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 β€˜16
  • AwardTop 10 Google Play Indie Games Contest β€˜17
  • AwardPremiere Paradox - A Rusty Lake Film @ LIFF '18
  • Award"Most Inventive" App nomination Google Play Awards β€˜18
  • AwardFinalist Google Play Indie Games Contest β€˜20

News update Rusty Lake: Roots

News update Rusty Lake: Roots


Sorry guys for waiting on a news update about Roots!

After the Tokyo Game Show we have done 2 weeks of play testing, and that takes a lot of time because of the different devices and testing procedures. It was also the first time we let a game test by a bigger group, but in the end we got really helpful feedback.

At this time we have done a succesfull submission to iOS and Android, so that’s really good news! But still.. there is a lot of things to do in order to launch the game perfectly: an official trailer, preparing Steam and files, getting the translations done, contacting the press etc. So we still can’t give you an exact release date yet, but we aim for the third week of October.

For now we want to thank all Beta testers involved and Adam Snyder for checking the texts. Special thanks to Victor Butzelaar for getting the last soundtracks done and especially Bob Rafferty, who helped us in so many ways (walkthrough, trailers and checking texts)! Now back to work and get this done..

It’s almost time!! We’re very excited too πŸ™‚

29 responses to “News update Rusty Lake: Roots”

  1. g-- says:

    Hi, just like everyone i’m waiting for Roots. Do you plan to have some kind of “one payment buy all devices” with a code or else ? I’m fine ok to pay on (even more than $3), but leaving 30% to apple or google sucks.
    Anyway, all the best !

  2. bee says:

    Lekker hoor/so cool – herfst/autumn 2016 will never be the same πŸ™‚

  3. jisu kang says:

    Thank you for your effort, l came by your wepsite with not expection. So when i saw this note,if i can’t english well, i’m very pleased and exciting. I hope that you enjoy your work and take care of your health. Once again, I would like to give thanks from deep my heart. I will be waiting for the day:)

  4. Amanda says:

    I am so excited for Rusty Lake: Roots! Thank you to all of you for creating these beautiful, eerie, challenging, enthralling games.

  5. Ng Shi Yang says:

    First! Gosh my wife is about to pop on 10 Oct, this would be a good game for her to play during her recovery. Can’t wait!

  6. Ng Shi Yang says:

    First! I check this site like 4 times a day. Wife and I can’t wait! Love from Singapore.

  7. Naomi says:

    Super psyched!!

  8. Rollo says:

    Can. Not. Wait. Aaaargh!

  9. Rodrigo Mena says:


  10. Ivory says:

    I’m stoked!

  11. Aptnono says:


  12. impatient says:

    YAY I can’t wait!!!

  13. Glazed says:

    checking the website daily so that I don’t miss the first moment of game launching

  14. Joanne says:

    Yay! so looking forward to this… i keep checking back constantly πŸ™‚

  15. Kaede says:

    Thank you so much for providing a tentative date of release:) It should fall during my holidays, which will definitely make them more exciting! Can’t wait to finally play the Roots.

  16. Sena says:

    YAYY! I’m super excited and cant wait! I was dying to get some info about the release date and finally i have it! It’s almost there! Waiting for the trailer now.

  17. Joel says:

    Over the last few months, I kept coming back here looking for news of a new cube escape game or something. As much as I would like to be, I’m not a gamer so the behavior is unusual for me. It made me recognize what a great series you have been developing. Awesome puzzles and an interesting story. I have no idea how you were able to crank out so many cube escape games so quickly but you must have a very talented team. I’m excited about roots. Keep cranking out these games.

  18. Zeref says:

    YEAH! Can’t wait!!

  19. Sonja says:

    Lekker!! Can’t wait

  20. Alex says:

    Please is to tell us release date ASAP. I needing to request time off work to play games. Many tanks.

  21. Colleen says:

    Waiting is difficult when the prize is sweet. Good luck in the last weeks of production, Rusty Lake Team!!

  22. Jenny says:

    I really can’t wait anymore. This will be the perfect game to play on my journey at the end of October. Much love from Germany!

  23. Tati says:

    Check everyday πŸ™

  24. Tati says:

    Check everyday πŸ™ can waittttt

  25. Sena says:

    It’s been almost a week pleeaasee update! I’m checking here at least ten times a day. Can’t wait!!

  26. Candy says:

    I have NEVER anticipated a game enough to keep checking a developers blog! Your games are the shit. Really…and hurry tfu. Lol

  27. Keepaway says:

    Can’t wait any more.. ioi .. I’m checking the new game in Apple store everyday… please I want to get it in this week!! :)!!!

  28. Sena says:


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