The Game Billboard screen loads the game and displays the text
“Brain Escape Addiction from smoking is hard to escape.”
This game is called Brain Escape. The objective is to see if you can steer the brain away from nicotine, the highly addictive chemical in cigarettes. A play button is displayed [PLAY]. Press tab to reach the play button, then press space bar or enter to press the play button. In Windows you’ll have to hold the shift key to start and play the game.
After pressing play, the Game Instructions screen displays the text “Brain Escape Tap to steer the brain away from nicotine, the highly addictive chemical in cigarettes.”
Here’s how to play the game: Nicotine forms the right and left border and extends into the play area. The brain moves left and right in the play area. Your objective is to keep the brain from hitting the bordering nicotine. Change the direction of the brain’s movement by using the enter key or space bar. A start button is displayed [START]. Press tab to reach the start button, then press space bar or enter to press the start button.
After pressing start, the Game Play screen displays the text “Start tapping”. Press enter or space bar to begin playing the game. In Windows you’ll have to hold the shift key to play the game.
When the brain approaches nicotine, you will hear a strumming sound, signifying you should change direction. The strumming sounds will become more frequent the closer the brain gets to nicotine.
If the brain hits nicotine, you will hear a booming sound, and the brain will begin to move faster, increasing the difficulty of the game. If the brain hits nicotine three times, the game is over and you will be taken to the End of Game screen.
The End of Game screen displays the text “Game over When you smoke cigarettes, nicotine gets to your brain. Once it’s there, it can make you crave more and more nicotine.” A replay button is displayed [REPLAY]. Press tab to reach the replay button, then press space bar or enter to press the replay button.
When you hit the replay button, you will be brought back to the Game Instructions screen.
Here’s an overview of what each key does:
Tab Key – Cycles through selectable user controls.
Enter Key or Space Bar – Controls movement of the brain as a substitute for clicking or tapping.
Escape Key – Ends the game and loads the End of Game screen.