While it might not seem like it at first glance, the clock will be the key to the player’s salvation and escape from the cabin in Encryption. Of all the cabin puzzles, the clock has the most steps to complete. This curious contraption has a winding path to unlock it and we’re here to be your guide.
Here’s what you need to know about the Cabin Clock Puzzle in Inscryption.
Players can find the clock directly behind their seat at the gaming table. The clock has three buttons that relate to each clock hand.
To unlock stage 1 of the clock, players will need to set the clock hands to 11 o’clock. This means that the large and medium needles should be set to 12, while the little hand should be set to 11.
After completing this step, the cuckoo clock will appear with a golden ring. This ring is not needed for the rest of the clock puzzle, but will be important later when facing the final cabin boss.
Stage 2 of the clock puzzle is where things get complicated and morbid. In fact, this step is less about the clock and more about getting an item that will essentially unlock the second step for you.
The first step to open step 2 of the clock is to open the safe puzzle with the safe key. You should then complete the combat puzzle at the bottom left to open the shelf, which will reward you with the Wolf in a cage card.
The objective now is to play the caged wolf card in any combat encounter and have it removed from enemy damage. This will free the figuri wooden wolfdo behind the mysterious narrator. Walk forward to the opposite wall and pick it up.
Once you have the wooden wolf figure, move to the right until you see a contraption with a wooden squirrel figure holding a golden dagger. Place the wolf figurine in front of the squirrel so that the machine activates and unlocks the dagger.
The dagger will join the other elements of the player’s pack on the game table. In any combat encounter where you have the advantage and win, select the dagger to stab your right eye.
Once you’ve dealt the killing blow to your opponent during the encounter, the mysterious kidnapper will offer you a chest full of eyes to replace. Select the eye surrounded by blue glow and shifting seals.
Once the in-game character has replaced their eye, stand up and go to the clock. The magical eye will reveal blue and pink paint strokes on the clock that indicate the correct position of the clock hands, completing step 2 of the clock puzzle.
The lower portion of the clock will open, revealing another talking card, the Stunted wolf, as well as a roll of film. Like the ring in step 1, the film roll is needed to escape from the booth.
As a spooky horror-mystery game, it’s perfectly fitting that a solution to one of Scryption’s puzzles involves self-harm. Fortunately, replacement magical eye players can be used for other secrets and interactions as well as for further exploration.
Encryption is available on PC.
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