TIS-100 is a difficult indie puzzle game from Zachtronics made with computer programmers in mind. The player will enter instructions in a low-level assembly language to produce programs that move numbers between registers in order to transform inputs into outputs, all in a retro ASCII atmosphere.
Emily has just moved into her very own house with her husband and daughter, but she managed to get on the bad side of a powerful neighbour. Now she has to struggle to find work, keep the house from being torn down and, as usual, help various townsfolk along the way. This is one charming, entertaining, fun-packed game you don't want to miss.
Light up the night! Help the shimmering nightflies spread their brilliance by leading them to the multicolored lanterns in each stage. Nightflies can only fly straight down, so make sure their path is clear by calling in their ladybug friends to haul out any obstructions. By putting their buggy brains together, they'll make this night the brightest yet!
- • Blue Reef Ember
- • Shoving
- • Milk For the Ugly
- • Clicker Adventurers
This week on your Link Dump Friday! A turn-based puzzle game about shoving before you get shoved, a creepy interactive tale about an old woman who isn't what she seems, a clicker game full of robots and upgrades, and a little fish out to save his reef from invading jellyfish!
Egypt got you down? Zombies trashing your tulips in the Wild West? We've got some help for you in our strategy guide for Plants vs Zombies 2, Popcap's popular free-to-play tower defense game for iOS and Android!
The Grim Reaper is a little lonely, and he's got a plan to literally MAKE friends by flooding the world and ferrying some cuddly animal souls right into his arms. In this ghoulish and clever indie puzzle game, also for iOS, guide sheep, wolves, and other critters onto rafts and out of harm's way... SOMEtimes.
What do you do if you're a frog who can't jump? Well, in this simple but satisfying retro puzzle platformer from Pixelulsar, you need to fall, climb, push, and unlock to make your way to the exit in each of the game's dozen levels.
One walking turret stands alone in this fast-paced, Unity-based arena shooter where waves of incoming robots that increasingly get bigger, meaner, and more numerous will keep you blasting away on your metallic toes!
Once again, seventy tiny monkey ninjas have gone missing, and it's up to you to track them down in this snowy landscape of a point-and-click puzzle adventure brought to you by monkey afficionados PencilKids!
- • Free the Cats
- • Shoe Repair
- • Girls Room Escape 10: False Eyelashes
This week on your roundup of free escape games! A makeup routine that's probably a lot more complicated than yours, some kittens yearning to break free, and a cobbler whose business could probably run a lot more smoothly without all these fancy locks and mechanisms.
Free with ads for Android and iOS, Beast Bound is a nostalgic, very quirky, and very funny RPG where you and your magical floating cat friend Cappi are struggling to make a living as beast hunters, until you stumble across a strange machine and realize something very weird is happening on your formerly peaceful little island.
Gibton brings all their blocks to the yard, and they're like, "our match-3 puzzles are super cute and pleasant and thus as good as yours," because they're not rude and combative. Match rows of blocks to clear the screen in as few moves as possible in this follow-up to the original!
On vacation in sunny Morocco, all Joeseph wants to do is visit the Marrakesh(ch?) Club, where he's assured he'll have the most fun of his trip. Too bad he has to figure out how to make the perfect cup of tea first in this short and silly point-and-click adventure from Carmel Games!
A crash awakes you in the dead of night, and when you go to investigate, you quickly discover something is very, very wrong, and you might not be alone in this short first unsettling installment for a new point-and-click adventure series from Alice is Dead co-creator Hyptosis.
The new cafe in town is a great place to go when you want a bite to eat, but you never expected to find so many of your friends from school working there! In this sweet and simple slice-of-life free indie visual novel, unlock and dine with various waitresses and get to know them better, from your bossy best childhood friend to the shy and painfully nervous daughter of the owner.
Want more destruction? Ask and ye shall receive, as WarSpark serves up another whopping 32 levels of physics puzzle destruction by tasking you to bring down themed castles from the past 2500 years!
This is not a game. You won't find yourself playing a cleverly done point and click puzzler that will leave you chuckling and wishing more games were as innovated as this game. But it's not, because There Is No Game. (Especially not one made for the Deception Jam by Kamizoto!)
A woman sits in front of a camera in a police station, interviewed seven different times about the disappearance of her husband. In front of you, you have access to the full archive of clips, searchable with keywords, and it's up to you to discover the whole truth in this inventive and engrossing indie interactive mystery narrative, also available on iOS!
Short and bittersweet, this escape game from no1game has you racing to stop a wedding... but will you pull it off? Hunt around to find your ten little green men and find out, but the outcome might not be what you were expecting!
- • Cat Petting Simulator 2014
- • Little Alchemy
- • Second Date
- • Lantern
This week on Link Dump Friday, a dark night and a woman whose path is lit by a lantern and regrets, a whole world waiting for you to unlock it one piece at a time, a date that's anything but a dream, and one of the most relaxing, pleasant simulations around.
Rusty Lake returns with another of their popular unsettling and surreal escape games, also free for iOS and Android. You find yourself in a box, surrounded by a strange mish-mash of items, and to get out, you'll need to solve a variety of puzzles that will force you to think outside the box.
The story line to AlPixel's free indie adventure game seems rather simple. You go out for a late night walk to help you sleep only to find yourself being sucked into an alien world. You need to solve puzzles to start the machine that pulled you out of your world. But as long as you're there you might as well explore a new culture, and learn a new language if you're up for the challenge.
- • My First Ring Bearer
- • Strange Cafeteria
- • KUMA1
This week on your Weekday Escape... a simple task for a wedding made complicated by some baffling clothing security measures, a cafeteria with no food but a confusing layout, and a teddy-bear that knows that clothes make the ursine.
Though on the short side, this puzzle platformer about a pair of heroes who need to work together to navigate areas and find treasure is cute and clever, if not exactly filled with variety, but be warned... it doesn't save your progress!
Deqaf Studio's wildly popular series about kittens taking on woodland foes while dressing up as characters from anime, video games, and more makes a comeback, but now that the gameplay has turned to be more button-mashy, defense-centric, some play find it too simple to get behind.
When a car overturns one rainy night after being accosted by a terrifying apparition, a young girl finds herself stranded in the middle of nowhere, and to find her way home she'll need to deal with hostile spirits and confounding puzzles in this action adventure also available for iOS and Android.
Clean up, and that's an order! In this cute (but messy) escape game from Detarame Factory, you're not going anywhere until this room stops looking like a war zone! Put things away, throw other things out, and, of course, solve puzzles until everything is spotless!
The world was being invaded for years by creatures from a far off land. These monstrosities grew in number, but yet the humans turned a blind eye to their existence. So a new hero arose to protect its homeland. This squirrel may be small and adorably fluffy, but it is our last hope, in this cute, action-packed platform shooter.
Shoot your way through the odd assortment of invaders in this exciting action game. Blast your way through enemies and collect coins to upgrade so you can blast through some more. Can the bear defend the Earth? It's up to you!
This newly opened local aquarium promises that there's a treasure waiting for anyone who can find all ten "green pieces" hidden throughout! Sounds like a job for an escape fan, wouldn't you say?
- • The One Fork Restaurant DX
- • Alone: Zombiewoods
- • Udom Nebdon
- • Overlod
This week on Link Dump Friday... an incremental idle game to help you live out your megalomaniacal fantasies, a restaurant with a serious silverware shortage, a dark temple where a mirror is your only weapon, and a forest that will test your ability to survive!
Hello, chiiiiiiiiiiilllllldren! Bethesda serves up a free simplified simulation for iOS (coming soon to Android) of their wildly popular Fallout game universe, where you are the Overseer charged with handling the running of an enormous Vault by ordering your Dwellers around and keeping them happy and healthy.
Short but oh so sweet, this little escape game by Inush has you working together with a pup simultaneously to solve puzzles in order to get outside! It's cute enough to give you cavities, AND it's got two endings!
After nearly three years, the next installment in the celebrated and fiendishly addictive tower defense series has arrived. Take on challenging maps using the powers of gems that can be enhanced and combined, with new mechanics like the Talisman and the Wizard Towers helping and hindering you along the way...
After a long day of slaving away in the mines, these gnomes just want to get back to their little homey cottages to rest their tired little bodies. This wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for the vile witch who twisted and falsified some of the paths. Help them find their way back home and keep the witch from having her way in this puzzle game also free for Android!
- • Fruit Kitchens Escape 22: Raspberry Red
- • RING
- • Ghastly Asylum
This week on Weekday Escape, a creepy asylum with what is likely more than its regulation amount of glowing purple orbs, an adorable gift hidden away by a shy boyfriend, and a kitchen that hides several sweet treats... if you can track them down!
Mary is stuck in endless loops of dreams where very little changes. But those small changes reveal much about her if she's willing to listen. And maybe she can find a way to wake up in this short but powerful free indie adventure game.
A short and somber point-and-click story, this game puts you in the role of an astronaut stranded in space, waiting out the years while he tries to plan his escape. Explore the station and collect memory fragments so you can finally work up the fortitude to do something about your predicament.
Though a little rocky with some pixel hunting, Vitamin Hana serves up a short but sneaky escape game where all you have are four walls, a little furniture, and some cryptic codes to crack if you ever want to find a way out.
Korski has one last trip to deliver the goods from his labor camp before he is free. But when his ship crashes Korski must venture back to his camp to try and find some help. Mystery abounds in this free indie point-and-click adventure
It's the Year of the Frog, free for iOS and Android by Nitrome, which means cute green amphibians are on the menu. But not this frog! He's more ninja than the ninjas in this exciting puzzle game. Kick your way past hundreds of ninjas with a swipe of your finger as you take revenge on your captors.
You're an AI trapped within a computerized obstacle course constructed by a malevolent programmer. This developer's meanest trick? You can only double jump within glowing spheres of light! Make it through the dangerous obstacle courses by moving from light ball to light ball, carefully spending your jumps and dodging all kinds of spikes!
A bullet train ride to a new temple strands you with a bunch of tourists and shops. Can you find the ten little green men you need to in order to escape from this snack-sized game by no1game?
- • Space Incident
- • Crossing Fury
- • The Yearning Tree
- • FingerBoy
This week on Link Dump Friday, a sketched puzzle game about a little boy looking for light, a spaceship where you're the AI trying to guide its crew, a relaxing and dreamy tree in the dark with tiny inhabitants, and the world's most dangerous crosswalk.
You wake with a headache, remembering only a smiling girl, but it quickly becomes apparent that something is seriously wrong in this freaky retro action adventure that's worth playing despite a lack of polish.
Pine Studios serves up a short and only slightly spooky escape, where you find yourself trapped with skeletons, an angry alligator, cryptic clues, and puzzles. Also free for iOS and Android!
An incremental strategy game that has you building oil rigs and research labs back home to better fund your little seafaring armada. Buy rig-workers and scientists to create cash and research points, then spend it all on scout ships and choppers with which to do battle. Just don't work everyone too hard!
Klei Entertainment serves up a stunning tactical strategy espionage stealth game! As the leader of an organization of some of the world's greatest spies, you find yourself blindsided when your headquarters is destroyed, and you have a limited amount of time to amass enough resources to strike back. With randomly generated missions, a highly customiseable difficulty, and clever, challenging gameplay, Invisible, Inc comes highly recommended.
When your instruments are stolen, you've got to become a wage slave like everyone else to earn cash for new ones... lucky for you this gourmet grilled cheese joint is hiring! Build and create food to customers' exacting orders, unlock secret recipes and daily species, decorate for holidays and much more in this fast-paced cooking simulation.
Short and creepy, this text-based puzzle game has you as a detective trying to crack a series of word puzzle codes in order to catch a killer who seems more content to toy with you than anything else.
Love shonen manga? Then this idle incremental game is for you! Train and unlock new abilities as you battle monsters and bosses across the globe, all with a single click of your mouse. With nods and references to iconic titles like Dragon Ball all over the place, fans of the genre will get a lot of mileage out of its simple gameplay.
- • Find The Escape-Men Part 154: Pic-iro Clover P
- • Through Time
- • The Princess Diaries 1
Princesses, girls locked in towers, and stage groups all make an appearance in this edition of Weekday Escape, brought to you by the combined talents of no1game, Flash512, and Get Lost Games!
Enjoy a high sea adventure in indie action adventure RPG Windward. Explore, conquer, plunder and more in this single or multi-player open-ended game. Complete tasks and hunt down pirates to increase your reputation as you level yourself up while running the pirates out of town.
Bart Bonte returns with another sweet installment of his popular, swanky physics puzzle series that's all about directing the flow of sugar to where you need it to go. With teleporters, gravity switches, colour gates and more, it's a lot trickier than it sounds, but still somehow perfect for relaxing with, give or take an exploding cup or two.
Also free for iOS and Android, in this latest dark and surreal escape game from Cube Escape: Seasons developers Rusty Lake, you find yourself in a small and lonely apartment full of unfinished paintings and some unexpected secrets...
Looking for a cute crustacean or three to brighten your day? This escape game from Sanpoman might be on the short side, but some satisfying puzzles make it a welcome treat no matter what sort of crab speaks to you.
Also available for iOS, in this adorable arcade game from Neutronized, you play a wizard who can only defend yourself with stunning magical blasts when you fall off a ledge, and are otherwise forced to run from the cute enemies in your path. Simple yet challenging classic gameplay and a beautiful pixel style makes this an authentic classic-feeling experience, with eighteen levels for your browser, and over sixty on the paid iOS version!
Addictive arcade action is back, as you match tiles while running through infinite dungeons and sailing across a bizarre sea! Earn and unlock monsters for your crew to provide bonuses, bring new characters aboard to upgrade your equipment, and much more in this great indie game for your computer, or iOS and Android!
Lost in a strange world, fate brings you to one very odd half-rabbit man. Offering to help you out, he sweeps you off your feet for a tour of this new land. But something is off about this overly friendly man, and what seems like a lovely romance blooming can actually be a pretty terrifying tale.
- • Naut
- • Overlooker
- • All The Way Down
A car ride on an alien world filled with storms and obstacles... a dark and abandoned building filled with Gameboy Color-themed survival horror... and a lost man in a village with a big secret he won't want to find out. All this in your Weekend Download!
From the creators of Regency Solitaire, this addictive casual match-3 indie game proves there's still life in the genre yet, as you match tiles across 100 "spoopy" levels filled with upgrades to earn, power ups to unlock, and more!
There's mystery afoot in this silly point-and-click adventure from Carmel Games! Most people insist they're innocent when thrown in jail, but when a man is murdered, Sherlock Holmes sets out to uncover the truth!
- • Antumbra
- • Drink Beer, Neglect Family
- • The Clockwork King
- • Skeletal Dance Simulator
Skeletons bop and dance about while defending their witchy leader, a dungeon full of death and jumpscares awaits, a mechanical madman has kidnapped your lost love, and a pint or twenty are waiting for you along with a lot of guilt in this week's Link Dump Friday.
How far would you go for a friend? Would you brave fire? Moving platforms? Fans? Giant beasts? Would you rewind time itself? This simple yet intriguing little puzzle platformer will have you raiding dangerous caves for an artifact, then trying to keep up with YOURSELF on the way back out!
You meant to meet your boyfriend at the radio station, but somehow you've gotten yourself lost and somehow locked yourself in this studio... It's Aries Escape: Episode No. 16! A charming experience for both new and experienced genre fans, it'll definitely make you want to stay tuned to further works from the author.
Out of all the Snake spin offs, Snake Rewind is not just another copy. How so? Well all credit to the game goes to Rumilus Design and Taneli Armanto. Yes, that's the Taneli Armanto, the original creator of Snake for the Nokia phones. He has once again graced us with a free snake game for the iPhone and Android.
In this free indie point-and-click adventure, your life is filled with beer, drugs, and sex. The only thing missing is rock and roll... oh and that large sum of money you owe Fat Tony. It's never a good thing to owe Fat Tony ,because he always makes sure you pay him, one way or another.
- • Girls Room No.09: Eyelash Curler
- • Find the Escape-Men 153: Sushi Go Round
- • Free the Dogs
FunkyLand, No1Game, and Vitamin Hana come at you with whimsy, sushi and smiles for this week's exciting episode of Weekday Escape, where you can lavishly feast on another free escape game bundle and share in the fun.
Fancy yourself a good skier? Fancy yourself a yeti chaser? Experience both in this fun action mobile game. Meet a cast of quirky characters as you ski the toughest slalom courses on the mountain, all while searching for the elusive beast.
These young developers are making waves, and Apple's App Store 20 Under 20 promotion has highlighted 20 apps and games made by talented folk all under the tender age of 20... and Impossible Rush made the cut!
2010's hit addictive RPG roguelike is back and bigger than ever! Descend into an enormous dungeon filled with treasure that gets deadlier as you go... but who put it there, and why? With a robust crafting system and simple to pick up gameplay, The Enchanted Cave 2 will keep you happily grinding for quite some time.
Once again your mini monkeys have gotten themselves lost... only this time there's a whopping seventy of them to track down in this latest cute point-and-click game from Pencil Kids, and they're all dressed like ninjas!
It's the day you've been waiting for!... except you can't find the ticket to go to the concert, and your cat is decidedly not helping! You'll need to solve puzzles to find it in this cute escape from CHOKO-CHAI, or you're not going anywhere!
- • The Empty Inn
- • Hot Date
- • Jenny LeClue - Playable Teaser
A girl detective with a formidable set of lockpicks. A pink pug with a bad attitude and seemingly impossibly high standards. And an inn in the dead of night with only your lantern to light the way. These are the free indie games of your Weekend Download!
Also available for iOS and Android, this indie strategy game makes roguelikes adorable by sprinkling in some sassy Finnish mythology. Captured by the totally wicked dark lord Sproggi to heal the land and rebuild a village, you'll need to unlock and harness the unique abilities of each character class and memorize the behaviours of monsters as you deal with a cantankerous goat woman, sneaking sentient shrooms, and more.
Sushi Cat loves sushi! If he can get to the moon, he gets a lot of sushi! So how does he get to the moon? A Sushi Catapult, of course! A bright and colorful action-launch game from Jay Armstrong and Jimp, Sushi Catapult is a visually bring and aurally cheery ray of sunshine in a series that has delivered many before, even if its many moving parts may be taxing on your browser.
- • Sheepwalk!
- • Vilmonic
- • My Garbage Cat Wakes Me Up At 3AM Every Day
- • SimProphet
This week's Link Dump Friday has a particularly random assortment of games... an arcade title where you need to keep some (dumb) sheep safe, a game about being a cat at three in the morning, an in-development simulation about harvesting and rebuilding the earth, and a chat with a shepherd where you try to convince him to convert!
Magic is real, but not everyone is happy about it, and your life as a normal teen takes a turn for the strange when you discover you're a witch, too. In addition to dealing with the shocking attitude of your parents and the general populace, you also may just have gotten embroiled in a seriously dangerous magical mystery in this Twine based adventure... whether you're ready for it or not.
In this second half of the popular creepy indie point-and-click adventure series, Selina finds herself in a nightmare as she tries to work through what happened to her in the previous game. Can she overcome her fear and anger so she can release herself from this terrible dream?
Neutral brings out the big guns by delivering an escape game that's meatier and more complex than anything they've put out in recent years. With puzzles, clues, and items galore, it's a satisfyingly challenge experience that's a lot bigger than you might think...
It's time to prove your Tetris prowess. In this block placing puzzle game with three different modes, fit shapes together on the grid. When you fill a line or column, it disappears. How long can you survive before you run out of room?
Blob's ship is powered by stars, so you'll need to explore an alien plant filled with guillotines, bouncy mushrooms, heavy traffic, and much more if you want to find all 100 stars on each level and help Blob blast off!
- • Find the Escape-Men Part 152: Pet Shop
- • Fruit Kitchens No.21: Chocolate Vine Violet
- • Azil's Garden
Welcome back, dear reader, to another enthralling and witty installment of Weekday Escape. When we last left off, we were playing some escape games and, well, since that went over rather nicely, it seemed a good idea to do the same thing again this week. Just for a little extra variety, though, here are three new games from No1Game, FunkyLand and Primera. Have fun, stay safe, and be kind to animals.
You're a miner in a box, platforming your way across each flat surface in pursuit of tiny treasure. Use the arrow keys to move and press A to push at the edge of your box, tilting the whole 3D structure over and rearranging the level! An addictive new puzzle platforming experience.
Selina has taken the plunge. She's moved from her home and into a unknown city to further her art degree by studying under the famous Albert S. Seligmann. The only problem is Professor Seligmann is a pretentious jerk and Selina must give it her all to prove she is worthy of his teachings. Help Selina find the knowledge and education to better her artwork and attempt to gain Professor Seligmann's approval. But the longer Selina tries to more she begins to doubt the ability of this high and mighty Artmaster in this free indie adventure.
At prestigious all girls school St Claudine's, reputation is everything, and the school's, and yours, are on the line! As head of student council, you and your minions must investigate and solve all the randomly generated cases before the school's reputation is harmed, and without losing karma. The potential for close friendships or even romance with some of your allies exists as the weeks go on, but with one of them a traitor trying to bring you down, who can you trust in this intriguing blend of indie strategy and all-girl otome visual novel?
What do you do when you're a lazy ninja, there are bad guys who need pummeling, and your only ability is to shift back and forth between a square and a circle? Why, you use dynamite, plungers, and more to get you where you need to be in this silly physics puzzle game!
You're trapped in a room, as usual, but with Yonashi on the case, this escape game delivers some delightfully silly surprises thanks to its goofy theme despite some potentially unintuitive design here and there.
This action platform game created for Ludum Dare and still being developed has you running and jumping your way to freedom while also bending the laws of physics to make bullets do your bidding. Move with the [WASD] keys and use the mouse to slow down time, allowing you to highlight bullets and alter their trajectories to destroy enemy turrets or solve puzzles
Toffee Games is back for more with a new installment in their wildly popular zombie action series! Once again, you're trying to upgrade your vehicle and drive across the country to reach evacuation... sure is a shame about all these explosions, zombies, and destructible items in your way.
In a candy kingdom far away, three very different girls each discover a magical trinket that grants them mystical abilities. Nessie the Vanilla, Cassie the Chocolate, and Sam the Strawberry seek their destinies and true loves in this sugary-sweet episodic, free browser-based visual novel series about magic, romance, and one really, really delicious-looking sweets-themed world.
- • 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.
In this retro style cyberpunk indie point-and-click adventure game, you are thrust into the futuristic city of Newton. Two agents of the city are looking into the case of a serial mindjacker, able to hack people's brains and leave them dead. As they investigate, they learn there's way more to the story than meets the eye. Can you unravel the mysterious conspiracies?
A deliriously funny and challenging action platform game. Use the [arrows] or [WASD] keys to run and jump through an increasingly challenging room full of bombs, lasers, spikes, and a daft robot overlord bent on watching you fail. Don't give up!
This point-and-click adventure has you playing as a dour-faced special agent tasked with extracting an undesirable from the local slums. It's up to you to explore this richly detailed dystopian world, one mouse-based interaction at a time.
- • 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.
When a mansions shows up out of nowhere on Anne's front lawn one night, she can't help but investigate... and then finds herself trapped inside thanks to a curse! With 144 levels of puzzles to solve around the game's core sliding room mechanic and other tricks to master along the way, this is a lovely, whimsical, spooky-sweet indie adventure that's a welcome comfort to just about anyone.
Luke's been duped! Unless he can figure out a way out of it, he's getting married tomorrow to a murderous gold-digger and her crackpot kid in this kooky musical point-and-click adventure from Carmel Games.
When your sister, Bubble, falls ill it is up to you to go seek out the only cure that is lost in a deep mine. With your trusty slingshot and mysterious glowing spectrite stones you'll have to venture into the depths to find the cure in this puzzle platformer originally made for StencylJam2015.
Serafina's spent her entire life isolated in the jungle with only her father for company, but when he's kidnapped and she sets out to rescue him, she discovers more than she ever thought possible about the world and people outside, and herself, in this pay-what-you-want (including free!) indie otome visual novel, also available for Android.