Escape the Museum 2008 (rip)
PC Game | Escape the Museum - Hidden Object by Gogii Games |
Gogii Games has given us the scoop on its upcoming adventure / hidden object game Escape the Museum. Susan and her daughter Caitlin are enjoying a day at the National Museum of History when disaster strikes in the form of a 7.6 magnitude earthquake that rocks the city. Susan manages to get Caitlin to safety but is knocked unconscious by falling debris, and wakes up to find the museum left in shambles. Barely able to move from room to room, Susan works her way through the maze of a museum through a series of puzzles and frantic searching. Can you help Susan get back to Caitlin and escape the museum together?
The game will offer 25 adventure puzzles, 12 hidden object scenes and 3 mini-games, totalling 40 unique scenes with thousands of objects to find.
Museums aren't usually thought of as dangerous places, but the National Museum of History unexpectedly becomes a disaster zone for its chief scientist Susan and her daughter Caitlin, who get trapped there and separated during a powerful earthquake.
With the museum's interior badly damaged and the structure itself seemingly ready to collapse at any time, Susan, with your help, must make her way through the rooms of the building to find her daughter and escape before the place comes crashing down for good.
With the handy museum map loaded into Susan's PDA to guide you, you must make your way from one room to the next while figuring out ways to overcome obstacles and hazards that the earthquake has put in the way.
Your first challenge, for example, is the museum vestibule, a majestic room with a giant Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil as the centerpiece.
During the quake the dinosaur's enormous and heavy head has fallen in front of the door and blocked it, so you have to find a way through the door using whatever meagre resources are available to you.
All the while the screen is shaking with ominous rumblings and debris and dust is falling down around you to add a further sense of danger and urgency.
Like similar themed adventure games such as Azada and Dream Chronicles, you can click on certain objects to add them to your inventory, and then select that item to use on a different location in the scene (such as using a key on a locked door).
When the mouse scrolls over a point of interest that can be examined more closely, like a display case or drawer, it will change shape and allow you to click and zoom in for a closer look.
Side-stepping hazards like live electrical wires, collapsed ceilings and security lasers is a big part of Escape the Museum, but these interactive puzzles are also interspersed with straight-forward hidden object searches as well.
Here, the goal is simply to visually scan through the considerable rubble and pick out specific objects from a list.
One of the highlights of Escape the Museum looks to be the sheer variety and richness of its scenery.
Museums are visually stimulating at the best of times, but the game takes things a step further by showing us partially destroyed versions of familiar exhibits like Ancient Egypt, Medieval England, Greece and Rome, History of the Earth & Solar System and the Wild West.
One of our favorites was Ancient Fish, a room dedicated to Trilobites and other fossils with a giant prehistoric shark hanging precariously from a chain on the ceiling.
These vibrant settings are in addition to the cloak room, maintenance room and other more utilitarian locations for a total of 40 scenes.
* OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista
* CPU: 800 Mhz
* Memory: 128 MB
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