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Posted: 3 months ago, last updated 9 weeks ago.

Author: Ben Kendall and @GeekDadGamer.


Rusty Lake Paradise is an unusual point-and-click puzzle set in the Rusty Lake universe where you play through plagues reminiscent of the ten plagues of Egypt in the biblical story of Exodus. With a unique mystery at the core of the story, challenging puzzles and a story that offers connecting threads to the other games in the franchise, it's a novel entry to the series and wider fiction of Rusty Lake.

Set in 1776 on a remote island in the Rusty Lake fiction, your mother mysteriously dies, and a set of ten vile plagues set themselves upon the island and its inhabitants. By interacting with your family members around the island and solving strange and often macabre puzzles, you must stop the blights and restore peace.

Unlike many of the other Rusty Lake games, which often tell a complex intertwining story, this game is only tangentially related to most of the events of the other games, being most connected to Rusty Lake Hotel, but the narrative threads it does offer are very impactful on the overall story of the series.

Gameplay is similar to the other games in the series; you explore the various areas and collect items, and use them to unlock new areas, collect other items or complete puzzles. Many of these puzzles have macabre or disturbing elements, such as forcing animals and humans to drink blood pumped up from the ground, or crushing leeches to collect a key. The solutions to puzzles are often not immediately obvious, often requiring deep thinking and lateral thinking, making them a tough but rewarding challenge.

It's a unique game in the series, which offers a plethora of new and unusual puzzles, mysterious story elements and a unique narrative that makes it a compelling entry.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Release Date: 11/01/2018

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Genres: Narrative, Point-and-Click and Puzzle

Accessibility: 16 features

Developer: Rusty Lake Com (@RustyLakeCom)

Players: 1




Play Time: This game will take between 2 and a half hours and 5 hours to complete. While shorter than some of the other games in the franchise, it still offers a wide variety of challenges and puzzles, some of which can take quite some time. To find all the secrets will take far longer.

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Moderate Violence and Horror.

Skill Rating

11+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. The puzzles are often very complex, making t more suited to older children.


Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.


Our Rusty Lake Paradise Accessibility Report documents 16 accessibility features:
The game is very difficult, and will often require extreme thought and patience to overcome challenges. If you get stuck, the developers do have a full walkthrough of the game on their website.

All in-game events are triggered by your actions and there is never any need to react quickly to things happening in the game.

As some clues are only shown (or implied) through visual or audio cues, sound and visuals are required to beat the game. Some visual clues are very subtle, small or faint, and/or use colour, which is important to note for colourblind players. While the text is high contrast and fairly large, it is often in a cursive font that can be challenging to read.

Some puzzles require you to drag items around the screen by clicking and holding down on the button/screen.

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