...You've entered - which means, there's no turning back.
Welcome to E.B.O.N.Y.!
In this game, your primary objective is: REACH THE NEXT LEVEL!
How to do this? Well, that's the point!
This means, on each level you'll have to do different things.
Since you've just started to play E.B.O.N.Y., on the very first levels you'll learn the basics. Simple tricks you can use later too. The easiest thing that you can do is to click on the apprOpriate part of the screen. Look for something odd.
Piece of cake, isn't it?
The difference between (normal) hints and general hints. Hints usually belong to the level itself. First, new methods and tricks are explained here briefly. Second, on some really tough levels you can read some additional help too. On the other hand, general hints are not attached strongly to the level where you can find them. They are related to the whole game.
Let me give you an example.
As a general hint, I can tell you that simply clicking on a point of the screen won't be enough to solve the level later - although you can get additional information, even new sub-screens by clicking on certain things. However, on this particular level you only need to "point and click".