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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 5 / 5 stars

Can you do medals? this game is too amazing to not have medals!

davidmaletz responds:

Haha, I was actually thinking about adding medals, but then I thought: if the medal achievement popped up while you were playing, wouldn't it ruin the atmosphere?


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

I lost on the first try, beat it on the second.

Here's all I know folks:

Always check the ground before you walk. Pitfalls and keys are easy to notice. Hidden pitfalls will have an inconspicuous gathering of plant matter that, if you look closely, is covering a hole. Most easily found ladders will have hidden pitfalls!

I won the game by picking up a key and walking into one of those walls that has a red gash on it. It teleported me right next to an untrapped ladder. Some of those walls make a locked door sound when you try to back into them. Trying this trick on other wall types may make you drop down a level.

Anyway, the game isn't terrifyingly scary, but it is unnervingly scary. The atmosphere and feeling of helplessness is spot on. Falling into the darker and more degraded parts of the dungeon, seeing stranger and scarier things, is an absolutely horrible experience (in a good way).

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

I am asked to slide the slider till the black box is barely visible, so I slide it all the way to the left and guess what? its still super visible.

davidmaletz responds:

Haha, you must have a very bright monitor, or very good eyes (or both). When I slide the slider all the way to the left, the game looks almost pitch black! Just play with the slider all the way to the left, perhaps reducing your screen brightness a little. You'll have a slight advantage as you'll be able to see everything better, but that's ok!


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

took me an hour but i got it!
now to test how far down i can go


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Good golly, this is such a chilling game! The graphics on it are awesome, and the music is absolutely stunning! Every time it changed, I at first thought it was cool, then boy was it foreboding!

Jeez did the wall eyes creep me out! Heheh, reminded me a bit of Soul Edge.