Submachine 7; english walkthrough


Submachine 7: The Core Walkthrough

The names for the areas and the sub-sections of the game are my own.

To navigate move your cursor to the edge of the screen (or over an open doorway, staircase, or ladder). If the cursor becomes a hand you can click and move in that direction.

Watch for cursor changes that indicate clickable areas. The cursor will change to a hand.

There are 5 secrets in the game. These secrets are tokens that can be used in the super special secret section of the game.

Good luck!

Outside the Barrier

You begin in front of a strange machine with a coiled blue light bulb. Go left.

Okay, you are at a barrier that you cannot go through. Notice the machine leaning against the square stone block appears to need a key card.

Go right back to the blue light machine and go right again.

More odd machinery, including something that is sitting on what looks like a broken column.

On the ground, to the left of the column, is a long steel tube, pick it up.

Go right.

Now you’re at a double light stand, with more bits and pieces of machinery.

To the left of the double light stand is what looks like a stack of round stones in a pile, with a couple of pieces of wood leaning against the pile.

Click on the pieces of wood to move them and pick up the key stone.

Go right.

This looks like a makeshift outdoor dining area, including a cup of coffee on the table.

On the table are two pieces of paper, take them and examine them both. One is a picture (triangle stone key clue) and one is a document.

On the ground next to a large spool of electrical cord is a swipe card, take it.

Notice the box to the right of the spool of cord looks like it needs a key.

Go right.

Okay, looks like the edge of a cliff, no going any further right. On the ground next to the light stand is a picture, take it (key stone clue).

Go left five times until you are back at the barrier.

Put the key card in the machine slot and pull the handle.

The light will go out and the barrier will drop.

Take the light bulb from the lamp and go left.

Behind two partial columns is another barrier.

On top of the taller column (on the right) is a rock, click on it to move it.

Notice that the rock is able to go through the barrier. These barriers are created by the special light bulbs in the round lamps.

Use the steel tube from you inventory on the round light (on the left) to break the bulb and drop the barrier.

The barrier is now down.

Go left.

Inside the Barrier

You should now be at an area with three columns and a pipe running through the bottom of the scene. On the ground in front of the far right column is a valve, take it.

Go left.

A hole has been knocked into a wall on the left to allow cables and pipes to go through. Go left through the hole.

You’ve arrived at a statue of Buddha, surrounded by glowing blue plants.

To the right of the base of the statue, below a satellite dish looking thing, is a brass gong stick. Take it.

Go left.

Here you will see what looks like two machine guns. On the ground are some of those round stones. To the right of the lower machine gun, on top of one of those round stones, is a key. Take it.

Move left.

There are three flower pots here. The two on the left have some of those blue plants in them, the one on the right is empty. Click on the one on the right for a close up.

There’s a red object inside the planter, take it (key stone).

Back up from the close up and go left.

There’s nothing here but some broken stone columns. Go left again.

Okay, now we have a brass gong with three planters behind it.

Use your gong stick to ring the gong.

Click on the middle planter (the one with no plants).

Inside you will find a picture (round stone key clue).

Take the paper, back up from the close up, and go left.

More planters here, these ones are overgrown with the glowing blue plants.

There’s a clickable area between the middle and the right pots. Click on it for a close up.

Take the token, back out of the close up, and go left.

This is a dead end with another Buddha statue. Notice that this one has something in his outstretched right hand. Take the object (key stone).

Go right fourteen (14) times until you are back at the makeshift outdoor dining area.

You may notice as you go past that the area with the broken stone columns has now become a gateway of some kind.

Once you are back at the table, look at the box to the right of the spool of electrical wire.

Use the key on that box to open it.

Click on the box for a close up and take the object from inside (energy gem).

Back up from the close up and go left eleven (11) times until you are at the gate (what used to be the broken stone columns).

On the side of the gateway is a diamond shaped notch the exact same size as the energy gem. Place the energy gem in that notch.

Symbols on the gateway will now light up.

To the right of the gateway is a pedestal, click on it for a close up.

This is where you will place your three key stones. In your inventory you should have a piece of paper titled “winter palace south garden entry” which is the clue to the placement.

The roundest stone goes in the top, the more oblong shaped stone goes in the bottom left, and the diamond shaped stone goes in the lower right.

Once you’ve placed the key stones place the valve in the hole in the center of the pedestal.

Screenshot.

When everything is in place click on the valve to turn it.

Back up from the close up. The gate is now activated and glowing blue.

Click on the gate to enter the Winter Palace.

The Winter Palace Gardens

You are now at the Winter Palace gardens. There is a note on a music stand next to the gate, take it and read it.

Go left.

There is a fountain here, and an archway to the left. Between the fountain and the archway is a plaque welcoming you to the south gardens.

Go left through the archway.

There is a note here tacked on a map stand. Take the note and read it.

Click on the map stand for a close up.

This is a map of the gardens, with a blue “you are here” dot showing your position. This map will become very important later.

Back up from the close up and go left.

You are now looking at four stone gateways, only one of which is “active” (glowing blue), the third from the left.

Click on the glowing gateway to enter it.

On the other side of the gateway there are a lot of blue plants. There is also another map stand, click on it for a close up.

Once again there is a “you are here” dot, showing you in your new position.

Back out of the close up and go right.

Sitting in the middle of the walkway is a key, take it.

Go right.

You’ve reached the end of the path. To the right is a stone door with a square notch in it.

Go left twice to the square gateway and go through.

Back up from the view of the four gateways.

Go right twice until you see the gateway that brought you here.

Go right from the gateway (not through the gateway).

This is the entrance to the Winter Palace. There are two ways to go from here: you can click on the open doorway to go inside, or you can click to the right of the doorways to go along the outside of the building.

Go right along the outside of the building.

You can’t go any further right from here, but there is a ladder going down. Go down the ladder.

At the base of the ladder is a note, read it.

Go right.

Another dead end, this one with what looks like cables clamped to it, running off into the distance.

Go left to the ladder and left again.

At the very edge of the walkway is a triangular shaped object, take it (stone key).

Go right, then go up the ladder.

Go left to the palace entrance, then go inside the palace.

The Winter Palace

The first thing you see inside is a portable stand. Click on the stand to get a brochure about the history of the palace.

Go right.

There’s a locked door here. On the wall above the door is a massive crack. Hover your cursor in the center of the crack and a blue portal will appear.

Click on the portal to travel through it.

There’s a note on the wall about the portal, take it and read it.

Go right.

There’s a stone wall here preventing you from going further right. There is also a 3 x 9 grid of holes on the wall.

Go left twice.

There is a barred door on the left, click on it to remove the bar.

If you go out the doorway you will be back in the area where you found the first portal.

To the right of the door is a doorway with what appears to be a spiral staircase.

Click on the spiral staircase door to enter, then go up the staircase.

At the top of the staircase is a window. You can click on the window to look out and see a platform hovering in the distance.

Go left from the staircase.

Left of where the floor ends a piece of wall appears to hover in space. If you move your mouse over the large crack in this wall fragment another portal will appear.

Click on the portal to travel through it.

You are now on that platform that you saw through the window by the staircase. On the left edge of the platform is a square shaped object (stone key), take it.

On the piece of wall hovering above the platform is the portal back to where you were, click on it to travel.

Once you are back go right to the top of the staircase, then right again.

There is a locked door here. On the floor near the door is a note, take it and read it.

Notice the large crack in the wall directly in front of you. Hover your cursor over the top left of the crack and watch for it to change to a hand. When it does, click for a close up.

In the crack you will find a second token. Take the token and back up from the close up.

Use the key from your inventory to unlock the door.

Once the door is open click on it to enter.

You are in what appears to be an office. On the desk is a piece of paper, take it and read it.

Above the desk on the wall is another copy of the garden map, this one with no “you are here” dots.

On the desk is a machine of some sort, click on the machine for a close up.

Notice the switches on the machine. Three of them are in the up position, and one is in the down position. The one that is down is third from the left.

This is just like the portal gates in the garden, the third from the left was the only one that was activated.

Pull all of the switches into the down position then back up from the close up.

Go left twice to the staircase, then down the spiral staircase.

Once you are at the bottom of the stairs, go left through the door, then left twice more to the entrance of the Winter Palace.

The Winter Palace Gardens (Part 2)

From the entrance of the Winter Palace go left four times until you are facing the four square gates.

Notice that all of the gates are glowing now.

Click on the far left gate to enter it.

This little platform is a dead end. The map stand appears to have been destroyed.

Go back through the gate.

Now go through the gate on the far right.

Next to the gate is another of those maps showing your location. Go right.

The way appears to be blocked by an enormous tree. On the right, in the roots of the tree, is an object, take it (circle stone key).

Go left and then back through the gate.

You’ve already been through the third from the left gate, so all that is left to explore is the second from the left gate.

Click on the second from the left gate to enter it.

Now you’re on a really cool floating platform. There’s another map stand here, showing your location.

There is also a note stuck on one of the broken columns. Take the note and read it.

Go left.

More cool floating platforms. There appears to be a trail going to the upper right, but it isn’t complete.

Go left.

This appears to be a crossroads. Click on the trail that goes to the lower left of the screen.

There is an odd machine here. Click on the valve of the machine and part of it will lower.

There is also a picture on the machine, take it. This is the clue for the square stone key.

Go right.

At the crossroads, click on the path that goes to the upper right to move in that direction.

That incomplete trail has now turned into stairs. Click on the stairs to go up.

At the top of the stairs is a machine with a switch. Flip the switch to the down position.

Go back down the stairs and then go to the left.

Notice that the upper left path, which was a dead end, now has a ladder. Click on the ladder to go up.

Up at the top of the ladder is the other part of the machine we saw at the top of the stairs. There is also a portal gate.

On the machine, above the belt, is a plaque. Click on it for a close up and make a note of the symbol there.

Back up from the close up of the plaque and click on the gate to enter it.

You are now in another part of the garden. Near the gate in front of you is another map stand, which you can click on to check your location.

Go left.

At the very edge of the platform, click on the base of the arch post to see another mysterious symbol. Make a note of it.

Back up from the close up of the symbol, go right to the gate, then right again.

On the floor, mostly hidden by a post, is a picture, take it. This is the final clue for the stone keys.

On the fragment of wall to the right is a small portal, click on it.

You are now on the other side of the portal. The portal back is in the wall floating to the left.

Hover your cursor over the large crack to the left of the back portal and click for a close up.

Here’s another token, take it.

Go right.

There is a pretty tree with blue leave here. Go right again.

There is a ladder here, attached to some sort of control box. Look at the box closely and you will see that the lever has been broken off.

Use the gong stick on the broken lever.

Now that the lever has been repaired, click on it.

The ladder will drop down, enabling you to continue to the right. Go right.

On a stone overhang above the middle of the walkway is another one of those plaques with yet another mysterious symbol. Make a note of the symbol, then go right.

Recognize this place? This is the dead end platform that you access from using the far left garden gate.

Click on the gate to enter.

You are now back at the view of the four garden gates. Back up and go right three times to the entrance of the Winter Palace.

The Winter Palace (Part 2)

Click on the doorway to enter the Winter Palace.

Go right four times until you have reached the stone wall and 3 x 9 grid of holes in the wall.

Time to solve the stone key puzzle.

Once the stone keys are in their proper places the wall to the right will lift up.

Go right.

This is the entrance to a large atrium with several observatories. Go right.

You are facing a statue of a woman and some empty sign posts. There is a doorway in front of you, click on it to enter.

Leaning against the left wall is part of a transmitter, take it.

You can look through the telescope to see a view of…something strange.

Back up to the atrium and go right.

Now there’s a statue of a man with his arm upraised. Ahead is another dark doorway, click on it to enter.

The telescope appears to be missing from its mount. At the base of the mount is a picture, take it (capsule call instructions).

There is a large crack in the right wall, click on it for a close up.

In the crack is a glowing box. Take the box and back up from the close up.

Click on the ladder on the left to go up.

There’s a box up here that is locked.

Go back down the ladder, then back to the atrium.

Go right.

There’s a control mechanism here. If you click on it for a close up you will see that some of the lights at the bottom are red.

You will also notice that you need to input five symbols, which look like the symbols you’ve been seeing in the Winter Palace Gardens.

Back up from the close up and go through the doorway in front of you.

There’s a note on the floor, take it.

Back up to the atrium and go right.

On the floor to the left of the statue is a note, take it.

Go through the doorway ahead.

There’s a lot of scattered paper on the floor. On the right, underneath the ladder, is one piece of paper that appears to have writing on it. Take it.

Click on the left of the telescope base for a close up. Here’s another token. Take it and back up from the close up.

Click on the ladder to go up.

On the walls are three pictures, take them.

In the hole in the ceiling is another transportation portal. Click on it.

On the low railing to the right is an object, take it (solenoid).

Go left.

This appears to be the other side of the giant tree that was blocking the path in the garden. On the tree trunk is another plaque with a symbol, make a note of it.

Go right.

The portal back is in the center of the crack in the wall in front of you. Go back.

Go down the ladder and back to the atrium.

Go right.

There is a doorway in front of you and a break in the wall to the right.

Go right.

On one of the floating stones you will find a key.

Take the key and go left.

Now go forward through the doorway.

You are on a ledge outside of the atrium. Below the ladder on the right is a picture, take it (symbol combination).

Go up the ladder.

There is a communications dish up here that appears to be missing two solenoids and a transmitter.

Go down the ladder and go through the doorway.

Go left three times until you are facing the statue with the upraised arm.

Go forward into the doorway by the statue.

Go up the ladder and use the key on the locked box.

Take the solenoid from the box.

Go down the ladder and back to the atrium.

Go right three times and forward through the doorway.

Go up the ladder and place the transmitter part and the two solenoids in the dish to repair it.

Once the parts are in place, go down the ladder, through the doorway, and left twice.

Click on the machine controller for a close up and notice that the bottom lights are now green.

Now you just have to figure out the symbol order.

Back up from the close up.

Go left nine times until you are outside the Winter Palace.

Calling the Capsule

Go left four times until you are facing the four garden gates.

Go through the third from the left gate, then go right twice to the stone door with the square notch.

Place the glowing box in the square notch and the door will open.

This is the last symbol, make a note of it.

Time to determine the order of the symbols.

Back up from the close up, then go left twice and through the gate.

Back up from the gates and go right three times to the palace.

Enter the palace and go right eight times until you are back at the controller.

Spoiler

If the knob stays to the right after you turn it, you got the combination correct and you will hear some machinery rattling.

Back up from the close up of the machine, and go left nine times until you are at the entrance of the palace.

Now go right, past the palace doors.

Go down the stairs to the lower platform, and go right.

The capsule has come down the cables and is waiting.

Click on the capsule door to enter.

The Capsule

Click on the lever to move the capsule.

When you reach your destination the door on the right will open, go to the right.

You are now in a larger area. There’s a switch above the capsule that you can pull to the right.

Go right.

There is a small switch on the wall, click on it and the floor will extend over to the ladder.

Go down the ladder.

At the bottom of the ladder, to the left, you can see where a lamp fixture has fallen down.

Put the light bulb on the pipe where the fixture sat and the grate to the left will open up.

You can go left into the grate, but it’s dark and there’s nothing there. Go back up the ladder.

Go up again and you are facing a large window.

Go left.

On the desk is a paper, take it.

Go right twice and you will find two more papers on music stands. Take them.

Go right.

There’s a force field to the right. Pull the lever on the control panel to turn off the field.

Go right.

Go up the ladder.

To the left of the ladder is a portal, click on it.

You are facing a broken window. Below the window is a hatch. Move the levers and open the hatch, it is the way to the ladder.

Go right.

There is a letter on the desk, take it.

There is also another copy of the garden map leaning against the right wall.

There is a hotspit behind the left back chair leg of the desk. Click on it to get the last token.

Back up from the close up.

Go left twice.

There is a note taped to the fancy red chair, take it.

You can open the drawers on the desk, but they appear to be empty.

There’s a lever to the left of the chair, pull it.

Go left and you will see the large portal through the break in the wall.

Click on the portal and you are finished.

Or don’t click, and go find the super secret bonus special stuff.

Super Secret Bonus Special

Instead of clicking on the portal, go right to the fancy chair where you pulled the lever.

Go right, then down the ladder.

Go left three times, then down the ladder twice until you are back where you placed the light bulb.

Go left through the now open grate.

The tunnel has now gotten bigger. If you hover your cursor over the wall of the tunnel, you will find a portal. Click on it.

There’s a sign here that welcomes you to the super secret bonus special place.

If you go to the right from here, you will find those observation machines like you find at tourist attractions. Each one has a comment from Matuesz Skutnik about the making of the game.

To make a machine work you need a token. To make all five of the machines work you need to have found all five tokens.

After you’ve spent the tokens, you can go back and go through the big green portal.

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