Cube Escape Series[edit | edit source]

The Cube Escape series was Rusty Lake's first series of games, introducing the Rusty Lake world. Heavily inspired by the TV series Twin Peaks, the series does not have a truly linear order, but mostly follows homicide detective Dale Vandermeer as he investigates the death of a woman and finds himself drawn into the mysterious world of Rusty Lake.

Game Release date Platform(s) Setting
Seasons.png Cube Escape: Seasons April 27, 2015 web Google Play Apple App Store The Room
1964 / 1971 / 1981
As the Woman
The Lake.png Cube Escape: The Lake April 25, 2015 web Google Play Apple App Store The Cabin
1969
As the Woman
Arles.png Cube Escape: Arles June 5, 2015 web Google Play Apple App Store Bedroom in Arles
1888
As Vincent van Gogh
Harveys Box.png Cube Escape: Harvey's Box June 25, 2015 web Google Play Apple App Store Harvey's Box
1969
As Harvey
Case 23.png Cube Escape: Case 23 July 31, 2015 web Google Play Apple App Store The Murder Scene / The Police Station / The Chapel / The Cabin
1971-1972
As Dale Vandermeer
The Mill.png Cube Escape: The Mill September 5, 2015 web Google Play Apple App Store The Mill
1972
As Mr. Crow
Birthday.png Cube Escape: Birthday February 15, 2016 web Google Play Apple App Store Vandermeer House
1939
As Dale Vandermeer
Theatre.png Cube Escape: Theatre April 11, 2016 web Google Play Apple App Store Rusty Lake Theatre
1971
As Dale Vandermeer
Icon512.png Cube Escape: The Cave March 23, 2017 web Google Play Apple App Store The Cave
1972
As Mr. Crow
Paradox Icon.png Cube Escape: Paradox September 20, 2018 desktop Google Play Apple App Store Paradox Room
1972
As Dale Vandermeer
  • On some platforms, Cube Escape: The Lake was released after Cube Escape: Seasons, however its initial release was two days earlier.

Premium Games[edit | edit source]

Most games in the Rusty Lake series are free to play, but some require a small fee. These games are typically longer, and delve deeper into the story of Rusty Lake.

Rusty Lake Hotel is the first premium Rusty Lake game, released between Cube Escape: The Mill and Cube Escape: Birthday. Set in the Hotel of the same name, the player must welcome five guests and help gather ingredients to prepare five dinners, making sure every one is worth dying for.

Rusty Lake: Roots is the second premium game, released between Cube Escape: Theatre and Cube Escape: The Cave. Unlike other Rusty Lake games it does not have a single primary character, instead following the Vanderboom Family throughout their family tree, from alchemist brothers William and Aldous to Rose and her newly born daughter.

A third premium game was announced in May 2017, and in June 2017, its name was given as Rusty Lake Paradise. It follows Jakob Eilander as he returns to his family home in the middle of Rusty Lake, on a small island called Paradise, after the death of his mother, Caroline. There, he must help his family rid themselves of the Biblical plagues of Egypt.

The White Door is the fourth premium game, first announced in March 2019 and originally planned to be released in November 2019, but was pushed back to January 2020. It is also the first game to be co-published by Second Maze, and to use a third-person split screen. Set in the mental health facility of the same name, the player controls Bob to help him follow a strict daily routine and find his lost memories.

Game Release date Platform(s) Setting
Rusty Lake Hotel.png Rusty Lake Hotel December 14, 2015 desktop Google Play Apple App Store Rusty Lake Hotel
1893
As Harvey
Rusty Lake Roots.png Rusty Lake: Roots October 20, 2016 desktop Google Play Apple App Store Vanderboom House
1860-1935
As William Vanderboom
Rusty Lake Paradise.png Rusty Lake Paradise January 11, 2018 desktop Google Play Apple App Store Paradise Island
1796
As Jakob Eilander
WhiteDoorIcon.png The White Door January 9, 2020 desktop Google Play Apple App Store The White Door
1972
As Robert Hill

Other Games[edit | edit source]

Samsara Room is the predecessor of the Rusty Lake and Cube Escape series. It does have the same developers, and many themes in the later Rusty Lake games are reused from this game. To celebrate Rusty Lake's fifth anniversary, Samsara Room was remade.

Following the end of browser support for Flash games, the Cube Escape Collection was released on October 2020 and bundles the first nine games together. This collection allows the games to be played on Steam and Itch.io after the end of Flash.

Game Release date Platform(s) Setting
SamsaraRoom.png Samsara Room (Original) September 27, 2013 web Samsara Room
Unknown Year
Unknown Character
SamsaraRoomRemake.png Samsara Room (Remastered) April 29, 2020 desktop Google Play Apple App Store Samsara Room
1935
As William Vanderboom
CubeEscapeCollection.png Cube Escape Collection October 14, 2020 desktop Rusty Lake
1888-1972
As Dale, Harvey, Mr. Crow, the Woman, Vincent van Gogh
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