Makoto considers himself lucky to get a random inviting to the elite Hope's Peak Academy, but it quickly becomes apparent that he and the other 14 students may be anything but when they discover they're trapped inside, and the only way out... is to kill. A bizarre and creatively twisted surreal visual novel adventure that provides a lot of fun and cleverness, but trips itself up with a lot of tropes and clunky mechanics.
The foyer is aliiiiiiiiive... with the sound of.... TomaTea?! A mini-sized escape game compared to some others the beloved developer has crafted traps you in a small but cozy sitting room with a piano, though there are still plenty of puzzles to satisfy.
Into difficult survival games? Experience this unique navigation adventure — no hunger or thirst here, just using your own navigational skills to get you, your beast of burden and your creaky cart through the elements in a very disorienting barren wasteland in this Pay What You Want indie game.
Alex and her friends, which includes her brand-new "just met tonight" step brother and a girl who blames her for Alex's brother's death, just want to hang out on the island and goof off. Too bad they didn't plan on stumbling across something slumbering beneath. A very character driven indie horror adventure with a human heart at its core.
Tesshi-e serves up another sumptuous escape, when knocking on a mysterious door traps you in an elegant dining hall filled with shining silverware, sparkling crystal... and of course, plenty of puzzles! Don't forget about the Happy Coins!
Also free for Android, in this twisted escape game, a demented version of the Zodiac isn't ready to give you up for the year, and to get out of its clutches, you'll need to solve some puzzles, plus take part in some Undertale-inspired boss battles!
In the wake of an apocalyptic flood that leaves the world devastated and scattered, one lone survivor finds a radio whose signal beckons them downriver. So begins a dangerous and thrilling journey in this gorgeous and captivating indie survival adventure, where danger, excitement, and the scoots lurk around every corner.
- • Button Escape 34
- • Pump it Up
- • Stains and the Yeti
This week on Weekday Escape! Get a taste of the great outdoors with Tototo Room's hidden buttons. Blow up a balloon or two with Vitamin Hana. And topple a mythological creature with the help of your trusty airplane and trustier pup.
What's a viking gotta do to get some cake around here? Well, in this short and silly point-and-click adventure from Carmel Games, you'll have to appease a centuries-old family feud... by picking up something expensive at the local Vikea, of course.
In a far far future where humans have left earth so long ago that the idea of it has become a myth, the human genome is deteriorating. Some believe that if the original human genes that would be found on Earth can save the human race. It's up to one little robot to keep looking for humanity's hope, even if the one he cares about is missing in this game for iOS and Android.
Dakota Winchester is hot on the trail of a legendary gem... the only problem is, so is his jerk of a former mentor! Find the ruby before anyone else does in this short and silly point-and-click adventure from Carmel Games.
In this escape game from Pine Studio, also free for iOS and Android, the tomb doors are locked, and the skeleton in front of them doesn't seem to be a good sign. You'll have to pay close attention to your surroundings and really think carefully to find a way out and end up better than those bones did!
You'll need to find five items bearing the image of the white knight to escape from this latest title from Funkyland... though with a locked gate barring your way right off the bat, you might not be able to ever find your way out if you can't get past it!
Lightbringer Games' wildly popular and exceptionally adorable launch series returns, and this time our penguins are literally shooting for the moon! Buy and upgrade a multitude of parts for your rocket, taking into consideration weight and drag, as well as a ton of bonuses and customisation to help you get to the moon as fast as possible!
Just as you finish building your house and brush back your lovely locks to take it all in, a strong wind blows and carries every last piece of your house away. Kicking you when you're down it also steals all your beautiful hair except for one last strand. Thankfully, you've been gifted teleportation shoes and your quest to take your house back has just begun in this action adventure for Android and iOS!
- • Going Home
- • Choco Escape 4
- • Fish De Escape
This week on Weekday Escape! Vitamin Hana says you can never go home again, at least not until you solve some puzzles. Twinkle serves up something strange but also delicious. And Nagamochi Games has set up an outdoor maze with some very odd fish.
Also free for iOS and Android, in this creepy point-and-click adventure from Rusty Lake, it's your ninth birthday, but despite the festive mood, there's something dark on the horizon. Some frustrating puzzles may hold you back, but a surreal and creative atmosphere will keep you hooked throughout.
Love old school arcade action? Then this free challenging game from Happymagenta for iOS devices may be for you. Race along walls, ceilings, and floors up a randomly generated temple filled with tricks, traps, and baddies to get the highest score you can. Don't stop, and don't slow down!
When a gaudy vase goes missing from a museum, cop Chrys finds herself rechristened as Romance Cop and dragged into working with the eccentric woman known as Romance Detective! A funny, sweet, and definitely silly madcap indie visual novel with a sequel coming later this year that will put a smile on your face.
Cotton candy, beans, and other food are all well and good, but this little piggy wants some pancakes! He's on a mission to find some in this puzzle platformer, and the different nosh you chow down on will bestow various powers to help you get through. Just watch out for veggies!
When you're wanting to become a millionaire you need to save every last coin. Or match every last coin. Travel the world and make your riches by snatching up same colored coins before your time and moves run out in this free puzzle game for iOS and Android.
Do you have a special simian of your own? The monkeys in this cute point-and-click puzzle game from Pencil Kids need your help to track down the three hearts hidden in each stage. The difficulty is low, but it's a fun Valentine's treat for everyone.
You can move away from people, you can lock yourself inside to escape from nature, but you can't never escape what's in your head in this free indie adventure thriller where an old house begins to change itself around you.
Chocolala Studios serves up a short and sweet escape game that traps you in a trendy chocolate shop. A handful of puzzles with some clever clues that might need a second look makes for a game that doesn't overstay its welcome.
Mine ore. Turn it into weapons and armor. Sell it for a profit, then upgrade. AumGames delivers a simple but stylish clicker game with a medieval theme that's available in your browser, or free for iOS and Android.
- • Wood Art
- • Bonno Escape 1
- • Botoriumu
This week on Weekday Escape! Sarameya may have you locked up, but you'll definitely never run out of oxygen! You might not know what's happening with Nagamochi Games, but it's definitely cute. And Vitamin Hana has the way to freedom hidden behind some arts and crafts, so roll up your sleeves.
Matthew's about to take over the family business after his grandmother's death... ghost hunting. In this spooky (but not that scary) short point-and-click adventure from Carmel Games, trap an evil ghost inside a haunted hotel.
Remember wildly addictive incremental idle game Cookie Clicker? Version 2.0 has just hit, bringing with it new buildings, a retooled ascension tree, special features, and much, much more. Get baking, but don't make the grannies angry...
Free for Android and iOS, Cartoon Network serves up a joyfully bizarre brawler as you play eager, punch-minded boy K.O. struggling to help rebuild his shopping center after it's destroyed following a scheme by the wicked Lord Boxman.
You're on the hunt for a legendary demon that's bespelled the woods and all within them in this creepy point-and-click adventure. A short game with superb atmosphere sadly marred by frustrating pixel hunting.
Precious gems, minerals and rare fossils are waiting under the earth for you to bring to light and redeem them in this beautiful, cozy adventure role-playing game with survival elements for Android.
Goody Gameworks serves up a solid if grindy little defensive shooter as you take control of a Templar trying to clear a castle full of demons. Blast away, upgrade and unlock new skills, recruit heroes, and maybe drop a chandelier or three.
You've got yourself some sets of squares and they are all different colours. What you have to do is paint them so that they are monochrome in the end. Sounds easy? Then try doing it in a limited number of moves and while they're all shaking like crazy.
Boyle wanted to rule the world... but that didn't pan out so well, and three years later he's sulking in a town filled with other retired villains. But when a strange mist threatens the world (and his dog), he may have to become a hero... whether he likes it or not. A fabulously fun and cheeky indie RPG with plenty of humour and gameplay.
Ichima's got you trapped in a quaint little room. But to escape, you'll have to learn that there's more than meets the eye. You'll have to be clever and observant... and, unfortunately, do a little bit of pixel hunting.
When some researchers get lost in large cave it's up to you to fly in and get them out safely, as well as collect those sweet sweet gold coins and make your mark on this cavern that no one will forget any time soon in this action-packed game.
You've almost caught it... the mythical Tempala! But it's raced inside a temple full of deadly traps, fire, monsters and more... not that you're going to let that stop you from your goal in this cheeky cartoonish action game.
Bianco-Bianco delivers a short but happily weird escape game with two endings. Trapped in a room with some strange artifacts and mysterious boxes, will you be able to find a way out?
- • Quotidian
- • The Test
- • Symmetry
- • Kromgar the Wedding Planner
- • The Cloister
What can you do in only three days? In 2016 from January 29th to 31st, a staggering 36,000 developers came together to create nearly 7000 games themed around "ritual" for Global Game Jam. Here are just a few of them, playable in your browser!
- • Prepare for the Vacation
- • Stains and the Giant
- • Escape the Car HD
This week on Weekday Escape! Esklavos sends you flying high to deal with a giant with the help of a puppy with a... concerning name. MayMay thinks you deserve a vacation, but you'll have to earn it. And Afro Ninja serves up a remake of a game that's a little long in the tooth with shiny new graphics.
Available free to play on iOS and Android, or for a flat fee on Steam, this adorable indie casual island sim gives you a place to kick back with as you help the town grow around you. Perform quests. Catch bugs. Build a museum. Plant crops and flowers. All this and more await you in a cheery little Animal Crossing-alike that's fun for all ages.
When the bank is robbed, Pegas Games' little red car Wheely is on the case! Figure out what to click on in each level and how to clear a safe way forward as he chases the criminals across town and tries to bring them to justice!
Want to go on an epic quest but don't care for FPS, RPG and other strange abbreviations? Here's some fantasy-themed solitaire! Your land is in trouble, and you must find heroes from all four corners of the kingdom to defeat a horde of pillaging dragons, all through the magic of playing cards.
I.C.S or Instantaneous Combustion Syndrome is one heck of a syndrome. Stand in direct sunlight for too long and poof! Up you go in flames. With this kind of disease it would seem it would be best to stay inside with your favorite game system and spend your days in the dark. But our little hero doesn't have it so lucky in this fast-paced platformer.
Created by Eric Vaughan, this escape game lives up to its name, as you find yourself trapped in a small room. To get out, you'll need to look at things carefully and solve some clever puzzles. Just make sure you stick around for the end!
When a madman with a vendetta against the Mystery Trackers attacks the opera house and absconds with the leader's daughter, saving her is only the beginning as you track him down in this easy but campy and fun hidden-object adventure from Elephant Games.
In this addictive puzzle game from the creator of rymdkapsel, match lines of unbroken coloured tiles to fulfill batches of requests without running out of lives. Sound simple? Well, it may be easy to pick up, but this clever and stylish game for Android and iOS will satisfy any fan of strategic puzzles.
Funkyland is still helping us get ready to go out, and in this installment of the popular, frilly escape series, we'll have to solve some cute and clever puzzles to find a total of five hair clips hidden throughout the room before we can leave.
Waking up from a strange dream to find his reflection gone, the hero in this mysterious adventure tumbles through his mirror to find himself on the other side in a world that seems very like his own.
Flux and her companion JuiceBox are just on their way to deliver some packages when their ship gets destroyed by a giant floating purple space head. Now they're stranded on an alien world, and they'll need to build, bash, and craft their way is they want to get home... as well as deal with the villain himself. A bizarre and fantastically funny indie action adventure with crossplatform play for desktop or Android and iOS that's worth every penny.
- • Give Me Everything
- • Afternoon Tea
- • Escape With the Fire Dragon
This week on Weekday Escape! Vitamin Hana locks you up with a creepy little companion who demands you satisfy her before you can leave. Primera may have trapped you, but there are some refreshments to be had. And Nagamochi Games locks you up with a dragon!... a very cute one that's under glass.
TomaTea takes an artsy approach to this very blue escape game, with a whole host of locked doors, puzzle pieces, and some seriously tricky clues. You'll need to pay close attention to your surroundings if you want to find a way out!
Our famous thief... er, um, treasure hunter is back to try again in this action-packed platformer! Super Dangerous Dungeons has some old, some new, and a much tighter control system that will have you rage quitting purely because of the difficulty and not any flighty controls. Also available for Android and iOS!
Discovering your neighbor is a witch is hard enough. Finding out she's planning on making puppy stew is enough to make the weakhearted faint. Thankfully this Witch also fills up on the tears of defeat of her neighbor Vila. With the promise of one puppy per win can you claim the title of champion of the Witch Games in this puzzle platformer?
Mica: Apoptosis is a free indie horror adventure told from three different points of view of our main heroes. Each one seems so vastly different from the other yet it seems their lives are fated to intertwine. But are these heroes we are watching be born or villains? Though only the first few chapters are available now, more are coming soon!
Why is it that whenever the protagonist's car breaks down in the middle of the night they go to the only house with no lights on? And then they just invite themselves inside as if they owned the place. Serves them right when the door snaps closed behind them. This point-and-click horror escape game has you in such a predicament, but even a rude person like yourself doesn't deserve what's awaiting you in this house.
When the world relies on one hero to save them all from a terrible beast you had better hope he's got more to his arsenal than just jumping and swinging his weapon. Well, that's all this one has got, but in this action-packed puzzle platformer some helpful creatures show him some new powers that will help him bring hope and light back to his people.
Funkyland serves up another installment in this popular escape game series that blends just the right amount of whimsy and puzzles as you search for five items bearing the image of Humpty Dumpty to reveal a way out of this courtyard.
The addictive roguelike strategy series returns to iOS, with a Steam release coming later this year! Delve into randomly generated dungeons and slay your way through, revealing danger or treasures tile by tile. With tons of enemy variety and satisfyingly strategic gameplay that's still accessible to newcomers, Shattered Lands is formidable.
Do you like mahjong? Do you want a lot of it? With nearly a thousand levels, multiple modes, and special tiles, this incarnation is hard to beat. Rebuild ancient temples to appease gods as you deal with sliding tiles, locked or hidden spaces, and more.
Of all the mysterious things that could suddenly appear in your apartment and be the cause of worry, a potted plant isn't that high up on the list. But that's because you've never seen a plant like this before in this Twine-based text adventure with multiple endings.
Accused of terrorism and thrust into the middle of a conspiracy to ignite a war, knight Lucian teams up with streetsmart mechanic Ingrid and capable princess Soha to clear their names in this gorgeous, engaging indie RPG with challenging combat and likable characters.
In this short but unsettling bit of interactive fiction, one girl flees for her life after the end of the world, pursued by creatures who will devour her, flesh and bone, or take everything that makes her human.
Divided into two worlds with their own set of rules, test subjects must find a way to pass the test and accomplished their shared goal. Isolated Subject, by Crneumre, is a platform puzzle game where you must figure out what is the special action in each of the worlds and then switch between the rules to succeed.
- • Five Worlds Escape
- • Free the Dogs 3
- • Koubou's Brush
This week on your Weekday Escape! Detarame Factory wants to bring a little colour into your life to help you break out. Vitamin Hana's pooches are locked up yet again. And Esklavos sends you high into the sky for a tripe through floating islands.
Someone is targeting brain farms in the land of the dead, and zombie Detective Margh is on the case in this remake of an interactive comic adventure that offers additional choices and interactivity to players.
Alice seems aptly named for a blonde little girl who finds herself in a strange wonderland. Except there is a lot less wonder and a lot more terror in this free indie horror adventure But our brave little heroine is a lot more confident as she strives to find a way out of this nightmare.
When evil Queen Amethyst decides to take over the land, heroes come out of the woodworks to keep her at bay in this tactical turn-based card game. Progress in the campaign, or compete in the arena to win prizes. Level up your heroes and collect and upgrade cards to battle through all the baddies she sends your way.
Don't ever upset the Mushroom King, or you'll wind up like Bad Viking, who will never know the joy of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich again unless he can figure out a way to lift the curse in this very silly point-and-click adventure, also free for iOS and Android.
Winkletown is full of crime, and it's up to you to clean it up in this clever and cute little logic puzzle game! To figure out whodunnit, you'll need to question the locals and use the clues they give you to spot the crook in each randomly generated case.
Also available for Android and iOS, this puzzle game needs you to match the colours and tiles of the playing field to the grid on the left, but with limited moves and increasingly more elaborate stages, the 200 included levels (not to mention the included level editor to make, share, and play your own within the game) will take you time to topple.
Adult Swim's wildly popular and profane adult cartoon series goes RPG in this free game for iOS and Android! Someone is separating Mortys from their Ricks all throughout the multiverse, and it's up to you to find out who, though you'll need to prove yourself to the Council of Ricks by earning badges from battling other Morty trainers. High on fantastic production value but unexpectedly drastically toned down in tone makes Pocket Mortys easily accessible to just about anyone.
- • Jigsaw New Year
- • Five Islands Escape
- • It's Everything
This week on your Weekday Escape! Esklavos strands you on a group of tropical islands you'll need to build your way out of. Amajeto rings in the New Year in a very familiar but somewhat chilly fashion. And Vitamin Hana has you well and truly trapped behind towering walls, though not without tools...
You've attracted the attention of a curious person calling themselves The Craftsman, and if you can prove yourself, you'll discover that there's far more to the world than meets the eye in this enormous, captivating puzzle adventure from Fireproof Games that will keep you hooked all the way through.
In this short but challenging free indie horror stealth game, you'll have to be quick to outwit the horrifying creatures roaming the halls. The story is a little TOO deliberately vague, and some clunky movement makes for the occasional unfair demise, but incredible atmosphere and a great concept makes this game by a student developer one to check out.
Eilo Landa has brought us some great logic games, like Sum Tracks and Finite Moves. And the newest simple puzzle is Wise Turn, holding all the great puzzle logic we love but without the math some of their other games require.
Like a challenge? Then you might just like this high-difficulty action-packed platformer from Rhete that demands fast reflexes as you swiftly swap colours to dodge between hails of bullets, lasers, and other deadly traps to rescue your friends.
Harvest resources and build an expansive array of facilities — starting with basic raw materials and finishing with high-tech goods — in this streamlined, conceptual retro resource management strategy incremental!
In this choose-your-own text adventure for Android and iOS, a logger wakes up hours after a hazy event to find the site destroyed and his crew missing. As you hunt for them, however, the choices you make will determine how things play out in this compellingly creepy and atmospheric tale.
Blink and you'll miss it, but if you're looking for a short, easy little point-and-click puzzle game about a funky rabbit with a whole lot of neon, then this is most definitely the game for you.
X-Mas World has been overthrown by the wicked Snow Boom! It's up to sleepy Mr. Splibox to save the day in this Christmassy physics puzzle platformer... with a little help from the Spliboxes, of course, who are always willing to lend you a step up!
Ever had a night out with friends in nature, enjoying the sounds of the fire, staring into the night sky and willing to talk about anything since you're so bored and the last bits of good gossip were shared an hour ago? Free indie game Longest Night is exactly that as a group of friends turn towards the constellations to help pass the time with one another. While recounting the history from long ago of the very odd world they live in we may even learn a few things about their own past.
Jack's little sister Nikki has been possessed by the spirit of an ancient witch, and he'll team up with a talking ferret to get her back in this over-the-top but gorgeously weird casual hidden-object adventure that's a pleasantly creative and stunning tale, if more than a little convoluted.
- • Jump Over
- • New Year 2016
- • Wicked Escape Zero
This week on Weekday Escape! A snowy outdoor yard to help you ring in the New Year, though sadly there are no cats to be found. An escape where the way out isn't a door but rather up and over. And you won't be able to take anything at face value in a game that's determined to play with your brain.
Also available for Android, in this creepy underwater indie puzzle platformer, you play a lone diver exploring the crumbling hulk of a sunken ship, but you may not be prepared for what you find inside. Despite some kinks, an excellent short, scary gem with an itty-bitty admission fee that delivers big on atmosphere for a satisfying adventure.
Your brother went missing twenty years ago, but when you return to your hometown to check on his memorial, you find yourself swept into the underworld, where possible salvation lies at the heart of a great maze. A stunning, magical hidden-object adventure with a high coat of polish that might be a little too simple for some when it comes to any challenge.
Also free for iOS and Android, this simple but addictive multiplayer arcade game has you zipping around as a dot, trying to eat as many smaller dots as possible while avoiding being eaten yourself. While some may find it a little too basic, it's captured the
A little jail time never hurt anyone... at least, nobody who could break out and bash his way through a castle filled with monsters to take revenge! Hack and slash through dangerous demons and find new weapons in this action-packed platformer.
Made in just three days for a Ludum Dare competition, is this cute and retro papercraft game merely an innocent sim where you care for a virtual pet and help it grow up big and strong? Mmmmaaaaaaaybe... or maybe not.
Married life isn't the perfect bliss restaurant whiz Emily has hoped for... or at least, she and her husband seem to be bickering a lot more than usual. But when their daughter Paige comes down with a bizarre illness and the only cure is on the other side of the world, everyone will come together in this latest installment of the wildly popular casual time management series.
Nitrome takes a turn... for strategy! In this puzzle game that's free (with ads, with option to remove for a fee) for iOS and Android, you're a tiny knight moving turn by turn through dangerous and puzzling levels filled with monsters, traps, and more. With endless levels to test how far you can go and a winning design, Rust Bucket is a no-brainer puzzle game for your pocket.
When mutants come knocking at the secret lab's door, it's up to you to pick up your gun and blast them away in this grindy but fast-paced arena shooter that's full of upgrades and only gets more chaotic as you go.
Sasha, Nikka, and Dimitri are great warriors loyal to the Dark Lord, and they've been sent to bring his son home when Prince Alexei elopes with an inferior (and smelly) human bride. In this quirky, funny free indie RPG adventure, they're scouring the castle for the prince, and wreaking plenty of mayhem, too.
Lo.Nyan's room escape is lovely to look at, and full of secrets. Though it may look ordinary and inviting, start poking around and you'll find puzzles and clues everywhere in this sunny, cozy space. Time to take out the camera!
Running a kingdom isn't as complicated as you think in this super cute and super simple sim made in just three days... all you have to do as the king is say yes or no to the decisions presented by your subjects. With 37 different characters and over 150 decisions, can you raise your population to greatness?
We all knew hoverboards were bound to lead to ruin, and in this high-difficulty action game, you've annoyed a demon by racing through its temple over and over, and now you have to speed through each deadly room in under ten seconds... or you'll explode!
Fantasy political machinations and underhanded dirty tricks abound in this single and online multiplayer indie card and board game of strategy and whimsical intrigue. Play it alone, online, or with two to six friends you didn't plan on keeping anyway.
After a space anomaly you, Captain Welmu for the Spacefleet, end up on the far side of the galaxy all alone with only your A.I unit to keep you company. On your way to returning home you run into a weak signal for help coming from a planet called Hox. Decided to appease your curiosity you go down to see if you can help, only, of course, to end up getting into your own predicament in this free online demo for a larger planned point-and-click adventure.
Times are tough for murderers these days with the Investigator prowling the streets solving crimes left and right, always with a handy sidekick. There is no case that has gone unsolved since Investigator the Alligator has come along, and with his sidekicks that help him he's sure to always have an audience to appreciate his brilliance and all his puns in this point-and-click mystery.
Mateusz Skutnik saves us all from 2015 in this little point-and-click game, but first we've got to help him find the new year before it can begin! Hunt through different beautifully photographed scenes to find different buttons to activate the machinery you need to ring in 2016!