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The Rusty Lake Franchise

The Rusty Lake franchise is a series of mystery point-and-click games where you piece together a slow mystery that spans all 16 games.

Heavily inspired by the mystery-horror TV series Twin Peaks, the games feature an uneasy humour and add a twist to the genre as you slowly piece together the story of a detective investigating the death of a woman in an "escape room" style of game. The story branches across all the games to tell a complete narrative that only uncovers itself after close inspection and deliberation.

There have been 7 games in the Rusty Lake franchise.
The first game was released in 2013 on Android, Mac, PC and iOS and the most recent release was Cube Escape Collection in 2021 on Android, Mac, PC and iOS.

The most popular game in the franchise is The White Door with 15 likes. The franchise as a whole has 44 likes on the database. Unfortunately, Cube Escape Collection is not available on PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S. However, there are other games similar to Cube Escape Collection on these platforms that offer an equivalent experience.

DetailsFranchise Details

PEGI Ratings: PEGI 3 to PEGI 12
ESRB Ratings: ESRB EVERYONE 10+ to ESRB TEEN
Australian Ratings: PG to M
Genres: Adventure, Brain Game, Narrative, Point-and-Click and Puzzle
Release dates: 2013 - 2021
Platforms: Android, Mac, PC and iOS
Developer: @RustyLakeCom
 

 

Games in the Rusty Lake Franchise

The White Door

Release Date: 09/01/2020

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

The White Door is an adventure that you play by exploring each room, finding and interacting with items and people. Along with its unusual black and white visuals, The White Door is also notable for the topic of mental health and memory loss it takes on.

Rusty Lake: Roots

Release Date: 20/10/2016

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Rusty Lake: Roots is an unusual point-and-click puzzle-horror game that has you piecing together your family tree. With a wide range unusual puzzles and game mechanics, like growing a literal family tree, it tells a story of a broken family and dark...

Cube Escape Collection

Release Date: 27/04/2015, updated in 2021

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds

The Cube Escape Collection is a set of 9 point-and-click escape room style games set within the Rusty Lake universe. As you follow a murder case through the games, you uncover secrets and hidden meaning in unusual places that enable you to piece...

Samsara Room

Release Date: 06/09/2013, updated in 2020

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds

Samsara Room is an abstract point-and-click puzzle-horror game. By solving the puzzles hidden throughout the room, you uncover an uneasy story about judgement and atonement told through the things you find.

The Past Within

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: Android, PC and iOS

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

The Past Within is a co-operative puzzle game where you solve a mystery by communicating with the past. You play the game with another person, either in the same room or elsewhere, by communicating what your different times and perspectives reveal.

Rusty Lake Hotel

Release Date: 14/12/2015, updated in 2016

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Rusty Lake Hotel is a surreal point-and-click adventure with a tangential horror narrative. While set in the same universe as the other games in the Rusty Lake series, it tells its own standalone story that only shares loose connections with the other...

Rusty Lake Paradise

Release Date: 11/01/2018

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

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...

Games Like the Rusty Lake Franchise

The following games address a similar topic or offer a similar way to play. They are good options to play next and also good alternatives to the Rusty Lake franchise for younger age ratings.

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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