Rusty Lake

We are Rusty Lake:

Rusty Lake is both the name of our indie game studio and the eerie and surrealistic world we have created. Become part of Rusty Lake's mysterious adventures!

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


Creators of the praised Cube Escape series and the premium point-and-click adventures Rusty Lake Hotel and award-winning Rusty Lake: Roots.

Rusty Lake is an indie game studio, based in Amsterdam. Since spring 2015 we develop surrealistic adventure games that take place in the Rusty Lake universe. The studio consists of two people: Robin and Maarten.

Inspired by the humor and uneasiness of David Lynch's TV series Twin Peaks we decided to create our own imaginative world called Rusty Lake. We started out with the eerie and surrealistic Cube Escape series. We tried to add something new to the point-and-click genre by creating a lot of suspense and atmosphere in an "escape room" setting. All chapters are somehow connected which each other and every installment reveals more about the Rusty Lake mystery.

We have released nine Cube Escape episodes which are free to play on iOS, Android and Web. The reason why they're free is because we wanted to build a community next to our games, our goal is to have fans eagerly waiting on a new chapter just like a tv series. In order to survive we decided to create our first premium game: Rusty Lake Hotel, released in December 2015, which became our own kickstart project. Rusty Lake Hotel is a bit of a side-step from the Cube Escape games, but it has a lot connections and small hints to the series.
 After this we created two more installments of the Cube Escape series: Birthday and Theatre starring detective Dale Vandermeer. In October 2016 we released our second premium game Rusty Lake: Roots. This was our biggest game so far, creating a narrative about the Vanderboom family tree. In March 2017 we released the long awaited ninth episode in the Cube Escape series, called Cube Escape: The Cave. The game takes place at an as-yet unexplored area of Rusty Lake starring familiar characters. Our third premium point and click adventure Rusty Lake Paradise was released in January 2018 and is set on a small remote island which is cursed by the ten plagues of Egypt. After this big release we started working on our most exciting project so far.. a short Rusty Lake Movie!

The upcoming years we have a lot more in store for you, the Rusty Lake universe will expand with both free and premium games!

We also want to thank our awesome community! Thanks to their support we made it so far. The Rusty Lake characters are really becoming alive because of our fans. Fan art, cosplaying and even a Rusty Lake tattoo... We are also very honored to be part of this.

Stay tuned for all Rusty Lake updates on our blog, social media and newsletter. Let us know if you have any questions: Tag your fanart with #rustylake on social media to get featured!

Hope you have a pleasant stay in Rusty Lake!

Robin & Maarten

Ps. if you want to send us fanmail or art, The Lake would be very grateful:

Rusty Lake
Overhoeksplein 2
1031KS Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Our mission

Our goal is to become the Twin Peaks of gaming. Creating a series of surreal games, with multiple free and premium chapters per year, revealing more about the mysteries and story of Rusty Lake.

The Rusty Lake Team

Robin - Co-Founder

Maarten - Co-Founder

People we like to work with

Victor - Soundtrack

Bob - Voices and Trailers

Johan - Background artist

Ruben - Content and tester