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

There is No Game

There is No Game

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‘Hello user I…I have bad news, actually there is no game….’

A mysterious voice announces that there is nothing to play here…or is there? After you’re patiently staring at the screen for a while and are waiting for the obvious play button to pop-up: nothing happens. The only thing that is visible is the title of this non-game glowing mysteriously on the screen. In total confusion you start clicking around after listening to the comments of the narrator. After you discover the first hotspot that sets things in motion you will soon find out that this point-and-click game does things differently than other puzzle games in the genre. By clicking on the discovered hotspots and dragging objects around the screen progress can be made somehow. You are being forced to think around the corner since it is not always clear how to proceed in a game that claims to be not a game.

Pay close attention to the details because subtle hints are hidden everywhere, and the obvious is not always the obvious…like a lot of games that can be played on RustyLake. The way you are discovering how to proceed reminds me of my first play through of ‘The Stanley Parable’ in which you are desperately trying to play a game while the narrator strongly claims that you’re not playing one. The subtle humor and self-references will put a smile on your face while discovering the next step. It’s exciting to find out what decisions might work while exploring your possibilities. Try it out for yourself and find out if you are able to play this non-playable game.

Try There is No Game on RustyLake.com.

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