Labyrinthine is a horror game on Steam that is playable either alone or with up to three others.
It’s mainly a maze game with different puzzles to solve every chapter in order to find out what the place is all about.
Here’s a walkthrough and guide of the puzzles in Chapter 1 of Labyrinthine.
Get your equipment
At the beginning of the game, you’ll be introduced to maze books that you can collect (up to 30 per chapter). I’m not sure what the books are for but they’re not mandatory to complete the puzzle.
Also, grab your torchlight at the second station.
Get through the maze
There won’t be any monsters that will get you in this part. Keep following the maze until you reach the first “Take a break” sign.
From there, continue following the maze and you’ll reach a second “Take a break” sign.
Use the path which has a note warning you not go there.
Decipher the words puzzle
You will then reach the main puzzle of Chapter 1.
Your aim is to decipher the words in the middle to open the gate. Unfortunately, you need to actually find all the words in the maze, even if you know the answer.
The puzzle can only be tampered with after you’re done with the maze.
You can ignore most of the stuff until you reach the part of the maze with the letters “EQU”. Be careful as this might be your first encounter with the monster or whatever the thing is.
The creature has red symbols on its back and will chase after you if he spots you.
You can sometimes hide in the bushes but I’m not sure how it works, because sometimes he still kills you if you hide.
Once you’ve found EQU, go towards the right side. Look for two white wooden fences. Follow the path at the fences.
Your aim is to look for two more statues with the letters “INO” and “XES”.
After you’re done with the words, you can try solving the 9-tiles puzzle.
How to solve the 9-tiles puzzle
This puzzle is basically called Lights Out and it’s not a new concept.
Every time you step on a tile, it lights up the adjacent tiles. Stepping on it again will switch it off.
To make things easy for you, there are actually lights out puzzle solvers available online.
One of them is this. You just need to edit the puzzle solver according to which tiles are already lit inside your game, and the puzzle solver will tell you where to step next.
Once all tiles are lit, the gate opens.
Finish the word puzzle
From the tiles area, you will be led back to this words puzzle.
If you look closely, there’s an arrow on the device. The letters have to be on the same line as the arrow.
The correct word is EQUINOXES.
The gate should open and you can leave the area.