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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 2 / 5 stars

I wanted to be scared, I wanted to be. But, all you do is wander around. One time, i saw an eye staring at me from a wall, that was interesting, but that was the ONLY thing I saw while down there. Nothing worth running from, by the time I'd randomly fallen down into the 7th hole on the ground, I was done. There was nothing happening. What was the point? Can you at least tell me that? Was I missing something here?

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Rated 2 / 5 stars

I loved it so much I threw my laptop at the wall!


Rated 2 / 5 stars

The sound/music were very good but the playability needs work. No minimap?!? Also, the controls were rigid but maybe I'm just spoiled with all the freedom I get in other games I play.

You have the most important aspect - the atmosphere. You can't really learn that but you can learn the other stuff (ie the control stuff). Good luck with your next game!

davidmaletz responds:

In this game, you're supposed to get lost (that's part of it's atmosphere), so maps and navigation controls would actually be counter-productive to the game.


Rated 2 / 5 stars

The fact that sometimes you fall through the ground somewhat forbids any kind of game experience. There is no possibility of methodically exploring the labyrinth, thus making this a "walk around randomly while enjoying the atmosphere and the scenery kind of game". The problem is that there is no scenery and little atmosphere, due to the repetitiveness of everything and the harmlessness of monsters. All in all, I think it needs a lot more work.

Was this inspired by a Lands of Lore game? Felt like LoL2 in my opinion. Because of the music, perhaps.

Best of luck with your projects.


Rated 2 / 5 stars

interesting game, however the fact that u can only win when u are in the first level make it hard to keep goin if u fall often, when u go down its very frightening and very good part of the game but why would u go far down when your objective is on the first level, remember your objetive on the game is to escape,and the last part i spent more than one hour trying to finish the game thinking at least in the end all my efforts will not be in vain, sad end just go out end see a screen with end game , at least make a final joke like he fall in another hole. btw great environment .