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

Happy New Year!? – A reflection on 2020 and future plans!✨

Happy New Year!? – A reflection on 2020 and future plans!✨


A message from Albert…

Despite your hand in my demise, I’d like to wish you a happy New Year on behalf of myself, my daughter Rose, and the Rusty Lake team! I hope you are prepared to rectify your previous error in the coming year because remember… the past is NEVER dead!

Many happy returns,

Ps. Decode my message and prove your worth! The Devil is in the details!


Reflecting on 2020 and future plans:

We started this year with the fantastic release of The White Door, together with the amazing ARG experience that hopefully was as much fun for you to experience as it was for us to orchestrate! As well as the surprise 5-year anniversary release of Samsara Room in April and the much-needed Cube Escape Collection in October – to survive our Flash Roots! A big thank you to everyone who helped us make this possible, starting off with Andreea who joined our team to help with the amazing community, Victor’s beautiful soundtracks, Bob Rafferty voices for The White Door (as well as all the voiceover artists), the Discord mod team for guiding all the fans and all our translators making Cube Escape games accessible for most languages.

Hopefully, we can bring you more exciting (new) work in 2021. The message from Albert is just one of the many plans we have for Rusty Lake. Unfortunately, the other projects are too early to tease still, but please stay patient! Through our publishing program Second Maze we are very excited to release games made by other devs/artists, starting with Johan Scherft’s Milo and the Magpies and a little game about a seed!

In any case, thank you for your big support which allowed us to create something new and different like The White Door, as well as preserving our older Cube Escape games. See you in 2021!

Greetings from The Lake ?


PS. Albert expects you to bring along a friend for your next visit to Rusty Lake!

39 responses to “Happy New Year!? – A reflection on 2020 and future plans!✨”

  1. Tobla Howell says:

    Glad to see you are well Albert. Indeed the present is the product of the past, so not surprised and looking forward to seeing you in the new game.

  2. Mondo says:

    I am very happy that you guys remembered us and the past within on new years eve. I’m looking forward to what’s to come. Keep up the great work guys. You created something truly amazing.
    Best wishes,

  3. Nanucita says:

    Feliz año nuevo Albert! Espero poder tener mas de tu historia y por supuesto que no nos guardes rencor…

  4. CaporalToto says:

    Happy New Year Rusty Lake Team !!
    I’ve deciphered the message…

  5. Riana says:

    You’re right the past is never dead … you could say THE PAST is WITHIN

  6. Tiago Batista says:

    The past within

  7. Aaron C says:

    This made my day! I look forward to seeing what Albert has in store for us in whatever new project comes next. And as for the Rusty Lake Team, thank you for giving me something to look forward to! ❤

  8. Juan Gustin says:

    the Past within

  9. Uma says:

    The Post Script makes me think one of the future games is gonna be multiplayer somehow!!

  10. BluPen says:

    the past within

  11. Josh Reynolds says:

    The Past Within

  12. Chris Zhang says:

    The Past Within

  13. NAHOORA says:

    Glad to see you again,Albert.

  14. Whisperwind says:

    The Past Within
    🙂 🙂 🙂

  15. Alexandre Khallyl says:

    The Past Within 🙂

  16. BirdRedLie says:

    The Past within the devil.
    glad to know about rust lake new game! thank you.

  17. Rena says:

    The past within

  18. Jess says:

    the past within :)))

  19. DrunkFish says:

    The past within!! XD

  20. DrunkFish says:

    And Happy new year!!

  21. Daniel C says:

    The Past Within
    And happy new year

  22. Marco says:

    Well, this was an unexpected nice moment, happy new year to you too

  23. danel says:

    Happy new year Albert, perhaps we should look for the past within…?

  24. James says:

    The past is within 🙂 I love your games so much. The Twin Peaks inspiration (The owls are not what they seem in Paradise was GREAT). I only learned of them via a friend who told me about the wackiness of some things but we played the Cube Escapes and I LOVED them, I then got Rusty Lake Roots, Paradise and Hotel. Got the White Door a few months ago, LOVED IT TOO. Happy New Year.

  25. moooon78 says:

    I mean, I decoded the message (and confirmed it’s right, based on these replies 🙁 thank god I didn’t look at them earlier), but where am I supposed to use it? Or should I just keep it til a next opportunity?
    Anyway, thanks Albert. And thank you, Rusty Lake team, for producing these awesome games! I’m looking forward to what you guys are planning 🙂
    Wish y’all the best!

  26. Leon says:

    Look forward to the future, never forgetting The Past Within!

  27. Rena says:

    The past within the devil

  28. says:

    ?waiting for new games!!

  29. Elke says:

    The past within

  30. Júlio Rodrigues says:

    The past within

  31. Nady says:

    I hope new game will not be only multiplayer, I have no friends loving Rusty Lake 🙁

  32. Sage says:

    The Past Within [The Devil]

  33. iliad heydarzadeh says:

    nice work guys keep up the good work
    rusty lake 4 life!

  34. 糖糖 says:

    ?I CAN’T WAIT!!

  35. Georgia Rigby says:

    Just received the postcard. Much happiness on receiving such a gift. All posted on social media as requested. #postfromrustylake Thank you.
    The Past With In

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