This game is rated PEGI 3
Our review includes potentially triggering words:
Horror and Nudity.
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Posted: 3 months ago.
The whole game is set in a mysterious room filled with unusual and seemly random objects. Your goal is to escape, although the way out is unclear. As you explore by clicking and interacting with objects, you uncover pieces of the mystery.
It becomes apparent that the room is a place of judgement for your past actions, and your choices will now determine your fate. To progress you interact, move and manipulate objects to uncover clues or place them in your inventory to be used elsewhere. Puzzles include moving the hands on an old clock, rearranging letters spoken out of a telephone, and finding and lighting candles. You continually need to adapt concepts used in earlier parts of the game as clues as to what to do later on. It's not easy and you need considerable outside-the-box and experimental thinking to succeed.
It's a unique game that contains a complex and abstract mystery. Although part of the Rusty Lake universe, with hints and nods to that wider story, it tells a largely standalone story, and provides a novel puzzle experience.
You can play this game in the following styles:
Rated 12+ on the Apple App Store for Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes, Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence and Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence.
13+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The subject matter has some dark undertones, and in addition, the difficulty of the puzzles makes it a challenge more suited to older teens.
This game is free to play. Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. On the Android and iOS versions, you can pay to remove ads. On the PC and Mac versions, there are no ads in the first pace so there isn't the option to remove them.
The game is very difficult, and will often require extreme thought and patience to overcome challenges. You can use hints in the game when you get stuck, and the developers have a full tutorial posted to their YouTube channel.
All in-game events are triggered by your actions and there is never any need to react quickly to things happening in the game.
As some clues are only shown (or implied) through visual or audio cues, sound and visuals are required to beat the game. Some visual clues are very subtle or faint, and/or use colour, which is important to note for colourblind players. In addition, some of the audio cues require attentive listening.
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