In today’s digital era, where we often reduce ourselves to online profiles and communicate through emojis, we risk losing our connection with genuine emotions and real-life experiences. However, “if (escape == true)” is a puzzle game that defies this trend, suggesting the phenomenon of us losing the initiative. The objective for players is to break free from the digital realm and return to reality. At the beginning of the game, players are informed that the computer’s power button has been stolen, leaving them trapped in the digital world. Players must decipher digital emotions, contexts, and memes throughout the game to gather clues for solving puzzles and ultimately achieve their escape. It serves as a reminder to find a balance between the digital and tangible realms, encouraging us to reawaken our senses and cherish genuine connections in our lives.
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