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

Post-release recap + 40% Launch discount is extended🎉

Post-release recap + 40% Launch discount is extended🎉

Thank you so much for your incredible support for The Past Within since its release! We are honoured to read so many amazing reviews from our fans trying out our first co-op experience, it truly means a lot! Together with all your praise, we’ve also received some great constructive feedback from you, especially about the length of the game. We can completely understand if the game felt too short, or the experience may not be something for you, or perhaps you still prefer a single-player game from us. We’re very grateful to everyone that gave our game a try, and appreciate all of you that took the time to let us know what your experience was like overall!

As mentioned before, our team put 2.5 years of blood, sweat and tears (not to be confused with the in-game substances) into this project to create something new and exciting. It all started with what we called the shoebox idea: a 3D puzzle box with a peephole through which you could see a classical 2D room. But back then we had no idea what the game could or would become. We kept on iterating and decided to keep on pushing even when it became really hard and we almost pulled the plug out of the project. Luckily the first beta test of the co-op mechanism gave us the confidence to move forward and challenge ourselves in many ways: we had to move from Flash to Unity, we had to transform our distinctive 2D style into 3D style and, yes, also learn to create co-op puzzles for the first time ever. Keep in mind that we, as developers, also need to go out of our comfort zone from time to time in order to get inspired and create new things. Feel free to read more background info about the development in our devlogs or in our community interview. And we didn’t sit still while developing The Past Within; a new metro will arrive sooner than you think!

We are very proud of what The Past Within became and in case you didn’t try it yet… we hope you will take the chance to experience it with a friend, a family member, a colleague or even a stranger (feel free to join our We hope it brings a smile to your face and you both will have a great (and hopefully special) experience together, like we saw on many occasions during the countless of playtest sessions. And now it is still the perfect time to try it, since we were able to extend our 40% launch discount on Steam (running till the 16th).

As always, thank you so much for your support and let’s make some (more) memories!

Rusty Lake Team

A few extra things:
– We are working on new trading cards, stay tuned!
– We have a little contest on social media to win an exclusive The Past Within t-shirt (runs until the 18th).
– Make sure to keep an eye on mysterious broadcasts on our Steam page and Youtube!

One response to “Post-release recap + 40% Launch discount is extended🎉”

  1. Iurii says:

    Guys! We just played the game and we want more chapters and more things to solve!

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