Rusty Lake

We are Rusty Lake:

Creators of the praised Cube Escape series and the premium point-and-click adventures Rusty Lake Hotel and award-winning Rusty Lake: Roots.

Dear visitor,

Welcome to Rusty Lake, a surreal place where anything can happen. We offer you the most mysterious game series you'll ever play.

Why not try out our praised Cube Escape series first? Let the cubes guide you the eerie and atmospheric point-and-click adventures with an "escape room" feeling. Currently we have ten Cube Escape games taking place in the Rusty Lake universe. Cube Escape: Paradox is our latest installment which is combined with a short film! Download them for ten on iOS, Android or play on Desktop.

Next to our Cube Escape series we created three premium adventure games with unique story lines taking place in Rusty Lake as well. Serve deadly dinners to five animal-headed guests in Rusty Lake Hotel, expand the bloodline of the Vanderbooms in our award-winning adventure Rusty Lake: Roots or stop the ten plagues on a small island in Rusty Lake Paradise.

On the right, you can find a list of all our games sorted by release date.

On our game portal you can play our free games but also find other adventure, room escape and puzzle games. We selected games with a fascinating story, ambiance or unique game-play made by more forward-looking developers.

Check out our blog, social media or newsletter for new updates and content.

We wish you a pleasant stay in Rusty Lake!

Read more about the studio
  • AwardIndie Prize, Best Narrative Award ‘16
  • AwardTop 10 Google Play Indie Games Contest ‘17
  • AwardPremiere Paradox - A Rusty Lake Film @ LIFF '18
  • Award"Most Inventive" App nomination Google Play Awards ‘18
  • AwardFinalist Google Play Indie Games Contest ‘20

The Past Within Official Trailer is Out Now!

The Past Within Official Trailer is Out Now!

We are very excited to finally share with you the Official Trailer of The Past Within!

The past and future cannot be explored alone! Team up with a friend and piece together the mysteries surrounding Albert Vanderboom. Communicate what you see around you to help one another solve various puzzles and explore the worlds from different perspectives! 👥

The Past Within is an upcoming multiplayer point-and-click adventure taking place in the Rusty Lake universe. Next to Steam and itchio, the game is also coming to IOS and Android and for the first time ever, the Nintendo Switch! 🔥

♟️ Wishlist The Past Within now on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1515210/The_Past_Within/

We are happy to announce the game has now entered its final development stages! This gives us the confidence needed to announce a new realistic timeframe: early Q2 2022. In the coming 4 months, we will be focusing on testing, improving and polishing the builds to be ‘release ready’! As always, we’ll keep you informed on any new The Past Within updates in our devlogs!

The development of the trailer has been an amazing journey as well, which we hope to share about in a new devlog soon. We had an incredible team working on the trailer, each of them contributed a lot to probably the most suspenseful trailer we’ve ever made. Thank you so much:

Trailer credits:

🎥 Director / Cinematographers: Junior Hoyng and Niklaas Hoyng (Hoyng Images)
🎭 Actors: Angélique Jutand and Mike Wijdenbosch
🧵 Art direction and wardrobe: Eddy van der Laan (Atelier Clement)
🎨 Colourists: Vincent Badia (The Lab Studios) and Junior Hoyng
🎞️ Editing: Junior Hoyng
🎵 Music and sound design: Victor Butzelaar
🚣 Produced by: Rusty Lake

Special thanks:
Fareen, for sharing her atmospheric cottage! 🏡

Thank you so much to all of you for watching and sharing your awesome support and excitement for The Past Within! 🖤

2 responses to “The Past Within Official Trailer is Out Now!”

  1. Eddie says:

    Delay again, but I will still wait and support you. Looking forward to the new piece of work!

  2. Monkey says:

    This trailer is AMAZING! I’m already scouring it for clues and hints. Thank you for being so dedicated to quality and excellence in your games. I know there are a few people that aren’t excited for the two-player experience, but I admire your willingness to branch out and try new things! I’m looking forward to sharing The Past Within with my friends and getting them hooked on the Rusty Lake bug!

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