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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


DepravedDepraved

Rated 4 / 5 stars February 2, 2013

Pretty creepy atmosphere, definitely gave me the chills. I think the name says it all though, I collected keys, and managed to find my way back to the locked door with a ladder and still couldn't open it. Exploring the depths of this maze sounds like the biggest appeal overall among the others so I will try that next.



mrx2010mrx2010

Rated 4 / 5 stars February 2, 2013

A fascinating game. But after a lot of trials I almost believe that there is no escape. A few observations that might help others:

1) A restart seems to generate a new maze (different arrangement of the rooms).

2) I have disovered FOUR ways of falling down:

- through black holes (clearly visible),
- through holes covered with greens (barely visible, but still visible)
- while attempting to open certain closed doors (no holes visible)
- standing too long at the same spot (90 % sure)

The problem is that one can avoid both types of holes (and perhaps also standing still too long), but eventually one will fall down without warning when trying to open certain doors.

I would like to know whether there is a solution or not. ;)


davidmaletz responds:

You are fairly observant! I'm not going to give away whether there is a solution or not, but I will confirm for you that you are correct that there are four ways of falling down. The fourth way of falling down you mentioned is half right - staying in the same spot increases the chances of an event happening, but it is not the cause. You are also right that the trap doors are the only way to fall that you cannot avoid, and that there is procedural level generation going on here. I'm glad you enjoyed the game, and it's interesting seeing people figure out the mysteries of the game, although there are still several left!


armyguy1216armyguy1216

Rated 0.5 / 5 stars February 2, 2013

my flash player is not high anofe but i hope when i get it the game will be COOL armyguy1216



miezebiezemiezebieze

Rated 1.5 / 5 stars February 1, 2013

I like the graphics alot, but it's lagging way too much for enjoyment (or creeping-me- out-ment) in my webkit based browser. In Firefox the game is not moving at all.
It seems to only run in full screen, which is a very bad choice. Also for dark games newgrounds has the 'dim lights' option, so there's no a real need for the full screen.


davidmaletz responds:

This is most likely caused because the game is running in software mode, and it needs to run on the graphics card to render realtime. The game now detects if you are running in software mode and gives you an error if you are. If you are running in software mode, try updating your flash player or graphics driver - that will *usually* solve the problem!

As for fullscreen, I feel strongly that it should be played in fullscreen. If you really prefer not to, however, you can hit escape to exit fullscreen mode. Clicking anywhere on the game will return to fullscreen mode, so you'll have to use the keyboard.


BlakDoveBlakDove

Rated 4 / 5 stars February 1, 2013

Very nice. LOVE the atmosphere and the graphics aren't half bad. Maintains a good creepy atmosphere and gave me several jumpscares. Really immersive. However, I'm almost positive that the game can't be won because I figured that the only way out is at the beginning where you spawn, in front of the locked door with the ladder on the other side. I actually got a key and went back to the spawn point to unlock the door but it wouldn't open, so I don't think that door is actually supposed to open and you just can't get out. Also sometimes I fall through the ground even though I KNOW there wasn't a hole there that I could see (the round black spots on the ground). Might just be the game trolling me, I dunno. Either way, good game!