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

Get ready to enter the Cave! OUT Now on iOS, Android and Web

Get ready to enter the Cave! OUT Now on iOS, Android and Web

After 5 months of hard work we proudly present the ninth episode in the series: Cube Escape: The Cave! Play now on iOS, Android and Web for FREE:


Thanks to all! Victor for making the soundtrack (coming soon), Bob Rafferty for the Voice and trailer, Johan Scherft for making the paintings, all the translators who did a perfect job again (please let us know if you see a small mistake), all beta testers. And of course you (#Rusties) for supporting us.  We can’t wait to hear what you think!

ENJOY and see you in The Lake!

34 responses to “Get ready to enter the Cave! OUT Now on iOS, Android and Web”

  1. Joanne says:

    ……… and off we go!! 😀

  2. Can Saruhan says:

    Pickaxe is a tticky one.

  3. Laurens says:

    Het werkt bij mij niet op een iMac. Ik heb het geprobeerd met Safari, Chrome en Firefox. De Adobe Flash zit in de weg: de browserpagina loopt vast. En in de App Store (IOS) is hij nog niet aanwezig.

  4. Joe says:

    Finished it was a bit too easy tbh

    • Matt says:

      Finished in two hours along with TheJoeNewton, was quite easy, was expecting more out of it considering this was meant to be the ‘last one’ but then a to be continued showed up

      • Chip says:

        I don’t know what made you think this was meant to be the “last one.” It was stated in the December 31st blog post that their next game (i.e. The Cave) was going to be the “ninth installment of … Cube Escape” and that their plans for later include “the tenth and final Cube Escape.”

  5. Sam Webster says:

    I found that the past cube escapes were a lot harder than that in all honesty

  6. Harry says:

    Great game! Just finished. Like the other cube escape, this one just make the complicate story more entangled.
    BTW, I would like to report a bug. At the first time I played, when I clicked the firewood in Part 1, I got an extra one of it. The second time was fine, no double items.

  7. Jiwoong says:

    It was easier than the past cube escapes, but i think this is the most appropriate level of difficulty. I mean the past escapes were a little bit too hard, at least for me. The puzzles of the cave are still creative , and i feel the overall story is still coherent with the past stories. i am getting more curious about the whole story of the rustylake. The topic “memory” is truely interesting.
    Waiting for the next episode of rustylake is one of the exiting things in my life 🙂

  8. Bleu says:

    Appreciate so much!! I love this game! Some clues in “the cave” really shocks me, the idea is amazing!
    No offense, I don’t know if it is on propose but.. there’s a little bit problem in second part.
    At the first time I didn’t notice that I had to collect 6 fishes, yet by chance I figured out the location of black cube without any clue… And I stuck after placing the black cube. I can’t use any item(ink), and I can’t go back to last location to find those fishes. Obviously I’m not that lucky to guess location second time. All I can do is to restart the game. Second time I did not miss the clue, there’s no problem if player “normally” playing.
    Expecting next game!! can’t wait to know what happened next! Thanks again!

    • Bleu says:

      forgot to say, thanks to the “hint”, which is new, help me figuring out the missing step so that I could know I miss the fish, otherwise guessing I’ll take a loooong time to notice it was a dead end, not a normal situation.
      It’s too kind of you to set advertising time only 3 sec ha ha that’s so sweet

  9. Jand says:

    When will the game release on
    I can’t play on iOS, googlePLAY, or your original, website, so I am eager.

  10. Zhao says:

    finally! Cube escape!I love your game so much! Waiting for months! Thank you all

  11. Jand says:

    Poor Old Man.
    Trying to oncover the clues…
    That will tell him about his past, his past, and also his past.
    *Fish up a ton of fish!* -Boatman
    CE Wiki gives you a thumbs up for the new game; we are adding all the new info.

  12. shier says:


  13. Carla says:

    Waiting for this day. Guess I’ll be up for a while. Love your games.

  14. Musti says:

    I just finished the game. I love it! It but I don’t think that this game really needs the hint system. I did not use it, because it was a bit too easy if you ask me. But all in all it is a wonderful game! Can’t wait for the next one.

    P.S.: Even if I don’t play the game, sometimes the message shows up that Cube Escape: The Cave has crashed. It says “Cube Escape: The Cave angehalten” (It’s german)

  15. Mr. Claudius says:

    I’d like to report a bug:
    ‘k’ is _._, not __._ (this is ‘q’)

  16. Roxy says:

    Holy heck this was amazing, huge thanks to EVERYONE who helped make this game possible, and thanks for allowing it to be free for everyone to play, it is really a huge deal. You guys rock, and I’m so glad I found your games. #RustiesForLife

  17. Katja says:

    …is it bad that I’ve already finished the game in a very short amount of time? Can’t wait for the next one already!

  18. Rustian #1 says:

    Golden cube allows Dale to change his memories?

  19. Ricepatty says:

    Whooohooooo Loved IT XD KEEP EM COMIN

  20. DFish says:

    Love your games very much!!!>v<And the cave is even better than I've imagined!!!So cooooooool!!!

  21. cocochino says:

    So guys,there is a small secret in the game just like Birthday and Thertre.You`ll need a secret information from Roots to unlock it

  22. likahokeith says:

    How many episodes left for the detective?

  23. GIANZAPPARIA says:

    Absolutely amazing… one of the best of the series along with Season and Case 23, for me. Music and the whole atmosphere were really suggestive, and the story is getting clearer. Really wonderful.

    Don’t understand why someone says the first games were harder… Maybe we’ve just become smarter? 😀

  24. Zdeněk says:

    Another masterpiece.

  25. Absolutely incredible game! The sheer work ethic and ingenuity you all put into producing such wonderful content is truly something to admire! Yet another superb addition to the series, possibly even my favourite yet! Thank you, and here’s to the next!

  26. Miguel Arellano says:

    Will this game be added to Kongregate? The other free games are already on there, so I was just wondering.

  27. clanger9 says:

    Anybody found the secret yet? I’m guessing it’s a three letter word you enter in the submarine. Been all the way through Roots again, but haven’t found any clues so far…

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  29. Bill says:

    Love your games but cannot get passed the microscope puzzle; even with the hint. The video walkthrough going to pop ups so it doesn’t help. Please put a skip option in for us imcompetents. I don’t see any way to finish this game and will be reluctant to start any future ones.

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