You've been kidnapped and taken to a facility to test the killing capabilities of a hostile creature in this blend of survival horror and escape! Hunt for items and food and avoid the monster prowling after you in this text-only adventure game.
Sherlock Holmes is perhaps the most legendary detective in all of literature, but in this gorgeous and immersive new mystery adventure from Frogwares, he's also judge and jury. You have six extremely different and strange cases to solve, and not only is it up to you to decide the guilty, but also what becomes of them.
Hours of action RPG goodness can be found in this deceptively simple browser game that's bursting with gorgeous visuals and a soundtrack to match. Your village is abducted by a mysterious spaceship, leaving you to fight your way through dozens of fascinating locations across a deep and detailed world.
Mateusz Skutnik and Jacek Witczynski take you on a strange odyssey in this point-and-click adventure that's heavy on puzzles and clues. Standing before a towering, strange structure with no door to be seen, getting inside is your first challenge... but what awaits you within?
Gain back the colors that were stolen from your land. Solve puzzles to get to the open door and ever closer to the missing colors. Each level is a new trick to figure out and a new way to discover, and new boxes to make sure you're thinking outside of.
Scavenge your way through space by harvesting elements, then spend them back at base on powerful new upgrades to make your ship last longer and fly farther. From lasers and rocket launchers to shields and harvesters!
You are a blue block. You job is to shoot all the red blocks. Sounds easy, right? Except for the fact that you've got to shoot all the red blocks while dodging mid-air spikes and pulling off acrobatic jumps! Geote is a punishing platformer that requires your keyboard and mouse to work in perfect sync, as you take out targets while avoiding dangerous spikes. Keep your reflexes sharp, and remember that pain is just weakness leaving the body!
- • Candy Rooms No.16: Mint Green Girly
- • The Dream Garden
- • Escape from the Big Picture Room
Skipping the small talk and going straight on to the goods, this week's grab bag of fun free escape games include FunkyLand's 16th candy room, another appearance by Flash512 with a dreamy garden visitation, and more pure escape-the-room puzzles from Yomino Kagura.
Snuckers runs a milkshake shop in this short but very silly point-and-click adventure from Carmel Games made as an homage to Sesame Street... so what's he supposed to do when a customer refuses anything other than the one milkshake the store is out of?
There's something in Kraven Manor. The old house provides rest from the storm raging outside, and you soon discover it holds an incredible secret... by assembling a model, you can shift and shape the building's layout to your desire. But you're not alone, and you're not wanted... and it won't let you leave alive. A chilling and masterfully atmospheric free indie horror adventure.
Debt has pilled high and Debtor's Prison is calling. Better toss yourself in the Colosseum and earn money by killing foes and winning over the crowd. Save up to increase your skills and unlock powers, but remember, you owe someone else money and better have some when they want it, and they want it now.
Free for iOS and Android, this simple yet addictive hack-and-slash RPG distills all the elements of the genre down to a very basic formula, yet provides just enough depth to make it challenging as you slay your way through miles of monsters, each with different weaknesses and damage types, unlocking new equipment and pets as you go.
Voices from the Sea is a visual novel adventure from Zeiva Inc about a boy, a girl, the ocean, and sea shells. Lots and lots of sea shells. The plot is a little heavy on "aggressively ordinary boy meets magically energetic girl" tropes, but its relaxing vibe makes it easy to be won over to its charms.
Ethan Carter is missing, and a series of gruesome murders are happening throughout the isolated town of Red Creek. Paul Prospero is the occult detective Ethan had been writing to before his disappearance, but what Paul uncovers is just as said as it is shocking and unsettling in this gorgeous indie horror adventure.
Science! Ever wanted to be part of discovering a new subatomic particle? Well, Ian MacLarty and Jon Kerney give you a chance in their new jump and run arcade game, Boson X. Fly through 18 levels, bouncing from platform to platform as one of three scientists as you build up enough energy in the super collider. Fail, and you'll fall into the unseeable abyss and have to start the whole experiment over again. Buck up, young scientist! A Nobel Prize awaits!
Jump, run, bounce, and fight your way across each level collecting as much treasure as you can in this action packed game. Use your cash to upgrade your character until you're a lean, mean, thieving machine, but perhaps saving villagers along the way will have a bigger effect on you than you thought.
Currently available in sandbox early access, this cold and lonely survival simulation puts you in the Canadian wilderness with only the clothes off your back after a geomagnetic storm brings about the end of the world. The Long Dark has the potential to be amazing, but some players may find the way it sacrifices realism for video game difficulty too much to ignore.
Sophie, a rising star at the Moulin Rouge, has turned up dead and the police think they have their killer, but you're not so sure. Solve a mystery with more twists and turns than a country road in this gorgeous cozy hidden-object adventure from Eipix Entertainment.
Blast zombie hordes that come shambling out of the darkness towards your cabin, then spend your precious stamina points after. Do you need new weapons? New skills? Or should you fix that car and get out of Dodge? These are the decisions you have to make in this tense zombie defense game.
The hit browser tower defense comes to iOS in this fabulous port. Defend your gems from greedy heroes by placing and upgrading towers full of evil minions and upgrade your spells and abilities. Subtly enhanced and tweaked for iPhone and iPad play, this is a port to be proud of.
When evil space pirates kidnap the spliboxes' brothers they must find a hero to help them. It's a shame the one they found can't jump. They must help him along his way to reunite the family.
Laziness is a matter of pride for the hero of this physics-based skill game. You have to lob various projectiles to knock the precious gems onto color-coded platforms, being sure not to let them land in the lava. Because what else are you going to do? Climb all the way up there? Sounds like work....
It probably won't take you more than ten or fifteen minutes, but this adorable, cozy indie adventure about a girl and her dog is well worth your time if you're looking for a game that invites you to relax and explore... minus a bizarre and abrupt ending.
Help this sweet, little fish jump out of the water to collect all the pearls (and stars) it can, while avoiding spikes and those infamous saw blades. But Tricky Fish has some aces up her fins to assist her, and with the help of springs, bubbles, and you, she can gather all the pearls she needs for whatever her fishy little heart desires.
The warm fuzzies are back! Get ready for more levels of cut-the-rope style puzzles and reunite the darling couple and pick up some flowers for them on the way. Just make sure those pesky saw blades don't pop ya.
- • Yuk Escape 2
- • Frog Lake Escape
- • Fresh Bathroom Escape
We have three fresh, fun and a little bit tricky escape games from Kamokichi, Sanpoman, and Flash512 for your weekday escape enjoyment this week. I think you'll like them. Enough said.
When a wizard needs a job, the temp agency decides their destiny... and apparently yours is to be a security guard. But it's not as cushy as it sounds, and in this chaotic and creative dungeon-crawling action platforming shooter, you'll need to craft your spells from multiple components to unlock powerful (and weird) effects as you try to save the world.
Part puzzle game and part 1960's luchador movie homage, this wacky adventure places you in the tightly-laced boots of El Macho... a luchador who's about to be late to his fight, because his rival stole his toilet paper. Luckily, he has a massively stretchy neck he can use to go hunt out some more! Wiggle through pipes, past piñatas, and around cacti in search of the mystical tissue, but stretch with caution--your neck can't cross over itself!
In Freeway Fury 3, the latest in the arcade driving series from Serius Games, we dive in to the serious and complex motivations behind our protagonist. Spoiler: Turns out he wants to beat people and aliens up and drive cars very fast. Hey... if it ain't broke. Freeway Fury 3 adds a number of upgrades and refinements to gameplay, making it the most streamlined and entertaining of the series to date.
Gaz's popular physics puzzle series is back, and this time your clicks are explosive! Figure out how to blast all the red shapes off the screen without removing any of the green ones.
You can always count on Robamimi to be inventive, to find new ways to entertain escape game aficionados everywhere. This particular episode of the One Scene series is different from the others right from the start: an unremarkable black arrow on a white background and not much else to see or do here. But experiment a bit and you'll discover what's hidden, opening the door in a simple as well as a more colorful ending.
Tess had a bad day yesterday, and she doesn't really want to talk about it. Her friend Milly has a brazen and dangerous dare for her, but is she ready to face the consequences in this eerie and surreal free indie platform shooter?
An alien stole your mom! Get revenge in this fun match-3 puzzle game. Rotate the board to slide the blocks around the screen. When you've managed to get three or more of the same color next to each other, click to remove them from the board as you track down the evil kidnapping entities.
A dark, moody world bereft of sunlight, this game has you jumping, leaping and fighting your way through your darkened homeland to reunite pieces of a Sun Gem. Use the [arrow] keys and [S] to jump, attack and interact with the noirish landscape.
Antbassador is a physics platform game by Kevin Zuhn and his team that has been declared the winner of the Ludum Dare 30 72 hour "Connected Worlds" game jam. It stars a giant top hat-wearing finger trying desperately to make a good impression on a colony of ants, and often failing. The QWOP-style comedy of political frustrations may not be for everyone, but it has more than it's fair share of hilarious ant-tics.
This room looks nearly empty. It doesn't even have a door! But finding a way out isn't impossible in this clever escape game from Kamotokamotokamo... you just have to think outside the box...
Despite the title, this short yet sweet escape from Funkyland is very, very green as you must use your eyes and your wits to find five different caterpillar objects and solve the puzzles and locks in your way.
A frantic phone call brings you to a remote asylum, but things aren't what they seem in this fantastic and campy thriller hidden-object adventure that's packed with detective work, explosive scenes, and a wonderfully creepy style.
It's just one level, but this demo for an upcoming platforming adventure about a lone candle trying to rescue its friends who have been snuffed out by ominous shadows still manages to tantalize.
It takes five cards to make a poker hand, but it takes ten hands in a 5x5 grid to make Pokergrams. In this logic puzzle, you've got to fill the grid using the cards provided so that every row and column represents a hand whose ranking is displayed along the sides. There are lots of ways to shuffle the cards around, but only one correct solution!
Matchstick Memories isn't your typical text adventure. Instead of typing, you move through a series of memories of colored fragments that you swipe, light, and connect to collect. You've got to plan your moves carefully to avoid traps and collect the elusive matchboxes. While the levels are borrowed from puzzle standards, unique presentation and gameplay mechanics make this game a surprisingly compelling and tactile experience.
The latest in Nitrome's series of icon-sized, low-resolution games, Coil is a puzzle platformer about a snaky piece of wire trying to make its way through an electric world. Intriguing and as well constructed as its brethren, if not quite as intuitive, Coil will have you wrapped around its little finger.
Twelve is happy living in the city of Dozenopolis until a great calamity destroys it and everything else. Together with Dot, a perky decimal point, she'll set out to make things right in this gorgeous and clever puzzle platformer for iOS.
Psionic Games is back with another horror-themed point-and-click adventure, and this one's rendered in full atmospheric 3D with Unity! You find yourself locked within a grim tomb, a giant stone door barring your only exit. Luckily for you, some helpful soul has left you several notes to help you escape! But those notes have more to say about your predicament than you might expect... Enjoy both the puzzles and the shivers up your spine!
A nighttime trip to the bathroom turns freaky in this fast-paced platformer by Deqaf Studios, where you must run and jump and climb past ghoulish dangers as a little boy.
A set of scales and a bunch of musical flourishes set the stage for this short yet sweet escape game from Rose Key. With clues and ciphers hidden everywhere, will you be able to find a way out?
- • Fruit Kitchens No.11: Pineapple Yellow
- • Escape from the Strange Locker Room 2
- • Escape from the Room of Three Pictures
In the mood for something yellow, sweet, juicy and whimsical? Then step into FunkyLand's kitchen and indulge in the clever creativity of its design. The strangest thing about Hottategoya's locker room is how you keep getting locked up here, a room most remarkable for its three clever but quick puzzles. Yomino Kagura changes up the furnishings only slightly, but adds new puzzles to satisfy the fans.
You're the only soldier brave enough to lead the fight in the battle against the robot empire in Armor Games' free-to-play bullet-heck shooter for iOS. With upgradeable ships and gorgeous visuals combined with frantic action and a sense of humour, Gemini Strike is a flashy and fun arcade hit.
This dungeon-crawling hack-and-slash action RPG may be simple, but if what you crave is a near-endless supply of the undead to cleave in twain and piles of epic loot, it might just be the perfect snack for a break in your day.
Schrödinger's cat Maru is sick of all these experiments and his fate being nebulously tied to a box, so he's out for revenge in this short and silly but clever and gorgeous point-and-click puzzle adventure made in just 72 hours.
In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the elephant sleeps tonight... And that's kind of a problem, because he snores. Bad. Help his animal friends wake him up in this cartoony-cute physics puzzler! Each animal friend has its own ability, be it changing shape, rolling fast, or bouncing along. Set them up like a Rube Goldberg machine and snap that elephant out of his snooze!
On the Edge of Earth: 5000 is a sci-fi adventure game by Roope Tamminen, originally developed for the Ludum Dare 48 game jam under the theme of "Connected Worlds". In it, you play as an astronaut attempting to terraform a world, using a whole bunch of sciencey stuff he doesn't quite remember how to use. While enjoyment will on the player's tolerance for tinkering, On the Edge of Earth: 5000 is a charming experience that rewards experimentation.
Tongue firmly planted in cheek and, um, assets spilling out all over the place, this dungeoncrawling RPG translated by vgperson and created by Tachi follows Ralph, a hero busted back down to level one, as he summons powerful female companions to help defeat the Dark Lord.
While browsing a new display at the fine arts museum one day, you wind up trapped inside a strange exhibition. The artwork here is quite puzzling—literally. To escape these rooms, to even find the door, you need to collect clues and useful items, then use them to solve a series of puzzles.
There are eleven buttons you need to find and click in order to escape from this challenge by Tototo Room, but first you need to get in touch with nature to solve the puzzles in your way...
A musical prodigy appears out of nowhere, but her talents are deadly, and you'll need to race to stop her before the dark forces commanding her destroy the city and your friend Kate in the latest hidden-object adventure from ERS Game Studios.
What do you do with an action-adventure pirate game sequel? Well, if it's Labu Games' Pirateers 2, you should play it, whether it's ear-ly in the morning or not! An upgraded sequel that improves on the original in every area, Pirateers 2 is a rollicking sea excursion, only slightly marred by unsubtle developer funding requests.
Those kids. There's just never enough attention, positive, negative or whatnot, to please them. Quality time is perhaps overrated, at least as far as monster dad is concerned. He only wants to sleep. Which just means more fun for Junior and Jenny as they find ways to wake him from his nap in yet another installment of Alma Games' nap-busting physics puzzle. 36 more levels, including bonus levels plus plenty of achievements, are just the right level of chill and thinky to keep you alert and engaged throughout.
Dodge traps, fireballs, cannons and more while you hunt for treasure and unlock relics in this action-packed platformer for your iOS! With a classic console feel and gorgeous retro style, Goblin Sword is a pitch-perfect love letter to old school gaming.
An army of elves stormed a deep and deadly labyrinth, and now you're the only soldier left alive. In this action-adventure RPG, infused with a touch of roguelike, you must brave dangerous monsters, avoid fearsome traps, and find your way to the exit! Forge powerful equipment, master mighty arcane magics, and learn and exploit your enemy's weaknesses to survive the dungeon!
Mori Room's coyly playful design makes up for those unintuitive moments in which you might ponder over strange item uses here. But that's all part of the charming whimsy we've come to know Yonashi for. This time around a chameleon and other friends, both animal and inanimate, will guide you through puzzle-solving until you make your way out for an awesome escape.
Crazy Dad (yes, that's his real name) hates that his kids are blowing all his money on the local candy shop... so naturally you'll have to help him ruin the shop's business by implying it's run by aliens in this ridiculous point-and-click adventure from Carmel Games!
An adorable platform game with a gravity-bending mechanic at its core. You play as a diminutive green climber navigating traps and collecting balls of light in a forest where physics don't exactly apply.
Elle? She's... indisposed. But just because she's been, um, NOT kidnapped doesn't mean Weekday Escape doesn't have everything you need to get past Hump Day. Choko-Chai, Gotmail.jp, and Yamino Kagura serve up three escapes in three different flavours!
In the desert land of Ecta, cities are wasting away for the want of water. Only the Walrus King controls the water and that selfish jerk is refusing to give any out. Escape his dungeon as Dame Celeste, slip past guards, collect water and outfits and hopefully stop the Walrus King in his selfish ways.
In this action platformer by mrDN, unlock and upgrade your ninja abilities as you battle your way across a dangerous land filled with carnivorous plants and more!
It might be billed as a five minute escape, but depending on how easily you find and decipher clues in TomaTea's latest lovely trap, that might not be so true! Regardless of how long it takes you, this one is every bit as clever and satisfying as you'd hope.
Plexus revisits a classic nursery rhyme with their latest jigsaw puzzle, as you swap and rotate pieces to assemble the scene, but with the edges of each piece anything but obviously defined, you'll find this one is as sneaky as the rest.
Plunge down into the sewers for platforming fun with a plumbing protagonist (though maybe not that Italian one you've heard so much about). This hero carries a tank of pressurized water on his back, and it lets him run, jump, and even fly! Aim the nozzle and fire streams of water to move in the opposite direction. Master this unusual form of locomotion, and survive the sewers!
A little city-building simulation with your incremental gaming? Build a 3D village from the ground up, from potatoes to rugmaking to jewelry in this new offering from Supercluster. All this and more, from a title still very actively being developed, has put Idle Village firmly on the map.
Alexia Crow, protagonist of QuestTracers' series of point-and-click adventures makes a choice and becomes a hero in Alexia Crow: The Pandora's Box. This concluding chapter of the trilogy contains many of the positives and the negatives of previous installments: gorgeous art and interesting puzzles marred by a clunky interface. But fans of the series should definitely be glad to see how this story ends.
Short, sweet, and perhaps a bit too simple, this latest installment of Funkland's escape series traps you in a very frilly parlor indeed, and you'll need to find items with lizards on them before you can get out.
A band of leopards has been terrorizing the town, and when it becomes apparent someone is controlling them, only the woefully under-qualified and unequipped local vet who locks herself in her house by accident can stop them in this campy but gorgeous hidden-object adventure.
Mateusz Skutnik takes his popular point-and-click puzzle series to the streets of Venice, where crisp photography enlivens the beautiful black-and-white locale as you scour every inch to find ten gnomes before your ten minutes are up.
Your human minions have failed you! Time to turn to the undead to gather up your needed sacrificial cows. Keep your minions on their toes as they dodge around the enemies to capture the poor bovine.
Free for iOS and Android, Rovio's latest installment in their popular physics puzzle franchise stars pink birdie Stella, as she sets out to retrieve a map stolen by a band of evil piggies and their mysterious, feathered queen. Gorgeous artwork and crafty levels await, but so does an obnoxious inter-level ad system.
Purge a planet of demons in this simple yet lovely sliding puzzle game, as you control two spirits who move at the same time and must collect sparks to banish evil without destroying themselves in the process!
Take up the mantle of a gun-toting swordsman bunny rabbit in the Binding of Issac inspired roguelike, Demons Down Under! With eight unique weapons, upgrades galore, and a whole slew of demonic enemies to take down, this game will keep your paws on the keyboard and your whiskers at attention for a while!
Fix the Sun is a puzzle platfomer by DB based around a unique gameplay mechanism that will have you flitting and flipping a ray of light all over the place. Very much reflex-based, with a number of levels that will take a half dozen deaths to get through, it's not a game for the easily frustrated. But those who press on will find it very rewarding.
- • Candy Rooms No.15: Crimson Red Modern
- • Chicks Hide and Seek 20
- • Escape from the Room of the Alphabet Picture
When you need to getaway from it all, Weekday Escape is the place to go. This week FunkyLand is back with another gorgeously whimsical Candy Room, Yuri's adorable brood has played hide-and-seek with their school supplies, and Yomino Kagura brings another room full of puzzles, plain and simple.
Chain-reaction action gets oh-so-adowwable in this simple-yet-sweet arcade game. You have one click with which to explode as many of the cute, boxlike Chisai as possible. Luckily, they have a whole range of crazy abilities to help you along! Launch spikes, arrows, snowstorms, dynamite and more as you set off chains of Chisai, and watch the sparks fly!
Help Jellydad save his family and become a hero in Jellydad Hero, a puzzle platformer new from Snail Bob developer Andrey Kovalishin. Though a little slow moving, Kovalishin's knack for physical comedy and not-too-difficult challenge shine through as much as in his other series. Other developers should definitely be jelly.
Pull up a chair next to a toasty fire (or on a sunlit beach) and settle in for a great, cheesy romantic hidden object adventure involving ghost lovers desperate for a resolution to their haunting story. Can bestselling author Dana Knightstone solve the mystery before a spirit takes her for his bride?
The monkeys are back for more, with seventeen stages of point-and-click puzzles of varying types and complexity, including some minigames, and a new weepy monkey to dress up for your amusement, you weirdo.
Lo.Nyan has created another room escape game with gorgeous aesthetics and logical puzzles, sprinkled with whimsy and surprises to make explorations fun. This time around you need to bake cookies to escape: gather items and clues to decipher the codes until the door key is found. There are two endings as well, so use the new Save feature to find both.
Mayo's father goes missing looking for help one dark and stormy night after their car breaks down, and together with her foul-mouthed, fanged teddy-bear Masper, she finds herself in a bizarre mansion filled with tricks, traps, and secrets in this puzzle adventure game translated by vgperson.
Sharpen thy blade and gird up thy loins for there is a dungeon to be mastered! Strategically plan your way through the floors to reach the top and stop the unspeakable evil that awaits. Though just a demo, this dungeon crawler packs in hours of fun.
It should be the easiest job in the world, watching the security cameras at night at a pizzeria with a group of animatronic critters. But with a limited power supply and a growing sense of unease, surviving til dawn will take nerves of steel and fast reflexes in this jump-scare-filled indie horror game.
Want to fall in love with a game? With the gravity-flipping Fallin Love, it's as easy as turning your mobile device upside-down! Collect the hearts and the costume to help Fall woo the indecisive Kaisa. When you turn the game, the gravity shifts to match your orientation, and that's the key to avoiding the spikes, enemies, and sliding blocks in this clever puzzle platformer.
The district of Blackrow has been under quarantine for over two hundred years, but when a young actress is abducted, you have no choice but to dig into its dark secrets in the latest gorgeous hidden-object adventure from Elephant Games.
Tap this crazy little box through obstacles, around dangerous lines, and solve puzzles to reach the always desired, dotted line across the screen. Each level has a new twist and new ways to make you grind your teeth.
Generation Ship is a sci-fi Unity adventure game developed by Shide for the Ludum Dare 30 "connected worlds" competition. Trapped in space with only a snarky AI, players must solve the cold equations and bring your crew to safety. While maybe a little heavy on the too snark, and maybe a little too light letting you know what things will kill you before they've done so, Generation Ship is a satisfying space puzzle to unravel.
Nimblebit is back for more as you build a tower to the sky filled with Stormtroopers, Elvis impersonators, zombies, and other tourists in this free sim/idle game for iOS and Android! Unlock and build new rooms and play Poker, slots, or more to win big!
An online platform game that pits you against the "ghosts" of players who've run the course before you. Use the arrow keys to jump, dodge and collect gold as you avoid lava pits, skeletons and the ever-sliding view.
Play around in Max's clone lab and test out his new machine by solving puzzles. Use your clones as stepping stools and button pushers but make sure they get back, as you find your exit, to prevent a time paradox.
Scarlett has just moved into an old, decrepit manor, looking for inspiration for her new book. But who can write in a house that's falling apart? That's where you come in. As a seasoned interior decorator/garage sale organiser, you will do your best to raise money to renovate the old place. Manor Memoirs is a wonderfully sweet hidden-object/time management hybrid that's guaranteed to make you smile.
Trapped overnight in the history museum, if you want to escape you'll need to solve puzzles and craft some pretty darned clever tools in this short but sweet game also available free for iOS and Android.
Building off the success of games like Triple Town, Threes!, and 2048, Letter Monsters puts a cute (and fuzzy) new face on combine-three grid games. Re-learn your A-B-C's across over sixty levels of strategic sliding, and use eight unique boosters to help yourself out on iOS, Android, and in your browser!
- • Find the Escape-Men 117: Load Runner
- • Escape Another Nightmare
- • Cute Duckling 3
No1Game's latest episode continues the classic arcade game theme, this time with some morbid implications. Meanwhile, welcome Self Defiant to our weekday escape spotlight with another atmospheric asylum adventure. But if you need more smiles than that, Minoto should brighten your day with the cutest baby water fowl in the world!
Bottle Rockets is a sci-fi platform game by James Earl Cox III set to the song "Alberto Balsam" by Aphex Twin. A short artistic work about mothers, daughters, and space, it integrates a glitchy aesthetic quite well into the plot and gameplay, and will generally succeed in making those who play it feel all the feels.