- • The Asylum
- • Kavalmaja
- • Closure
- • Knightfall 2
- • Continuity
- • Lakeview Cabin
- • Don't Escape
- • No-One Has to Die
- • Simian Interface
- • Blocks With Letters On
- • Manufactoria
- • Lock 'n' Roll
What makes a good puzzle game? Over the years, we've seen literally thousands, and some of the twists on the genre the talented indie community has come up with may surprise you! From a reverse escape game to a factory filled with robots and much, much more, here are 12 of the best puzzle games you might not have played.
Berzerk Studios' big strategic fantasy game gets even bigger with this meaty update. Create and command your army from the ground up, with soldiers and formations designed and outfitted by you alone, and then duke it out through the new solo campaigns and take advantage of over 75 new items and substantial rebalancing!
The mini-monkeys need toys! How will you afford them? By popping balloons, of course! Traverse levels and solve puzzles to find and pop all of the balloons to earn prizes for the little monkeys in a point-and-click game that's longer than some in the series, but still on the easy side for all to enjoy.
So the kitties all enjoyed their delicious hot pot party. From the looks of it, they had a really good time. Now it's time to tidy up: pick up the mess, wash the dishes, put things away and take out the trash. Um, fun? Yes! It is in this escape game from Detarame Factory. Cuteness, whimsy and straight-forward puzzling makes it so.
The dinosaurs are jerks, so it's your job as the "universe" to wipe them off the map in this physics puzzle game. Through a whopping 50 levels, use natural disasters from floods to earthquakes and more to manipulate levels and make sure each egg meets an untimely demise.
A lost princess. A knight with a sword. A horde of enemies between them. This fast-paced, surprisingly challenging brawler game suggests you do what comes naturally. Slash, dodge and bomb your way into the history books.
It's time to visit Africa with our globe-trotting cat! In this adorable physics puzzle game, kitty wants to taste all the local delicacies but, alas, they seem to be hidden behind a maze of electrified platforms and dangerous boulders. It's up to you to lend a helping hand and make sure the kitty doesn't travel with an empty stomach.
- • Fruit Kitchens No.5: Peach Pink
- • Story Room 8
- • Escape from the Brown Door Room
There's no such thing as too many free escape games, so of course you always want more to play! Although it's almost too pretty to leave, search FunkyLand's ineffably appealing kitchen for seven peaches and the door key is yours. Story House presents a smattering of puzzles along a single-walled scene while Yomino Kagura spreads them out around the whole room, both offering some logically thinky, yet not overly difficult, brain teasers.
Made for #lowrezjam, Bart Bonte delivers another simple puzzle game, but "simple" definitely doesn't mean easy! All you need to do is fill in the shaded areas of each level with the pixels you're provided with, but changing rules and elements makes that harder than it initially seems!
Hobo Bob is a brilliant man and one with many unknown skills. Smash down doors, blow up robots and slid down rails on your way through the factory to get to your (hopefully) future boss before anyone else.
Though hampered by a lot of grinding, Dragon Coins is still a fun, free, simple, and surprisingly addictive hybrid of Pokemon-style monster catching and battling... and one of those old coin pusher machines your granny likes to put pennies into in Vegas.
Nitrome is back for another itty bitty puzzle game... just 50x50! (Don't worry, you can make it bigger if you need to.) Guide your green glob of goo down a series of corridors, making pathways and dodging enemies!
You'll never feel blocked when you can break obstacles down into blocks... blocks you can use! It's power to the pixelated in Zillix' new action shooter, denudation, made in just a few days for the Ludum Dare "what lies beneath" competition.
Have you ever filled in a sheet of graph paper with tiny designs, just for the sheer zen of it? That's kind of what playing Pixel Flood is like, but on your Android device. Its basic mechanic is the same as many other "color fill" games, but the charming retro pixel graphics and the awesome level design really make this one stand out.
Help the monstrous Nosferatu find his prized treasure that has been mysteriously locked away in his haunted mansion. Explore his castle, find keys to progress, and enjoy a good laugh or two in this short exploration game.
As black paint tries to ruin the colorful landscape of Paint Land, your job is to move your blue droplets to safety. It's a new take on the virus genre that will have you racing the clock to move your blue paint to the rescue tube.
- • Samsara Room
- • Baba Yaga
- • The Dark Room (YouTube)
- • You Find Yourself in a Room
- • Dwarf Complete
- • Escaping the Prison
- • Alice is Dead: Episode One
- • Mimou Escape
- • Bars of Black and White
- • The Dark Room 3
- • Escape from 26
- • Goliath the Soothsayer
Everyone knows Tesshi-e and Robamimi. But what about Mike Morin? Ben Leffler? Eli Piilonen? These (and more!) may not be the names you immediately think of when you want to play an escape game, so we're here to change that. Here are twelve of the best escape games you might not have played!
It was a dark and snowy night. Perfect time for a little breaking and entering, right? Deal with monsters and more in this creepy-cool point-and-click adventure that'll take you a surprisingly long time to finish and has piles of potential despite its design missteps.
Ever want to vault a rocket-powered bathtub off the pyramids of Egypt? Madmen Racing has you covered. Sporting eighteen unlockable tracks and over a dozen upgradeable cars, this game gives offers silly fun to any wacky racer.
Some people are willing to go far for fashion, but most of us aren't willing or able to rip off our own limbs and torso. Most of us are quitters compared to the cuddly hero of this puzzle platformer who can tear himself limb from limb to reach a hat that does not want to be caught.
- • Get Out
- • Wheel
- • Candy Rooms No.9: Dark Violet Pop
A trio of escape missions for you this week from No1Game, Rose Key, and FunkyLand are not all that difficult, and hardly impossible. But they should make you feel like a super smart secret agent and a bit like a pop music star all at once.
Something always goes wrong on a road trip. You run out of snacks, you have to go to the bathroom, the apocalypse happens. In this action-packed zombie game, you're trying desperately to repair a distress beacon when an explosion strands you on the side of the road. Too bad all those waves of mutants aren't going to wait around for you to finish.
Eschewing escapism for somber mortality, this game has you play as a nanobot defending the last heart from a horde of bacteria that have wiped out the human race. Fly with the WASD keys and fire with the arrows and keep that heart beating for as long as you can.
The woods are dark, scary, and filled with all manner of spiny, slashy, smashy traps, but Pajama Boy isn't afraid! ... Okay, maybe he's a little afraid, but he'll be alright as long as he can fill his jar with fireflies to stave off the darkness. Jump, dash, and roll your way through 40 levels to collect the fireflies and help Pajama Boy get back to his campsite!
This quietly charming escape-the-room game from Yonashi is light on challenge yet manages to win us over with presentation. Puzzles are rather standard, but it's perfectly designed to divert our attention with its shyly sweet design. Whether it's a rainy day pastime or a break from work you need, fun is just a point and click away.
Wanna do a bit of snooping around to see what an evil organisation is up to? Who doesn't! In this funny little sort-of-noire stealth game, you'll be a lean, mean sneaking machine, tiptoeing your way through short but thoroughly entertaining levels until you reach the heart of the nefarious mystery.
You're dead. Or are you? In this strange and surreal puzzle game, you can expend energy to move physical objects and drain the life force from living things. But what's with all these grandmas? What's this big apartment building you're climbing? And why is that cat following you?
Detarame Factory shows once again how to make a charmingly whimsical escape game that is just as clever and tricky as it is cute. You've decided to have a party and make "hot pot": a delicious stew of various fish, veggies and spices. To gather the recipe and ingredients, you'll need to solve a host of puzzles, collecting clues and tools along the way. There's lots to explore and two endings to find, so you'll want to set aside a little time to enjoy the whole party.
A fantastic art game with an arresting pixel-based art style, this physics-based platformer follows a rebel searching for their lost love in an alien-infested world. But it's not about the aliens. It's about survival, loneliness, and the sacrifices we make for those we love.
Even if it isn't cold outside, this vibrant Christmas themed point-and-click puzzle game is enjoyable year 'round. Once more, delicious candy has been hidden on each stage, but you'll need to click and manipulate the environment to figure out where it is across twenty levels.
- • Escape from the Similar Rooms 11
- • The Adventures of Duck
- • Fruit Kitchens No.4: Lemon Yellow
Great adventures are ahead for you this week as you help a host of feathered villagers in Kamokichi's point-and-click puzzler. Soon your penchant for winding up in tricky situations lands you in Hottategoya's minimalist brain teaser. But when FunkyLand hands you lemons, what's there to do but make the best of it and relax around the kitchen table.
Collect stars and close portals by using the giddy shapes in this physics puzzler. Careful though, once all the portals are gone the round ends, even if you have stars left to collect. So fix your scheduled to leave room for a little joy in your day and start solving some puzzles.
Help find the mini monkeys, scattered across five stages of golems, giant crabs, airplanes, and more! Though short and simple, this point-and-click puzzle game is perfect for the young or young at heart, and has a healthy dose of charm and whimsy in its design.
The Robbery is a stylish mobile room escape game from Caluliber that isn't about escaping from rooms, towers, or even offices. Instead, you're a burglar out for some cash, cracking safes one by one using your puzzle solving skills. Use clues and a few inventory items in each level to get to the gold, then race against the clock (and the security lasers) to grab it all for yourself. Tasty, tasty loot!
There are a lot of games out there based on carefully balancing stuff on top of other stuff, but you know what most of them DON'T have? Adorable animals literally plucking stars out of the sky, that's what! This charming take on the "stacking" genre has you carefully placing a cutesy menagerie in order to collect stars floating in the air. They're not gonna collect themselves!
Sixteen clues need to be sorted into four groups. No, it's not Only Connect... but it's close! Red Herring is a word-sorting puzzle where you've got to divide the tiles into four clusters of related items, the last of which always holds the devious red herrings whose only connection is that they don't connect to anything! It's a tricky challenge avoiding the false paths to find a solution, but multiple difficulty levels make this mobile delight accessible to all levels of puzzlers.
Imagine you're an alien. Now imagine you're a green alien with extendable sticky arms trying to escape from a facility, and you communicate through crushing people to pulp. That's the premise behind this weirdly cute and simple puzzle game, where you must sling and sneak your way through levels to the exit without being caught.
Featuring randomly-generated levels and a gorgeous, eerie sound design, this game is not for the faint of heart. Travel through each dark dungeon, collecting notes and artifacts by flickering candlelight, with hordes of undead tormentors ready to leap at you from the darkness.
Rebuild, upgrade, and explore in this unique top-down survival game with a medieval setting. The kingdom is overrun with the walking dead. It's up to you to rescue survivors, build defenses and end the zombie menace once and for all.
After all the predicaments Choko-Chai's three cats have found themselves in, and escaped their way out of, it's their turn to play purrfect heroes when the baker's apprentice is locked inside but can't find the door code. You can help by solving puzzles, unlocking multiple doors and cupboards, until you've found all the ingredients necessary for a cake shop escape!
Urara-Works and Skipmore are back with a brand new mobile puzzle game! Pixel Rooms 2 follows closely the style and set-up of the original Pixel Rooms escape game. Instead of stepping into doors, however, you're helping little pixel dudes step out of them! There are just over two dozen single-screen levels, each with a solution that may or may not require tapping, swiping and/or shaking your phone.
Time is running out for the poor folks unjustly hung by an overzealous hangman, but with a well placed arrow you can free them from their nooses. Or, you know. Take out an eye if you're garbage at it. You're not the hero they need, but you're the hero they deserve.
Made in just one weekend, this puzzle platform is as simple as it is lovely and filled with potential. Explore an underground world searching for the four pieces you need to unlock a huge door, gaining power-ups along the way.
Another year, another knock at a particular door. With a lovely nostalgic soundtrack and beautiful design, Tesshi-e takes us back for the yearly escape game series for another round of tricky but intuitive puzzles.
All the fun of classic wood and metal puzzles right on your computer screen! UnLink is take on well-known style of puzzle where you must pull apart a series of tightly-linked shapes. This one provides wild, abstract shapes, and a decidedly laid-back invisible mentor who's always willing to give you hints. Disassemble these 23 wild and abstract shapes to prove your puzzling might!
You know what's cool? Science. You know what's cooler? Science games that can help save people's lives. That's what NOVA and the team behind Foldit decided when they created the RNA VirtuaLab. First, you get to play the game and learn how RNA works, and then you get to build your own RNA strands and maybe see them created in an actual, real-life lab. In short, it's an engaging way to do science and be still alive, and maybe save the world.
- • Find the Escape-Men 98: Horse Racing
- • Candy Rooms No.8: Azure Pop
- • Chicks Hide and Seek 17
From No1Game, FunkyLand and Yuri come three seek-and-find-themed escape games to make your weekday all the more special. Round up the ten green guy jockeys then place your bets, uncover five yummy-looking sweets to earn the door key, then take a trip beyond the stratosphere with this cute yellow brood for some "adorableness in space".
Your kingdom has been seized, and your sword isn't going to do the job anymore. Fortunately the Lady of the Lake has an upgradeable steam-powered solution in this fun and silly classic platform shooter packed with sprawling levels, secrets, bosses, power-ups, and more.
Feel the need to be a little bit villainous? Sabotage the stores to close down the mall you were carelessly fired from. Watch out for security guards and use your limited number of vandalizers wisely to pass off all the goals.
You've gotta start somewhere, and in this cute and casual simulation game, if you want to make it to the top of the company, that means with a single stand in a park. You'll need to advertise, tinker with stock and prices, figure out what people want, and more, as you unlock new items and locations on your way to making the big bucks!
When the king asks you to go kick some demon butt, you can't refuse. So you put together a band of merry henchmen and set out to Doom Castle to defeat an evil overlord. Before you reach him, though, you'll have to go over hill and dale, killing skeletons, ghosts and all manner of supernatural critters, thus improving your skills before you finally face your formidable foe.
Are you ready for Picross with everything but the kitchen sink thrown in? Maybe even some role-playing elements with your picross? With over 500 puzzles in this full-featured title, your only complaint will be that your button finger is getting tired.
Just minutes after seeing your friend, Vincent, he vanishes. Was he claimed by the strange tides of The Thames or is something far more sinister going on? Play as Winston, a mudlarker, who struggles to solve the mystery of a golden locket found on the shores and find his friend, before its too late.
Come on, who doesn't secretly dream of driving around a giant tank, destroying everything in their path? No one, that's who! Live out your ambitions in Tank Travel, and blast anything that gets in your way! Destroy crates, chains, and evil enemy robots to rack up points. Points you can use to make your tank even more awesome! How great is that?
If you like your escape games with a side of strange sauce, Detarou's name is like ringing a dinner bell. Packed with puzzles, cryptic clues, and the usual menagerie of strange and inappropriate characters, Biyori will trick and freak you out.
by Athletic Design is one of those point-and-click puzzle games that have you blitzing through a series of near-identical screens with a crafty puzzle to solve for each. However, here the Graphical User Interface is what poses the challenges, and you'll need every trick and option you can access to triumph. Perhaps it's a little too aware of it's own cleverness, but GUI Game is great game for shaking the cobwebs from the lateral thinking parts of the brain.
There's something dark hiding inside this free indie adventure. On the surface, it's about a little girl who spends her dreams in a safe, magical place. But sometimes her dreams are cut short... and what kind of life is a life spent hiding anyway?
Two hurt artists, a missing book, dried clay, and no fingerprints. Sound like your kind of crime scene? Then join the Vortex Point paranormal investigators to solve the latest mysterious crime in this point and click adventure series.
The vertical shooter that turn scribbles into spaceship and doodles into Death Stars is back for another round in Notebook Space Wars 2, by Francisco Ferreres. Not a revolution for Notebook Wars fans, but superior to its predecessors and a good time all the same.
This luxuriously appointed seaside suite is an escape in every sense. From the many logically designed puzzles which you must solve to unlock to the door to the beautiful setting which whisks you away on a seaside vacation, there's much to explore and discover. So set aside a half hour or more and take your time to enjoy the view and escape from it all.
Your puzzle is boring! Does it react when you touch it and paint or drive or fly around your cursor? If not, then toss it aside forth-with and play this beautiful yet simple jigsaw game where the goal is to recreate a picture from tiles that change and react to your mouse.
You're stuck in the slammer, but if you're sneaky and creative it doesn't have to stay that way in this funny, engaging stealth platforming puzzle adventure. Knock out guards and hide their bodies, snatch keycards, steal uniforms, and more!
A back-to-basics puzzle game that oozes nostalgia, Puzzle Legends loses the fluff and keeps the fun. Push blocks, pull switches, and climb each increasingly difficult tower, collecting coins and treasures as you go.
Surprise! You're a frog now, and you've got to leap your way up a dangerous spider-infested tower to reach the all-healing princess's kiss. Follow the rules to avoid death by hungry spiders, rogue explosives and even fragile glass windows. Munch down on tasty arachnids and battle terrifying bosses to reach the top!
When the pure light that sustains the alchemists starts to dwindle it's what's referred to in the industry as "A Major Problem", and it's up to you to restore civilization in this gorgeous and brief metroidvania platformer.
Since when do aliens abduct other aliens? If you're in the mood for something short and sweet, help the cute green alien escape the bad little green men in this point-and-click game. Click around the screen to discover what you can interact with to figure out how to get back to your planet.
- • Find the Escape-Men 96: The Super Market
- • Fruit Kitchens 03: Navel Orange
- • Story Room Escape 4
FunkyLand beckons you to gather up a bushful of juicy round citrus fruit while No1Game sends you grocery shopping for a "Time-limited Escape Sale." Meanwhile, if you're still hungry for cerebral challenge, Story House's debut into Weekday Escape provides a light repast of logical puzzle in a comely one-walled scene.
A simplistic logic game that will have your mental gears grinding hard. Place color layered squares next to one another to match colors and make combos. Place all the squares correctly to eliminate all your pieces and get the highest score possible.
TomaTea serves up belated but no less welcome holiday treats with a sweet and pastel Easter themed room escape. With a whole lot of puzzles penning you in and codes to discover, can you find your way out before someone eats all the candy in the basket you probably left unattended?
You're stuck in a completely plain white room with completely featureless furniture... or ARE you? This little room with no name isn't everything it appears to be! Look inside shelves and desks, and uncover the colors that lie hidden within the No Name Room to escape.
PI Rick has been chasing a woman for years now in Mike Morin's popular point-and-click adventure mystery series, but in this latest brief installment it seems like he's been given another chance. Does he really want what's at the end of it? Don't play this without having played the other games!
Matthew Ashworth brings his RPG Maker skills to light in his science fiction RPG title for download, Incitement. Play Maddock, a human who leads an unlikely group of humanoids (not all carbon-based) to uncover the greasy underbelly of their mixed race society. Battle your way through enemies to slowly reveal the story as you make choices that will affect the outcome through 10 hours of gameplay.
Simple or simply insane? As easy as this new hexagon-based puzzle board game may seem at first glance, it can be infuriatingly challenging to master. Learn against the computer AI or challenge other players to a match as you carve out your space on the board and mark the dots.
The most physics-puzzley show on Earth gets an additional thirty levels in this clownish expansion pack! Help the little green monster guy put on a show to get the audience out of their seats, using balloons, trampolines, unicycles and more. Thirty levels of circus-themed fun await you, without that off-putting smell of elephants and burnt popcorn.
Danger lurks around every corner, literally, in this deadly point-and-click escape game from Kotorinosu. If you want to find a way out, you'll have to search everywhere and solve puzzles, all while avoiding being eaten, exploded, gassed, dropped...
Vicious monsters have invaded the kingdom. Good thing the Monster Squad is here to help sort them out! Six distinct heroes, fierce weapons, mystic spells, and battalions of baddies await you in this browser-based role-playing game.
Unique controls make this game a hard challenge as you dodge simple things like walls to try and reach the exit. Attempt the collect the stars for extra pain, but pure victory if you succeed. Clicking once lets you slow down time, but it is limited. Touching any walls is certain death.
There are one hundred eggs hiding in this cute and colourful point-and-click puzzle game, but finding all of them won't be easy! Search and solve simple puzzles to bring smiles to the monkeys on this tastiest of holidays.
Crash planets with Kepler...or, you know, have fun with physics and learn a little bit about the solar system. This webtoy gives you your very own solar system to plan, and 500 years of elapsed time to try to keep it stable.
When the villagers are captured, it's up to one little ninja to save the day... with world-flipping powers! Swap the world around you in this beautiful and polished puzzle platformer to get past baddies, lasers, ice, and much, much more.
Miss Libellule has faced the Queen of Snakes, but now she's in for a watery challenge when a desperate note takes her deep under the sea in the search for two star-crossed lovers and a pile of treasure in this point-and-click adventure.
Play as Tom Jones, one of the greatest explores who was only just a head, as well as his rag tag group of friends to help undo the curse you released. Dodge blow darts, spikes, and more to collect the jewels in this physics game, before pushing the mummies back into eternal rest.
The first thing every general needs to know to defend their planet is strategy. Also, a good grasp of physics, mathematics, and... pool! Pick your angle and take a shot to defend the world against evil space invaders in this clever game!
A well-deserved weekend getaway doesn't end when you expect it to, when you find yourself locked inside the newest escape game by Tesshi-e, where puzzles and clues both logical and obscure are the best amenities you can find in this little lodge.
Pick up your gun and stand against oncoming waves on zombies in this realistic shooter, then manage your group of survivors to scavenge and help defend in between, holding out as long as you can!
Feeling beardless? Spread some bearded love in this humorous physics puzzle game. Arrange blocks so that after you hit play, they'll all be touched by another shape that has some facial hair, thus spreading happiness throughout the land. Because everyone wants a beard.
When her father is swallowed whole by the kraken, our heroine vows to get him back in this cute but simple arcade style fishing simulator! Travel the seas, catching different fish and selling them for the upgrades you need to take you farther.
What started out as a simpler, shorter puzzle game with a sweet love story has been revised into a more substantial—and snarkier—endeavor for fans and newcomers alike. Help Ben and Isabelle navigate through limbo in more than 75 levels of diverse and complex tile-removing puzzles.
Rejoice, picross aficionados! Picross Madness brings you a whopping 620 levels of all shapes and sizes!
There are only two words you need to see before downloading this game: Studio Pixel. The creator of Cave Story has been hard at work on the upcoming sidescrolling platformer Kero Blaster, but in the meantime, we get a free game! Pink Hour serves as a small taster for next month's big release, stuffing plenty of shooting, pixel-perfect jumps, and painfully high level of difficulty into its cute little package.
Your fight may be futile, but that's no reason not to give it all you have! In this dystopian sci-fi shooter, you're the last man standing against the alien invaders, and you won't go out peacefully... how many can you take with you before you go down in flames?
Do you love that old-school feeling of collecting coins? How about navigating precarious platforms and ledges to reach the exit door? Escape various baddies, maze-like environments and an expanding black hole of doom in this energetic and demanding retro platformer.
When your beloved cat Toby goes missing, you scour the town for him, but little do you suspect you're about to take a strange trip and find out the stranger truth behind cats in this short but cute freeware adventure game.
FireRabbit is back with another car-themed point-and-click puzzle game! Fix My Car - Custom Mods takes the hidden object / room escape hybrid formula from the original Fix My Car and gives it a shiny new coat of acrylic urethane paint. This time, instead of fixing the old clunker you're replacing the old parts with shiny new ones. If only sprucing up the old rustbox was half as straightforward in real life!
My Little P.I., My Little P.I., aaa-aa-aaa-aaaaaaahhhh... when Rarity's precious gem is stolen and the only suspect is one tiny Pegasus, it's up to Twilight Sparkle to solve the mystery in this gorgeous free Ace Attorney-styled visual novel adventure based on My Little Pony!
Another day, another room to find yourself inexplicably locked within. Clever puzzles await you within the mysterious room with the white door, and you'll need to find the three wooden tokens to escape this time!
Peter's town is destroyed, and it's totally not his fault! Blame the giant chicken. But whatever the reason, it's up to you to rebuild it, unlocking tons of characters, items, and hilarious animations along the way. Just keep one hand on your wallet, because this game has its eye on it.
Join your favorite oranges you wouldn't want to eat into a tropical pirate adventure. In this physics puzzler favorite, you've again got to figure out how to tuck the fruit away from exceptionally sharp rain drops by dropping and exploding various objects around each level.
It's time for revenge in this launch game. Run, fly, and jump through three different areas to take out the evil gold fish who disrupted your peace of mind. You play a... half goat half man monk who is just looking for some good old eternal peace when a cruel...cyborg fish does the unthinkable and all that is left for you to do is get cold blooded revenge!