- • Escape 1 Kotori
- • Find the Escape-Men Part 162: Eel 4
- • Free the Birds 2
This week on your Weekday Escape! Newcomer Rukonohako only has one wall for you to solve, but it's packed to the gills (feathers?) with things to solve. Vitamin Hana has the worst luck keeping track of their birds. And no1game wants to take you on a private dining experience where all the lights are out and little green men watch you surreptitiously from their hiding places.
Script Welder hands you a shovel and tells you to get to work, and you in turn hand that shovel off to your team and make THEM do it in this simple but clever simulation/puzzle where you have 14 days to explore, excavate, and catalog a sprawling dig site with your team.
You blacked out while hiking and woke up in a lab-slash-prison of some sort, and those men guarding the exit probably won't let you by peacefully. As the introductions of Gatamari escapes go, this isn't one of the more elaborate ones, but it certainly serves the purpose of setting up Gatamari Escape 25. Where are you? How will you escape? And just what interest did these men have in you, anyhow?
There's a frail and senile old man, they say, who lives alone on the edge of town and pays for his groceries with gold dubloons... the perfect mark for a trio of goons in this short but supremely creepy freeware indie point-and-click adventure based on the original tale by Lovecraft.
booblyc's popular tower defense series is back for more, as once again you find yourself defending your magical protons from the invading forces of an evil being. Place and upgrade defender towers with different abilities, while dealing with waves of baddies who want to carry your treasure away!
Fill out and mail form letters quickly and accurately in Lucas Pope's time management simulation to gain clients and become the world's premiere provider of heaps of unwanted junk mail select mass-marketing mail services, all made in just three days for Ludum Dare!
Proton Studios serves up a simple but addictive mash-up of shooter and incremental idle game, as you take up your pistol and purchase automated, upgradeable weaponry to shoot your way through stationary red cubes in levels packed with achievements, power-ups and more. Also free for iOS and Android, as well as Steam!
Oni Yu is on a mission in this cute retro puzzle platformer made in just three days. He's got to terrify the locals to make everything ready for his (long forgotten) dark lord. He can possess objects to scare people, but some characters have special abilities, and Oni Yu isn't invincible!
- • The Senses Escape
- • Five Flowers
- • Find the Escape-Men 161: Hyperbaric Chamber
This week on your one and only Weekday Escape! Primera picks a pack of pretty pansies, and then locks you up with them. no1games goes all high-tech with a hyperbaric chamber. And Esklavos? Pretty as a picture... as usual!
A fast-paced reflex game-meets-typing tutor that has you playing as the fastest typist in the west. Simply type the name of each bandit as they come charging towards you to blast them away. Fast fingers are a must in the old west. Don't forget to reload!
A mind-bending puzzle platform game where you can pass through walls, causing the level to tilt on its side and reshuffle. Use the arrow keys to move and jump. If you get stuck, simply ram your face into a convenient wall and watch new opportunities appear.
The vikings have all been rescued, but that doesn't mean they're going to laze around. In this sequel to Deqaf Studios' popular action/strategy game, sail around the ocean conquering islands and hunting for treasure, though the way enemies are depicted may raise an eyebrow.
Got a few minutes to spare? Take the time to help Katja escape! She ignored every piece of pop culture history ever, and now she's trapped in the very ancient tomb she wanted to explore in this short game from Carmel Games!
Henryetta's got goals, and Henry is going to help her reach them in this short, cute puzzle platformer. Henry can turn himself into a step or explode to help Henryetta fly to where she needs to, though some fiddly, slippery controls make things a little awkward in places.
Your old bones aren't just going to lie there forever, even if you DID die trying to defeat a wicked sorceror. In Iconic Games' action-RPG dungeon crawler, you're a reanimated hero trying to rid the land of evil one last time, with randomly generated dungeons, tons of loot, upgrades, spells, and bosses.
You can't keep a good plumber down... which is bad for you when you're the villain of this fast-paced puzzle platformer! Figure out how to use the abilities of each enemy to take out the hero before he reaches the exit and saves the princess!
How much destruction can you cause as you pilot a massive shark down through Los Angeles? Leap out of water to chomp swimmers, boats, hang-gliders and much more, while racking up combos and achievements in this short and simple but chaotic arcade game.
The princess has been turned into a frog, and only the prince can save her with a magic potion! Too bad he's only motivated by cake, and he has not only a rival to contend with, but spikes, switches, and more are in his way in this cute HTML5 puzzle game.
PencilKids' monkeys are sad again, and in this point-and-click puzzle game, the only thing that'll make them happy is summoning a samurai... oh, and, you know, finding all 70 tiny mini-monkeys masquerading as ninjas hiding absolutely everywhere throughout the countryside, too!
In this fantastically retro explorer platform you play as our pink haired hero who was drawn to this strange cavern filled with spikes and mystery. Search for a way to activate the statues and discover the drive that pulls you ever forward in this gem by Sophie Houlden.
- • BLAST! The Wall
- • Escape Plan: Police Station
- • The Microcosm Escape
This week on your Weekday Escape! A terrifying world where the police are out to arrest unlawful nappers! A developer who's had it with you escaping their games and wants you to bust your way out this time! And a relaxing game of the birds and the bees... no, not that kind, weirdo.
If you're a brightly coloured seal, the only thing that'll turn your frown upside-down is to be made gray by being matched up with some identically coloured ice. In this HTML5 physics puzzle game, things get tricky as you slice through scenery to reunite the seals with the ice to turn them back to normal.
Soothing, introspective piano music... lovely pastel aesthetic... "I have no clue how to solve this"? Oh yeah, it's gotta be a TomaTea escape, and a wide variety of clever puzzles, not to mention a little painting, await you within!
A charming little physics action game that has you controlling a little boy floating through his own dreams in a bubble. Use the [WASD] or [arrow] keys to avoid walls, spikes, and lasers, and to get your little trooper to the gate that will take him further into his own bed time story.
A simple but fast-paced defense game, Invasion has you select your army from the available units, and then drag and drop them around the field to deal with incoming enemy soldiers. Though it starts off easy, things get frantic in a hurry!
Intrepid reporter Crystal is in the alps, trying to hunt down a strange and reclusive creature, but with the amount of obstacles in her way and the oddball way she solves them, that's easier said than done in this short point-and-click adventure from Carmel Games.
Ready for another beautiful, bright escape from Funkyland? This time if you want to leave this green-y picture of '60s domestic bliss, you'll need to find seven green melons hidden throughout the room, some of which are behind puzzles and locks.
When you're a bug, there's not a whole lot you can do when you're trapped, right? Wrong! Leap your way to freedom while avoiding hazards and nabbing stars in this familiar but highlight polished little bit of physics puzzle action.
Yonashi serves up an escape set in a cozy but bustling little kitchen, where puzzles and yet more puzzles abound. While some solutions may be a little convoluted, on the whole, the satisfyingly smart and creatively cute design makes Kitchen in Summer an easy recommendation.
Creepy, subtle, and unfortunately very, very slow, this text-based horror game about waking up from a strange nightmare only to find your house pervaded with a disorienting sense of wrongness was created in just a month, and is an intriguing example of experimental storytelling.
Where has all the olive oil gone? It's not just Italian chefs asking--in the world of Histria, olive oil is a magically powerful substance. Join Silvian, a wayward adventurer with a magic crystal, as he dodges bandits and hunts down these mystical fruits in this hand-drawn point-and-click adventure game that blends aspects of comics, fantasy novels, and good ol' fashioned puzzle-solving.
One pup stands alone against a totally terrifying alien invasion in this simple but fun classic platformer. Use the power of your barks to destroy alien baddies as you hop through levels, collecting bones and other tokens.
- • Girls Room No. 12: Hair Brush
- • Find the Five Airplanes
- • The Postal Machine
This week on your Weekday Escape! An escape from a second-time creator that starts off simple and gets more elaborate and mysterious as you progress. A room filled with frills, happy music, and hairbrushes. And a bunch of airplanes locked away behind puzzles and codes!
If you've ever daydreamed about taking the sort of vacation that involves solving puzzles and playing escape games all day long, Tesshi-e has you covered with a trip to their "Escape Hotel", where wonderful things await those who can find all the Happy Coins... if the oh-so-cozy atmosphere doesn't make you want to sleep the days away and never leave!
Ayo sets out to retrieve a magic stone in this kid-centric physics-based platform game, where you'll swap gravity, leap on swings, make bridges with blocks and more to escape all manner of baddies who want to get Ayo down.
Grow your army, one click at a time, in this incremental idle game from Deqaf Studio. Though perhaps a little too simple for some, a great visual style and casual pick-up-and-dominate gameplay may make it a good choice to fill your spare time.
Life is tough in "The Womb", where every move you do is being watched by the unseen. And when all you can do in the beginning is switch gravity things are going to get rough because nothing is held back in this macabre, challenging action/puzzle platformer.
The earth's got a bomb inside of it! If that sounds strange to you, well, obviously what you didn't know is that the earth is also comprised of elaborate puzzle codes you need to decipher in order to unlock different layers and dive deeper into it... naturally! The beloved point-and-click puzzle Dismantlement series makes a return, where you'll need perspective to solve its mysteries.
Four tyrannical overlords have taken over the four tastiest soups at the dinner buffet! As one brave, cigar-chomping Rambo rubber ducky, kick 'em out and make the soup safe once again in this arcade action shooter! Take out waves of prawns, cheese, and croutons with you guns, mines, and magnets, and be sure to rescue your fellow duckies in the process! You'll automatically shoot at anything that draws near, so focus on avoiding damage so you can win the day!
As a curious blind kitten in search of your friend, you must travel across town and use your senses and sound to reveal obstacles and make your way around, in this simple but gorgeous little experimental platformer made in just 72 hours.
- • DIY
- • Mango Jam
- • Lunar Escape
This week on your Weekday Escape! A tasty treat that will only open the way to freedom for you after you've brewed some up. Some household repairs (and a whole lot of codes) stand between you and the way out. And a whopping 30 levels of increasingly tricky doors are in front of you on board a space station.
It's a beautiful day outside, but you're stuck in a work room, and even once you manage to unlock the door, that isn't the end of things in this gorgeous escape game from Pine Studio that's also free for Android and iOS!
Working at the public pool during the hottest time of the year, you're used to all sorts of strange sights and trouble-makers, and to make it through the day, you'll need to find ten little green men while you solve puzzles in this silly no1game title.
Called in to investigate a murder of a very familiar looking young woman, a hunt for evidence in a strange house leads you on an unexpected and surreal adventure in this next big installment of Rusty Lake's wildly popular point-and-click series, also free for Android and iOS!
Your monkeys are in a rut once more, and it's up to you to solve 27 increasingly weird puzzles to turn their frowns upside down in this latest installment of the popular kid-friendly Monkey GO Happy games from PencilKids!
Elio Landa returns with another simple but beautifully designed little puzzle game. Enjoy zen-like atmosphere and carefully crafted levels as you slide blocks around with a limited number of moves to cover all glowing spots on the field.
Why you'd possibly want to escape from this sunny, relaxing room set up by Ichima is beyond me, but finding your way out is perfectly pleasant thanks to tidy design and some crafty, clever puzzles that don't overstay their welcome.
Duke Dashington is a gentlemanly explorer in need of some treasure in this fast-paced game of reflexes, also available on iOS and Android. Dash your way through each collapsing temple to collect the treasure, but be warned: when you launch Duke in any direction, he won't stop until he hits something. Spikes, lava, water flows and more bar your way towards treasure and glory. Get dashing!
- • Chicks Hide and Seek Escape 23
- • Find the Five Bears!
- • Escape from the Strange Dining Room 2
This week on your Weekday Escape... Yuuri returns with fluffy baby chicks hidden all over a tranquil park, Hottategoya locks you up in a dining room with puzzles rather than food, and Vitamin Hana takes teddy bear security VERY seriously.
Part machine, part matchmaker, all heart! Use your cartoonishly robotic limbs to bring hearts - and love! - together in this surreal analogue phuzzle equivalent of Tindr. Go, go gadget cupid!
When the evil Goblin Lord's garden fails this veggie nut sends his minions to steals his neighbors harvest. But this little rabbit isn't going to let his hard work go with out a fight in this defense/shooter hybrid packed with upgrades.
In Broken Pixel's stylish, tongue-in-cheek, old-timey projectile puzzler, you're a most vile criminal indeed, whose deadly eye and deadlier pistol can take down men, women, and children alike with only a few shots... provided you know where to place them!
Newton isn't your average mall cop, he's a SPACE mall cop, and this isn't your average day. Criminals have invaded and shut off the gravity, so you'll need to use your gun to propel yourself around randomly shuffled levels to save shoppers, blast baddies, and more.
Need a sunny way to escape from your day for a few minutes? Funkyland's light and perky game is definitely of the short and sweet variety as you hunt for seven papayas before you're allowed to leave this wonderfully kitschy kitchen.
Waking up with a pounding headache stinks. Waking up with a pounding headache in a starship's airlock and discovering everyone else is dead? You must be in one of ScriptWelder's fantastically creepy anti-escape games! Investigate the ship and discover the truth, but you're working on borrowed time, and you may not be alone.
JoyBits' newest incarnation of their mobile spin on the Doodle God element-creating puzzle game series comes to your browser, with flashier visuals and quests, though some frustrating ads and a slew of (optional) in-game purchases may not win everyone over.
Get yourself into a bit of a sticky situation with a sliding block game all about sticking other blocks to yourself! As a smiling, orange block, slide around the playing field. Any other orange blocks you touch will stick to you and become part of your body. But if you get too big, you might have to rely on spikes and bombs to carve yourself down to size! Become the right shape to fit on top of the red-and-yellow goal!
Buddies Monsto and Bouncy love being together, so when they get separated when Bouncy chases after stars, you'll need to manipulate your environment to bring them back together in this simple yet bright and cheery, kid-friendly physics puzzle game from Crayon Hero.
Think you have problems? If Andrew doesn't come up with five grand, not only will his inn be shut down forever, but he'll be thrown into a volcano, in this strange and silly point-and-click puzzle adventure from Carmel Games.
- • Art Walls Escape 3
- • Vampire Escape 3
- • Strange Slime Escape
This week on your Weekday Escape! A succession of locked doors that get more complex (and weird!) as you go, a realm full of the least threatening vampires ever, and an escape with a whopping ten endings and a whole lot of goop.
Though there may not be reason to leave such a peaceful serene atmosphere this train designed by TomaTea provides us with a clever and fun way to depart. Another escape charming game filled with puzzles and laced with soothing music.
You're guilty. They know you are, and nothing you can say will change their mind. The only question is how long you can hold out without contradicting yourself or dawdling in this fast-paced game of interrogation after a catastrophic event. The only question is... what are you guilty of?
Gyms are great places to be (unless there's a tabata drill in your future and a manic gleam in your trainer's eye), but in this escape game in the popular Aries Escape series, if you ever want to find a way out, you'll have to exercise your brain by solving a whole lot of puzzles and codes!
In this cute online visual novel puzzle game, you're just your average, mildly psychic high school student, and your friends have a whole bunch of problems they need you to solve, but you only have a lunch hour to do it. Can you get everything done when everyone keeps moving around as time passes?
Can you imagine what your life would have been like if your Uncle was Doc Brown? All the crazy adventures you would have gone on? Well our protagonist in free indie point-and-click adventure Once Upon A Timeline can as his aunt is working on a time machine. He soon finds out it's not all fun and games, though there is a great deal less worrying about destroying the timeline. He and his Aunt are pretty lax about that.
- • Hero Simulator
- • The Utilizer
- • Joralemon
- • It Needs Care
This week on Link Dump Friday, an idle game where you have to take over your father's old job, a squishy new toy that's entirely dependent on you for survival, a strange combination of match-3 and shooting to fend off an alien invasion, and a chat with a friend who's into urban exploration that goes horribly wrong.
You're grounded, and when you're a child genius, being stuck in your room is the most boring thing you can imagine... until you get a visit from your future self, telling you that only you can save the city if you can cobble together a device from things laying around your room in this fun point-and-click puzzle game!
Also free in HD download for PC and Mac, Mateusz Skutnik takes us on another lovely rustic stroll in this hidden-object game where ten little gnomes are cunningly hidden throughout the calm black-and white streets, with no timer to get in the way.
Carmel Games' Crazy Dad is back, and he's got a bee in his bonnet again... but for good reason! He's just gotten a bill from city hall for the payphone outside his house, and wouldn't you know it? Setting things straight isn't simple in this quirky point-and-click game.
- • Don't Free the 4 Lizards
- • Girls Room No.11: Lip Gloss
- • Find the Escape-Men 159: Beach House
This week's Weekday Escape has it all! A puffy pink parlor packed with pouty lip paint to ensure you're ready for a night out, a seaside locale where ten little green men will serve you up some frozen treats (if you can find them!), and a hunt for mankind's deadliest predator... the tiny green lizard. Aieeee!
The door is locked, and the room seems nearly bare, but is it as colourless as it seems? Yonashi serves up another sneaky, fun escape that won't last long, but will still require you to look at things differently.
What's in the box? While there are many different references I could tie that line to, what matters about this particular white box is that it's the centerpiece of Tsuregemu 6, the newest escaper from Paradise Kung Fu. The goal's the same: point and click your way around the box, click the navigation arrows when they appear to change what you're looking at, use and examine inventory items, and eventually unlock the box's final secret: your key to freedom. However, this box is a huge step up in depth from its predecessor, with many more puzzles and secrets hidden inside it than originally meets the eye.
Lost on a foreign planet it doesn't seem like you have much choice but to survive by gathering food by hand. This is a very slow way to do so, so soon you plant a trap to try and gain something yummy to eat. Instead of finding some fluffy and delicious beast you find an odd looking imp like creature who then follows your every command. You decided to lovingly call it a Trimp and when you catch another and another you realize you could have a small army. So why not make one and try to conquer the world in this idle incremental game?
To win this sleek little puzzle game, just match the grid up top to the one on the bottom by linking and adjusting the values of different cells. It sounds easy, but with limited moves, it's trickier than you think. Also free for Android!
After losing his Wife to illness the Huntsman's daughter has gone off into the forbidden woods filled with tricksters as well as The Hollow Queen. Now the Huntsman must venture in himself and face the unknown to find what took his daughter in this free indie visual novel.
What do you do when your best bot buddy is bot-napped and you're programmed to explode if you break even a single rule? You proceed very carefully in this quirky puzzle platformer from Arctic Arcade!
- • Hatfall
- • Arrow Hero
- • Annie96 is Typing
- • Goblin Song
This week on Link Dump Friday, a young man who finds himself lost in the wood without memories, a ton of hats and a sassy sense of humour to keep you moving, a late night chat session that turns terrifying, and a simple game that turns simply frantic.
Qiabo's dinosaur eggs are determined to stick around, and in this installment of their popular physics puzzle series, they're busting up all the bird eggs they find to make sure they stay top dog! Use natural disasters to clear out all the dino eggs in each level, but make sure no bird eggs get broken!
The surly marksman just wants to be left alone, but he's going to save the world whether he likes it or not in this adorable and action-packed shooter-based spin on the popular Sentry Knight series of games, filled with quests, upgrades, and more!
- • Fruit Kitchens No. 23: Watermelon Green
- • Diamond Penthouse Escape
- • Magician's Escape
This week on your Weekday Escape! A pocketful of diamonds in a swanky penthouse loft, a magician's trick that goes awry to the surprise of its startled volunteer (you!), and a peppy, perky kitchen filled with watermelon... if you can find them!
To win this stylish, minimalistic puzzle game from GooDMage, all you need to do is light up all the targets to green, though with different gates with their own restrictive rules, diodes, and more, that's easier said than done!
In this seven part free online episodic visual novel series, teenager Isis Black's first job at a local cafe takes a bizarre twist, and suddenly she discovers a dark world of secrets, danger... and maybe romance? Keep your passwords from each chapter to unlock your progress in the next, with good and bad endings for the three male leads!
On's beloved GROW games come to Android for free, with iOS and PC on the way, in this adorable game where the order in which you play the panels you're given influences the growth and layout of the park. The twist? With 150 characters to uncover and unlock with various solutions, the "right" answer isn't the only one!
You've decided to try out the new sushi joint in this cute, short escape game from no1game, but before you can leave, you're going to have to find ten little green men... and fill yourself to bursting, too!
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!
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.
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.
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!)
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.
- • 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!