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January 30, 2017

crimson room [browser oldie]

Crimson room by Toshimitsu Takagi is certainly one of those oldie browser games that was partly responsible for a whole new genre of browser games: the escape the room games. So let's go back to 2004 and that night you drank too much. Remember? Time to escape that crimson colored room! (Note: unfortunately the site of Mr. Takagi is no longer online so when you find the note in the game that tells you to visit the webpage http://www.datacraft.co.jp/takagism/rr/history.html in 2004 you would have found the number '1994' there...)

20 comments:

Coreena said...

Love it! But already stuck :-(

Bart said...

Did you look everywhere around the bed?

Coreena said...

That was a sneaky spot! Thanks Bart!

palat said...

I remembered this! And I just did it again!

Anonymous said...

I always loved this!

Peter said...

Nice, but dizzy making navigation and some terrible pixel hunting.

Anonymous said...

This is the one that got me hooked!!! Did it before MOTAS!

Stacey

eightoclock said...

I remember this being good back in the day, but its sequel, The Viridian Room, was quite creepy.

Anonymous said...

Got the screwdriver, but it disappeared.

Anonymous said...

Never mind. Found it. :) Fun game!

Anonymous said...

In case anyone's interested, I've found what I think is a snapshot of the original page where the note directs you. This was the only snapshot on web.archive.org that seemed to have the original content:

https://web.archive.org/web/20040414234107/http://www.datacraft.co.jp/takagism/rr/history.html

oppy said...

This was my first point and click game ever played, and an introduction to Bart Bonte game page. Way back then, it got me hooked and have played them ever since. Thanks Bart.

Angela said...

anonymous 3:48 glad you found the screwdriver but now the same thing happened to me (it disappeared) and I can't seem to find it. any hints?

Angela said...

I tried to open the safe again and this time, the screwdriver ended up in my inventory. to all those perplexed at the disappearing screwdriver - just open the safe again. The only thing I did differently was I unselected the safe key first.

Moo R. Squiddles said...
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Moo R. Squiddles said...

I have played all of his 4 rooms, and I have been sold on that genre for 13 years. Then I scoured the net for anything like it.

lytton said...

Speaking of MOTAS (Mystery of Time and Space), this walk down memory lane made me want to go find the original MOTAS, but the website appears to be down and I can't find any mirrors. Anyone know if there's a way I can still play it?

RLING said...

this classic was the ever first escape the room game I played and kick start my interests in this genre of gaming!

anna in spain said...

Ah yes, remember it well..."There is no strange thing." Because waking up locked in an unknown room is, like, you know--normal!

anna in spain said...

@Lytton, I feel the same way about the Sakura games. They're all gone, and though I found a "sakura" site they're someone else's primitive games that don't work.

 

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