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He's trapped in this mysterious place and wants to get out. Will you help him?

I Want Out! is a retro pixel art point and click adventure game, using  a 9-verb-interface like some 80's and 90's titles. But it's also a modern game with state of the art effects! :-P

It's a short game that should require about one hour of gameplay.

Story :

The kid is trapped...
Why? He doesn't even know... so you've got to find him a way to get out.
Along the way, you may find the explanation for all this.

Gameplay :

To find an exit,  you have to make him explore the environment and interact with it.

Some items can be picked up, kept in your inventory and then be used later.
You can then use them on another item, on an object in the room or on the kid himself.

How to play :

- left mouse click : walk / choose an action / perform the choosen action
- right mouse click : look at items
- mouse wheel : scroll up or down in the inventory

(You'll find keyboard shortcuts in the help menu.)

The game is available in English, in French and in German .

If the game seems a bit slow on your system, look at the Troubleshooting guide...

Some users reported a virus alert with Avast. It's a known issue with games created with the software Adventure Game Studio hence it's a false positive. If your not too comfortable with it, do not hesitate to upload the game files to an online antivirus scanner.

Published Nov 10, 2017
PlatformsWindows, Linux
Release date 94 days ago
Tagsescape-the-room, Exploration, Pixel Art, Point & Click, puzzles, Retro
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesGerman, English, French


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

IWantOut!_1.1.1b_setup.exe 23 MB
IWantOut!_1.1.1b.zip 25 MB
IWantOut!_Linux 1.1.1.tar.gz 28 MB
I Want Out! - Walkthrough.pdf 64 kB

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What an unexpected ending, the comment about the drawing behind the vending machine was so great when it all connected. Fantastic game you have here, thanks for sharing lol


I loved the small comment about the drawing behind the vending machine. I didn't catch it until wayyyyy later. Very clever!


Thanks vanroku.

Glad you liked it!


Really nice game!

Thanks, Jupi, for your video !


Fun puzzles,  and cool ending!

Thanks, dear beta tester!


As others have said, great game! Not only did it bring back great memories of 320x200 adventures of the past, but it is amazing that you guys did this for fun. I also really appreciated the 'hints' that  Luke would give when I was stuck.

Thanks, David!


Hay thax i figured it out and so far its sooooo good I really like this game


Did someone say walkthrough? ;) 


Thanks Cryptic Hybrid for your video. It's highly appreciated.
I didn't have time to watch it entirely yet, but I'll do it. I got some glimpses here and there and the critics you made are fair... The game could be improved. But it's our very first one and we're still learning ;-)
Thanks again.

PS : I just uploaded a written walkthrough


Also, to i_want_out: I finally finished the game, and I reconfirm what I said...great job!  I don't have any critics about it, the puzzles solution was logical (so everything made sense and didn't require an "impossible" way of thinking like Monkey Island, back in the day XD) and overall, the experience was engaging and fun. I was also very pleased to have guessed the "reveal"...the little hints were a nice touch!

So...I'm looking forward to your next games: the world needs more of them ;)

IWO is a very good start, it definitely kept me playing even when I was stuck for tens of minutes. And the little 'clues' that make you suspicious are one of the reasons to keep playing. Looking forward to your next project. :) 


I'm happy you both saw and liked these hints. Since the story is rather simple, I thought it would add a little background to it.
And happy too that you liked playing it. It definitely encourages us to make another game... Thanks!

**Hats off** Thank you, kind sir! I had totally missed the "thing" at 6:23, eh eh ^^ 


Your style is cool, looking forward to playing this

I've tried playing your game, but unfortunately after a while the text all scrolls through very quickly whenever I examine or do any other actions on things. I restarted a couple times and experienced the same thing. I'll look forward to playing an updated version whenever this is fixed.

Hi arceus444,

I never encountered such a bug... so for now, I don't know what it is...

The dialogs skip too fast, right?
Normally, they are skipped automatically after a certain duration except if you click on a keyboard key or on a mouse button...
Do they skip without any keyboard or mouse input?

You can try this :
- options -> change the dialog speed
- on the main screen, press F : it will switch to windowed mode. Then exit and restart the game, to play it in a window

Could you please report if it is of any help?


I've tried again with your suggestions, but still encountered the same problem. The dialogues flip through almost instantly, so 3 or 4 lines of text go by in a fraction of a second, without any keyboard or mouse input. Changing the dialogue speed and windowing the game didn't seem to have any effect. Restarting it does seem to alleviate the issue temporarily, so hopefully I can play through the rest in that way.



So, even with with the dialog speed set to "Click to skip dialog", it does the same? It's really weird...
When dialog skips too fast, does all the game go to fast, or just the dialogs?

Only the dialogues. Walking around seems to work okay still. I got most of the way through the game but got stuck (not due to a glitch or anything as far as I can tell, just not sure what to do next) so I'll have to wait for a walkthrough.

Hi arceus444,

I haven't find the bug's cause yet but I'm searching. What version of Windows do you use?

Also, I asked the developer of the game engine. The bug could be the consequence of using the Alt+Tab combination, to switch from another window.
When switching back to the game, there's a bug letting the game think a key is still pressed... and the consequence is that it skips the dialogs...


how do you even play                 ...                     so cofuzeled   i am new to this



You have to explore the room. By placing the mouse cursor on different objects/regions, you can interact with them. You select the action you want to do and then apply it on the object (either "look at", "pick up", etc.).
Making interactions will enable you to discover new things and hopefully a way to exit...


I love this game so muchhh the graphics, animation, UGH so pretty!! but im stuck because I cant for the life of me get the coin out of the vending machine ;;;

Hi Ash,

I'm making  a walkthrough. It'll be available here very soon (next week).
I'm sure you'll find a way to push this damn coin and get it out of the machine ;)

AHHH  I’ve tried everything ;;;;; I’m so lost and scared I missed a step

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I've been playing for a couple of hours now and just got stuck, so I'm taking this opportunity to drop by and tell you what an amazing job you did with this game: I LOVE IT! I really enjoyed the puzzles so far, and I can't wait to discover the mysterious story behind it all. So...is there a walkthrough somewhere or maybe hints that can help me progress? Thank you ;D


Hi schivafrecce,

I'm really happy you enjoy our game. As this is our very first one, it means a lot!

I am preparing a walkthrough. I think I'll be able to make it available on this page before the end of the next week... so stay tuned ;)

A piece of advice : have you tried to speak to the kid? He may give you some slight directions...

Thanks for your comment :)

A very good little game, nice graphics and animations, puzzles are clever. Good job :)

Thanks, Shai-la!