Mysterious incidents occur on a cruise ship half a century apart, and it's up to you to discover the truth in The Misadventures of Detective Butler, a mystery visual novel by Goldbar Games. While two-dimensional characters hold the story from reaching its full potential, it is an entertaining yarn with a classic Golden Age Whodunnit feel and polished visuals and sound.
- • Mom's First Class Reunion
- • The Games of Escape
- • SleepWalking
Esklavos, no1game, and newcomer SnailCraft combine to serve up the three free piping hot games of this week's Weekday Escape. How do YOU get yourself psyched up and properly attired to play escape games? Bet you can't beat my method.
In this strategic turn-based RPG, free to play for your iOS and Android, you'll win heroes and unlock powerful souls as you choose your paths across maps, even duking it out against other players in the arena if you so decide!
Blink and you'll miss it, but Carmel Games serves up a satisfyingly silly little tale of customer service comeuppance when one employee goes above and beyond in this short point-and-click puzzle game.
In one night, Jacqueline Brown's life was flipped upside down. A murder needs to be solved as well as finding out who tried to kill her. Things would be much smoother for her in this free visual novel, if it wasn't for the fact that in result of the car accident she is left blind, mute, and paralyzed. All her friends and family members think she is in a coma, but she can still see light and hear every guilty word her visitors say.
You're locked in one again, and this time the only way to escape... is to find and eat 10 cookies! What sort of monster would design such a delicious trap?!... well, MayMay, of course!
This topdown puzzle shooter has you controlling a little squadron of units one at a time, choreographing their movements and shots for maximum efficiency within the ten second window you're allotted. Click a unit, control him for ten seconds with the [WASD] keys and the [mouse], and then do it all over again with the next guy.
The monkeys are looking for 20 leprechauns this time around in the four-leaf-clover-ridden installment of PencilKids' beloved point-and-click puzzle series, but the wee people are crafty, and you'll need to search high, low, and behind all manner of locks to find them.
Even if your bathroom breaks don't typically end in needing to track down ten little green men and solve several puzzles in order to escape, don't you think you should play this game by no1game anyway... you know, just so you're prepared?
They're just your average monsters living in a junkyard trying to gather all the food and materials they can before the place closes at the end of the month! A simple and repetitive action game that still manages to shine and charm thanks to a great sense of humour and endearing story and characters.
The stylish, neon-soaked point-and-click puzzle series comes to an abrupt and puzzling close as PI Rick must solve an odd mixup of puzzles to set right the bizarre events from the rest of the series.
Tony and her brothers Pablo and Octavio are just your average, ordinary kids who can turn into playground equipment, but searching for snails near an abandoned factory puts both them, and their hearts, in grave danger in this clever, unexpectedly warm free indie horror adventure that deals with family and humanity.
- • Button Escape 30
- • Fruit Kitchens No.18: Pomegranate Red
- • Find the Escape-Men 141: EM Bucket Challenge
Take a break: Slow down, live in the moment, appreciate your surroundings and...escape! Once again it's time for Weekday Escape and this week we have three games made perfect for honing your observation skills. Seek out seven pomegranates in FunkyLand's modernly hip kitchen, play hide-and-seek with No1 Game's little green men, and then search out eleven little grey buttons in Tototo Room's latest.
Have you ever imagined what it would be like to colonize a distant planet? Jump into the shoes of a space pioneer in this sci-fi interactive fiction. The decisions you make effect not just your relationship with your new husband, but potentially the whole planet. What will you choose?
In this unsettling horror adventure from Maninu and translated by vgperson, a young girl finds herself sucked into one of her own paintings, where danger hides behind a surreal and deceptively idyllic appearance. Nine endings and environmental storytelling makes Bevel's Painting creative and compelling, but clunky and unintuitive conditions for the "best" endings frustrate.
This little boy and his mother want to go see the cherry blossoms, but before they can, he'll need to find everything for a good (and tidy!) picnic in their small apartment in this cute point-and-click puzzle game.
Atomas is a simple but beautiful free puzzle game for your iOS where you combine elements to create larger ones around a circular board by choosing where to place the elements you're given, and the signs to match up identical ones.
The bunny, mouse, and elephant are back, and they're still trapped in the same body thanks to a meddling witch! Help them solve platforming puzzles and evade goblins in this cute game, though the floaty controls will make you wish it had more polish to go with its charm.
Help Cloudia pass her test to become a weather mage by popping clouds for her to dodge obstacles and dangers as she flies through surreal worlds filled with coins for upgrades in this easy but appealingly storybook-like arcade game.
In this very retro action RPG made in just four days, Princess Remedy descends to Hurtland to heal a prince, find her missing friend, and save every sick person, animal, tulip, slime, and monster by blasting their sickness away.
The monkeys are in Swampville in this latest installment of the popular point-and-click adventure series, and they're hunting for a special talisman... but to get it, they'll have to crack a few codes and help some of the weirder locals out.
Papa Louie can't catch a break... his cruise ship has been attacked by frosty enemies who have sucked him and all his customers into another dimension! It's up to you to save the day, and with 28 unlockable characters and tons of challenges, you'll be at this polished platformer for quite some time.
One little rabbit wants nothing to do with carrots... in fact, in this morbidly funny stealthy puzzle platformer, all he wants is a taste of the OTHER white meat. Help him sneak past his disapproving bunny friends, avoid carrots, and more on his way to chow down.and some
The family that slaughters demon beasts together, stays together. Shoot through the hordes of monsters to get back your little baby before he/she becomes a sacrifice.
- • Chick Hide and Seek 21
- • Girls Room No.4: Eye Shadow
- • The Big Crab Escape
Yuri, FunkyLand, and Esklavos share the Weekday Escape spotlight this week, well qualified to bust your boredom and satisfy your need for escape with cuteness, whimsy and artistic flare.
Anita works on a beautiful tropical island for the local cruise line, so when a passenger's luggage goes missing, she's got to track it down in this short and silly point-and-click game from Carmel Games!
Neutral serves up a mellow and mini escape to start your day off... there's even breakfast to be had, which may help take the sting out of some disappointingly unintuitive puzzle design!
Who knows what absurd thing you'll find lurking under the surface of the earth in this strategic match-3 game. Draw a line connecting three or more of the same item to upgrade the item into something new. How deep can you go?
Chacha delivers an escape game that makes you use your brain, as you're faced with such devilish conundrums as codes of all kinds, locked doors, comfy couches, and... horror or horrors... a coffee maker!
You are a kitten in a catnip forest, and you're alone... at least, for now. Though slow to start, this incremental idle simulation gradually opens up to an impressive degree as you grow and upgrade your tiny kitten settlement into an advanced civilization.
Nabi's family curse means finding love could be deadly, but she's got more on her mind than romance with school starting... and an old friend who's suddenly avoiding her. A short but sweet visual novel.
A beautiful Princess has fallen under a cursed sleep along with the whole forest. Lost in this enchantment for hundreds of years the cry for a hero has grown louder. All that is needed to save them is a brave Prince with a pure heart and some puzzle solving skills.
If you love Clicker Heroes, Varagtp's gorgeous little incremental idle RPG with the Paper Mario-esque aesthetic might just catch your eye. Upgrade your warrior and the abilities of your rogue and wizard as you click and slay your way through an endless tide of monsters!
If you can't figure out a way to pull in more customers, the hamburger stand across the way will drive you out of business at the end of the week in this deceptively difficult game of strategy where the best sign wins... but crafting it is much harder than you'd think.
It's cold outside in this latest escape/puzzle game from no1games, and your mother wants you to clear the snow away and find a way to get the heater working before she gets home... which naturally entails finding ten little green men too!
Expect the unexpected and all the weirdness you can handle in Mibibli's Quest. When you're not shooting your way to face off against the evil Crocobili, you're dancing to avoid getting shot or talking with satanic cultist. It's just a day in the life of Mibibli.
A relaxing, ambient and minimalist puzzle game. You move your bouncing blue box left and right with the arrows, deleting every box you land on as you go. Some boxes require more than one bounce so prepare to do some mental gymnastics as you try to delete each one.
If you want to escape from this itty-bitty house, you'll need to do something so heinous we can hardly speak it... find and DEVOUR ten whole cupcakes, solving a few whimsical puzzles along the way!
- • Escape from the Dark Maze
- • Fruit Kitchens No.17: Prune Violet
- • February Escape
It's time again for three more escape games to make your time in front of the computer feel a little more captivating. Get lost in one of Hottategoya's challenging mazes, then find seven prunes in FunkyLand's kitchen before heading to Rose Key's simple little office for an escape-the-room sojourn.
Blast your way through a whopping twenty massive bosses, each with their own unique abilities, environments, and attacks, and earn powerful new equipment in this fast-paced follow-up to the original arcade shooter.
no1game's POKO escape is more than a little strange, but that's part of its charm! Can you figure out how to escape with a toaster, a contrary sink, little grey heads, and a cryptic clue or two?
Cheery and clever, this escape game from Sanpoman isn't in English, but all you'll need to escape this garden is some observational skills and a few changes in perspective, making it the perfect break from your day.
A pig's gotta eat, and what better than an acorn? Use ropes, bubbles, and more to get your swines to the prize in this physics puzzler. Watch out for spikes and your pigs will be feasting in no time!
The Static Speaks My Name by Jesse Barksdale is a first-person exploration-based adventure that takes place in a lonely house with random documents scattered all over the place. And while jump scare won't be showing up, there's no shortage of atmospheric creepiness, as you step into the shoes and home of one messed-up individual. A short experience, but one most disturbing and darkly comedic.
Sometimes it's not so bad to rely only on yourself. Especially when there are multiple versions of you lying around, and they can freeze in space in time to become useful platforms and stepping-stones for you to get around on. Help one man... er, men... escape from the dark place he... er, they have become trapped in. Never has the phrase "pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps" been so literal as it is in this thematic puzzle-platformer.
What can you do in sixty seconds? Well, you'd better hope it's long enough to raise an army in this simple but cute simulation/action game, where you lead your tiny tribe against seemingly impossible odds, while managing their cash and soldiers each day.
The hit phenomenon anime and manga series goes mobile, in a free-to-play RPG that follows Monkey D. Luffy on a story full of all the weird characters and pirate panic fans love. Exceptionally high production values and fun cutscenes lend it a lot of appeal, but its initially addictive simple gameplay may prove TOO simple in the long run for some.
The popular arcade series is back with a third installment! Beat pinatas and sell the candy they drop to earn upgrades... the better to beat them harder! Though it might be too simple for some, it's colourful and oddly addictive, and a fine way to indulge your sweet tooth.
no1game's latest escape game has a very simple setup... you're in a convenience store, and you can't get out, so track down the ten familiar little green men to help show you the way! Short and very silly, this one is on the light and easy side, suitable for a pit stop of your own.
Deqaf Studios serves up a simple but solid turn-based fighting game. Pick your hero, then work your way through four different foes to win the tounament, matching tokens on the board to increase your chances of pulling off the corresponding skill.
Clifford's pipes have gotten all rearranged but he needs that fresh cool liquid fast so swap the pipes positions as quick as you can in this simple but cute puzzle game, also available free for iOS and Android!
The Doodles are coming! The Doodles are coming! Defend your paper kingdom from the invading undead in this lane-based tower defense game. Although its setup looks familiar, this game places a big emphasis on upgrading your units and exploring their different abilities! Stop giant zombies, prisons with legs, and angry tanks from ruining your day. Take back your inky domain!
- • Girls Room No.3: Nail Polish
- • Button Escape 29
- • Room 4: Cafe
Are you looking to indulge in more fun free online escape games? You came to the right place then because, as on every Wednesday for Weekday Escape, there is where you'll find three awesome new escape games to play. This time around, Tototo Room has hidden eleven buttons in a quirky design, FunkyLand has hidden five bottles of nail polish in a whimsical room, and Ichima has hidden...well, there are puzzles in a cafe that you happen to be locked in. Enjoy!
Q: What has Dryads, Treants, Elf Wizards and the Loch Ness Monster? A: We do! Collect and combine hundreds of cards to battle the villains of Little Town in this off- or online card-dueling role-playing game for Android and iOS!
Bugs make the world go 'round in this creepy crawly incremental idle game. All you have in the beginning are piles of growing larvae, but with enough of them you can make drones to gather meat, and with enough of them you can make queens to create powerful attack bugs, and with enough of THEM... well... you get the idea.
In this latest point-and-click puzzle game from no1game, one little girl's mother thinks she's big enough to do the laundry all by herself, and she's written down a list of all the items to find and what she needs to do with them. You'll need to search the house for the clothes, which is easier said than done with puzzles and codes in your way, and then follow the rest of the instructions!
Combine elements to create the next highest tier in this simple but elegant match-3 puzzle game that incorporates elements of Tetris. Though nowhere near as full-featured as its upcoming commercial cousin, it's clean, addictive, and surprisingly clever.
Don't let the artwork and the colour palette bring you down! Yonashi serves up a short but very sweet escape game that shows you exactly why people love their cute and clever games to break up your day without taking a lot out of it.
Tammy Jo knows she could do a better job than the hotel's in-house singer, Neel, who's been driving customers away for years, and her boss is finally giving her a chance to prove it in this quirky point-and-click adventure from Carmel Games.
It's a mad world out there with werewolves, vampires, mutant rats and more zombies than all the others combined. But, thankfully, there seems to be an equal amount of bullets and endlessly flowing alcohol so at least we can join in that madness and have one heck of a time in this over-the-top shooter from IriySoft.
This physics puzzle game has you lobbing scrolls of enlightenment towards the ignorant masses. Bounce them off walls and platforms and use rocks to activate levers to better reach each faithless convert.
The monkeys are back, wandering through a pink wonderland in search of the only thing that could possibly make them happy in this Valentines themed point-and-click puzzle game... a whopping seventy fluffy Valentines bunnies, who are hiding absolutely everywhere!
Martin Kool returns with another addictive minimalist puzzler! In this companion to addictive hit 0h h1, figure out how many blue dots are on the field by using the numbers others display when they "see" other blue dots in their row or column, but remember... red dots block their view!
Running around an apocalyptic landscape your only goal in mind is those flickering doors. Pitfalls dot the land ahead of you and the only other living things only seek your death. Can you find your way to your mysterious goal?
Cyberkat is a digital kitty in a high-tech world, and he's got a hankering for some seafood! Help him hunt down digital fish, crabs, scallops, and more in this side-scrolling shooter.
Who says you'll never make a million bucks? With Hyper Hippo's super silly incremental idle game, you'll make a LOT more than that, starting with lemonade stands and working your way up to oil companies and more... with a few managers, upgrades, and heavenly investment, of course.
A good date goes bad, and all because you couldn't keep your hands to yourself when it comes to evil books! Now, with the help of a tiny Cthulhu, you'll have to race and blast your way through hordes of monsters and big bosses to rescue your date in this gorgeous but grindy arcade game.
If your idea of relaxing is to be trapped inside an escape game thanks to Mr. K, Tesshi-e has your back with another game that will have you waking up your brain if you ever hope to crack some of its codes.
In this first chapter of Miwashiba's free indie RPG adventure, shut-in but all around good guy Nanashi's lazy life is turned upside down when he discovers a girl with no memories... but she'd rather he make friends before focusing on her! With a surprising and intriguing mystery at its core and stunning high-quality presentation with a custom soundtrack, 1bitHeart is shaping up to be something huge.
What do cats dream of when they sleep? According to this adorable game originally made in just five days for a competition, it's all about strange and unexpectedly challenging platforming through a surreal Metroidvania-style world.
Created in just two days, this simple but striking and oddly thrilling game has you diving deep beneath the waves to lure the massive evil spirits threatening your village to the surface so you can slay them with your bow!
- • Alice House No.10: Where Is Alice?
- • May May's 2nd Room
- • Find the Escape-Men 137: A Winter Room
That certain love holiday is just around the corner, so this week's edition of Weekday Escape serenades you with three lovely and sweet, or at least rather fun, escape games to play. And maybe I also wrote a few lines of bad poetry. Or maybe I just woke up in a locked room and found it already written that way. Who can tell?
TomaTea provides yet another lovely, mellow escape, though why you'd ever want out of this cozy cafe with its well-stocked bar, desserts, presents and flowers is beyond me! Though it may appear simple, there's more than meets the eye, and this one has puzzles enough to make for a fine and mellow bit of relaxation no matter what time of day it is.
What better way to show someone you care this Valentine's Day than by making them a special box of chocolates? But the little girl in this extra cute point-and-click puzzle game from no1game could use some help finding everything she needs on her list!
This incremental game features the very foundations of reality itself as your currency. Click to buy subatomic particles and generate atoms which you can use to spend on more and more complex forms of matter as you go. Protons and neutrons give way to blood cells and coffee beans. A fascinating educational game.
Blink and you'll miss it, but this point-and-click puzzle game, developed in just 48 hours for the 2015 Global Game Jam, still has a clever handful of levels where figuring out what you're supposed to be doing is part of the fun!
Tsure Game 5.2 is a short but satisfying escape-the-room by Paradise Kung Fu. You're trapped underground with only a plain white box. Point and click to experiment with the gadgets and puzzles all around the cube if you want to earn your freedom. It's not as simple as it seems!
The monkeys are back on another Western adventure, and this time they've got their eyes on some treasure! In this cute point-and-click puzzle adventure, search the hills and the nearby town to find what the monkeys are after.
The land of Ederra is at peace, which is good for your life as a knight at a border crossing. But when a group of armed men charge past, claiming to have "business" with the king, it's up to you to follow and determine just exactly what that "business" is. Ender Story: Chapter One is an engaging first installment of a free RPG.
In this cute, short escape game from no1game, you're a prince who's sick of having someone follow you around all the time and never getting a moment to yourself. Find a way out of your room to evade your bodyguards and enjoy some "you" time!
Tiny vampire, meet tiny vampire hunter! In this creepy Metroidvania adventure, explore a dark and spooky castle for new skills, secret passages, and power-up hearts, in order to take down its dangerous overlord. The twist? Although it make be huge to our hero, this entire castle fits on a single screen! But just because you can see everywhere you need to go doesn't mean this adventure will be easy, and the local monsters would still love to make a meal out of you. Maybe size really DOESN'T matter...
- • Girls Room No.2: Cheek Rouge
- • 1st Room
- • Table
FunkyLand, MayMay and Amakuchi Game are the illustrious three designers to make their way into the Weekday Escape spotlight this week. All three's creations manage to pack in a large dose of puzzle-centric amusement into small packages, making them perfect for a midweek break any time at all.
Psionic delivers a creepy Unity-driven horror adventure in this jumpscare-tastic game. A letter from a colleague who previously spent his career trying to debunk your claims of the paranormal leads you to a dark house with a darker secret. Can you escape?
Turn-based RPG roguelike meets Russian roulette in this clever minimalist browser game that's still in development. Hop around different quadrants filled with monsters and items, but the catch is you never know which tile you'll land on! How far can you go before you die?
Help three adorable pandas get their camera back in this cute point-and-click puzzle game. Follow the ninjas who took your camera by working together and helping others as you make your way to the exit.
In this Ludum Dare title, you're a knight fighting your way through an ever-shifting dungeon encompassed entirely by one screen. Scamper about, doing battle with skeletons and collecting treasure before the timer hits zero. You'd better make sure you're on the right portal when it does!
Squelch your way to gelatinous victory! You'll have to be pretty crafty if you want to master this fantasy tactical simulation where you play as the slimes and take over the heroes, free for iOS and Android!
Created in 48 hours for Global Game Jam, this wonderfully daft physics puzzle game/simulator has you assembling furniture. Yes, that's right. Use the mouse to snap each peg into each hole and watch your mangled lamps and coffee tables gradually take up your room.
Those vile eggs are always coming up with some way to bunk up the place. Apparently in the last three games your efforts weren't enough and now the population of dino eggs is at an all time high. Time for you to thin the crowd and save us all from the overpopulation of eggs with faces in this physics puzzle.
ScriptWelder returns with another clever anti-escape game, this time taking a more point-and-click adventure route as you desperately search for a way to secure an abandoned building against a horde of incoming undead. You have limited time, and your actions have consequences... can you figure out how to stay safe and alive?
A wizard sets out one dark night to lay to rest all the monsters and undead lurking across the land in this short and simple but very sweet classic action adventure also free for iOS and Android. Though it may not prove much of a challenge, its pitch-perfect retro feel will appeal to any nostalgic gamer.
Mr. Y loves escape games, as you well know, but did you also know he loves the classic anime Detective Conan? You'll need to do some detective work and deductive reasoning of your own in order to triumph over this challenging escape by Tesshi-e!
Burt is testing out a new drug for a medical study. With a new onset of reality changing symptoms he must cross a landscape covered with spikes and pits to get back to the doctor, who gives him more pills and the cycle continues with a new mind bending twist.
No matter what time of year it is, a TomaTea escape is always worth celebrating, and though this Christmas themed game is a little smaller than their usual titles, it's got all the charm and cleverness fans have come to love and expect!
Pine Games' traps you in a very Hollywood hacker's lair in this stylish escape game, also free for iOS and Android! With codes and equipment strewn throughout the room, will you ever get out before they instagram our firewalls and hack our internets?
- • Escape from the Similar Rooms 18
- • Find the Escape-Men 135: A Typical Escape Game 3
- • Fruit Kitchens No.16: Banana Yellow
Hottategoya, No1Game, and FunkyLand make up this week's edition of Weekday Escape... now who would ever possibly want to escape from that?
Help Joe navigate a bewildering but beautiful neon world in this short and surreal point-and-click puzzle game... it may be low on difficulty, but it most certainly is not low on charm or style!
Aliens have landed in Mexico, and they've transformed an entire city into a retro video game! It's up to a band of plucky geeks with gaming know-how to drive out the extraterrestrials and save their town. This shooter takes inspiration from classic games like Contra, so you'll be running and gunning through platforming stages as you shoot down your alien foes. But did we mention your weapons are things like corn chips and ham?
In this interactive comic that follows the first Ghostbusters movie, the guys find themselves dealing with a very unusual spook. Choose the next panel to impact the story, and kick back for a pitch-perfect, funny homage to the beloved franchise.
Trapped and in isolation from the world your only solace comes through letters that are slipped under your door. Who are these people who send you letters? Are they even real? And would it matter if they are not?