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!
- • Cat Petting Simulator 2014
- • Little Alchemy
- • Second Date
- • Lantern
This week on Link Dump Friday, a dark night and a woman whose path is lit by a lantern and regrets, a whole world waiting for you to unlock it one piece at a time, a date that's anything but a dream, and one of the most relaxing, pleasant simulations around.
Rusty Lake returns with another of their popular unsettling and surreal escape games, also free for iOS and Android. You find yourself in a box, surrounded by a strange mish-mash of items, and to get out, you'll need to solve a variety of puzzles that will force you to think outside the box.
The story line to AlPixel's free indie adventure game seems rather simple. You go out for a late night walk to help you sleep only to find yourself being sucked into an alien world. You need to solve puzzles to start the machine that pulled you out of your world. But as long as you're there you might as well explore a new culture, and learn a new language if you're up for the challenge.
- • My First Ring Bearer
- • Strange Cafeteria
- • KUMA1
This week on your Weekday Escape... a simple task for a wedding made complicated by some baffling clothing security measures, a cafeteria with no food but a confusing layout, and a teddy-bear that knows that clothes make the ursine.
Though on the short side, this puzzle platformer about a pair of heroes who need to work together to navigate areas and find treasure is cute and clever, if not exactly filled with variety, but be warned... it doesn't save your progress!
Deqaf Studio's wildly popular series about kittens taking on woodland foes while dressing up as characters from anime, video games, and more makes a comeback, but now that the gameplay has turned to be more button-mashy, defense-centric, some play find it too simple to get behind.
When a car overturns one rainy night after being accosted by a terrifying apparition, a young girl finds herself stranded in the middle of nowhere, and to find her way home she'll need to deal with hostile spirits and confounding puzzles in this action adventure also available for iOS and Android.
Clean up, and that's an order! In this cute (but messy) escape game from Detarame Factory, you're not going anywhere until this room stops looking like a war zone! Put things away, throw other things out, and, of course, solve puzzles until everything is spotless!
The world was being invaded for years by creatures from a far off land. These monstrosities grew in number, but yet the humans turned a blind eye to their existence. So a new hero arose to protect its homeland. This squirrel may be small and adorably fluffy, but it is our last hope, in this cute, action-packed platform shooter.
Shoot your way through the odd assortment of invaders in this exciting action game. Blast your way through enemies and collect coins to upgrade so you can blast through some more. Can the bear defend the Earth? It's up to you!
This newly opened local aquarium promises that there's a treasure waiting for anyone who can find all ten "green pieces" hidden throughout! Sounds like a job for an escape fan, wouldn't you say?
- • The One Fork Restaurant DX
- • Alone: Zombiewoods
- • Udom Nebdon
- • Overlod
This week on Link Dump Friday... an incremental idle game to help you live out your megalomaniacal fantasies, a restaurant with a serious silverware shortage, a dark temple where a mirror is your only weapon, and a forest that will test your ability to survive!
Hello, chiiiiiiiiiiilllllldren! Bethesda serves up a free simplified simulation for iOS (coming soon to Android) of their wildly popular Fallout game universe, where you are the Overseer charged with handling the running of an enormous Vault by ordering your Dwellers around and keeping them happy and healthy.
Short but oh so sweet, this little escape game by Inush has you working together with a pup simultaneously to solve puzzles in order to get outside! It's cute enough to give you cavities, AND it's got two endings!
After nearly three years, the next installment in the celebrated and fiendishly addictive tower defense series has arrived. Take on challenging maps using the powers of gems that can be enhanced and combined, with new mechanics like the Talisman and the Wizard Towers helping and hindering you along the way...
After a long day of slaving away in the mines, these gnomes just want to get back to their little homey cottages to rest their tired little bodies. This wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for the vile witch who twisted and falsified some of the paths. Help them find their way back home and keep the witch from having her way in this puzzle game also free for Android!
- • Fruit Kitchens Escape 22: Raspberry Red
- • RING
- • Ghastly Asylum
This week on Weekday Escape, a creepy asylum with what is likely more than its regulation amount of glowing purple orbs, an adorable gift hidden away by a shy boyfriend, and a kitchen that hides several sweet treats... if you can track them down!
Mary is stuck in endless loops of dreams where very little changes. But those small changes reveal much about her if she's willing to listen. And maybe she can find a way to wake up in this short but powerful free indie adventure game.
A short and somber point-and-click story, this game puts you in the role of an astronaut stranded in space, waiting out the years while he tries to plan his escape. Explore the station and collect memory fragments so you can finally work up the fortitude to do something about your predicament.
Though a little rocky with some pixel hunting, Vitamin Hana serves up a short but sneaky escape game where all you have are four walls, a little furniture, and some cryptic codes to crack if you ever want to find a way out.
Korski has one last trip to deliver the goods from his labor camp before he is free. But when his ship crashes Korski must venture back to his camp to try and find some help. Mystery abounds in this free indie point-and-click adventure
It's the Year of the Frog, free for iOS and Android by Nitrome, which means cute green amphibians are on the menu. But not this frog! He's more ninja than the ninjas in this exciting puzzle game. Kick your way past hundreds of ninjas with a swipe of your finger as you take revenge on your captors.
You're an AI trapped within a computerized obstacle course constructed by a malevolent programmer. This developer's meanest trick? You can only double jump within glowing spheres of light! Make it through the dangerous obstacle courses by moving from light ball to light ball, carefully spending your jumps and dodging all kinds of spikes!
A bullet train ride to a new temple strands you with a bunch of tourists and shops. Can you find the ten little green men you need to in order to escape from this snack-sized game by no1game?
- • Space Incident
- • Crossing Fury
- • The Yearning Tree
- • FingerBoy
This week on Link Dump Friday, a sketched puzzle game about a little boy looking for light, a spaceship where you're the AI trying to guide its crew, a relaxing and dreamy tree in the dark with tiny inhabitants, and the world's most dangerous crosswalk.
You wake with a headache, remembering only a smiling girl, but it quickly becomes apparent that something is seriously wrong in this freaky retro action adventure that's worth playing despite a lack of polish.
Pine Studios serves up a short and only slightly spooky escape, where you find yourself trapped with skeletons, an angry alligator, cryptic clues, and puzzles. Also free for iOS and Android!
An incremental strategy game that has you building oil rigs and research labs back home to better fund your little seafaring armada. Buy rig-workers and scientists to create cash and research points, then spend it all on scout ships and choppers with which to do battle. Just don't work everyone too hard!
Klei Entertainment serves up a stunning tactical strategy espionage stealth game! As the leader of an organization of some of the world's greatest spies, you find yourself blindsided when your headquarters is destroyed, and you have a limited amount of time to amass enough resources to strike back. With randomly generated missions, a highly customiseable difficulty, and clever, challenging gameplay, Invisible, Inc comes highly recommended.
When your instruments are stolen, you've got to become a wage slave like everyone else to earn cash for new ones... lucky for you this gourmet grilled cheese joint is hiring! Build and create food to customers' exacting orders, unlock secret recipes and daily species, decorate for holidays and much more in this fast-paced cooking simulation.
Short and creepy, this text-based puzzle game has you as a detective trying to crack a series of word puzzle codes in order to catch a killer who seems more content to toy with you than anything else.
Love shonen manga? Then this idle incremental game is for you! Train and unlock new abilities as you battle monsters and bosses across the globe, all with a single click of your mouse. With nods and references to iconic titles like Dragon Ball all over the place, fans of the genre will get a lot of mileage out of its simple gameplay.
- • Find The Escape-Men Part 154: Pic-iro Clover P
- • Through Time
- • The Princess Diaries 1
Princesses, girls locked in towers, and stage groups all make an appearance in this edition of Weekday Escape, brought to you by the combined talents of no1game, Flash512, and Get Lost Games!
Enjoy a high sea adventure in indie action adventure RPG Windward. Explore, conquer, plunder and more in this single or multi-player open-ended game. Complete tasks and hunt down pirates to increase your reputation as you level yourself up while running the pirates out of town.
Bart Bonte returns with another sweet installment of his popular, swanky physics puzzle series that's all about directing the flow of sugar to where you need it to go. With teleporters, gravity switches, colour gates and more, it's a lot trickier than it sounds, but still somehow perfect for relaxing with, give or take an exploding cup or two.
Also free for iOS and Android, in this latest dark and surreal escape game from Cube Escape: Seasons developers Rusty Lake, you find yourself in a small and lonely apartment full of unfinished paintings and some unexpected secrets...
Looking for a cute crustacean or three to brighten your day? This escape game from Sanpoman might be on the short side, but some satisfying puzzles make it a welcome treat no matter what sort of crab speaks to you.
Also available for iOS, in this adorable arcade game from Neutronized, you play a wizard who can only defend yourself with stunning magical blasts when you fall off a ledge, and are otherwise forced to run from the cute enemies in your path. Simple yet challenging classic gameplay and a beautiful pixel style makes this an authentic classic-feeling experience, with eighteen levels for your browser, and over sixty on the paid iOS version!
Addictive arcade action is back, as you match tiles while running through infinite dungeons and sailing across a bizarre sea! Earn and unlock monsters for your crew to provide bonuses, bring new characters aboard to upgrade your equipment, and much more in this great indie game for your computer, or iOS and Android!
Lost in a strange world, fate brings you to one very odd half-rabbit man. Offering to help you out, he sweeps you off your feet for a tour of this new land. But something is off about this overly friendly man, and what seems like a lovely romance blooming can actually be a pretty terrifying tale.
- • Naut
- • Overlooker
- • All The Way Down
A car ride on an alien world filled with storms and obstacles... a dark and abandoned building filled with Gameboy Color-themed survival horror... and a lost man in a village with a big secret he won't want to find out. All this in your Weekend Download!
From the creators of Regency Solitaire, this addictive casual match-3 indie game proves there's still life in the genre yet, as you match tiles across 100 "spoopy" levels filled with upgrades to earn, power ups to unlock, and more!
There's mystery afoot in this silly point-and-click adventure from Carmel Games! Most people insist they're innocent when thrown in jail, but when a man is murdered, Sherlock Holmes sets out to uncover the truth!
- • Antumbra
- • Drink Beer, Neglect Family
- • The Clockwork King
- • Skeletal Dance Simulator
Skeletons bop and dance about while defending their witchy leader, a dungeon full of death and jumpscares awaits, a mechanical madman has kidnapped your lost love, and a pint or twenty are waiting for you along with a lot of guilt in this week's Link Dump Friday.
How far would you go for a friend? Would you brave fire? Moving platforms? Fans? Giant beasts? Would you rewind time itself? This simple yet intriguing little puzzle platformer will have you raiding dangerous caves for an artifact, then trying to keep up with YOURSELF on the way back out!
You meant to meet your boyfriend at the radio station, but somehow you've gotten yourself lost and somehow locked yourself in this studio... It's Aries Escape: Episode No. 16! A charming experience for both new and experienced genre fans, it'll definitely make you want to stay tuned to further works from the author.
Out of all the Snake spin offs, Snake Rewind is not just another copy. How so? Well all credit to the game goes to Rumilus Design and Taneli Armanto. Yes, that's the Taneli Armanto, the original creator of Snake for the Nokia phones. He has once again graced us with a free snake game for the iPhone and Android.
In this free indie point-and-click adventure, your life is filled with beer, drugs, and sex. The only thing missing is rock and roll... oh and that large sum of money you owe Fat Tony. It's never a good thing to owe Fat Tony ,because he always makes sure you pay him, one way or another.
- • Girls Room No.09: Eyelash Curler
- • Find the Escape-Men 153: Sushi Go Round
- • Free the Dogs
FunkyLand, No1Game, and Vitamin Hana come at you with whimsy, sushi and smiles for this week's exciting episode of Weekday Escape, where you can lavishly feast on another free escape game bundle and share in the fun.