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I Can't Escape

rated 3.85 / 5 stars
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Jan 29, 2013 | 7:30 PM EST

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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: .

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: .



Rated 4 / 5 stars

Actually, yuki1406, there are doors you can't open without keys. ;)
As for the camouflaged holes, they were never random. They were most of the time in front of a door or a ladder, so the door or ladder would work as bait for the trap.

I noted as well the light decreasing and the character speeding up as he'd fall into deeper levels. Caused me a burst of panic near my game over. :D
Is the ghost capable of forcing you through the ground to the next deeper level ? It seemed so to me.

Quite a frightening game in the end, if you keep analysing all that is happening. ;)

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davidmaletz responds:

The funny thing about humans is that they have such a strong desire to figure out patterns that they will see patterns even when there are none. Are there patterns - or is it completely random? Your mind will never let stop asking that question. And yes, the ghost is capable of forcing you down a level!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

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.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

slendermaaaaan slendermaaaaan!!! Peraphs is he not a maaaan!!!!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

This game is SO awesome and I have some suggestions to make it possibly even better. I believe those eyes should alert ghosts or monster to your presence if you look directly at them making it more scary to look directly at them. Also I believe the music should get creepier the closer you get. But since it's randomly generated I'm not sure how that would work. If any of these things are already in place excuse me. I think it would be cool to actually see the keys you have as well. I have a bunch more ideas if you're at all interested. if you're fine with your game then I'm fine with it too! 4/5 stars!

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

I finished it, but I don't get it. I suppose you have to end up on the 2nd floor in order to get keys on the first and then the X teleports you to where the finish is, but the sequence is just odd.

Can't replicate the result without trial and error and the ending was not worth the 2+ hours spent trying to figure it out.

davidmaletz responds:

Yeah, the secret ending is very tough to get (even if you know the trick). Vannius suggested a great idea for how I could make escaping more logical, if still challenging. What the game's really about though is going deeper and seeing how deep and dark the cavern gets!