Ready for an escape that's challenging? Haretoki has locked you in some sort of lab, and to find your way out, you'll need to scour for clues, wrack your brain for solutions, and experience some unexpectedly whimsical surprises in this delightfully tricky and clever escape game.
You can't keep a good assassin down. Or, in this case, a bunch of bad ones. They're out on bail and looking to take our hero out once and for all, so you'll need to draw structures to keep him safe in this cute and challenging physics puzzle game!
After five long years, popular escape developer hits one huge milestone with this, the one hundredth game in the Find the Escape-Men series! Travel around town, meet some familiar faces, and solve some very strange puzzles to escape.
- • 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.
The mini-monkeys need toys! How will you afford them? By popping balloons, of course! Traverse levels and solve puzzles to find and pop all of the balloons to earn prizes for the little monkeys in a point-and-click game that's longer than some in the series, but still on the easy side for all to enjoy.
So the kitties all enjoyed their delicious hot pot party. From the looks of it, they had a really good time. Now it's time to tidy up: pick up the mess, wash the dishes, put things away and take out the trash. Um, fun? Yes! It is in this escape game from Detarame Factory. Cuteness, whimsy and straight-forward puzzling makes it so.
The dinosaurs are jerks, so it's your job as the "universe" to wipe them off the map in this physics puzzle game. Through a whopping 50 levels, use natural disasters from floods to earthquakes and more to manipulate levels and make sure each egg meets an untimely demise.
It's time to visit Africa with our globe-trotting cat! In this adorable physics puzzle game, kitty wants to taste all the local delicacies but, alas, they seem to be hidden behind a maze of electrified platforms and dangerous boulders. It's up to you to lend a helping hand and make sure the kitty doesn't travel with an empty stomach.
Made for #lowrezjam, Bart Bonte delivers another simple puzzle game, but "simple" definitely doesn't mean easy! All you need to do is fill in the shaded areas of each level with the pixels you're provided with, but changing rules and elements makes that harder than it initially seems!
Nitrome is back for another itty bitty puzzle game... just 50x50! (Don't worry, you can make it bigger if you need to.) Guide your green glob of goo down a series of corridors, making pathways and dodging enemies!
Help the monstrous Nosferatu find his prized treasure that has been mysteriously locked away in his haunted mansion. Explore his castle, find keys to progress, and enjoy a good laugh or two in this short exploration game.
It was a dark and snowy night. Perfect time for a little breaking and entering, right? Deal with monsters and more in this creepy-cool point-and-click adventure that'll take you a surprisingly long time to finish and has piles of potential despite its design missteps.
Some people are willing to go far for fashion, but most of us aren't willing or able to rip off our own limbs and torso. Most of us are quitters compared to the cuddly hero of this puzzle platformer who can tear himself limb from limb to reach a hat that does not want to be caught.
This quietly charming escape-the-room game from Yonashi is light on challenge yet manages to win us over with presentation. Puzzles are rather standard, but it's perfectly designed to divert our attention with its shyly sweet design. Whether it's a rainy day pastime or a break from work you need, fun is just a point and click away.
You're dead. Or are you? In this strange and surreal puzzle game, you can expend energy to move physical objects and drain the life force from living things. But what's with all these grandmas? What's this big apartment building you're climbing? And why is that cat following you?
Detarame Factory shows once again how to make a charmingly whimsical escape game that is just as clever and tricky as it is cute. You've decided to have a party and make "hot pot": a delicious stew of various fish, veggies and spices. To gather the recipe and ingredients, you'll need to solve a host of puzzles, collecting clues and tools along the way. There's lots to explore and two endings to find, so you'll want to set aside a little time to enjoy the whole party.
Even if it isn't cold outside, this vibrant Christmas themed point-and-click puzzle game is enjoyable year 'round. Once more, delicious candy has been hidden on each stage, but you'll need to click and manipulate the environment to figure out where it is across twenty levels.
Collect stars and close portals by using the giddy shapes in this physics puzzler. Careful though, once all the portals are gone the round ends, even if you have stars left to collect. So fix your scheduled to leave room for a little joy in your day and start solving some puzzles.
Help find the mini monkeys, scattered across five stages of golems, giant crabs, airplanes, and more! Though short and simple, this point-and-click puzzle game is perfect for the young or young at heart, and has a healthy dose of charm and whimsy in its design.
There are a lot of games out there based on carefully balancing stuff on top of other stuff, but you know what most of them DON'T have? Adorable animals literally plucking stars out of the sky, that's what! This charming take on the "stacking" genre has you carefully placing a cutesy menagerie in order to collect stars floating in the air. They're not gonna collect themselves!
Imagine you're an alien. Now imagine you're a green alien with extendable sticky arms trying to escape from a facility, and you communicate through crushing people to pulp. That's the premise behind this weirdly cute and simple puzzle game, where you must sling and sneak your way through levels to the exit without being caught.
After all the predicaments Choko-Chai's three cats have found themselves in, and escaped their way out of, it's their turn to play purrfect heroes when the baker's apprentice is locked inside but can't find the door code. You can help by solving puzzles, unlocking multiple doors and cupboards, until you've found all the ingredients necessary for a cake shop escape!
Time is running out for the poor folks unjustly hung by an overzealous hangman, but with a well placed arrow you can free them from their nooses. Or, you know. Take out an eye if you're garbage at it. You're not the hero they need, but you're the hero they deserve.
Made in just one weekend, this puzzle platform is as simple as it is lovely and filled with potential. Explore an underground world searching for the four pieces you need to unlock a huge door, gaining power-ups along the way.
Another year, another knock at a particular door. With a lovely nostalgic soundtrack and beautiful design, Tesshi-e takes us back for the yearly escape game series for another round of tricky but intuitive puzzles.
All the fun of classic wood and metal puzzles right on your computer screen! UnLink is take on well-known style of puzzle where you must pull apart a series of tightly-linked shapes. This one provides wild, abstract shapes, and a decidedly laid-back invisible mentor who's always willing to give you hints. Disassemble these 23 wild and abstract shapes to prove your puzzling might!
You know what's cool? Science. You know what's cooler? Science games that can help save people's lives. That's what NOVA and the team behind Foldit decided when they created the RNA VirtuaLab. First, you get to play the game and learn how RNA works, and then you get to build your own RNA strands and maybe see them created in an actual, real-life lab. In short, it's an engaging way to do science and be still alive, and maybe save the world.
Are you ready for Picross with everything but the kitchen sink thrown in? Maybe even some role-playing elements with your picross? With over 500 puzzles in this full-featured title, your only complaint will be that your button finger is getting tired.
Come on, who doesn't secretly dream of driving around a giant tank, destroying everything in their path? No one, that's who! Live out your ambitions in Tank Travel, and blast anything that gets in your way! Destroy crates, chains, and evil enemy robots to rack up points. Points you can use to make your tank even more awesome! How great is that?
If you like your escape games with a side of strange sauce, Detarou's name is like ringing a dinner bell. Packed with puzzles, cryptic clues, and the usual menagerie of strange and inappropriate characters, Biyori will trick and freak you out.
by Athletic Design is one of those point-and-click puzzle games that have you blitzing through a series of near-identical screens with a crafty puzzle to solve for each. However, here the Graphical User Interface is what poses the challenges, and you'll need every trick and option you can access to triumph. Perhaps it's a little too aware of it's own cleverness, but GUI Game is great game for shaking the cobwebs from the lateral thinking parts of the brain.
Two hurt artists, a missing book, dried clay, and no fingerprints. Sound like your kind of crime scene? Then join the Vortex Point paranormal investigators to solve the latest mysterious crime in this point and click adventure series.
This luxuriously appointed seaside suite is an escape in every sense. From the many logically designed puzzles which you must solve to unlock to the door to the beautiful setting which whisks you away on a seaside vacation, there's much to explore and discover. So set aside a half hour or more and take your time to enjoy the view and escape from it all.
Your puzzle is boring! Does it react when you touch it and paint or drive or fly around your cursor? If not, then toss it aside forth-with and play this beautiful yet simple jigsaw game where the goal is to recreate a picture from tiles that change and react to your mouse.
You're stuck in the slammer, but if you're sneaky and creative it doesn't have to stay that way in this funny, engaging stealth platforming puzzle adventure. Knock out guards and hide their bodies, snatch keycards, steal uniforms, and more!
A back-to-basics puzzle game that oozes nostalgia, Puzzle Legends loses the fluff and keeps the fun. Push blocks, pull switches, and climb each increasingly difficult tower, collecting coins and treasures as you go.
A simplistic logic game that will have your mental gears grinding hard. Place color layered squares next to one another to match colors and make combos. Place all the squares correctly to eliminate all your pieces and get the highest score possible.
TomaTea serves up belated but no less welcome holiday treats with a sweet and pastel Easter themed room escape. With a whole lot of puzzles penning you in and codes to discover, can you find your way out before someone eats all the candy in the basket you probably left unattended?
You're stuck in a completely plain white room with completely featureless furniture... or ARE you? This little room with no name isn't everything it appears to be! Look inside shelves and desks, and uncover the colors that lie hidden within the No Name Room to escape.
Simple or simply insane? As easy as this new hexagon-based puzzle board game may seem at first glance, it can be infuriatingly challenging to master. Learn against the computer AI or challenge other players to a match as you carve out your space on the board and mark the dots.
The most physics-puzzley show on Earth gets an additional thirty levels in this clownish expansion pack! Help the little green monster guy put on a show to get the audience out of their seats, using balloons, trampolines, unicycles and more. Thirty levels of circus-themed fun await you, without that off-putting smell of elephants and burnt popcorn.
Danger lurks around every corner, literally, in this deadly point-and-click escape game from Kotorinosu. If you want to find a way out, you'll have to search everywhere and solve puzzles, all while avoiding being eaten, exploded, gassed, dropped...
There are one hundred eggs hiding in this cute and colourful point-and-click puzzle game, but finding all of them won't be easy! Search and solve simple puzzles to bring smiles to the monkeys on this tastiest of holidays.
When the villagers are captured, it's up to one little ninja to save the day... with world-flipping powers! Swap the world around you in this beautiful and polished puzzle platformer to get past baddies, lasers, ice, and much, much more.
Miss Libellule has faced the Queen of Snakes, but now she's in for a watery challenge when a desperate note takes her deep under the sea in the search for two star-crossed lovers and a pile of treasure in this point-and-click adventure.
A well-deserved weekend getaway doesn't end when you expect it to, when you find yourself locked inside the newest escape game by Tesshi-e, where puzzles and clues both logical and obscure are the best amenities you can find in this little lodge.
Feeling beardless? Spread some bearded love in this humorous physics puzzle game. Arrange blocks so that after you hit play, they'll all be touched by another shape that has some facial hair, thus spreading happiness throughout the land. Because everyone wants a beard.
What started out as a simpler, shorter puzzle game with a sweet love story has been revised into a more substantial—and snarkier—endeavor for fans and newcomers alike. Help Ben and Isabelle navigate through limbo in more than 75 levels of diverse and complex tile-removing puzzles.
Rejoice, picross aficionados! Picross Madness brings you a whopping 620 levels of all shapes and sizes!
Another day, another room to find yourself inexplicably locked within. Clever puzzles await you within the mysterious room with the white door, and you'll need to find the three wooden tokens to escape this time!
Join your favorite oranges you wouldn't want to eat into a tropical pirate adventure. In this physics puzzler favorite, you've again got to figure out how to tuck the fruit away from exceptionally sharp rain drops by dropping and exploding various objects around each level.
They say everything is better with a friend, so the sequel to the original shadowy puzzle platformer has started up the buddy system. Using light to reveal or banish walls and hazards, you must make your way to the exit in each level, turning on light to lure your newfound companion to press switches and more for you.
As the last surviving apprentice tasked with the simple job of cleaning up the castle library, it seems you've accidentally dropped the Dark Grimoires of Sorth to the ground and now all the banished creatures have escaped. Oops! Hey, when a Denny's waiter so much as drops a plate they're "Now Hiring!" so this loosing-magickal-monstrosities-upon-the-earth business is something you should definitely sort out immediately if not sooner.
When a witch crashes a party, she curses three animal friends into sharing the same body, and now it's up to you to swap between them, accessing their unique abilities, to deal with enemies, solve puzzles, and gather stars in this easy but charming little game.
Tomatea is a developer that respects the time of year with their escape games, so it should be no surprise that as winter turns to spring, Spring Morning graces our computer screens. Navigate by mouse, keep an eye out for the glowing cursor, and hopefully eventually leave the room and greet the beautiful spring weather outdoors. Unless you're allergic to pollen.
Mutants have overrun the universe, and it's up to the galaxy's last ninja to travel back in time to take them all down. Leap from wall-to-wall to take them down in this puzzler, but watch where you land!
Repeat might LOOK simple. And, well... it is. But this puzzle game's minimalistic aesthetic hides some deceptively challenging levels as you plot and plan paths to collect all the golden squares, using limited instructions that run on a loop.
It advertises itself as a mix between Minesweeper and a roguelike dungeon crawler, but Quikding's Cavesweeper isn't quite either... it's something all its own. In it, you're tasked with exploring a single, linear cave, equipping weapons and armor you find within, collecting gold to spend on various goodies, completing various quests, and slaying all sorts of monsters.
Like lovely visuals? What about pits of death and whirling sawblades flying at your face? This platformer has both! Help ErlinE track down the magical orbs and return them to the portals, but watch out for hazards... and the unforgiving challenge!
Don't ever let anything come between you and the ones you love. Not even an eight foot pigeon. Mash your way through colourful and quirky stages in this action-packed game that's bizarre, but a whole lot of fun.
Some words to the wise: do not trust your little ones to Pencil Kids' band of sad simians for safe keeping as they can't stop losing their own monkey babies. Which means you get to go on another point-and-click adventure, this time in the form of five short, self-contained tales. By exploring each stage, finding and using items, and solving a few simple puzzles, you can rescue the mini monkeys and turn tears into cheers.
Who needs bells and whistles? Not this little puzzle game. Though more of the same straightforward Sokoban as the original, this sequel keeps the presentation sleek and simple and the levels challenging to make it a satisfying and welcome little addition to the genre.
What's better than a puzzle platformer? A puzzle platformer which lets you build the levels yourself! In Level Editor 3, the developer started making them, then went out for a lunch break and was never seen again. That means you will have to place all the additional platforms, each with their own functions, so that a little stick man can reach the end of the level. Level Editor 3 is certainly the best episode in the series so far, offering thirty-five wonderfully puzzly stages for your entertainment.
Four alien adventurers have crash-landed on a hostile (if absurdly happy) planet. Thankfully, each of them has a different power they can use to help them escape! Turn to stone, fly through the air, lay bombs, and even teleport across space to collect all the keys and reach the exit.
Stranded on an alien world filled with hostile robots jealously guarding the fuel you need to call for help is a bad place to be. But if you're Tricky Rick, you can literally use your head to fight your way through them and solve puzzles in this colourful and quirky platformer from Tamas Games.
The concept is basic and simple. Replicate the multi-color pattern shown by clicking and dragging a minimum number of one-colored designs onto the grid. When your design matches the one provided, that's perfect! Now you can move on to complete the 99 other levels. Cover Color most closely resembles Factory Balls, albeit without the balls, paint or whimsy. Its unassuming graphics and gameplay won't catch all eyes, but if you're looking for a game to chill with, that engages the brain just enough without taxing, this is what hits the spot.
Since there's never been a bandwagon Tricky hasn't jumped on, he presents to you JayIs2048, a tribute to UsVsTh3m's Make Your Own 2048 generator, a tribute to Gabriele Cirulli's MIT-licensed 2048, a tribute to 1024 by Veewo Studio, a tribute to Threes by Asher Vollmer, which, of course was a tribute to the postulate that small stuff can be combined bigger stuff. There's a whole lot of tributin' going on, is what we're saying.
Getting a key and then to the exit sounds easy for a puzzle platformer. Until you realize that you're a colour-swapping square, and any platform you landed on previously becomes unsafe once it changes to match your hue! Pick your path carefully in this simple yet clever game.
Use your webs to swing through a gorgeous subterranean world in this clever puzzle platformer. Though a few of the puzzles are quite tricky, the game is forgiving and has many checkpoints. The striking visuals and ethereal soundtrack truly make this a work of art.
It was supposed to be simple: break in to the department store, steal the top secret documents, and get out. But someone gassed you, and now you're alone on the store's roof, and things are bound to get more complex before they get simpler. So begins Gatamari's newest escaper, Mission in Department Store.
It's hard enough navigating yourself through platforms and enemies, but even more so when you're also dealing with a mirror image of yourself. Gather gems as you traverse dungeon after dungeon. with your reflection. Unlike real reflections, this one can jump on platforms--and spikes--that you can't.
While he may not lead the Evil League of Evil, he is the titular star of this procedurally-generated, chess-based puzzle game by RatoLibre1, a semi-sequel to his well-received Horse Jump. It'll take a practice run to get used to the rules, but fans of spatial logic puzzles should make an L-shaped bee-line to try it out.
If you're looking for another sliding block number puzzle quick fix, Bart Bonte gives us 25. Combine like numbers while lining up red blocks to get them out of your way. Try for a high score by combining as many numbers as possible!
Sokoban puzzles can be pretty hard, but what if the program was actively working to make it harder for you? In nabokOS.exe, a reverse take on the classic puzzle, you've got to pull a bunch of sticky boxes into place, scraping them off of you as you go. This Puzzlescript game made in 24 hours is short, but packs a lot of challenge into each tricky level.
The cold can do funny things to you. (Just ask anyone who's sick of the phrase "polar vortex.") So when you're stationed at a polar research station, things can get hairy. In Polar Escape, a new escape game from Just Pine Games, your coworkers have locked you in someone's room, and you have to get out so you can be rescued. Though the game is very short, it's quite intuitive and has a quirky sense of humor that leaves you wanting to see more from the developer.
You play a young yeti who has wondered off in search of tasty treats in this interesting puzzle game. Slide blocks along a row or column to clear a path to the exit, while avoiding enemies and other pitfalls. Collect popsicles along the way for an extra challenge.
Taking over phones and browsers in just a few weeks, this fiendishly addictive puzzle game has just one goal... get to 2048 by swiping and combining numbered tiles until they add up. But it's harder than it seems, and players looking for simple, casual puzzling will quickly find themselves saying "just one more round", though it bears more than a passing resemblance to Threes!
When Dave's new construction co-workers strand him on the top floor of an unfinished building, he finds himself in familiar, physics-bending, puzzle-platforming territory. It's Doors 2: Dave's New Job by Arctic Arcade. A enjoyably mellow piece of gaming that most should be able to complete in one sitting.
Think Rush Hour mingled with Tetri but with shapes that do more than just slide, and you'll have the basic idea of what Shapist is like. More than just a sliding block puzzle game, drag, rotate, or shrink the blocks in order to uncover the grey block to continue. Don't worry about timers or scores, it's just you and the blocks.
Why hurry? Stop and meditate a while. In this flawed but striking puzzle platformer, you play an impulsive young disciple who can't see the point in sitting around like his meditative master, but you'll need to do just that to make paths and avoid hazards.
J-Tubeus is your ordinary hat-wearing, boombox-toting robot. He has no time for adventures... right up until he finds himself bot-napped! Solve puzzles to find your way out in this gorgeous and quirky point-and-click puzzle adventure.
I feel the need... the need for speed... and smashing! In the latest installment of the popular Vehicles physics puzzle series, you'll need to use muscle (muscle cars, that is) and even some brain power to figure out how to clear the baddies from each stage.
More questions are asked than answered as Alexia continues her mysterious hero training. Point-and-click your way through this puzzle adventure to try to uncover the secret of why you are there and why the fate of millions of people might lay on your shoulders.
So, don't ask too many questions, but someone needs an eye and we're going to get it to them. What do they need the eye for? That would be a question, wouldn't it? In Keep an Eye, a cute little physics puzzle by Dim Light and ArcadeHero, you get to manipulate a variety of cute little telekinetic creatures into doing your bidding. It's engaging, entertaining, difficult, and probably much nicer than throwing a real eye around.
Compose an eternal melody by joining music nodes together in an arrangement with no beginning or end in this sleek abstract three-dimensional music puzzle. A pleasingly 80's futuristic look with refreshingly comfortable New Age feel, and fundamental precepts which have been very effectively crafted into a game that isn't just soothing and enjoyable, but absolutely engaging.
Lovers of simple and smart puzzle design should look no further than this strangely charming turn-based puzzle game that has you navigating rooms filled with deadly... uh... whatever those are that will charge you whenever you enter their line of sight.
You're dead! But that's not bad news. In this puzzle platformer, you're even sorta used to it, but now after a few years of haunting your cemetery, you're starting to get that ghostly itch to see what lies beyond the gates. A challenging and unforgiving game that offers a clever possession mechanic to navigate through stages with different people, and other... things.
Put your strategy cap on and dive into this simple to learn, highly enjoyable puzzle game. Drag your one to three eyed creatures around the board to multipy and capture your opponent. Player with the most of their color on the board at the end of the game wins!
Explore this lovely room for an assortment of items and clues, putting all the bits together, opening drawers and cupboards, until you've uncovered the code that will open the door. If you enjoy pretty aesthetics and logical puzzles, then the occasional fussy mechanism should be little bother. Even with a few flaws, like thorns on a rose, there's ample fun to be had here—as well as two ways to exit.
Packed into this lovely mini-escape are some entertaining puzzles including a really tricky color-based one and not one but two endings (the bad and the good) along with some...let's say slightly inappropriate language, which one would probably expect with a hockey team.
Demakes and PuzzleScript go together like ice cream and sandwiches. The latest puzzle game to get the retrofication treatment is Deadly Rooms of Death (DROD), Caravel Game's classic top-down monster stabbing series. Puzzle Script DROD by Lukas somehow manages to capture the spirit of the original game, complete with baddies to hack, falling floors to rush across, and twisted passageways to navigate. All in the space of a few big, chunky pixels.
Color Instinct is an uncomplicated, but highly interesting physics puzzle which lets you play with colourful bouncy balls (whee!). But don't let the simple graphics fool you – this baby is full of deceptively easy levels which will put your out-of-the-box thinking to the test. With five bonus stages and a level editor, Color Instinct will keep you entertained and challenged for a good while.
Goat Guardian is a platform puzzle game that stars Steven and his pet goat, Steven Jr.! Steven Jr. likes to climb to dangerous places, so Steven has to run out and and rescue him. It's a well-made and attractive game with a good set of stages that are just the right balance of reflexes and puzzle solving.
Threes: The Demake is a clever simplification of Asher Vollmer and Greg Wohlwend's iOS puzzle game Threes!. Created by Benjamin Davis, this demake contains the basic tile sliding/combining mechanics found in its big brother. The board is filled with white, red and blue tiles. Tapping the [arrow] keys lets you slide everything in that direction, smashing red/blue tiles and identical white tiles together to increase their face value, marked by darker blocks at the top. The goal is to keep combining tiles to create as many massive numbers as possible!
Copy and paste your way to freedom in this unique puzzle game. After being abducted by aliens, use their own technology against them to copy any item and temporarily paste it elsewhere for your benefit. Outside the box thinking is a must if you're to get back to Earth!
If something is in your way, just change it! Nitrome puts a clever twist on the puzzle platform genre as you play a hero who can swap the properties of any two items. Turn dangerous spikes into soft clouds, or impassable bricks into collectible coins to boost your score!
Mummy Busters is a puzzle platformer by Dharmasta AW where you clear pyramids of all the somethings strange that are skulking its halls. Mummy Busters introduces elements at just the right pace to keep things entertaining, and even if a few levels are frustrating in the timing skills required, it'll keep you walking-like-an-Egyptian back to it.
Click and mouse to resolve beautiful scenes in a soothing, relaxing environment. This is ideal for a pleasant coffee break or just a peaceful moment away from everything. OFFS3T is a delightful interlude that reminds us that the pleasures in life are in the experience, rather than in the completion.
Celebrate the interval between Christmas and spring with The Holidays are Over, Tomatea's ode to that long, dark season. Entertaining whatever the time of year, The Holidays are Over is another exquisite escape from the fertile mind of Tomatea. Let's Celebrate!