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Behind Closed Doors

by John Wilson

Episode 1 of Behind Closed Doors Series

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(based on 2 ratings)
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About the Story

You are a balrog, locked inside the loo...

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Unknown
License: Former commercial
Development System: The Quill, Adventuron, DAAD
Forgiveness Rating: Polite
Baf's Guide ID: 2476
IFID: Unknown
TUID: smrrqk2rsyg7ctsy

Followed by sequel Behind Closed Doors 2: The Sequel, by John Wilson
Followed by prequel Behind Closed Doors 0.25: The Hut, by John Wilson


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Quick one-room game, episode 1 of 10, November 18, 2020
by Denk
Related reviews: The Quill, Adventuron, PAW, DAAD

This is a quick one-room escape game where you are a balrog (who seems to be a fun little fellow) locked inside the loo. It is a comedy with a few mandatory puzzles and a few optional puzzles. I managed to complete it almost without hints except for one guess-the-verb puzzle, so I consulted a walkthrough on CASA Solution Archive for that. Looking back, I should have been able to figure out the verb by paying attention to my inventory: (Spoiler - click to show)The verb "unfold"

There are many versions available, including the ADVENTURON version, which should be playable in most browsers (html-file). There might be a few differences between the versions. In old British games, typing R was the standard for redescribing the location description, not LOOK or L. Besides that, just keep in mind that it is a two-word parser, just as the popular Scott Adams games. And in some versions you might have to type EXAM or EXAMINE instead of just X.

It was a quick but fun little game, so I intend to try the sequel too.

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