Escape Room Remake
Rusty Lake, the game developer, now boasts yet another escape room game under their belt, which goes by the title Samsara Room. It’s free to play with zero ads, allowing for an immersive experience. The release also marked the 5th anniversary since Rusty Lake entered the mobile gaming world.
To play Samsara Room with a keyboard and mouse, check out our guide in this post on how to install the game on PC.
Although this game is a predecessor to the critically acclaimed Rusty Lake and Cube Escape series, the developers reassembled it entirely. Therefore, it comes with new puzzles, graphics, and a fresh plot. However, the overall theme of the game remains the same. So, that means you can expect the eerie and surrealistic ambiance that Rusty Lake is known for, which comes to life in a suspense-filled atmosphere fashioned as an escape room game.
The year is 1935, and Samsara Room continues the events after Rusty Lake: Roots, which involve William Vanderboom’s rebirth through the cycle of life. In this role, you wake up in confinement. Looking around, you will notice all sorts of random objects. However, one thing seems to be missing. There is no door to get out. As a result, you must find a way out of this surreal and strange room.
Trapped in the room, your only way to leave is by interacting with the objects strewn all over the place. What secrete pathway is lying in plain sight, and how do you open it?
When it comes to playing, the point-and-click mechanics of the game are quite easy to learn. You place the items picked up from the room in your inventory and use them to accomplish actions with simple drag-and-drop mechanics. For instance, a key will open a cabinet, you may have to pour water in a jar into the flower pot, and so on.
Although the game does not show a 360-degree view of the room at any given time, you can view the four sides/walls of the room one at a time by clicking scrolling arrows on both sides of the screen.
Keep in mind, though, that unraveling the mysteries in this strange room will be no easy feat. Be it the table, telephone, wall mounted mirror, grandfather clock, or any other item, nothing is what it seems. Therefore, you have to solve tricky graphic puzzles that will challenge your ability to think outside the box. And, with each room you escape, another one in a different dimension awaits.
Tips & Tricks for Playing Samsara Room on PC
Master the Basics
The Human Room is the first space you investigate in this game. It plays out as a bit of a tutorial and is pretty much straight forward. Therefore, use it to learn the basic mechanics as this will help you, later on, to get through the harder portions of the game.
Pay Attention to Recurrent Themes
Although the rooms in this game keep changing slightly, there are some recurring themes involved in puzzle solving. For example, you will interact several times with the mirror and clock. Keep checking them for symbols in the reflection and the current time, which you will require to solve some of the puzzles.
Investigate Every Nook & Cranny
The objects in Samsara Room often hide clues in the most unlikely spots. You will reveal secrets hidden behind items, so make sure to tap or drag every item you come across. Develop a keen eye for detail because it is a crucial skill in the game.
Get Help When Stuck
If you just can’t seem to get past a particular stage in the game after trying multiple times, don’t quit playing out of frustration. You can get help online by searching for Samsara Room walkthrough videos and blog posts. Just remember to look for answers on the particular segment that is giving you a hard time to avoid spoilers.