Weekday Escape N°123
Doing what I do here, I periodically get invitations from friends to try out those real-life escape game scenarios, but sadly, it's not something I'll ever go for... both because my tendency to get shrill and demanding under pressure would mean ending a friendship as soon as someone fumbled solving a puzzle, and because "Hey, come and play this totally legitimate game where I lock you in a room full of elaborate puzzles," sounds exactly like something a friend would say to enact some sort of bloody Jigsaw-style revenge, and I can't pretend I probably don't have it coming. So let's enjoy these games instead! This week! Amajeto wants you to celebrate the changing seasons without the hayfever. Detarame Factory has one weird but cute wedding for you to attend. And MayMay thinks a little menial labour is in order.
Spring Room Escape - Amajeto tends to be criticized by players for following a little too closely to TomaTea's school of design, but despite some rough edges, this is still a perfectly pleasant little spring-themed game... plus, it's made with HTML5, so you snotty mobile elite who are too good to grub around with us disheveled browser folk can still play along on your phone or tablet, too! Besides, who doesn't want to appreciate the majesty of spring (or at least a lot of pink and green) without all that hayfever?
Mis.Dramatic - I confess to not being entirely clear what's going on here, Detarame Factory. There's a sad bride. A well-dressed crocodile. An imprisoned mouse. And it appears to be raining outside. But then again, if a Detarame Factory game didn't make you go "Hmmm," "Awwww," and "Bwuh?" at the same time, something would probably be wrong. There's no changing cursor here to help you out, but a keen eye and a sweet treat or two should help you see your way to freedom.
Shoe Polished - Let's be honest... there are two types of people in this world. Those who take care of their shoes, and those who tramp through puddles without a second glance and take their footwear off by flinging them at the wall when they get home. It looks like the shoes in MayMay's game are soundly in the second camp, so you'll need to buckle down and buff them up if you want to find the way out... plus solve a bunch of puzzle locks, of course!
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