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!
TomaTea gets festive in this cozy escape game that goes all out on decorations and puzzles. Christmassy style is everywhere, but if you want to escape and ring in the New Year, you'll need to crack some codes and find some presents!
It's almost Christmas, but where are the elves? They're hiding in each stage of this seasonal point-and-click puzzle game from Pencilkids, and if you want to make your Monkey GO Happy, you'll need to figure out how to make them show themselves!
Mateusz Skutnik brings the story that began over ten years ago to a close in this tenth installment of his wildly popular point-and-click adventure series. But though the end may be in your grasp, getting there will be anything but easy.
- • Magic Christmas Escape 4
- • X'mas Night 15
- • Free the Cats 2
This week! Twinkle makes your holiday twee with a Christmas themed escape game that's got a whole lot of cute. Esklavos has you solving puzzles in a magical field and hunting for presents. And Vitamin Hana's cats are locked up again, so it's up to you to set them free!
When life starts feeling a little bland perhaps it's time to go and look for some color to put the jazz back into your step, while at the same time letting you SEE where you can step in this clever free indie puzzle platformer.
Strange times down on the farm. Alien crop circles have scrambled your animals, so you need to rotate them around until all matching animals are grouped together. It may sound easy, but with 40 levels and hazards to keep specific animal types away from, as well as a few other twists, it's a challenging puzzle game with a great presentation for all ages.
The humans are still struggling against the alien race that conquered the earth. With poisonous air, radiation leaks, alien beast, mecha suits, and space ships there doesn't seem there is much a human can do with a handful of ammo and a pistol. But if you played the original Earth Taken, or the squeal you know that firearms and food rations go a long way.
Made in just 72 hours, as this little Metroidvania style puzzle platformer opens, you're a newly formed mutant who can't do much more than roll around. Explore the facility, unlock new body parts, and experiment with your surroundings!
- • Epic Clicker: Saga of Middle Earth
- • The Watchers' Chamber
- • The Spirits of Kelly Family
Think week on Link Dump Friday! Help a family whose soul has scattered into fragments inside their own home. Click your way to victory, cheesecake, and pop culture references galore. And continue your search for a missing brother in one seriously weird room.
Trapped in a cute but seemingly sparse room with a despondent ladybug, how will you find your way out? You'll need to solve puzzles that require you to look very closely at clues and your surroundings in this great, satisfying little escape game from Sanpoman!
'Tis the season, but these pirates won't be celebrating Christmas if you can't divert water through ice, snow, and dry land to float their boats and grow their Christmas trees in this latest installment of the cute puzzle series also available on iOS and Android!
Our heroine has gone all out to win best decorated house this Christmas, but blowing a fuse might ruin her chances! Help her fix things before the judges have to leave in this short holiday point-and-click adventure from Carmel Games!
- • Girl's Room No. 16: Eyeliner
- • Blueberry Pie
- • Painting
This week on Weekday Escape! Funkyland isn't ready to go out, Christmas or not, unless we toss the place for five tubes of eyeliner. Primera thinks painting a masterpiece involves sunglasses and puzzles. And MayMay would like you to serve up something sweet, but this is one kitchen where you'll need more than a recipe from Google.
Magnet, magnet, who's got the magnet? You'll need one to escape this sparse but sneaky escape by Vitamin Hana, but there's not one to be seen! Pay close attention to your environment and watch out for tricky hotspots in this short but satisfying escape.
Yonashi went all out in this Christmas themed escape game when it comes to toys... they're everywhere! But it's also got its share of sneaky puzzles and clever contraptions, making it a great holiday treat for fans looking for something cute and smart in equal measure.
An Ancient God like race helped bring balance unto the land. But now a foulness has spread across the land and once again the Xenos must be called upon. Gain keys to unlock these all but forgotten heroes and help restore the land so they can get back to their restful sleep in this strategy RPG with defense elements.
Angry Bison serves up a twist on the gem matching formula that will have you thinking fast in this arcade-style puzzle game also available on iOS. You'll be swapping gems between two halves of the screen, and each gem needs to make a match where it lands to count... but you'll also be racing the clock, and the longer you last, the harder it gets as more gem types are added!
Looking for some old-school flavoured shooting action? Load up Mutantleg's Doom-esque first-person shooter and blast your way through a lab filled with secrets, pick-ups, destructible scenery, and, of course, evil mutants and demons.
- • The Case of the Mysterious Maulings
- • Exorcist
- • Hippo on Elm Street
This week on Link Dump Friday! A dinner party where there's murder most foul aplenty... and you're the culprit! A rather loose definition of "exorcism" and some demonic hack-and-slashery, And finally, a Halloweeny hippo tries to learn what the holiday is all about, while avoiding some very Canadian house hazards!
The Bonte family cat is at it again, and now all the Christmas ornaments have been scattered throughout the house. Track down all twenty of them, but beware... this clever feline has set up puzzles for you to contend with! Also free for iOS and Android bundled with Where is Cat?
What's Christmas without the tree? In this clever escape game from Ichima, you can see a tree outside from the window, but you're stuck in this dim yet cozy room. Good thing you have a lot of smart and sneaky puzzles to keep you occupied!
The monkeys and the townsfolk are ready for Christmas... but the tree isn't! It just won't light, and you'll have to search the town and surrounding countryside for a way to turn it on in this point-and-click adventure, and solve some puzzles for the locals, too!
- • Jigsaw Santa Escape
- • 3 Cats and Christmas of The School of Witchcraft
- • My Boyfriend's Room 2
This week on Weekday Escape! Amajeto is feeling the season, and they may have locked you up, but there's presents for you under the three. CHOKO-CHAI's cats are still hard at work at witchcraft school, but they need to decorate the tree as part of their class. And Aries Escape is throwing a Christmas party... you just need to get dressed first!
Cap'n Marcela isn't feeling very festive. The merchandise she ordered for the town's Winter Wonder fair is stuck in a giant iceberg, and if she doesn't get it out, she'll have a lot of angry townsfolk on her hands. Help her out in this short, Christmassy point-and-click adventure from Carmel Games.
Santa's back, and he'd like another cup of coffee to relax before Christmas in this remake of Tesshi-e's 2014 escape game. Though it shares a lot with the original, a new facelift and some puzzle twists make it worth playing.
After arriving in India, all Skip wanted was some local cuisine. Instead, he's stuck trying to fix a mess he made by traveling the country and trying to find ingredients to make fresh samosas in this short but fun and educational point-and-click adventure from Carmel Games.
What do an aquarium, a potted plant, a missing door, and questionable artwork have in common? They're all in this short and sweet escape game by Vitamin Hana that will give you a handful of simple, but well designed puzzles to brighten your day.
The cats are back, and this time they're in need of your help to train them to claw their way to the very top of the arena league! Spend your days directing them to increase their skills or nurse their injuries, and outfit them in powerful enhancing costumes for battle!
You'll need to find five items bearing the image of the iconic Wonderland duo if you want to escape from this strange house, and like all of Funkyland's games, it's as weirdly whimsical as you'd hope for, with just enough puzzles to make it a short, pleasant break.
When it comes to science, victory is just a hop, skip, and an exploding barrel away! You're testing a gun that can absorb and shoot out any matter, but when you get teleported away during a chain reaction, you'll need to use it to puzzle your way through a series of physics and platforming levels!
- • After School
- • A Subtle Kind of Murder
- • Spider: Downloaded
- • Three Wishes
This week on your Link Dump Friday! A young girl yearns to be noticed by the boy she secretly watches from afar each day. You've committed a murder and you only have a few minutes to clean up without incriminating yourself. A spider swings and leaps through acrobatic physics-platforming races in an evil computer. And a young boy learns the power of wishes and more about the people he loves.
The cubes are back, and they're up to no good in this physics puzzle game. The only place for them is in the slammer, and by clicking on the environment to change it around or remove it, you can make that happen!
These little friends are inseparable. They literally light up each other's world. But when their plane of existences holds some precarious situations they have to use each other to make it through together. Literally as both of them have major faults that only the other can make up for.
- • Button Escape 33
- • The Visitors Escape 2
- • Snack Escape
This week on Weekday Escape! You're stuck at a temple with an unhelpful cat and a whole lot of scattered buttons. Then you find yourself lost in a serene forest that hides a handful of puzzles. And finally, you'll climb into the wayback machine to visit some of the cutest escapers around who have a mighty need... for snacks!
Elaine's life isn't what she'd hoped for. She's been married for 25 years, sure, and she has a roof over her head, but anxieties, regrets, loneliness, and a feeling of disconnection make her days feel gray... but there is the matter of her house, which seems to be slowly changing around her in a way only she notices, and over the course of a week in this puzzle-less text adventure, the doors she opens can change her life by changing her past in unexpected ways... but is it for the better?
What fiendish trap could keep you from escaping this small and unassuming room? Why, nothing else but a dastardly and impenetrable wall of bamboo! Solve the puzzles Vitamin Hana has laid out for you if you ever plan on fleeing the bamboo's wicked clutches!
Hark, citizens! Our fair city is being menaced by cosplaying marauders! How better to stop them than battling them with other cosplaying marauders! Train your heroes and send them out to battle for the sake of city, reputation and cash in LitleGiantWorld's caped crusader simulator.
Qiabo's bad eggs just won't stop, and with the creation of a superpowered armored egg, you're going to need to use new powers (and more firepower!) to smash them while keeping the good eggs safe in this latest installment of the popular physics puzzle series.
Also available on mobile devices, OZDY takes you under da sea for an adorable physics puzzle game where you need to reunite baby sea creatures with their parents, though with moving platforms, wrecking balls, switches, buttons that make you shrink or grow and more, it's trickier than you think!
It's Thanksgiving day! But how can you celebrate without a feast! Help the monkeys look all over town in this point-and-click puzzle game from Pencil Kids to find everything they need, including a whole lot of apples, and the bird of honor!
Webcomic xkcd has been around for over a decade, and to celebrate the release of his new book, creator Randall Munroe has created a very simple piece of platforming interactive art. But venture beyond the small playing field, and you'll find a much bigger world than you thought that's full of surprises.
Pine Studio serves up a short but rock-worthy escape in your browser or free on iOS and Android as you try to find your way out of a cozy, abandoned little concert venue. But with a soundtrack this catchy, will you be able to resist air-guitaring long enough to escape?
- • Find the Escape-Men 169: Desktop
- • Twist and Turns
- • Find 5 Snails
This week on Weekday Escape! no1game gets inside your computer and asks if you WANT TO PLAY A GAME? (Maybe you should call Matthew Broderick?) MayMay isn't letting you go anywhere until you get these snails out of the yard. And Vitamin Hana turns you right 'round baby, right 'round.
Supermuzhik is an arcade-action sorta-shooter game by Aimar where the titular hero proves to be much better at "defeating evil" than "protecting the innocent", as he uses his telekinetic vision to fling the latter into the former. Viscerally enjoyable in its destruction, even if its difficulty takes a surprise leap about a third of the way in.
The Galaxy Siege series has turned into a trilogy. Galaxy Siege 3 is here with more planets to clear from the evil alien scum, more gems to collect and another ship to build in some of the most unflattering shapes yet.
Have you ever met a bear-person questing for color crystals to stabilize the whole of space and time? No? Then the odds are very good that bear-person is you! This indie puzzle platformer is available in your browser, or as a Pay What You Want (including free) indie download!
It's dungeon delving, hands-off!... mostly! Your party moves, slays, and loots by themselves in this idle action game as they descend through randomly generated dungeons, but you can help them kill monsters and heal by clicking on them, equipping their treasure, and unlocking more places to hunt. Also free for Android and iOS!
Three pandas, a friendly dragon and some faeries. Is there anything more adorable? This short and sweet point-and-click game takes the pandas across a fantasy land, and they have to work together in order to beat the evil goblins.
A handful of tiles, and a cryptic pattern to lay them out in... that's the premise behind this simple but satisfying puzzle game, where each stage has its own unique pattern to decipher, and there are 40 increasingly tricky levels to solve.
Boy finds sword. Boy stabs monster with sword. Boy rescues girl. Boy and girl go out for coffee or something. But what if things happen in the wrong order? Find out in Tiled Quest, an HTML5 sliding block puzzle game developed by Team Doa Ibu for the Indonesian Indie Game Festival. With it's nice mix of iconographic pixel and hand-drawn artwork and simple, intuitive gameplay, Tiled Quest is a charming little time-waster that can be immediately jumped into.
- • Free the Dogs 2
- • Girl's Room Escape No. 15: False Nails
- • Pirate Coast Escape 2
This week on your Weekday Escape! Funkyland has been getting ready for a long time, but they only need you to help them make up one hand. Vitamin Hana's dogs are barking, and they're desperate to get out. And Esklavos is all swarthy and whatnot, and very, very blue.
As an intern for Night Vale's beloved local radio, you never expected to have to be the one to hunt down The News when it escaped, but hey, someone's gotta do it. A pitch-perfect, short, Twine-based adventure fan game set in everyone's favourite strange desert town.
Ninjadoodle wants you to light things up with this cute HTML5 puzzle game, where the goal is to make the lightbulb turn on, but though they may look similar, each stage will have you go about it in a different sneaky way.
City of Immigrants is the fourth in the series of Mission US educational point-and-click adventure game titles focusing on American History, created by Electric Funstuff under the auspices of New York PBS Station Channel 13. The year is 1907. You are Lena Brodsky, a 14-year-old Jewish Immigrant from Russia, making her way in the city of New York in the land of opportunity, America. The exploration and newness of Lena's immigrant experience is a natural fit for a video game framework, and it makes for another wonderful installment of the series.
The gang is back, and they're locked and loaded for another frenetic arcade-style shooter adventure. Blast your ways to intricate, intimidating, and downright insane waves of enemies and their bullets, while earning cash to purchase upgrades... or ways to make the game even harder!
Your favourite cafe has been renovated into an escape game, but that's not all that's new in Aries Escape's latest... now with an English translation and a changing cursor to help you play, their games are more accessible and user-friendly than ever!
The great thief Henry Stick has finally been caught and sent to the seemingly inescapable prison known as The Wall... but in this stellar point-and-click escape adventure from PuffballsUnited, you can find a way out. Just be prepared to fail again and again and again, and have fun doing it.
The popular physics puzzle series is back, and with a swanky gangster theme. By now, you know the drill. Click to drop various pieces that all behave differently into the environment to keep your oranges safe from the deadly rain!
- • Gadget
- • Sweet Potato Party!
- • Choo! Choo! Train!
This week on Weekday Escape! Vitamin Hana traps you, but at least you've got some toys to putter around with. Primera uses the wonders of technology and kitty cats to keep you captive. And Detarame Factory provides two tiny games... one of which has squirrels and rains of Pocky!
Llamas In Distress (AKA Vertigo: Gravity Llama 2) is a physics-platform game by Jindo where everyone's favorite form of camelid will be flipping all over the place to find his friends and stop the drama. As gravity-games go, Llamas In Distress isn't particularly unique, but its gameplay is fast and frenetic, with a genuine sense of bouncy fun permeating the whole experience.
It's a dark and stormy night, so naturally our two heroes are ready for an adventure, and the local legends surrounding an abandoned lighthouse sound like just the ticket in this short but satisfying point-and-click title from Carmel Games.
Sometimes a world just knows when you need just the right mixture of point-and-click-adventure, Dr. Seuss, and the dreams you get after eating too many tacos. And when that happens, DrawManEater provides, with another installment of surreality in Nekra Psaria 4. A bit more aimless than those that came before, Nekra Psaria 4 never-the-less provides a disconcerting trip through the ghoulish scenery that has become the series' hallmark.
Juliet is winning to do anything for her true love, including striking a deal with a demon in this hack-and-slash grindy game. All she has to do is slay a rival demon lord, and Romeo will be good as new after a few years of servitude... right?
Van Helsing had it all wrong... who needs stakes when you can use explosives? Click to manipulate the environment and detonate bombs that turn vampires into ash in this simple but fun physics puzzle game, also free for iOS and Android.
Chances are you've seen variations on this simple puzzle game before, where you slide pieces around a board to try to clear a path for one of them, but in David Tzur's version, you'll need to take into account that all the pieces move at once in the same direction until they run into something!
- • Fruit Kitchens No. 27: Apple Red
- • Number It!
- • Find the Escape-Men Part 168: Birthday Party Hall
This week on your Weekday Escape! no1game is throwing a party, and you're invited!... so where is everyone else? Funkyland gets a little domestic on us with a shiny kitchen hiding seven shinier apples. And Vitamin Hana gives us a tiny little office that holds more secrets and digits than you might think.
Adult Swim's Rick and Morty are in your browser, and they need your help in this free episodic point-and-click adventure series that skewers the genre, as they deal with everything from rogue portals and lazy aliens to jumbled bodies and militant socks.
Aptly named puzzle game Stacko has you making stacks of colored disks to match the target shown each level. But things aren't as simple as just dropping these blocks on top of each other. Instead you must careful let them hop down and using their movements to stack each other.
All you want to do is watch your favourite TV show, but everything is annoying you, including your bratty little brother who's trying to make you have a meltdown so he can film it. Figure out a way to get everything just the way you like it in this short, silly point-and-click puzzle game from Carmel Games.
Mr Gilbert's search for the missing woman known as Daphne has had him tango with mobsters and murderers, and now he's finally infiltrated a dangerous cult. But where is Daphne, and what does she have to do with this? You'll need to hunt for answers in this supernatural point-and-click noir adventure.
- • Candy Shop Escape
- • Wicked Room
- • Room 10: Heart
This week on Weekday Escape! TomaTea gives you something sweet to eat in this perfectly pink and pastry-filled escape. Neutral gets into the holiday spirit, though a language barrier may bar the way for some. And Ichima wants you to wind down, take it easy, and snuggle up to enjoy the view.
Darwin must have been a heavy sleeper on Galapagos Island when he discovered evolution. How else could he have missed the alien abductions? Confused? Well don't be. Clearly evolution was caused by an Alien race wanting to help humanity along but having to be quiet about it, so they just cleverly altered the animals around them to help the people grow in the right direction... or at least, that's the case according to this simulation strategy game.
Also free for Android and iOS, Kotorinosu serves up another sleek and elegant escape game playable in the banner on their site. Though it may look like your ordinary trendy apartment, this place hides more secrets and puzzles than it seems!
While out traveling through the barren deserts of Utah a flash flood hits. Your jeep doesn't make it and a split second decision decides if live or follow your jeep into a watery grave. But making that choice is just the start of your adventure as you search the desert for sanctuary in this free interactive fiction adventure.
It's only been a year since the original Happy Escape 7 was released, but Tesshi-e has remade their popular escape game with some sleek, updated graphics, and some reshuffled elements. If you've played the original, you'll definitely get a lot of deja-vu, but otherwise newcomers will appreciate Tesshi-e's craft.
The plot thickens as Mr Gilbert continues in his search for Daphne, and it quickly becomes apparent this is no ordinary missing girl. You'll need to use all his powers of deduction (and a tentacle or three) to succeed in this second installment of the supernatural noir point-and-click adventure series.
What makes a monkey go happy? It's not bananas, and it's not even treats! What really cheers up a monkey is bats, and it's up to you to solve all 22 puzzles in this point-and-click game from Pencil Kids to let the bats fly free!
Congratulations! You've found Grandma Bethlinda's Variety Box! Why what does it do? You haven't the faintest idea. But when curiosity killed the cat satisfaction brought it back. So start poking around. All you can do is discover in this clever interactive fiction puzzle game.
- • Ants!
- • The Visitors Escape
- • Girl's Room No. 14: Powder Puff
This week on your Weekday Escape! Vitamin Hana knows ants are the least creepy crawlies around, and in fact you'll need their help! Esklavos gets all mystical on us with a quiet jungle that has more than its share of ancient puzzles. And Funkyland gives us a sweet Halloween treat... if you can find five makeup essentials, of course!
Think you have the skills to conquer the arena? Of course you don't! But no worries, you have a training dummy that knows how to make you sweat and skills to unlock. You'll be kicking butt and taking names in no time in this action-packed game.
Time is not on your hand as you are literally in the last few minutes you'll ever have. Being the last surviving scout only you have the vital strategies your side needs. Only you're dying and rather quickly at that. As time passes in this scifi puzzle, the screen becomes more glitchy and jaded making it harder to pass on.
The city is lost to humans who have turned into horrible monsters, so find ten vaccines in the gloomy hospital and escape in this creepy (but not actually scary!) game from Esklavos.
Camp life isn't really doing it for Bridget. But every time she sleeps, a land of bird people need her help. You'll be helping her learn on the job in BIRDLAND. a Twine interactive-fiction adventure game written by Brendan Patrick Hennessy and illustrated by Izzy Marbella. A weird game, but the engaging, hilarious, and even realistic kind of weird that should be actively sought out.
Who needs a big group? When it comes to karaoke, a party of one is all you need... at least, when it comes to escape games, that is! Find a way out of this funky techno room by searching for clues and solving puzzles for one of two endings.
What should have been a quick to rich business idea quickly turned into a PR disaster. And you know, a large death count of employees. Who knew making service robots with built in weapons could have gone to wrong? Luckily most are still in the factory. So what can stop malfunctioning killer robots in this upgrade-based arena shooter? Why, a killer robot that is functioning perfectly.
Got ten minutes? Use them to save your cat from the jerk in the flying fortress in this short and silly RPG adventure from 23 Turtles that calls to mind a little of Kingdom of Loathing despite an abrupt ending and a lot of grinding.
- • 3 Cats and the School of Witchcraft
- • Violin
- • Jigsaw Puzzle Escape 1
This week on your Weekday Escape! A trio of kittens gets a letter from an owl that entire generations of people have been waiting their whole lives for. Someone goes to extremes to keep their musical collection under lock and eye. And an escape done in a very familiar style that calls upon the skills we've all learned spending weeknights with our grandparents.
When a bunch of kids are kidnapped along with the princess for an evil ritual, you need to find and rescue them before time runs out in this turn-based RPG roguelike with randomly generated dungeons. Also available on Android!
When royalty is hankering for something sweet to eat, they don't call the baker... they call the ninja, of course! In this cute point-and-click puzzle adventure from Detarame Factory, you'll need to travel around solving conundrums and getting past obstacles to find all the ingredients to make the emperor a delicious roll cake!
Want some cartoony, kart-racing fun? Of course you do! GoKartGo! Ultra! is a hyper-adorable 3D kart racer with nine different tracks, nine screwball animal racers, eight different weapons, and loads of fun. You can even compete against a friend in 2-player mode! Zoom, shoot, and drift around the world, and bring home the gold!