Deep Chalk: an artful escape game featuring music from Boards of Canada

For fans of escape games (self-paced puzzle games–the kind you can play while working on other things–that usually have the theme of escaping a room by searching around and creatively using ordinary items in MacGyver-ish ways), Deep Chalk is a surreal, fanciful take on a genre that usually relies on geometric blocks of color and angular lines making up ordinary things like desks and doors. It’s somewhat reminiscent of Samorost in its adventure-like and whimsical format, but also of Daymare Town with its heavy reliance on drawing. To complement the visual atmosphere, the artist used samples of Boards of Canada for sound effects. At one point, being familiar with BoC even gives you an advantage…play it and see.