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

Cube Escape: The Cave Trailer and Release Date!

Cube Escape: The Cave Trailer and Release Date!

Cube Escape: The Cave will come out on iOS, Android and (for free) on the 23rd of March 2017!

The Cave is the ninth episode of the Cube Escape series and is a continuation of the Rusty Lake story.
Check out the trailer on YouTube:

45 responses to “Cube Escape: The Cave Trailer and Release Date!”

  1. Alex says:

    You made my day! Countdown starts from now 7…

  2. rebecca says:

    XD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW!!!

  3. Snowdini says:

    Ayyy lmao Daleeeee

  4. 章鱼丸 says:

    I love u guys
    love u everyday

  5. StrawFish says:

    I can’t wait!!!
    Love you guys!!! >////<

  6. Katie says:

    YES! I’ve been so lost without more cube escape!

  7. Carla says:

    Counting the days. Yuuuge fan. Best escape games, surreal, thought provoking, and borderline not politically correct. Is this a Dutch production?

  8. Photoni says:

    Very fave mobile games EVER. I keep searching in case I’ve missed one somewhere. Which I haven’t. Can’t wait till the 23rd!

  9. Suzy says:

    YAY!!!! happy dance!! I just replayed all the cube escapes for the third time. can’t wait for the new one!! thanks, Rusty Lake!!

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  12. ellie says:

    looking forward to play

  13. Ivon says:


  14. Mr. Claudius says:

    Again a new soundtrack?

  15. LoboTaker says:

    Yay! I can’t wait of the premiere!

  16. roths says:

    id rather pay for this game instead of get it free cuz it is so great! i will love to support your production team.

  17. Jimbob says:

    Excellent, keep coming back here to see when the next one is out. Now I’ve just got to think of excuses to so I don’t have to go to that wedding on the 23rd…

  18. DerTeufel says:

    I already posted it on youtube but i’m not sure how many people will see this so i wanna shere my thought here as well:

    Okay the things I spotted and I think that are intresting in this trailer:
    1. The character that floats in almost every games’ intro is that old man
    2. Cave has really huge connection to Hotel (painting of hotel’s guests/corrupted souls, strange elevator appering f.e in Birthday and RL: Hotel)
    3. The woman and Harvey comeback <3
    4. The card with Hotel and Church (not sure) marked and word "depth", I think that this refers to the elevator, the enterance to the cave is clearly that stone once (i mean some of the old theories)
    5. Strange device where we'll probably have to insert 3 cubes (black white and blue?), this could power the elevator (if elevetor is some mix of abstarct and reality it would even make sense to put the memories into this deveice)
    6. That eye – I think that it is image from that diving suit, something really crepy lives in rusty lake (in their old page banner we could see some strange-fuunny monsters appearing in Lake)

    That's all I think that this part will solve many puzzels rather than adding some unclear parts of Rusty Lake secret. I think it will focus on the elevator secret and connection between some places in Rusty Lake
    "The truth behind everything went much deeper than most flickering shades" – yes everything in rusty lake is connected and nothing happens by accident

    "Once you've seen that truth to(?) explain to te rest of the world" – are we going to see "outside" world?

    What do you think about it?

    • Ben says:

      Most of that talk about shadows on the wall is in reference to plato’s allegory of the cave. Its incredibly interesting this is the url for a good version of it:
      Watch it. I’m not sure how much of the game will be based on these ideas but the shadows on the wall stuff and the images of shadows we see in the trailer make it seem very connected. If this game is loosely based on the allegory then I am very excited.

  19. Lynn says:

    YAAAAS!! best news this year

  20. Leslie says:

    AHHHH IM SO EXCITED FOR THIS!! These games are amazing, I bought Roots and Hotel and it was so worth it! I’m completely in love with your work, i can’t wait for The Cave to come out!

  21. S says:

    And when I was rhinking of replaying the cubes, this awesome news came!!! 4 days left!!

  22. Vector says:

    I am so happy to know that the day to play new cube game is coming!!! Just 3 days left!!!!
    Love you guys!!Really!!! And love you Harvey!!

  23. Savdog says:

    Congratulations on the upcoming release guys. I’m very excited for it! Think I’ll have to do a full replay now to prepare my mind 🙂

  24. pat says:

    Yes!The game will come out tomorrow.I can’t wait!

  25. Jaehee says:

    Finally today!!!!!!!

  26. Evi says:

    Read this good news before I’m going to bed! It gives me a peaceful sleep *yawn! Can’t wait for tomorrow ?

  27. Jand says:

    Allllllllllll Aboard the hype train!
    Allllllllllll Aboard!
    The Hype Train Will Leave the Station in Exactly 24 hours.

  28. Oriorio says:


  29. Ellikitsakiu says:

    Where is it?? 😀 It’s already March 23 where I live. ❤️❤️❤️ Where is this awesome gameee???! Love you guys but I literally can’t wait anymore !!! XD

  30. S says:


  31. S says:

    OK, where is it now?

  32. pat says:


  33. Jen says:

    Is it going to come out exactly @ 12? Or later?

  34. Sasha says:

    Refreshing on AppStore…

  35. Terrie Davies says:

    Where is it help

  36. Antonio says:

    This post is deliberately meant to know the Time Zone difference between you and me ;D

    • Antonio says:

      Uhmm. No. My comment has been marked with a 10:26 am timestamp, while a previous comment have been marked with a 12:28 am one. How possible? BTW, it’s 11.29 am here, so it shouldn’t be my time zone’s time.

  37. S says:

    Todaaay!! So excited to see what awaits for us!

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