Weekday Escape N°25
Three free escape games. Three very different atmospheres. Take your pick: whimsical, thinky, or dark. Then settle in for five minutes to revel in the mood. Since those still might not be enough to get your fix, you can follow the "Like that? Try this!" links for continued mood indulgences.
Candy Rooms No.10: Lettuce Green Natural - Imagine a phone call that goes like this: "Yeah, FunkyLand? Let us have more candy but make it feel healthy, environmentally sensitive, something that Kermit would approve." And here you have it: refreshing visuals in everyone's favorite color and a lovely view out the window of a summery verdant backyard. It's both cleverly presented yet consistently simple; find the five candies and the door key is ceremoniously presented to you. If only... could just... reach... there! Out in a jiffy! Relaxing amusement more than cranial strain is the goal.
Maze of Similar Rooms - You already know from the title if you're going to love or hate this newest Hottategoya escape. Either mazes remind you of that awesome day at The Wooz with all your friends—or they leave you teeth-gritted and shaking, not at all relishing the rat-in-a-box scenario. Most the challenge here is poured into orientating yourself through a series of very alike rooms as you seek out clues and solve a couple puzzles on your way out. The polished aesthetics and quality production values help mitigate any disappointment of its brevity while its design and concept add an extra escapeyness to round out the experience.
Dark Alley Escape - If Hottategoya's maze got you thinking about scarier things, such as rounding a hedge and being startled by Jack Nicholson's frozen grin of madness, then this little horror adventure by Esklavos is right up your alley. It'll satisfy those who are in the mood for something darker than all the sweet candy goodness of FunkyLand, but it's going to disappoint true horror fans with its rather thin storyline. The atmospheric visuals are fun to poke around in although it tends to feel static overall. Once you get past some clunky navigation and controls, the puzzles—although rather abstruse—are enjoyable enough to please escape fans of all ilks.
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