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 Paradise – Development update #4 Gameplay

Rusty Lake Paradise – Development update #4 Gameplay

We can finally reveal the name of our new premium game: Rusty Lake Paradise! It was about time since some fans already discovered the name on showcasing events :).

We know a lot of you guys are waiting on the game, but there is still a lot to do (around 50% is done). With every new production we ask more from ourselves: better graphics, new gameplay and a comprehensive storyline. In the end we hope it all comes together, so it will be a nice mix of puzzles, story and Rusty Lake atmosphere.

The gameplay of Paradise will be a bit different from our previous work. It is set on an island so you can go around the area, a bit similar as Cube Escape: The Mill in which you could navigate between the different floors. We had to beta test this new gameplay a lot, but all in all we can say players pick it up really fast. We are happy with this improvement because it fits the island theme and it also gives us more gameplay & puzzle opportunities.

Check out all the showcasing events where you can play a demo of Paradise: here. Hopefully we will come to your city!

For press we have set this page up, which we will update as often as possible: Rusty Lake Paradise Press Page.

67 responses to “Rusty Lake Paradise – Development update #4 Gameplay”

  1. ayaneww says:

    very expect 非常期待!

  2. uniguan says:

    I can’t wait to pay for the game and play! U R the best! Love you~
    I hope I could be a great game developer as you some day.

  3. Susan says:

    Love your team. Looking forward to your new game.
    Hope you can work on more new great games.
    ——one of your fans from China

  4. Booge says:

    little question here, how’d you guys gonna translate paradise into chinese?is it 天堂or 天堂岛

  5. Alaa says:

    So excited .

  6. Rustian #1 says:

    Rusty lake’s games start looking like submacine games (many locations in one game) 😀

  7. Duuude says:

    I have played and loved all Rusty Lake games and I am sure this one will be no exception.

  8. Lucas Lee says:

    I used to play this game every time u make!
    It is very high quality game and story is awesome!
    So I watch u r making the new series, Paradise.
    I hope u make a better game this time too!
    I’ll cross my finger!

  9. Yu Dongqi says:

    I can’t wait for the new game!it looks very amazing!谢谢! one of your fans from China.

  10. FredArthur says:

    Last year,I saw new year’s plan on the which included some words like “the last version of cube escape”.After seeing that, I felt quite sad.But after Cave,I saw the new game–paradise.I felt…how to say that…quite surprising.
    I’m very happy to see the new game and It’s my great honor to have the chance to play the coming game.

  11. Virginia Torres says:

    I’m very happy and anxious to play the new game. I volunteer as a beta tester for the spanish version of the game. Loved all your games.
    PS: If this helps… In “Roots” I discovered and wrote +50 elements in the final puzzle.

  12. Virginia Torres says:

    I’m very happy and anxious to play the new game. I volunteer as a beta tester for the spanish version of the game. Loved all your games.
    PS: If this helps… In “Roots” I discovered and wrote +50 elements in the final puzzle.
    Thank you and keep up the good work.

  13. 飘零紫嫣 says:


  14. Kay says:

    Looking forward to ‘Paradise’ , I just know it will be wonderfully strange and brilliant.

  15. yevon says:

    to developers.
    you have done so far an amazing escape game series, indeed the best one i have played for the last 10 years. keep up the good job !
    i just have one small request: because this Rusty Lake series is about to an end, make it hard, much harder than all previous ones. Use the diabolic difficulties if needed. i want to push me to the limit.
    thank you for all your amazing jobs, and thank you in advance for last episodes.

  16. Zynmbie says:

    Fantastic game series.?

  17. Anna says:

    OMG I can’t wait to play the game! I’ve been waiting for this so long. Your games are so great and well-made that I can’t play other mystery games. Hoping to play the game soon! Thanks for giving me the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful series.

  18. Apollo says:

    So excited for this. Cannot wait.
    Great work so far guys, it looks great.

  19. Kwon says:

    I can’t wait to see the game.. Your team is so amazing, I played every game you guys makes but I need more.. It’s so funny, brillient, amazing. Thanks for making the series!!

  20. candice0195 says:

    I must say every cube escape game is my favorite game!!They’re all high quality with inviting stories.We fans will wait for you forever!

  21. candice0195 says:

    I must say every cube escape game is my favorite game!!They’re all high quality with inviting stories.We fans will wait for you forever!爱你们 <3

  22. Karp says:

    I really love your games and I’m looking forward to this 😀
    Also thank you for making such great masterpieces.

  23. aptnono says:

    Unable to hold !!!

  24. jinx says:


  25. Nicole says:

    I can’t wait!! ?

  26. Venus Luo says:

    Love your Cube Escape very much all the time!
    Hope to play the game of Paradise 天堂岛 soon.
    I believe that you’ll show us a best game again.
    I can’t wait! Ahhhhh~
    And I will always support you! Mua ~
    _One of your fans from China.
    Ps. I have only one question to ask you that when can players play the Paradise game?

  27. Sil says:

    I don’t know wether you guys watched this before:
    It’s Van Gogh’s world, amazing. Hope one day we can see this in your game!!!
    Looking forward to paradise!!!!!

  28. anon says:

    is it going to be free, or purchasable?

  29. Sarah says:

    I’m can’t wait anymore ! You create exceptional games. I am looking forward !!! One of fan from France ✌?

  30. yang says:

    I can’t wait it anymore!Ihope it can come out before I go to school(* ॑꒳ ॑* )⋆*
    love you forever!

  31. anonymous says:

    Can’t wait for next game
    plz reveal the truth of the whole story
    im confuse with it in years
    Thank you Rusty Lake for giving us such awesome games

    -a fan from China

  32. Pariya says:

    I check the website almost everyday to see what’s gonna be released…
    And now..YAY!
    Rusty Lake Paradise will be another complete success for sure.
    Love you Rusty Lake!

  33. MaryElla says:

    Looking forward to play it soon.

  34. Violeta Han says:

    It is great to see that amazing news! Hope the new one will have a longer and more complex story.
    I am also glad to notice that there are so many Chinese players are waiting for it! I am a Chinese too!

  35. little pumpkin says:

    Many of the girls in my dormitory love this series and all of us are looking forward to the new game.
    ʕ •ᴥ•ʔThank you for giving us such fantastic games!
    -a fan from China
    四六级早过了英语全忘光了写这么一段可费力我姥姥劲了(≖_≖ )

  36. HronB says:

    There are millions of escape games. And there are thousands of “spooky” / “creepy” ones. But you will never find something like the cube escape series! Every game has clever, new features/puzzles/elements. Still there is a main concept behind everything and it makes even more fun to replay the older games, because of the freaky story behind all this. Rusty Lake, you all did a magnificent job on all these games! I got addicted and I want more! =)

  37. mr. owl says:

    can’t wait to play. be fast please

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  40. qcx says:

    im waiting for Paradise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  41. Apple says:

    THE BEST escape series I’ve ever played and probably the only android game I’ve ever purchased. The characters, story line, music, narrator’s voice, unconventional horror and noir feels really got me hooked. Looking forward to this 😀

  42. Bonday says:

    Thank you for giving us the best escape game✨✨
    -one of your fans from Taiwan

  43. Helusen says:

    I’m looking forward to the new game!Please pay attention to your bodies, do not be too tired.天堂岛感觉是不错的中译

  44. maddie says:

    Oh man this looks incredible I’ve loved these games forever and i’m always hyped when i new one comes out! i think its funny its no longer really a “cube escape” game anymore if you can navigate like that but now i’m just nitpicking.

  45. anand joshi says:

    This seems so cool! When this game is gonna be releasing?

  46. anand joshi says:

    Oh! and also is this free of cost? or its just like the roots?

  47. Lumivarjo says:

    So excited about this! I’m completely hooked on the story so far.

  48. Gundalf says:

    Love your Games please Continue your work

  49. 邵爱伦 says:


  50. Aman says:

    I have loved Rusty lake and cube series, ever since I first played them. You make awesome games and even with the games basically in stills, the jump scares I received are one of the epic ones.

    Only thing, I had as a question, all of them being connected, can I get their timelines. I have an idea about a few, but rest are in a haywire. Can you tell me, so that I can play in that sequence once again.

  51. lisa says:

    Thank you so much for each awesome gaming experiences!! you don’t know how much it means
    love and kisses! to our dear team.

  52. Amnase says:

    When are we getting the release dates for Paradise??

  53. Lunareclipse says:

    Maybe the Paradise will show the secret of Mr.Crow.(Aldous Vanderboom)
    I’m looking forward to confirming whether my idea is right or not.

  54. The Fool says:

    Cant wait to play.
    Rusty lake are legend.

  55. Flame says:

    我也很期待啊 哈哈

  56. Sherman says:

    Oh!I can’t wait!!Expecting the new game!
    ah,There are Chinese players. Emmm,so am I.(。・∀・)ノ

  57. lemontv says:

    I hope it could finish before xmas day. LOL

  58. markus says:

    We are eagerly waiting guys…….and bope we get a good mi d bender this winter…i just love your simple but deep story type and puzzle aspect of your game ….lets gets some plagues going??

  59. markus says:

    We are eagerly waiting guys…….and hope we get a good mind bender this winter…i just love your simple but deep story type and puzzle aspect of your game ….lets gets some plagues going??

  60. please, release it so i can buy it

  61. Kily says:

    Cannot wait for that! It’s already December of 2017. Will this game be released before 2018?

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