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December 22, 2009 10:43 AM   Subscribe

Christmas Mini Room Escape Game III. A light-hearted diversion from the work that you're ignoring this week anyway.

Previous Neutral games on MeFi: Christmas Escape 2, Lights, more.
posted by ixohoxi (34 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
hrm. Usually I can sort these out without much trouble, but I have three coins and a stick and can't seem to do much else. Not impressed.
posted by anastasiav at 11:00 AM on December 22, 2009


s'ok... i have 4 coins and can't seem to get much farther.

:)
posted by mrballistic at 11:03 AM on December 22, 2009


Stuck in the room and clueless about the safes. Story of my life.
posted by cairnish at 11:05 AM on December 22, 2009


I have three coins and no idea how to continue.
posted by futureisunwritten at 11:05 AM on December 22, 2009


Got a bird and a stick. Stuck.
posted by papercake at 11:07 AM on December 22, 2009


Yeah, just a few more words about game mechanics (for instance, have this stick, how do I use it?) would be helpful. As it stands now, not fun. Escape Fail!
posted by anastasiav at 11:07 AM on December 22, 2009


Merry Xmas: walkthrough
posted by LordSludge at 11:07 AM on December 22, 2009


papercake: where did you find the bird?
posted by anastasiav at 11:07 AM on December 22, 2009


Bought the bird with the four coins.
posted by papercake at 11:13 AM on December 22, 2009


Ending spoiler, disguised in rot13: Gur yvr vf n pnxr!
posted by Faint of Butt at 11:16 AM on December 22, 2009


You use the stick to poke a tree that has a tail sticking out of it.
posted by NoMich at 11:20 AM on December 22, 2009


that bird ate my cake and ran back into the log. grrr.

can't figure out snowman picture code.
posted by TWinbrook8 at 11:23 AM on December 22, 2009


What irks me most about escape games is that they supply arrows for navigation, but then don't use them to indicate all the (large, should-have-arrows) places you might go.
posted by uncleozzy at 11:25 AM on December 22, 2009


I love you, giant space bird.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:28 AM on December 22, 2009


that bird ate my cake and ran back into the log. grrr.

Try feeding it someting else.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:28 AM on December 22, 2009


Well made, but the ending is really depressing.
posted by demiurge at 11:30 AM on December 22, 2009


snowman picture code — be sure to look behind the house
posted by papercake at 11:34 AM on December 22, 2009


I'll wait for the Retsupurae.
posted by Pope Guilty at 11:46 AM on December 22, 2009


Spoiler alert!







I escaped by closing the browser window
posted by davejay at 11:46 AM on December 22, 2009 [3 favorites]


Yay! I love neutral's games. I've replayed all the others a million times now. I've even managed to get my daughter hooked. I checked yesterday to see if this one was done, but in the heat of work forgot to check today. Thank you!
posted by frecklefaerie at 11:47 AM on December 22, 2009


that was cute, but a little irksome at times.

I was really not expecting that ending though. That damn cat just ruins everything. And since when were deer carniverous? i mean, seriously. At least you have the pickaxe to do work with.
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew at 11:50 AM on December 22, 2009


Hooray! I did it!
posted by NoMich at 11:59 AM on December 22, 2009


I did it! Yay! The best part were the cat's adorable little meows.
posted by nasreddin at 12:04 PM on December 22, 2009


I win! (Although I had to look up where the Blue Star inside the house was.)
posted by yeti at 12:06 PM on December 22, 2009


Awesome. Thank you.

Neutral's room escape games are some of the best around. I'm normally rubbish at them and end up resorting to walkthroughs, but just occasionally that isn't necessary. As in this case. Joy.

Anastasiav - the whole point of the room escape game mechanic is discovery. You click around, find objects and you try doing different things with them. The game soon lets you know what does and does not work, as well as what nearly works but not yet. The game itself is full of clues about how to progress and also tells you clearly when an object has no more uses.
posted by motty at 12:30 PM on December 22, 2009


My sense upon finishing this is less about accomplishment, and more about coveting fuzzy yellow chicken throw pillows.
posted by EvaDestruction at 12:34 PM on December 22, 2009


Aw, that was cute!
posted by sarcasticah at 1:36 PM on December 22, 2009


is there any way to get the fish off the table?

lazy cat, grrr.
posted by TWinbrook8 at 1:40 PM on December 22, 2009


That will keep those darn kids out of my hair for 15 minutes. And I have to say that the ad for motion-sensor air fresheners that precedes the game is fascinating. Who knew that a product like that would ever find a niche in today's tight markets... Should I be buying these as gifts? Is that something that no joy-filled Christmas-ey home should be without?
posted by sneebler at 2:47 PM on December 22, 2009


TWinbrook: just leave it there. Once you put there for the cat, there's nothing else to do. I think he actually takes it out by the pond to eat it. There will be something next to the cat that you will need in the basement of the house.
posted by NoMich at 3:53 PM on December 22, 2009


Hooray for neutral; love his other escape games. Thanks for posting this, it was fun!
posted by nonspecialist at 4:41 PM on December 22, 2009


This game is obviously about ruining Christmas for a fish and a snake and then mashing peeps together to watch them blow up in the microwave.
posted by Avelwood at 5:16 PM on December 22, 2009 [3 favorites]


That was fun, and the ending was cute.
posted by HopperFan at 7:08 PM on December 22, 2009


Spent 10 minutes wandering around with all the items going AUGH WHERE IN HELL DO I USE THIS STUPID KEY

I hate forgetting about the obviouschest
posted by tehloki at 12:58 AM on December 24, 2009


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