Escape this Podcast - Episode 1 - Alex's Bathroom by James Spaid

** This game was designed by Dani Siller and presented by both Dani Siller and Bill Sunderland in their show, "Escape this Podcast". It has been adapted for interactive fiction game form by James Spaid with support and editing from DavyB, and published with permission. It is a representation of the adventure played by Tess Hutley in "Escape this Podcast" Episode 1 - http://www.escapethispodcast.com/e/etp-1-alexs-bathroom-ft-tess-hutley/ If you do not want that episode spoiled for you, please listen to Tess solve the game first, and then try it here for yourself! **

After a night of socializing takes an unexpectedly dark turn, you find yourself locked in the creepy bathroom of a person you know only as Alex. You have no desire to find out what Alex will do with you if you cannot escape...

"Ominous Goings On" (Introduction Music)
"Closing In 2" (Outro Music)
by Eric Matyas
www.soundimage.org

Various Sound Effects from
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Review by DavyB
07 Feb 2019
I initially spotted this game series last year before it was moderated. Several episodes appeared at the same time so I assumed it was one game cut up into several pieces. That’s not the case, however. Each game is individual, though they share the same look and feel, and are all single room puzzles.

There are many reasons to be enthusiastic about these games. One rarity is that they all have fully documented designs. This is because they were developed, by Dani Siller, in Australia, as table-top role-playing games. Also, all the games have been played out and recorded by Dani and her husband Bill Sunderland on their show “Escape this Podcast” giving the games another dimension to enjoy. Dani acts as Puzzlemaster, guiding guests through the games within the hour each takes to play.

James Spaid has taken on the daunting task of turning these into text adventures…daunting because of the number of games involved and the fact that more are still appearing! He has done an excellent job, however, with the nine completed so far, judging by this, the first one I have attempted. The look, writing and sound effects are all very impressive. The standard of difficulty is well chosen, and there are extensive hints for those stuck or impatient. Admittedly, the implementation currently has a few wrinkles, but these should be easy to fix (and indeed I’m happy to help!), so when done, this is a game I would strongly recommend to everyone.
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Written for Quest 5.8
Published 28 Oct 2018
Updated 13 Feb 2019

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