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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: 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


ChronicRaptureChronicRapture

Rated 3 / 5 stars

What program did you use to make the game?


davidmaletz responds:

I used Flash Develop, it's all as3 and Stage3D. The code's a little messy since it was made in one month, but it's all available open source here: https://github.com/davidmaletz/CantEscape!


OppaisoftOppaisoft

Rated 3 / 5 stars

The game looks fun but game play needs to be refined.



links5095links5095

Rated 3 / 5 stars

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.



ReggieAleeiReggieAleei

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Creative, but not very entertaining. There's not really a way to 'win' in this game, and there's a lot of setbacks that are impossible to avoid, like holes that were never really there, 'illusions' of ladders nearby, but on the other side it showed the same thing mirrored. There really isn't any replay value to it, nor any reason to collect keys on the ground since they don't help with any doors, must've had about 20 keys but none fit the locked doors I passed on the way before. It certainly has some creative value as well as something of a fear-factor for inexperienced players, but it lacks in some much needed characteristics that make a game fun or entertaining.


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stfinkalleestfinkallee

Rated 3 / 5 stars

WELL! Guess I'm trapped in the darkness forever which is cool- me and the ghost are getting along just fine high-fiving each other and shit! Wish I brought a Ouija board to communicate with him!!

Honestly, I gave up and just found holes to fall into. I was wondering if some demon was gonna chase after me or something. And hey- I SWEAR I picked up like 50 keys that seem to open every gate I come across but when I get trapped behind those 4 gates all the sudden none of my keys work?? Better ending please! Go with my demon idea. OH WAIT! What if following the ghost (like I did) actually helped you out?? Oh man, and then you win the ghost's favor and he rewards you for not judging him by his scary appearance? And the eyes on the walls were the remains of his family- and like the place used to be a castle???? THAT GHOST'S CASTLE!! and you were there investigating it's rumored history legend and then you got lost (BECAUSE OF THE GHOST)!!!!!! and he was leading you to the real story of his family's death- IT'S A CURSE! PUT ON BY A GHOST-DEMON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TWISTER