Elaine's life isn't what she'd hoped for. She's been married for 25 years, sure, and she has a roof over her head, but anxieties, regrets, loneliness, and a feeling of disconnection make her days feel gray... but there is the matter of her house, which seems to be slowly changing around her in a way only she notices, and over the course of a week in this puzzle-less text adventure, the doors she opens can change her life by changing her past in unexpected ways... but is it for the better?
What fiendish trap could keep you from escaping this small and unassuming room? Why, nothing else but a dastardly and impenetrable wall of bamboo! Solve the puzzles Vitamin Hana has laid out for you if you ever plan on fleeing the bamboo's wicked clutches!
Daniel's lost the ring he was planning to use to propose to his childhood sweetheart, Chelsea, and the last place to look is their old hometown. But nothing is as he remembers it, and it's clear there's something strange going on in this creepy, satisfying free indie horror adventure from a talented two-person team.
Hark, citizens! Our fair city is being menaced by cosplaying marauders! How better to stop them than battling them with other cosplaying marauders! Train your heroes and send them out to battle for the sake of city, reputation and cash in LitleGiantWorld's caped crusader simulator.
Craig is your average potions maker. This timid and fretful... man, I think, overthinks most things, but when he wakes up one day to find that his door has been blocked by some hooligans, he can't overthink enough to find a way out in this free indie adventure.
The enemies are getting smarter and smarter these days. No longer are they following a set trail heading right for your kingdom. Oh no, this time they are coming from below. Thankfully your kingdom is even sneakier and has found out their plan ahead of time in this free defense game for Android and iOS!
Qiabo's bad eggs just won't stop, and with the creation of a superpowered armored egg, you're going to need to use new powers (and more firepower!) to smash them while keeping the good eggs safe in this latest installment of the popular physics puzzle series.
Also available on mobile devices, OZDY takes you under da sea for an adorable physics puzzle game where you need to reunite baby sea creatures with their parents, though with moving platforms, wrecking balls, switches, buttons that make you shrink or grow and more, it's trickier than you think!
It's Thanksgiving day! But how can you celebrate without a feast! Help the monkeys look all over town in this point-and-click puzzle game from Pencil Kids to find everything they need, including a whole lot of apples, and the bird of honor!
Webcomic xkcd has been around for over a decade, and to celebrate the release of his new book, creator Randall Munroe has created a very simple piece of platforming interactive art. But venture beyond the small playing field, and you'll find a much bigger world than you thought that's full of surprises.
Pine Studio serves up a short but rock-worthy escape in your browser or free on iOS and Android as you try to find your way out of a cozy, abandoned little concert venue. But with a soundtrack this catchy, will you be able to resist air-guitaring long enough to escape?
- • Find the Escape-Men 169: Desktop
- • Twist and Turns
- • Find 5 Snails
This week on Weekday Escape! no1game gets inside your computer and asks if you WANT TO PLAY A GAME? (Maybe you should call Matthew Broderick?) MayMay isn't letting you go anywhere until you get these snails out of the yard. And Vitamin Hana turns you right 'round baby, right 'round.
Supermuzhik is an arcade-action sorta-shooter game by Aimar where the titular hero proves to be much better at "defeating evil" than "protecting the innocent", as he uses his telekinetic vision to fling the latter into the former. Viscerally enjoyable in its destruction, even if its difficulty takes a surprise leap about a third of the way in.
The Galaxy Siege series has turned into a trilogy. Galaxy Siege 3 is here with more planets to clear from the evil alien scum, more gems to collect and another ship to build in some of the most unflattering shapes yet.
Have you ever met a bear-person questing for color crystals to stabilize the whole of space and time? No? Then the odds are very good that bear-person is you! This indie puzzle platformer is available in your browser, or as a Pay What You Want (including free) indie download!
It's dungeon delving, hands-off!... mostly! Your party moves, slays, and loots by themselves in this idle action game as they descend through randomly generated dungeons, but you can help them kill monsters and heal by clicking on them, equipping their treasure, and unlocking more places to hunt. Also free for Android and iOS!
Three pandas, a friendly dragon and some faeries. Is there anything more adorable? This short and sweet point-and-click game takes the pandas across a fantasy land, and they have to work together in order to beat the evil goblins.
Down, down, down into the depths of the earth you have fallen. The landing was hard but your bones were able to withstand the impact and put themselves back together again. And seeing that is all you're made of, your only worry now is to find your way back up. You'll have to go deeper in this Metroidvania puzzle platform game to find the special powers that will help you flip, dive, and jump your way back to the top.
A handful of tiles, and a cryptic pattern to lay them out in... that's the premise behind this simple but satisfying puzzle game, where each stage has its own unique pattern to decipher, and there are 40 increasingly tricky levels to solve.
Build a civilization on your Android and carefully manage resource flows to earn a spot on the leaderboard in androdan's no-frills, geek-friendly free simulation.
Boy finds sword. Boy stabs monster with sword. Boy rescues girl. Boy and girl go out for coffee or something. But what if things happen in the wrong order? Find out in Tiled Quest, an HTML5 sliding block puzzle game developed by Team Doa Ibu for the Indonesian Indie Game Festival. With it's nice mix of iconographic pixel and hand-drawn artwork and simple, intuitive gameplay, Tiled Quest is a charming little time-waster that can be immediately jumped into.
- • Free the Dogs 2
- • Girl's Room Escape No. 15: False Nails
- • Pirate Coast Escape 2
This week on your Weekday Escape! Funkyland has been getting ready for a long time, but they only need you to help them make up one hand. Vitamin Hana's dogs are barking, and they're desperate to get out. And Esklavos is all swarthy and whatnot, and very, very blue.
As an intern for Night Vale's beloved local radio, you never expected to have to be the one to hunt down The News when it escaped, but hey, someone's gotta do it. A pitch-perfect, short, Twine-based adventure fan game set in everyone's favourite strange desert town.
Ninjadoodle wants you to light things up with this cute HTML5 puzzle game, where the goal is to make the lightbulb turn on, but though they may look similar, each stage will have you go about it in a different sneaky way.
City of Immigrants is the fourth in the series of Mission US educational point-and-click adventure game titles focusing on American History, created by Electric Funstuff under the auspices of New York PBS Station Channel 13. The year is 1907. You are Lena Brodsky, a 14-year-old Jewish Immigrant from Russia, making her way in the city of New York in the land of opportunity, America. The exploration and newness of Lena's immigrant experience is a natural fit for a video game framework, and it makes for another wonderful installment of the series.
The gang is back, and they're locked and loaded for another frenetic arcade-style shooter adventure. Blast your ways to intricate, intimidating, and downright insane waves of enemies and their bullets, while earning cash to purchase upgrades... or ways to make the game even harder!
It's just a day like any other when Libra visits the library, but after finding a strange blank book, the familiar building takes a bizarre turn and she discovers she'll need to rewrite reality to escape in this creative and imaginative creepy adventure from vgperson.
Your favourite cafe has been renovated into an escape game, but that's not all that's new in Aries Escape's latest... now with an English translation and a changing cursor to help you play, their games are more accessible and user-friendly than ever!
The great thief Henry Stick has finally been caught and sent to the seemingly inescapable prison known as The Wall... but in this stellar point-and-click escape adventure from PuffballsUnited, you can find a way out. Just be prepared to fail again and again and again, and have fun doing it.
The popular physics puzzle series is back, and with a swanky gangster theme. By now, you know the drill. Click to drop various pieces that all behave differently into the environment to keep your oranges safe from the deadly rain!
- • Gadget
- • Sweet Potato Party!
- • Choo! Choo! Train!
This week on Weekday Escape! Vitamin Hana traps you, but at least you've got some toys to putter around with. Primera uses the wonders of technology and kitty cats to keep you captive. And Detarame Factory provides two tiny games... one of which has squirrels and rains of Pocky!
Llamas In Distress (AKA Vertigo: Gravity Llama 2) is a physics-platform game by Jindo where everyone's favorite form of camelid will be flipping all over the place to find his friends and stop the drama. As gravity-games go, Llamas In Distress isn't particularly unique, but its gameplay is fast and frenetic, with a genuine sense of bouncy fun permeating the whole experience.
It's a dark and stormy night, so naturally our two heroes are ready for an adventure, and the local legends surrounding an abandoned lighthouse sound like just the ticket in this short but satisfying point-and-click title from Carmel Games.
Always looking for the lighthouse to give him peace, our little hero is distraught one night to find the peaceful wave of light is gone. Then the next night shares the same darkness. Not only is this a death sentence to the ships sailing at night but the one who is supposed to keep the lighthouse running is his beloved grandfather. Sailing out to the island our hero finds two things, his grandfather's hat and a deep hole in the ground which he promptly falls into. When your head is bigger than your body and more round than a bowling ball there's more use to it than just making you look adorable and soon our hero is rolling around trying to find what is Beneath the Lighthouse, a free action/avoidance game for Android and iOS from Nitrome.
Sometimes a world just knows when you need just the right mixture of point-and-click-adventure, Dr. Seuss, and the dreams you get after eating too many tacos. And when that happens, DrawManEater provides, with another installment of surreality in Nekra Psaria 4. A bit more aimless than those that came before, Nekra Psaria 4 never-the-less provides a disconcerting trip through the ghoulish scenery that has become the series' hallmark.
Juliet is winning to do anything for her true love, including striking a deal with a demon in this hack-and-slash grindy game. All she has to do is slay a rival demon lord, and Romeo will be good as new after a few years of servitude... right?
Van Helsing had it all wrong... who needs stakes when you can use explosives? Click to manipulate the environment and detonate bombs that turn vampires into ash in this simple but fun physics puzzle game, also free for iOS and Android.
Chances are you've seen variations on this simple puzzle game before, where you slide pieces around a board to try to clear a path for one of them, but in David Tzur's version, you'll need to take into account that all the pieces move at once in the same direction until they run into something!
- • Fruit Kitchens No. 27: Apple Red
- • Number It!
- • Find the Escape-Men Part 168: Birthday Party Hall
This week on your Weekday Escape! no1game is throwing a party, and you're invited!... so where is everyone else? Funkyland gets a little domestic on us with a shiny kitchen hiding seven shinier apples. And Vitamin Hana gives us a tiny little office that holds more secrets and digits than you might think.
Adult Swim's Rick and Morty are in your browser, and they need your help in this free episodic point-and-click adventure series that skewers the genre, as they deal with everything from rogue portals and lazy aliens to jumbled bodies and militant socks.
Pillow City Zero is a horror adventure game by Little Giant World and Small Farm Studio that serves as a semi-prequel to 2014's Pillow City Revelation. It's a generally familiar experience: zombies, creepy hospital, awkward character movement and questionable grammar. But all its clunkiness makes it even more charming, and the amount of work that's gone into it is clear. Call it camp, but there's a lot to like here.
Aptly named puzzle game Stacko has you making stacks of colored disks to match the target shown each level. But things aren't as simple as just dropping these blocks on top of each other. Instead you must careful let them hop down and using their movements to stack each other.
Do you like cats? Do you wish you could take them everywhere? Now you can, in this simple, addictive sim, free for iOS and Android, where you place food and toys outside for cats to come and play with, and then take photos of them and buy more toys. Unlock all the rare cats and befriend them for special achievements!
Praise Chernobog! He keeps our island running, and, in return, asks so precious little... You'll be the one making the hard choices in The Sacrifice, an island management simulation game developed for Ludum Dare 33 by foxboard. While its simulation mechanics are a little shaky, The Sacrifice hits hard with its banal evil, and one hopes for a refined post-comp version.
Who says romance is dead? Well, in the case of biology student Maddie, it really is, since the guys she crosses paths with in this sweet free indie visual novel all might have very different personalities, but share one thing in common... they don't have a pulse between them.
All you want to do is watch your favourite TV show, but everything is annoying you, including your bratty little brother who's trying to make you have a meltdown so he can film it. Figure out a way to get everything just the way you like it in this short, silly point-and-click puzzle game from Carmel Games.
Mr Gilbert's search for the missing woman known as Daphne has had him tango with mobsters and murderers, and now he's finally infiltrated a dangerous cult. But where is Daphne, and what does she have to do with this? You'll need to hunt for answers in this supernatural point-and-click noir adventure.
- • Candy Shop Escape
- • Wicked Room
- • Room 10: Heart
This week on Weekday Escape! TomaTea gives you something sweet to eat in this perfectly pink and pastry-filled escape. Neutral gets into the holiday spirit, though a language barrier may bar the way for some. And Ichima wants you to wind down, take it easy, and snuggle up to enjoy the view.
Darwin must have been a heavy sleeper on Galapagos Island when he discovered evolution. How else could he have missed the alien abductions? Confused? Well don't be. Clearly evolution was caused by an Alien race wanting to help humanity along but having to be quiet about it, so they just cleverly altered the animals around them to help the people grow in the right direction... or at least, that's the case according to this simulation strategy game.
Also free for Android and iOS, Kotorinosu serves up another sleek and elegant escape game playable in the banner on their site. Though it may look like your ordinary trendy apartment, this place hides more secrets and puzzles than it seems!
While out traveling through the barren deserts of Utah a flash flood hits. Your jeep doesn't make it and a split second decision decides if live or follow your jeep into a watery grave. But making that choice is just the start of your adventure as you search the desert for sanctuary in this free interactive fiction adventure.
It's only been a year since the original Happy Escape 7 was released, but Tesshi-e has remade their popular escape game with some sleek, updated graphics, and some reshuffled elements. If you've played the original, you'll definitely get a lot of deja-vu, but otherwise newcomers will appreciate Tesshi-e's craft.
The plot thickens as Mr Gilbert continues in his search for Daphne, and it quickly becomes apparent this is no ordinary missing girl. You'll need to use all his powers of deduction (and a tentacle or three) to succeed in this second installment of the supernatural noir point-and-click adventure series.
What makes a monkey go happy? It's not bananas, and it's not even treats! What really cheers up a monkey is bats, and it's up to you to solve all 22 puzzles in this point-and-click game from Pencil Kids to let the bats fly free!
The village of Pipsville is under attack!... but, well, if the alarm isn't being rung, nobody cares, and the guy who's in charge of that is... on fire. Grandpa Pip will give you a bucket to put him out, but only if you bake him a cake for his birthday in this short, silly free indie adventure.
Congratulations! You've found Grandma Bethlinda's Variety Box! Why what does it do? You haven't the faintest idea. But when curiosity killed the cat satisfaction brought it back. So start poking around. All you can do is discover in this clever interactive fiction puzzle game.
- • Ants!
- • The Visitors Escape
- • Girl's Room No. 14: Powder Puff
This week on your Weekday Escape! Vitamin Hana knows ants are the least creepy crawlies around, and in fact you'll need their help! Esklavos gets all mystical on us with a quiet jungle that has more than its share of ancient puzzles. And Funkyland gives us a sweet Halloween treat... if you can find five makeup essentials, of course!
Slide across the world collecting your character's favorite items in the fast-paced action game for iOS. Avoid enemies and obstacles in order to grab all the items you can to gain the highest score possible. Unlock characters and play as a bowling ball, a vampire, or pretty much anything in between in this addictive silly game.
Think you have the skills to conquer the arena? Of course you don't! But no worries, you have a training dummy that knows how to make you sweat and skills to unlock. You'll be kicking butt and taking names in no time in this action-packed game.
Time is not on your hand as you are literally in the last few minutes you'll ever have. Being the last surviving scout only you have the vital strategies your side needs. Only you're dying and rather quickly at that. As time passes in this scifi puzzle, the screen becomes more glitchy and jaded making it harder to pass on.
In this free indie horror adventure, Annellie wakes up cold and alone in the snow near her house. How did she get there? What's going on? And why is the house so empty and chilly when it should be full of people?
The city is lost to humans who have turned into horrible monsters, so find ten vaccines in the gloomy hospital and escape in this creepy (but not actually scary!) game from Esklavos.
Camp life isn't really doing it for Bridget. But every time she sleeps, a land of bird people need her help. You'll be helping her learn on the job in BIRDLAND. a Twine interactive-fiction adventure game written by Brendan Patrick Hennessy and illustrated by Izzy Marbella. A weird game, but the engaging, hilarious, and even realistic kind of weird that should be actively sought out.
When you find yourself walking down the road to the secluded cabin you rented for the weekend you probably don't look at the setting sun and think, I should explore the area for treasure. But in free indie horror game Shadow and Ash, when you find a locked box and a treasure map not even the creepy feeling of something watching you will stop you from searching the dark woods till you find the clues to unlock someone's greatest treasure.
Who needs a big group? When it comes to karaoke, a party of one is all you need... at least, when it comes to escape games, that is! Find a way out of this funky techno room by searching for clues and solving puzzles for one of two endings.
What should have been a quick to rich business idea quickly turned into a PR disaster. And you know, a large death count of employees. Who knew making service robots with built in weapons could have gone to wrong? Luckily most are still in the factory. So what can stop malfunctioning killer robots in this upgrade-based arena shooter? Why, a killer robot that is functioning perfectly.
Got ten minutes? Use them to save your cat from the jerk in the flying fortress in this short and silly RPG adventure from 23 Turtles that calls to mind a little of Kingdom of Loathing despite an abrupt ending and a lot of grinding.
- • 3 Cats and the School of Witchcraft
- • Violin
- • Jigsaw Puzzle Escape 1
This week on your Weekday Escape! A trio of kittens gets a letter from an owl that entire generations of people have been waiting their whole lives for. Someone goes to extremes to keep their musical collection under lock and eye. And an escape done in a very familiar style that calls upon the skills we've all learned spending weeknights with our grandparents.
When a bunch of kids are kidnapped along with the princess for an evil ritual, you need to find and rescue them before time runs out in this turn-based RPG roguelike with randomly generated dungeons. Also available on Android!
When royalty is hankering for something sweet to eat, they don't call the baker... they call the ninja, of course! In this cute point-and-click puzzle adventure from Detarame Factory, you'll need to travel around solving conundrums and getting past obstacles to find all the ingredients to make the emperor a delicious roll cake!
Want some cartoony, kart-racing fun? Of course you do! GoKartGo! Ultra! is a hyper-adorable 3D kart racer with nine different tracks, nine screwball animal racers, eight different weapons, and loads of fun. You can even compete against a friend in 2-player mode! Zoom, shoot, and drift around the world, and bring home the gold!
no1game celebrates an entire decade of wonderful free online escape games... by locking you up inside a room with a coffin, a punching bag, some, ahem, risky reading material, and other assorted strangeness!
Get by with a little help from your friends... or yourself, anyway, in this dark puzzle platformer by The Shpufa. Use a cloning gun to make expendable buddies to trigger traps and press switches for you as you traverse an abandoned facility. It's harmless... right?
You're in the slammer once again in this short but satisfying escape game from Pine Studio. But maybe with the help of a fine feathered friend, and a little heavy weaponry, you can escape the tower and sail away to freedom!
Don't you hate it when your car goes on a date and gets sucked into a movie world filled with dragons, knights, and evil wizards? You just know your insurance won't cover that, so you'd better solve this point-and-click puzzle game to bring your car and his date home yourself.
Mr. Gilbert is just your average hardworking gumshoe... with tentacles, purple flesh, and mind powers, of course. But even he may have bitten off more than he can chew when he agrees to look for a missing girl in the seedy underworld he lives in, in this first installment of a point-and-click adventure series from Expera Games Studio.
- • Chicks Hide and Seek Escape 25
- • MA-G-MA
- • Itagora 7.4 Escape 5
This week on your Weekday Escape! Things get spooky... provided your idea of creepy is fluffy baby chicks hiding in Halloween directions. You'll need to find a familiar green face if you want to escape this lair. And finally, what's behind door number one?!... two? Three??
When your boyfriend has his brain guzzled by an unspeakable creature from beyond the stars, what's a gal to do when the town won't take her seriously? That's up to you to decide in this snarky sci-fi horror text adventure from Steph Cherrywell!
All you need to do in this elegant minimalistic game from FRVR is drag the nodes around to untangle the mess of lines in the starry sky so that none of them overlap. It should be easy, but as the shapes rapidly get more complex with piles of lines, it becomes anything but!
Funkyland takes us on a garden maze tour and asks us to stop and smell the roses in their latest Alice in Wonderland themed escape, as you must find five items bearing the image of the red queen before you can leave. It's a flowery, fun time, without the hay fever!
When a bunch of babies are bunny-napped to open an evil portal, our bearded hero springs into action in this simple but challenging platformer where an army of the undead needs to be dodged and blasted with split-second timing across different stages with different weapons.
Your dear friend N has sent you a letter inviting you to come try out their newest room escape in this short but lovely game by Tesshi-e, and while not quite as elaborate as some of the developer's other games, a chunk of puzzles and beautiful design make it a welcome treat for fans.
7Days, a first-person horror adventure game developed by RevoLab, has a simple fear at its core: Waking up and not knowing where you are. The experience starts off slow and ends up being at least 95% atmosphere, leaving such things as plot, character development and, in some parts, coherence by the wayside. Those looking for that special surreal style of spooky, though, will find it a nice time waster.
It's just a few minutes long, but this lovely piece of interactive art from In Between Games made in three days for Ludum Dare tells a story of man versus nature that we've seen repeated over and over throughout natural history.
Make your score climb by gobbling down green dots while avoiding the green that spawn for each one you eat, but with different characters to unlock and faster, angrier enemies, this little arcade game is simple but addictive!
What sort of monster doesn't like toast? In this adorable physics puzzle game, you're interacting with a seriously quirky kitchen to help guide a piece of bread to the toaster in each level and help it realize its destiny of becoming golden brown and delicious.
- • The Irritatis: The Road
- • Find the Escape-Men 166: The Escape Mansion
- • Catch the Fishes
This week on your Weekday Escape! No good deed goes unpunished when a little amateur car repair gets alarming. An amusement park with a couples' ride that ISN'T the Tunnel of Love. And... you're sleeping with the fishes, punk!... oh, no. Wait. Catching fishes. My bad.
With a score mechanic that challenges you to hone your accuracy and rack up combos, this simple but fast-paced and oh-so-sleek arcade shooter sees you blasting down wave after wave of enemy rockets and missiles across three challenging levels with big bosses.
Chocolala Studios serves up an escape that's pretty in pink and sugary sweet to boot, as you find yourself trapped in a frilly room that's filled with treats as well as a handful of puzzles and mysterious coins!
You are assigned to investigate why an AI facility has gone dark in this sci-fi text adventure. After an incident you are separated from your team mate. You are only able to communicate through text as you help her reunite with you. Use the computer to hack the facility as you try to figure out what went wrong.
It's just another day at the box factory... too bad you're new on the job and you need to assemble every level's conveyor belt by hand, choosing pieces to program what goes where, in this satisfying logic puzzle game.
Think Cinderella is all about frilly dresses and happily ever afters? Think again. Special Agent Cinder has been tasked by her godmother to infiltrate the Royal Ball and steal the military plans before the clock strikes twelve in this interactive comic. There are two different endings and lots of options... can you pull off the heist?
Created in just 48 hours for Ludum Dare, in this simple but addictive action game, you're leading an army of unstoppable killing machines... it's just too bad they're all zombies who don't take instruction very well.
Help Zap and Boom make a path to free the spritelings to save magic. There's a lot that stands in their way, including boulders, goblins and more but with your match-3 skills they are sure to save the day in this free-to-play game for Android and iOS.
- • Day at the Office Again
- • Trick or Treat '15
- • Organic Engine Escape
This week on your Weekday Escape! Vitamin Hana sends you back to the rat race to make some copies. Twinkle offers a ghoulish but cute and candy-filled Halloween celebration. And Esklavos gets a little weird in the rise of the creepy robot ladies!
What do fishing, farming, and mining have in common? You can do them all in puzzle form in this expansive matching game. Level up cities by building new buildings and hiring specialized workers as you go until you are ruling an entire kingdom.
Bart Bonte enlists the aid of three talented little kids to dream up this simple yet oh-so-sweet little puzzle game where you need to find a hiding cat in each room of a house, and then track down everything else he needs to celebrate.
Need a puzzle game that's bright and colourful and won't make your brain smoke? This kid-friendly game where you must guide our blocky hero through increasingly elaborate mazes of switches, traps, and teleporters starts easy and stays low challenge for the most part, but is still perfectly pleasant and fun.
Not every escape needs to be big to be fun, and TomaTea serves up a mini escape game that focuses on a single wall, yet one with still a satisfying amount of puzzles to solve, items to find, and clues to crack!
Strike Force Heroes 3 by Sky9Games is the third installment of the running-and-gunning platform-shooter action series that has had players blasting for years. A few changes to the formula may make fans uneasy, especially with so much that needs to be unlocked, but at its core remains a large chunk of bad-guy blasting fun.