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.
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!
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.
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.
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 According to this adorable game originally made in just five days for a competition, it's all about strange and unexpectedly challenging platforming through a surreal Metroidvania-style world.
- • 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?
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!
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!
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.
In this cute, short escape game from no1game, you're a prince who's sick of having someone follow you around all the time and never getting a moment to yourself. Find a way out of your room to evade your bodyguards and enjoy some "you" time!
- • Girls Room No.2: Cheek Rouge
- • 1st Room
- • Table
FunkyLand, MayMay and Amakuchi Game are the illustrious three designers to make their way into the Weekday Escape spotlight this week. All three's creations manage to pack in a large dose of puzzle-centric amusement into small packages, making them perfect for a midweek break any time at all.
Psionic delivers a creepy Unity-driven horror adventure in this jumpscare-tastic game. A letter from a colleague who previously spent his career trying to debunk your claims of the paranormal leads you to a dark house with a darker secret. Can you escape?
Help three adorable pandas get their camera back in this cute point-and-click puzzle game. Follow the ninjas who took your camera by working together and helping others as you make your way to the exit.
iOS puzzler Dwelp is everything a good minimalistic puzzle game should be... sleek design, clever concept, and no ads or in-app purchases whatsoever. All you have to do is link up all matching coloured dots in each level. Easy... right?
Created in 48 hours for Global Game Jam, this wonderfully daft physics puzzle game/simulator has you assembling furniture. Yes, that's right. Use the mouse to snap each peg into each hole and watch your mangled lamps and coffee tables gradually take up your room.
Those vile eggs are always coming up with some way to bunk up the place. Apparently in the last three games your efforts weren't enough and now the population of dino eggs is at an all time high. Time for you to thin the crowd and save us all from the overpopulation of eggs with faces in this physics puzzle.
ScriptWelder returns with another clever anti-escape game, this time taking a more point-and-click adventure route as you desperately search for a way to secure an abandoned building against a horde of incoming undead. You have limited time, and your actions have consequences... can you figure out how to stay safe and alive?
Mr. Y loves escape games, as you well know, but did you also know he loves the classic anime Detective Conan? You'll need to do some detective work and deductive reasoning of your own in order to triumph over this challenging escape by Tesshi-e!
Burt is testing out a new drug for a medical study. With a new onset of reality changing symptoms he must cross a landscape covered with spikes and pits to get back to the doctor, who gives him more pills and the cycle continues with a new mind bending twist.
No matter what time of year it is, a TomaTea escape is always worth celebrating, and though this Christmas themed game is a little smaller than their usual titles, it's got all the charm and cleverness fans have come to love and expect!
One of the most loved and iconic point-and-click adventure games of all time arrives with a new coat of polish for newcomers to experience for the first time, and old fans to fall for all over again. Manny Calvera is stuck in a dead-end job trying to sell travel upgrades to the newly departed, but when he stumbles across something rotten in the underworld, he sets off on a four year tale of mystery, intrigue, comedy, and gorgeous interpretations of Mexican folklore and noir themes.
Pine Games' traps you in a very Hollywood hacker's lair in this stylish escape game, also free for iOS and Android! With codes and equipment strewn throughout the room, will you ever get out before they instagram our firewalls and hack our internets?
- • Escape from the Similar Rooms 18
- • Find the Escape-Men 135: A Typical Escape Game 3
- • Fruit Kitchens No.16: Banana Yellow
Hottategoya, No1Game, and FunkyLand make up this week's edition of Weekday Escape... now who would ever possibly want to escape from that?
I spy with my little eye, a lovely and serene puzzle game for your iOS. Rotate and combine shapes to cast shadows that craft different shapes on the wall in this elegant game. Despite some repetition and fiddliness, Shadowmatic is a beautifully presented title that's made for quiet evenings.
Help Joe navigate a bewildering but beautiful neon world in this short and surreal point-and-click puzzle game... it may be low on difficulty, but it most certainly is not low on charm or style!
Elio's lovely, serene puzzle game is back for more as you alter the grid before you using various tools to try to recreate the faded overlay shape. It's trickier than it sounds, since you can only use the tools in the order they're provided to you, and with 50 more levels, it's enough to make for a satisfying break for any puzzle fan.
This platform game boasts fun physics, deceptive puzzles, and a grinning cubic protagonist who can split into smaller chunks to accomplish his goals. Optimism is infectious, isn't it?
In this follow up to the popular and perplexing puzzle platformers, guide two little children through a mind-bending, topsy-turvy landscape, where the biggest challenge isn't just figuring out where you are, it's figuring out which end is up!
A cute and puzzling piece of interactive art originally made by Mike and Tanya Mezhenin for Ludum Dare 31, Owls Ever After lets you take a peek into to the secret life of owls, one year at a time. And, despite some vague instructions and needless pixelhunting, it succeeds in being a quiet, heartwarming tale told well.
- • Monster House
- • Girl's Room No.1: Lipstick
- • Find the Escape-Men 134: The Forest Restuarant
In this week's selection of fun free escape games, Yonashi's monster abode will charm you with its cute animations, FunkyLand returns from a brief hiatus with a new series, and No1Game continues the green guys' hide-and-seek shenanigans.
If the level isn't working out for you, just break it apart and mix it around in this cute puzzle platformer from Bombocracker that may remind you a little of Continuity. Hit switches to power doors or remove hazards, and line up a pathway to freedom!
In this iOS match-3 RPG hybrid, you control a group of heroes out to save their kingdom, provided they can deal with (debateably) handsome demons and their cowardly but greedy priestess. With some unexpected cleverness and challenge thanks to the way different match formations unlock different skills, Hero Emblems is colourful, light-hearted fun that's also surprisingly strategic.
Space is a robot... a detective robot! So naturally when a bunch of cows are stolen from their space barn he gets called in to set things straight in this very silly point-and-click puzzle adventure from Carmel Games.
Need a new rage fix? Switch is what you need for all your high difficulty, platform, puzzle game needs. Help the little bot get to the exit, by switching the light in his head to activate or deactivate his surroundings.
After a car accident, you find yourself back in the past on the eve a tragic accident struck your small town, but there's more to the truth of it than anyone suspects in this creepy cool hidden-object horror adventure from Eipix that sets the bar high.
Puffy Shirt Morgan is going to burn Cap'n Marcela's island to the ground at dawn... unless you can help her find a solution in this quirky point-and-click puzzler from Carmel Games!
The horrible spiters have kidnapped a bunch of innocent kitties, and they plan to sacrifice them to their leader! It's up to you to save them in this physics puzzler. Not only will you have to carefully place items into the stage, you'll also have to activate level gimmicks like exploding balls and freezing snowflakes! Smash, fry, and explode all the spiters, but be sure not to hurt any of the cats!
One little vampire still wants to see the sun, more than anything else in the world. And he's willing to brave an entirely new spooky castle in search of the secret that will let him do it! He can still turn into a bat to fly around dangerous stakes, knives, and other obstacles, but this time he'll also be lifting crates and solving a bevy of puzzles. After putting both his reflexes and his brain to work, surely he'll find that day-walking potion this time... Right?
- • Escape from the Star Picture Room 2
- • Tsuregemu 5.1
- • Guest House Escape
To help you escape the weekday, here's three break-sized escape games. Neat Escape brings one of its best games so far, while Yomino Kagura offers up some typical Yomino Kagura puzzles. Then, for something much different, this dismantle-the-box-to-get-out creation of Paradise Kung Fu is sure to please.
Howdy, pardner! Our monkeys are a mite unhappy yet again, and only one thing will cheer them up in this short, silly point-and-click puzzle game! PencilKids delivers another wonderfully executed coffee break of a game, despite some content issues that may rub some the wrong way.
All of the fairies in the blocky nature park have been kidnapped! Now it's up to the park's awesome, awesome ranger to get them back. Why is this ranger so awesome? Because the entire world revolves around them! While you can normally move left and right, you can flip your world to change what directions "left" and "right" are, and explore new dimensions. Run and jump through three dimensions, and get all the fairies back to your spaceship!
You're coming home after your first visit to a shrine in 2015 only to find you can't find your house key and nobody else is home to let you in! Hunt around to find items you need, solve puzzles, and track down those ten little dudes in this silly, fun escape-the-outdoors game from no1game!
Take a little, take it all, or take nothing in this unique, clever game from Stephen Lavelle and Terry Cavanagh. You're trying to decide what to pack in your tiny suitcase, and what you take and what you alternately leave behind determines the short story and premise that unfolds, with unlockable items and new combinations to discover on new playthroughs!
Unfair, weird, and even downright crass, this bizarro yet oddly compelling roguelike RPG/puzzle game/fever dream simulator won't appeal to everyone, but still has a strange charm. As the toothy U, explore a deadly dungeon filled with weird monsters and weirder challenges, hunting for five Things.
Your spaceship is going to self destruct in sixty seconds. One minute doesn't seem like a lot of time and it's not, but do to [insert scifi space talk science talk here] you're trapped in a time loop. Ship blows up, you wake up in your bed. You're the only one that can still retain the knowledge from the previous time, so it is up to you to find if you can save your crew.
Are you thinking, "If only more escape games were focused on being clever, downright tricky even, with less emphasis on looking pretty and more emphasis on substance"? Then Gatamari's latest escape-the-room episode might be just what you've been dreaming about. The clever puzzles and functional design means you'll want to set aside some time, focus and mental fortitude to assure both a successful and entertaining escaping venture.
- • Must Escape the Dragon Cave
- • 2015 New Year Escape
- • Small Room Escape 1
Take a touristy excursion into a dragon's cave in Selfdefiant's latest adventuresque creation. Then try out a couple quickies from two Weekday Escape newcomers, a mechanical box from Pixel Kobo and a small escape that's deceptive in its simplicity from Umi Escape.
no1game's little girl is back, and this time her mother thinks she's ready to get set for her very first hula recital all by herself... with a little help from you, of course, as you hunt down all the items she needs in this cute, kid-friendly escape game.
Let there be light! Figuring out how to make that happen is harder than it seems in this ridiculously adorable new point-and-click puzzle game from Ninjadoodle that has you figuring out how to illuminate a sad little light bulb across different levels.
Steve Warman and a team of students makes us look at the world from different angles in Perspective!, a puzzle platformer that'll have you shifting from two dimensions to three and back again. While the music and visuals show that the team are programmers more than artists, Perspective! uses what could have been merely a showy gimmick to its full potential, and the result is a fun and challenging visual-spatial experience.
Fling yourself for love! The knight needs to nab all the stars for his lady fair, and you'll have to place planks to bounce him around in this simple but lovely (and even sneakily difficult) physics puzzle game.
A theft at the iconic Smithsonian Castle winds up wrapping you up into a very timey-wimey adventure in this beautiful and puzzle-packed hidden-object adventure made in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institute, offering tons of educational factoids to boot!
In this atmospheric point-and-click adventure, your brother goes missing, and you start thinking maybe his ramblings about doors to other worlds weren't just crazy talk when you follow his trail to Tibet and stumble across some very strange places.
Carl is stuck in his undead form but with a little help from that wonderful genius Tesla, he may have a chance to be born again. But dangers await our little zombie in this puzzle platformer. Make sure to use your head. Literally.
Moondrop's website describes Amphora as "a peculiar puzzle game that mixes story elements and physics", and there can be no more accurate description of this gorgeous looking game. Guide a young girl into womanhood with shadow puppets and magic. Certainly the thick atmosphere can make things a little unintentionally hilarious at times, but overall Amphora is haunting, beautiful work.
Mateusz Skutnik rings in the New Year... but we have to find it first in this surprisingly large point-and-click puzzle adventure rendered in gorgeous, high-definition photographs that has us leaping through different locations and times.
- • Fruit Kitchens No.15: Apricot Orange
- • Escape from the Similar Rooms 17
- • Find the Escape-Men 131: The Christmas Party
Say goodbye to 2014's most memorable moments while ringing in the New Year with even more fun free online escape games. Find seven apricots in FunkyLand's whimsical kitchen, gather up ten little green guys in No1Game's 131st escape-men adventure, and navigate Hottegoya's nearly identical rooms for plenty of puzzling enjoyment and ebullient celebrations.
Looks can be deceiving, and this escape game from Kamotokamotokamo may look simple, but there's some definite sneakiness going on here that will make you use your brain and change your perception if you want to find a way out.
Find your way through amaze-like cube in this interesting puzzle game. Place boxes to create platforms to navigate each face of the cube, changing the orientation of it as you go, until you reach the exit. Beware fireballs and falling statues on your way!
Who knew cardboard boxes were so energetic? Help this rambling, tumbling box make its way through its sky-high floating neighborhood! But to do that, you'll need to hit switches, and to hit switches, you'll have to fire pellets. It sounds easy, until you realize... you can only fire pellets out of your top side! Use all your spatial skills in this puzzler, as you move carefully, make sure you're facing the right direction, and help this box make its way home!
Need a new hairy physics puzzler? Look no further! Mustache Time is here. Draw blocks to keep the mustache balls from falling to their death. But with you trapped in an area you have to find a way to work with your copies to lay down a safe foundation for your mustachio friends.
Christmas is over, and Santa Claus needs a cup of coffee to relax... so naturally he's kidnapped you and locked you up until you brew it! Tesshi-e delivers a short and definitely sweet little escape game that's perfect for some post-holiday cheer.
When Detarou's your escape game chef, you can always count on them to deliver a simmering stew of strange, and this little gem is no different. With an angry bunny man, a stoic hot dog, and all the clever puzzles you need, Detemita Escape is excellently executed.
The last we saw of Snail Bob he was traveling through a world of fantasy. Now in the cold winter months he's moved on to a much better fantasy in my book. A warm tropical island. But nothing is a vacation for Bob, not with the Frog/Lizard snail-eating tribe after him. It's your job to keep Snail Bob moving the right way, or stopping him to wait for the disasters to pass.
Another physics tumbledrop puzzle where the grumpy purples must be pushed off the screen! Changes shapes to cause physics chaos, time your clicks just right, and gather up those stars to grant a land free of angry looking shapes.
- • One Cold Night
- • Warm Christmas Room Escape
- • Northan's Christmas 2014
How about an extra jolly Christmas-themed series of escapes to get you in the mood for the holidays, whatever you might be doing this particular December 24th? Yonashi's whimsy and charm plays well in this simple mini-escape. We'll flashback to an older Flash512 game in which Santa's up to some clever tricks. Then, solve the puzzles before your friend Jenny will let you inside this house in a new escape from Shuinvy.
With bombs everywhere, only you can save the season!... or, well, only McPixel can, but you'll need to tell him what to do in this short but frantic and very silly point-and-click puzzle game.
Need a Christmassy escape game that won't let you slack off when it comes to puzzles? Robamimi serves up a seasonal treat whose cozy atmosphere and relaxing soundtrack belies some very clever puzzles indeed.
Short, sweet, and seasonal, this cute escape game from Tototo Room has you tracking down eleven cleverly hidden buttons to activate the ornaments on a Christmas tree. Hope you like cracking codes!
In order to escape from this Alice in Wonderland themed title from Funkyland, you need to find five items bearing the Knave of Spades. Just keep your eyes peeled and crack a couple codes, because this one definitely falls into the short and sweet category.
You and your friends go skiing and discover a cabin. As you walk in, you hear the door lock behind you, and then presumably the giggles and snorts of your friends as they run off into the cold darkness that is the winter night. Long story short you need some new friends. but if you enjoy solving puzzles and escaping then they are the most thoughtful friends on the earth, because that is exactly what you need to do.
James has been your helpful friend on many a bizarre case, but when you find a letter from him claiming he's dead, you have no choice but to go to the Holy Mountain Hotel and find out what happened in this ghoulish hidden-object adventure.
Tentacled aliens are attacking your ship! Nothing to do but make your way past them to save yourself in this retro puzzle platformer. Travel the length of your ship utilizing gravity (or lack thereof) to dodge tentacles, lasers, and more to escape your attackers.
Detarame Factory, known for excessive cuteness in their escape games, this time goes for excessive goriness in a ghoulishly cute and jumpscare filled horror game filled with weirdness and puzzles.
Help Fiddle track down Geoff the Murderer while navigating a charmingly absurd Victorian London. With a cast of quirky characters, and great art and music, this point-and-click adventure will quickly draw you in.
A beautiful, 3D experimental puzzle game that has you moving your little avatar around collecting followers and controlling them as a crowd. Use the [arrows] or [WASD] keys to guide your little mob past traps and over obstacles, toying with some cool physics along the way.
Slimey's going on a quest... across a single screen! That may not sound like a very perilous journey, but every time Slimey pushes a button, new hazards and platforms get added to the landscape around him! Squash enemies and avoid spikes to find the button in each version of the level! He may not have far to go, but he'll have a lot to do in this puzzle-platforming Ludum Dare entry.
Dip your toes in this cozy ambient platformer and adjust the temperature to your liking to activate and reach the exits. Use special hot and cold abilities available in water to master each of its 30 beautiful and imaginative levels.
George is throwing a Christmas party, but nobody is going to be satisfied until there are gingerbread cookies. Too bad his oven is broken and there's a blizzard out! Search the house to try to come up with a solution in this short and silly point-and-click puzzle game from Carmel Games.
Spend a little Christmas time with TomaTea in this seasonal escape with a sweet tooth. With codes and puzzles hidden everywhere, along with some sweet seasonal surprises, Ginger Joy's clever bits make up for a few puzzles whose solutions might be a little obtuse.
Gorgeous, challenging, and contemplative, this first-person indie philosophical puzzle adventure stars you as an unnamed robot who awakens, seemingly at the whim of a voice from the sky, who tells you to seek out sigils to prove your worth... but never climb the great tower. With a complex and engaging story and puzzles that will keep you wrapped up for hours and hours, this is one stunner that should not be missed.
The last thing Tina remembers is a truck racing towards her. So why has she woken up in what appears to be a school filled with locks and strange mechanisms? A rough but impressive blend of escape and classic point-and-click adventure with multiple characters, endings, and a branching plot.
Young women have been vanishing after being summoned to the Countess Elizabeth Bathory, but the king is too busy with the war to investigate. You, a young gypsy with a talent for mixing potions, have been called in to find out the truth in this rough-around-the-edges but appealingly grisly hidden-object adventure.
It's a New Year party gone out of control in this escape game from no1game! Round up your coworkers and get them under control if you ever want to get home. Keep your eyes peeled for clues, and search every nook and cranny!
Everyone needs a healthy dose of adorableness. And these sweet little robots provide that and more; a great mental workout in the form of a simple yet engaging sliding block puzzle game.
The monkeys have gone way, way North this time, and not a moment too soon... Santa's workshop is a shambles! Can you help them put it together in this sweetly seasonal point-and-click puzzle game?
Weird, silly, but not a little bit clever, this escape game may look simple, but a few coded locks you'll need to change your perspective to deduce and a whole lot of cuteness make this a short treat well worth heeding the title for.
You've got a school assignment to finish, but all the computers are absolutely ancient, and you're totally unprepared! Despite some strange, out-of-place political talk, this point-and-click puzzle from Carmel Games offers a significant upgrade in several areas from their previous work.
- • Fruit Kitchens No.14: Muscat Green
- • Button Escape 27
- • Escape from the Similar Rooms 16
FunkyLand's way hip kitchen full of sweet green grapes, Tototo Room's quirky artwork strewn with hidden buttons, and Hottategoya's nearly identical rooms issue more escaping entertainment for all who come inside.
Billed as a "playable post", Nicky Case and Vi Hart use a series of simple puzzle games to illustrate how small biases can have a big impact as they talk about segregation and diversity thoughtfully and intelligently without ever pointing any fingers.
What do you do if your boat won't float and your trees won't sprout? Well, if you're a pirate, you figure out how to flood the area in this cute and simple puzzle game with a bit of festive Christmas cheer.
Detarame Factory provides sequel satisfaction with this cute, cuddly, and most importantly clever escape where you must find and click on ten circles hidden throughout the puzzle-filled room if you want to get out!
What better way to celebrate the season than with three games from beloved escape creator Neutral? Though each game is short, they're all definitely sweet, and since they're all linked together, make sure you play them in order!