Knowing how to escape from a room, whether it’s a prison or a prison of your own inebriation, is a very important skill to have in your arsenal. Seeing that I’m halfway through an international romp characterized by inappropriate levels of binge drinking, I decided I should probably practice this skill just in case I found myself stuck in a closet or overturned porta-potty during my time at Oktoberfest.
Samsara Room turned out to be the short little room escape game that I needed, though it may have been a bit more abstract in design than what I’d actually be dealing with. Should I find myself in circumstances reminiscent of those found in the game, it’s quite possible that escaping is just the beginning of a journey through my own personal hell. That or somebody slipped something into my beer while I joyfully sang Bavarian folk songs.
In all seriousness though, I really like room escape puzzles as they do force you to engage your surroundings even more so than you do in conventional adventure games. It’s been a while since I’ve stared at a single wall for such a long time, trying to decide if there’s a secret behind the tacky wallpaper. If you have some time, check out this game and pray for my safe return to normalcy.
Cheap and Dirty Gamer – Being cheap used to be an insult, but with the economy in the dumps it’s now a survival skill. Being dirty also used to be an insult, but that changed after Christina Aguilera’s song came out. Not all gamers have the funds to play full priced games, but that doesn’t mean that gaming quality has to suffer. There are good free and cheap games everywhere, games specifically made for the sexy survivors among us.