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 #5 Story

Rusty Lake Paradise – Development update #5 Story

In this update we want to reveal a bit more about the story of Rusty Lake Paradise. It was back in March, when we came up with the idea for this project. Right from the start we were excited about creating an island which is cursed by plagues. Also after The Cave we really wanted to create a different narrative again, like Roots and Hotel.

The main story plot of the game is the 10 plagues, a variation of the ten biblical plagues of Egypt, which curses the island and its inhabitants after the main character’s mother mysteriously dies. The player must interact with the family members around the island and partake in rituals in order to stop the plagues. Unfortunately we can’t reveil more info about the family, you will find out yourself. The game will take place before Roots.

In the previous development update we revealed more info about the different gameplay. The last couple of months we showcased on as many gaming conferences as possible (Indigo, Gamescom, PAX and Tokyo Game Show), we do this to not only promote our work but also to play test the new gameplay and levels we already made. We wanted to be 100% sure this new gameplay would fit. And we are now! This weekend in Japan it became more clear that our game doesn’t have a language barrier and everyone could play Paradise easily.

Unfortunately the process of creating the story and finetuning the new gameplay caused a delay in development. We changed directions a couple of times and we had to redo a lot of stuff. There is also VERY exciting “next level” (but secret) stuff going on here at Rusty Lake, which also takes some time from us.

For all the people asking when the game comes out: we are aiming to finish all the levels within the next month and then we expect to need 2-3 weeks to test the final build. The game is done when its done 🙂

The fly man is waiting for you!

UPDATE: The games out on January 11th 🙂

68 responses to “Rusty Lake Paradise – Development update #5 Story”

  1. Bendiks says:

    I think it is going to be a great game.

  2. Jack Rewerts says:

    I have been waiting for more news and you did not disappoint

  3. nick says:

    Taking place before roots? So this means it will be about the people before William and Aldous but still in the family or an entirely new family?

  4. Yuriy says:

    Guys, thank you so much for crafting such unique stories. Each addition to the Rusty Lake Mythos clearly shows how much effort you put into the whole thing – artwork, puzzles, and characters.

  5. MaryElla says:

    This is a good news to me.I have already played all game of Cube Escape.I was fascinated by the stories of the Vanderbooms and enjoy the game time.Every Cube Escape game is so exciting that I always want to recommend them to more people.I will play the Paradies as soon as it comes.
    Hpoe your team and games will be more and more popular.

  6. Mirael says:

    What an interesting concept! Very excited for this game.

  7. 许瀚文 says:


  8. Farid says:

    Espero que salga, me muero de ganas por jugarlo.
    No me importa cuanto tiempo tenga que esperar, rusty lake me encanta.

  9. Kara says:

    That’s so great. Thanks for the update. I’m such a fan, and it’s super cool that I don’t have to pay an arm and a leg for quality games.

  10. 권지혜 says:

    I am sooo happy that game will come out soon!!!!!!

  11. Lili says:

    so excited!!!!

  12. anand joshi says:

    Again when this game is gonna be releasing.

  13. Daniel says:

    desde Chile esperando por el lanzamiento. muy emocionados!!!
    From Chile, waiting for the launch. Very excited!!

  14. Perro says:

    Any chance of posting a demo or trailer while we wait?

  15. Kaylee ? says:

    Thanks soooo much for creating such an amazing series of games!!!!! I’m looking forward to it as well as all the fans of rusty lake across the world 😉 but I’ve heard that The Cave is the last game in Cube Escape Series… is that true?
    Can’t wait to play Paradise
    You guys are not only producing games, they’re also art crafts!

  16. Rustian #1 says:

    Now we gonna get to know more about mr Owl’s life! 🙂

  17. Samantha says:

    Thank you for the update, I can’t wait to play! Your games are so unique and fun! The story always makes me want more!!

  18. slseny says:


  19. kim says:

    I will be waiting in South Korea.
    I want to play quickly. KR KO

  20. conrad livingstone is not my real name says:

    get more designers. charge more. do what you gota do to make more games faster.

  21. owl says:

    i’m waiting for it in China,wish you getting along well with the project?

  22. Abigail says:

    Oh, my God, it’s so exciting and it activates my brain cells, ha ha!

  23. Helusen says:

    I hope to play the new game as soon as possible.

  24. 임지영 says:

    l can’t wait for this game.

  25. 무명 says:

    It will be so exciting!!

  26. Anant Agarwal says:

    Please Guys release it as fast as u can in India. I m waiting very eagarly for it. I have already played all the 9 games of the series cube escape. Also i wanna know from which country u all are??

  27. Julian says:

    Hey Rusty Lake, i have recently discovered your amazing games. I already played every game at least twice. I absolutley love your creative and morbid storytelling and the awesome atmosphere of each title. Please keep up the great work and your unique style! Can’t wait to play paradise!

  28. Joanna says:

    Yeah! Thanxx 4 informing us! Great news! Can’t expect to play it!

  29. Taylor says:

    You guys make the best game series but I’m so sad I won’t be able to play this one, like Hotel and Roots, because I have a Chromebook OS. Still love all the games though.

  30. beau says:

    Thank you for updating!!
    Send my big love from Korea!! 😀

  31. TSIXETON says:

    Oh, it looks so great!!! [Waiting patiently but excitedly]

  32. 绣湖铁粉 says:


  33. 一位不愿透露姓名的中国玩家 says:


  34. Elmmes says:

    Can’t wait! Thank You for those brillant games. I Wonder if we learn something more about the vandeemeer-family now. Or maybe we are about to find out who Mr owl really is.

  35. 한종완 says:

    I am sooo happy that game will come out soon!!!!!!

  36. Lighting Fu says:

    We are expecting for it.

  37. 当然是选择原谅他 says:


  38. Daniel affonso says:

    Can you try to make an animated series of rusty lake? It would be awesome. And of course, thanks for the game.

  39. Your SUPER FAN says:

    I keep checking if it’s coming out every day! Can’t wait for it!

  40. Lucy says:

    I just can’t wait! For real!
    I haven’t found any other mobile game as interesting and good as rusty lake. The other mobile games are not even close from the quality, to the story, to the gameplay. I could even say I haven’t found a PC game series as good as this! I’ve played all the games and I can’t wait for the next ones to come! You are doing a very good job Rusty Lake people, keep going 😀

  41. Kim Sol says:

    OMG! Seriously I can’t wait for your new series. That looks so cool and amazing!!
    Send my love to you guyes from South Korea 😀

  42. Rainforest Gu says:

    I really look forward to it! I come from China, my favorite puzzle game is this series. I’ll wait for the new game!

  43. Colleen says:

    A creative idea! I am excited to play this!!!!

  44. Samir says:

    Спасибо вам за такие замечательные истории! Жду с нетерпением новой серии!!

  45. Василиса says:

    We’re waiting for the fly man too

  46. NoNo says:

    No game for a long time~~~Waiting~~~~

  47. Minffu says:

    Waiting for new game~~~

  48. Mr.crow says:

    There is a lot of great games coming this year but I’m more excited and I can’t wait to play
    RustyLake – Paradise

  49. jajang says:

    come on, its novemberrrr we loved it so much

  50. Fatma-Gül says:

    How can I play rusty lake paradise?

  51. Fatma-Gül says:

    How can i play rusty lake paradise on my moblile phone ?

  52. Lucas Arg says:

    Ya pasó mucho tiempo!

  53. Seventeen Wei says:

    When will it be released, it’s already November!!!

  54. Panos says:

    OMG!!!!!! I think this is going to be a fantastic game. I hope that it will be the same family (the Vanderboom’s) because it would be great if the family tree grow….

  55. Eliza says:

    Only recently discovered the Rusty Lake games, but I’m a huge fan of escape and riddle type games, and these are hands down, the best I’ve seen! Thank you for sharing you’re creativity! Can’t wait for this next chapter!

  56. Celt says:

    Is there a literary doctor in the production group? I think you’re very familiar with Gothic novels.

  57. Stan says:

    Love your games, thank you for everything.

  58. linkheart says:


  59. Maureen Femiano says:

    I can’t WAIT!!!!! Love your games soooooo much and thisis coming from a 50yr. mom lol!! Keep up the good work 🙂

  60. peechdoctor says:

    Omg I’m so going to spazz waiting for this gameeeeee!!! ?????????????

  61. Angelina Tabalenka says:

    Does anyone know any similar games to rusty lake I’m obsessed

  62. Samuel Siebach says:

    Uhhhh I’m so excited for this game but it needs to come out ASAP!

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