Based in Amsterdam

Release date:
20 october 2016

Google Play Store
Apple App Store


Regular Price:

2,99 €/$

Rusty Lake Roots

James Vanderboom's life drastically changes when he plants a special seed in the garden of the house he has inherited. Expand your bloodline by unlocking portraits in the tree of life. Rusty Lake: Roots is the second premium point-and-click adventure by Rusty Lake, the creators of the Cube Escape series and Rusty Lake Hotel. A trip to this undiscovered part in the Rusty Lake universe will cost only $ 2,99 / € 2,99 and is now available on: Android and Desktop (waiting for iOS).


  • Pick-up-and-play: easy to start but hard to put down
  • Unique storyline: experience the beginning and end of characters' lives and build your own family tree
  • More than 33 levels: the biggest Rusty Lake game so far is filled with puzzles
  • Full of suspense and atmosphere: Switching from calm to very dark moments
  • Impressive soundtrack: each level has its own theme song and variations
  • Achievements: the tree has more secrets to unravel
  • A pastel painting of Rusty Lake is used as a background
  • Supporting 14 languages


Official trailer YouTube

Teaser trailer YouTube

Painting YouTube





  • " I heartily recommend you get Rusty Lake Hotel for a mere £1.60, as well as Rusty Lake: Roots for two quid. And then splurge on the amazing free Cube Escapes, each of which adds to the Rusty Lake universe in a peculiar way. You’ll be so glad you did. "
    - John Walker, Rock, Paper, Shotgun
  • " This is a dark and strange experience, but it’s definitely one that’s worth having. It’s grim and weird in all of the very best ways. So pick it up, give it a try, and you’ll find an adventure that’s not quite like anything you’ve ever played before. "
    - Harry Slater, Pocket Gamer
  • " If you're a thoughtful adventurer with an affinity for puzzles, I’d highly recommend that you play Rusty Lake Roots. Simply put, it is a brilliant game. "
    - Cindy Kyser, Just Adventure
  • " Rusty Lake is one of those developers whose games you could recognize just by their tone and feel even if you didn't know the developer. Their Cube Escape series has managed to combine fun puzzles with an unmistakable unsettling tone, and their longer game, Rusty Lake Hotel [$1.99], had one of the spookiest trailers I've seen recently. In recent blog posts, the developers have been hinting at their upcoming project, which will be their most ambitious one to date. The narrative is about a family tree, a theme that allowed the developers to flex their creative muscles and come up with a lot of crazy ideas."
    - Tasos Lazarides, TouchArcade

Victor Butzelaar
Victor designed the atmospheric and suspense soundtrack for the rooms .

Bob Rafferty
Voice-over .

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Rusty Lake Roots Credits

Rusty Lake
Developer and publisher

presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks