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

Underground Blossom 🚇 🌸 & Rusty Lake’s 8 Years Anniversary 🎂 🥳

Underground Blossom 🚇 🌸 & Rusty Lake’s 8 Years Anniversary 🎂 🥳

This week marks 8 years together as Rusty Lake! And, of course, we have to celebrate this incredible anniversary with a big announcement. 

But first: thank you all so much for your tremendous support that allowed us to reach this amazing milestone! We could never have imagined that we could sustain as a franchise over such a long period, and we owe a huge part of that to you – our amazing community! 

From the very first fanart of Cube Escape: Seasons sent to us, the support you showed by buying our first premium game: Rusty Lake Hotel, kickstarting our film-game crossover Cube Escape: Paradox, to allowing us to make something completely different like The White Door, or our first co-op experience: The Past Within – thank you for being such a huge and wonderful part of our journey over the past 8 years! 

Now time for the promised announcement! In celebration of our anniversary, it is time to officially reveal our upcoming project: Underground Blossom!

Official Announcement Trailer

Descend into the Rusty Lake Underground and travel through the life and memories of Laura Vanderboom!

Travel from station to station, each metro stop symbolising a piece of Laura’s past and future. Solve various puzzles, find the correct metro to board and uncover one of Laura’s timelines, while simultaneously helping her make sense of her life and escape the corruption of her mind!

We understand that you all are very excited to play, so we made a 15-minute demo experience available for you to play. All aboard the Underground Blossom Demo – now live on Steam and soon Itch! Don’t forget to wishlist Underground Blossom to secure a ticket! 🎟️


The full experience will arrive later this year on PC (Windows and Mac) and Mobile (iOS & Android). We will share more about pricing at a later date!

More insights into the development of Underground Blossom:

Many of you have read our Devlogs for The Past Within, where you could keep track of the development progress of our first 2-player project. But one thing we didn’t share in those blog posts, mainly due to not wanting to spoil the surprise just yet, was that we were also in the process of creating Underground Blossom. 

So whenever we had any spare time during the past year, we were simultaneously working on this project. At one point though, we had to pause our work on Underground Blossom to fully focus on The Past Within release (and its aftermath). Over the past few months, we were once again able to work full-time on Underground Blossom. And so far it has been going better than expected. Of course, we hoped for a quick release after The Past Within, but having the project on the back burner for a while made us realise we still had more improvements to make to the overall game: improving the structure, adding more levels and  giving the project an overall quality boost – things we were able to achieve over the past 4 months. We are again working with the amazing Sound Design team Jorick and Giliam to bring the same audio quality as in The Past Within. Victor will be working with a cellist to accompany his amazing new piano theme and deliver an extraordinary atmosphere to the game. Bob Rafferty, Sara Hill and more voice actors are on board to deliver beautiful voices to all the characters. So the project is shaping up really nicely, but we still need more time than we originally anticipated (spring 2023)… The coming two months will be filled with testing, improving the flow, achievements, adding a lot of extra stuff, translations and much more. So we are now aiming for a late Summer release. This means we still have some months of hard work ahead of us, but then we are confident we can deliver an amazing experience. Please stay tuned and make sure to leave your feedback on the demo on our Discord.

From now on you can expect a lot more updates on Underground Blossom. 

More celebration!

To celebrate our 8-year anniversary, we have prepared a few extra surprises over the course of this week, so we can better share the festivities with all of you!

To kickstart our anniversary week we of course just announced our upcoming title and the demo release of Underground Blossom.

Next up on the list, we’re happy to share that during this week all our premium games will have discounts of up to 66% OFF on mobile and PC. On Steam we are taking part in The Steam Puzzle Fest from today April 24th (7 pm CEST) till Monday, May 1st (7 pm CEST), where all our games are 50% OFF

We also have some exclusive, limited-edition goodies coming your way later this week, as well as some giveaways scattered here and there! Make sure to check our socials so you don’t miss out on all the festivities!

Once again thank you all for your continued support! Here’s to many more years to come at Rusty Lake, it’s time to make some more memories!

Andreea, Maarten & Robin
Rusty Lake

11 responses to “Underground Blossom 🚇 🌸 & Rusty Lake’s 8 Years Anniversary 🎂 🥳”

  1. Eddie says:

    Can’t wait for the new work!!!

  2. Allu says:

    Can’t wait, love the series a lot. Just wondering if there will be a gog release? Thank you for giving me lots of joy with your games.

  3. joey says:

    cheers!!!!!!i’ve been waiting for a long time

  4. 艾野鸽 says:

    I can’t wait to unlock new memories!

  5. Kateryna says:

    Happy anniversary! I am a huge fan of yours. Hooray for the new game from Rusty Lake! It will be great if Ukrainian language will be added to this game.

  6. Esha Sharma says:

    YOOOO , something to look forward to

  7. Shima says:

    That’s awesome
    Actually your games have darkness and mystery in them even if we find the solution that’s why I like it.
    Thanks ❤❤

  8. Ann Leslie says:

    Exhilarating! Rusty Lake for Netflix series please hahaha <3

  9. Pato says:

    Let’s goo!! Finally one more of y’all adictive games, i cannot wait anymore!! 😀 Thank you all for your amazing work 🙂

  10. Xiaoqian says:

    Cheers! Please continue on making exquisite games with intriguing stories. I’ll stay tuned for more to come!

  11. Li Zhian says:

    That’s nice

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