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
  • AwardFinalist Google Play Indie Games Contest ‘20


We are Rusty Lake! the Creators of the praised Cube Escape series, Rusty Lake Hotel, Roots, Paradise & The White Door!

Rusty Lake is an indie game studio based in Amsterdam, founded by Robin Ras & Maarten Looise.

Since spring 2015 we have developed 15 surrealistic adventure games that take place in the Rusty Lake universe. Inspired by David Lynch's TV series Twin Peaks we decided to create our own imaginative universe called Rusty Lake. We tried to bring something new to the point-and-click genre by by adding suspense and atmosphere to the "escape room" setting and releasing our series of games as part of a larger story.

Since our journey began, we have released 10 free Cube Escape episodes, a remake of Samsara Room and 4 premium games: Rusty Lake Hotel, Rusty Lake: Roots, Rusty Lake Paradise and The White Door, all available for mobile and PC. Every one of our games is interconnected in a rich web of storylines and characters, with each installment revealing more about the mysteries of Rusty Lake.

Our most successful release was Paradox, a short film, game and comic crossover, creating a unique story through three different media. After Paradox, we wanted to step out of our comfort zone and create something new. This project became The White Door and was released on January 9th, 2020 under our new publishing label Second Maze. Recently we celebrated our 5 year anniversary with the surprise release of Samsara Room. The story doesn’t end here, we still have a lot more in store for you: the Rusty Lake universe will expand with more free and premium games!

At the heart of our accomplishments and success is the Rusty Lake community. Since the beginning of Rusty Lake, we have involved our community as much as possible and constantly find new ways to make them feel part of our universe. Our community supported us in creating our first premium game: Rusty Lake Hotel and helped us reach our Kickstarter goal for Paradox, in just 9 hours. The amount of fan art we receive is overwhelming and we still can't believe we have fans with Rusty Lake tattoos. We are so honored to be part of, and supported by this ever-growing community.

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!

We wish you a pleasant stay in Rusty Lake!

Robin & Maarten

Rusty Lake
Overhoeksplein 2
1031KS Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Our mission

To develop and expand our surrealistic universe called Rusty Lake in new and innovative ways, and to fill this imaginative world with challenging puzzles, atmospheric adventures and a captivating storyline for people to escape into.

Would you like to join our mission?

The Rusty Lake Team

Robin - Co-Founder

Maarten - Co-Founder

Andreea - Community Manager

People we like to work with

Victor - Soundtrack

Bob - Voices and Trailers

Johan - Background artist

Ruben - Content and tester