Escape Game: “Castaway”: Walkthrough

Escape Game: “Castaway”
By: IDAC

Walkthrough:

Feel free to ask for help in the comments section until a walkthrough is posted.

(Scroll down to the bottom of the comments for a full walkthrough.)

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Jakub
7 years ago

I’m about half way through but stuck now. I have wooden stick, small box, knife, rope, metal file and piece of cloth. If u are further give me some hint pls

Jakub
Reply to  Jakub
7 years ago

Well I opened small box and got lure but I’m still stuck

Mobes
Reply to  Jakub
7 years ago

Jakub Whats the code for the brown box??? cant work out calender clue or what numbers 483 spread around the place – is there a red number somewhere?…arrrggg

Jakub
Reply to  Mobes
7 years ago

Yea I can’t figure out those codes too. where did u find number 3?

Mobes
Reply to  Jakub
7 years ago

I presumed the 3 scratch marks on the rock was the number 3? where did you get knife?

paula
7 years ago

help im totally stuck!! cant figure out shell shaped container p/w, lever code, or top drawer p/w. i have knife, metal file, rope & shell key can any1 help pls xx

Jakub
Reply to  paula
7 years ago

Second clue for that lever code is on the side of the treasure chest. First is at front from lever code on ground. the rest I don’t know too

paula
7 years ago

i tried allsorts of ways but just cant seem to figure it out

Jakub
Reply to  paula
7 years ago

It’s: top, middle, bottom, top bottom . But u have to zoom both clues first

paula
7 years ago

yeah i figured it out thanks jakub. now any clue about the 3 drawers bottom 1 has log in it n top drawer needs a p/w. i hav tried all diff combos

TazCat
7 years ago

Bloody brilliant! Finally figured out the shell code and it’s one of the better ones.

Can’t remember where I got it but I have a piece of strong fabric with some writing on it that says:
“The place of departure changes everyday. Sometimes it’s the beach, sometimes it’s the rocks. When it’s the rocks the shell must be opened, but Thursdays are no good.”
In the cabinet in the cave where the shell container is there is also a calendar with some dates marked in red and some in green. At the bottom it says:
Red -> Grains
Green -> Lumps
Grains means grains of sand and lumps means rocks.
So…
If the shell must be opened when it’s rocks that means we only want the green dates. (4, 6, 9, 14, & 23)
But…
If Thursdays are “No good” then the 9th and the 23rd are out.
So…
We’re left only with 4, 6, & 14
The code to the shell lock is 4614 (in that order from top to bottom)!!!

Bloody brilliant!

Of course, now I got a slightly rusty key that got me yet another damn stick that I haven’t yet figured out what to do with… but at least it’s one less puzzle to beat my brain against!

Jakub
Reply to  TazCat
7 years ago

Nice one TazCat

Iman
Reply to  TazCat
7 years ago

Where is the fabric or cloth?

vickie
Reply to  TazCat
6 years ago

The 4614 doesn’t seem to work for me. I’ve done everything else but the claim stays shut! LOL! What can I do?

Sharon
Reply to  vickie
6 years ago

I’m having the same problem. Did you solve yours? If so how?
Thanks

TazCat
7 years ago

Best IDAC game I have played yet! I freaking LOVE this one!!! Hard but makes sense once you see the logic which isn’t always the case with these games.

As a teaser… what other game like this will let you build a fishing rod, catch and gut a fish, AND let you build your own raft piece by piece: mast, sail, and all so that you can sail away to be a hero? Seriously. Freaking awesome game.

And it’s all about the sweeter because I figured it all out on my own without having to resort to a walkthrough or help from others! (Although I WILL help others if they really want me too!)
😉

Joe
Reply to  TazCat
7 years ago

This game is frustrating the hell out of me! I applaud you for finishing without any help!
I’m stuck already (still at the beginning) and need your help!
I only have the rope and that’s all. How do I obtain some other tools? And what’s the code for the brown cabinet under the ship? I just can’t understand any of the clues!
Please help!

Mobes
7 years ago

Whats the code for brown box Im stumped……

TazCat
Reply to  Mobes
7 years ago

The little brown box that you get out of the hollow rock? Or the one in the big brown “cabinet” with the logbook?

For the little one you need to view two clues.
First is the little image on the left most palm tree that looks like three blue wavy lines with the letters RBYG underneath.
Second is on the bottom of the box itself and tells you what order to press the “buttons” on the top of the box (feather, bird, eye, egg I believe but double check)

The big one has numerous clues that you need to find.
First you need to note the three “numbers” around the island.
A number 4 on the little pile of rocks near the cave and the hollow rock
A number 8 on the middle palm tree
A “number” 3 on the rock behind the palm trees (in the form of three parallel lines)
Then you need to read the logbook carefully and get a little clever and think like an IDAC game designer. 😉
The last page with writing says that his precious belongings are in the locked drawer in the order of the 15th, 14th, the palm trees, and the 18th.
Read the entries for those dates and you find the final clues.
First digit: On the 15th he went fishing near the rocks. If you click on the water near where the three lines are carved into the rock you get a comment about “that is the sea alright” so that is the fishing spot and so the first digit is 3.
Second digit: On the 14th his ship struck the rocks. This one took me a bit but here’s the logic… there are only two BIG rocks (the one near the ship and the trees and the one with the cave in it). It’s a bit deceptive because you see them in other angles of view too and it seems like they are different big rocks but, no, just two really big rocks. So the second digit is 2.
Third digit: the middle palm tree has an 8 on it so there ya go.
Fourth digit: On the 18th he says he will pile some stones up so others will know he was there or something like that. The little pile of stones has a 4 on it.
So the code plain and simple is: 3284

luke
Reply to  TazCat
7 years ago

I can’t open the top draw, I know the code is 3284 but it won’t open what I’m I doing wrong? arrrhhh help

Iman
Reply to  TazCat
7 years ago

I enter 3284. But it won’t open. What should I do? Write a complete walk through please.

anna
7 years ago

Mobes look on back of box.

anna
7 years ago

Im stuck with a palm tree now! Just cant fugure out how to make a boat.. Clues?

TazCat
7 years ago

It occurs to me now that there are two other possible meanings for “the brown box” LOL and they both come BEFORE the two I already listed.

The OUTSIDE padlock code on the brown cabinet beneath the wrecked ship:
1. Look at the board near the palm trees with the letter C, a 4 petal flower, the letter D, and a 6 petal flower on it.
2. Tap on it until it flips over.
3. The back says CABD
4. Look at the ship and zoom in on the writing on it.
5. It shows the letter A, a 5 petal flower, the letter B, and an 8 petal flower.
6. Put it all together and CABD becomes 4586

The OUTSIDE padlock code on the big brown cabinet in the cave:
1. Notice the lock has a shape next to each digit.
2. Those same shapes appear in two other places.
3. On the wall of the cave is a series of equations with shapes in place of numbers.
4. Outside the cave, on the far right if you tap around you’ll find a heart shaped area with a diamond shape = 7 and the words “Add all”
5. Here it gets a little complicated especially if algebra and the concept of substituting one equation of multiple constants for an equivalent constant is unfamiliar to you. It’s even harder to explain each step in words. BUT if you plug 7 in for each diamond shape on the cave wall and then ADD everything up and do some algebraic substitutions to solve for each of the other shapes individually… you eventually learn that:
The triangle = 5
The circle = 3
The square = 4
The diamond = 7 (of course)
Just plug those numbers into the padlock next to their respective shapes.

Kaka
Reply to  TazCat
7 years ago

I can’t see the sharp next to the padlock of each digits 🙁

TazCat
Reply to  Kaka
7 years ago

The shapes are visible in the closest view of the padlock locking the large cabinet inside the cave.
Top shape is a triangle=5
2nd shape is a circle=3
3rd shape is a square =4
4th shape is a diamond=7

If you can’t see the actual shapes for some reason just tap each digit until that padlock reads 5347 (top to bottom). Just remember that you have to examine the clues before the code will actually work!!! Location of clues and needed actions is:
1. Zoom in on picture on INSIDE right hand wall of cave and click until dialog finishes
2. Zoom in on the heart shaped carving on the rock OUTSIDE of the cave (click to the right of the cave mouth just left of the arrow to actually turn to your right) and tap on heart until dialog finishes

TazCat
7 years ago

Anna,
Have you cut down ALL THREE palm trees? *Hint, hint*
And did you use the saw on them AGAIN to cut them into 9 logs? *Nudge, nudge*
What might you bind them together with? *Wink, wink*
And what would make a good mast? *Say no more, say no more*
Could the fabric perhaps be a sail?
What must a sail be attached to which, in turn, could be attached to a mast?

(my apologies to Monty Python for stealing their Hint, hint. Nudge, nudge. Wink, wink. Say no more, say no more. bit of British humor. And my condolences to anyone who hasn’t been exposed to enough Monty Python to get the reference and laugh!) ;-P

Mobes
7 years ago

Tazcat youre brilliant thank you and I get monty python reference lol….i look on the bright side of life

Thanks Anna as well!

Time to reattack

TazCat
Reply to  Mobes
7 years ago

Mobes,
But do you bow before the holy sandal? Or the holy guord? 😉

Not to mix my Monty Python references or anything but:
Go forth and find that grail… just watch out for killer rabbits! Errr… Go find that escape route that is!

And always remember…
Every sperm is sacred! LOL

Mobes
Reply to  TazCat
7 years ago

I shall conquer the grail!…., until then its only a flesh wound….she says as she taps coconuts (tie in to game) and re attacks this bloody game

TazCat
Reply to  Mobes
7 years ago

Clip clop clop clip
I can hear the sound of Knights followed by coconut wielding squires now!

Bring me a shrubbery! Or a palm tree raft… whichever. LOL

Meredith
7 years ago

Can’t find key to treasure chest. Hints welcome!

TazCat
Reply to  Meredith
7 years ago

The treasure chest is opened with a golden key that is inside the belly of a fish you need to catch with a homemade fishing pole. (Remember it says in the logbook that he went fishing near the rocks and a fish ate his key?)

As for making that fishing pole (if you haven’t already) you will need:
1. A long sturdy stick from inside the tall skinny cabinet under the wrecked ship (opened via the 5 “levers” in the top of the attached box)
2. The fishing lure found inside the small brown box inside the hollow rock
3. The length of fishing line found inside the top drawer of the brown cabinet beneath the wrecked ship (see other posts regarding the code to open the cabinet and the drawer if need be)

Once you have assembled your fishing rod go to where the 3 lines are carved into the big rock and select the pole and tap the sea until it drops the line in and you catch the fish. Then gut the fish with your knife.

mert
7 years ago

What is the 3 letter passcode for the itemwater buried below the heart outside the cave?

TazCat
Reply to  mert
7 years ago

Code to the little box buried beneath the heart is derived from the clue hidden under the coconut.

Full unabridged explanation to derive solution:
Paper shows a picture of two palm trees and has two sets of numbers:
56, 51, 47, 44, 42, 41
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24, #a, 15, 12, 10, #b
(I used the #a and #b in place of the big black dot on the note)

The first sequence tells you the “rule” for the relationship between each consecutive number:
56-5=51, 51-4=47, 47-3=44, 44-2=42, 42-1=41

Applying the same rules to the second sequence gives you the following:
24-5=19, 19-4=15, 15-3=12, 12-2=10, 10-1=9

So #a=19 and #b=9

Readers Digest Short and Condensed answer:
The code to the box is 199

TazCat
Reply to  TazCat
7 years ago

Sorry, my attempt to make a down arrow between the two sequences didn’t line up too well! I’ll have to experiment to find a better way to do that.
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Ririkins
7 years ago

I’m usually good at these escape room games but this one has me TOTALLY STUMPED. ..HELP!!!! The only item i’ve acquired is the rope. I’ve found plenty of clues but have no idea what they are for, (with the exception of the shapes on the wall of the cave), and haven’t found any other items:-( HELP HELP HELP

Nicole
7 years ago

Can someone please help? Im stuck on the “shell” lock code inside the cave. Where do i find the password for that? Thanks. 🙂

TazCat
Reply to  Nicole
7 years ago

Nicole,
If you read my first post up above (11th post down from the top… starts out “Bloody brilliant….” it fully explains the shell code. There are numerous clues and you need to be sure you view them all before the code will work.

If you just want a hint and not the full answer then I’ll just say this:
You need the msg on the piece of cloth and the calendar that is on the shelf above the shell. Read both carefully and consider alternate interpretations of the cryptic notes about “grains” and “lumps” that is at the bottom of the calendar. You need to use all of the clues together to figure out which of the colored dates you need for the code.

Jimmy
7 years ago

How do you get the small box out of the rock??

shauna
Reply to  Jimmy
7 years ago

How do you get the box out of the stone

Jimmy
7 years ago

OK I figured it out. Lol. What’s up with the earrings?

TazCat
Reply to  Jimmy
7 years ago

Yeah I wondered about the earrings too. Whoever wrote the logbook made a point of hiding them and then made sure we knew about it by talking about them in the logbook so I figured they were important for some reason, but I never figured out how to get the darn things! LOL

In any case they don’t seem to be necessary for the outcome of the game. Go figure… but your guess as to the point of them being there is as good as mine! 😉

L
7 years ago

I am so stuck. I have opened everything except for the treasure chest and I can’t find the lower for my fishing pole anywhere.. I have the little brown box with the clues but I can’t figure out how the clues work. There is probably an axe had somewhere also that I can’t find. I think I’ve clicked on everything about 20 * and I just can’t figure it out can anyone help.

Meredith
7 years ago

Thanks TazCat! I was determined that I had to cut the line off the bobbin before attaching the lure! Frustrated myself over nothing. Thanks for all the help

Gianna Calvani
7 years ago

I can’t reach the little brown box in the stone and the bucket between the rocks. Please help me

L
7 years ago

Oh good grief. Got the box open that was easy. Don’t know what I was thinking before.”

eu
7 years ago

The 2nd digit — “2” of code for little brown box isn’t come from “two BIG rocks”, its hint should be two earrings, that is written in logbook on 14th also.

Rosangela
7 years ago

Plesae can someone tell me how to get the box out of the rock?I tried combining objects, but nothing works! Help!!!!

Rosangela
7 years ago

Nevermind I got it! How do you get the earrings?
Made fishing rod, cought fish, got key, opened chest. Got sow and cut down palm tree. Now what?

eldominic
Reply to  Rosangela
7 years ago

how to make fishing rod?