Escape Game: “An Uninspired Man”: Another great IDAC game marred by flawed game mechanics.

Escape Game: “An Uninspired Man”

Click here for my walkthrough.


If you’ve played IDAC room escape games before, you probably have a love-hate relationship with them. It’s because they are often free and have some great puzzles, but the game mechanics can cause unnecessary frustration. “An Uninspired Man” is one of their better games, but suffers from these same issues.

Gameplay 3.5/5
There really are some great puzzles here, and for the most part they’re intuitive. But I got stuck several times, and almost every time it was because to open or turn over an object in my inventory, I had to tap a specific pixel. With certain objects, you could tap them till your fingers bleed, but unless you get it at just the right spot, you’ll assume there’s just nothing there to be found. So, if you go into this game knowing that you should tap *everywhere* — and I *mean* everywhere! — then you might not get as frustrated as I did. The game is actually quite long for their games, and most items have multiple uses. You won’t be finishing this game in ten minutes.

What also bothered me about this game was the cart in middle of the room that you can’t interact with. It drove me crazy! I kept thinking I just didn’t tap on the right spot to zoom in on it. But no, it was never used. It was pretty distracting, though.

Overall, I would consider this to be one of IDAC’s better games. It’s definitely worth trying.

Story: 2.5/5
Not much of a story here, but better than many of their other games. You’re a businessman who works for a department store and was tricked into getting locked in the clerk’s office. Now you have to use your surroundings to escape.

Graphics: 2.5/5
I wish IDAC would move on from their simple 2D graphics and stick with the 3D. These over-simplified drawings pale in comparison to the 3D. However, they are clear and there’s no mistaking what you’re looking at. They do the job without the bells and whistles.


Audio 1/5
Like most IDAC games, there’s no soundtrack and the sound effects are very minimalistic. They don’t add much to the game.

Replay Value 1/5
This is a room escape game, and once you escape there isn’t much reason to play again. There are no items to collect or alternate endings to look for.

Conclusion 3.5/5
This is another IDAC game that’s worth playing if you can get it for free. But be prepared for some frustrations and a *lot* of tapping. There are some great puzzles here, though, and it is quite satisfying to complete it.

If you liked this game, check out Escape Game: “An Odd Game”, Escape Game: “Strange House” and Atmosfear.

This Post Has 75 Comments

  1. AppUnwrapper

    If you need any help, feel free to ask and I’ll help out.

    1. Nete

      I am stuck at the computer, what do I do?

      1. AppUnwrapper

        What items do you have so far (used and unused)?

      2. Nete

        For unused items I have the spray can, ruler ( both I’ve used once) an envelope, lens, and radio

        1. Nete

          Oh yeah I have one missing item and have used everything else

        2. AppUnwrapper

          Open up the envelope and look at both sides of the papers inside.

          1. Nete

            Ok so it’s a tax doc and it has 2 triangles on the back. I can’t find find the connection

            1. AppUnwrapper

              Use it on on that green sticky square like you did the other shapes.

          2. Nete

            Is the paper supposed to show or just the envelope? When i do the same thing as the others nothinghappens. Thanksfor helpingme by the way Γò¼ΓòíΓö£Γò¥Γö£Γòù

            1. AppUnwrapper

              If you tap enough times, the paper with the triangle on it should replace the envelope. Then you can use it.

    2. Nete

      Is there any other way to get the paper to replace the envelope? I’ve been tapping with no result I even started the game again with no result.

      1. AppUnwrapper

        You still can’t use it on the green square? Did you add the diamond to it to make a triangle?

        1. Nete

          I don’t have a diamond that must be the item I’m missing any guesses to where I can find it?

          1. AppUnwrapper

            That’s a tough one. I actually found it by accident. I’ll tell you this — it’s stuck on the inside of a cabinet door. Happy hunting 🙂

  2. nikki

    im stuck please could you give me a clue, i have 2 pieces of paper (a circle and square) a ruler and a spray can, i dont know any draw codes, thanks for any help you can give me.

    1. AppUnwrapper

      Take a closer look at the blinds and see if you could find something odd. Then try using some of your items on it.

      1. Diane

        Tried everything
        But it keeps saying sticky! Also have the color order behind
        The calendar but it doesn’t work on the door at all!

        1. AppUnwrapper

          Yeah, you still need to find another clue before it will let you use the color code (silly, I know, but that’s hoe IDAC works).

          As for the sticky stuff, have you tried placing the shaped pieces of paper on there?

          1. Diane

            Yes, tried putting anything there but none works. So frustrated!

            1. AppUnwrapper

              Does it show a green outline yet? Once it does, use the completed shapes (square and circle) on it.

  3. Diane

    No it doesn’t. Can u pls do a walk through? I am so lost! Also the “an odd game”. Have u done it?

    1. AppUnwrapper

      Do you have the tea can? Use it on the sticky part to get the green outline.

  4. Rachael

    I’m in the same situation. I have both shapes, a red spray can and a ruler, can’t use anything on either of the items and nothing will work on the blinds. Please help

    1. AppUnwrapper

      Look on the very bottom of the main door. Zoom in on it.

      1. Diane

        That didn’t mean anything to me too….. the . 2 3… I thought it is the password of the first drawer but it didn’t work… actually I have tried all the possible combination of the drawer and none of them worked!

        1. AppUnwrapper

          The code on the bottom of the door is actually three numbers, not two. It unlocks a different lock. Don’t worry about the drawer yet.

          1. Gary

            can’t stop staring at the number on the bottom of the door…… but can’t figure it out…. seems so simple!! very frustrating…. please help!

        2. Diane

          Hi there, I have finally worked it out. Not easy at all! Thank you very much for all the help!

  5. james

    help!!!! im stuck. does the 30 years box open or something? i have the AM0823 code, but have no idea where to use it! i have the radio and cord, n have found the plug socket, but it wont let me turn the radio on??? and i cant open the safe??? i still have one item left to find? and i still need to use the spray and ruler again as theyre still in play! really would appreciate help! thanks!!!

    1. AppUnwrapper

      No, the 30 years box does not open. Read the description carefully and then look at the calendar again in the other room. Between the two of them, you should get the password for the safe.

  6. james

    1980? that was what i tried first!? but it wont work!??? i think maybe i have to do something else first too? i still havent worked out how the safety first cabenit opens? does that have something to do with it???

    1. AppUnwrapper

      You almost have the year right — take another look at the description of the gift.

  7. james

    my bad! bad math! got the code!

  8. james

    now im stuck again, i got the finger prints off the keyboard. but dont know what comes next??? sorry, to just ask at every step, but i think its clear this game has got the better of me!!! 🙁

    1. AppUnwrapper

      If you still have use of the can and lens, then there’s another place you need to wipe your prints from.

  9. james

    DONE!!! thank you!!!! i can sleep….

  10. Pauline

    Great article, great website layout, stick to the great work

  11. Rachael

    So greatful for this website lol! I’d go insane otherwise.
    Right, I have just founf the radio and attached the cable, but when trying to plug it in it says I dont need to listen to that now. Had a look around the room but can’t find anything else…..

    1. AppUnwrapper

      Do you have any items in your bag that are still usable? If so, find a use for them until they darken out 🙂

  12. Rachael

    Yes I still have the ruler (used once before) red spray can (never used) and the square paper (which iv found the clue but not found what to use it on) any little tips you can give me??

    1. AppUnwrapper

      Ah ok. For the square clue, get up close to the grey cabinet and try to look behind it.

  13. Rachael

    Right, I have opened the safe and got the lens, I have read the last post re finger prints?? Every time I touch the comp it just takes me to enter password??

    1. AppUnwrapper

      You need to enter the password before you can wipe the prints. Do you have the triangle yet?

  14. Rachael

    Complete!!! Thank you so much…..

  15. Ivy

    i cant zoom in the handle of the red safety kit.. pls help..

    1. AppUnwrapper

      Hi! Make sure you saw all the clues before trying to do so. You might even want to try tapping on the blue door, as it tells you you need to find another way out. The game is weird like that.

      Let me know if you still need help!

  16. Minda

    Hello, I have red spray, square page, half circle page, ruler, key /once used/ and a shoe. I stuck. I found some words on the calendar and something leaking from the blue window. What should I do next? Please help me.

  17. Minda

    Sorry, I found tea can and used my complete square in the blue blind, it says UDUD. And I stuck again. Please give me a little help to find another piece of circle. Should I take attention to pen stand and white board?

    1. AppUnwrapper

      Examine the shoes carefully. As for UDUD, try to look behind the grey cabinet.

  18. Minda

    Step by step. I found lens. I tried to enter words which behind the computer but it says incorrect password. Should I use more clues for computer password?

  19. Minda

    Sorry. Words behInd calendar

  20. Minda

    Hehe, another step. I found radio. I have red spray, tea can and lens left. I used all items. And I still don’t use calendar words. How can I find cord, and how to use tax evasion file. It says “let’s delete it”. And where is disappeared fingerprint? How I use white board and pen stand?

    1. AppUnwrapper

      You used the words on the calendar already to get into the other room.

      Open the tea can to find a clue. And you need to erase your fingerprints from the computer.

  21. Monica

    I cant click on the safety box, I think im about to break my phone

  22. Cadburydolly

    Anyone know where the safety deposit box is I can’t seem to find it

  23. Cadburydolly

    Anyone know where the safety deposit box is in escape game an uninspired man

  24. skylar

    I’m can’t open the safety box.
    Can you tell me how to open it please.

  25. Dalha

    I wiped the finger prints from the computer and what do i have to do? And also the raido, it keeps on sayn i dont have to listn now. Please help.

  26. Dalha

    And also do you know the emergency box’s colored combination lock? If you do
    know, then please tell me.

  27. yen

    how can i get the password for laptop? what did i miss?
    i have tea can, spray, lens, and a thin triangle paper. help me!!!
    frustrating. thanks.

  28. Teresa Matheson

    I used to really enjoy Idac games or or waveA but now I can’t find them under any label. Are they still around?

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