- • The Night Henry Allen Died
- • Lands of Lorez
- • White Stone and the Best Sandwich Ever
- • Atticus
This week on Link Dump Friday... a murder most foul!... or is it? Dungeon crawling done old school and in miniature! Tiny wizards with dueling magic powers in opposing shades! And one spooky but stylish escape.
- • Lights Up
- • Escape from the Similar Rooms 21
- • Room 6: Winnie Thick
Another episode of your favorite place to unwind and escape from all your midweek, or weekend (hey, we won't judge how you use your time), boredom means three more hand-selected escape games for you to enjoy. Enjoy some light refreshment from Vitamin Hana before moving on to a starkly white series of rooms from Hottategoya. Then, when you're ready for something a little more traditional with a bit of a Tesshi-e vibe, play Ichima Cafe's newest.
- • Bonsai Worlds
- • Glitch Dungeon
- • Lord of the Aisle
- • A Tough Sell
This week on Link Dump Friday! Create your own little world of zen-like beauty and then watch humans ruin it. Convince a princess that a poisoned apple is in her best interest. Use glitches and spells to escape from a labyrinth. And defend the aisle at the local supermarket from trespassers... NO MATTER WHAT.
- • Chicks Hide and Seek Escape 22
- • Escape the Island
- • Button Escape 32
When you need a mid-week pick-me-up, Weekday Escape is here to set you right and make the sun shine a little brighter! This week, find Yuuri's adorable chicks in an even adorable-er (it's a word) park, escape from Vitamin Hana's tropical island, and find more buttons with Tototo Room!
- • The Writer Will Do Something
- • The Secret of Gargoyle Manor
- • Brave Magician Ipomoea
- • Scissors Bros
Late? Link Dump Friday isn't late, YOU'RE LATE! And now that you've accepted responsibility, on to the games! Live the exciting and emotionally fulfilling life of a video game writer, go on the hunt for a missing hat, and more!
- • Girls Room No.08: Mascara
- • Find the Escape-Men 149: Boy's Day
- • My First Boy's Day
No1Game and FunkyLand feature prominently in this week's episode of...whatever this is. You know: Escape games. We talk about them a little, sometimes ask for or give hints on a few of the puzzles, then feel a bit happier that, even though it's the middle of the week (or somewhere thereabouts) we have the opportunity to take time out and have some fun. Yay! Escape games. That's what!
- • Nine
- • Wunderheilung
- • The Cabin
- • What Have We Created?!
Make your own abomination and destroy the city. Escape from a cabin with a serious case of ominous foreshadowing. Treat people with questionable ailments. And traipse through an interconnected series of rooms filled with wondrous weirdness. All in this week's Link Dump Friday!
- • Fruit Kitchens No.20: Chinese Quince Yellow
- • Bedroom Starlight
- • Marbles
FunkyLand, Vitamin Hana, and newcomer Primera are featured in this week's excursion into the magic that is escape games. Do you have doubts? Spend a few moments in this whimsy-lush kitchen, or see the starry sky out this cute bedroom, or gathering marbles in this single scene and see if you're still not convinced.
- • Text and Drive: Friendship Never Dies
- • The Last Night
- • Connected Kit Yanked into the Faerie Court
- • Ziva's Conjury Mart
Baby, you know we'd never leave you. Link Dump Friday returns with four free online games! Take a trip through your fridge to help a magical land, bargain with royalty as the proprietress of a small shop, drive VERY unsafely, and find your target in a seedy cyberpunk nightclub.
- • Escape from the Similar Rooms 19
- • R-TO
- • Ready for Adventure?
Another hump day has rolled around and the best part about it? Hottategoya, No1Game and MayMay converge on your midweek blahs with three new escape-the-room games to make the rest of the week a little more bearable.
- • Office Day
- • Escape from the Three Colored Stars Room 3
- • Girls Room No.07: Perfume
There's a lot of rumors flying around on the internet, that's something you can always count on. Just as you can rely on more fun free online escape games here at JIG. And here in another installment of Weekday Escape, you can be sure of more cheerful cuteness from Vitamin Hana, purple-frilled whimsy from FunkyLand and simply logical puzzles from Yomino Kagura
- • Escape01_Colors
- • Girls Room No.6: Hair Roller
- • Button Escape 31
- • Alien Escape
A handful of escape games sprinkled on your day should suffice to chase away any midweek doldrums and release stress. At least, it's a theory worth more investigation. Hence these four selections from Esklavos, FunkyLand, Tototo Room and 90'Escape_Game are presented in our latest Weekday Escape venture.
- • Fruit Kitchens No.19: Lime Green
- • Find the Escape-Men 144: Laundromat
- • Room 5: Music Room
Three escape games for you this April 1st: One from FunkyLand, one from No1Game, and one from Ichima. They're pretty good. Give them a try. Go ahead. I won't stop you. Escape games are good for you.
- • Escape from the Room Surrounded by Bookshelves 3
- • Girls Room No.5: Powder Brush
- • Dark Dungeon Escape
Three games to help you escape your weekday boredom? Yes, please. And thus we present: Hottategoya's beautiful aesthetics and sparse furnishings provide the perfect setting for logical puzzles in a quick escape. FunkyLand continues the frilly and pink series with more of the usual, including just enough pizzaz and creativity to overcome the stereotyping. For something a little more dank and dour, yet no less lovely as far as gaming experience goes, Flash 512's latest brings an adventuresome feel to the typical escape-the-room scenario.
- • Mom's First Class Reunion
- • The Games of Escape
- • SleepWalking
Esklavos, no1game, and newcomer SnailCraft combine to serve up the three free piping hot games of this week's Weekday Escape. How do YOU get yourself psyched up and properly attired to play escape games? Bet you can't beat my method.
- • Button Escape 30
- • Fruit Kitchens No.18: Pomegranate Red
- • Find the Escape-Men 141: EM Bucket Challenge
Take a break: Slow down, live in the moment, appreciate your surroundings and...escape! Once again it's time for Weekday Escape and this week we have three games made perfect for honing your observation skills. Seek out seven pomegranates in FunkyLand's modernly hip kitchen, play hide-and-seek with No1 Game's little green men, and then search out eleven little grey buttons in Tototo Room's latest.
- • Chick Hide and Seek 21
- • Girls Room No.4: Eye Shadow
- • The Big Crab Escape
Yuri, FunkyLand, and Esklavos share the Weekday Escape spotlight this week, well qualified to bust your boredom and satisfy your need for escape with cuteness, whimsy and artistic flare.
- • Escape from the Dark Maze
- • Fruit Kitchens No.17: Prune Violet
- • February Escape
It's time again for three more escape games to make your time in front of the computer feel a little more captivating. Get lost in one of Hottategoya's challenging mazes, then find seven prunes in FunkyLand's kitchen before heading to Rose Key's simple little office for an escape-the-room sojourn.
- • Girls Room No.3: Nail Polish
- • Button Escape 29
- • Room 4: Cafe
Are you looking to indulge in more fun free online escape games? You came to the right place then because, as on every Wednesday for Weekday Escape, there is where you'll find three awesome new escape games to play. This time around, Tototo Room has hidden eleven buttons in a quirky design, FunkyLand has hidden five bottles of nail polish in a whimsical room, and Ichima has hidden...well, there are puzzles in a cafe that you happen to be locked in. Enjoy!
- • Alice House No.10: Where Is Alice?
- • May May's 2nd Room
- • Find the Escape-Men 137: A Winter Room
That certain love holiday is just around the corner, so this week's edition of Weekday Escape serenades you with three lovely and sweet, or at least rather fun, escape games to play. And maybe I also wrote a few lines of bad poetry. Or maybe I just woke up in a locked room and found it already written that way. Who can tell?
- • Girls Room No.2: Cheek Rouge
- • 1st Room
- • Table
FunkyLand, MayMay and Amakuchi Game are the illustrious three designers to make their way into the Weekday Escape spotlight this week. All three's creations manage to pack in a large dose of puzzle-centric amusement into small packages, making them perfect for a midweek break any time at all.
- • Escape from the Similar Rooms 18
- • Find the Escape-Men 135: A Typical Escape Game 3
- • Fruit Kitchens No.16: Banana Yellow
Hottategoya, No1Game, and FunkyLand make up this week's edition of Weekday Escape... now who would ever possibly want to escape from that?
- • Monster House
- • Girl's Room No.1: Lipstick
- • Find the Escape-Men 134: The Forest Restuarant
In this week's selection of fun free escape games, Yonashi's monster abode will charm you with its cute animations, FunkyLand returns from a brief hiatus with a new series, and No1Game continues the green guys' hide-and-seek shenanigans.
- • Escape from the Star Picture Room 2
- • Tsuregemu 5.1
- • Guest House Escape
To help you escape the weekday, here's three break-sized escape games. Neat Escape brings one of its best games so far, while Yomino Kagura offers up some typical Yomino Kagura puzzles. Then, for something much different, this dismantle-the-box-to-get-out creation of Paradise Kung Fu is sure to please.
- • Must Escape the Dragon Cave
- • 2015 New Year Escape
- • Small Room Escape 1
Take a touristy excursion into a dragon's cave in Selfdefiant's latest adventuresque creation. Then try out a couple quickies from two Weekday Escape newcomers, a mechanical box from Pixel Kobo and a small escape that's deceptive in its simplicity from Umi Escape.
- • Fruit Kitchens No.15: Apricot Orange
- • Escape from the Similar Rooms 17
- • Find the Escape-Men 131: The Christmas Party
Say goodbye to 2014's most memorable moments while ringing in the New Year with even more fun free online escape games. Find seven apricots in FunkyLand's whimsical kitchen, gather up ten little green guys in No1Game's 131st escape-men adventure, and navigate Hottegoya's nearly identical rooms for plenty of puzzling enjoyment and ebullient celebrations.
- • One Cold Night
- • Warm Christmas Room Escape
- • Northan's Christmas 2014
How about an extra jolly Christmas-themed series of escapes to get you in the mood for the holidays, whatever you might be doing this particular December 24th? Yonashi's whimsy and charm plays well in this simple mini-escape. We'll flashback to an older Flash512 game in which Santa's up to some clever tricks. Then, solve the puzzles before your friend Jenny will let you inside this house in a new escape from Shuinvy.
- • My First Christmas Tree Escape
- • Room With Designed Windows Escape 2
- • Gangster's Escape
Just because Christmas is around the corner doesn't mean we have to be smothered in Santa! (Ew.) This week's installment of Weekday Escape features a little girl trying to trim her first Christmas tree, a colourful room with a clever minimalist design, and a dastardly escape from a buncha wise guys, you dirty rat.
- • Fruit Kitchens No.14: Muscat Green
- • Button Escape 27
- • Escape from the Similar Rooms 16
FunkyLand's way hip kitchen full of sweet green grapes, Tototo Room's quirky artwork strewn with hidden buttons, and Hottategoya's nearly identical rooms issue more escaping entertainment for all who come inside.
- • Cute Bunny Home Escape
- • Find the Escape-Men 127: Hiking
- • Escape from the Big Clock Room 2
Hey, you want festivities? Celebrations? Fun? These three escape games from Flash512, No1Game, and Yomino Kagura have all that and dipping sauce on the side. Well, at least they'll distract you with cute bunnies, weird hikers and big clocks, if you're looking for ways to stay out of trouble this time of year.
- • Escape from the Similar Rooms 15
- • Candy Rooms No.18: Rose Pink Girly
- • The Cursed Dungeon
- • Marshmallow's New Home: 4th Room
Hottategoya, FunkyLand, Flash512, and Maroya bring you many reasons to be thankful for another Weekday Escape. This week's selection of fun free online escape games is a cornucopia of brain-teasing puzzles, eye-popping atmospheres and crowd-pleasing entertainment.
- • Escape from the Room with Three Pictures 3
- • The Home Story 3: My Room
Two, Four...You pick, you decide. It's been a busy week here in my basement office at JIG headquarters. But that's not going to stop Weekday Escape from rolling out with more fun free escape games for you to play and enjoy. This week we have one from Yomino Kagura and three from Flash512, That should be enough to keep you busy until the next time we meet.
- • Fruit Kitchens No.13: Cherry Pink
- • Escape from Umino Room
- • RRU Escape 3
It's time we start thinking BIG. Consider how much you love playing escape games then think on this: wouldn't the world be a better place if everything was solved like an escape-the-room? While pondering that, let's play an unassumingly clever ocean-themed escape from Amakuchi Game, pick up seven cherries in FunkyLand's 13th kitchen, then address some supernatural occurrences with Sneedle.
- • Alice House No.7: The Queen's Croquet Ground
- • Escape from the Room of the Colorful Door
- • Tea Time Escape
Did I ever tell you about the time we went out for some escape games? It was a Wednesday. Not any ordinary Wednesday, but a Weekday Escape Wednesday. So there were these three games. One of them, by FunkyLand, was all about collecting pink flamingos. Then there's Yomino Kagura, with standard puzzling, good for a fast cranial break. Lastly, Ponpoko's debut: short and sweet enough to put dimples in your cheeks.
- • Candy Rooms No.17: Purple Girly
- • Scary Dungeon Escape
- • Escape from the Similar Rooms 14
With Halloween around the corner from Weekday Escape, it's time for something a little bit scary, a lot of walking around, and a handful of candy to make it all the more fun. That's where these three escapes from Selfdefiant, Hottategoya and FunkyLand come in. No Elsa or Olaf costumes needed: just use your wits and tackle a few puzzles.
- • Bonneville
- • Yellow Walls Escape
- • Escape from the Japanese Style Hotel
Neatescape, Yomino Kagura, and no1game walk into your browser... there's no punchline, it's just another installment of Weekday Escape! This week, you've got two rooms with a view and a whole pack of puzzles ready to be picked (or clicked) apart.
- • Fruit Kitchens No.12: Cacao Brown
- • Marshmallow's New Home 3
- • Find the Escape-Men 120: Scorching Heat 2014
There are a lot of things happening in October, but some of us care about only one thing: is it yummy? Is it sweet? Well, this time it is. Our Wednesday selection of three escapes from FunkyLand, Maroya and No1Game manage to be the perfect ingredients for some Weekday Escape s'mores.
- • Break Free the Temple
- • Button Escape 14
- • Ancient Forest Escape
Put on your adventurer's leather fedora and play Selfdefiant's latest Break Free escapade. Then, flashback to another Tototo Room for eleven more buttons to find. Lastly, explore Esklavos' beautiful fantasy atmosphere for the keys to unlock a magic portal.
- • Candy Rooms No.16: Mint Green Girly
- • The Dream Garden
- • Escape from the Big Picture Room
Skipping the small talk and going straight on to the goods, this week's grab bag of fun free escape games include FunkyLand's 16th candy room, another appearance by Flash512 with a dreamy garden visitation, and more pure escape-the-room puzzles from Yomino Kagura.
- • Yuk Escape 2
- • Frog Lake Escape
- • Fresh Bathroom Escape
We have three fresh, fun and a little bit tricky escape games from Kamokichi, Sanpoman, and Flash512 for your weekday escape enjoyment this week. I think you'll like them. Enough said.
- • Fruit Kitchens No.11: Pineapple Yellow
- • Escape from the Strange Locker Room 2
- • Escape from the Room of Three Pictures
In the mood for something yellow, sweet, juicy and whimsical? Then step into FunkyLand's kitchen and indulge in the clever creativity of its design. The strangest thing about Hottategoya's locker room is how you keep getting locked up here, a room most remarkable for its three clever but quick puzzles. Yomino Kagura changes up the furnishings only slightly, but adds new puzzles to satisfy the fans.
Elle? She's... indisposed. But just because she's been, um, NOT kidnapped doesn't mean Weekday Escape doesn't have everything you need to get past Hump Day. Choko-Chai, Gotmail.jp, and Yamino Kagura serve up three escapes in three different flavours!
- • Candy Rooms No.15: Crimson Red Modern
- • Chicks Hide and Seek 20
- • Escape from the Room of the Alphabet Picture
When you need to getaway from it all, Weekday Escape is the place to go. This week FunkyLand is back with another gorgeously whimsical Candy Room, Yuri's adorable brood has played hide-and-seek with their school supplies, and Yomino Kagura brings another room full of puzzles, plain and simple.
- • Find the Escape-Men 117: Load Runner
- • Escape Another Nightmare
- • Cute Duckling 3
No1Game's latest episode continues the classic arcade game theme, this time with some morbid implications. Meanwhile, welcome Self Defiant to our weekday escape spotlight with another atmospheric asylum adventure. But if you need more smiles than that, Minoto should brighten your day with the cutest baby water fowl in the world!
- • Escape from the Strange Locker Room
- • Find the Escape-Men 116: The Crisis
- • Button Escape 23
No, Hottategoya's locker room isn't strange because it's clean and fresh smelling, but because of the mysterious hints and codes hidden about the room. No1Game's escape-men are your only hope to survive a bomb "Oops!" Luckily, they are up to the task! Tototo Room's find the eleven button series continues with another fun mini-escape.
- • Fruit Kitchens No.10: Grape Purple
- • Find the Escape-Men 114: Instant Noodle
- • Cute Duckling 2
So once again it's time to take a break from all the hassle and stress of the weekday by enjoying these three quick, fun escape games from Minoto, No1Game and Funky Land. That's right, a trio of fabulous fun and they're all yours for the mighty cost of: free. Act now and you can impress your friends and wow your co-workers with your brilliant escape game skills and witty comments. And all you have to do is click "play".
- • Steam Rogue
- • GrayScale
- • Meowgical Tower
- • Octane Witch
Old school doesn't have to be said with a smirk and finger quotes! Created for the GBJam 3, these four games do everything from puzzles to hack-and-slash biker witch action with style and cleverness. These are just the tip of the iceberg, with over 250 games available to play and vote on!
- • Button Escape 20
- • Escape from the House with a View of the Sea
- • Escape from the Room of the Diamond Apparatus
Tototo Room, Neat Escape and Yomino Kagura are our featured game authors this week, bringing us a trio of ways to escape the mid-week doldrums. Although they each have their quirky sides, it's a straight-forward and quick endeavor, whether trying to find eleven buttons, solving your way out of a waterside suite or grappling with a diamond-topped device.
- • Escape from the Similar Rooms 13
- • Chick Hide and Seek 19
- • Candy Rooms No.14: Sky Blue Modern
- • Wanpa's Quest Another 9
Since we have four escape games this week, we might as well party! FunkyLand provides place: hip and happening and loaded with sweets. Wanpa's Quest adds the quirky characters and oddball jokes. Hottategoya's a bit of a wall flower but contributes to intellectual stimulation. Finally, Yuri brought ten very cute chicks for you to pick up.
- • Fruit Kitchens No.9: Grapefruit Yellow
- • Escape from the Three Colored Diamonds Room
- • White Night
This week's escapers' curation contains some reliable standards as well as a few surprises from FunkyLand, Yomino Kagura, and Sneedle (teamed with No1Game). It comes with a money-back guarantee to please whether you like looking for fruits in a whimsical kitchen or would rather stick to pure puzzling simplicity or prefer a point-and-click style adventure with bewildering charm.
- • Candy Rooms 13: Black Modern
- • Button Escape 22
- • Find the Escape-Men 112: EM Express
As it turns out, with another quest for five sweet treats by FunkyLand, a search for ten green men from No1Game, and a game of hide-and-seek for eleven buttons in Tototo Room's single-walled scene, the theme for this week's selection of fun free escape games is: can you find it? Of course, there is no shortage of puzzles and quirky amusement to go along with your investigations. But we can chat about those details after you're done playing. Have fun!
- • Find the Escape-Men 111: Fairy Tale
- • Paper World Escape
- • FunkyLand 10th Anniversary
These three creations from Esklavos, FunkyLand, and No1Game are just a few of many examples why escape games are so appealing. This time around, finding escape men is secondary to finding enlightenment in an uplifting fantasy, paper craft-inspired artwork make the beautiful backdrop to brain-teasing puzzles, and you'll need to gather five ingredients to make a celebratory cake in a whimsical room.
- • Escape from the Similar Rooms 12
- • Fruit Kitchens No.08: Kiwi Green
- • Find the Escape-Men 110: Martial Arts Dojo
Hottategoya's clean-cut minimalism won't prevent some maze-induced confusion.
Whimsy meets funky in a fruit-collecting miniescape from FunkyLand.
The search for ten little green guys continues along with No1Game's silly humor.
- • Candy Rooms 12: Turquoise Blue Natural
- • Find the Escape-Men 108: A Typical Escape Game 2
- • Escape from the Three Colors Star Room;
What is fun without FunkyLand? This week's five candy pieces are hidden in the chillest of blue rooms. Meanwhile, No1Game's green men are full of their typical antics, which is exactly the kind of quirky amusement you've come to expect. Finally, let Yomino Kagura tease your brain for a quick five minutes of codes and puzzles.
- • Magic Book Escape
- • Fruit Kitchens No.7: Apple Mango
- • Find the Escape-Men 105: Freshmen
It's a gorgeous day in some tropical paradise somewhere, so why not take a vacation and enjoy the day? Go through FunkyLand's door by collecting seven mangoes then find magic on the beach with Esklavos. When it's time to return to work, though, No1Game's escape men would rather not; you'll need to find and usher those green slackers back to the office.
- • Do You Have a Grudge?
- • The Visitor Returns
- • Rebuild 2
- • Somnium: Exodus
- • Eyes - The Horror Game
- • FPS-Man
- • My Father's Long, Long Legs
- • Aurora
- • Lab of the Dead
- • Intruder
- • Monster Basement
- • Rune Hunt
Like to be scared? This installment of our 12 Best series highlights some of the best horror games around. Everything from terrifying point-and-click adventures about home invasion to rebuilding the world after a zombie apocalypse... and beyond!
- • Avalanche Escape
- • Candy Rooms No.11: Sycamore Natural
- • Find the Escape-Men 104: Trial of the Love
- • Escape from the Room with Windows
- • Chicks Hide and Seek 18;
Another weekday escape means five more escape games selections lined up for you to enjoy, already sorted out so you only get the best. Here you'll get more whimsy in FunkyLand's candy-strewn room, show your devotion by collecting No1Game's little green men, play hide-and-seek with Yuri's adorable baby chicks, enjoy puzzles and a view from Yomino Kagura, or escape from Aztec Game's snowed in cabin in a rather unconventional way.
- • Morningstar
- • The Blue Beanie
- • The Dead Case
- • William and Sly 2
- • Gretel and Hansel
- • Chibi Knight
- • Castaway 2
- • The Trader of Stories: Bell's Heart
- • I Have 1 Day
- • How to Raise a Dragon
- • Friendship is Magic: Story of the Blanks
What's in an adventure game? Not just point-and-clicking! In this list of twelve great adventure games you might not have played, we cover everything from ponies to foxes to dwarves, monster collecting, tiny woodland heroes, and more!
- • Find the Escape-Men 102: Secretary Section
- • Find the Escape-Men 103: The Balcony
- • Fruit Kitchens No.06: Blueberry Violet
- • Bremen Town Musicians 2
This week we have five games from FunkyLand, Minoto, Yomino Kagura and No1Game to help fill in those empty spaces between less escapey moments. Whimsical rooms, strangely quirky adventures, plainly logical puzzles or hide-and-seek with a dash of humor—each playable in a five minute break. Whether you haven't met your escape game quota for the week or just need a distraction from waiting on bigger ventures, you've come to the right door.
- • The Fancy Pants Adventure
- • Tri-Achnid
- • The Tall Stump
- • Fireboy and Watergirl 4: The Crystal Temple
- • Armed With Wings 3
- • Shift
- • Enough Plumbers
- • Great Dungeon in the Sky
- • Hello Worlds!
- • K.O.L.M.
- • Give Up, Robot
- • Loved
Love platformers? We've reviewed all kinds, and today we're taking a look at some of the best. A lonely little robot whose squabbling parents don't have his best interests at heart. Proof that fire and water can go together. An epic journey to stop a demon lord. And a whole bunch of fat guys in blue overalls.
- • Maze of Similar Rooms
- • Candy Rooms No.10: Lettuce Green Natural
- • Dark Alley Escape
These three escape games spark up a variety of moods. Hottategoya uses mazes and minimalism for those seeking a spatially cranial experience. FunkyLand's whimsy and cheerfulness evokes a summertime ease. Meanwhile, if you're wanting something a tinge darker, Esklavos' mini-adventure is a step in that direction.
- • The Asylum
- • Kavalmaja
- • Closure
- • Knightfall 2
- • Continuity
- • Lakeview Cabin
- • Don't Escape
- • No-One Has to Die
- • Simian Interface
- • Blocks With Letters On
- • Manufactoria
- • Lock 'n' Roll
What makes a good puzzle game? Over the years, we've seen literally thousands, and some of the twists on the genre the talented indie community has come up with may surprise you! From a reverse escape game to a factory filled with robots and much, much more, here are 12 of the best puzzle games you might not have played.
Berzerk Studios' big strategic fantasy game gets even bigger with this meaty update. Create and command your army from the ground up, with soldiers and formations designed and outfitted by you alone, and then duke it out through the new solo campaigns and take advantage of over 75 new items and substantial rebalancing!
- • Fruit Kitchens No.5: Peach Pink
- • Story Room 8
- • Escape from the Brown Door Room
There's no such thing as too many free escape games, so of course you always want more to play! Although it's almost too pretty to leave, search FunkyLand's ineffably appealing kitchen for seven peaches and the door key is yours. Story House presents a smattering of puzzles along a single-walled scene while Yomino Kagura spreads them out around the whole room, both offering some logically thinky, yet not overly difficult, brain teasers.
- • Samsara Room
- • Baba Yaga
- • The Dark Room (YouTube)
- • You Find Yourself in a Room
- • Dwarf Complete
- • Escaping the Prison
- • Alice is Dead: Episode One
- • Mimou Escape
- • Bars of Black and White
- • The Dark Room 3
- • Escape from 26
- • Goliath the Soothsayer
Everyone knows Tesshi-e and Robamimi. But what about Mike Morin? Ben Leffler? Eli Piilonen? These (and more!) may not be the names you immediately think of when you want to play an escape game, so we're here to change that. Here are twelve of the best escape games you might not have played!
- • Get Out
- • Wheel
- • Candy Rooms No.9: Dark Violet Pop
A trio of escape missions for you this week from No1Game, Rose Key, and FunkyLand are not all that difficult, and hardly impossible. But they should make you feel like a super smart secret agent and a bit like a pop music star all at once.
- • Escape from the Similar Rooms 11
- • The Adventures of Duck
- • Fruit Kitchens No.4: Lemon Yellow
Great adventures are ahead for you this week as you help a host of feathered villagers in Kamokichi's point-and-click puzzler. Soon your penchant for winding up in tricky situations lands you in Hottategoya's minimalist brain teaser. But when FunkyLand hands you lemons, what's there to do but make the best of it and relax around the kitchen table.
- • Find the Escape-Men 98: Horse Racing
- • Candy Rooms No.8: Azure Pop
- • Chicks Hide and Seek 17
From No1Game, FunkyLand and Yuri come three seek-and-find-themed escape games to make your weekday all the more special. Round up the ten green guy jockeys then place your bets, uncover five yummy-looking sweets to earn the door key, then take a trip beyond the stratosphere with this cute yellow brood for some "adorableness in space".
- • Find the Escape-Men 96: The Super Market
- • Fruit Kitchens 03: Navel Orange
- • Story Room Escape 4
FunkyLand beckons you to gather up a bushful of juicy round citrus fruit while No1Game sends you grocery shopping for a "Time-limited Escape Sale." Meanwhile, if you're still hungry for cerebral challenge, Story House's debut into Weekday Escape provides a light repast of logical puzzle in a comely one-walled scene.
- • Escape from the Room with Public Phones
- • Candy Rooms No.7: Carmine Pop
- • Yana Escape
Are you bored? When you look around the room you're in, are you tired of the same old look? Time for a new design and a fresh way of looking at things, then. Escape from those worn out interiors and let Hottategoya inspire you to be a minimalist, get groovy with FunkyLand, or relax in pleasant pastels with Kamokichi, our three featured designers in this week's Weekday Escape!
- • Awesome Mushroom Hunter
- • Cover Me
- • Edgar's Dream
- • Assasseed's Crin
It's Friday, and you know what that means. Creepy redhead ghosts doing some navel gazing. Bashing killer robots when all you want to do is round up some mushrooms. Staggering in bewilderment through an unsettling landscape of pianos and applause. Awwww yeah, now we're cookin'.
- • Escape from the Coffee Shop 4
- • Magic and Cat Escape
- • Find the Escape-Men 95: The Room With No Door
What better way to get over the drudgery of your Wednesday than by filling it up with some of the finest weird escape games around? With Minoto, no1game, and Neat Escape, you know you're in for some of the best possible strangeness the internet has to offer.
- • Rise of the Titans
- • Aliens Hurry's Home
- • Ziva
- • Tony Hawk Demake
Aliens? Check. Massive property damage? Check. Existential despair? Check. Hilarious skateboarding wipeouts? Awwwww yeah, this is gonna be the best viral video ever!
- • Fruit Kitchens No.1: Strawberry Red
- • Escape from the Similar Rooms 10
- • A Little Slow Escape
Funkyland switches from candies to fruit; find seven strawberries in this whimsical scene. Notice any differences between Hottategoya's three rooms? They're each a similar plain, unassuming grey but small distinguishing characteristics will lead you out. Cute, charming and pretty in pink, Kamokichi's easy little escape is a perfect palate cleanser.
- • Dig to China
- • I Eat Bananas
- • Rescuenator
- • Don't See Me
Everything is cute in this week's Link Dump Friday! The monkeys pelting you with trash. The hole you're excavating through the Earth. The backstabbing. Even the unintentionally comedic deaths of your coworkers as you try to lead them to safety! Aren't games wonderful?
- • Candy Rooms #6: Violet Sweet
- • Chick Hide and Seek 16
- • Escape from the White Picture Room
- • Dismantlement Sushi (browser version)
Three escape games. No, wait. Four escape games for your playing enjoyment brought to you by FunkyLand, Yuri, Gam.eBB and Yomino Kagura. Surely one of these fine specimens will take a fondness to you and follow you home.
- • Pillow City Revelation
- • Mewora
- • Black Bit Ninja
- • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Game - 30th Anniversary Edition
This week's Link Dump Friday is all about heroes. Zombie slaying heroes. Ninja dicing heroes. Uh... giant... cybernetic... Tolkien-monster slaying... furry heroes... hmmmmm...
- • Find the Escape-Men 91: Figure Skating
- • Candy Rooms 5: Ice Blue Sweet
- • Escape from the Room of the Diamond
Your Weekday Escape bundle of three free escape games, presented in nonsensical haiku format. Because I can.
- • 2048
- • Shybot
- • Piggy in the Puddle
- • Shippo Neko and the Missing Fried Shrimp
Fridays are sort of like the tease of the work week. You know what's coming, but it seems to take forever to get there, seconds not so much ticking by as they are inching with the slow unhurried pace of the shift of plate tectonics. So why not play some games? I mean, when you look up, it's still going to be hours earlier than it feels like it should, but hey... shiny graphics!
- • Find the Escape-Men 90: The Library
- • Escape from a Living Room
- • Escape from the Room of a Closet
If you want to take a midweek break from whatever is holding you occupied, be it the latest installment of your favorite series or something a little less entertaining, these three escapes from No1 Game, Neat Escape and Yomino Kagura offer 5-minute entertainment that's just enough to engage the brain without being frustrating. So come on in, pick a room, put your feet up and enjoy.
- • 3D Pony Creator
- • 7 Light-years
- • UndeadRun
- • A Flap in Time
My Little Pony. Flappy Bird. Zombies. Strobing lights. I swear I didn't do it on purpose, and yet I just now realised that this week's Link Dump Friday is packed with arcade craziness and more that perfectly encapsulates a significant chunk of what people either passionately love or stridently hate about pop culture. Go figure!
- • Candy Rooms #4: Rose Sweet
- • Choco Escape 3
- • Canola Flower Room Escape
Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't. Sometimes you just want a sweet, light treat, enough to while away some time with pleasing pastels and simple puzzles. In those moments, these escapes from FunkyLand, Twinkle and Yuri are just what you crave. Nothing to overly tax the brain, just enough to leave you feeling like a kid in a sugar shop. Um, or something like that.
- • Run Red Run
- • Blockoomz 2
- • Secret of the Epic Item
- • Stardust Defense
Where else but on Link Dump Friday can you find explosions, angry pig monsters, finger-snapping wolves, and ethereal star battles? With arcade action, bizarre point-and-clicks, and mystical tower defense, we've got a little something for everyone.
- • Find the Escape-Men 87: Pollinosis
- • Escape from the Room with the Diamond Picture
- • Escape the Japanese Style Room
Our tasty trio this week serves up a rather plain but neatly logical offering from Yomino Kagura, a quick but pixel-hunt flavored repast from Neat Escape, and another story driven escape man search from No1Game. All together, they make a satisfying Weekday Escape lunch break.
Gone but not forgotten, Flappy Bird lives on in countless clones and a set of games made for Flappy Jam as indie developers unite to put their own spin on the simple yet infuriatingly addictive concept. Love it or hate it, you have to admit that when Sesame Street makes its own parody game of you, you've gone big time. Literally hundreds of games have been created, so let's take a look at some of our favourites and see if we can't get you to ruin a few keyboards and your mouse, eh?
- • Chocolate Mint Room
- • Escape from the Triangle Maze
- • Escape from the Cat Room
Funny how one person's idea of a great escape game can differ so much from another's. There are certain styles and formulations that always win fans, but with so many unique variations on the same theme—finding a way out of a place—there's plenty of room to disagree. Do you prefer the pastel sweetness of Yuri's short escapes? Is being trapped in a Hottategoya maze your idea of fun or your worst nightmare? Or, maybe, you'd rather be transported back to your early days of gaming with Cyan Mage's retro stylings?
- • GatherX
- • Glimpse
- • Shape Fold 2
- • Scaling the Sky
With fairytale clicktoys, surreal and transcendent interactive art, rage inducing arcade avoidance games, and soothingly simple puzzle games, this Link Dump Friday might be the Frankenstein's monster of game compilations, but you can put away the pitchforks and the torches. It's just here to be loved. It doesn't want to eat the townsfolk. ... just... maybe... gnaw on 'em a little.
- • Escape from the Room of Six Stars
- • Find the Escape-Men 82: Secret House 1
- • Find the Escape-Men 83: Secret House 2
Every person, every object and every puzzle tells a story, especially when it's escape-the-room games we're talking about. It's just that not every story is so straight-forward or obvious. The key to knowing it is the same as figuring your way out of a room: observing clues and piecing together the parts until it makes sense and you can go home. For those looking for pure puzzle enjoyment, Yomino Kagura's logical escape is sure to please. Next, put your observational powers to work by finding No 1 Game's escape-men in a new Secret House series.
- • What Happened Here?
- • Truck Monsters
- • Day X
- • Pale Machine
A music video that tells a tale of... something. A brutally difficult and surreal day in the life of one man. Literal monster truck racing. A murder mystery, a break in... or something else? All of this in this week's Link Dump Friday!
- • Booca in Southern Island Episode 3
- • Find the Escape-Men 81: Muscular Man
- • Candy Rooms 1
This week, CoconutsPark's Booca can't sleep so her brother, Noib, sets out to make her some sleepytime tea; solve a few puzzles to gather all the ingredients. Sometimes a green guy wants to feel like hulk and sometimes he just needs your help opening his special-made 100kg steel door; try to find all ten escape men and maybe they can give you a hand. Lastly, finish your three-course escape meal by finding some sugary treats in this short escape from FunkyLand.
- • Villainous
- • Mini-Putt
- • Galves Adventure
Da Big Game let you down? You can make some good moves of your own too, with this selection of strategy, sports, and point-and-click titles from the JiG Vault!
- • Frantic Sky
- • Idle Farmer
- • Tiny Defender
- • Celestia's Cake Golf Adventure in Space
This week on Link Dump Friday, some kids with some serious firepower, a farm where love and profits are just a click away, a whole lot of sky-bound bullets and bosses, and a prime example of why you should never get between a pony and her cake.
- • Gatamari Escape 20
- • Escape from the Strange Hotel
- • Chick Hide and Seek 15
Are you looking for more zen moments in the midst of a frazzled week? Or just wanting to extend that happy chill you already have? The three escapes we feature this week will do just that. Gatamari has a lot of clever but logical puzzles to solve, Hottategoya's Strange Hotel is a bit disconcerting, while Yuri's ten chicks are just chilling waiting to be found.
- • The Scene of the Crime: Golden Doll
- • Poom!
- • Hans Hans the Biking Viking: Leaving Loki's Lockup
Right now, the JiG crew is consulting with our lawyers about an exclusive trademark the words "Vault" and "The" for exclusive use in online gaming articles. So until we can comment on this pending litigation, enjoy some wonderful adventure, arcade, and puzzle games from the archives!
- • Dungeons and Parties
- • Dakota Winchester's Adventures
- • One Duck
- • Heat Rush Future
This week... randomized dungeon delving with some seriously weird parties. An expedition to find a magic ruby and avoid food poisoning. A rubber ducky in a locked room, which totally isn't creepy at all. And some... unintentionally unsettling racing.
- • Escape from the Room of Three Boxes
- • Find the Escape-Men 79: The Boxer
- • Escape Game of Baseball Boy
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the re-launch of Weekday Escape! This time you have three ways to escape from your midweek blahs—a trio of choices that might leave you uncertain where to begin. Should you open Yomino Kagura's three boxes? The Boxer challenges you into the ring to Find the Escape-Men; do you accept? Or, perhaps you prefer a roundabout with Minoto's Baseball Boy?
- • Synopsis Quest Deluxe
- • Cactus McCoy
- • Orbital Decay
Well, our dedicated team of upgradeable stickmen has finally delivered all the boxes to our new server, so that means you all can get back to what you all do best: talking about games and pointing out improper comma usage. So let's rechristen our new locale with a JiG Vault filled with fine shooter, action, and role-playing games.
- • RoadZ
- • Lumber John
- • Deep Sea Hunter 2
- • Catlateral Damage
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- • Bustabrain
- • Mitoza
- • Evacuation
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