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May 7, 2014 | 1:59 PM EDT
  • Review Crew Pick May 14, 2014
  • Daily 2nd Place May 8, 2014

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Usain Bolt 25 Points Escape the room in less than a minute
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Author Comments

Are you ready for the first in the series of How I Escaped? Great! Then your first room will be the Waiting Room. Forget all the arbitrary room escape games you've been playing, you're dealing with the big dogs now. Point and click through your surroundings to find clues which will not only help you escape the room but discover the story as to why you are there too! If you manage to escape from this room, you'll be good as gold to escape from a room in real life.

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Now that the games been out for a while, here's the walkthrough (I made these ages ago).

Walkthrough:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=988J8O-OQU4
Medals:
http://flanderskiller.com/cheats/TheWaitingRoom
Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Jfg6ms68-8

Please check out trailer!

Reviews


YourGameSucksYourGameSucks

Rated 1 / 5 stars

This game was triumphantly good, so much so that I am willing to defend it against all of the HATERS that would say that this game is anything less than a masterpiece. Let me refute every single perceived point against it.

This game is NOT based on one weak puzzle that is basically busywork. It is totally reasonable to expect the player to get a lightbulb to put into a lamp, turn the lamp on, use glasses that you find out of a jacket to read a note that tells you a password that you need to put into a computer's login, get a receipt from a trashcan, enter the receipt into a vending machine that you have to unlock by using a key that you get out of a desk drawer, enter a code from a random notebook that you get from yet another desk drawer and get some pills, then use scissors to cut the pill packaging apart in order to use the packaging to fix the electrical circuit box and then open the door but not the door right in front of you. HATERS would say that logic like that above is emblematic of everything wrong with escape the room flash games, but Aprime knows better and knows that logic like that is instead emblematic of great adventure game design.

This game is NOT easy. It is challenging. People said that this game was hard, okay? It's harder than Dark Souls at least. This game has an innate difficulty that is obvious to your average Newgrounds user. Haters may say that the average Newgrounds users aren't exactly the greatest gamers and would in fact say that they are generally rather poor problem solvers, but that's just high horse, elitist talk.

This game won ACCOLADES, okay? Accolades on Newgrounds such as Daily 2nd place and a reviewer's choice. Now, I know what you haters are saying through tears and gritted teeth, "Any game can win accolades on Newgrounds, there is notoriously low quality control here." Well I say that Newgrounds has extremely high standards of reviewing and is in fact one of the hardest places to get high marks on the Internet. Newgrounds has never just given 5 ratings to literally any game, so banish those thoughts from your mind.

oveRall this game is ExcellenT, So yoU People who this UndeRlying threAd of logic rEfer to need to relax.


Aprime responds:

Great! Well written! Shame about the 1/5 though ;)


AsphyxusAsphyxus

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Interesting game! Superb work for a project, really enjoyed the escape process, and I for one like to open ended nature and ambiguous feel of the game. My only complaint would be the slight annoyances the unseen movement buttons caused, being able to use my arrow keys would have made for a much smoother play through. Kudos to you for a fun little game.


Aprime responds:

Arrow keys! I think that's the first suggestion for that. Good idea!
Yep, the autohide inventory is a little annoying :P

Thanks for the review!


SirPuddingtonSirPuddington

Rated 4 / 5 stars

It's a fun, entertaining game. Pretty short.


Aprime responds:

Great thanks! :D


LoticaLotica

Rated 2 / 5 stars

A point and click escape game that is meant to be more of a competitive sort of game, what with the achievements and so on. It's not really that great to be honest. It offers little replayability and the developer takes criticism not lightly. The only good thing I can say is that it didn't really do much that was straight up bad. It was just bland.


Aprime responds:

Funnily enough, I can't argue with this. Not because I think it's true, but it's all opinion.
If you'd had said things like "this was too easy for a room escape game" then I can counter it by saying that others found it harder.

This bland piece of work was for Uni and it got me a first ;) and the front page of NG :)


NikitaDevelopsNikitaDevelops

Rated 4 / 5 stars

How do you complete it in 5 seconds? o_O


Aprime responds:

You can't... :(