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A cute and puzzling piece of interactive art originally made by Mike and Tanya Mezhenin for Ludum Dare 31, Owls Ever After lets you take a peek into to the secret life of owls, one year at a time.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.
You wake up, confused, unable to speak, naked, and threatened with a gun by a young man at the end of the world who seems surprised to find you're human in this free indie visual novel. Your choices determine the heroine's personality and feelings as you struggle to find out what happened to you in this romantic post-apocalyptic tale.
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!
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.
A clever send-up of RPG traditions, this Ludum Dare game has you launch your little band of heroes across the fields of each mystical region like pinballs, bouncing off trees and mountains and towns as you go.
You're trapped in a room with no memory of how you got there and must get out. Only there isn't any screwdriver here. No puzzles and most importantly no door. All you can do is think in this clever, short incremental game made for Ludum Dare.
Rina just woke up for a coma and can't remember anything about the last month, which is bad news for her since she finds herself the target of a murderous spirit that stalks sinners for seven days unless they atone. But how can she atone for something she can't remember? A short but superb free indie horror game!
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!
Your sister has gotten lost in a staged haunted house. Is this some elaborate game of hide and seek or is something holding her against her will? One thing is for certain, something is amiss in this fake haunted house. For one thing, it doesn't seem that "fake" any more.
Running a shopping mall is all fine and good, but don't you wish it was a little more... forsooth-ish? Little Giant World returns with another cute and addictive simulation game, and this time, they're getting Medieval up in here!
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.
Send your heroes on bold quests to reap crafting materials for you... and then sell them in your shop in this mercantile mélange of elements from several different genres, free for Android and still being added to with new content!
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!
How long can you last against an endless tide of enemies when your own weapon can be deadly to you in this simple but also simply addictive arcade game from Michel Gerard? Toss your boomerang and leap to avoid it and attack enemies behind you, but it's only a matter of time...
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!
U Mad Max, bro! Because that's what U will feel like while playing Road of Fury 2, a side-scrolling vehicular rail-shooter by IriySoft. Gorgeous post-apocalyptic sprite graphics give the game a real arcade feel, even if the explosion-packed gameplay gets a little repetitive by the end.
It's time to defend the grove and protect your gems yet again in this engaging tower defense game. Strategically plan what upgrades to purchase each level to open up high level towers to hold back your attackers. Guard multiple pathways at a time to keep your treasure safe!
Reign of Blades is a beautiful well crafted free indie hack-and-slash action game where you must avenge the death of your mother. Use your special attacks to welcome your enemies to the underworld and take your rightful place on the throne, though be warned... if you're not using an Xbox controller, playing on a keyboard adds a whole new layer of difficulty.
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.
A quickdraw shooter game that has you unholstering your weapon with the mouse and firing at targets to inflict damage on your opponent. Extra points for bullseyes. And whatever you do, don't miss!
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.
In this simple incremental arcade game, William's off to save the princess, but he needs a click or two to help him on his way. He'll automatically attack any enemy he encounters, and clicking will increase his damage... don't forget to use his spells and upgrade his abilities as he slays his way through bigger and meaner baddies.
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.
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.
My Friend Pedro is back with more slow-mo ultra-violent action, only this time you're backflipping and wall-jumping your way through a series of deadly arena-style levels filled with enemies, guns, and of course a talking banana that compels you to attack gangs.
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.
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!
In this lovely indie adventure, you find yourself deep in the snowy woods on Longest Night, fulfilling a promise and seeking the forest god. It's gorgeous, funny, and just a little creepy... so it's too bad everyone seems certain you're going to die.
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.
Do you want to be the very best, like no one ever was? This Pokemon-esque RPG has you play Arche, a young boy with big dreams of becoming a Tamer, someone who can raise and train the various Beasts as you travel across the land, searching far and wide... okay, you get the idea.
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 cats are back for more arcade action as they bust their way through hordes of evil foxes, unlocking piles of equipment from movies, games, anime and more, but some substantial changes to the previous format have changed things up in a lot of ways.
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.
Here is another dose of surrealism to your day. This visual novel experience will have you enjoying a fantastic tale that is slowly brought into the light and then plummeted again into darkness.
- • 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.
Also available for iOS and Android, Nitrome's retro platformer has plenty of action as classic heroes have been abducted and it's up to you to unlock them all through randomized sets of levels.
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.
Kyon and Katerina are expecting a baby, but in an uncertain world where there's a war going on and their union isn't always smiled upon, they've beseeched you to travel to the Oracle on your behalf on this short but gorgeous and uplifting point-and-click indie adventure from Jonas and Verena Kyratzes.
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.
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.
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.
In Bloons Monkey City you go behind the scenes to train, upgrade, and build a city for your monkey army to inhabit all while working toward one goal: Retake your land from the evil Bloons. Use your tower defense skills to fight back the enemy all while managing your town in order to grow your forces.
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.
- • My First Christmas Tree Escape
- • Room With Designed Windows Escape 2
- • Gangster's Escape
Just because Christmas is around the corner doesn't mean we have to be smothered in Santa! (Ew.) This week's installment of Weekday Escape features a little girl trying to trim her first Christmas tree, a colourful room with a clever minimalist design, and a dastardly escape from a buncha wise guys, you dirty rat.
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.
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.
You're a unicyclist tasked with performing death defying stunts for an eager crowd. You've got to roll and leap from tightrope to tightrope, avoiding spikes, flames and even cannonballs along the way. Another great hit from Ludum Dare!
Work with your crew to take down time anomalies through king-of-the-hill battles, capture the flag games and the good old fashioned shoot 'em up death match. Epic Time Pirates is a quirky, fast-paced arena shooter from Jay Armstrong!
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.
No more battle cries. No more allies or foes. No more levels or epic loot.The Empty Kingdom is coming to an end. Once the clock strikes midnight all the servers will be shut down. All that is left is a king, wandering around his empty kingdom in hopes of finding something; perhaps a new life to begin.
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?
Fantasy farming meets Minecraft-style building and action RPG in this rough but promising game made in just two months. Plant crops, care for livestock, fight monsters, and build your home block by block!
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.
Waking up with no memory? Check. Underground abandoned facility? Check. Creepy mutant monsters wanting to nibble on your face while you have limited ammo? Check and check. Facility Z is ready to play.
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.
After nearly seven years, the beloved post-apocalyptic RPG trading simulation returns! You've grown up in an underground bunker all your life, but when your mentor goes missing, you're told to go bring him home... by any means necessary. Travel a dangerous wasteland, hire mercenaries, help people, and of course, make a mint buying low and selling high.
When too much witchcraft turns your town into a nightmare, it's up to you as the Mayor to quell a reanimated uprising — literally! — in this Plants vs. Zombies-like upgrade defense game.
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!
Blast your way through a whole new pack of levels for The Podge's popular mission-based squad shooter series! With things to explode and destructible environments, you can play it as sneaky or as massively destructive as you like... just save the civillians!
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!
Aliens are back and it's up to you and your rag tag team to get out there and stomp those monsters into goo. Run, jump and shoot your way through fifteen arenas of alien on human combat, then make use of a staggering amount of upgrades.
Choko-Chais precocious cat trio have been invited to a Christmas party by the witch of the forest... too bad getting there means solving puzzles and escaping the maze in their way first!
Free for iOS and Android, Chompy takes you through a whopping 250 levels of classic match-3 bubble popping puzzle gameplay.
Stachmou and the Golden Compass is a humorous point and click adventure by Didier Guagliano where the titular impressively-facial-haired pirate sets out for adventure and riches. Short and silly with generally logical puzzles and only a few translation errors getting in the way of the comedy.
It's time for this lovely couple's getaway to see the wonders of the world. Connect dots on each level to reach the objective, letting the couple travel deeper and farther in this mobile puzzle game.
Still don't feel sufficiently prepared for this jelly? Well, maybe Jelly Lam, a simple idea physics tentacle-swinging puzzle game by Alexander Balabanovich will give you a little security. With its warm color palette, intuitive physics engine, and lightly challenging puzzles, Jelly Lam hits that sweet spot of visual appeal with pick-up-and-play simplicity, even if the best levels are in the back third.
- • Cute Bunny Home Escape
- • Find the Escape-Men 127: Hiking
- • Escape from the Big Clock Room 2
Hey, you want festivities? Celebrations? Fun? These three escape games from Flash512, No1Game, and Yomino Kagura have all that and dipping sauce on the side. Well, at least they'll distract you with cute bunnies, weird hikers and big clocks, if you're looking for ways to stay out of trouble this time of year.
In this short and silly point-and-click puzzle game from Carmel Games, your nephew's remote-controlled plane wound up inside the local "mad scientist"'s house, and now you have to get it back!
How long can you last in this simple yet addictive one-touch arcade game as you rocket down the endless corridor, latching onto and swinging from node to node while you leave a colourful trail behind you?
Lou is waiting to meet the girl of his dreams for a second date in the park. When he gets there she is nowhere to be seen but Lou is a man who appreciates nature and good exploration. Even with the peaceful birds chirping away without a care in the world, there is something in the air that just doesn't fit right in this free indie point-and-click adventure.
Another day in the office turns into a surreal adventure. Explore the alien land and find your escape back into reality, probably causing a lot of mayhem for others along the way, in this point-and-click puzzle escape.
No escape game this time, Detarame Factory's latest is a cute and bizarre point-and-click adventure that has you traversing the kingdom looking for the ingredients needed to craft a dish to please royalty!