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January 24, 2012

the pool

A new Gotmail escape game: have you got what it takes to escape the pool?

28 comments:

cindy said...

first

Anonymous said...

very nice game, touching ending

-k said...

Nice little escape. Thanks for sharing this with us, Bart!

jolanda said...

Het lukte na heel wat proberen.
Mooi spel!

Thor said...

Here is a video walkthrough for those like me who need it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I12Af_IMTnE&noredirect=1

Rava said...

Out... This one was sure better than the previous Gotmail game, but I still found it hard... I had to use the walkthrough (thanks Thor!) a couple of times to find objects I missed...

MB said...

that's is one impossible escape game!!! nothing makes sense,hiding places are impossible to find...
and what about the puzzles numbers
even using the walkthrough i couldn't get them -____-

Justin said...

Even after following the walkthrough the game didn't give me the yellow stained glass. Don't feel like restarting now.

Anonymous said...

This game is from last summer! It was made in August of 2011!

Bart said...

The English version of the game is brand new from today anonymous.

Anonymous said...

Ok, I just remembered playing it last summer. :)

Anonymous said...

I agree with MB....I'll stick to the Flonga escape games...that's more my speed and I can usually figure them out without aid...but these types...no way.

JC said...

Awww...the ending was cute.

Angelo_1969 said...

The beginning is not so cute. Taker forever to load!

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Lilian said...

Hah, escape the pool? Sounds like a horror movie for Sims :)

Lilian said...

Hah, escape the pool? Sounds like a horror movie for Sims :)

anna in spain said...

I can't refill the bucket a second time even though the screen tells me I did. And the green crystal does not appear.
Bah, annoying. I was having fun up til it got sooo frustrating!
The Youtube walkthrough goes way too fast for me to follow.

Anonymous said...

I used the back scratcher to get the key inside the statue's vase and the scratcher isn't available now. I've seen in the walkthrough that it's necessary to get the bucket in the pool!! But it's impossible since I can't use the scratcher! Is it a bug??

Anonymous said...

Ok, now I saw it better. It wasn't the scratcher but the piece of wood from the door "that has seen better days"... I had skipped part of the video and not full screen, they looked very similar... Sorry!

Rob said...

Beautifull game!
Like the story and the puzzles,
the part with the butterfly and the 'glass puzzle' were tricky...

Rob said...

I used the back scratcher to get the key inside the statue's vase and the scratcher isn't available now. I've seen in the walkthrough that it's necessary to get the bucket in the pool!! But it's impossible since I can't use the scratcher! Is it a bug??

Look close at the 'old' door...

Anonymous said...

I answered myself five minutes later, Rob, but thanks anyway!

Stage Name said...

Really been relishing the return of Gotmail escape games to the non-Japanese, non-paying audience. The logic of these are a bit "off" from the usual flash escapes, but the same beautiful work from Gotmail. Hope they keep coming.

dyork said...

SPAM ALERT!!!

See Android Roulette above.

[feel free to delete this]

tam said...

I had to spend quite a lot of time locked inside the pool and I used a bit of the walkthrough, but the ending was nice!
thanks Bart.

dyork said...

Hard! And quite long.

Couple of the items needed too much pixel hunting, the butterfly is incomprehensible (but keep clicking!) and the two number puzzles are hard even after working out how the puzzles work.

Hint: overlay the stained glass to get 5 digits, and remember Japanese put year before month in dates. The rest is not too hard.

Still, I'd rather have these than the quickies. Thanks to the author for a lot of effort.

Anonymous said...

make sure you put the blue crystal in the sword before putting the sword into the drain-thing

 

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