More Flash fun coming from Japan this time, Viridian Room is a place from which you wish to escape, but have you the soul to withstand the challenge? Muha-ha-ha-ha-ha!
It's another point-and-click puzzle, and very reminiscent of Myst. Nicely done with eerie sound effects. The game was created by Toshimitsu Takagi and appears as a shareware game on the Fasco-cs.com site.
The introduction to the Viridian Room game makes reference to a previous and similar puzzle, Crimson Room. In fact, as a note of trivia, if you look through the keyhole of the door in the Viridian Room you will actually be looking into the Crimson Room. If you like games like this, you may want to try to escape from this room as well, though Viridian Room is the better of the two.
With thanks to Robert for the link. =)
Update: If either game appears in Japanese when clicking on the image above, simply close the window and click the image again to play the game in English.
If you liked these games, be sure to check out Takagi-san's latest escape game: White Chamber
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Viridian Room Walkthrough
Put the light on...
Click to the right...there's a fridge...open it...click on the shelf...below the meat is a 'small ecard'...you can leave the beer can in the fridge for the moment (the beer needs to stay cold).
Next to the fridge is a 'trash can'..there's a white sheet with black hair in it. Click on the new found 'white sheet' in the inventory on the right...(for some reason this is necessary to find the lighter).
Go back and click the trashcan again...it will go up and you'll find a lighter.
Go to the left by clicking and click on the green shoes in the red cabinet...the will go up and you'll find another e-card.
Now click a little lower (bottom of the cabinet) and you'll find a Photo frame (click on the frame to get it).
Go to the left by clicking and click on the brown thingies on the ground in the corner...they will go up and you'll find another ecard.
In the middle is a red carpet...Click on the red carpet...it will move to reveal a skeleton..zoom in by clicking...the skeleton holds a blue medicine can in the middle.
Click on the left hand of the skeleton...it holds a key.
Click on the red blanket and you'll get it.
Now go up and go to the grey cabinet...open the cabinetdoors and you'll see a yellow book. Click on the book and you'll find 2 photos.
Go up one shelf to the red diary...use the key you've just found on the skeleton to open the diary. Read the diary and note the birthday. Keep clicking the next page until you are at the last page...you'll find a CD (click on the CD to get it).
Zoom out by clicking...click on the top drawer of the grey cabinet...the view will zoom in...next click a little to the right and you'll find a bundle of incense sticks.
Now do the same on the left side and you'll find another ecard.
Now go back and turn around by clicking...on top of the wall is another ecard (it's on the wall right of the fridge, not the fridge wall).
Now turn around again, make sure you're standing in front of the door to the previous Crimson room (the one with the keyhole)...take a look at the wall....there's another ecard.
Now click on the lamp (you're still standing in front of the door which leads to the previous Crimson room -- the one with the keyhole)...click on the lamp...there's a small ecard on the lamp itself.
At this point you should have collected all items.
Now click on the CD case in the inventory. Next click on the CD and put it in the CD case (just click on the CD and then click on the CD case...it should go in).
Now click on the white sheet with hair (you're still in the inventory)...click on the lighter to burn the hair....keep on clicking and some 'dice' will appear at the sheet. This is the code to use the ecards (explanation follows below).
Now click on the red blanket in the inventory, then click on the lighter, next click on the blanket to tear it apart, you'll find a green paper. Click on the green papet to get it.
Now click on the green paper in the inventory.
Now you've to put the ecards in the right place...if you click on the medicine bottle in the inventory, first you'll find some pills, keep on clicking and you'll see a sheet pop up with some Chinese characters on it
The sheet is in the same 'form' as the 'hair' one
The numbers on the 'dice' are corresponding to the characters on the sheet in the medicine bottle.
Now put the character (ecard in the inventory) which corresponds with the character on the white sheet on its place on the green sheet...(apparently the number on the green card are random).
Do this for all six of the ecards, first put the right character (ecard) on number 1, then the second on number 2, etc... until number 6. When you complete the dice any other way it won't work, though the look of the dice is the same. If you have completed that, you'll get the 'soul' box.
You can also put one of the photos in the photoframe, but I don't think this is necessary to complete the game.
Now you're done in the inventory...
Go back to the skeleton and click on its feet
A number lock comes up
The code changes depending on the date that you play the game, and is the birthday referenced in the diary. It's equal to 4 days before today's date (in MMDD format -- eg. 0425 for April 25th).
Go back to the fridge and grab your well deserved can of cold beer...(make sure the beer is cold!! otherwise it won't work...you can check if it's cold enough by clicking on 'about item' of the beer can in the inventory)
Now go the grey cabinet and put the CD case, the bundle of sticks, and the beer can in it...click on the lighter, next click on the bundle off sticks on one will start burning...now click on the red thing next to the golden bell....a soul will be released.
If it doesn't work:
- make sure the beer is cold!! otherwise it won't work...you can check if it's cold enough by clicking on 'about item' of the beer can in the inventory.
- remove the photo frame if is says there may be some unnecessary items.
And you'll escape from the Viridian Room
Posted by: beto | October 25, 2006 7:18 AM
Crimson Room Walkthrough
2 rings: 1 falls from the curtain (keep opening and closing it), 1 ring is on the bowl next to the stereo
2 keys (gold and silver): 1 key is on the window, 1 under the pillow
CD Case: In the drawer, you don't need it
Note: In the drawer, you don't need it, except it points to a webpage that's supposed to hint a secret code for later on.
Power-Chord: Use the keys to open the drawer
Mystery Box: Use the other key to open the drawer
Ordinary Key: Plug the power chord into CD player and open the cd slot, there is another key
Metal Rod: Lift the pillow and on the bed, there is a metal rod
Battery: On the far side of the bed
Cassete: Below the desk which supports the CD player
Fit the rings & metal rod on the mystery box.
Open mystery box, fit in cassette player and battery, play the movie
The dancing man points to a spot on the screen. Mouse click that point. [Wait till the movie stops playing before you click!]
Open the rectangular slot. The code is 1994, use the key open the safe
You get a screw driver in the safe
Use the screw driver to crack the door and go out.
Posted by: beto | November 9, 2006 9:48 AM