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 Cube Escape Collection is now on mobile! ?

The Cube Escape Collection is now on mobile! ?

It’s showtime! ?

The Cube Escape Collection is now available to download for free on IOS and Android devices!! ?


Bringing back the first 9 Cube Escape chapters into one app is not only the key to the past but… also the future ⬜⬛

As a thank you for your continued support, we are giving away 5 Mr. Crow mugs in the comments! Simply let us know what your favorite cube is! And feel free to leave a rating/review in the stores if you enjoyed the Collection ?

Thank you and have fun escaping the cubes!

Greetings from The Lake! ?‍♀️

53 responses to “The Cube Escape Collection is now on mobile! ?”

  1. John White says:

    I already have and love those games, but that mug sounds cool! Looking forward to the next game.

  2. Todd says:

    My favorite cube was the Birthday. So devilishly wicked! I have played all of these games in their time but I look forward to trying them again, all in one complete package!

    Thanks for all of the great games!

  3. Nikki Nguyen says:

    I liked all of the games, but Paradox was amazing! Great tie-ins and really pulled everything together. I also liked how there was a part 1, part 2, AND a movie. I tried my best to play the games in order (of release, at least). Once I played Paradox, part 2, any loopholes or questions were answered. Slowly making my way through the last few games + going to back back and work on the achievements.

  4. Charles says:

    I fell in love with this universe after playing Seasons. I found an ominous ambiance and an exquisite art wrapping the kind of game I enjoy the most.
    I played and really liked all the others as well but I must say that Paradox has a special place in my heart. I loved that you included a movie, I think that was a great idea and it ended up very nicely.
    Thanks a lot for all the work!

  5. Simon says:

    My favorite cube is probably paradox, the whole movie-game duo was a really cool thing I have NEVER seen in a game before, it also felt like a love letter to the big fans who could spend hours figuring out every little secret, while at the same time being an accessible and simple room escape for people new to the series. I even got the comic book and was amazed at the dedication that was put into that. Take your time with the past within, I hope you make every game… to die for.

  6. qian says:

    My favorite cube is Case 23. I played that game when I was in high school, and now I’m going to graduate from university. It’s the first game of cube escape series that I played. I still remembered how I played it with my friends until midnight, and was late for class next day! haha

  7. Jakub says:

    My favourite cube is the Golden Cube, because we know basically nothing about it and I’m interested in what is the purpose of it.

  8. Collin says:

    I think my favorite is Case 23. I don’t know why. Something about going through the scene over and over again. It really drew me in more then the rest. Though, they’re all amazing. I love The Cube Escape games a lot.

  9. Laurent says:

    Cube Escape Birthday is my favourite, only because of the background music. I play it on piano and it fits perfectly the atmosphere of the game. Everything in your games are awesome. Thank you!

  10. Matthew says:

    I’ve been addicted to PNC games since I first played Escape from Monkey Island. The Cube series has captured my curiosity and made me ravinous for more. Watching you grow from the original lake cabin to where we are now has been a great joy. It excites me for the future and to see where you take the genre!

    I must say that Seasons really set the tone and mystery that draws me to Rusty Lake time and again. It to me started to feed the threads of your greater narrative that creates fans such as my self. Here’s to many more years of success and growth! I hope one day to see an ARG.

  11. Linda Hall says:

    I love the birthday game. I keep returning to it and never get tired of playing it.

  12. Palak says:

    Out of all Cube Escape series, I was exposed to Rusty Lake: Paradox last year where I saw the Golden Cube for the first time. The movie was a really cool element and it made me a fan of the games for life.
    Before Cube Escape, I was looking for games which would challange me with fresh puzzles. This game is the best combination of everything I prefer in games.
    Thank you for making these games!!

  13. Anne-Marie says:

    I would definitely have to say that Paradox is my favorite cube. I loved how it had two parts and was given so much thought and detail. I’ve been playing cube escape for a while now and I have enjoyed playing all of them in my free time. I can’t wait to see what comes next!

  14. Mia Katsuyama says:

    It is hard to choose which is my favorite because I love them all but Roots might be my absolute favorite!

    • Mia Katsuyama says:

      I began my journey with Samsara room though and then to Seasons so those two are very close to my heart.

  15. Taylor says:

    Paradox was truly incredible, but I really loved the detective feel as Dale was getting started on quite the adventure in Case 23. And I’ll always have a soft spot for Lake and Seasons and I discovered them right as they were released on Kongregate.

  16. Plant Plants says:

    Theatre is definitely my favourite game. All games are very creative brain teasers including The White Door, Roots, Paradise, and Hotel. Thank you for amazing games.

  17. Mia says:

    Its hard to decide which Rusty Lake is my favorite, because i love all of them!
    I fell instant in love when i first tried Rusty Lake Hotel, the connection between all games is just awesome and I cant wait for your further plans on new games! ???‍♀️

  18. Gizem Gul Topal says:

    Paradox was the first one I played and fell in love with. It definitely will be the one that I love cause it stole my heart with the short film and the perks that came along with it. I was amazed by the simplicity and complexity created at the same time, which gives the true meaning of paradox after all. Not to mention it is the reason why I became obsessed with the Rusty Lake universe and able to find answers to all my questions by playing ALL of them.

  19. Rus says:

    I had already bought every Rusty lake game on steam, but the moment the collection was released on android i couldn’t help myself and stayed up to 4am replaying all of them. My favorite is Birthday, since it’s the first one i played(after finding the series thorough Samsara room) and i immediately fell in love with the music, the vibe, the puzzles and the unique art style.

  20. kevin says:

    It has to be Roots. I must of played this game the most out of all the collection of rusty lake games. Keep up the good work. Cannot wait for the next game 🙂 🙂 🙂

  21. Cécilia Laan says:

    I have to admit… I played all the games three times… It’s like being out of the world. I’m so attached to all the characters.
    This is amazing guys. The music, the graphics, the story line.
    What a dream !

  22. Thuan says:

    For me, my favorite cube might be “the theater” because it was the first cube I play and was the one of the few games that actually could run smoothly on my old down-dated glitching Android phone Alcatel. Moreover, “The theater” was like the introducer of Rusty Lake tbh. It just gave me the vibe of unique, the oddly but satisfied gameplay in illogical but logical when solving a puzzle game. It is weird in its own beauty. After played half of the game, I download the rest of other cubes.

  23. Andri says:

    I have every single game in a stand alone file on my phone…that’s how much I love RL games! But my favorite Cube game is the Mill. So eerie and wonderfully chilling. Thanks for creating my favorite mobile game series of all time! <3

  24. Austin says:

    I’ve loved every one of these games since seasons and the lake were released. My favorite cube would honestly have to be seasons followed closely by rusty lake hotel and roots. Out of the three, I would say seasons is only ahead of the other two simply for the pure memory of being my first ever solved cube and the eeriness and mystery that made me want to know more.

  25. El says:

    My fav CE is Theater (although they are all great!). I like the idea, the art, the puzzles, the storyline, the everything! So creative and clever! Also got great music to boot. Always killed me to see Bob missing his girl. Great character interactions and just the right amount of creepiness and fun.

    Thank you all so much to have created this series! I bought the mobile version and the Steam one. Great job guys!

  26. Mia Katsuyama says:

    Actually now I can’t decide between Seasons and Birthday… they’re all so good. It’s such a calm yet strange and disturbing world but I feel so peaceful when playing it like I am in a beautiful dream.

  27. Flitsy says:

    I really enjoy Arles and Seasons. Time travel is one of my favourite tropes and I’ve always liked Van Gogh.

  28. Fan says:

    My favourite one was the Cave. I love it for the even more mysterious climate and the fact that it took me a little longer to finish than the rest. I really enjoyed all of them though.

  29. Caio Csizmar says:

    I love this! Cube Escape is truly my favourite series of games, and I’m not exaggerating at all. It has everything I love: mystery, puzzles, surreal imagery, the soundtrack, the art style, the characters (which my favourite are Mr Crow and Laura, without a doubt), the scenery, an underlying complex story and the psychological themes. Honestly, I have hooked at least half of my friends up on the games.

    My favourite Cubes would probably be Seasons, followed by Birthday, Theatre and The Mill (special shout out to Roots). The reason as to why I love them the most is because they all have this way of creating a storyline where you get to intimately know the character’s background and their past, and if you pay attention to the subtle details, that clarifies MANY things. Also, you guys have used all of those elements together while certainly being challenging and engaging.

    So thank you for the hard work and the amazing games you have created!

  30. Charles says:

    I loved Paradox, I think it’s the first game where I was able to do every puzzle without walk trough. (Except the ones I had already done 3-4 years sooner) I felt no frustration like I do sometimes with the game because the puzzles dont make sense. (For example birthday is one of my favourite too but I never understood one of the flag puzzle. That’s all! thx you for making these games.

  31. Carlos Vásquez says:

    My favorite cube escape is case 23, i love how that game connect the other games like the mill, the theatre, the lake and even white Door, all are amaizing games, but case 23 is the core of the history

  32. Leslie says:

    My favorite was the birthday. I think that’s because it was the first I played ^^ but it was chocking (in the good way, I’m not sure of the right English word I should use!) and I loved it! I gasped a few times to be honest (well, for most of them! I’m still not used to the shadow killing the woman every time. Why?? I like her! Leave her alone :-p)
    I discovered the cube escape collection à while ago and then played the rusty lake collection on steam! These games are one of my favorite serie games ever!
    I converted my hubby too and we played the white door together!
    But I’m getting off topic ?
    I’m loving every game and I can wait for the next one!!

  33. Kay says:

    Thank you for bringing these nine cube games together in one app, a great idea. I will be playing the earlier ones again, well worth a second visit. As for the cube I liked best…so hard to choose, they are all my favourites and each one is an integral part of Rusty Lake.

  34. Isabel says:

    It is really hard to pick a favorite, but I would have to go with Paradox. It was the first Rusty Lake game I discovered, and I really love the mix of surreal mystery/horror and classic detective protagonist. I couldn’t believe I had discovered a game that was so up my alley, with a really interesting story, atmosphere, and puzzles.

    Runners up would have to be Seasons for the difficulty level (for me), and Birthday, for the awesome Mr Rabbit jump scare and overall creepiness, and both for the time travel elements.

  35. Matt says:

    Excellent we love this game with me son !

  36. Matt says:

    Excellent we love this game with me son ! So great

  37. Wiktor Bachta says:

    It’s a difficult choice, but I think my favourite game from the cube escape series is Birthday. The overall atmosphere, especially the music is really immersive. I remember playing the cube games with my brother whenever a new one released and replaying through them now really brings back memories 😉

  38. Ana says:

    I think case 23 was incredible; lets you glimpse the relationship with the other games. I think it is the hub of all games.
    Thank you for making these games that have caught me so much.

  39. Giant Rat says:

    My favourite Cube Escape is definitely Arles.

    It was one of the first Rusty Lake games that I have played. I loved that painting and weighing mechanics (especially the fact that you had to find what colour meant what symbol). I am a big fan of Van Gogh artworks, and I was pleasantly surprised that someone was able to make so nice game around Bedroom in Arles.

  40. Austin Ludford says:

    Birthday was my first experience with Rusty Lake and will always have a place in my heart. The shocking twist, the time-altering puzzles and eerie music make this game a gem!

  41. Johanna says:

    First of all, I JUST LOVE THESE GAMES! Thank you so much for creating games that are not 3d shooting crap. YES! Finally there are games I truly enjoy, I applaud you all. Thank you for the story, music, gameplay, the whole thing! I WANT MORE, I am hooked up in your games 🙂 Addicted and I can’t wait for the next one, I already bought all your games. I LOVE YOU! Greetings from Oulu, Finland 🙂

  42. Berta says:

    My favourite cube would be Birthday, the first game I ever played. The wicked twists and puzzles hooked me, since then I have been a big fan of your games and I have always looked forward to your releases.
    Thank you for all your hard work and dedication 🙂

  43. Carmodie says:

    My favorite cube escape is tied between Arles and The Cave. Van Gogh is one of my all time favorite painters, so I naturally loved Arles, but the Cave is so dynamic and mysterious that I find myself replaying it all the time!

    Rusty Lake, you guys have helped me get through this past year. Thank you so much for all of your work :).

  44. Jenna says:

    My favorite is Harvey’s Box! I love how you played with scale to create the puzzles, and playing a little song on a little comb was so charming!

    Paradox is a close second since it was the first game I saw- so much fun watching my friends trying to work through it and I downloaded the whole series that night 🙂

  45. Monica Carbajal says:

    I love these games and they give me alway the key to a door that leads me away from routine! My favourite one is Paradox so far, I cannot believe you took the time to do a video! Wow!

    Thank you for everything and PLEASE continue to do these games!

  46. milena says:

    I love them all.
    After I got Paradox, played all of them in the right order to get full storyboard.
    I thought I would be nuts to play them again (am an engineer, when i solve something normally i never repeat), but actually i am doing it…right now…crrrrrrusty…. tomorrow will be a hard day ay work.

  47. Kevin says:

    I’d have to say my favorite cube was Case 23. This is where things started to unravel and the theories started to explode in my head when seeing the familiar things that link back to the other cubes!

    So happy to hear about the Cube Escape Collection – although I really love how all Cube Escapes look in their special folder on my phone! I feel like a true collector 😀

    Thanks for all the wonderful experiences, can’t wait to get my brain exploding again!

  48. Gaby says:

    My favorite cube was Case 23 because it reminds me of the day i found you about you guys. Very thankfull for that ! Since discovering it I have have been in love with all of your games and find myself playing all of them very frequently.

  49. Daniel says:

    My favorite cube would be Paradox! It was the first game that hooked me into this amazing series, and I’m looking forward to following the progress of Rusty Lake!!

  50. Lushi says:

    God, it’s so hard to choose. Every game is unique and intriguing.
    If I must pick one, it would be the Mill. I absolutely love the sense of serenity the setting portrays.
    The soundtrack is just simply amazing.

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