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

Exciting times, a new Rusty Lake Project

Exciting times, a new Rusty Lake Project


The upcoming months we will work on a bigger Rusty Lake project! Even before Cube Escape: Birthday and Theatre this idea was already taking shape…and now we’re just too excited about it, so the development stage is already started. It will be a new separate story taking place in Rusty Lake.. with new gameplay and puzzle elements. Our goal is to make it bigger and better than Rusty Lake Hotel and after two free Cube Escape we hope you don’t mind to pay for this new experience.

Clearly, Dale’s journey isn’t ended…and if we have time left we will work on this simultaneously. We also need this little break from the Cube Escape series in order to give you the best conclusion of the series.

Of course you will be part of the progress of this new project, with weekly new graphics, updates, contests and more.

Thanks for the support as always and stay tuned for something awesome!

29 responses to “Exciting times, a new Rusty Lake Project”

  1. Raven says:

    I’m ready now to pay for this game! I’m so excited!

  2. tool says:

    The word “clearly” in this post is different somehow…it’s not a link, but when I click once on it in Chrome a box appears around it. So I checked the code and saw this tag around the word:


    I don’t know enough about HTML to know what that code means. Does anybody else?

    • tool says:

      Whoops, looks like it actually ran the code instead of just displaying the text. The code is this:


      And then on the end it just closes out the tags.

  3. tool says:

    omg it won’t stop doing it. OK. Just go to view source and ctrl+f the word “clearly” and you’ll see what I’m talking about.

  4. Harvey says:

    Oops, thanks it’s fixed now 🙂

    • tool says:

      Oh haha I was thinking you were marking it so that you could come back later and drop some hint about the RL universe or something like that…

  5. Logan says:

    Is the theatre secret up yet? I can’t tell if my link is broken or not

  6. 云居雁 says:

    Too many Chinese fans expect to you to open account number in WEIBO. This is the most popular news and social platform here. Of course, wa often discuss adout the Cube Escape. Fear, but unable to stop.

  7. Julez says:

    Awesome! Of course we are all willing to pay for it…you deserve every dollar guys 🙂

  8. cirnohomura says:

    WOW,I`m sure that I would be too excited to fall asleep for this one.
    And does the new story happen in a park?

  9. NostalgicNerd97 says:

    Okay I guess you’ve put out enough free games, amazing ones might I add, to justify a price tag. Anything to support you guys! <3

  10. Sasente says:

    You’re amazing studio! I love all games! I still waiting for more :))

  11. Suzy G. says:

    I have my wallet out and ready to pay! I don’t mind paying at all. You’ve already given us so much for free. I’m really looking forward to the new game and I hope it’s finished soon. I only wish you could make them as fast as we can play them! Thank you, Rusty Lake team!

  12. Theresa says:

    i would be happy to pay for Rusty lake all yr long.Just please, dont be tooooo long.

  13. Jacobkolstad says:

    I have a question about story/lore.. do you have the entire Rusty Lake story already written, and are taking pieces out of the full story to create one game at a time, or do you just make up the story part by part, not knowing how the next chapter will be?

    “Clearly, Dale’s journey isn’t ended…and if we have time left we will work on this simultaneously. We also need this little break from the Cube Escape series in order to give you the best conclusion of the series.”
    As far as I understand, this *might* be hinting that you write several games at a time, for example, you’ve written the entire story of Dale, but not the other Rusty Lake games that doesn’t include him.

    And then one final question – Was Samsara Room created by you? If so, does it take place in the Rusty Lake universe/lore? Or was it a prototype for Cube Escape? And will we see a iOS release of this game?

  14. Julez says:

    @jacob: while we wait for harvey’s answer i can only guess that samsara room was made by our beloved rusty lake crew…

    Not only because of the artwork and gameplay…but also because the story makes sense in the rl-universe…

    You have a story about reincarnation which is known to be a main topic in the cube escape series (in some way). We have the secret in birthday (harvey), mr rabbit becoming the tree in birthday, the famous circle-painting in theatre, mrs pheasant who appears to be the lady of the lake and some other stuff.

    In samsara room you also ‘change your form’ when going from room to room. The human suddenly becomes an animal – sounds familiar?

    So yes: i guess that samsara room was some sort of prototype for the cube escape series 🙂

    Best wishes

  15. Zahra says:

    Hello. We eagerly wait for the new game. Your games are great and fascinating! Keep up the good work.

  16. HanniLau says:

    Really looking forward to it!

  17. Alphonse says:

    that’s exciting to hear this news, I can’t wait to pay for this game. did mr.owl show on this new game? that man(?) is pretty cool. But still I’ll miss Dale .

  18. Harvey says:

    @All Thanks for your kind words and support 🙂 We’re making progress every day.

    @Logan yes, please check:
    @云居雁, we hope to get an Chinese partner someday, who can help us with this 🙂
    @Jacobkolstad and Julez, for Dale we had most of the story ready before developing. We created Samsara room long before Cube Escape, you can see some of the same themes.
    @Alphonse I can’t say yet 🙂

    • LY says:

      The front two should fill what, do not know, I hope there is a Chinese website on your game, hope to adopt, thank you

  19. Maxime says:

    Oh my god ! Rusty Lake were so nice ! I’v loved it and you say a bigfer project than this beautyfull game !?!? This teasing !!! (I’m french so i’m so sorry for my english :/)

  20. Emanuele says:

    Mettete la traduzione in Italiano lo pago anche di più ma fatelo perfavore.

  21. Emma says:

    How much would it cost? Im really thrilled about this new project! I’ll keep checking the blog and don’t mind paying for this game, as long as it is not overpriced. Either way, it will be worth it! Thank you for all your hard work!

  22. orion says:

    i love this series so much i am sad it will end soon.

  23. Milkwhiskers says:

    Is that MR.Crow on the fence?

  24. You says:

    Can’t wait any more

  25. You says:

    Can’t wait any more !!!!

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