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

What is Second Maze?!

What is Second Maze?!

A lot of you have been wondering what Second Maze exactly is and why it is co-publishing Rusty Lake’s upcoming title: The White Door.

Time to explain!

Second Maze is co-founded by Rusty Lake’s own creators: Robin & Maarten. We always felt that we wanted to collaborate with other talented developers and publish their own projects. With Rusty lake we have been working for years on creating something special: a series of connecting games, set in a universe with its own storylines, characters and rules. Furthermore we did our best to create a strong community around the games.

 And now after 4 years we want to use our knowledge and experience to help other devs publishing their games, but also stick to our core values we have at Rusty Lake. And that means we want to publish quality games, creating a similar community and provide you amazing content while we work on new Rusty Lake content.

For Second Maze we hope to publish games that tells personal stories, have interesting puzzle concepts or have a very special atmosphere. To kickstart this new publishing program we will publish The White Door, a Rusty Lake title with a spinoff story.

Devs interested in working together? Feel free to send us a message 🙂

5 responses to “What is Second Maze?!”

  1. Heloise says:

    Just want to say that I love every single game of yours!

    The white door is preordered already!

    Keep up the great work and entertainment!


  2. Christine Myers says:

    Love your games! No game has come close to creating the same as you have in your Rusty Lake universe. Very excited to see there’s a new one which I have pre-ordered. Wanted to know where your inspiration came from for say the crow, the deer, etc.
    Thank you for all the entertainment, head scratching and occasional phone throws, keep up the weird work!

  3. Daniel Brown says:

    Please tell me you guys are also working with Bart Bonte. And perhaps Mateusz Skutnik, whose work before and during is so parallel to the Cube series it’s uncanny. And it might get a little goofy at times, but a Rusty Lake/Carmel Games mashup would be really fun, too. The sheer brilliance of all of your minds and talents together would eclipse Tetris and Mario Brothers for me, by light years.

  4. Thanks for this explanation, and kudos for working with developers. I’ve loved every single Rusty Lake game out there, and the White Door knocked my socks off. Can’t wait to see what else Second Maze puts out!

  5. Klauzi says:

    Love all your games, I am completely addicted. Fortunately I have not played them all, yet.

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