"I want to welcome all members of the Escape Room Puzzle Laboratory, I'm happy you're here! This is my first puzzle design published in the reserved member area of the lab. I enjoy writing puzzles and designing games, I've written more than 40 escape room games during the last few years and I love to discuss with all of you about new puzzle ideas. Let's read and discuss this first puzzle!"

Steph

THE ANCIENT ARTIFACT

A strange and ancient artifact will test the player's logical abilities. Will they be able to open it and reveal its secrets ? They will need to identify light formations, sounds, and make logical association between them and the runes carved on the artifact.

Steph 01-2017 - The ancient Artifact - Pose
INPUT
Object Icon
NONE

The puzzle does not require any previous object, code or hint.

OUTPUT
Key Icon
ANY LITTLE OBJECT

Solving the puzzle will open the artifact, revealing its content. Inside you can hide any object useful for the next puzzle.

DIFFICULTY

Associating lights, sounds and runes will not be easy at all, but will keep the players entertained.

ESTIMATED TIME

Experimenting with the artifact will take a bit of time.

8-10 minutes

PUZZLE TYPE

Experimenting and making logical associations.

Logic

Puzzle Icon

DESCRIPTION

The players find in the room a strange and ancient artifact. If the theme of the room fits, you can describe it as of extraterrestrial origin, found in Antarctica by a team of explorers and sent to you, so that you could discover its secrets.

The artifact has the shape of a big cube, covered with alien runes and strange switches and buttons.

FRONT FACE: On the front face there are 5 square push-buttons (or touch equivalents). Each button has a symbol (rune) carved on it. The 5 symbols are the same carved on the knobs on the upper face.

RESERVED CONTENT

Sorry, you're reading a preview of a premium content, so some images and descriptions have been removed. This puzzle design is part of our Puzzle Package N.1, which you can purchase at a very affordable price. Click here to know more.

BACK SIDE FACE: There is a strip of glass (or any other transparent material) on this side of the artifact. When a button on the side face is pressed, a light formation appear behind the glass. Each button is associated to a different light formation: a long line, two short lines, three shorter lines etc..

The Ancient Artifact

RESERVED CONTENT

The Upper Face

RESERVED CONTENT

The Front Face

The Ancient Artifact 01

The Side Face

RESERVED CONTENT

The Back Face

The Ancient Artifact 03

The Back Side Face

RESERVED CONTENT

Solution Icon

SOLUTION

Players need to compare and associate sounds with light formations.

Figuring out the association between sounds and lights means associating each symbol on the front face of the artifact to a symbol on the side face.

RESERVED CONTENT

Sorry, you're reading a preview of a premium content, so some images and descriptions have been removed. This puzzle design is part of our Puzzle Package N.1, which you can purchase at a very affordable price. Click here to know more.

But the symbols on the front and side faces of the cube are the same symbols on the knobs on the upper face and on their pentagon edges.

Players just need to turn each knob in the right position, replicating the right association between the symbols on the knobs and the symbols on the pentagon edges.

When all switches are in the right positions, the cube opens up.