Reviews for "I Can't Escape"

about time i find a decent maze runner game!! thank you! love the dissonantly tenebrous feel.

What program did you use to make the game?

davidmaletz responds:

I used Flash Develop, it's all as3 and Stage3D. The code's a little messy since it was made in one month, but it's all available open source here: https://github.com/davidmaletz/CantEscape!

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

Ok, sneaky guys. The damn maze changes. Makes it a LITTLE hard to solve the thing. Props on the graphics and atmosphere, but if you're gonna make a puzzle, give it a solution.

Well, it's hard to judge, I have mixed feelings about this.
First, what I liked: atmosphere. Visuals, sounds, old-school mechanics and overall creepy mood of the game - it all worked well. You said it was your aim to create specific atmosphere, and you hit it perfectly.
Now, what I disliked about this game: I don't see any viable way for player to resolve this puzzle. There is no path leading to victory inside of the game, and though solution exists, it appears absurd for me. It may be achieved either by accident or by trying just everything to bruteforce it. Or it may come from outside of the game, which isn't what games should rely on and it still doesn't bring more sense to it. This kind of situations is not what I appreciate in games.
In summary, I can't say I'm satisfied with this as a game. But when thinking about this not as a game, but rather as an interactive form of art, it looks well and really has some value. So overall experience was positive.