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You have fallen into a vast underground maze. Can you find your way out, or will you end up trapped in darkness forever?

We recommend playing in a dimly lit room with your speaker or headphone volume turned up. It's best to play I Can't Escape late at night, as it is an eerie exploration experience.

Troubleshooting: This game requires flash player 11+. If you don't have flash player 11, the game will tell you, and you should download it (for free) here: http://get.adobe.com/flas hplayer/ .

If you get the error "requires 3D hardware rendering," that means it's not running on your graphics card for some reason. Try right clicking the game, clicking settings, and make sure "enable hardware acceleration" is checked in the display tab, then refresh the page. If that doesn't work, try updating your graphics card driver or your flash player version.

If you're using windows 8, cheese123 mentioned to me that he couldn't get the game to run unless he ran chrome in windows 8 mode. If you're using windows 8 and having trouble, you can try that and see if it makes a difference. Thanks a lot to cheese123!

If you are still having trouble playing the game, feel free to send me a PM!

Want to know if it's possible to escape? You can check out this video: http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=R8mw9azY9qk .

Reviews


links5095links5095

Rated 3 / 5 stars February 13, 2013

The art was nice, but repetitive. The gameplay was fun to start with, but became tedious after a while of continuously doing the same things. I'm assuming the monsters on the lower levels were only there to try and scare people, because I would charge at them in an attempt to break their legs and nothing came of it. If you make another I would suggest setting the maze up in a way that you are required to go into the deeper 'scarier' parts in order to win. Also I'd suggest making monsters appear more frequently, and make them actually pose a threat in order to make them more scary. Also it'd be nice if the scenery changed more dramatically as you progressed, and with new scenery came new hidden passageways, traps, and monsters.

As a side note, I may have just been missing a mechanic which I should have figured out, but the keys don't seem very intuitive to me. I can never tell whether I used a key on a door or not, and some doors wont even open when I know I have a key.



VasarcdusVasarcdus

Rated 1 / 5 stars February 13, 2013

Interesting concept, cool graphics, but completely lacking in any sort of fun. Almost every time you find a ladder with no black spot under it and think you've made some progress, nope, you fall through the floor anyway. Terrible game mechanic. Makes the whole experience seem impossible and frustrating rather than rewarding and fun...


davidmaletz responds:

Seems like you're having trouble spotting the hidden pits! The game does like taunting you and pushing you down deeper - that's where the fun is!


SQUIDMONSTERSQUIDMONSTER

Rated 5 / 5 stars February 13, 2013

Really enjoyed the graphics you went for but what really set the mood for this game was definitely the music. As you fall deeper and deeper the music intensifies which really sets the feeling of hopelessness.


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Dangerzone15Dangerzone15

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars February 13, 2013

wow this was awesome the only thing that bothered me was the stiffness in the movement otherwise great job


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blunt005blunt005

Rated 4 / 5 stars February 13, 2013

First off, I loved the graphics. Reminded me of Doom. I quite liked the way the escape route was hidden (No spoilers here!) But I felt it was missing something, maybe a monster?


davidmaletz responds:

Did you escape on your first try? That's pretty incredible, but then you missed out on all of the lower levels! If you haven't done so yet, I recommend heading to the lower levels, you'll find things deeper in the dungeon that you may have missed!