One Room Escape

Published by ToiGames. I played this on android.

The Short: Turns out that “standard issue” and “snooze fest” are flip sides of the same coin.

Recommended if you like sensible living room design

Description: One Room Escape is fine. I’m being rude by implying that this game is boring because there’s really nothing wrong with it. And yet, I struggled to find anything noteworthy to write about here. One Room Escape has good puzzle difficulty. Explore a bookcase, a desk, and some hilariously bland decorative objects to find your keys and codes. This game is somewhat challenging so it gets point for that. From a design standpoint, this is a pretty well-rendered version of your one successful friend’s super nice living room. It’s a straight up regular, vacation escape game.

Difficulty Level: Easy – Medium
Difficulty Elements: low cascade| tricky ending | readily-apparent puzzle arrays | no Absurdity | typical solves

Escape a Parisian Hotel

Published by FUNKYLAND. I played this on android.

The Short: Fun. Cute. Relaxing.

Recommended if you like frilly bedspreads, tremendous armoires, imaginary room service

Description: Escape a Parisian Hotel is a quintessential vacation escape game. You’re in fancy hotel room space and you must escape in order to get to your fancy dinner reservation. I liked this game even though it’s really nothing special. Also, I kinda liked the music.

Difficulty Level: Easy
Difficulty Elements:  low cascade |readily-apparent puzzle arrays | straightforward interfaces | no Absurdity | typical solves

MJ Room

Published by 58works. I played this on android.

The Short: Short and sweet.

Recommended if you like loft space, go-go boots, the single life.

Description: Who is MJ? Glittery knee-high boots, unicorns, a guitar, and a very full calendar, am I to believe that I am escaping a room in Michael Jackson’s house? Unclear. What is clear is that MJ Room is a good escape game. Good puzzles in an efficiently rendered space. This game is on the quicker side of things. I would call it Neat Escape‘s better-looking cousin. Full marks, nothing fancy.

Difficulty:  Medium
Difficulty Elementsok cascade | readily apparent & invisible puzzle arrays | straightforward interfaces | no Absurdity | typical solves

World Escape

Published by Mobest Media. I played this on android.

The Short: Standard issue escape game in various, impeccable, lounging areas.

Recommended if you like Pier 1 Imports, green tea, Agatha Christie books

Description:
I played this one a long time ago but I remember liking it. You play through numerous themed rooms. There are no puzzle relationships from room to room. This is what I would call a classic “vacation” escape game. Do puzzles in rooms that look and feel expensive and are definitely cleaner than your own house. The trailer is hilariously self-serious.

Difficulty:  Easy
Difficulty Elementsreadily-apparent puzzle arrays | low cascade | no Absurdity | typical solves