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I Can't Escape

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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 3.5 / 5 stars

Pretty good game. It's genuinely scary, the overall ambience is great. Truly you must understand the human mind.

I was a little disappointed with the trick you need to figure out in order to win. Some of it makes a certain amount of sense, in fact I came pretty close to winning all by myself. But the last thing makes no sense. Only thanks to the walk-through you linked before (
escape/news/can-you-escape), was I able to win.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Awesome game! reminds me of the old 3D windows screen saver... lol


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Definatly worth playing. Somewhat more scary stuff would make it even better for me. I don't want sick, disturbing stuff poppin' up on my screen that scares me so much I throw my laptop through the window and go sit in a foetus position for 2 weeks, but a little more in that direction would make it great.
One other thought: you give the option to play with the mouse but it makes gameplay so much sloppyer in comparison with playing with the arrow keys. I think it's better not giving that option at all.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

GODDAMN UNEXPECTED SPOOKEY!, NOONE CAN ESCAPE! EVER! BESIDES! I GOT THE WORLDS HELL BIGGEST CHOCK EVER WHEN I SAW A GHOST! You could have warned me atleast!, Jesus crist. Goddamnit i got scared... the sounds doe'sn make it any better xP


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

You can never escape! The map changes frequently, and the ladders leading outside on the first level feel like they are programed so you'll never be able to access them -- be it a hidden pit to a lower level, or guarded by gate will never open (I might just be running out of keys by the time I get to them; would be nice to have something that helps track them)!

davidmaletz responds:

You are correct, all ladders are blocked on the first floor. If you're going to escape, you're going to have to break through common sense and make a ladder that was once unreachable, reachable (and it's not going to be as easy as using a key)! Or you can go the easier path, and see how deep you can go!