Exit Strategy – Puzzle Game

They say no one ever escaped from the New Reykjavik Penitentiary, probably because no one ever did, but as one of NeRP’s newest inmates, you’re hoping you’ll be an exception to the rule…

Difficulty: ***
Maths knowledge required: None

This puzzle game looks like a text adventure, but is actually something rather different. Make sure to set your frustration threshold to high before you give it a go.


At the end, you will get a score out of 1000. Of course, nothing short of full marks counts as a victory…

This puzzle does not require any mathematical knowledge at all, though you will need Python 3, along with a couple of basic packages (numpy and random).

If you are new to Python, I recommend installing the Anaconda distribution (https://www.anaconda.com/download/), then you can open and run the file in Spyder.

Comments welcome below. They are all moderated, so no need to worry about spoilers.

IMAGE: Small Prison Scene, Joseph Wright of Derby. c. 1787-90

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Thomas Oléron Evans, 2018

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