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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/flashplayer/ .

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/watch?v=R8mw9azY9qk .

Reviews


MikehippopMikehippop

Rated 5 / 5 stars February 12, 2013

So many secret passageways....so little time..



teremakiteremaki

Rated 4 / 5 stars February 12, 2013

Creepy and interesting concept.
I played this for about 15 minutes, in a dark room with headphones and volume at max. But unfortunately, the game failed to give me what I expected.
I'm a huge fan of cheap jump scares and although this sets the mood for some, it doesn't actually deliver.
Other than that, it was pretty nostalgic - the maze screen saver revisited in a game format.
The sounds were pretty good and they got me covered in goosebumps as in Silent Hill.
The slow and painstaking movement and the lack of a clear direction to move in (or hints) made it unbearable to me.
Add a few jump scares and a faint notion of an exit, and you've got a great retro horror in your hands.
Huge scope for improvement. Best of luck and cheers !



kweckykwecky

Rated 4 / 5 stars February 12, 2013

I don`t think the keys work propperly, I saw a door with a ladder on the other side. (Untrapped and all)
But of course the door wouldn`t open. Then I went around the corner, and foud a key. I went to the dor with the ladder aigan, but it still didn`t open. Does the key work in another way than I think it does, or is it a bug? At least I think you can just run into the door when you got a key, then it will open.
Also, if you could add it somewhere so that we can see how many keys we got, that would have been great.
Overall, I love the game, I was actually planning making a similar game myself sooner or later with a slightly diffrent mechanic. This scared me A LOT the first time, then it was like scary and all, but something`s missing.


davidmaletz responds:

Hehe, it's no bug - some doors cannot be unlocked with keys, and some people think the keys don't do anything at all! The keys do something, but it might not be exactly what you'd expect!

No HUD necessary for this game, you're meant to be lost and confused. You can try to keep track of everything in your head, but that will likely only make you more lost and confused! The game is definitely scariest the first time, if you're starting to get used to the game, you should try to escape (see this post: http://www.indiedb.com/games/i-cant-escape/news/can-you-escape ).


CensetorCensetor

Rated 5 / 5 stars February 12, 2013

The game is amazing but a little bit scary because when you make it fullscreen you have the impression that something will pop up the music is creepy too the game is creepy
i think the maze is infinite that's a puzzle game
Anyways is almost imposible but is posible.
But Better not put screamers because i was in a room that haved 1 dooar and 4 normal walls and when i got there and i wanter to exit a ghost or something poped up i almost got a heart attack but anyways AMAZING!
The graphics is incredible!



iomeiomeiomeiomeiomeiome

Rated 4 / 5 stars February 10, 2013

great now go with a dungeon hack - eye of the beholder version

monster slashing and fireball trowing! IT'S ADVENTURE TIME!


davidmaletz responds:

Haha, I was definitely going for that retro-3D dungeon look - and they're both randomly generated too! I strongly recommend Lands of Lore as well, it's a great retro-3D RPG.