Bars of Black and White

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Bars of Black and White

Bars of Black and WhiteBars of Black and White is a very original Room Escape game developed by Gregory Weir.

“You can’t remember the last time you left your room. When you receive a barcode reader in the mail, you discover that the world around you is not what it seems, and must escape the bars of black and white.

Bars of Black and White is a game in the room-escape tradition with hand-drawn line art graphics and novel barcode-scanning action. Is the world insane, or is it you?”

Barcodes are everywhere…

Have fun!

Bars of Black and White walkthrough in comment #20 (thanks kelly!)

By Eric

current rating 3.88


42 Comments to Bars of Black and White

  1. mai gellett says:


  2. Marutz says:


  3. sue says:

    awkward navigation. do we collect items?

  4. sue says:

    we do, got pills in lav

  5. zoom zoom says:

    Wow, this game is different. I have a scanner, pills, batteries (used), and a carving knife.

  6. zoom zoom says:

    Oh, had a bat (used)

  7. sue says:

    will soon have a bat…Show

  8. zoom zoom says:

    I’m out. Strange game. I only scanned 13 of 31 bar codes I think.

  9. sue says:


  10. sue says:

    oops, those don’t go together. meant just that I also found batteries.

  11. sue says:

    out, padded room, out. Guess I didn’t do enough of it, gonna retry later.

  12. Sol says:

    Out, too.
    Interesting game. Only – paranoid people shouldn’t play it ;-)
    As for the navigation:
    Yes, it’s different in that is kind of a 3d navigation.There are basically two things you can do to move:
    1) Rotate your view by 90° = the left/right arrows you see
    2) Step forward/backward = the up/down arrows
    In addition, you sometimes can take a closer look at interesting things.
    Maybe this helps if you are confused at first :-)

  13. tusa says:

    Well I made it out but only got 29 out of 30 bar codes scanned. There was one on the wall that I kept trying to scan, but it never registered.

  14. Anonymouse says:

    29/30 codes and I get stuck in the looney bin!

  15. Anonymouse says:

    make that 30/30- scan the bar code on the end screen that tells you how many you scanned

  16. Tasselfoot says:

    Walkthrough / Speedrun:

    Click me

    Done in 44.4 seconds, 0/30 bars scanned. Didn’t even get the scanner. Enjoy.


  17. Lesterly says:

    Nice game! 30/30 barcodes for me :)

  18. mountianlowvalleyhigh says:

    Cool. I like the black and white.

  19. kelly says:


  20. SuzieGirl64 says:

    Thanks for the walkthrough Kelly and for the helpful tips Sol.

    I truly believe I would be standing before you in a clinically insane state without all the help.

    LOL! Mwah mwah!

  21. Kayla says:

    oo that was funzies

  22. Jade says:

    That was certainly interesting… But it was fun!

  23. Jade says:

    Oh, and I had 29/30 barcodes…

  24. Chris says:

    Funny!!! Thank’s Kelly!!!
    I’ve 30/30 barcodes scanned!!!

  25. mason says:

    where is the code scanner

  26. clark says:


  27. clark says:


    more better walkthrough than my other one

  28. Jake says:

    this game kinda a snuss

  29. walshi says:

    its kinda confusing but fun aspeshaly the last barcode

  30. fool says:

    i finished it! but i didnt get all 30 barcodes… i know its the ones on the walls b4 you finish the game, but it doesnt scan… is there a different ending if you get all 30?

  31. pammie says:


  32. Audrey says:

    Kind of stupid and very creepy

  33. jimbo says:

    i cant open the square with the key from spider thingy why????????

  34. abbbble says:

    wooh! i got 30/30… that game was sorta weird like whoa! w/e i still finished it! <3

  35. bob says:

    i got 29/30 yay

  36. DNOMN8R says:

    Yeah! 30/30!

  37. Daniel316 says:

    i got 30/30
    very wierd… towards the end I got a little scared dont know why?

    I wouldnt recomend this game unless you wanted to feel wierd afterwards.

  38. Daniel316 says:

    just retried game without getting all barcodes and the end is the same…
    I realy want to know whats behind the three doors near the end?

    use your pills on the spider and it kill s it then you can get the key=D.

    good luck everyone

  39. Kitty says:

    It’s like an anarchist made this game…

  40. LHTanker says:

    There are so many explanations of what happened, your part of a resistance using bar codes to communicate because only you posses the technology to understand them, and using this method the man your up against has found a way to capture you making you believe you being outside was inside an apartment and leading you into a small room of which you believed was outside. Or you could be a physco obsessed with bar codes and it eventually led you to an asylum. Any other ideas?

  41. Becky says:

    please some one tell me how to get the scanner!