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Challenge of the Tentacle

by Amir Matouk

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File size: 488 MB
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Graphics: HD, 32-bit color
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Release Date:
2 Jul 2022
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This game features voice acting.

About this game

Challenge of the Tentacle is a free point and click escape room adventure fangame inspired by Maniac Mansion, Day of the Tentacle and Maniac Mansion Mania.

On a beautiful morning with chirping birds and sunshine, it seems a new beautiful day begins for the whole world. But no one knows that a catastrophe could happen that day. An evil, tyrannical, purple tentacle wants to take over the world. On this seemingly wonderful morning, our well-known protagonist, Bernard, renowned physicist and chemist, wakes up muddled. He still doesn't know that on this day he has to prove that he is a genius and has not, like so many others, studied in vain. But he's starting to remember the Purple Tentacle's visit and their argument about world domination, which ended with a cup of tea, his heavy, drooping eyelids and Purple Tentacle's malicious grin.

He is locked in his bedroom with many puzzles provided by Purple Tentacle to challenge and prevent him.

Help Bernard to solve these challenging puzzles, because with each solved puzzle he gets a little closer to the key that opens the door and thus also to the means created in his laboratory with which he can save the world from conquest. Solve logical, amusing and motivating puzzles that challenge not only Bernard, but YOU as well.


-Inspired by Maniac Mansion, Day of the Tentacle and Maniac Mansion Mania.
-Humorous game that combines point and click adventures with escape room tasks.
-With many allusions to all adventures by LucasArts.
-Various types of puzzles, from classic inventory usage to brain teasers.
-You will find out the result of your performance at the end of the game: very good, good, satisfactory or bad.
-And the best at the end: it costs nothing! It helps curb inflation!

AGS Awards Nominations

Nominated, Best Voice Work 2022

AGS Panel Review

"A puzzle-heavy escape the room game that requires some thinking. Hard-mode deserves its name.

5 people commented on this game (newest first):

Wow, Purple Tentacle has set up a real doozy here.

Puzzles galore, so if you are up for the challenge, get your brain at the ready.

I did look up a couple of hints in the game to solve a handful of puzzles, I'd be surprised if anyone could solve them all without a hint or two.

There is also a score system to add to the fun. I got a satisfactory score, so feel free to try and beat it. Oh and don't try to use decimal points when trying to unlock phones.
2022-08-13 20:58:58 by Andy
This game definitely comes as advertised: puzzle-heavy and not easy, but between the in-game hints and some help from the board, I was able to complete the game. The puzzles have a nice variety to complete logic to some word-scramble and more. Overall, a fun game for puzzle fans.
2022-07-10 03:12:41 by Shadow1000
Thank u guys, I'm glad to read that :) did u solve the puzzles? OK next time you will see harder puzzles :D
2022-07-04 15:12:44 by Amir
I had a lot of fun with the game. It executed the idea of an escape room adventure very well. The graphics were okay and I liked the voice acting. I can only recommend you to play it yourself.
2022-07-04 14:02:53 by The Last To Know
I was fortunate enough to betatest for this one. Boy, some of those puzzles got me good! It's a challenge, but it's fun and well made. Recommended.
2022-07-03 20:20:54 by heltenjon
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