Quest for the Crown is not a breeze but a gale, racing down from the frigid peak of a mountain to blast you wide awake from your gaming funk and make you realise the brilliancy of the world you've been missing all along. And maybe — just maybe — change the way you look at the RPG genre forever.
So you got a job at a dance studio. But by the time you reached the mall on your first day, the studio had mysteriously closed, and a strange man in a chef's hat was offering you a job in his restaurant. You accepted, perhaps rather naively. And voila, welcome to Papa's Bakeria! Serve scrumptious pies to happy customers, unlock furniture and outfits, and decorate your restaurant on your way to becoming the best pie monger in town!
Funkyland's got you trapped again, and this time you'll need to find five items bearing the image of the White Queen to find a way out in this short game that blends a satisfying amount of whimsy and logic.
- • Picnic
- • Where's the Door?
- • Garden
This week on Weekday Escape! Vitamin Hana will give you a plethora of doors, but do any of them actually lead out? Tototo Room lets you get some fresh air, but you'll have to do a little wiggle in return. And Primera invites you out to get a bite and some sand and sunshine, but there's a lot of locks in the way.
Originally conceived as a Ludum Dare game, Pony Island has you trapped within a machine that's trying to bend you to its will. You'll need cleverness, fast hooves, and more than a little ingenuity to break free from this cunning, weird indie game that's full of surprises.
When Brewster leaves his pirate crew behind and decides he's setting off to do some good in the world, finding a legendary treasure that nobody else has been able to lay hands on might be a bit of a reach for a first-time do-gooder in this silly, short point-and-click title from Carmel Games.
What started out as chill time with the girlfriend quickly soon turned into fighting space bugs with your all powerful dinosaurs. Get the gold to get the upgrades to get the bad guys to get your girlfriend back in this action-packed shooter.
A letter from the esteemed Van Helsing brings you to a small Transylvanian town, but he's nowhere to be found, and local gossip has it that the guy in the castle to the North is a vampire... who'd-a thunk it? A very silly and very fun parody of a text adventure.
Life is hard in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, but as long as your rustbucket of a dog is by your side you know you'll make it through anything. In Raiders Took My Dog, life is good until the unthinkable happens or well really it's pretty thinkable as it's the title of the game. Fight back and save your dog in this action packed shooter.
- • Free the Monkeys!
- • The Queen and the Dragon
- • Little Room Escape 4
This week on Weekday Escape! A queen sets out to thwart a dragon but hasn't returned. A trio of monkeys are locked up, but should you set them free? And a perfectly twee and pleasant place for you to relax... with the pieces to your escape hidden throughout!
A good salami is hard to find, and this finicky feline has been traveling the globe in search of the best. In this latest familiar but fun physics puzzle, your goal is once again to deliver the food in each stage to our hungry kitty by clicking the environment to change it.
You've got the biggest tower in the post-apocalyptic wasteland, so naturally everyone wants a piece of it. In this defensive shooter from Entertainment Forge, you'll need to keep building it and your defenses higher as you unlock upgrades to blast away increasingly tenacious foes.
You're in a bind when you fall and find yourself trapped in some sort of ancient underground dwelling. Luckily, no1game's ten little green men are there to help you out... provided you can find them all first, of course.
Miss Libellule has faced angry giant octopi and vengeful serpentine deities... in this latest (and perhaps final) chapter of jo99's gorgeous point-and-click adventure series, our intrepid heroine delves into an avian temple in search of a great treasure.
- • Prepare Your Breakfast
- • Science Lab
- • Room 13 - Choice
This week on Weekday Escape! Vitamin Hana blinds you with science, and then locks you up. Ichima snares you with some strange mechanisms and locks. And MayMay wants you to have the most important meal of the day, but has complicated the process quite a bit.
Exploring a dark world where no rule stays the same for long one woman must wander around searching for something that she can't remember. From the mind of Mister No Wind's Studio you can be sure this platform game is going to be one surreal adventure.
Carmel Games' brings a legendary hero to a pit stop in his travels, as Sinbad tries to find a way to repair his boat in this short and silly point-and-click adventure!
Funkyland knows that before you can head out on the town, you need makeup... like, a lot of it. So in this very pink escape game, find the five cosmetic bags hidden throughout the room so you can get out and get partying!
Lo.Nyan goes swanky and high-rise with this escape game set in a cushy apartment with a skyline view. A reliance on colours may make some puzzles awkward to solve for players with certain difficulties, but Lo.Nyan still delivers a smart and clever experience.
Berzerk Studios puts the zombie apocalypse in the palm of your hand in this idle clicker game, also free for iOS and Android. Raise a horde of the undead by destroying villages and their occupants, then use the spoils to upgrade your forces in this simple but stylish incremental game.
- • Stains and the Gurur
- • Work at the Coffee Shop
- • My Puppy's
This week on Weekday Escape! Esklavos' pooch is on the road in search of enlightenment and reliable transportation. Primera's pup needs a little TLC and a few less locks and codes. And Vitamin Hana needs a granda mocha half caff with extra whip and a shot of low-cal raspberry, stat!
Elio Landa knows all about elegant, simple puzzle games, and this latest is no different. Match the values for each level by plotting paths through the numbers on the board, but be careful. Paths for different values can't cross, and each number can only be used once!
At this given moment, there are literally dozens of ninjas hiding in the room with you! Playing this point-and-click puzzle game by Pencil Kids might help you learn to spot them, as well as open one very mysterious box...
Psionic's new horror game adventure game has you trapped in a Hell like dimension. With a demon god looking for new souls to devour, will you find the way out with riches and fame or be trapped forever in a world of torture and madness?
When the pigs get turned into ZOMpigs, nuts won't satisfy them anymore.... now they want to eat braaaaaaaains! In this ghoulishly cute physics puzzle, figure out how to fill up your undead piggies with all the brains in each level, without letting a single zompig fall offscreen.
After fighting back against the undead warriors and reclaiming their land, everyone thought that it was finally time for peace. They were soon proven wrong on all accounts as for rumors spread across the kingdom as new portals were appearing and leaking out the evil warriors once again. But the Royal Army isn't retreating this time in this real-time strategic defense game.
With someone targeting brain farms and zombies going missing Detective Margh needs to find out just what is going on and who is behind all these mysterious crimes or else the whole undead community could be at stake in this interactive comic series.
- • Spring
- • Almost Desert
- • Robo Assembly
This week on your Weekday Escape! Yonashi is here to help chase away the winter doldrums. Vitamin Hana thinks walls are for suckers and some lonely, hot pavement will hold you just fine. And Nagamochi Games GOT YOU A FREAKIN' GIANT ROBOT.
The foyer is aliiiiiiiiive... with the sound of.... TomaTea?! A mini-sized escape game compared to some others the beloved developer has crafted traps you in a small but cozy sitting room with a piano, though there are still plenty of puzzles to satisfy.
Tesshi-e serves up another sumptuous escape, when knocking on a mysterious door traps you in an elegant dining hall filled with shining silverware, sparkling crystal... and of course, plenty of puzzles! Don't forget about the Happy Coins!
Also free for Android, in this twisted escape game, a demented version of the Zodiac isn't ready to give you up for the year, and to get out of its clutches, you'll need to solve some puzzles, plus take part in some Undertale-inspired boss battles!
- • Button Escape 34
- • Pump it Up
- • Stains and the Yeti
This week on Weekday Escape! Get a taste of the great outdoors with Tototo Room's hidden buttons. Blow up a balloon or two with Vitamin Hana. And topple a mythological creature with the help of your trusty airplane and trustier pup.
What's a viking gotta do to get some cake around here? Well, in this short and silly point-and-click adventure from Carmel Games, you'll have to appease a centuries-old family feud... by picking up something expensive at the local Vikea, of course.
Dakota Winchester is hot on the trail of a legendary gem... the only problem is, so is his jerk of a former mentor! Find the ruby before anyone else does in this short and silly point-and-click adventure from Carmel Games.
In this escape game from Pine Studio, also free for iOS and Android, the tomb doors are locked, and the skeleton in front of them doesn't seem to be a good sign. You'll have to pay close attention to your surroundings and really think carefully to find a way out and end up better than those bones did!
You'll need to find five items bearing the image of the white knight to escape from this latest title from Funkyland... though with a locked gate barring your way right off the bat, you might not be able to ever find your way out if you can't get past it!
Lightbringer Games' wildly popular and exceptionally adorable launch series returns, and this time our penguins are literally shooting for the moon! Buy and upgrade a multitude of parts for your rocket, taking into consideration weight and drag, as well as a ton of bonuses and customisation to help you get to the moon as fast as possible!
- • Going Home
- • Choco Escape 4
- • Fish De Escape
This week on Weekday Escape! Vitamin Hana says you can never go home again, at least not until you solve some puzzles. Twinkle serves up something strange but also delicious. And Nagamochi Games has set up an outdoor maze with some very odd fish.
Also free for iOS and Android, in this creepy point-and-click adventure from Rusty Lake, it's your ninth birthday, but despite the festive mood, there's something dark on the horizon. Some frustrating puzzles may hold you back, but a surreal and creative atmosphere will keep you hooked throughout.
Cotton candy, beans, and other food are all well and good, but this little piggy wants some pancakes! He's on a mission to find some in this puzzle platformer, and the different nosh you chow down on will bestow various powers to help you get through. Just watch out for veggies!
Do you have a special simian of your own? The monkeys in this cute point-and-click puzzle game from Pencil Kids need your help to track down the three hearts hidden in each stage. The difficulty is low, but it's a fun Valentine's treat for everyone.
Chocolala Studios serves up a short and sweet escape game that traps you in a trendy chocolate shop. A handful of puzzles with some clever clues that might need a second look makes for a game that doesn't overstay its welcome.
Mine ore. Turn it into weapons and armor. Sell it for a profit, then upgrade. AumGames delivers a simple but stylish clicker game with a medieval theme that's available in your browser, or free for iOS and Android.
- • Wood Art
- • Bonno Escape 1
- • Botoriumu
This week on Weekday Escape! Sarameya may have you locked up, but you'll definitely never run out of oxygen! You might not know what's happening with Nagamochi Games, but it's definitely cute. And Vitamin Hana has the way to freedom hidden behind some arts and crafts, so roll up your sleeves.
Matthew's about to take over the family business after his grandmother's death... ghost hunting. In this spooky (but not that scary) short point-and-click adventure from Carmel Games, trap an evil ghost inside a haunted hotel.
Remember wildly addictive incremental idle game Cookie Clicker? Version 2.0 has just hit, bringing with it new buildings, a retooled ascension tree, special features, and much, much more. Get baking, but don't make the grannies angry...
You're on the hunt for a legendary demon that's bespelled the woods and all within them in this creepy point-and-click adventure. A short game with superb atmosphere sadly marred by frustrating pixel hunting.
Goody Gameworks serves up a solid if grindy little defensive shooter as you take control of a Templar trying to clear a castle full of demons. Blast away, upgrade and unlock new skills, recruit heroes, and maybe drop a chandelier or three.
You've got yourself some sets of squares and they are all different colours. What you have to do is paint them so that they are monochrome in the end. Sounds easy? Then try doing it in a limited number of moves and while they're all shaking like crazy.
Ichima's got you trapped in a quaint little room. But to escape, you'll have to learn that there's more than meets the eye. You'll have to be clever and observant... and, unfortunately, do a little bit of pixel hunting.
When some researchers get lost in large cave it's up to you to fly in and get them out safely, as well as collect those sweet sweet gold coins and make your mark on this cavern that no one will forget any time soon in this action-packed game.
You've almost caught it... the mythical Tempala! But it's raced inside a temple full of deadly traps, fire, monsters and more... not that you're going to let that stop you from your goal in this cheeky cartoonish action game.
Bianco-Bianco delivers a short but happily weird escape game with two endings. Trapped in a room with some strange artifacts and mysterious boxes, will you be able to find a way out?
- • Quotidian
- • The Test
- • Symmetry
- • Kromgar the Wedding Planner
- • The Cloister
What can you do in only three days? In 2016 from January 29th to 31st, a staggering 36,000 developers came together to create nearly 7000 games themed around "ritual" for Global Game Jam. Here are just a few of them, playable in your browser!
- • Prepare for the Vacation
- • Stains and the Giant
- • Escape the Car HD
This week on Weekday Escape! Esklavos sends you flying high to deal with a giant with the help of a puppy with a... concerning name. MayMay thinks you deserve a vacation, but you'll have to earn it. And Afro Ninja serves up a remake of a game that's a little long in the tooth with shiny new graphics.
When the bank is robbed, Pegas Games' little red car Wheely is on the case! Figure out what to click on in each level and how to clear a safe way forward as he chases the criminals across town and tries to bring them to justice!
I.C.S or Instantaneous Combustion Syndrome is one heck of a syndrome. Stand in direct sunlight for too long and poof! Up you go in flames. With this kind of disease it would seem it would be best to stay inside with your favorite game system and spend your days in the dark. But our little hero doesn't have it so lucky in this fast-paced platformer.
Created by Eric Vaughan, this escape game lives up to its name, as you find yourself trapped in a small room. To get out, you'll need to look at things carefully and solve some clever puzzles. Just make sure you stick around for the end!
Funkyland is still helping us get ready to go out, and in this installment of the popular, frilly escape series, we'll have to solve some cute and clever puzzles to find a total of five hair clips hidden throughout the room before we can leave.
Waking up from a strange dream to find his reflection gone, the hero in this mysterious adventure tumbles through his mirror to find himself on the other side in a world that seems very like his own.
- • Give Me Everything
- • Afternoon Tea
- • Escape With the Fire Dragon
This week on Weekday Escape! Vitamin Hana locks you up with a creepy little companion who demands you satisfy her before you can leave. Primera may have trapped you, but there are some refreshments to be had. And Nagamochi Games locks you up with a dragon!... a very cute one that's under glass.
TomaTea takes an artsy approach to this very blue escape game, with a whole host of locked doors, puzzle pieces, and some seriously tricky clues. You'll need to pay close attention to your surroundings if you want to find a way out!
Our famous thief... er, um, treasure hunter is back to try again in this action-packed platformer! Super Dangerous Dungeons has some old, some new, and a much tighter control system that will have you rage quitting purely because of the difficulty and not any flighty controls. Also available for Android and iOS!
Discovering your neighbor is a witch is hard enough. Finding out she's planning on making puppy stew is enough to make the weakhearted faint. Thankfully this Witch also fills up on the tears of defeat of her neighbor Vila. With the promise of one puppy per win can you claim the title of champion of the Witch Games in this puzzle platformer?
Why is it that whenever the protagonist's car breaks down in the middle of the night they go to the only house with no lights on? And then they just invite themselves inside as if they owned the place. Serves them right when the door snaps closed behind them. This point-and-click horror escape game has you in such a predicament, but even a rude person like yourself doesn't deserve what's awaiting you in this house.
When the world relies on one hero to save them all from a terrible beast you had better hope he's got more to his arsenal than just jumping and swinging his weapon. Well, that's all this one has got, but in this action-packed puzzle platformer some helpful creatures show him some new powers that will help him bring hope and light back to his people.
Funkyland serves up another installment in this popular escape game series that blends just the right amount of whimsy and puzzles as you search for five items bearing the image of Humpty Dumpty to reveal a way out of this courtyard.
Of all the mysterious things that could suddenly appear in your apartment and be the cause of worry, a potted plant isn't that high up on the list. But that's because you've never seen a plant like this before in this Twine-based text adventure with multiple endings.
In this short but unsettling bit of interactive fiction, one girl flees for her life after the end of the world, pursued by creatures who will devour her, flesh and bone, or take everything that makes her human.
Divided into two worlds with their own set of rules, test subjects must find a way to pass the test and accomplished their shared goal. Isolated Subject, by Crneumre, is a platform puzzle game where you must figure out what is the special action in each of the worlds and then switch between the rules to succeed.
- • Five Worlds Escape
- • Free the Dogs 3
- • Koubou's Brush
This week on your Weekday Escape! Detarame Factory wants to bring a little colour into your life to help you break out. Vitamin Hana's pooches are locked up yet again. And Esklavos sends you high into the sky for a tripe through floating islands.
Someone is targeting brain farms in the land of the dead, and zombie Detective Margh is on the case in this remake of an interactive comic adventure that offers additional choices and interactivity to players.
Don't ever upset the Mushroom King, or you'll wind up like Bad Viking, who will never know the joy of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich again unless he can figure out a way to lift the curse in this very silly point-and-click adventure, also free for iOS and Android.
Winkletown is full of crime, and it's up to you to clean it up in this clever and cute little logic puzzle game! To figure out whodunnit, you'll need to question the locals and use the clues they give you to spot the crook in each randomly generated case.
Also available for Android and iOS, this puzzle game needs you to match the colours and tiles of the playing field to the grid on the left, but with limited moves and increasingly more elaborate stages, the 200 included levels (not to mention the included level editor to make, share, and play your own within the game) will take you time to topple.
- • Jigsaw New Year
- • Five Islands Escape
- • It's Everything
This week on your Weekday Escape! Esklavos strands you on a group of tropical islands you'll need to build your way out of. Amajeto rings in the New Year in a very familiar but somewhat chilly fashion. And Vitamin Hana has you well and truly trapped behind towering walls, though not without tools...
Eilo Landa has brought us some great logic games, like Sum Tracks and Finite Moves. And the newest simple puzzle is Wise Turn, holding all the great puzzle logic we love but without the math some of their other games require.
Like a challenge? Then you might just like this high-difficulty action-packed platformer from Rhete that demands fast reflexes as you swiftly swap colours to dodge between hails of bullets, lasers, and other deadly traps to rescue your friends.
Harvest resources and build an expansive array of facilities — starting with basic raw materials and finishing with high-tech goods — in this streamlined, conceptual retro resource management strategy incremental!
Blink and you'll miss it, but if you're looking for a short, easy little point-and-click puzzle game about a funky rabbit with a whole lot of neon, then this is most definitely the game for you.
X-Mas World has been overthrown by the wicked Snow Boom! It's up to sleepy Mr. Splibox to save the day in this Christmassy physics puzzle platformer... with a little help from the Spliboxes, of course, who are always willing to lend you a step up!
- • Jump Over
- • New Year 2016
- • Wicked Escape Zero
This week on Weekday Escape! A snowy outdoor yard to help you ring in the New Year, though sadly there are no cats to be found. An escape where the way out isn't a door but rather up and over. And you won't be able to take anything at face value in a game that's determined to play with your brain.
Also free for iOS and Android, this simple but addictive multiplayer arcade game has you zipping around as a dot, trying to eat as many smaller dots as possible while avoiding being eaten yourself. While some may find it a little too basic, it's captured the
A little jail time never hurt anyone... at least, nobody who could break out and bash his way through a castle filled with monsters to take revenge! Hack and slash through dangerous demons and find new weapons in this action-packed platformer.
Made in just three days for a Ludum Dare competition, is this cute and retro papercraft game merely an innocent sim where you care for a virtual pet and help it grow up big and strong? Mmmmaaaaaaaybe... or maybe not.
When mutants come knocking at the secret lab's door, it's up to you to pick up your gun and blast them away in this grindy but fast-paced arena shooter that's full of upgrades and only gets more chaotic as you go.
Lo.Nyan's room escape is lovely to look at, and full of secrets. Though it may look ordinary and inviting, start poking around and you'll find puzzles and clues everywhere in this sunny, cozy space. Time to take out the camera!
Running a kingdom isn't as complicated as you think in this super cute and super simple sim made in just three days... all you have to do as the king is say yes or no to the decisions presented by your subjects. With 37 different characters and over 150 decisions, can you raise your population to greatness?
We all knew hoverboards were bound to lead to ruin, and in this high-difficulty action game, you've annoyed a demon by racing through its temple over and over, and now you have to speed through each deadly room in under ten seconds... or you'll explode!
After a space anomaly you, Captain Welmu for the Spacefleet, end up on the far side of the galaxy all alone with only your A.I unit to keep you company. On your way to returning home you run into a weak signal for help coming from a planet called Hox. Decided to appease your curiosity you go down to see if you can help, only, of course, to end up getting into your own predicament in this free online demo for a larger planned point-and-click adventure.
Times are tough for murderers these days with the Investigator prowling the streets solving crimes left and right, always with a handy sidekick. There is no case that has gone unsolved since Investigator the Alligator has come along, and with his sidekicks that help him he's sure to always have an audience to appreciate his brilliance and all his puns in this point-and-click mystery.
Mateusz Skutnik saves us all from 2015 in this little point-and-click game, but first we've got to help him find the new year before it can begin! Hunt through different beautifully photographed scenes to find different buttons to activate the machinery you need to ring in 2016!
- • Titan Escape
- • Xmas Tree Decorations!
- • House Maintenance
This week on Weekday Escape! A game with a classic feel submitted by a reader where there's one big problem in the way of you leaving. A Christmas-themed treat, though tree without trimmings is no tree at all. And a little bit of home improvement, because why clean up yourself when you can get players to do it for you?
Slaying demons to remove the pests is hard work, but when you're summoned to the castle to retrieve the magic book that released them all, fighting your way through monsters and traps to reach it is even harder in this action-packed platformer from Eyesteam.
When a farmer's livestock is stolen, he joins forces with a super pig (naturally) and sets out to save them. Match three or more icons to build attack power, heal, and more, in this fun and cute but definitely grindy blend of match-3 and RPG.
Weird parodies and weirder characters abound in this fast-paced, stunt-driven racing game. Upgrade your car and unlock new ones as you race through strange locations, performing tricks for extra cash, though the tastefulness of some characters is debateable.
It's Halloween night, and Frankie's come calling to get Countess Bela to spend the evening with him... but she's not going anywhere unless he brings her candy, and you'll need to search the town for some in this cute point-and-click adventure from Carmel Games.
Before you can escape this quaint little store set up by Funkyland, you'll need to find five items bearing the likeness of sheep. While most of this bite-sized escape is straightforward, you'll still need to pay careful attention to clues!
A Christmas party with your closest friends turns tricky when it turns out they've locked you inside to make it into an escape game for you! Aries Escape delivers a peppy holiday treat with lots of puzzles and two different endings to find.
- • Santa Defence
- • Xmas Boom
- • Cloud Wars Snowfall
- • Jingle All the Bells
Christmas, you say? Why that calls for a seasonal Link Dump Friday! Ring the bells just right to inspire people to donate, defend Santa from waves of furious enemies, help some clouds drive the grey away, and return presents to normal!