A most auspicious Wednesday to you, dearest, prettiest, best-pony-est, best-smelling readers! It's time for another installment of Weekday Escape, and we have a batch of fine, fresh, and of course free escape games to tickle your fancy. Elle is off taking her annual amateur piggy-back sabbatical, or at least that's what she's doing as long as I'm the one writing this and nobody is around to stop me, so this week you're stuck with me again. And Neatescape. And Yomino Kagura. And no1game. So I hope one of you remembered to bring snacks and board games, because it's getting crowded in here.
Bonneville - If you think no1game is all about little green men, think again! Curiously silent apart from some jarring sound effects, this little locked room has a great view, a television set, and minimalist decor, but not much else... heck, there's not even a computer for you to check memes on Tumblr, though if you're like me, you've probably had your fill of social media these days anyway. Click around to explore and search everywhere, especially since there's no changing cursor so you never know where a clue or item might be hidden.
Yellow Walls Escape - How do you suppose these protagonists keep getting trapped in escape games anyway? Is it just like, "Hey buddy, come stand in this disconcertingly featureless room with cryptic paintings on the walls while I shut the door for a second because that isn't creepy at all"? This time, Yomino Kagura serves up some satisfyingly smart and straight-forward logic puzzling as you use your wits and your eyes (... well, obviously) to decipher clues to the many locks around the room. A changing cursor helps cut down on the pixel hunting, and in no time you'll be living the high life again. Or at least not trapped in a room with no toilet, which is definitely a step up.
Escape from the Japanese Style Hotel - Neatescape's latest may be a little clunky and unintuitive in places, but gosh if that soundtrack ain't pretty. Which is fitting, since as the title implies you're trapped in a very picturesque room with a nice big TV, a (understocked) minibar, and some well-tended bonsai... though curiously enough, no bed. Some players might find this frustratingly clicky, since click detection doesn't always seem to be spot on, but unless you want to be sleeping on bare tatami mats tonight, you'll get to hunting.