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

Getting the job done

Getting the job done

Hi Guys!

It’s been awhile since the last update. Sorry for waiting so long and teasing you with gifs of the new project! Today we got the game finally working on Ipad and we’re super excited about this. It runs perfect 🙂


As we mentioned before, this new game is our most ambitious project so far.. and the moment that we got everything together took a bit longer than expected. The narrative is about a family tree and you can imagine it gave us the opportunity to think of a lot of (crazy) ideas. We’re talking about a 35+ (some smaller and some bigger) levels game with replay value. Our main focus now is getting the game done, so we’re testing, adding the details, achievements and fixing some puzzles.. anyway the end is in sight.

We really hope to launch the game somewhere in end of September on Android, iOS and And of course hope to get Greenlit again on Steam :).
The game will be premium, like Rusty Lake Hotel, we haven’t decided the exact pricing yet.

We got a lot of questions when the new Cube Escape game will be launched.. We don’t know yet, but after this project, we will work on (free) smaller games again and completing the Cube Escape series!

And don’t forget to check out the full video of Johan Scherft working on the pastel painting of Rusty Lake. Check it out!


22 responses to “Getting the job done”

  1. rkevin says:

    First comment! [maybe

    I am SOOOO hyped! Shut up and take my money! [jk
    Anyways, does the last sentence mean the cube escape series is gonna end soon?

  2. Taylor says:

    Will there be a need to translate the games? I’d be more than happy to help again!

  3. faninkorea says:

    wooooooow! i’ve been waiting it so long !
    Hope to play soon! Ican wait more

  4. MrT4Prez says:

    Very excited! Just got into these games a couple months ago, they bring me pleasure in a way that few other games do.

  5. just a fan says:

    plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz launch it nowww plzzzzz

  6. fneftec says:

    Ok, but we want also the cube escape games!!!!!! :'(

  7. Zuzulu says:

    Ooooooh please get ready sooon!!!
    It can be my birthday present !!!

  8. Ivory says:

    Wow agter playing Rusty Lake Hotel, I’ve been devouring the Cube Escape games. Is it September yet?!

  9. r2ff6115 says:

    can’t wait…. so when?!?!?!?!?!

  10. Andres Acevedo says:

    Hello, i love your games but im having some kind of bug, the complete backgorund of all your games in my divice is black, my divice is an HUAWEI G610 i hope you can help me,

  11. Yeti says:

    Alright,so when??????

  12. Sara says:

    If you need anyone to translate it into swedish, I’m down to help you guys! I’m excited for the game, I’ve been waiting for sooo long.

  13. Liza says:

    I really like your games and can’t wait to play the new one! By the way, I would be glad to help if you need any in translating the words to Russian. Stay awesome!

  14. starr says:

    I am so excited to play it! And I will happily pay – you guys deserve it.

  15. shier says:

    WOW! Finally! I am a big fun of all your works, soooo excited for your new rusty lake series!

  16. Good looking forward to the new game,but the new game has to pay for it.

  17. Asude says:

    Still so very exciting! It’ll surely be worth all my money =) I would be more than happy to translate to Turkish or Swedish if there is a need! Can’t wait for the next update!

  18. Leah says:

    Your games are without a doubt some of the most fascinating, detailed, creepy, beautiful and artistic endeavors around. Thank you all so much for the hard work you put into creating each adventure. I’m chomping at the bit to play the next one… I’ve replayed all the games several times now. Not only are they well worth the money, they are UTTER JOY to play! I haven’t been so lost in a game world in ages. Thanks again!!!!

  19. Some random dude says:

    Huge fan! Keep up the good work!

  20. Tobias says:

    Yesssss!!!! I can’t wait. I have no doubt it will be awesome. Don’t be shy and give it a high price tag. At least I would happily pay for it and you definitely deserve it. Also, if you need someone to translate the game to Spanish, I would be very happy to do so. Thank you for the fabulous games!

  21. Freend says:

    Can’t wait XD

  22. Naomi says:

    Hi!! I’m super psyched for the new game, guys, when are you launching?

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