Alleys: Walkthrough Guide, Tips and Tricks


Alleys is a new 3D adventure game by THEMEr. It takes place in an empty theme park and you need to find four special keys to escape. Much of the game is about looking carefully in and under things for keys, which makes it a bit difficult to make a step-by-step guide, especially since it’s in 3D. But I’m posting videos of my playthrough and I’m also going to include some helpful tips and tricks for those who find themselves hopelessly stuck.

Tips & Tricks:

– Zoom in on things and pan the camera around to find keys and tool cards. They can be easy to miss if you’re not paying close attention. Look up, look down, search every nook and cranny!

– This game has an inventory, but instead of carrying around object in your bag like a ladder, you have Tool Cards. These act the same way as inventory items, but they just look like cards. Unlike most adventure games, you can’t just walk around and try to use them on things. Instead, when you tap on a door or object, the game will either tell you you don’t have the right tool for the job, or it will open your inventory and ask you to find the right card.

– I realized this about 45 minutes into my game and I wish I noticed it sooner, but you can climb up ladders. I was very surprised when I climbed up my first one, as I thought they were just decoration. So be observant and don’t ignore things.

– Make sure to check in at every new place you encounter! Check-in points are needed to unlock certain areas, so you need to accumulate them.

– Don’t worry about spending your keys and running out. The game always has enough lying around as long as you’re observant. You can’t get truly stuck because you spent your keys on a chest instead of a door. If you don’t have enough keys, keep exploring.

– The game keeps a list of goals for you. They’re useful, but you should also make a list for yourself — either physically or mentally — of locked doors and other inaccessible areas you’ve passed by and what’s needed to open them.

– You’ll eventually get a map, but I’m bad at reading maps so it’s not helping me much, but maybe it will help you.

– Puzzle Hint: There’s a door that only opens at a specific time. There’s also a clock somewhere! Work it out. 😉

– Again, explore! So far, there haven’t been any difficult puzzles. It’s more about keeping your eyes open and being willing to retrace your steps to see if you’ve missed anything.

Video Walkthrough:

Part 1, First Town Key:

Part 2, Second Town Key:

Part 3:

Part 4:

Part 5, Third Town Key:

Part 6, The Treasure + Phone Booth:

More coming soon!

This Post Has 47 Comments

  1. Susan Agee

    Have found all four keys, but cannot find the check-in for the hidden treasure.

    1. William Hu

      Use to decode the following hint:
      Vg’f va gur zvarf fbzrjurer… cnl irel pybfr nggragvba gb gur jnyyf.

      1. Susan Agee

        Thank you but I am not sure what you mean?

        1. Susan Agee

          Ahh. I understand. Thank-you!!!!

      2. Susan Agee

        So I had previously followed the Wall pics and found the matching ones. It said you solved the treasure hunt but then nothing happened, and it wonΓÇÖt let me check in at the upper level. Must be a glitch?

        1. Susan Agee

          Lol. I figured it out. I needed to do the check in at the mine. Phew!

  2. William Hu

    I think the game starts getting quite non-linear later on!
    I did not find all four keys, but did manage to escape from the park… it’d be a spoiler to say just how.
    Interestingly, I can’t re-access that save file after I left the park. So someday when I have the endurance I’ll take another dip into Alleys and see if I can 100% complete the game with all secrets found, all nooks and crannies explored…

    1. Ivo

      Did you escape via the miners area (as I) or….?

  3. Terri Beckman

    I am stuck! I have found 3 keys have found the mine and used the booth. Found where there was pirate treasure. Have scoured the sewer system endlessly. Now where to go canΓÇÖt find cards for the vase or the door in the 1 st area.

    1. Susan Agee

      ItΓÇÖs been awhile that I played, having achieved 34 objectives, all keys, and all but 2 check-ins, but what helped me is the objectives have a little symbol to signify the area the objective can be achieved. (Which area the keys can be found). I plan to go back and find the treasure and the remaining check-ins. There is also a hidden area that requires a written code. Interesting!!

      1. anna

        IΓÇÖve played the entire game up and down and through every corner, but i havenΓÇÖt found that hidden area? where is it? helppppp <3

  4. Caryn G

    Help, IΓÇÖve found 3 key safes but seemed to have trapped myself in the minerΓÇÖs house, unable to lift the spell on the door under the stairs or open the second chest on the floor in the master bedroom, although I have cards and keys leftover. Is there any trick to get out or go back, or is this the end of my game? Thanks.

    1. Geo

      Did you ever figure that out? I am trapped!

  5. Ivo

    What a great game. But the ending was kind of strange… obviously there is more than 1 ending. I was not able to return once I entered the mine at the spot where ai expected to find the treasure… Hope there will be an update with which you can return after. Great game and dedinitely worth the money

  6. Julie

    Help!!! I canΓÇÖt get on the bus and I have to right tool/key thingy

  7. Lisa

    Please help! IΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗m fairly far along but I keep going back to the starting point where there is a card behind the first chest. It requires a code to pick it up. On the keyboard it shows d…e and I canΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗t figure out what could be. Anyone know?

    1. Susan Agee

      I finished the game with all keys/objectives/treasure, etc. and never figured out what that was about. Perhaps for future?? Great game though!!!

      1. Lisa

        Thank you Susan. I was afraid it was the family crest card which I havenΓÇÖt found yet.

  8. Bill

    Could not fide the cose for the code card behind the big box by the main enterence….
    Did anybody figure it out?

    1. Lisa

      Apparently that card does nothing now. Maybe in a future update.

  9. Lisa

    I have all keys and finished the Miners house. I can leave town through the closet but I donΓÇÖt want toend the game.
    How can I leave the house and go back into town?

    1. Lisa

      I got out.

      1. Klc

        IΓÇÖm stuck in the same spot and donΓÇÖt want to have to leave the town either. Did you ΓÇ£escapeΓÇ¥ the mining owners house or leave town thu the closet? I keep going back to every room and canΓÇÖt figure out how to escape otherwise. Any help/guidance you could provide is appreciated!

        1. Lisa

          Hi Klc,
          I took a chance as there was no other option, and left from the closet under the stairs. Thankfully it only takes you out of the house but not out of the game. You end up back in town where you can complete things then leave the game if you wish, from the mine.

          1. Klc

            Awesome! Thanks Lisa!

  10. Lisa

    Any hints for how to enter the library? ItΓÇÖs all I have left to do before leaving town.

    1. Susan Agee

      Its been too long since I played, but the what I remember is that I should’ve figured it out sooner than later. (Perhaps I had the card in hand?) Another great game is The Eyes of Ara. Good luck!!

  11. Doug

    I used the flower card to move the grave marker. There is a hole underneath but I canΓÇÖt do anything with it?

  12. BreezySummer

    IΓÇÖve finished the game and loved it. IΓÇÖm still frustrated that I never found the employee ID card to enter the employee lounge in the sewer. I also finished the game without finding out what was found at the location of each of the ΓÇ£hint photosΓÇ¥. IΓÇÖd really appreciate it if someone would tell me where to find each location. (I would be more than happy to answer questions for someone who is in the middle of the game.) Thanks guys!

    1. Susan Agee

      The sewer employee ID card is found in the other break room in the wall. Under the table if I remember. Keys were found at the hint photos, one was in the mine, one in the hallway across from utility offices, and the other at the exit of the sewer in original area by the library. IΓÇÖve played it twice, several months apart, and I used the map this time as I wanted to achieve all check inΓÇÖs etc.

    2. Vino

      Sewer ID card is under the trash cart in the break room.

      1. MelG

        I canΓÇÖt find the employee Id. I searched in the wall break room and in the restaurant but to no avail. In one of my replays I stumbled upon it but I canΓÇÖt recall where. Help please. I have all the gate keys but I donΓÇÖt want to leave without going through the employee rooms. Great game btw. Hoping for an updated version. Playing on iPad, if that matters.

        1. Melodie Grace

          DOH! I found it. Thanks all.

  13. RAM

    Anyone know what the ΓÇÿHidden AchievementΓÇÖ is?

  14. Eli

    Does anybody know how to get into the second staff room? IΓÇÖm pretty sure itΓÇÖs the door in the sewers, because I already did the one where I had to put the ID in a weird slot. Missing an achievement for it.

  15. Becci H

    Can anyone remember where to get the I.d. Card ?

  16. Logan Montierth

    How do you find the map?

    1. Rhubarb

      The map is in one of the chests that are in the library that can only be opened once you get 20 or 25 check-ins, and so you need to go back there to get it.

  17. Loretta

    When I go into the alley by the library, I get a message that the gate is locked from the other side instead of letting me into the garden. Hence, I canΓÇÖt get the bus tool and canΓÇÖt go any further. Hope u have an idea.. thanks,,

    1. AppUnwrapper

      I think I covered that in one of my videos, but itΓÇÖs been a while since I played.

      1. Loretta

        Thanks. IΓÇÖll look around

  18. Sarah

    I have the problem of not getting into the garden to get the bus tool card. I also have the library tool card but it wonΓÇÖt let me use it in the slot by the library door. I am completely stuck. Hints?

    1. Anna

      IΓÇÖm having the same problem. The gate is locked from inside. How should I be able to open it and get to the bus key?

    2. Cee

      Me too.

    3. Rhubarb

      If you already have the library card, then when you tap on the library wall slot thing, it should show you your cards, and you click on the check mark under the library card. That should make the door able to be opened. You need to go through several rooms and hallways of the library until you get to the back door that opens onto a courtyard. The bus card is lying on the ground in that courtyard.

  19. Paul

    Loving this game! Couple things: there is a secret wall in the library that requires a tool card. Anyone know where to find this?

    Where do I find the treasure card for the mine?

    1. Rhubarb

      If my memory is correct, the tool card for the secret library lair is in the flower symbol area, I think in the parking meter looking thing next to a check-in.
      I think the mine entrance tool card is on a restaurant table, and the card that enables you to collect mine treasure – coal and ingots – is in the trunk that is in the small side room next to the crashed bus.

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