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 Past Within Demo is now available!

The Past Within Demo is now available!

Welcome to the demo version of The Past Within, an upcoming two-player adventure by Rusty Lake! This demo is part of and will be live for the entire duration of Steam Next Fest 2022 (21st until the 28th of February).

What you and one other person of your choosing are about to play is a shorter version with slightly different content compared to the full, final release version of The Past Within. Playing the demo will not spoil the experience of playing the full release version!

Make sure you and your chosen partner in this adventure both download and install the Demo version in order to play, as well as have a way to talk to each other via text or voice!

Do you want to talk online? Feel free to join our Discord to find an empty voice channel!
If you’d like to find someone to play with? Oour Discord is again a great resource!

We hope you enjoy playing, and are really looking forward to see what you think of the demo! So please feel free to share your experience with us here the comments, the Steam discussions, on our Discord or on any of our social media platforms (@rustylakecom)!

Thank you all for your support!

15 responses to “The Past Within Demo is now available!”

  1. TimShakh says:

    This is good news! Time to try it with my brother!

  2. Brian C says:

    I just played through this last night. I love the fact that there is no need for the two players’ systems to be connected to each other through an online server or other means. Really looking forward to the full release!

  3. Monkey says:

    I’ve played the demo with a few friends, and so far I’ve really enjoyed the two-player process! I was initially hesitant since I was so used to the one-player mode, but the cooperation and mystery of imagining what they were seeing (and then playing the other side for myself) was so engaging and fun! I already have The Past Within wishlisted on Steam; I can’t wait to play the full game!

  4. owl says:

    icannot waiting for play this game!

  5. Benjamin B. says:

    I played the demo with my wife and again with my son….we all loved it! Cant wait for full game. When we finished the demo we all went “NOO!!” lol we didn’t want it to end. Also….I NEED the RL jigsaw puzzle…plz take my money! hahaha huge fan, you guys rock!

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  7. RenXujia says:

    Hello,I’m a Chinese.I like your game series very much.When will you go on sale overseas?Thank you.

  8. Hayleywowo says:

    My chosen friend I played this with and I are both stoked for the full version. On the edge of our seats, really. This game is a revolution in co-op gaming for streamers! We love Rusty Lake and just based on the demo, this game is going to be amazing. So stoked!!

  9. Crow says:

    Although I am not play it yet,I also think it must be a wonderful game,You know what to do.

  10. Camila Carpio Tello says:

    I loved it, I played it with my boyfriend (that i just had introduced to cube scape with Arles in order to prepear him to play this with me) and he LOVED IT, im so happy and we both can´t wait for the final release.

  11. Kardo says:

    When will it be released for Android?

  12. yunpengHuang says:

    Chinese players can’t wait to play this game on their mobile phones,

    Please hurry up~~~~~~looooool

  13. Cantescape says:

    Please relase the android version, cant find anywere

  14. 4nko0o says:


  15. Rach says:

    I don’t like playing with other people, is it possible to play this by myself?

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