Your colleague needs to get away. He asks if you can watch his machine? “Please don’t touch anything,” he says. Do you obey or will you push the big red button?
What do you do with the button?
Please, Don’t Touch Anything is a cryptic puzzle game that appeared on Steam. Now it is also available for iOS and that’s good, because, on the iPhone and iPad, the game comes very well into its own.
Everything takes place in a single environment. A pixelated room with a machine. Above the machine hangs a window overlooking a city. Left of that instructions (but for what?) And further there is at first glance little to see or experience.
Please, Don’t Touch Anything is a game for the more experienced puzzler who loves cryptic clues. The aim of this game is that you unlock as many endings. That seems odd at first, because there is only one button and that you are not even allowed to touch, but what happens when you do anywayy? And what if you press more than once?
Before you know it you have to try things and try to decipher the (subtle) hints on the poster. And then it turns out that the machine suddenly is a box that is full of secrets and riddles that you must try to decipher. There are a total of over 20 endings to unlock, but before you are ready, you just sit for a few hours sweating on the puzzles.
Download Please, Don’t Touch Anything
Please Don’t Touch Anything is, thanks to its static appearance and gameplay, very well to play on a touchscreen. The app costs $4.99 on the App Store. The game works with iOS 5.1.1 or later and requires about 50MB of storage.