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

Rusty Lake is going to the big screen! #1

Rusty Lake is going to the big screen! #1

One week ago we announced that we are working on a Rusty Lake Short Movie. While it is still hard for us to believe it is really happening, we will try to share our excitement and go a little more in depth about the whole project.

A year ago I got in touch again with Sean van Leijenhorst, a friend from high school who is now an experienced director based in Prague. In the last couple of years he made some awesome short thriller/horror movies, like award-winning Banshee, Woods and his latest film Don’t Turn Me Off. After watching his movies I immediately got in touch with him to tell him about Rusty Lake. It was a match from the start; while we think his work and filming style would be a great fit for Rusty Lake, he really enjoyed the world we created.

After a lot of meetings and brainstorming sessions with the three of us, Sean began working on the first version of the movie script. While helping him on the way with the script, we also tried to find a unique combination to create a game alongside the movie. Since the short movie will partly feel like an adaption of one of our Cube Escape games, we tried to find the perfect combination to link both in a unique way. We can’t share more info now but the game and short movie (around 10 minutes) will be connected in a way we’ve never seen before.

Soon after the first version of the movie script, Sean introduced us to his production team, Steve, Martin & Ivana from The Lab, who helped him on his previous projects. After a very productive meeting with all parties in December, things moved very quickly…When we were finalizing Paradise, the guys from The Lab and Sean arranged everything. Scouting locations, hired a studio, casted actors (we will also play a role), finalized the script, found all the props for the room, made a clear budget. The list is too long… you can imagine that shooting a movie with 20+ people on the set is an organization that requires a lot of preparation, but fortunately these guys are experienced movie makers.

Now we are in February (exactly one year ago after reconnecting with Sean) and we actually have our first shooting days at this very moment! We haven’t shared any previews yet, but what we have seen these days is amazing. This team is capable of pulling something off we can be very proud of and we are sure you guys will be as well. Unfortunately we can’t share it all with you yet..

Since the start in 2015 we tried to keep you guys involved with every game that we’ve made, and now we would like to do this again, but in a different way. From the start we knew this project is so unique and big, that we want to try out a kickstarter with you. We could use your support, not only so we can finish the project but also to involve you in a special way by sharing a lot of rewards from the movie and game. For example: unlocking extra content in-game, props from the movie, posters (Johan’s work), the soundtrack (Victor’s work) and it will also be the first time we can feature your name or picture in the game, together with a special credit list for the movie. We still have some shooting days left and the post-production will be from April till July and we hope to finish the game in the same period. If you can help us to succeed our Kickstarter, we can distribute both the movie and game for free, except for extra content in-game that will only be available after backing us or buying it. We hope you can feel the excitement from this project and hopefully are willing to support us!

Expect more big previews (without spoiling too much) in the upcoming weeks!


Robin, Maarten, Sean, Steve, Martin & Ivana

22 responses to “Rusty Lake is going to the big screen! #1”

  1. thainá says:

    I’m so excited for this!!!!! I’m sure it’s going to be awesome!

  2. Daysi Gómez says:

    Omg!!! I’m so happy for you guys and I’m really excited about this new project. Best wishes for you and I hope to read more news about Rusty Lake very soon.

  3. Bayram says:

    You’re really awesome guys !! Keep on and you’ll be the second David Lynch !! Really inspiring ! <3

  4. Maia Rustad says:

    Has the kickstarter been published yet? If so, could you post a link?

  5. Akira M. says:

    Eeee this is so exciting!!! I can’t wait to hear more about this project, a Rusty Lake film sounds so awesome and idk what to expect. Hope to get info on that kickstarter soon, I’d love to give support! Much love!

  6. Patrick Jacquemont says:

    A Rusty Lake movie is a dream coming true. I can’t wait to see more!
    Would you be interested in French subtitles? I have great experience in English to French translation.

  7. Elizabeth says:

    Looking forward for this! Finally!!! The best day of my life is here!!! Keep it up guys!!! <3

  8. Cathy says:

    Oh my gosh I’m soo on board I love your games and I’m sooo willing to back you guys!! Where’s the link to the kickstarted I’m ready to throw my money at you guys Lolz

  9. agirlhasnoname says:

    Please. Rusty Lake is Love. Rusty Lake is Life!

  10. Jand says:

    Got around to purchasing Hotel now to support your project. Fun game, hope the movie works out!

  11. July says:

    It is so long.

  12. Tanith says:

    I only just recently discovered your Rusty Lake series, but I love the games, puzzles, and the incredible lore that goes along with them. I’m thrilled to see you’re not only still making games, but a movie as well! Thank you for your work, and please post a link to your kickstarter!

  13. Rustian #1 says:

    Rusty Lake series need only one thing after the movie: BOOK.

  14. Therewillbeblood says:

    I am very excited!

  15. Claire says:

    Where’s that kickstarter, I want to give you my money!

  16. The past says:

    !!!!!!!!!!(I don’t know how to use my words to describe my excitement……)

  17. Xhorx says:

    Where‘s the Kickstarter link, please?

  18. K says:

    This is so amazing, I am such a big fan of the games I can’t imagine how cool a movie is going to be. Will definitely be watching this.

  19. Michael Benson says:

    “There be blood” -???

  20. hamy says:

    I really injoyed Rusty Lake series, can’t wait to watch the movie 🙂

  21. Marco says:

    Fantastic! Can’t wait.

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