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

The new Rusty Lake project is coming together!

The new Rusty Lake project is coming together!

The new Rusty Lake project is coming together and it will be bigger than everything before! We really wanted to improve ourselves with this new premium game, so a different approach was needed: not only for the game itself but also how we work. This time we have invested a lot more time in putting the whole story and ideas together as you can see below. The last couple of weeks were filled with these kind of brainstorm sessions:


Lets sum up some things we changed for this game:
– The game will consist of 40+ levels (some small/some bigger)
– The story we have put together involves a lot more characters than normal, and the development of these characters will be an important part of the game.
– The view from the game will be different, you will be scrolling/moving from side to side in stead of switching to different walls of the room.
– The gameplay will be merrily the same, although it contains some new puzzle-dynamics (and we’re still testing dragging from the inventory as well).

As you might have read we were looking for a background artist and we started a collaboration with the talented Dutch painter: Johan Scherft. Funny fact is that he reached out to us for some saving issues with Rusty Lake Hotel, after helping him out he showed his portfolio and we thought he would be a perfect match. Currently he is working on a special pastel painting of Rusty Lake, which will be used as a background in the game. His first sketches made us really excited, and we hope to share a preview with you guys later this week.

Victor Butzelaar is responsible for the music and soundtrack of the game. We expect it to be amazing as always!

We are expecting another 2 to 3 months of work to completely finish the game. The game needs a lot more testing and polishing than normal. But it will be worth waiting… and of course we will show more previews of the game soon!

Ps. Next week we will send the prizes of the Rusty Lake Gin Tonic contest. The winners are not informed, so everyone can check their mailboxes.

22 responses to “The new Rusty Lake project is coming together!”

  1. Julez says:

    As usual: awesome!!

    Good luck with the testing and brainstorming. We are all looking forward to it once again! 😉

  2. meow says:

    So this story is going to be related to the previous rusty lake games, right? Also, I do wish music stays classic with some electronic sound effects (as in previous games, maybe this could be enhanced even more), your game has become the reason I started listening to classical music. Anyways can’t wait!

  3. Taylor says:

    I hope you need translators for the game again like with Rusty Lake Hotel! Would be more than happy to translate it again 🙂

  4. CerKill says:

    One word: Waow…

  5. gonee says:

    i like that scrolloing/moving one in changing view. and more puzzles are always welcome. but 2-3 months to release…? it makes me so sad ??? im always looking forward to the new game! (from south korea ?)

  6. Zinedine says:

    Cool <3
    Thank you so much for making this. Now excuse me, I have to prepare my brain for this puzzle :3

  7. Deutschland says:

    2-3 MONTHS!!!? *cries* I just finished your cube escape serie. It’s the best game ever made, you guys made me happy every morning I woke up thinking I was going to continue playing the games. And now there’s nothing more to play! It makes me really sad but also excited as (bad word) for the next game. Never stop doing this! You were born for this! <3Rusty Lake <3

    • Scott says:

      Try My Games 888 (Sunken Room, Haunted Room, etc.). They were my favorite escape games until Rusty Lake came along!

  8. Iconic says:

    Im just too excited to see what new game ure developing and how it will fit in the story. Keep the good work up !!!!

  9. Niels says:

    So… Instead of switching from wall to wall we’ll scroll through it? Will this be a Cylinder Escape? That does sound great, never the less

    Whelp, we’ll just wait here patiently til the game comes. Good luck, guys! You’re amazing!

  10. LY says:

    This new game to pay for it?That we Chinese people want to use what way to pay?Hope the game will have a happy ending.Hope to make Miller alive and Bob together.Thank you.

  11. Maik says:

    Ich bin total gespannt auf das neue Spiel… möchte gar nicht spekulieren, wie was neu sein wird, ich lass mich überraschen! Kann es kaum abwarten, aber ihr haltet uns ja auf dem Laufenden 🙂

  12. Raz albo says:

    Hey guys do you have some kind of news that you send to emails?
    i want to stay updated

  13. 云居雁 says:

    waiting for you~

  14. khz says:

    Love this story.Love these musics.
    Share these games with my classmates,they hope rustylake can put Seasons’ music on the blog.
    把这些游戏分享给了同学,他们…希望能在你们的博客上听到Cube escape:seasons的音乐。
    Looking forward the next story!Amazing Game!


  15. Menna says:

    Good luck… this game will be perfect but I’m afraid it won’t be free like the hotel I didn’t play it for this reason.

  16. cirnohomura says:

    Oh,yeah.We`ve been waiting for a long time.Without a new work,we can hardly expand our mind to figure out new parts of the story and fell at a loss.

  17. PtriSkr says:

    Big, big love from Indonesia!!
    (all hail Asian people – really good at riddles).
    New game on few months, isn’t it a great news!? Please, don’t stop impress us <3
    PS. I couldn't stop check my email lmao

  18. Maria Maah says:

    Hey Guys. That will be fantastic! I send virtual Hard nervs to you ^^ keep up your hard work!:D rusty lake is really special! (I think good games have that special note…you noticed while playing ,that everyone who was involved really loved the work on it….for me, i noticed that 😀 looping-greets from germany 😀 <3

  19. mdmix says:

    отличная новость, парни! good news everyone!

  20. tcarreira says:

    I love your games. I’m anxiously waiting for this one. I’m available for alpha/beta testing if you need it 🙂

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