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Escape the Office (trans)

Submitted
Updated
Author
Villit
Translator
LohadL
Public Key
DSENV344
Min. Compat.
All
Version
1.50 (likely the final ver)
Size
<2MB
Rating
13 votes
Description (Creator: Villit. Translator: LohadL.) Releasing a new game from the land of the rising sun - Escape the Office! If you've never heard of the "escape the room" genre, basically you're locked inside a room/building, and you have to collect clues, solve puzzles, and use items to escape. Why not try this out as your first experience in this genre? Who knows, you may get addicted to it! This game starts with a tutorial on the basic controls. Then it's up to you to investigate and find clues like this screenshot, and figure out what it means. Sometimes you have to crack a code too. Can you make it to the exit? Instructions There's a tutorial in game that teaches you the controls. This game has a save feature, a flag or "marking" feature, item descriptions, and shows you the map. Note that even the descriptions and the map itself may be valuable clues. Notes (Creator: Villit. Translator: LohadL.)
Categories
Keywords
  • escape
  • room
  • puzzle
  • adventure
  • office
  • code
  • clue
  • item
  • map
30 Comment(s) reece_labson reece_labson In the room with the note that has the hint "WHERE YOU LOOK DOES MATTER", I don't seem to understand the hint. There are 3 other doors in the room, and they are locked. What is the passcode for all of them? PolyEsther PolyEsther I've been playing this for a while, but I got stuck by the puzzle with the ???????1???... Any tips? LohadL LohadL Amazing Contributor Someone thinks I'm an awesome person who has done so much for the community! Achievements Staff Pick "Your program is one of our favorites!" - Staff Achievements Pokemon Is Awesome! I love Pokemon! Express Yourself Does the pattern of question marks look familiar? Maybe you've seen a note somewhere else? Guess what my favorite number is. Using your username, it's ????4?1253. JoshingWithYa JoshingWithYa Drawing I like to draw! Hobbies Zelda Is Awesome! I love The Legend Of Zelda! Express Yourself Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength Man, the last puzzle was difficult, but I managed to figure it out! I think, maybe, if you want to make it easier, you should create a clever hint that explains how the items on the touch screen correspond to the panel on the top left corner of the memo. Perhaps it should say something along the lines of "in order to solve this one, you're going to need to have a special touch." Either that, or point out that the item box on the touch screen and the top left corner of the memo are both red. "This final puzzle was so hard, it will make your face red!" Also, be sure to keep the "Look Back To Your Journey." It was kind of cool how I had to remember the exact spots that those items were at! Let me know if you had a different line of thinking! I'd love to help out. Also, thanks for translating this! It was a ton of fun to figure out! JoshingWithYa JoshingWithYa Drawing I like to draw! Hobbies Zelda Is Awesome! I love The Legend Of Zelda! Express Yourself Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength Oh, and I did beat this without cheating. Tons of fun. Just thought you should know. c: I love riddles and such. For example, "What can fly around the world but stay in the corner?" A stamp! Also, I'm extremely tempted to explain how I got the final puzzle since it seems like I was one of the few who was able to finish the game without cheating, haha... (^^; ) 12Me21 12Me21 Admin Syntax Highlighter Received for creating the code syntax highlighter on SBS I'm SO close to beating the last puzzle (well, maybe, IDK) I'm sure I could solve it if I spent enough time and effort... Sam Sam Amazing Page Hidden Achievements Summer 2016 Contest Runner Up I placed 2nd in the SmileBASIC Source Summer 2016 Contest! Programming Contest Winter 2016 Contest Runner Up I placed 2nd in the SmileBASIC Source Winter 2016 Contest! Programming Contest I think this game is unbeatable without cheating, but it's still better than average! LohadL LohadL Amazing Contributor Someone thinks I'm an awesome person who has done so much for the community! Achievements Staff Pick "Your program is one of our favorites!" - Staff Achievements Pokemon Is Awesome! I love Pokemon! Express Yourself I'm looking for a more clever hint to improve the last puzzle. Apparently the hints I added in was still not enough... Any ideas? Sam Sam Amazing Page Hidden Achievements Summer 2016 Contest Runner Up I placed 2nd in the SmileBASIC Source Summer 2016 Contest! Programming Contest Winter 2016 Contest Runner Up I placed 2nd in the SmileBASIC Source Winter 2016 Contest! Programming Contest To be honest, I haven't found the solution to the last puzzle yet. However, I think it was easy to understand that the clues had something to do with the item locations. The only problem is that I don't understand how I'm supposed to choose the numbers. The clue in the upper-left corner of the screen is especially confusing: is it telling me to sort the numbers in that order or is it just another clue related to the item locations? The problem isn't that we can't find out what we are supposed to do with the clues. The problem is that the clues themselves are difficult to solve. I am not sure how you could make this easier, but I definitely liked this game and I hope you will find out how to improve the last puzzle. CoinzReturns CoinzReturns needs more scissorman Villit Villit Avatar Taboo I didn't change my avatar for 180 days Website Expert Programmer Programming no longer gives me any trouble. Come to me for help, if you like! Programming Strength Staff Pick "Your program is one of our favorites!" - Staff Achievements 原作者です。日本語でごめんね。 新作の準備をしてるところだから、まあもしまたLさんが英訳やってくれたら海外版も出すよ。 皆さん、遊んでくれてありがとう! randomouscrap randomouscrap Robot Hidden Easter Eggs osu! Is Awesome! I love osu! Express Yourself Drawing I like to draw! Hobbies Thank you for the amazing game! Sorry about the English. Lumage Lumage Head Admin Day Person I like the warm sunshine and wake up early! Express Yourself Gardening I like to garden! Hobbies Touhou Project Is Awesome! I love Touhou Project! Express Yourself (if it helps anyone / それが誰かを助けるならば)
原作者です。日本語でごめんね。 新作の準備をしてるところだから、まあもしまたLさんが英訳やってくれたら海外版も出すよ。 皆さん、遊んでくれてありがとう! I'm the author. (Sorry for the Japanese.) Because a new release is being prepared, if Mr. L[ohadL] does English translation again, an English version will also be released. Thank you for playing, everyone!
Thank you for the amazing game! Sorry about the English. 驚異的なゲームをあなたに感謝する! 英語でごめんね。
Villit Villit Avatar Taboo I didn't change my avatar for 180 days Website Expert Programmer Programming no longer gives me any trouble. Come to me for help, if you like! Programming Strength Staff Pick "Your program is one of our favorites!" - Staff Achievements どうもありがとう✋( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡° ) pirate pirate First Week Joined in the very first week of SmileBASIC Source Website Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength I hope the new version has a better puzzle in the final room, because the current one is impossible to understand. Villit Villit Avatar Taboo I didn't change my avatar for 180 days Website Expert Programmer Programming no longer gives me any trouble. Come to me for help, if you like! Programming Strength Staff Pick "Your program is one of our favorites!" - Staff Achievements 日本語でゴメンネ 今までのアイテムの位置と下画面のアイテムボックスの位置、さらに下画面のマップを照らし合わせるんだ その位置を番号に置き換えて入力する さあがんばれ LohadL LohadL Amazing Contributor Someone thinks I'm an awesome person who has done so much for the community! Achievements Staff Pick "Your program is one of our favorites!" - Staff Achievements Pokemon Is Awesome! I love Pokemon! Express Yourself @pirate The final puzzle was more impossible to solve when I test played it, and I suggested the current improvement. I added the hint "Look back to your journey" which the original didn't have, too. So what did you do in this game? You collected 7 items. Seven. With that in mind, don't all those numbers and squares look like mini-maps? That's right, go back and retrace the exact locations of all 7 items you picked up. There are traces like the circle on the conference table, the blue posters, etc. pirate pirate First Week Joined in the very first week of SmileBASIC Source Website Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength >implying I remember where I collected the items Still way harder than any other puzzle in the game. Still a lazy explanation. Still doesn't make sense. Still not worth the effort. Looks like at that point the creator just ran out of ideas. Villit Villit Avatar Taboo I didn't change my avatar for 180 days Website Expert Programmer Programming no longer gives me any trouble. Come to me for help, if you like! Programming Strength Staff Pick "Your program is one of our favorites!" - Staff Achievements 私には英語はさっぱりだ。 辞典めくればある程度は分かりそうだが、スラング的なものになるとお手上げ。 LohadL LohadL Amazing Contributor Someone thinks I'm an awesome person who has done so much for the community! Achievements Staff Pick "Your program is one of our favorites!" - Staff Achievements Pokemon Is Awesome! I love Pokemon! Express Yourself @pirate I still think it's a great idea to incorporate "revisiting your journey" as a way to solve the final "boss" puzzle. I even threw in 2 large hints, absent from the original: ^This message implies that players can read the item descriptions anytime ^EACH item's description tells you where it's found, no need to remember where you collected them. Unlike indie games, I believe SB programs are for showing off your ideas regardless of how unconventional it seems. This is clearly the author's brainchild concept since the beginning of creation, so instead of attributing it to laziness, I'd like to help nurturing it. If you or somebody can suggest a way to improve this (without changing the puzzle, and I already added location hints), that'd be great. pirate pirate First Week Joined in the very first week of SmileBASIC Source Website Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength I'd like to know how many people have finished the game by themselves and have given positive feedback on that final puzzle. If I'm the only one complaining then of course I'm simply dumb. LohadL LohadL Amazing Contributor Someone thinks I'm an awesome person who has done so much for the community! Achievements Staff Pick "Your program is one of our favorites!" - Staff Achievements Pokemon Is Awesome! I love Pokemon! Express Yourself That's not the point. You're among the clever ones who arrived at the final puzzle, where half of those who played this couldn't figure out the black-and-white picture code. I'm asking how we can improve on the last puzzle so we can release a v1.60. (Forget the sequel for a mo, I don't know if I can help him yet) More messages? Something else? I don't want to dumb it down by putting "It's the location of my items and I should check the descriptions." Something clever. pirate pirate First Week Joined in the very first week of SmileBASIC Source Website Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength As I posted here before, that final image makes no sense at all. It's pretty much impossible to figure out what to do. If the clue has to represent rooms then it should be multiple images instead, one for each room, presented in a way that we can actually tell it's supposed to represent a room. 12Me21 12Me21 Admin Syntax Highlighter Received for creating the code syntax highlighter on SBS well maybe you're just not smart enough LohadL LohadL Amazing Contributor Someone thinks I'm an awesome person who has done so much for the community! Achievements Staff Pick "Your program is one of our favorites!" - Staff Achievements Pokemon Is Awesome! I love Pokemon! Express Yourself Add more images... I'll play around with that idea with Villit. Maybe instead of just one black memo with all the images jumbled together, we'll do 7 pieces of memo scattered around the room, one image each! Sounds like a great idea, thank you.
pirate pirate First Week Joined in the very first week of SmileBASIC Source Website Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength I tried it. Got to enter the final room only to find this nonsense. randomouscrap randomouscrap Robot Hidden Easter Eggs osu! Is Awesome! I love osu! Express Yourself Drawing I like to draw! Hobbies Come on guys, this game is pretty cool. Just try it! Perska Perska Summer 2016 Contest Winner I won the SmileBASICSource Summer 2016 Contest! Programming Contest Expert Programmer Programming no longer gives me any trouble. Come to me for help, if you like! Programming Strength RNG Hidden Easter Eggs I probably would continue playing but since I am really bad at these escape games, I totally got stuck on a certain part. randomouscrap randomouscrap Robot Hidden Easter Eggs osu! Is Awesome! I love osu! Express Yourself Drawing I like to draw! Hobbies Nice; lohadl, you're really amazing for taking the time to translate all these things. Guzzler Guzzler First Week Joined in the very first week of SmileBASIC Source Website Drawing I like to draw! Hobbies Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength He really is.