escaper by the name of Three Cats in Halloween.
Navigation is mouse-only, as per usual: click on things to zoom in on or interact with them, and on the little white arrows to look around. Click inventory items to highlight them, then on the environment to use them, or on "About" to examine them up close. Some problems can only be solved with the special abilities of the three cats, so click the cat in the lower left to call them onto the screen if applicable, then pick the relevant cat and the trouble area. The "Save" button is self-explanatory (and useful if you're going for both of two endings).
Choko-Chai's games have a charm all their own; the puzzles are neither too challenging nor too easy, there's a changing cursor right where it counts, the cats' animated antics are hard to tire of, and the one time there's a puzzle that requires knowledge of something Japanese, the creator provides a Wikipedia link. The 3-D rendered environment makes an odd contrast with the flat-colored cats, considering that CC usually keeps the two separate, but that's easy to overlook.
If you're looking for an easy yet challenging escape game to lure you into the Halloween season, well, this is it. Trick or treat!