Omelette Room Escape
Autumn arrives early in the world of self-containing wallpapered rooms. Perhaps
Global Warming was overrated after all, and the leaves are turning colors in
protest of the United Nations ban on adventure gaming after dusk.
Spontaneously deciding to join the protest, you see an open door, enter a room
with scaly green wallpaper, and watch as the door shuts behind you, forcing you
to embark on what seems like your 107th adventure of this type.
You take a look at the door. Youíre used to seeing a combination lock, but thereís
a heavy plate screwed in its place. No problem. You know youíre going to need a
screwdriver later on. Which makes you think for a minute. Youíve seen these plates
You already carry your trusty NetBook so you can look up the definitions of obscure
medieval weaponry. Why, then, would any adventurer not carry at least one screwdriver
at all times? That would prevent you from having to search the cushions of a couch,
or unlock a color-keyed door. Just to find the same screwdriver you always find in
But thereís none in your backpack. Very upsetting. You thought you had one, too.
Maybe a little green man took it from you as you were deciding whether to enter
the room? Maybe it was the cool autumn breeze, even though thereís still two weeks
left in the summer?
Thereís a video screen near the floor, and some mosaic tiles in three groups below
the screen. You can turn the tiles black or white. You try creating dirty pictures
with the tiles, but that quickly gets old as nothing happens.
You see a book on the floor, in the same position where thereís always a book. You
open it to see a big gray square. Smells a little like lemon, invisible ink. But
youíve been fooled before. It may not actually be a clue at all. It could just be
a book. Hey, people drop books all the time. Why would you expect one to actually
contain a hidden clue of some sort?
Turning to the right, you see a large bed with a marshmallow comforter. Instantly,
you hope smores are part of the secret code, or maybe a secret initiation ritual
you must undergo in order to find the code. You reminisce about giant smores and
how you became a Phi Delta Omega in college. But thatís a story for another day.
You search the bed thoroughly, but find nothing. Not even a hint of instant cocoa
mix. You look to the right of the bed, on the floor, and catch a glance behind the
bed. There you find a Red Key.
On the floor just right of the bed you pick up an Omelette. This isnít a pretty
omelette. Itís a hardened mass of egg on one side of a plate. Maybe it was supposed
to be fried, but life was just too hard for these eggs and they settled for slightly
congealed. Thereís a strange red goo on part of the omelete, puddling on the plate.
Itís too orangey to be katsup. You stick a finger in it, and instantly regret that
decision. It actually stings. You hope this goo isnít toxic, imagining a team in
Haz-mat suits arriving to properly dispose of these plates. Now you know why Global
Warming was delayed this year.
Under the bed, near the left side of the frame, you find a Spatula. Perhaps youíre
going to cook some omelettes of your own. Omelettes with marshmallow and bacon and
a few spices you keep in your backpack along with the screwdriverÖ oh, hey, the
spice rack is gone from your backpack, too. Darn those little green men.
No omelettes for them, thatís for certain.
Thereís a screen on the wall above the bed. Looking closer, you see a gray blob on
the bottom right corner. You scrape the blob with your Spatula and reveal a small
gray dot. Clicking on the dot, you take a round gray Coin. Maybe you can pay
someone for a screwdriver.
You turn to the right and see a small bookshelf next to a row of drawers. You look
behind the bookshelf on the left side and find the Blue Key. The area behind the
drawers on the right side seems promising, but itís empty, perhaps the manditory
red herring area every one of these rooms seems to have.
Thereís a red square on the ceiling. You try throwing your coin at it, absent a
rare Japanese weapon, but nothing happens.
You unlock the red drawer and find a second Omelette. And, joy of all joys, you
find your Screwdriver!
You unlock the blue drawer and thereís Omelette number three. Itís been a long time
since youíve unlocked a drawer and not found food. Itís been an even longer time
since youíve found something worth eating. You tuck the omelette into your backpack,
carefully avoiding the red goo. You pick up a pair of Scissors as well. You throw
those at the red square on the ceiling, but only succeed in gouging the floor a little.
Looking to the right, you see a tall set of shelves and a table. Thereís a fourth
Omelette under the table.
Behind the shelves on the left side, you see a red sheet of paper stuck to the back
of the shelves. You take the Paper. Using the Scissors, you cut the red paper,
instinctively, into two red dots. You have no idea why you did this, but you did it
Thereís a small tile box on top of the table. While you know what to do here, you
realize that you havenít seen the image youíre supposed to form with the tiles.
This is known as fateful foreshadowing in adventureland. You delay gratification,
Moving to the right, you look at the book again, take your Coin, and scrape away
at the gray square. You see a penguin with a freakishly died yellow mohawk eating
an anchovy. Yummy. Or at least better than the omelettes.
Now you know how to solve the tile puzzle.
You also use the Screwdriver to remove the plate on the door.
Thereís the combination lock for later.
You move back to the left and address the tile puzzle, quickly forming the penguin
picture and taking a Yellow Key from within.
Turning to the left, you unlock the yellow drawer and find a fifth disgusting
Omelette. Thereís a pair of Binoculars.
You use the Binoculars to look at the red square on the ceiling. Itís a heavy red
rectangle. Maybe itís the same stuff they used to make the red goo for the omelettes.
You think for a minute, then realize why you cut tiny red paper circles. They fit
perfectly over the binocular lenses.
You look again at the red square on the ceiling and see an image in red. It looks
like the number 353, with the center bar removed from the first three. Thatís
definitely something to try with the mosaic under the video screen.
Moving left twice, you look again at the video screen near the floor and recreate
the design you saw on the ceiling using the mosaic tiles. But nothing happens. You
try it with all the tiles reversed, and still nothing. Confusing.
Maybe the image was upside down? You try arranging the tiles in the same design,
only reversed. It spells out the letters ESC. And suddenly a design in four colors
appears on the screen.
By clicking the button on the right, you can change the design three times.
By rapidly doing so, you realize youíre forming numbers. Thereís a blue 6, then
a red 8, then a yellow 9, then a green 3.
You try the combination 6893 in the door, and the lock clicks. Youíre able to exit
the room and alert Homeland Security about the dangerous substance corroding those
omelettes. You go home, regretting the lost opportunity to create smores with t