Faraway 3 Arctic Escape: Walkthrough Guide With All Notes / Letters

Faraway 3: Arctic Escape
By: Snapbreak Games

Faraway 3 is the conclusion of Pine Studio’s iOS and Android adventure game trilogy. This will be a complete walkthrough guide with hints, tips, tricks, answers and solutions to get you through the game. I’ll also be including all notes or letters. Feel free to ask for extra help in the comments section.

See my Faraway 1 guide.
See my Faraway 2 guide.

Walkthrough:

Level 1 | Level 2 | Level 3 | Level 4 | Level 5 | Level 6 | Level 7 | Level 8 | Level 9 | Level 10 | Level 11 | Level 12 | Level 13 | Level 14 | Level 15 | Level 16 | Level 17 | Level 18

Level 1:

You can watch my video walkthrough for Level 1 or continue below for my step-by-step guide:

1. Swipe down to open the door and go through.

2. Pull the two levers and then cross the rocks.

3. Turn to the left and take a photo of the pattern. It’s a clue. Also, pick up the note.

4. Turn to the right and copy the pattern you saw on the left into the buttons. Go up the stairs and through the open door.

5. Break one of the jars to the right to get another letter.

6. Turn to the left and zoom in on the crank. Rotate it and then take the portal tile.

7. Before completing the level, let’s go find the third note. This is how you do it. Go back to the buttons. Look at the pattern on the tile and copy one only the yellow lines into the buttons. The structure will rotate and you can then punch in the other half of the pattern and get the third letter.

8. Go up to the portal and place the tile in the slot at the top. Go through to complete Level 1.

And here’s all the letters from Level 1:

Click on the little numbers below to continue to Level 2 or click here.

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Nini xD
2 years ago

Has anyone found the 3rd note on level 6?
I don’t know what I’m doing anymore.

Editor
Reply to  Nini xD
2 years ago

I’m still looking for the one on level 4.

Cliff B
Reply to  Nini xD
2 years ago

Connect all the lines on the first panel

Editor
Reply to  Cliff B
2 years ago

I had already tried that. Unless you mean one of the other panels?

I tried making a square with an X through it on each and nothing happened.

Nini xD
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
2 years ago

Oh I did it. Connect all lines on the 2nd pannel

Cliff B
Reply to  Cliff B
2 years ago

Yes 2nd panel! Sorry

Mehebah
Reply to  Nini xD
2 years ago

Yup, the 3rd letter is revealed when you connect all of the dots on the 2nd Laser Puzzle. Each dot needs to connect to every other dot on the board. It’s a cluster of lasers, but it does the trick!

Nini xD
2 years ago

Level 4 3rd letter: Take out the ring to make the staircase stop between the portal and the triangle. Climb up the stairs and check the spot suspicious spot on the wall. Place 2 rings like shown in the portal tile.

I’m still looking for lvl 6 note and also level 9.

Nini xD
Reply to  Nini xD
2 years ago

Hmm not sure about level 9 but when I held a picture of the portal title in front of the marked pillar, I triggered the 3rd note’s appearance.

Cliff B
2 years ago

3rd letter on level 8 has me stumped

Nini xD
Reply to  Cliff B
2 years ago

Level 8: On the bottom left of the 3×3 yellow/brown grid there’s a movable circle different from the others (it has a square shape inside it). Keep flipping it to make it horizontal and then the 3rd letter should pop out (it may take some tries, don’t give up!).

Cliff B
Reply to  Nini xD
2 years ago

Thanks! Safe to say I would never have gotten that

Vicvic91
2 years ago

What about the 3rd note on lvl.12? That’s the only one I’m missing so far. No way to move any bell to the left to reproduce the pattern… any tips?

Cliff B
Reply to  Vicvic91
2 years ago

For the 3rd note on 12, you need to find a way to replicate the movement of the bell over the exit…3 straight times.

To do so you actually don’t need to use the arrow keys. Instead, insert the same tile3 straight times in the slot on the right.

msnikhil03
2 years ago

Use The Tile On The Sign on the pillar on level 9 to revel an Underground level, in which the letter is kept. The Train Carraige must be stopped perfectly between the cracks on the floor, if you see clearly.

Vicvic91
2 years ago

Completed the game to 100% and noticied that the tile in the main screen is now different: anyone found how to use it? I guess it represent a pilar or something…

Also, I completed the draw with the different 3rd notes, but impossible to decrypt it…

Anyone got some hint about this?

Abu Bakar
Reply to  Vicvic91
2 years ago

Where can i find the 2nd letter in level 9?

Editor
Reply to  Abu Bakar
2 years ago

That’s in my walkthrough.

Abu Bakar
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
2 years ago

your walkthrough has letter number 1 and 3, 2nd letter is still missing.

Kylie
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
2 years ago

Nope. That’s the 3rd letter…..

TJ
Reply to  Abu Bakar
2 years ago

Letter 2 can be found at the first train track rotation table. Turn the table to the right so that the track immediately dead ends. Ride the cart to the dead end, and then swipe to the right to reveal letter 2 leaning against the wall. Tricky location!

Nini xD
Reply to  Vicvic91
2 years ago

The put together image from the notes is very cryptic. It seems like the arms are pointing to something that could represent a clock but there are only 10 squares on each semi circle and not 12. Also, I noticed that the hands have certain fingers pointing out maybe trying to tell the order? Like: the “1 square” guy has hands with 4 and 5 fingers out and the “6 squares” girl has 1 and 2 fingers out.
And there’s obliviously the 1-6 sets of squares around the image. Idk.. maybe it’s just an easter egg.

Luke Frohling
Reply to  Nini xD
2 years ago

It’s a very clever set of steps on how to pilot a certain craft

Baz
Reply to  Luke Frohling
2 years ago

I think we’ve moved on from here now, mate.

Pete Cop
Reply to  Vicvic91
2 years ago

Here’s the combined images from the notes:
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Baz
Reply to  Vicvic91
2 years ago

Did you go through both the endings in level 0?

Vicvic91
Reply to  Baz
2 years ago

Yes Baz, and I believe we are missing something there.
Both endings finish the game, but we don’t opened the Faraway access yet…

Basically, when you complete the game to 100%, you unlock a new “tile” in the main screen with 1 more enigma to solve.
And if you take a closer look at the Appstore screenshots, there is 1 level that appears but that is not part of the 18 available ones…

My though is that we need to do something, as a proof to open the Faraway gate without detructing all the world.
Still so much mystery to discover 🙂

Dan
Reply to  Vicvic91
2 years ago

What do we have to do with the new tile on the main screen? I’ve done everything else but I’m stuck there?!!

Baz
Reply to  Vicvic91
2 years ago

Vic, I noticed the change in tile on title screen @ 100% and the image used in the AppStore (2nd one) that does not appear in the game.

Have the developers ever explained the secrets behind the first 2 games?

I even wandered around level 0 taking loads of photos to see if they showed something additional (like at ending of 2)… nothing?!?

Vicvic91
Reply to  Baz
2 years ago

Yeah, I got a try same way and didn’t noticied ant change on the pics. The notes talk about a way who will open the gate for pure players, but seems that the 100% is not enough this time.

Looking at tile, it looks like a pillar with 8 squares to me, but I played all the Faraway 1/2/3 levels and didn’t found any pillar like that…

I believe that the secret picture need to be decoded if we want to full translate all the notes from Faraway 2. And following the notes in Faraway 3, I think we will find another picture/notes to explain the story of Faraway.
Any idea how to decode it?

For sure, this new tile is the way to go to Faraway. But how, that’s all the mystery I’m hunting for 🙂

Baz
Reply to  Vicvic91
2 years ago

How did you put the image notes together?

Vicvic91
Reply to  Baz
2 years ago

I used Photoshop for that. Looks like each tile on this picture is linked to a small icon, that need to be decoded.

Then, I guess we will have 6 rules to apply to translate each Faraway words

Pete Cop
Reply to  Vicvic91
2 years ago

Both Faraway 1 and 2 got updated 3 weeks ago, I wonder if anything’s been added or changed to create a bigger puzzle across all three games?

Yuu
2 years ago

Any clues for level 10 third note? I found the pickaxe but don’t know what to do with it

Pete Cop
Reply to  Yuu
2 years ago

freeze the left waterfall at the start of the level and then use the pickaxe on it to climb it

Yuu
Reply to  Pete Cop
2 years ago

Thank you. But I figure it out about 1hr after I post this comment. Btw any ideas for the final level? I don’t understand what the portal tittle saying.

Michelle
2 years ago

Just thought I’d let you know, I did have a hard time looking for the third letter for level 9, there is a post just before the first building with the logo same as the tile. If you wait in that section for a little bit in front of that post you’ll fall in and there’s the third clue. Not many people (I mean like literally no one) have found the third letter (well on YouTube that is)

Ash
2 years ago

Does anyone have a hint as to how to get the 3rd letter on level 13?? Thanks.

Pete Cop
Reply to  Ash
2 years ago

It’s in the sand at the centre of the room. I’m not sure if there’s something that you have to do first before you can brush it away (I had spent ages realigning them to try to trigger something)

Burton Ernie
Reply to  Pete Cop
2 years ago

You have to have the final tile. Select it and the snow will disappear.

asb
Reply to  Ash
2 years ago

have the tile to open the portal in your inventory. stand in the center of the main room (aka starting position), select the tile, and click on the snow you’re standing in. took me forever!

Leon
Reply to  Ash
2 years ago

Finally figured it out. After you complete everything and get the square plate to open the portal, go into portal room and install the plate. Don’t enter portal yet. After you put plate in the square space and activate portal, you’ll see the symbol on the plate pulsing, like it’s got power now. Tap on the plate and take it back into inventory, portal will shut down. Back up to center area where the beams cross and there’s snow on ground. Tap the plate w/ symbol on it and then tap the snow. The charged plate melts the snow and reveals the 3rd note. Reinstall plate on portal and go through.

Itten
2 years ago

Anyone know how to get the 3rd note on level 18?
I just can’t work that one out and it’s all I have left!

Pete Cop
Reply to  Itten
2 years ago

On the articulating arm that activates the laser the top circle is actually a button, tapping it will open a hidden panel immediately to the right.

Liv
2 years ago

How do you get the 3rd letter on level 13?

Vicvic91
2 years ago

I used Photoshop for that 🙂

PineStudio
2 years ago

Hey guys,
we just opened the official Pine Studio Discord so if you want to talk more about Faraway or maybe ask us a question you can go there. Here’s the invite: https://discord.gg/nf5nnqM

David
2 years ago

Where is the pickaxe on level 10

asb
Reply to  David
2 years ago

it’s in the tile to open the portal. put it in the portal (to open the portal), then click on the tile. use it to climb up the leftmost frozen drain all the way in the back.

Doc
2 years ago

So has anyone figured out how to open the portal to Faraway yet? Still can’t figure it out

Dicko
Reply to  Doc
2 years ago

Hold down (long press) on the “play” arrow until you enter.

BUffY
Reply to  Dicko
2 years ago

Yes veeeery long press. Then you see an egyptian level.

In the pyramid theres a rocket(?). If you go inside it you need to use the pictures collected to solve. See link above to png file of assembled image (good work!). There are six steps indicated by the number of squares in each bit of image.

First step is pressing 2 buttons around door frame in order indicated by statues fingers. Second down on right side of door and bottom button on left.

Then I’m stuck!!

wandlimb
2 years ago

After you press the buttons move the sliders. The one to the left of the door on 2nd up and the one on the right on the 2nd down. Then some buttons appear under the window. The first, fifth and the arrow need to be on and the rest off. Then the rocket takes off. I think the next bit must be with the spinners but no luck so far. I got the door to open again by pressing the two top corners but I think that should have been last. I’m stuck now.

Baz
Reply to  wandlimb
2 years ago

The “dials” are Circle top right, Square bottom right.
You have to press all the buttons on the revealed panel minus the arrow then something happens at the top of the ship.
Then press 1-5-arrow and it takes off.
Press top corner buttons of door to open and walk out into a planet with a storm and some structures in the distance.

I think the next part has something to do with tapping the screen in the right rhythm that matches the swirls in the storm. I’ve played around with it and have fluked it once and there is a spark between the floating structure on the planet.

joanna
Reply to  Baz
2 years ago

did u get any more luck with pressing the screen in rythym with the swirls in the storm? im stuck there too 🙁

Casey
2 years ago

You didn’t add what all the level 14 notes say. Anyone know what they are?

Jog
2 years ago

The game has been updated, bonus levels 19 and 20 have been added. The bonus levels are quite easy , but I haven’t yet figured out how to get all the notes.

David
Reply to  Jog
2 years ago

Hey Jog, same here, I’ve got two notes on level 19 and 20 but I can’t find the 3rd. Has appunwrapper completed them yet?

fapapucs
Reply to  David
2 years ago

I found all notes on level 19 and 20 too.
The last tiles helped as usually.
On level 19 all arrows must be in that directons where the two dots are.
On level 20 the last tile contains a rope, which have to be used in the right bungalow above the telescope, and move the handle up and down.

Jog
Reply to  fapapucs
2 years ago

Now that I finally got the tile off, I must say: You must move the lever back and forth really, really fast.

Yasineyra
Reply to  Jog
2 years ago

I’m stuck on the notes as well

Spud
Reply to  Jog
2 years ago

On 20 you click the exit tile to get a rope. Go back and attach yhe rope to the right hand telescope by clicking on the hook above it. Then i tried everything but still no third note!

Henrique
Reply to  Spud
2 years ago

Also stuck with the rope on the telescope. The next step looks like it should be removing que top tile, but so far I couldn’t

Stempelknecht
Reply to  Henrique
2 years ago

lvl 20, 3rd note: After applying the rope, just move the telescope up and down several times.

Jog
Reply to  Stempelknecht
2 years ago

I’ve tried that, still no note. Strange…

David
Reply to  Spud
2 years ago

Hey Spud, with the rope attached to the telescope keep moving it up and down repeatedly and eventually the metal hook will break revealing the third note.

Chaz
Reply to  David
2 years ago

This worked for me as well, had to move the telescope up and down maybe 50 or more times, but eventually the tile holding the hook came off the wall and the note appeared

Jog
Reply to  Chaz
2 years ago

I’ve been yanking the lever up and down at least 200 times, still nothing. Maybe there’s some specific way to move it that loosens the tile?

Mand
Reply to  Spud
1 year ago

I can’t attach the rope to the hook. You just select the tile then tap the hook? Do you need to touch the hook with great precision? Or tap + hold, or use a curving motion like the shape of the hook? Or tap multiple times? I’ve tried all of these! The rope simply doesn’t happen for me.

Jog
Reply to  Jog
2 years ago

On level 19 you need to turn the arrows in the two buildings on the right hand side of the yard in a specific way:
On the largest table, turn all the arrows pointing towards the knobs with two dots, so that all the knobs with two dots go down, and the knobs with one dot stay up.
In the other building, turn all three arrows pointing towards the knob with two dots.

David
Reply to  Jog
2 years ago

Hey Jog, I’ve tried what you have said but still nothing for level 19

veence
Reply to  David
2 years ago

same here, tried that but no note showed up !

Clive
Reply to  veence
2 years ago

Here’s how I had all the dials and it opened up the 3rd note, which was probably more luck than judgement.

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Lys
Reply to  veence
2 years ago

It is glitching. If you go to the space under under the opened box which is behind the big dial table and click on the wall it just shows up. If you look in clive’s first screen shot you can see where to click (top left)

Clive
Reply to  David
2 years ago

Here’s how I had all the dials and it opened up the 3rd note, which was probably more luck than judgement.

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Chaz
Reply to  Jog
2 years ago

this worked for me to get note #3. all arrows on all tables pointing toward poles that have two dots. Some one dot poles down too because they were in the path, and not all two dot polls down, but all arrows pointing toward two dot poles

LarrxX
Reply to  Jog
2 years ago

You need to point exactly two arrows on each 2 dots column. And all 1 dot columns should remain up.
On the small table, it’s almost pixel perfect. The one dot columns must not go down!
On the large table, one arrow should point to nothing.
Hope it helps!

Lolt
Reply to  Jog
2 years ago

Does anyone found the 2nd note on level 19?(i mean not the 3rd ones)

divedeeper
Reply to  Lolt
2 years ago

Lolt, any luck? I haven’t been able top find that one either. I found the first and accessed the third but not the second

Jacob Lilya
2 years ago

There are 2 more levels added to the Faraway Escape Games.
They are #’s 19 and 20 Bonus Levels in the Faraway Escape games.

Jmm09
1 year ago

Any hints on the 3rd note for level 19 (first bonus level)? I’ve attempted manipulating the various arrow puzzles and have come up with nothing.

Jmm09
Reply to  Jmm09
1 year ago

Not sure how, but located note.

Jin Kim
1 year ago

Is there anyone who knows about how to get 3rd note in level 19???

Terri Beckman
Reply to  Jin Kim
1 year ago

I have tried every angle possible no luck yet. I keep checking this post to see if there’s a solution or if I figure it out. Good luck.

Monica
Reply to  Jin Kim
1 year ago

I tried what Lys said, and it worked! It looks like it’s glitching, and maybe just not appearing, but is still accessible? https://www.appunwrapper.com/2018/05/23/faraway-3-arctic-escape-walkthrough-guide/#comment-369692 The image referred to is the 1st image in the comment directly above the linked one.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Here’s how the tile leads you to Letter 3. The four non-orange corners are connected via pixel-art, with each blank connected to each of the others. “Each connected to the others.”

Anonymous
1 year ago

The third letter I just can’t get. Is there a specific spot you have to be in?
NEVERMIND GOT IT, there are two lines on the tracks you have to be in between for it to work.

James
8 months ago

I don’t have a hook on level 7 with the first system with all handles. It’s just a grey “box” where the hook should be. What do I do?

James
Reply to  James
8 months ago

Never mind. It didn’t come down originally.

Tricia Garner
5 months ago

I’ve finished all 18 levels and found all 3 notes for each but it shows I’ve only completed 90% of the game 😑 so the bonus levels aren’t showing up. Is it because I have to do something with the picture notes that form a larger picture?

K Gantt
Reply to  Tricia Garner
4 months ago

Same thing for me on Faraway 3 and the previous Faraway 2. Did you receive and answer somewhere else beside this forum?