It was a dark and stormy Wednesday in October, wind rattling the shutters and the dilapidated boards of the ersatz roof which offered no shelter inside the JIG offices from the elements threatening to ruin it all. Flicking the light switch repeatedly had no effect—dark loomed on all sides. In the corner, I could see the opening of Selfdefiant's scary dungeon, but knew already of the trap that lie there in wait. Tired from my travails through a minimalist maze of Hottategoya's making, I just wanted some candy. Sure, FunkyLand promised that once more, but my brain was in no shape for solving puzzles. Instead, I felt my way through the darkness until my hands touched on exactly what I needed: the smooth feel of a platinum blonde wig and the cool chiffon of a long, sparkling ice blue dress. Maybe I can't sing, but I can try looking the part. By the way, happy Trick-or-Treating, my ghoulies! Here's a handful of escape games to get you started...
Scary Dungeon Escape - Get into the Halloween vibe with this quick escape from Selfdefiant. While the cursor changes sometimes, it doesn't always, so be on the lookout for items that might prove useful to your escape as well as suspicious areas that could reveal clues. Being more cute than horrifying, though, your time in this dungeon won't last long if you can collect and make use your inventory while solving a few puzzles. The key to freedom: three gemstones placed just right. The payoff at the end should bring a smile, making for a fun preview of the weekend shenanigans.
Escape from the Similar Rooms 14 - Some folks might say this dungeonesque grouping of very like-looking rooms are the fixings for many a nightmare: you know the one where you're trying to escape from impending doom, but no matter how far you run, you can make no progress? It will take some keen eyesight and skillful navigation to find all the visual clues hidden within the fixtures of these rooms, but once you've made out what the clue is telling you, interpreting it into solutions should be the easy part. Typical of Hottategoya, with a minimalist design and a trio of puzzles: once again gather three gemstones, put them in place, and you're free to go!
Candy Rooms No.17: Purple Girly - Eeeek! Lipstick, flowers and candies?! And it's all, like, purplish and stuff. Talk about frights. But at least FunkyLand knows how to take a sunrise, sprinkle it with dew, cover it in chocolate... In the usual burst of whimsy we love about FunkyLand, No.17 in this sweet series won't disappoint but it's not much for surprises, either. Some of these tricks you've seen before, making the collection of five treats a quicker endeavor than usual. It's hard to complain, though. The only thing making it better would be the delivery of actual candy to my door. (Hint, hint.)
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