Kegs of gunpowder make for an explosive good time in this original puzzle game. Draw a path of gunpowder, light it on fire, and blow up the safe to take your money back from the bad guy. A whimsical cross of a Road Runner cartoon and Robin Hood is sure to delight players of all ages, available for iPad and iPhone or your PC.
Yonashi serves up an escape set in a cozy but bustling little kitchen, where puzzles and yet more puzzles abound. While some solutions may be a little convoluted, on the whole, the satisfyingly smart and creatively cute design makes Kitchen in Summer an easy recommendation.
Creepy, subtle, and unfortunately very, very slow, this text-based horror game about waking up from a strange nightmare only to find your house pervaded with a disorienting sense of wrongness was created in just a month, and is an intriguing example of experimental storytelling.
Where has all the olive oil gone? It's not just Italian chefs asking--in the world of Histria, olive oil is a magically powerful substance. Join Silvian, a wayward adventurer with a magic crystal, as he dodges bandits and hunts down these mystical fruits in this hand-drawn point-and-click adventure game that blends aspects of comics, fantasy novels, and good ol' fashioned puzzle-solving.
One pup stands alone against a totally terrifying alien invasion in this simple but fun classic platformer. Use the power of your barks to destroy alien baddies as you hop through levels, collecting bones and other tokens.
- • Girls Room No. 12: Hair Brush
- • Find the Five Airplanes
- • The Postal Machine
This week on your Weekday Escape! An escape from a second-time creator that starts off simple and gets more elaborate and mysterious as you progress. A room filled with frills, happy music, and hairbrushes. And a bunch of airplanes locked away behind puzzles and codes!
All Pia wants to do is help people, but she doesn't have much confidence in herself beyond her abilities as a pharmacist. When she sets out determined to help a town ravaged by an incurable disease, however, she winds up on a journey that proves she's made of sterner stuff than she thinks in this massive free indie action RPG packed with crafting and randomly generated dungeons from Fantasy Factory, and translated by vgperson.
If you've ever daydreamed about taking the sort of vacation that involves solving puzzles and playing escape games all day long, Tesshi-e has you covered with a trip to their "Escape Hotel", where wonderful things await those who can find all the Happy Coins... if the oh-so-cozy atmosphere doesn't make you want to sleep the days away and never leave!
Ayo sets out to retrieve a magic stone in this kid-centric physics-based platform game, where you'll swap gravity, leap on swings, make bridges with blocks and more to escape all manner of baddies who want to get Ayo down.
Grow your army, one click at a time, in this incremental idle game from Deqaf Studio. Though perhaps a little too simple for some, a great visual style and casual pick-up-and-dominate gameplay may make it a good choice to fill your spare time.
Discover the next free clicky-clicky game you'll want for Android and iOS — a tile-based collapse game with a classic dungeon crawl theme and plenty of crafting thrown for good measure by Super Ultra Hyper!
Ishara's family promised her a grand ship in return for her exile. When she comes back to claim it she finds they have given it to her twin sister for her wedding day! Chaos ensues as Ishara tries on her pirate boots, but instead of a clean get away, fate forces her to be stuck with her sister or her sister's fiance in this free indie visual novel.
Watch as destinies intertwine and pasts scream out for future consequences in this free indie interactive tale by Eight Bit Skyline. The story is linear, but the choices you make as you interact with characters and your surroundings pull you into the finely crafted drama, and leave you with chills.
Play dominoes in a whole new way in Domino Drop. In this puzzle game, decide where to drop dominoes at the top of the screen. When two or more of the same number touch, they disappear, clearing space for you to continue. How high can you get your score?
Life is tough in "The Womb", where every move you do is being watched by the unseen. And when all you can do in the beginning is switch gravity things are going to get rough because nothing is held back in this macabre, challenging action/puzzle platformer.
The earth's got a bomb inside of it! If that sounds strange to you, well, obviously what you didn't know is that the earth is also comprised of elaborate puzzle codes you need to decipher in order to unlock different layers and dive deeper into it... naturally! The beloved point-and-click puzzle Dismantlement series makes a return, where you'll need perspective to solve its mysteries.
Four tyrannical overlords have taken over the four tastiest soups at the dinner buffet! As one brave, cigar-chomping Rambo rubber ducky, kick 'em out and make the soup safe once again in this arcade action shooter! Take out waves of prawns, cheese, and croutons with you guns, mines, and magnets, and be sure to rescue your fellow duckies in the process! You'll automatically shoot at anything that draws near, so focus on avoiding damage so you can win the day!
As a curious blind kitten in search of your friend, you must travel across town and use your senses and sound to reveal obstacles and make your way around, in this simple but gorgeous little experimental platformer made in just 72 hours.
Rotate and cut up three dimensional shapes to reduce them to boring ol' "two dee" in as few slices as possible in this simple but stylish little puzzle game that might prove to be a bit TOO simplistic for those who have seen similar ideas before.
- • DIY
- • Mango Jam
- • Lunar Escape
This week on your Weekday Escape! A tasty treat that will only open the way to freedom for you after you've brewed some up. Some household repairs (and a whole lot of codes) stand between you and the way out. And a whopping 30 levels of increasingly tricky doors are in front of you on board a space station.
You're trapped, and a twisted little girl who seems to have bizarre and disturbing powers insists you can be one of her "Chosen"... if you survive. A creative and captivatingly creepy hidden-object adventure that's full of shocks and twists, and definitely worth clearing an evening for.
It's a beautiful day outside, but you're stuck in a work room, and even once you manage to unlock the door, that isn't the end of things in this gorgeous escape game from Pine Studio that's also free for Android and iOS!
Master the art of coding with your trusty Hackpad in this ambitious puzzle game, free for Android! Design an AI robot, write games and share them with others, and even save the world in story mode.
Working at the public pool during the hottest time of the year, you're used to all sorts of strange sights and trouble-makers, and to make it through the day, you'll need to find ten little green men while you solve puzzles in this silly no1game title.
In Size Five Games's new indie steampunk-meets-cyberpunk stealth/action heist, you have just a hundred days to halt Scotland Yard's all-encompassing surveillance program — the Basilisk! Go on randomly generated missions, amass a fortune, upgrade your capabilities, and more!
Your wife Lynn thought she was safe following the destruction of the witch queen Morgana, but one night she's swept away into the darkness of the Other World, and you'll have to use all your skills as a former Witch Hunter to save her in this gorgeous hidden-object adventure... that is, if she wants to be saved at all...
Called in to investigate a murder of a very familiar looking young woman, a hunt for evidence in a strange house leads you on an unexpected and surreal adventure in this next big installment of Rusty Lake's wildly popular point-and-click series, also free for Android and iOS!
Your monkeys are in a rut once more, and it's up to you to solve 27 increasingly weird puzzles to turn their frowns upside down in this latest installment of the popular kid-friendly Monkey GO Happy games from PencilKids!
Elio Landa returns with another simple but beautifully designed little puzzle game. Enjoy zen-like atmosphere and carefully crafted levels as you slide blocks around with a limited number of moves to cover all glowing spots on the field.
Why you'd possibly want to escape from this sunny, relaxing room set up by Ichima is beyond me, but finding your way out is perfectly pleasant thanks to tidy design and some crafty, clever puzzles that don't overstay their welcome.
Duke Dashington is a gentlemanly explorer in need of some treasure in this fast-paced game of reflexes, also available on iOS and Android. Dash your way through each collapsing temple to collect the treasure, but be warned: when you launch Duke in any direction, he won't stop until he hits something. Spikes, lava, water flows and more bar your way towards treasure and glory. Get dashing!
- • Chicks Hide and Seek Escape 23
- • Find the Five Bears!
- • Escape from the Strange Dining Room 2
This week on your Weekday Escape... Yuuri returns with fluffy baby chicks hidden all over a tranquil park, Hottategoya locks you up in a dining room with puzzles rather than food, and Vitamin Hana takes teddy bear security VERY seriously.
Part machine, part matchmaker, all heart! Use your cartoonishly robotic limbs to bring hearts - and love! - together in this surreal analogue phuzzle equivalent of Tindr. Go, go gadget cupid!
When the evil Goblin Lord's garden fails this veggie nut sends his minions to steals his neighbors harvest. But this little rabbit isn't going to let his hard work go with out a fight in this defense/shooter hybrid packed with upgrades.
In Broken Pixel's stylish, tongue-in-cheek, old-timey projectile puzzler, you're a most vile criminal indeed, whose deadly eye and deadlier pistol can take down men, women, and children alike with only a few shots... provided you know where to place them!
Newton isn't your average mall cop, he's a SPACE mall cop, and this isn't your average day. Criminals have invaded and shut off the gravity, so you'll need to use your gun to propel yourself around randomly shuffled levels to save shoppers, blast baddies, and more.
Need a sunny way to escape from your day for a few minutes? Funkyland's light and perky game is definitely of the short and sweet variety as you hunt for seven papayas before you're allowed to leave this wonderfully kitschy kitchen.
Waking up with a pounding headache stinks. Waking up with a pounding headache in a starship's airlock and discovering everyone else is dead? You must be in one of ScriptWelder's fantastically creepy anti-escape games! Investigate the ship and discover the truth, but you're working on borrowed time, and you may not be alone.
There's no fast way to build a gem empire from the ground up, but everyone's gotta start somewhere, fishing for shiny rocks in the mines. In Splendor, the mobile port of the board game of the same name, you've got to take that handful of gems to buy cards from the tableau, which let you buy bigger and more expensive cards, building up your roster of workers and nobles until you're practically swimming in diamonds and rubies. Aside from all the sharp edges, doesn't that sound like fun?
JoyBits' newest incarnation of their mobile spin on the Doodle God element-creating puzzle game series comes to your browser, with flashier visuals and quests, though some frustrating ads and a slew of (optional) in-game purchases may not win everyone over.
Get yourself into a bit of a sticky situation with a sliding block game all about sticking other blocks to yourself! As a smiling, orange block, slide around the playing field. Any other orange blocks you touch will stick to you and become part of your body. But if you get too big, you might have to rely on spikes and bombs to carve yourself down to size! Become the right shape to fit on top of the red-and-yellow goal!
Trapped in a robotics lab and with no memories a young boy named Zai sets out to find a way to restore his past. Teaming up with the only other living thing there, a strange girl named simply 04, he sets out to explore his surroundings, find a way to gather information on who and what he is in this free indie adventure game.
Buddies Monsto and Bouncy love being together, so when they get separated when Bouncy chases after stars, you'll need to manipulate your environment to bring them back together in this simple yet bright and cheery, kid-friendly physics puzzle game from Crayon Hero.
Think you have problems? If Andrew doesn't come up with five grand, not only will his inn be shut down forever, but he'll be thrown into a volcano, in this strange and silly point-and-click puzzle adventure from Carmel Games.
- • Art Walls Escape 3
- • Vampire Escape 3
- • Strange Slime Escape
This week on your Weekday Escape! A succession of locked doors that get more complex (and weird!) as you go, a realm full of the least threatening vampires ever, and an escape with a whopping ten endings and a whole lot of goop.
Though there may not be reason to leave such a peaceful serene atmosphere this train designed by TomaTea provides us with a clever and fun way to depart. Another escape charming game filled with puzzles and laced with soothing music.
If you're looking for a game that's sure to give you a challenge, yet is simple to learn, look no further. You must draw lines in such a way to get the two colored dots to touch. Puzzle your way through hundreds of levels one line at a time.
If you're going to read this you better do it quick because you're running out of time. In roughly 20 minutes a subway train is going to crash, and you're the only one on board this charging death sentence. It's up to you to solve the puzzles to restart the train's system before your time is up in this free indie point-and-click puzzle game.
You're guilty. They know you are, and nothing you can say will change their mind. The only question is how long you can hold out without contradicting yourself or dawdling in this fast-paced game of interrogation after a catastrophic event. The only question is... what are you guilty of?
Gyms are great places to be (unless there's a tabata drill in your future and a manic gleam in your trainer's eye), but in this escape game in the popular Aries Escape series, if you ever want to find a way out, you'll have to exercise your brain by solving a whole lot of puzzles and codes!
In this cute online visual novel puzzle game, you're just your average, mildly psychic high school student, and your friends have a whole bunch of problems they need you to solve, but you only have a lunch hour to do it. Can you get everything done when everyone keeps moving around as time passes?
In this surreal free indie adventure, a bunch of fishermen, believing they're following a "chosen one", have started a new underground society... and that's just the tip of the iceberg of strangeness. When two of these fishermen, who have never fished or even seen water, decide to climb to the surface, that's when things get really weird.
- • The West Quad
- • A Troll's Fairy Tale
- • How Now, Sea Cow?
This week on your Weekend Download... a young college student still mourning the loss of her sister finds herself in a surreal world where she must make an impossible choice. A troll who keeps pushing every would-be suitor away longs for true love. And a little girl with an aquatic bestie and a whole lot of lettuce.
Marcus has a secret. When her father dies, she assumes the identity of a young man and joins the army to find her brother, but quickly becomes embroiled in a war with catastrophic consequences where she can't stay in the background and keep silent. A massive indie visual novel adventure with five romantic options, a complex storyline, and rich characters that deserves to be played and talked about despite some issues with pacing and spreading itself thin.
Can you imagine what your life would have been like if your Uncle was Doc Brown? All the crazy adventures you would have gone on? Well our protagonist in free indie point-and-click adventure Once Upon A Timeline can as his aunt is working on a time machine. He soon finds out it's not all fun and games, though there is a great deal less worrying about destroying the timeline. He and his Aunt are pretty lax about that.
- • Hero Simulator
- • The Utilizer
- • Joralemon
- • It Needs Care
This week on Link Dump Friday, an idle game where you have to take over your father's old job, a squishy new toy that's entirely dependent on you for survival, a strange combination of match-3 and shooting to fend off an alien invasion, and a chat with a friend who's into urban exploration that goes horribly wrong.
You're grounded, and when you're a child genius, being stuck in your room is the most boring thing you can imagine... until you get a visit from your future self, telling you that only you can save the city if you can cobble together a device from things laying around your room in this fun point-and-click puzzle game!
Also free in HD download for PC and Mac, Mateusz Skutnik takes us on another lovely rustic stroll in this hidden-object game where ten little gnomes are cunningly hidden throughout the calm black-and white streets, with no timer to get in the way.
Carmel Games' Crazy Dad is back, and he's got a bee in his bonnet again... but for good reason! He's just gotten a bill from city hall for the payphone outside his house, and wouldn't you know it? Setting things straight isn't simple in this quirky point-and-click game.
- • Don't Free the 4 Lizards
- • Girls Room No.11: Lip Gloss
- • Find the Escape-Men 159: Beach House
This week's Weekday Escape has it all! A puffy pink parlor packed with pouty lip paint to ensure you're ready for a night out, a seaside locale where ten little green men will serve you up some frozen treats (if you can find them!), and a hunt for mankind's deadliest predator... the tiny green lizard. Aieeee!
In this short but tantalizing free prologue for an upcoming indie horror adventure visual novel series, Jorgen is a new walkerman, someone who braves the dark to deal with the creatures that stalk it and the strange rules that govern them using the odd tools of his trade, but when he gets lost on his way to the troubled city of Midgard, his fledgling abilities are put to the test in the darkness of the trees.
The door is locked, and the room seems nearly bare, but is it as colourless as it seems? Yonashi serves up another sneaky, fun escape that won't last long, but will still require you to look at things differently.
What's in the box? While there are many different references I could tie that line to, what matters about this particular white box is that it's the centerpiece of Tsuregemu 6, the newest escaper from Paradise Kung Fu. The goal's the same: point and click your way around the box, click the navigation arrows when they appear to change what you're looking at, use and examine inventory items, and eventually unlock the box's final secret: your key to freedom. However, this box is a huge step up in depth from its predecessor, with many more puzzles and secrets hidden inside it than originally meets the eye.
Lost on a foreign planet it doesn't seem like you have much choice but to survive by gathering food by hand. This is a very slow way to do so, so soon you plant a trap to try and gain something yummy to eat. Instead of finding some fluffy and delicious beast you find an odd looking imp like creature who then follows your every command. You decided to lovingly call it a Trimp and when you catch another and another you realize you could have a small army. So why not make one and try to conquer the world in this idle incremental game?
To win this sleek little puzzle game, just match the grid up top to the one on the bottom by linking and adjusting the values of different cells. It sounds easy, but with limited moves, it's trickier than you think. Also free for Android!
In this action-packed indie game, you're just a a schmuck with a gun whose dreams of making it big are derailed by a little thing called the zombie apocalypse. Blast your way through this quirky, gory shooter!
WonderCat must make it through the alien's mines to find his partner and escape the plant they crashed on. This mobile game will have you testing your reflexes and doing your hardest to spot the false trails before you find yourself on the path to destruction. There are also 5 different bosses which have you trying to keep away and grab missiles as you go. So things stay challenging right until the end in this action-packed mobile game.
After losing his Wife to illness the Huntsman's daughter has gone off into the forbidden woods filled with tricksters as well as The Hollow Queen. Now the Huntsman must venture in himself and face the unknown to find what took his daughter in this free indie visual novel.
After recently dying Caleb finds himself training o become a new grim reaper. With two friends by his side Caleb must decided if he wants to find out who he was before his death or prove that teen hormone still rage even when you don't have a physical body.
While on your way to one of your book signings, you find yourself stranded in the tiny town of Oakville, and with barbed wire and barricades everywhere, not to mention a slew of missing persons posters, it's clear there's something sinister afoot in this creepy cool hidden-object adventure from Eipix Entertainment.
What do you do when your best bot buddy is bot-napped and you're programmed to explode if you break even a single rule? You proceed very carefully in this quirky puzzle platformer from Arctic Arcade!
- • Hatfall
- • Arrow Hero
- • Annie96 is Typing
- • Goblin Song
This week on Link Dump Friday, a young man who finds himself lost in the wood without memories, a ton of hats and a sassy sense of humour to keep you moving, a late night chat session that turns terrifying, and a simple game that turns simply frantic.
By turns spooky and funny, moody and dark, Forever Lost: Episode three hits that sweet spot known to every fan of classic adventure gaming, a perfect balance of exploration and puzzle solving whilst telling a grand story, this is an adventure that is destined to become a classic in the field.
From the creators of Triple Town and other hits comes an un-BEAR-ably adorable word game, free for iOS and Android! Tap letters on the board to spell words and make your bears grow bigger, unlocking different power-up bears as you go, but beware! Each round, letters that are unused count down, and if they reach zero, they'll turn to stone and become immovable!
Qiabo's dinosaur eggs are determined to stick around, and in this installment of their popular physics puzzle series, they're busting up all the bird eggs they find to make sure they stay top dog! Use natural disasters to clear out all the dino eggs in each level, but make sure no bird eggs get broken!
The surly marksman just wants to be left alone, but he's going to save the world whether he likes it or not in this adorable and action-packed shooter-based spin on the popular Sentry Knight series of games, filled with quests, upgrades, and more!
- • Fruit Kitchens No. 23: Watermelon Green
- • Diamond Penthouse Escape
- • Magician's Escape
This week on your Weekday Escape! A pocketful of diamonds in a swanky penthouse loft, a magician's trick that goes awry to the surprise of its startled volunteer (you!), and a peppy, perky kitchen filled with watermelon... if you can find them!
To win this stylish, minimalistic puzzle game from GooDMage, all you need to do is light up all the targets to green, though with different gates with their own restrictive rules, diodes, and more, that's easier said than done!
In this seven part free online episodic visual novel series, teenager Isis Black's first job at a local cafe takes a bizarre twist, and suddenly she discovers a dark world of secrets, danger... and maybe romance? Keep your passwords from each chapter to unlock your progress in the next, with good and bad endings for the three male leads!
On's beloved GROW games come to Android for free, with iOS and PC on the way, in this adorable game where the order in which you play the panels you're given influences the growth and layout of the park. The twist? With 150 characters to uncover and unlock with various solutions, the "right" answer isn't the only one!
You've decided to try out the new sushi joint in this cute, short escape game from no1game, but before you can leave, you're going to have to find ten little green men... and fill yourself to bursting, too!
TIS-100 is a difficult indie puzzle game from Zachtronics made with computer programmers in mind. The player will enter instructions in a low-level assembly language to produce programs that move numbers between registers in order to transform inputs into outputs, all in a retro ASCII atmosphere.
Emily has just moved into her very own house with her husband and daughter, but she managed to get on the bad side of a powerful neighbour. Now she has to struggle to find work, keep the house from being torn down and, as usual, help various townsfolk along the way. This is one charming, entertaining, fun-packed game you don't want to miss.
Light up the night! Help the shimmering nightflies spread their brilliance by leading them to the multicolored lanterns in each stage. Nightflies can only fly straight down, so make sure their path is clear by calling in their ladybug friends to haul out any obstructions. By putting their buggy brains together, they'll make this night the brightest yet!
- • Blue Reef Ember
- • Shoving
- • Milk For the Ugly
- • Clicker Adventurers
This week on your Link Dump Friday! A turn-based puzzle game about shoving before you get shoved, a creepy interactive tale about an old woman who isn't what she seems, a clicker game full of robots and upgrades, and a little fish out to save his reef from invading jellyfish!
Egypt got you down? Zombies trashing your tulips in the Wild West? We've got some help for you in our strategy guide for Plants vs Zombies 2, Popcap's popular free-to-play tower defense game for iOS and Android!
The Grim Reaper is a little lonely, and he's got a plan to literally MAKE friends by flooding the world and ferrying some cuddly animal souls right into his arms. In this ghoulish and clever indie puzzle game, also for iOS, guide sheep, wolves, and other critters onto rafts and out of harm's way... SOMEtimes.
What do you do if you're a frog who can't jump? Well, in this simple but satisfying retro puzzle platformer from Pixelulsar, you need to fall, climb, push, and unlock to make your way to the exit in each of the game's dozen levels.
One walking turret stands alone in this fast-paced, Unity-based arena shooter where waves of incoming robots that increasingly get bigger, meaner, and more numerous will keep you blasting away on your metallic toes!
Once again, seventy tiny monkey ninjas have gone missing, and it's up to you to track them down in this snowy landscape of a point-and-click puzzle adventure brought to you by monkey afficionados PencilKids!
- • Free the Cats
- • Shoe Repair
- • Girls Room Escape 10: False Eyelashes
This week on your roundup of free escape games! A makeup routine that's probably a lot more complicated than yours, some kittens yearning to break free, and a cobbler whose business could probably run a lot more smoothly without all these fancy locks and mechanisms.
Free with ads for Android and iOS, Beast Bound is a nostalgic, very quirky, and very funny RPG where you and your magical floating cat friend Cappi are struggling to make a living as beast hunters, until you stumble across a strange machine and realize something very weird is happening on your formerly peaceful little island.
Gibton brings all their blocks to the yard, and they're like, "our match-3 puzzles are super cute and pleasant and thus as good as yours," because they're not rude and combative. Match rows of blocks to clear the screen in as few moves as possible in this follow-up to the original!
On vacation in sunny Morocco, all Joeseph wants to do is visit the Marrakesh(ch?) Club, where he's assured he'll have the most fun of his trip. Too bad he has to figure out how to make the perfect cup of tea first in this short and silly point-and-click adventure from Carmel Games!
A crash awakes you in the dead of night, and when you go to investigate, you quickly discover something is very, very wrong, and you might not be alone in this short first unsettling installment for a new point-and-click adventure series from Alice is Dead co-creator Hyptosis.
The new cafe in town is a great place to go when you want a bite to eat, but you never expected to find so many of your friends from school working there! In this sweet and simple slice-of-life free indie visual novel, unlock and dine with various waitresses and get to know them better, from your bossy best childhood friend to the shy and painfully nervous daughter of the owner.
Want more destruction? Ask and ye shall receive, as WarSpark serves up another whopping 32 levels of physics puzzle destruction by tasking you to bring down themed castles from the past 2500 years!
This is not a game. You won't find yourself playing a cleverly done point and click puzzler that will leave you chuckling and wishing more games were as innovated as this game. But it's not, because There Is No Game. (Especially not one made for the Deception Jam by Kamizoto!)
A woman sits in front of a camera in a police station, interviewed seven different times about the disappearance of her husband. In front of you, you have access to the full archive of clips, searchable with keywords, and it's up to you to discover the whole truth in this inventive and engrossing indie interactive mystery narrative, also available on iOS!
Short and bittersweet, this escape game from no1game has you racing to stop a wedding... but will you pull it off? Hunt around to find your ten little green men and find out, but the outcome might not be what you were expecting!