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

Let’s celebrate! A remake of Samsara Room is now available ?

Let’s celebrate! A remake of Samsara Room is now available ?

It’s our 5th anniversary! We just released a remake of Samsara Room for free (no ads/iAPs) on all platforms:


Samsara Room, the praised predecessor to the Rusty Lake universe is completely re-assembled with brand new puzzles, story, graphics and an immersive soundtrack by Victor Butzelaar.

Special thanks to Bob Rafferty for his awesome work on the trailer, Johan Scherft for his amazing paintings, Dimphy Padmos for her beautiful new wallpaper design, Ruben Aldenhoven for endless QA checks and big thanks to all our amazing translators who put a lot of hard work into making Samsara Room and all our other titles available in so many languages.

This is our way to thank you for your amazing support these past 5 years ? We hope Samsara Room and our other titles can take your minds off these trying times – stay safe everyone!

Robin & Maarten

PS: We really appreciate your feedback, feel free to leave a review/rating in the stores. Any bugs/glitches? Please let us know at
PS2: All our games (including The White Door) are on 50% sale as well for this week – please check your store!
PS3: One of our next steps is to make nine chapters of the Cube Escape series available on Steam! Expect a small price for this bundle, but this way we can preserve this series on PC for the foreseeable future! Wishlist now:
PS4: Have you noticed any symbols lately? ?

41 responses to “Let’s celebrate! A remake of Samsara Room is now available ?”

  1. Şevval says:

    I can’t solve Samsara Room. Where is the walkthrought?

  2. Crystal says:

    What is the story of this game? How does it influence the timeline and story of the Cube Escape saga?

    • Ben says:

      Samara is a religious idea that has to do with rebirth of a soul after death. The idea is that according to the Hindu belief, after you die you can be reborn as either an animal or a human based on your deeds or your Karma. This game originally was made outside of the cube escape universe but the remake seems to have tied it back in. My interpretation is that this game takes place while William is being reborn as Laura, hence the Samsara idea and theme. I could be wrong but that’s just how I understood it.

  3. Will says:

    I just replayed the old version of this the other day. I’m excited to see what this remake brings! Thank you all for your incredible work on these games and the stories, I always find myself returning to the world of rusty lake.

  4. Junxian Li says:

    Cheers for the 5th anniversary,Rusty Lake??!!

  5. Rustian #1 says:

    Seems like it is, once again, time for a drink!

  6. lengyiyi says:

    I love rusty lake!!!

  7. Ryan Zollinger says:

    I just finished it, and I absolutely loved it. Wonderful job, and I loved the tie in. Such a great game!

  8. Vinegar says:

    I’m a Chinese player of your all awesome games. A few months ago our Chinese players had received a blessing from Mr. Crow. Thank you sincerely and I hope we can all tide over this difficult time.

  9. Lori Poling says:

    Thank you guys for the remake. I loved the Samsara Room and can’t wait to play the remake. Can’t wait for more of your games!

  10. Mr.Wang says:

    Happy fifth anniversary.????

  11. Mr.Wang says:

    I love RustyLake!

  12. Jenny says:

    Excuse me, but where can I find the old edition? This remade one reminds me of the experience of the old one, so I really want to play through it again. However, it is so difficult to find it among the long list on this website.

    • Ryan Zollinger says:

      It is on some flash game sites, like kongrenate and others. Looking up samsara room might do the trick, but it might be a little more difficult to find with the remake being out and all.

  13. RRR says:

    Thanks for continuing to put out more content. I have played the entire Cube Escape series through 3 times because it is such an achievement. A fun game, but then the story line, the voice talent and the music (the music is fantastic)… So great. I hope there continues to be more….

  14. Open Y says:

    Make Rusty Lake great again!lol

  15. Ammon says:

    I love RUSTY LAKE ohhhhhhhhhhh!

  16. Brian Vogt says:

    Honestly a beautiful game that is very well done. Keep up the great work Rusty Lake!

  17. Tomasz R says:

    An excellent game. I love this atmosphere created by music, old style furniture and unexpected things.

  18. Brittney says:

    Hi how do you play

  19. Olivier Baron says:

    Thanks a lot.
    As usual It’s wonderful.

  20. As with all of the other downloadable games, the Windows version worked perfectly fine for me on Linux (Ubuntu+GNOME) with WINE. I did, however, find a report just now a very minor bug. Doesn’t impact gameplay in the slightest bit, though. This was a huge and very much unexpected – yet amazingly appreciated – surprise to see this redone and re-released. Thanks for bringing it back.

  21. says:

    In your new game I feel the peace behind all of the rusty lake series.Happy anniversary?Love you guys?Hope you can create more splendid games about rusty lake !!!
    PS.We still don’t know what’s the exact use of the golden cube. When will you guys show it in the game??

  22. Kirk Stothart says:

    Happy Anniversary to an amazing team ! Love all the games folks ! Please keep it up 🙂
    Loved this new (Free) Story !
    Stay awsome 🙂

  23. Miryam says:

    Hi! Omg, I’m so excited about this game. I remember the first time I played rusty lake, I was so depressed that day, but this games helped me to get out of my depression, thank you so much! Love y’all ❤

  24. Hugh says:

    Any way of playing it online?? (I mean without downloading or suscribing)

  25. CV says:

    I haven’t played the remake, but I remember playing the Cube Escape series after Samsara Room and being like “How dare you, Shadowman would never murder in cold blood like that. Shadowman is a sweetie who just wants to find themself.” Now that Corrupted Souls are the stronger interpretation of them, I wonder how that has affected this remake… I’m excited to play as soon as I have the time

  26. L. says:

    Yes! Hurray!

  27. ocean says:

    god I haven”t realize it’s 5th anniversary!!! so excited!!!!
    love rustylake forever 030

  28. Car says:

    Happy anniversary to my favorite game creators. I hope that you’ll continue to create such wonderful inspired games for many years to come. Thank you for all that you do!

  29. Erika says:

    So awesome! I can’t wait for more!!

  30. Haely says:

    Happy anniversary!!!!!
    it’s a great experience to be able to solve all these mysteries

  31. Haely says:

    Definitely an experience to recommend. My friends loved it.


    i love all the rusty lake and cube escape series.
    Every game is an wonderful experience.
    Thanks for the selecting indian mythological concept for games.

  33. Eve says:

    Happy 5 year anniversary, Rusty lake!

  34. Open Y says:

    Sorry I am late.I love you guys and your creativity!Thank you for release such a great game for us!I will always be there and pay attention to Rusty Lake!Make Rusty Lake great again!(lol)

  35. Open Y says:

    And,happy anniversary!

  36. HH says:

    Happy 5 year anniversary, Rusty lake!!~
    I can’t get out of this game
    Like an owlglass.. 🙁

  37. Annapaola says:

    We love rusty lake!!! Go on!! ?

  38. Kaylee says:

    Hello please help me out, almost every game I’ve downloaded of yours has a black background, I know it’s not supposed be that way. It is very irritating and unpleasant to play the games like this. What should I do???

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