On the Edge of Earth: 5000 is a sci-fi adventure game by Roope Tamminen, originally developed for the Ludum Dare 48 game jam under the theme of "Connected Worlds". In it, you play as an astronaut attempting to terraform a world, using a whole bunch of sciencey stuff he doesn't quite remember how to use. While enjoyment will on the player's tolerance for tinkering, On the Edge of Earth: 5000 is a charming experience that rewards experimentation.
Tongue firmly planted in cheek and, um, assets spilling out all over the place, this dungeoncrawling RPG translated by vgperson and created by Tachi follows Ralph, a hero busted back down to level one, as he summons powerful female companions to help defeat the Dark Lord.
While browsing a new display at the fine arts museum one day, you wind up trapped inside a strange exhibition. The artwork here is quite puzzling—literally. To escape these rooms, to even find the door, you need to collect clues and useful items, then use them to solve a series of puzzles.
There are eleven buttons you need to find and click in order to escape from this challenge by Tototo Room, but first you need to get in touch with nature to solve the puzzles in your way...
What do you do with an action-adventure pirate game sequel? Well, if it's Labu Games' Pirateers 2, you should play it, whether it's ear-ly in the morning or not! An upgraded sequel that improves on the original in every area, Pirateers 2 is a rollicking sea excursion, only slightly marred by unsubtle developer funding requests.
Those kids. There's just never enough attention, positive, negative or whatnot, to please them. Quality time is perhaps overrated, at least as far as monster dad is concerned. He only wants to sleep. Which just means more fun for Junior and Jenny as they find ways to wake him from his nap in yet another installment of Alma Games' nap-busting physics puzzle. 36 more levels, including bonus levels plus plenty of achievements, are just the right level of chill and thinky to keep you alert and engaged throughout.
An army of elves stormed a deep and deadly labyrinth, and now you're the only soldier left alive. In this action-adventure RPG, infused with a touch of roguelike, you must brave dangerous monsters, avoid fearsome traps, and find your way to the exit! Forge powerful equipment, master mighty arcane magics, and learn and exploit your enemy's weaknesses to survive the dungeon!
Mori Room's coyly playful design makes up for those unintuitive moments in which you might ponder over strange item uses here. But that's all part of the charming whimsy we've come to know Yonashi for. This time around a chameleon and other friends, both animal and inanimate, will guide you through puzzle-solving until you make your way out for an awesome escape.
Crazy Dad (yes, that's his real name) hates that his kids are blowing all his money on the local candy shop... so naturally you'll have to help him ruin the shop's business by implying it's run by aliens in this ridiculous point-and-click adventure from Carmel Games!
An adorable platform game with a gravity-bending mechanic at its core. You play as a diminutive green climber navigating traps and collecting balls of light in a forest where physics don't exactly apply.
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!
In the desert land of Ecta, cities are wasting away for the want of water. Only the Walrus King controls the water and that selfish jerk is refusing to give any out. Escape his dungeon as Dame Celeste, slip past guards, collect water and outfits and hopefully stop the Walrus King in his selfish ways.
In this action platformer by mrDN, unlock and upgrade your ninja abilities as you battle your way across a dangerous land filled with carnivorous plants and more!
It might be billed as a five minute escape, but depending on how easily you find and decipher clues in TomaTea's latest lovely trap, that might not be so true! Regardless of how long it takes you, this one is every bit as clever and satisfying as you'd hope.
Plexus revisits a classic nursery rhyme with their latest jigsaw puzzle, as you swap and rotate pieces to assemble the scene, but with the edges of each piece anything but obviously defined, you'll find this one is as sneaky as the rest.
Plunge down into the sewers for platforming fun with a plumbing protagonist (though maybe not that Italian one you've heard so much about). This hero carries a tank of pressurized water on his back, and it lets him run, jump, and even fly! Aim the nozzle and fire streams of water to move in the opposite direction. Master this unusual form of locomotion, and survive the sewers!
A little city-building simulation with your incremental gaming? Build a 3D village from the ground up, from potatoes to rugmaking to jewelry in this new offering from Supercluster. All this and more, from a title still very actively being developed, has put Idle Village firmly on the map.
Alexia Crow, protagonist of QuestTracers' series of point-and-click adventures makes a choice and becomes a hero in Alexia Crow: The Pandora's Box. This concluding chapter of the trilogy contains many of the positives and the negatives of previous installments: gorgeous art and interesting puzzles marred by a clunky interface. But fans of the series should definitely be glad to see how this story ends.
Short, sweet, and perhaps a bit too simple, this latest installment of Funkland's escape series traps you in a very frilly parlor indeed, and you'll need to find items with lizards on them before you can get out.
Mateusz Skutnik takes his popular point-and-click puzzle series to the streets of Venice, where crisp photography enlivens the beautiful black-and-white locale as you scour every inch to find ten gnomes before your ten minutes are up.
Your human minions have failed you! Time to turn to the undead to gather up your needed sacrificial cows. Keep your minions on their toes as they dodge around the enemies to capture the poor bovine.
Free for iOS and Android, Rovio's latest installment in their popular physics puzzle franchise stars pink birdie Stella, as she sets out to retrieve a map stolen by a band of evil piggies and their mysterious, feathered queen. Gorgeous artwork and crafty levels await, but so does an obnoxious inter-level ad system.
Purge a planet of demons in this simple yet lovely sliding puzzle game, as you control two spirits who move at the same time and must collect sparks to banish evil without destroying themselves in the process!
Take up the mantle of a gun-toting swordsman bunny rabbit in the Binding of Issac inspired roguelike, Demons Down Under! With eight unique weapons, upgrades galore, and a whole slew of demonic enemies to take down, this game will keep your paws on the keyboard and your whiskers at attention for a while!
Fix the Sun is a puzzle platfomer by DB based around a unique gameplay mechanism that will have you flitting and flipping a ray of light all over the place. Very much reflex-based, with a number of levels that will take a half dozen deaths to get through, it's not a game for the easily frustrated. But those who press on will find it very rewarding.
- • 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.
Chain-reaction action gets oh-so-adowwable in this simple-yet-sweet arcade game. You have one click with which to explode as many of the cute, boxlike Chisai as possible. Luckily, they have a whole range of crazy abilities to help you along! Launch spikes, arrows, snowstorms, dynamite and more as you set off chains of Chisai, and watch the sparks fly!
Help Jellydad save his family and become a hero in Jellydad Hero, a puzzle platformer new from Snail Bob developer Andrey Kovalishin. Though a little slow moving, Kovalishin's knack for physical comedy and not-too-difficult challenge shine through as much as in his other series. Other developers should definitely be jelly.
The monkeys are back for more, with seventeen stages of point-and-click puzzles of varying types and complexity, including some minigames, and a new weepy monkey to dress up for your amusement, you weirdo.
Lo.Nyan has created another room escape game with gorgeous aesthetics and logical puzzles, sprinkled with whimsy and surprises to make explorations fun. This time around you need to bake cookies to escape: gather items and clues to decipher the codes until the door key is found. There are two endings as well, so use the new Save feature to find both.
Mayo's father goes missing looking for help one dark and stormy night after their car breaks down, and together with her foul-mouthed, fanged teddy-bear Masper, she finds herself in a bizarre mansion filled with tricks, traps, and secrets in this puzzle adventure game translated by vgperson.
Sharpen thy blade and gird up thy loins for there is a dungeon to be mastered! Strategically plan your way through the floors to reach the top and stop the unspeakable evil that awaits. Though just a demo, this dungeon crawler packs in hours of fun.
Tap this crazy little box through obstacles, around dangerous lines, and solve puzzles to reach the always desired, dotted line across the screen. Each level has a new twist and new ways to make you grind your teeth.
Generation Ship is a sci-fi Unity adventure game developed by Shide for the Ludum Dare 30 "connected worlds" competition. Trapped in space with only a snarky AI, players must solve the cold equations and bring your crew to safety. While maybe a little heavy on the too snark, and maybe a little too light letting you know what things will kill you before they've done so, Generation Ship is a satisfying space puzzle to unravel.
Nimblebit is back for more as you build a tower to the sky filled with Stormtroopers, Elvis impersonators, zombies, and other tourists in this free sim/idle game for iOS and Android! Unlock and build new rooms and play Poker, slots, or more to win big!
An online platform game that pits you against the "ghosts" of players who've run the course before you. Use the arrow keys to jump, dodge and collect gold as you avoid lava pits, skeletons and the ever-sliding view.
Play around in Max's clone lab and test out his new machine by solving puzzles. Use your clones as stepping stools and button pushers but make sure they get back, as you find your exit, to prevent a time paradox.
Trapped overnight in the history museum, if you want to escape you'll need to solve puzzles and craft some pretty darned clever tools in this short but sweet game also available free for iOS and Android.
Building off the success of games like Triple Town, Threes!, and 2048, Letter Monsters puts a cute (and fuzzy) new face on combine-three grid games. Re-learn your A-B-C's across over sixty levels of strategic sliding, and use eight unique boosters to help yourself out on iOS, Android, and in your browser!
- • 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!
Bottle Rockets is a sci-fi platform game by James Earl Cox III set to the song "Alberto Balsam" by Aphex Twin. A short artistic work about mothers, daughters, and space, it integrates a glitchy aesthetic quite well into the plot and gameplay, and will generally succeed in making those who play it feel all the feels.
Skip's landed in Finland in this point-and-click adventure from Carmel Games, and he's desperate to meet the famous "sauna guru"... but first he'll have to perform a few weird tasks as you travel around to actual locations and maybe learn a little in the process.
From the creators of A Dark Room comes a match-3 puzzle game with a twist. Combine and collect resources to build, but what happens when the sun goes down is another matter.
You know kids. Always wandering off and getting trapped in mines full of explosives and teleporting ladders and whatnot. In this cute, simple puzzle game made in just a week, you'll have to memorize where danger lies if you want to get the kids out safely.
Monsters! Ice cream trucks! Fezes? This mobile time management game has it all! In Firedroid's latest iOS/Android title, Ice Cream Nomsters, you control your legion of sweet treat trucks as they load up on cargo and deliver right to the front door of citizens across 9 different cities. This free arcade game is sure to have to driving around in circles in pursuit of life, liberty, and the pursuit of more hats!
A top-down action shooter by Modern Boys Production, BLACK IV: Time for Revenge is basically just about a stickguy shooting a bunch of other stickguys, occasionally in slow motion. And that's more than fine! An unrepentantly goofy and escapist throwback, BLACK IV keeps the bullets flying and the trigger fingers itchy.
Things are getting curiouser and curiouser as we continue our way through FunkyLand's version of the Alice in Wonderland story. This time around it's five dodoes you must find before you can escape-the-room. The room being a stately hallway with lots of doors but no apparent way out. Very strange. Alice may have cried a pool of tears to be stuck in such a pickle, but if you're resourceful, you'll soon find your way through.
Man the cannons in this fast paced and chaotic defense shooter as you blast down waves of increasingly tenacious and powerful viking warriors, unlocking spells and traps as well as upgrading your equipment.
Robamimi hides clues in plain sight with this clever, clean escape game. You need to find four hidden balls in order to get out, but with some subtle and sneaky puzzles, that's easier said than done.
As you well know, a law enforcer's best weapon is their... lunch? Hmmm. In this simple and simply silly physics puzzler, feed different foods to the sheriffs to help them knock all the baddies offscreen and collect all the stars.
Your greatest magic trick will be surviving, as you must guide yourself and your creepy dopplegangers past swords, daggers, spikes, sawblades and more to reach the exit in this puzzle platformer.
- • 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.
It wasn't the ice age that made the dinosaurs disappear, and in this cute-yet-bloody and frantic platform arena shooter, you'll learn that they'll not down for the count yet! Lead your dino squad against deadly enemies and unlock new weapons and abilities.
This educational game has you rotating tiles to reflect streams of colored photons, trying to aim them towards the crystals at the end. Numerous obstacles block your path so you'll need every ounce of your intelligence if you want to succeed.
A twine interactive fiction game where you play as someone living with depression, developed by Zoe Quinn, Patrick Lindsey and Isaac Schankler, Depression Quest hopes to offer empathy and sympathy for what can be a very painful condition. Some awkward prose is balanced by its ambitiousness in subject matter, and makes a convincing case for how games can help us all understand each other better.
A puzzling twist on the smash-hit game, each level asks you to stack and combine blocks to make the highest number in as few moves as possible... with a couple challenging rules.
Draw simple line patterns and watch them repeat across the screen, trying to connect each colored circle. Your pattern will "bounce" off the sides of the screen but beware the upper and lower borders, and the black holes on the way.
School's back in tomorrow, and you haven't finished any of your homework! Lucky for you, you found a flier for a "homework finishing service", and all you need to do is click around to find ten little green men hidden in your house, which totally isn't alarming at all.
The owner of the local Tea Shop has been murdered, and it is up to the world's greatest detective to crack the point-and-click adventure case in Sherlock Holmes: The Tea Shop Murder Mystery. Its a work that's designed to appeal more to fans of Carmel Games' other works rather than the Conan Doyle, as it were. But with that in mind, there's quite a bit of fun to be had: the acting is campy, the puzzles are goofy, the humor is silly.
Trounce everything from gnats to camels to restless spirits with your diverse party of adventuring heroes in this RPG-themed incremental game with a retro aesthetic from Trampoline Tales.
Somewhere in a bio-luminescent cavern, a fungal, floating world has come under the assault of a vicious black meteor shower. Fend them off and help the spore-world thrive! In this hybrid shooter/tower defense/clicktoy, destroy meteors with your mouse and watch your planet grow. It'll even fight back alongside you if it grows enough! Stave off the meteors and watch your world bloom!
Turns out zombies and skeletons don't make very good manual labor when they're trying to eat your face. Command an army made up of different powerful units across levels that will challenge and limit you in this tricky yet smart real-time strategy defense game!
Most of us know not to explore shady abandoned asylums. Well... everyone except you, apparently. Trapped inside the Arendel Asylum, you'll need to search for items, solve puzzles, and gather orbs to escape in this ambitious but rough-around-the-edges game from Selfdefiant.
A slow-paced sniping game that has you dropping targets from hundreds of meters away. Be wary of wind and distance as you draw a bead on each zombie, and curve your bullet mid-flight with the WASD keys to fine-tune each shot.
- • 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".
Create designs, in this simplistic puzzle game, by following the actions each level gives you and thinking a bit outside the box. Add, subtract and invert the glowing little boxes to match the goal shape while enjoying the serenity of the music and peace of the game.
Stolen Sword is a gravity-bending puzzle platform game by NowGamez about a knight whose quest to retrieve a stolen sword will have him bouncing from ceiling to floor. A high difficulty level may make it off-putting to some, but overall the game's puzzles have a nice sense of logic to them that is satisfying to complete.
Baby it's cold... inside? Hmm. Trapped with an expectant looking polar bear and a whole lot of buttons, you'll need to get some fresh perspective to find your way out of this short yet cute escape game from Yonashi.
- • 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!
Jump back into more silly stealth in this pack of levels for the popular, charming puzzle platformer. Steal lab coats, grow enormous plants, wield fishing rods, and more as you nab all the key-cards, flip all the switches, and evade every guard and security camera on the way to the exit.
Ready to take a dive into the wild and woolly world of particle physics? In this clicktoy, you're the head of a research laboratory and you're looking to make your mark on the world! You'll start off with just yourself, but as you do new research and the grant money comes in, you'll be able to hire new staff, grow your laboratory, and make world-shattering discoveries! Hopefully not literally, because this equipment is expensive...
When they say books take you places, they usually don't mean literally, but Bob's bedtime story traps him in another world filled with magic and danger. You'll have to deal with ghosts, doppelgangers, trolls, and much more as you puzzle your way through inventive stages in the latest installment of the popular series!
Evil sketches are forming waves (that's the worst)! Draw your hero and slash through their doodled bods with your trusty ink pen. Travel to different pages and fend off against unique bad guys or just battle it out in survival mode.
You know the old saying. It takes a bunch of flowers to raise a village. Or... something like that. In this simple yet clever match-3 based hex puzzler, place and combine different tile types to turn them into new ones and keep the board clear for as long as possible. Watch out for zombies!
Nitrome has done it again! Launch your little character across the map and knock your opponents out of the ring in this one-button game that's easy to learn but hard to master. You'll need quick reflexes and good aim if you want to survive.
Battle mythological creatures and advance your experience levels in this unique hybrid of idle clicker and tabletop role-playing games from the days of yore. The game runs by itself, but you'll have to manage your upgrades, inventory, skills and more to truly succeed.
A sparse room, ten hidden coins. How hard can it be to find them all? As it turns out, pretty darn hard in this latest from Tesshi-e. With hidden codes to crack and puzzles galore, including some funky inventory management, this one might prove more of a challenge than usual.
- • 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.
Available free or pay-what-you-want, this gorgeous indie visual novel dating sim starts you off in a new city filled with a wide variety of people. Shy Conor resists the efforts of outgoing Oli to get him to date, flighty Lily is desperate to save the family business, and more. Though on the short side, it's a fun, smile-inducing romance game with a ton of charm.
Descend into a dungeon with your brother Erasmus in this strange Twine text adventure, again and again and again and again. Failure is often the only way forward, so explore and experiment if you expect to uncover any of the game's endings, much less the real one.
You've got a cave of wondrous treasures, a boy, and his bazooka. Blast your way through 15 levels of treasure hunting mayhem, using your explosive cannon in a variety of creative ways. Add to that a difficulty curve that's firm but forgiving and you've got a fun time-destroyer. You simply can't deny a good bazooka.
Times are rough for the working robots, they need commands and fast! Help them achieve their goals before the time runs out. Command and plan to ensure the growth of your little robot colony.
We're all mad here... oh, sorry. Trapped. I meant, trapped. In this first installment of a new series of escape games by prolific developer Funkyland, you're stuck in a rabbit hole with a unique decorative scheme, and you'll need to find a certain amount of bunnies to escape.
Another zombie outbreak! But this time the government has a plan. Nuke the heck out of the city it started in. Only problem is five non-decomposing survivors are still in the city limits. Fight, sneak, and plot your way to the top of the hospital, solve the mystery of the outbreak, and escape within the last hour of Fairfield.
In the final chapter of the terrifying point-and-click adventure series, you've gone even deeper into your dreams to try to escape from them and the creatures holding you captive. Danger lurks around every corner in this game that will give you chills and make you jump.
You're down to your last two clean items of clothing: a lime green crop-top and a pair of sweatpants. That means it's laundry day. For Aries Escape, that also means you'll have to figure out the secret codes to operate the washing machines and then, clean clothes and accessories in hand, solve the puzzles to escape.
The King wants eternal youth, and he wants it now! Now you, his court alchemist, are locked up in your tower with but a single night to discover the Elixir of Life. Study strange brews, mix new potions, and learn the secrets of alchemy in this challenging puzzle game. Just be careful what you drink--there's only one way out of this alive, but plenty of ways out of it dead!
Tomorrow and Yesterday, an HTML5 simple idea puzzler by Firecaster, combines a simple and elegant presentation with clever and challenging time travel puzzles, making it a great time both at home or on the go.
- • 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.
You're working off your debt to a crime lord by stealing cars for him, but things are a little weird in this chaotic racing game. You'll have to make it to the garage before time runs out in each level, but with rings of fire, giant basketballs, cops with electrifying rockets and more, this ain't your grandpappy's car chase.
Check out the world under the sea in this relaxing physics puzzler, the second in what should become an excellent series. Guide your submarine past traps and dangerous creatures to find stars and treasure chests.
Get by with a little help from your friends in this tower-defense game of apocalyptic proportions. Find other survivors with unique abilities as you try to cross town, holding off zombies in each level and capturing command points to place down new defensive units.
Tense, realistic, and gorgeously rendered, this tower defense/strategy hybrid puts you in command of a defensive force in several real world battle zones. Upgrade your units and deploy choppers and planes for maximum strategic effect.
Possessing humans and stealing souls is all in a day's work for one demon. Too bad there's a human wizard trying to stop him from doing it! Now he'll need to gather enough souls to have the strength to challenge the wizard in battle! As a demon, you'll be zipping along the ground and finding the best path to get to the humans. But once you enter a human body, you'll be pushing blocks, potions, and buttons and collecting gems on your way to the exit!
You have exactly one shot at this fantastic atmospheric adventure game, made for the 2014 Indie Game Maker contest. Help Niko, a whiskered boy with glowing yellow eyes, to bring the sun back to a mysteriously broken world. You'll find a few surprises along the way, but don't look up any spoilers!
In this bizarre point-and-click adventure/escape game, your generator has run out of fuel while you're trying to watch TV. Your talking generator, who is also a head. That's not the weirdest thing you'll see in this surreal yet oddly intuitive game that will creep you out while keeping you oddly intrigued.
Kevin's a wizard without a face, but that last part is sort of a surprise to him when he wakes up one morning and looks in the mirror. In this puzzle game, Kevin will pursue the thief across deadly stages filled with enemies he'll have to defeat using symbol-based spells he'll unlock as he goes.
It's freezing outside, and all these mammoths want is to be inside their igloos, which are... warm... somehow, I guess? Click to unfreeze and REfreeze both the beasts and elements in each level in order to get them home and nab all the stars in the process. It takes more timing and thought than you might believe!
Looking for an addictive and incredibly strategic yet easy to pick up multiplayer card game? This turn-based title knows how to do free-to-play right. Available as a free download or on your iPad, it's packed with content and rewarding multiplayer that will keep you coming back for a long time.
- • 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.