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

We did it!

We did it!

After 2.5 years of blood, sweat and tears (not to be confused with the in-game substances) The Past Within was released this Wednesday on iOS, Android, Steam and

And we even managed a small celebration with some special black cube cakes, a fitting sacrifice to The Lake ⬛️

It has been a few crazy days but the game is doing very well; It was No.1 in New and Trending on Steam, the game just got a prominent feature on Apple, some excellent press reviews and most importantly all the amazing feedback from our community!

Please read our full release announcement on our blog with a big thank you to everyone who made this release possible!

Win an exclusive The Past Within T-shirt 🏆

As a small thank you to our amazingly supportive community, we’re hosting a little contest! You and your co-op buddy can win an exclusive The Past Within T-shirt 🏆

All you need to do is share a picture of you and your partner while playing the game. Make sure to tag us in a story or post on our social media (@rustylakecom) or send it to our email contest [at] rustylake [dot] com with the subject Playing The Past Within Together! Our 10 favourite photos will win a prize 🦌 The contest runs until November 18th.

Here is a throwback of some of our awesome beta testing couples 📸

2 responses to “We did it!”

  1. m31 says:

    Still working on the scroll….

  2. Monkey says:

    I love the replayability your games have! I’ve played The Past Within several times already; with friends and by myself, and I LOVE it! Your love and talent for these games really shines through. Thank you so much for making games of such quality. You have a Rusty Lake fan for life!

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