Mysterious incidents occur on a cruise ship half a century apart, and it's up to you to discover the truth in The Misadventures of Detective Butler, a mystery visual novel by Goldbar Games. While two-dimensional characters hold the story from reaching its full potential, it is an entertaining yarn with a classic Golden Age Whodunnit feel and polished visuals and sound.
- • Mom's First Class Reunion
- • The Games of Escape
- • SleepWalking
Esklavos, no1game, and newcomer SnailCraft combine to serve up the three free piping hot games of this week's Weekday Escape. How do YOU get yourself psyched up and properly attired to play escape games? Bet you can't beat my method.
The gang's back for more in the second installment of TellTale's action adventure series based on the popular ultra-violent shooter. Rhys and Fiona are still at odds as they recount how they set off in search of the Gortys project, but a new "friend" is giving Rhys one heck of a headache and Fiona's dealing with her own problems in this fantastically funny second episode that will leave you hungry for more.
In this strategic turn-based RPG, free to play for your iOS and Android, you'll win heroes and unlock powerful souls as you choose your paths across maps, even duking it out against other players in the arena if you so decide!
Everyone needs a great sliding block puzzle in their life, so it might as well be this one. Solve each well designed puzzle by manipulating the blocks until all like colors are touching. Sound easy? Wait until sticky, sleepy, and caterpillar blocks are added into the mix.
Blink and you'll miss it, but Carmel Games serves up a satisfyingly silly little tale of customer service comeuppance when one employee goes above and beyond in this short point-and-click puzzle game.
In one night, Jacqueline Brown's life was flipped upside down. A murder needs to be solved as well as finding out who tried to kill her. Things would be much smoother for her in this free visual novel, if it wasn't for the fact that in result of the car accident she is left blind, mute, and paralyzed. All her friends and family members think she is in a coma, but she can still see light and hear every guilty word her visitors say.
You're locked in one again, and this time the only way to escape... is to find and eat 10 cookies! What sort of monster would design such a delicious trap?!... well, MayMay, of course!
This topdown puzzle shooter has you controlling a little squadron of units one at a time, choreographing their movements and shots for maximum efficiency within the ten second window you're allotted. Click a unit, control him for ten seconds with the [WASD] keys and the [mouse], and then do it all over again with the next guy.
Restauranteur Emily and Patrick are finally getting married... but will a run of comically bad luck and one epically passive-aggressive mother-in-law derail the whole thing? A gorgeous, fun, and funny time-management game that doesn't skimp on the quality and polish and comes highly recommended.
The monkeys are looking for 20 leprechauns this time around in the four-leaf-clover-ridden installment of PencilKids' beloved point-and-click puzzle series, but the wee people are crafty, and you'll need to search high, low, and behind all manner of locks to find them.
Even if your bathroom breaks don't typically end in needing to track down ten little green men and solve several puzzles in order to escape, don't you think you should play this game by no1game anyway... you know, just so you're prepared?
The town of Pixton needs your help to eradicate evil in this rogue-like RPG! Choose your pixely heroes and embark on a difficult journey filled with hilarious encounters as you help the townfolks and level up. Saving your game before battle is for wimps, so be prepared to fight to victory or death.
Dungeon crawling goes card based in this strategic RPG-like spin on traditional Solitaire for iOS. Deal your way through monsters, treasure, and special abilities and unlock new cards, but don't get cocky... you never know what the dealer is going to hand you.
They're just your average monsters living in a junkyard trying to gather all the food and materials they can before the place closes at the end of the month! A simple and repetitive action game that still manages to shine and charm thanks to a great sense of humour and endearing story and characters.
The stylish, neon-soaked point-and-click puzzle series comes to an abrupt and puzzling close as PI Rick must solve an odd mixup of puzzles to set right the bizarre events from the rest of the series.
Tony and her brothers Pablo and Octavio are just your average, ordinary kids who can turn into playground equipment, but searching for snails near an abandoned factory puts both them, and their hearts, in grave danger in this clever, unexpectedly warm free indie horror adventure that deals with family and humanity.
- • Button Escape 30
- • Fruit Kitchens No.18: Pomegranate Red
- • Find the Escape-Men 141: EM Bucket Challenge
Take a break: Slow down, live in the moment, appreciate your surroundings and...escape! Once again it's time for Weekday Escape and this week we have three games made perfect for honing your observation skills. Seek out seven pomegranates in FunkyLand's modernly hip kitchen, play hide-and-seek with No1 Game's little green men, and then search out eleven little grey buttons in Tototo Room's latest.
Have you ever imagined what it would be like to colonize a distant planet? Jump into the shoes of a space pioneer in this sci-fi interactive fiction. The decisions you make effect not just your relationship with your new husband, but potentially the whole planet. What will you choose?
In this unsettling horror adventure from Maninu and translated by vgperson, a young girl finds herself sucked into one of her own paintings, where danger hides behind a surreal and deceptively idyllic appearance. Nine endings and environmental storytelling makes Bevel's Painting creative and compelling, but clunky and unintuitive conditions for the "best" endings frustrate.
This little boy and his mother want to go see the cherry blossoms, but before they can, he'll need to find everything for a good (and tidy!) picnic in their small apartment in this cute point-and-click puzzle game.
Atomas is a simple but beautiful free puzzle game for your iOS where you combine elements to create larger ones around a circular board by choosing where to place the elements you're given, and the signs to match up identical ones.
The bunny, mouse, and elephant are back, and they're still trapped in the same body thanks to a meddling witch! Help them solve platforming puzzles and evade goblins in this cute game, though the floaty controls will make you wish it had more polish to go with its charm.
Completely free with no ads or in-app purchases whatsoever, this fast-paced action arcade game has you running through fire, explosions, and murderous drones with tons of heavy weaponry. Though it may be repetitive, its chaotic gameplay and gorgeous retro aesthetic makes it an addictive treat.
Help Cloudia pass her test to become a weather mage by popping clouds for her to dodge obstacles and dangers as she flies through surreal worlds filled with coins for upgrades in this easy but appealingly storybook-like arcade game.
In this very retro action RPG made in just four days, Princess Remedy descends to Hurtland to heal a prince, find her missing friend, and save every sick person, animal, tulip, slime, and monster by blasting their sickness away.
The monkeys are in Swampville in this latest installment of the popular point-and-click adventure series, and they're hunting for a special talisman... but to get it, they'll have to crack a few codes and help some of the weirder locals out.
Returning from school abroad in France, your new life in America is hard to get used to... there's the local bully who's the only person(s) you know, the kids you're just getting to know, and, oh, the person who had your locker before you seems to have vanished under mysterious circumstances. Find out why, or find friends and romance in this LGBTQ-friendly visual novel episodic adventure for iOS and Android!
Papa Louie can't catch a break... his cruise ship has been attacked by frosty enemies who have sucked him and all his customers into another dimension! It's up to you to save the day, and with 28 unlockable characters and tons of challenges, you'll be at this polished platformer for quite some time.
One little rabbit wants nothing to do with carrots... in fact, in this morbidly funny stealthy puzzle platformer, all he wants is a taste of the OTHER white meat. Help him sneak past his disapproving bunny friends, avoid carrots, and more on his way to chow down.and some
The family that slaughters demon beasts together, stays together. Shoot through the hordes of monsters to get back your little baby before he/she becomes a sacrifice.
- • Chick Hide and Seek 21
- • Girls Room No.4: Eye Shadow
- • The Big Crab Escape
Yuri, FunkyLand, and Esklavos share the Weekday Escape spotlight this week, well qualified to bust your boredom and satisfy your need for escape with cuteness, whimsy and artistic flare.
High-score centric "jump and run" arcade gameplay gets gorgeous in this simple but stunning iOS game about a boy trying to chase down his escaped herd of llamas on his snowboard. Changing time and weather as well as simple, addictive mechanics makes Alto's Adventure a scenic, oddly soothing treat.
Anita works on a beautiful tropical island for the local cruise line, so when a passenger's luggage goes missing, she's got to track it down in this short and silly point-and-click game from Carmel Games!
Neutral serves up a mellow and mini escape to start your day off... there's even breakfast to be had, which may help take the sting out of some disappointingly unintuitive puzzle design!
Chacha delivers an escape game that makes you use your brain, as you're faced with such devilish conundrums as codes of all kinds, locked doors, comfy couches, and... horror or horrors... a coffee maker!
You are a kitten in a catnip forest, and you're alone... at least, for now. Though slow to start, this incremental idle simulation gradually opens up to an impressive degree as you grow and upgrade your tiny kitten settlement into an advanced civilization.
Nabi's family curse means finding love could be deadly, but she's got more on her mind than romance with school starting... and an old friend who's suddenly avoiding her. A short but sweet visual novel.
A beautiful Princess has fallen under a cursed sleep along with the whole forest. Lost in this enchantment for hundreds of years the cry for a hero has grown louder. All that is needed to save them is a brave Prince with a pure heart and some puzzle solving skills.
Playcademy delivers a remarkably comfy and enjoyable match-3 puzzle game as you help a struggling village rebuild itself when it discovers mystical runes in the surrounding area, though the arrival of a spoiled princess brings more trouble than they expect.
If you love Clicker Heroes, Varagtp's gorgeous little incremental idle RPG with the Paper Mario-esque aesthetic might just catch your eye. Upgrade your warrior and the abilities of your rogue and wizard as you click and slay your way through an endless tide of monsters!
If you can't figure out a way to pull in more customers, the hamburger stand across the way will drive you out of business at the end of the week in this deceptively difficult game of strategy where the best sign wins... but crafting it is much harder than you'd think.
It's cold outside in this latest escape/puzzle game from no1games, and your mother wants you to clear the snow away and find a way to get the heater working before she gets home... which naturally entails finding ten little green men too!
Expect the unexpected and all the weirdness you can handle in Mibibli's Quest. When you're not shooting your way to face off against the evil Crocobili, you're dancing to avoid getting shot or talking with satanic cultist. It's just a day in the life of Mibibli.
A relaxing, ambient and minimalist puzzle game. You move your bouncing blue box left and right with the arrows, deleting every box you land on as you go. Some boxes require more than one bounce so prepare to do some mental gymnastics as you try to delete each one.
If you want to escape from this itty-bitty house, you'll need to do something so heinous we can hardly speak it... find and DEVOUR ten whole cupcakes, solving a few whimsical puzzles along the way!
- • Escape from the Dark Maze
- • Fruit Kitchens No.17: Prune Violet
- • February Escape
It's time again for three more escape games to make your time in front of the computer feel a little more captivating. Get lost in one of Hottategoya's challenging mazes, then find seven prunes in FunkyLand's kitchen before heading to Rose Key's simple little office for an escape-the-room sojourn.
Blast your way through a whopping twenty massive bosses, each with their own unique abilities, environments, and attacks, and earn powerful new equipment in this fast-paced follow-up to the original arcade shooter.
no1game's POKO escape is more than a little strange, but that's part of its charm! Can you figure out how to escape with a toaster, a contrary sink, little grey heads, and a cryptic clue or two?
Cheery and clever, this escape game from Sanpoman isn't in English, but all you'll need to escape this garden is some observational skills and a few changes in perspective, making it the perfect break from your day.
Sneak around, craft tools, dig tunnels, and slyly hatch your bid for freedom in this quirky indie off-color action-loaded 8-bit prison escape simulation originally made for the XBOX One, now breaking onto your PC!
A pig's gotta eat, and what better than an acorn? Use ropes, bubbles, and more to get your swines to the prize in this physics puzzler. Watch out for spikes and your pigs will be feasting in no time!
The Static Speaks My Name by Jesse Barksdale is a first-person exploration-based adventure that takes place in a lonely house with random documents scattered all over the place. And while jump scare won't be showing up, there's no shortage of atmospheric creepiness, as you step into the shoes and home of one messed-up individual. A short experience, but one most disturbing and darkly comedic.
Sometimes it's not so bad to rely only on yourself. Especially when there are multiple versions of you lying around, and they can freeze in space in time to become useful platforms and stepping-stones for you to get around on. Help one man... er, men... escape from the dark place he... er, they have become trapped in. Never has the phrase "pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps" been so literal as it is in this thematic puzzle-platformer.
What can you do in sixty seconds? Well, you'd better hope it's long enough to raise an army in this simple but cute simulation/action game, where you lead your tiny tribe against seemingly impossible odds, while managing their cash and soldiers each day.
Marie Roget has been depressed and withdrawn from her husband lately... and, wacky thought, maybe that has something to do with all the threats she's been getting and the way glass shatters through the house without warning. Find out the truth in this campy/creepy hidden-object adventure from ERS Game Studios!
The hit phenomenon anime and manga series goes mobile, in a free-to-play RPG that follows Monkey D. Luffy on a story full of all the weird characters and pirate panic fans love. Exceptionally high production values and fun cutscenes lend it a lot of appeal, but its initially addictive simple gameplay may prove TOO simple in the long run for some.
The popular arcade series is back with a third installment! Beat pinatas and sell the candy they drop to earn upgrades... the better to beat them harder! Though it might be too simple for some, it's colourful and oddly addictive, and a fine way to indulge your sweet tooth.
no1game's latest escape game has a very simple setup... you're in a convenience store, and you can't get out, so track down the ten familiar little green men to help show you the way! Short and very silly, this one is on the light and easy side, suitable for a pit stop of your own.
Deqaf Studios serves up a simple but solid turn-based fighting game. Pick your hero, then work your way through four different foes to win the tounament, matching tokens on the board to increase your chances of pulling off the corresponding skill.
Funny, smart, and unexpectedly deep, this matchmaking simulation for iOS and Android starring real life drag queen Kitty Powers has all the right sass and charm, celebrating the wonderful weirdness of life. You'll need to be attentive and perceptive to match your eccentric clients to likely romantic partners and follow them on dates to try to make magic happen, with a ton of unlockable content and no in-app purchases whatsoever!
Clifford's pipes have gotten all rearranged but he needs that fresh cool liquid fast so swap the pipes positions as quick as you can in this simple but cute puzzle game, also available free for iOS and Android!
The Doodles are coming! The Doodles are coming! Defend your paper kingdom from the invading undead in this lane-based tower defense game. Although its setup looks familiar, this game places a big emphasis on upgrading your units and exploring their different abilities! Stop giant zombies, prisons with legs, and angry tanks from ruining your day. Take back your inky domain!
- • Girls Room No.3: Nail Polish
- • Button Escape 29
- • Room 4: Cafe
Are you looking to indulge in more fun free online escape games? You came to the right place then because, as on every Wednesday for Weekday Escape, there is where you'll find three awesome new escape games to play. This time around, Tototo Room has hidden eleven buttons in a quirky design, FunkyLand has hidden five bottles of nail polish in a whimsical room, and Ichima has hidden...well, there are puzzles in a cafe that you happen to be locked in. Enjoy!
Q: What has Dryads, Treants, Elf Wizards and the Loch Ness Monster? A: We do! Collect and combine hundreds of cards to battle the villains of Little Town in this off- or online card-dueling role-playing game for Android and iOS!
Bugs make the world go 'round in this creepy crawly incremental idle game. All you have in the beginning are piles of growing larvae, but with enough of them you can make drones to gather meat, and with enough of them you can make queens to create powerful attack bugs, and with enough of THEM... well... you get the idea.
In this latest point-and-click puzzle game from no1game, one little girl's mother thinks she's big enough to do the laundry all by herself, and she's written down a list of all the items to find and what she needs to do with them. You'll need to search the house for the clothes, which is easier said than done with puzzles and codes in your way, and then follow the rest of the instructions!
Combine elements to create the next highest tier in this simple but elegant match-3 puzzle game that incorporates elements of Tetris. Though nowhere near as full-featured as its upcoming commercial cousin, it's clean, addictive, and surprisingly clever.
Don't let the artwork and the colour palette bring you down! Yonashi serves up a short but very sweet escape game that shows you exactly why people love their cute and clever games to break up your day without taking a lot out of it.
Tammy Jo knows she could do a better job than the hotel's in-house singer, Neel, who's been driving customers away for years, and her boss is finally giving her a chance to prove it in this quirky point-and-click adventure from Carmel Games.
It's a mad world out there with werewolves, vampires, mutant rats and more zombies than all the others combined. But, thankfully, there seems to be an equal amount of bullets and endlessly flowing alcohol so at least we can join in that madness and have one heck of a time in this over-the-top shooter from IriySoft.
This physics puzzle game has you lobbing scrolls of enlightenment towards the ignorant masses. Bounce them off walls and platforms and use rocks to activate levers to better reach each faithless convert.
The monkeys are back, wandering through a pink wonderland in search of the only thing that could possibly make them happy in this Valentines themed point-and-click puzzle game... a whopping seventy fluffy Valentines bunnies, who are hiding absolutely everywhere!
Help a young woman reclaim her family's wealth and reputation in this indie twist on the classic solitaire formula. With different card obstacles, unlockable power-ups, and more, Regency Solitaire doesn't invent the wheel, but it polishes it to a mirror sheen with 180 levels and a simply sweet storyline.
Martin Kool returns with another addictive minimalist puzzler! In this companion to addictive hit 0h h1, figure out how many blue dots are on the field by using the numbers others display when they "see" other blue dots in their row or column, but remember... red dots block their view!
Running around an apocalyptic landscape your only goal in mind is those flickering doors. Pitfalls dot the land ahead of you and the only other living things only seek your death. Can you find your way to your mysterious goal?
Cyberkat is a digital kitty in a high-tech world, and he's got a hankering for some seafood! Help him hunt down digital fish, crabs, scallops, and more in this side-scrolling shooter.
Originally conceived as a Ludum Dare game, this supremely creepy blend of stealth and exploration for your iOS takes place entirely in the dark. Blind and defenseless, you must use sound to navigate your surroundings, but beware... you're not alone...
Currently available in Early Access, in this latest addictive programming puzzle game from beloved indie developer Zachtronics, you find yourself abducted by a bunch of aliens who immediately put you to work designing efficient factory solutions to them. With a 30+ level complete main campaign, and smart, challenging, cerebral gameplay, Infinifactory is an easy recommendation for anyone who likes a game that makes them think.
Who says you'll never make a million bucks? With Hyper Hippo's super silly incremental idle game, you'll make a LOT more than that, starting with lemonade stands and working your way up to oil companies and more... with a few managers, upgrades, and heavenly investment, of course.
A good date goes bad, and all because you couldn't keep your hands to yourself when it comes to evil books! Now, with the help of a tiny Cthulhu, you'll have to race and blast your way through hordes of monsters and big bosses to rescue your date in this gorgeous but grindy arcade game.
If your idea of relaxing is to be trapped inside an escape game thanks to Mr. K, Tesshi-e has your back with another game that will have you waking up your brain if you ever hope to crack some of its codes.
Martin Magni's cyclopean robot has been tossed down a garbage chute for not measuring up, but if you give this beautiful, charming little physics puzzle game for Android and iOS a try, you might just find Odd Bot totters right into your heart.
In this first chapter of Miwashiba's free indie RPG adventure, shut-in but all around good guy Nanashi's lazy life is turned upside down when he discovers a girl with no memories... but she'd rather he make friends before focusing on her! With a surprising and intriguing mystery at its core and stunning high-quality presentation with a custom soundtrack, 1bitHeart is shaping up to be something huge.
What do cats dream of when they sleep? According to this adorable game originally made in just five days for a competition, it's all about strange and unexpectedly challenging platforming through a surreal Metroidvania-style world.
Created in just two days, this simple but striking and oddly thrilling game has you diving deep beneath the waves to lure the massive evil spirits threatening your village to the surface so you can slay them with your bow!
- • Alice House No.10: Where Is Alice?
- • May May's 2nd Room
- • Find the Escape-Men 137: A Winter Room
That certain love holiday is just around the corner, so this week's edition of Weekday Escape serenades you with three lovely and sweet, or at least rather fun, escape games to play. And maybe I also wrote a few lines of bad poetry. Or maybe I just woke up in a locked room and found it already written that way. Who can tell?
Set forth across the vast and unknowable Unterzee in this engrossing blend of Choose Your Own Adventure style storytelling and naval seafaring and combat from the creators of Fallen London... and set in the same world to boot! Create your captain and forge a great legacy, dealing with undying colonists, cannibalism, giant tentacles, and much, much more as you explore a nightmarishly entrancing world.
TomaTea provides yet another lovely, mellow escape, though why you'd ever want out of this cozy cafe with its well-stocked bar, desserts, presents and flowers is beyond me! Though it may appear simple, there's more than meets the eye, and this one has puzzles enough to make for a fine and mellow bit of relaxation no matter what time of day it is.
What better way to show someone you care this Valentine's Day than by making them a special box of chocolates? But the little girl in this extra cute point-and-click puzzle game from no1game could use some help finding everything she needs on her list!
This incremental game features the very foundations of reality itself as your currency. Click to buy subatomic particles and generate atoms which you can use to spend on more and more complex forms of matter as you go. Protons and neutrons give way to blood cells and coffee beans. A fascinating educational game.
Blink and you'll miss it, but this point-and-click puzzle game, developed in just 48 hours for the 2015 Global Game Jam, still has a clever handful of levels where figuring out what you're supposed to be doing is part of the fun!
Tsure Game 5.2 is a short but satisfying escape-the-room by Paradise Kung Fu. You're trapped underground with only a plain white box. Point and click to experiment with the gadgets and puzzles all around the cube if you want to earn your freedom. It's not as simple as it seems!
Explore strange new worlds in this space adventure simulation. Try your best to get to the end of the Orion Trail with your ship and crew intact. You'll be faced with choices during random encounters which can help or hinder your voyage. Will you make it or turn to space dust?
The monkeys are back on another Western adventure, and this time they've got their eyes on some treasure! In this cute point-and-click puzzle adventure, search the hills and the nearby town to find what the monkeys are after.
When a young woman appears in town claiming to be the daughter of a former patient of yours and desperate for help, you become entangled in a bizarre mystery that blends urban legend with mythical folklore in this gorgeous hidden-object adventure.
The land of Ederra is at peace, which is good for your life as a knight at a border crossing. But when a group of armed men charge past, claiming to have "business" with the king, it's up to you to follow and determine just exactly what that "business" is. Ender Story: Chapter One is an engaging first installment of a free RPG.
Currently available in Early Access, Darkest Dungeon is a brutally difficult turn-based strategy RPG that focuses on the physical and mental challenges of heroes faced with impossible odds and unspeakable horrors. With traits that can impact a character's personality for good or ill, permanent death, and a stunning dark visual aesthetic, Darkest Dungeon is an engaging challenge, though it may struggle with balance.
This isn't your ordinary breakout game! Impulse! features gorgeous graphics, differently styled animated levels, and tons of power-ups. It will keep you engaged whether you're going for the high score, or just want to experience all the levels.