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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


miezebiezemiezebieze

Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

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.


yuki1406yuki1406

Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

If the point was just being scary, I guess this is acceptable, but as a game I found it disappointing.

First of all, it seems like a luck-based game. The keys seemed to play absolutely no role in the game and I couldn't find any clues of what (not) to do. I seriously hope it's just me being dumb and not able to identify a pattern.

I also should say I understand the need for camouflaged holes, but sometimes they seemed so random they transformed a game that should be about keeping calm and being able to figure a way out into a game for feeling annoyed.

At last, the youtube video in the game description is not the least helpful. It doesn't explain how keys work neither gives us a hint of how many floors are there.

And what the hell is happening to newgrounds? The review sections are clustered with garbage.



ScherazadeScherazade

Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

Why do I have to play it on fullscreen? Is the an option to play it like every other game?



bigjon7188bigjon7188

Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

Sorry your game has to many invisible holes
(and i know to look out for the patch of grass covered holes and ghosts)


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GreenDragon42GreenDragon42

Rated 1 / 5 stars

interesting concept, but there was no navigation system, which means you can get lost easily, which would be fine since you're going for a creepy atmosphere, but it really wasnt that creepy, unnerving or scary. just kinda boring. I thought the two enemies were not scary or creepy, even the black thing that rises up near the bottom of the game is just kinda boring. tried it again knowing about the hidden pitfalls, and i ended up walking into them anyway because i was too bored to pay attention.