This article is about the game. For the location, see Rusty Lake.
The Lake
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Cube Escape: The Lake is the first game in the Cube Escape series, released alongside Cube Escape: Seasons in April of 2015. The game takes place in 1969, and the player controls the Woman as she explores the Cabin found in the middle of Rusty Lake.

Characters.png Characters[edit | edit source]

Locations.png Locations[edit | edit source]

Walkthrough.png Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

I found abandoned cabin at Rusty Lake.

Table/Cabinet[edit | edit source]

  • Pick up the fishing rod and the wire by the table.
  • Focus on the table.
  • Open the drawer to get the knife.
  • Defocus and go to the ceiling.
  • Pick up the insect, then go down.
  • Turn until you are facing the cupboard and cabinet.

Cupboard/Cabinet[edit | edit source]

  • Pick up the hook by the cupboard.
  • Open the left-hand cupboard and get the crowbar.
  • Go right once.

Doorway[edit | edit source]

  • Set up the fishing rod and the wire.
  • Focus on the base of the wire.
  • Tie the hook to the end of the wire.
  • Hook the insect.
  • Defocus.
  • Click the reel until you are focusing on the catch.
  • Get the shrimp.
  • Defocus and go right.

Table/Cabinet[edit | edit source]

  • Focus on the table.
  • Put the shrimp on the cutting board.
  • Use the knife to cut the shrimp.
  • Pick up the first key and the shrimp head.
  • Defocus.
  • Use the first key to open the upper green cabinet.
  • Get the worm and the magnet.
  • Go left.

Doorway[edit | edit source]

  • Focus on the wire.
  • Hook the worm.
  • Defocus.
  • Cast the bait and pull out the catch.
  • Get the fish.
  • Defocus and go right.

Table/Cabinet[edit | edit source]

  • Focus on the table.
  • Put the fish on the cutting board.
  • Use the knife to cut the fish.
  • Click on the fish until the tree is fully grown.
  • Defocus and go right.

Window[edit | edit source]

  • Pick up the paper above the window.
  • Focus on the paper and memorize the order.
    • From the top, clockwise: gem, shell, eye, coin, apple
  • Defocus and go right twice.

Doorway[edit | edit source]

  • Focus on the wire.
  • Hook the shrimp head.
  • Defocus.
  • Cast the bait and pull out the catch: a hand.
  • Click the hand to defocus.
  • Focus on the body.
  • Use the knife to cut open the body.
  • Get the apple.
  • Click on the body again; the body is gone.
  • Go right.

Table/Cabinet[edit | edit source]

  • Use the crowbar to open the wall above the cabinet. (That little line above the right edge of the cabinet.)
  • Pick up the second key.
  • Go right twice.

Cupboard/Cabinet[edit | edit source]

  • Use the second key to open the glass cabinet.
  • Pick up the mold.
  • Use the crowbar to open the wall to the right of the cupboard.
  • Pick up the eye.
  • Go right.

Doorway[edit | edit source]

  • Focus on the wire.
  • Hook the magnet.
  • Defocus.
  • Cast the bait and pull out the catch.
  • Get the third key.
  • Defocus.
  • Cast the bait and pull out the catch.
  • Get the first chest.
  • Defocus.
  • Cast the bait and pull out the catch.
  • Get the second chest.
  • Defocus and go right.

Table/Cabinet[edit | edit source]

  • Use the third key to open the lower green cabinet.
  • Get the coin.
  • Focus on the first chest.
  • The numbers are flipped and overlapping with the original numbers, which reads "6 x 237".
    • The answer is 1422; insert that code into the chest.
  • Open the chest and get the blue gem.
  • Defocus and go left.

Doorway[edit | edit source]

  • Focus on the wire.
  • Untie the magnet.
  • Hook the mold.
  • Defocus.
  • Cast the bait and pull out the catch.
  • Get the shell.
  • Defocus and go right.

Table/Cabinet[edit | edit source]

  • Focus on the tree.
  • Put all the objects according to the paper, to make the pentagram.
    • From the top, clockwise: gem, shell, eye, coin, apple
  • Defocus and go left.

Doorway[edit | edit source]

  • Keep clicking at the shadow.
  • It will go towards you and the game is over.

Alternate Ending[edit | edit source]

Table/Cabinet[edit | edit source]

  • Focus on the second chest.
  • Insert the code from Seasons: 1487.
  • Get the green gem.
  • Defocus.
  • Focus on the tree.
  • Replace the blue gem with the green one.
  • Defocus and go left.

Doorway[edit | edit source]

  • Keep clicking at the shadow until it is out of the water. The pentagon prevents it from coming close.
  • Click the pentagon until the shadow disappears.
  • Click the black cube.

Bugs.png Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • The inventory in the game has a maximum of 12 spaces. If the player collects more items than that, the 13th item and so on will be placed in the black part in the inventory, and the player can't get those items out anymore.
  • After you cut the shrimp and get the key, you can pick up and put down the shrimp head to get more keys. Due to the inventory bug above, this is not recommended.

Soundtrack.png Soundtrack[edit | edit source]

  • The music used for the menu screen is called "Blue Sizzle".
  • The music used for this game is called "Water Lily".

Trivia.png Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Following the release of the Steam version, the Cube Escape Collection has 72 unlockable achievements.
  • This is the first game ever in the Cube Escape series to be released.
  • Unlike the next games, players can't move their items in the inventory.
  • It has been confirmed by the Developers, on the timeline they created themselves, that the player plays as the Woman in this game. This is the only game where the player character and the date are not given in the game itself.
  • If the body is the last to be pulled out, it will remain outside if not clicked after collecting the apple. Correctly placing the items on the tree will cause the body to be replaced by a fully corrupted Soul, but will reappear as a body if any of the said items are taken off.

Gallery.png Gallery[edit | edit source]



Rusty Lake Series
Cube Escape Series The Lake · Seasons · Arles · Harvey's Box · Case 23 · The Mill · Birthday · Theatre · The Cave · Paradox
Premium Games Rusty Lake Hotel · Rusty Lake: Roots · Rusty Lake Paradise · The White Door · The Past Within
Other Games Samsara Room (Original) · Samsara Room · Cube Escape Collection
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