99 Rooms

I like exploring the online games that are out there. Sites like www.miniclip.com and www.neodelight.com are good starting points. Most of the stuff is pretty amateurish or downright worthless, but every once in a while you run across a real gem.

99 Rooms is just such a discovery. It’s more art than game, actually. Based on a series of 99 urban photos that the authors have “augmented”, both visually and with quirky little behaviors, 99 Rooms may seem like a lot at first. But just when you expect the concept to tire out, something unexpected in a picture will get you wondering what’s in the next “room”. Once finished, you may lean back in your chair and be surprised at how the way you perceive things has changed subtly. Wondering what little creature or spectre lies behind your bookshelf or closet door, if only you could find just the right button to push or crank to turn …