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 Release Date Announcement

The Past Within Release Date Announcement

We’re happy to finally share with you all that The Past Within will launch on November 2nd 2022

The Past Within marks our first co-op-only, point-and-click adventure set in the mysterious world of Rusty Lake.

Pre-order now on:

🍎 App Store:

🤖 Google Play:

Wishlist on Steam (or play the demo): 

Add to collections on Itchio:

The Past Within will also release on the Nintendo Switch. We hope to announce a release date for that very soon! 

Not too long now until you’ll be able to set in motion Albert Vanderboom’s plan, together with someone you deem trustworthy: one in The Past, the other in The Future. Get ready to communicate, work together to solve puzzles and uncover the mysteries of The Past Within.

A small reminder that The Past Within is a co-op-only game. Both players will need a copy of the game and a way to communicate with each other.  Play with a friend, or find a partner on our official Discord.

We hope you enjoyed our new trailer showcasing gameplay from both The Past and The Future. And that you look forward to playing The Past Within on November 2nd!

Special thanks to:
🎞️ Studio Popova for putting together this amazing trailer
🎵 Victor Butzelaar for composing the perfect soundtrack
🔔 Driftwood audio for the atmospheric sound effects!
And of course the whole team making this happen!


Thank you everyone for all your support and for sharing your excitement for The Past Within with us!

And by the way, The Past Within can be played cross-platform. For example, one player can play on an iPad while the other player plays on a PC or a different mobile device 🤩

5 responses to “The Past Within Release Date Announcement”

  1. rusaf says:

    Thanks Harvey!

  2. Monkey says:

    I have it pre-ordered on Steam! I’m so excited for this game to come out so I can play it with my friends and introduce them to the world of Rusty Lake! The past is never dead….

  3. DAWN says:

    I get you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    have been waiting for so long!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Jen says:

    I can come out of mental hibernation now!! Love you guys!! So grateful for your talents!!
    Yahhhhhhh! I’m excited

  5. ɴᵘᵏᵉᶻ says:

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