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 Official Trailer is Out Now!

The Past Within Official Trailer is Out Now!

We are very excited to finally share with you the Official Trailer of The Past Within!

The past and future cannot be explored alone! Team up with a friend and piece together the mysteries surrounding Albert Vanderboom. Communicate what you see around you to help one another solve various puzzles and explore the worlds from different perspectives! ?

The Past Within is an upcoming multiplayer point-and-click adventure taking place in the Rusty Lake universe. Next to Steam and itchio, the game is also coming to IOS and Android and for the first time ever, the Nintendo Switch! ?

♟️ Wishlist The Past Within now on Steam:

We are happy to announce the game has now entered its final development stages! This gives us the confidence needed to announce a new realistic timeframe: early Q2 2022. In the coming 4 months, we will be focusing on testing, improving and polishing the builds to be ‘release ready’! As always, we’ll keep you informed on any new The Past Within updates in our devlogs!

The development of the trailer has been an amazing journey as well, which we hope to share about in a new devlog soon. We had an incredible team working on the trailer, each of them contributed a lot to probably the most suspenseful trailer we’ve ever made. Thank you so much:

Trailer credits:

? Director / Cinematographers: Junior Hoyng and Niklaas Hoyng (Hoyng Images)
? Actors: Angélique Jutand and Mike Wijdenbosch
? Art direction and wardrobe: Eddy van der Laan (Atelier Clement)
? Colourists: Vincent Badia (The Lab Studios) and Junior Hoyng
?️ Editing: Junior Hoyng
? Music and sound design: Victor Butzelaar
? Produced by: Rusty Lake

Special thanks:
Fareen, for sharing her atmospheric cottage! ?

Thank you so much to all of you for watching and sharing your awesome support and excitement for The Past Within! ?

24 responses to “The Past Within Official Trailer is Out Now!”

  1. Eddie says:

    Delay again, but I will still wait and support you. Looking forward to the new piece of work!

  2. Mia_Woo says:

    Long time no see Harvey and my friends from RL 🙂 , I’m a Chinese player who had been play all of ur games. After watching this video, I can’t wait to play it with my boyfriend XDDDD. Wish everything success~~

  3. lynx says:

    Fingers crossed that it comes out on the first day of Q2 2022!

  4. Joanna Jia says:

    Creepy as usual, love it.

  5. Monkey says:

    This trailer is AMAZING! I’m already scouring it for clues and hints. Thank you for being so dedicated to quality and excellence in your games. I know there are a few people that aren’t excited for the two-player experience, but I admire your willingness to branch out and try new things! I’m looking forward to sharing The Past Within with my friends and getting them hooked on the Rusty Lake bug!

  6. leuqaR zaìD says:

    Gnitseretni Yrev!

  7. Jennifer Hottz says:

    Olá, eu sou Brasileira.
    AMO VOCÊS!! ❤️

  8. Joanna Jia says:

    I cna’t believe that there is someone has such a cool cottage with rustylake-ish look, in REAL LIFE! And its interior looks so comfy!

  9. Kal says:

    As always amazing trailer, but was wondering if there will be a single player mode?

  10. Shelley Trazkovich, M.D. says:

    How does the purchasing work for this game? Will we be able to play on different systems without purchasing multiple copies of the game? Please say some more about the teaming up. Will both players have to be playing the game on the same system? I.e. can one play on switch and the other on iOS device? Thanks

  11. Amanda J Larsen says:

    I discovered Rusty Lake last year and I find it very insightful into how mental illness affects people. It demonstrates the secrets we hide from ourselves so well and the way we compartmentalize trauma and pain. Really well done and I look forward to your next one. A team game sounds amazing. Maybe I can get my husband into it!

  12. VonLeona says:

    Plz~~~ I can’t wait more!

  13. Cassandra says:

    Hey, i’m sad to see there is so little comments here !
    I’m looking forward to this game, i love your work and i’m sure i’ll love this one too.
    Thanks for sharing this univers with us

  14. Koorong says:

    Still waiting with full love.

  15. rusty sk says:

    Hyped for the Nintendo switch port. Holding out for this game so badly. (with love<3)

  16. Tom Blake says:

    Hope that I can pre-order this game in the future!

  17. Zhang says:

    Wow, I couldn’t wait!

  18. y says:

    i won’t see the trailer. 😀 i’ll just sit and wait for this long while

  19. Rachel says:

    I’m really looking forward to this, but it’s nearing the end of Q2 of 2022. I just started playing this game again and finished all of the ones I missed from before and even started replaying the old ones. What a coincidence lol.

  20. Philip says:

    Any info or update

  21. Lucas M. says:

    Well, this will be hard for a introvert like me, but i will figure it out haha, good luck with the release, love from Brazil 🇧🇷 ❤️💛🖤

    • nanami says:

      Looking forward to it! Although I don’t have the friends who had known rustylake ,to paly with .Many of my classmates have no idea about the decryption game , but I’m eager to konw the new story! Hope that this can be good publicity, let more people know it!LOVE from CN

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