Cantaloop - Book 1

Breaking into prison


Cover: Cantaloop - Book 1: Breaking into prison


300+ min.

Game Design:
Friedemann Findeisen
Kerstin 'noody' Buzelan & Johannes Lott
Graphic Design:
atelier198 (Klemens Franz)
Rules & Development:
Grzegorz Kobiela
Release Year:
1 Book, 1 Map (postcard), 1 Trigger sheet, 1 Decoder (red-foil), 1 poster, 60 Cards
Choking Hazard

NOT A TOY! Choking hazard. Not suitable for children under three years.


Lookouts interactive adventure book series - A playable thriller

Prequel now available as print and play! Just head to Cantaloop - Book 0: The Prequel

Introduction from the book

The point-and-click adventure game genre was born in 1976 on the PC. In this type of game, the player assumes the role of a character in an interactive story driven by puzzle solving and exploration. Popular titles include Myst, Telltale's Walkind Dead series, and all those games about ape archipelagos that you loved as a kid, but we won't name lest we be sued. This game is a direct adaption of these mechanics to the cardboard medium that requires no electronics to play. In other words, you are holding a classic point-and-click adventure game in book format. You will talk to characters, combine items to solve puzzles, and explore a unique world to get ahead in the story.

In the first part of the Cantaloop Trilogy, you embody the small-time criminal Oz "Hook" Carpenter who just returned from exile, seeking revenge on the person who made you leave in the first place. But thats easier said than done: You wont stand a chance against the most powerful crook of the city all by yourself. You need a team of people with a unique set of skills if you even want the slightest chance to succeed.

Explore 20 beautifully illustrated locations, talk to characters and solve tricky puzzles to gather your crew in this "Point'n'Click" like game. Search and collect items, figure out where to use them and combine them with each other.

Do you have what it takes? Find out in Cantaloop - An interactive adventure book!


"Hook" Carpenter is a charismatic and resourceful crook. Even though he's one of the best of his kind, ten years ago, he got tricked and went undercover. Now he's back on Cantaloop Island and he's all out for revenge! But he needs a team for his plan. Thing is ... the best hacker in town is doing time. For Hook, that's a minor inconvenience at best. He just needs to break into prison ...

The "Interactive Adventure" series by Lookout Games is a story game in book format. Like a computer "point & click" adventure, this game tells a non-linear story full of quirky characters, useless items, and tough riddles. Explore different locations, collect and combine items, talk to different characters, and find out how the story unfolds.


3D-Shot of the book
3D-Shot of the book
Greetings from Cantaloop!
Greetings from Cantaloop!
Don't worry about spoilers. You will explore this location very early in the game.
Don't worry about spoilers. You will explore this location very early in the game.


Trigger Sheet


OK, lets be honest: Is this just another escape room game?

No. While the game mechanics certainly could be used to create an escape room style game, "Cantaloop" is not doing this. The game is more like a classic "Point & Click" adventure, known from PC.

Why are there no rules to download?

"Cantaloop" is an interactive book and so are the rules. The introduction of the book teaches you all rules on the fly so that studying the rules is not necessary!

I heard there is a prequel story freely available as download. Where can I find it?

Just head over to our games page and click on "Cantaloop - Book 0: The Prequel" (or use the link given in the description above).