- • The Writer Will Do Something
- • The Secret of Gargoyle Manor
- • Brave Magician Ipomoea
- • Scissors Bros
Late? Link Dump Friday isn't late, YOU'RE LATE! And now that you've accepted responsibility, on to the games! Live the exciting and emotionally fulfilling life of a video game writer, go on the hunt for a missing hat, and more!
It's a night like any other... except when you wake up, you're outside your own body! Escape from this bizarre predicament by solving puzzles and tracking down no1game's ten little green men, as you would with any psychic crisis.
Your boxy friends have been abducted again, so it's up to you and the remainder of your helpful pals to rescue them. You may not be able to jump in this puzzle platformer, but that doesn't mean your friends can't give you a literal pick-me-up!
In this playable free Early Access indie horror game, you've come to a remote house with a bad reputation. You're greeted by a cute ghost girl who challenges you to make it through all 1000 rooms, but the farther you go, the more it becomes apparent that there's more danger here that startling cardboard skeletons and slimes.
- • Girls Room No.08: Mascara
- • Find the Escape-Men 149: Boy's Day
- • My First Boy's Day
No1Game and FunkyLand feature prominently in this week's episode of...whatever this is. You know: Escape games. We talk about them a little, sometimes ask for or give hints on a few of the puzzles, then feel a bit happier that, even though it's the middle of the week (or somewhere thereabouts) we have the opportunity to take time out and have some fun. Yay! Escape games. That's what!
The pandas stand no chance against the invading brown bear aliens... but that's where you come in, in this bizarre twist on a shooter that plays like an endless runner or launch game. Draw to guide your missiles and hoover up gems to upgrade your air tank and make it stronger in the event of your inevitable failure!
You've been over half the park and you still haven't found your mom's pendant, which you weren't even supposed to be wearing to begin with! You'll need to keep looking and solve a few odd puzzles (as well as find ten little green men) if you don't want to get in trouble in part two of no1game's point-and-click puzzle title!
Now is your chance Space Cadet. One final chance to become the space hero you've always wanted to be. All you have to do is pass the Captain's test and impress only the most daring, most heroic, and most critical instructor in all the known galaxy, Captain Dirk Parsec, in this pay-what-you-want indie Twine tale with 26 different endings.
These two escape games from Rusty Lake are the start of a chilling new series. It begins in Seasons, as you travel through your memories inside a quiet house with its share of secrets, and continues to the deceptively serene fishing cabin of The Lake. These strikingly surreal games are also free for iOS and Android, and with more to come, an extremely promising start.
How far down can you make it in this fantasy rogue like dungeon crawler from Slashwear Interactive? Also available as a download and for Android with iOS on the way, pick your familiar and your class and fight your way through different realms to be the true hero.
Love math? Love subtracting? Eli Landa makes the experience a mellow one as you place sums on a board to try to reduce your target number to zero. Despite a lack of bells and whistles, its clean, relaxing style makes it a great casual puzzle.
- • Who is Mike?
- • Queen Mary's Script
- • Roguelight
A dark night where you wake to find you calling yourself an imposter... wait, what? A little girl who's whisked away to a world of dolls that isn't as carefree as it seems. And a deep cavern filled with monsters where only your arrows can light the way. These are your free indie games on this week's Weekend Download!
These monkeys need something to turn their frowns upside-down, and luckily the thing that makes them smile makes US smile too... namely fifteen stages of different point-and-click puzzles to solve from PencilKids!
- • Nine
- • Wunderheilung
- • The Cabin
- • What Have We Created?!
Make your own abomination and destroy the city. Escape from a cabin with a serious case of ominous foreshadowing. Treat people with questionable ailments. And traipse through an interconnected series of rooms filled with wondrous weirdness. All in this week's Link Dump Friday!
It's the end of the world... unless you can find a cure, that is. You and a handful of other scientists and survivors are holed up in an underground bunker trying to find a way to develop a cure for the disease turning humanity into mindless monsters. But in this meaty free indie horror game, as the days pass, you'll need to work to keep your facility running smooth, and make hard choices.
It's a micro-sized escape... but you're not the one who's trapped! Instead, in this cute game from Vitamin Hana, it's a trio of sad birds who've been locked up in cages, and you'll need to solve a handful of puzzles to set them free.
There is a killer on the loose and soon their going to find their mark. Or at least you better hope so because you are the killer. Find the hit, use their allergy against them, and get your money for a job well done in this logic puzzle created for Ludum Dare's "unconventional weapon" theme.
- • Fruit Kitchens No.20: Chinese Quince Yellow
- • Bedroom Starlight
- • Marbles
FunkyLand, Vitamin Hana, and newcomer Primera are featured in this week's excursion into the magic that is escape games. Do you have doubts? Spend a few moments in this whimsy-lush kitchen, or see the starry sky out this cute bedroom, or gathering marbles in this single scene and see if you're still not convinced.
You've just been locked in a very fancy place indeed in this strange but inventive game from Pine Studios. To find your way out, you'll need to fiddle with your inventory and make a mess of things as you solve puzzles. Also free for iOS and Android!
A snip here and a stitch there will get you out of this cute little escape game by no1game... along with a liberal amount of puzzle solving and point-and-clickery, naturally!
Blink and you'll miss it! This short and sweet escape game by RoseKey feels more like a warmup than anything else as you solve a handful of puzzles to break out of a locked room with some alarming musical flourishes!
Man the cannons and warm up those fingers because Bubble Shooter Archibald the Pirate has been released! It's a marble popper game from Akkad and Avox Games with a unique physics twist, also free for iOS and Android!
- • Born Under the Rain
- • A Knife Made of Whispers
- • Regeria Hope Episode 1
We're baaaaaaaaaack. The first installment of Weekend Download in over a year brings a Phoenix Wright inspired visual novel, a platformer about love and loss, and a hunt for a relic that can free you from a dead body that isn't yours... all for free!
Also free for iOS and Android, Nitrome's putty pup is back for more as you need to stretch around saws, lasers, spikes and more while nabbing gems to activate checkpoints. It's challenging and full of variety, while designed to be a casual pick-up-and-play game for whenever you have a few minutes.
In this first installment of a retro point-and-click adventure, Doris is shuffling her way through the afterlife in search of her husband, but other beings have a use for her... !
- • Text and Drive: Friendship Never Dies
- • The Last Night
- • Connected Kit Yanked into the Faerie Court
- • Ziva's Conjury Mart
Baby, you know we'd never leave you. Link Dump Friday returns with four free online games! Take a trip through your fridge to help a magical land, bargain with royalty as the proprietress of a small shop, drive VERY unsafely, and find your target in a seedy cyberpunk nightclub.
In this simple yet addictive and funny game from Mediocre for iOS and Android, you'll need to guide each citizen where they need to go in each level... but the catch is the game records and replays all your driving as you take each new vehicle to your destination, and you're under a time limit! Bizarre characters with intriguing stories makes Does Not Commute easy to pick up but hard to put down.
Your daughter Suzanne is having a house party for her "artsy" friends, and she insists that you, her mother, don't need to help. In this short but very sweet free indie game, you'll wander the house and get to know your daughter and her friends a little better... often just by watching quietly from the sidelines.
Just what is Mu Complex, and what lies at its heart? The only way to find out is by hacking into its systems! In this hybrid text adventure/puzzle/riddle game, you'll explore the intranet of the mysterious complex, desperately searching for... something. Master the old-fashioned computer commands, scan e-mails for clues, and even solve mysteries using real-world information and trivia in order to discover the complex's secrets!
In this free indie visual novel, Nigel's life is pretty calm and that's just the way he likes it, until a bunch of strange disappearance begin baffling police, and a weird woman moves in who begins changing his life... but for better or worse?
- • Escape from the Similar Rooms 19
- • R-TO
- • Ready for Adventure?
Another hump day has rolled around and the best part about it? Hottategoya, No1Game and MayMay converge on your midweek blahs with three new escape-the-room games to make the rest of the week a little more bearable.
This action RPG has you fighting your opponents in real time, launching attacks with the [Q] and [A] buttons whenever your characters' cool down meters reach zero. Combine their special abilities for extra damage. A fun experiment in a new RPG formula.
Golf is haaaaard. Really hard. Especially when you only have one button to play it with, and you're not allowed to go walking after your ball! In this sporty puzzle game, you'll have to clear eighteen holes of increasingly ridiculous proportions without ever once leaving your tee. Choose your angle and power, and try with all your might to conquer the devious sport that is GOLF!
Eight's scared and confused when she wakes unable to remember her name or much else about her life in a strange place, so she's relieved when she recognizes a boy she somehow KNOWS is her brother, even if he's in the same boat. Created for NaNoRenO, this free indie visual novel is often sad and bittersweet, but focuses on being bruised but not broken and the difference having someone who loves you can make in your life.
Slide blocks to push out all the fans on each level. Sounds simple even with different, restricted movement types, right? But clean, minimalist design masks some surprisingly tricky brain teasers. Check out the full Android and iOS versions for more levels and another game mode!
It's good to be bad in this quirky puzzle platformer hybrid by Keybol, where you'll need to use different ideas to knock off the player character each different level by playing as a lowly goon!
If you're looking for an escape game that's neither too long or short, nor too easy or hard, this sunny title by Vitamin Hana gets the job done, with some cryptic clues for sneaky coded locks you'll need to use your brain to unlock.
You only wanted to wear your mom's necklace for a little while to show it off, but now you've lost it at the park! Can you find both it and the ten iconic little green men in this cute point-and-click puzzle game from no1game?
From the clever creativity of Gam.eBB, the maker of the Dismantlement series, Room Escape [Secret Code] is the type of game all escape-the-room enthusiasts crave. This aesthetically pleasing little room boosts plenty of details to explore and lots of puzzles to solve. Best of all, it can be played on your mobile device so you can have fun anywhere you want to go with it.
The prince's noble steed has heard that the prince managed to escape his handlers, and now the horse wants you to help him do the same so they can go on an adventure together in this short but sweet escape game from no1game.
Looking for a simple and relaxing puzzler that's also available for iOS and Android? Create animals by moving and rotating shapes into place on their hinges to discover what creature is hiding inside the outline.
This casual puzzle game has you clicking on blocks to slide them around in order to connect one glowing square to it's un-illuminated sibling. One hundred levels of puzzling goodness await you, and the game's also available for Android.
Poor Pajama Boy. When he returns home after a peaceful night of camping, he finds that his city has been taken over by robots! They've turned the once peaceful metropolis into an ever-changing iron landscape and imprisoned the humans! Now Pajama Boy must rescue them, all the while braving levels that morph and warp based on the whims of their robotic masters! Run, jump, slide, wall kick, and find the gold keys that will set your human friends free. But the level beneath you is constantly changing, so keep on your toes!
It doesn't matter if it's Easter... if TomaTea wants you to escape from a pretty pastel room with eggs, bunnies, and more, you darn well do it! A sweet and satisfying game with a lot of puzzles, despite a few rough edges on some it.
In this cute point-and-click puzzle adventure, you're a clever cat riding in a magic flying tea-kettle, as cats often do, trying to find a way to break your wizard friend out of the dungeon he's been locked up in!
- • Office Day
- • Escape from the Three Colored Stars Room 3
- • Girls Room No.07: Perfume
There's a lot of rumors flying around on the internet, that's something you can always count on. Just as you can rely on more fun free online escape games here at JIG. And here in another installment of Weekday Escape, you can be sure of more cheerful cuteness from Vitamin Hana, purple-frilled whimsy from FunkyLand and simply logical puzzles from Yomino Kagura
Currently playable in Alpha and still in development, this defense game has you protecting your cavernous vault from a horde of greedy adventurers. Throw down spikes, snares, darts, pits, and blockades to keep the crowd of do-gooders at bay!
This mobile and browser game is a delirious little reflex test that's sure to keep you on your toes. Release bombs to hit enemy ships and snag their loot, but be sure not to sink pirate vessels. There are also ice bergs to contend with, and some floating tokens you'll need to grab before they disappear.
What do a cat, a bunch of bears, some pudding, a little detective work, and a big mess of soda have in common? Why, they're just some of the things you'll need to solve the puzzles in this latest wonderfully weird short escape from Yonashi, of course!
This escape is bigger on the inside, as you find yourself locked in a very soothing room after following a letter whose sender is nowhere to be found. With piles of puzzles that will require you to pay close attention to your surroundings and look at things in different ways, this is a sneaky-smart game that fans of Tesshi-e, or great escapes in general, will enjoy.
A stellar defense strategy game that has you controlling a merry band of archers and magi fighting against a massive horde of undead. Use the mouse to control where your units fire, or deploy lightning bolts, swordsmen, and traps onto the field to keep your enemies on their toes.
Did you notice that sudden chill in the air? A cat just yowled in the background and all the cockroaches suddenly seem more nervous. Yes, that's right, Drawmaneater is back with its third installment of Nekra Psaria, the popular surreal point-and-click adventure.
In this dark and dreary maze, as a lone little girl, you have only one goal... to make it to the top however you can, but doing so with more than one life for the alternate ending is easier said than done in this eerie high-difficulty platformer from Rose Engine.
Once you've found your way onto this train packed to the gills, will you be able to find your way out, AND all ten little green men in this latest cute and funny escape game from no1game?
Need a good brain work out? How about one you can take on the go with your iOS or Android? It's time to put your thinking caps on and start stretching out the only organ that named itself, because Brain Builder is here to, well, help you build your brain!
Popular point-and-click game Abandoned gets a puzzling spin-off in this atmospheric escape game that sees you lost in maze-like rooms. Though beautifully designed from an aesthetic point of view, its puzzles might be too vague and unintuitive for many.
Registration has been closed. This free online multiplayer RPG/sim may require an account (which isn't always available to register), but offers a remarkably robust system for you to breed different varieties of dragons, unlocking new genes and expanding your lair.
You wake up in an alley and find your wallet nearby but your ID missing. Finding who took it is just the tip of the iceberg in this deep, turn-based singleplayer retro RPG adventure, currently playable in Beta and set in the strange city of Flauston years after an event known as the "ascent"...
- • Escape01_Colors
- • Girls Room No.6: Hair Roller
- • Button Escape 31
- • Alien Escape
A handful of escape games sprinkled on your day should suffice to chase away any midweek doldrums and release stress. At least, it's a theory worth more investigation. Hence these four selections from Esklavos, FunkyLand, Tototo Room and 90'Escape_Game are presented in our latest Weekday Escape venture.
Pedro was out hiking, but now he's trapped in a national park thanks to a crazed killer. Outwitting the madman might not take a whole lot of effort, but Carmel Games still deliver a cutely creepy point-and-click game that hopefully gets a meatier follow-up.
As the only daughter of a large Chinese family in 1920s San Francisco, you never suspected you were a magician, but when you wind up bartending at a very special speakeasy, you learn just that in this fast but fun and beautiful free indie otome visual novel made for NaNoReNo.
Kotorinosu serves up an updated version of a 2012 hit escape game with all new rooms and puzzles. You're trapped in a pyramid and surrounded by strange mechanisms and objects. Will you ever be able to get out? iOS and Android coming soon!
The knight and the princess are in love, but the princess' father isn't having any of it, so naturally the only solution is to beat the castle to the ground and use the treasure they throw at you to upgrade your equipment in this simple, silly, and unfortunately SLOW action game.
As a zombie, you'll need to use your head and your braaaaaaaaaaains to hop around levels and gather bones and keeps once your body has been locked away from you in this simple but cute physics puzzle.
MayMay has you trapped again, but this time there are no baked goods to devour... just laundry to wash, dry, and mend! Escaping might not take you long, but MayMay's short and sweet games are always a pleasure.
Lo.Nyan wants you to relax, so you're trapped in a room filled with toys and a place to nap. But while it SEEMS calm and simple, there are some sneaky and very clever puzzles hidden throughout that you'll need to solve if you want to beat this smart escape game.
In this quirky free indie visual novel adventure made in just a few months, you find yourself conscripted into a party of legendary heroes who aren't so legendary or heroic these days. Can you help them save themselves before they can save the world... and maybe even find a little romance?
When you're that special sort of sad that only one hundred hidden Easter eggs will cure, Pencilkids' monkeys have your back! Click around, explore, solve puzzles, and above all, check under every rock and bush in this short and sweet Monkey GO Happy game.
New developer SARAMEYA has entered the scene with Lodger, a curious black and white room the likes of which no ordinary house would contain. If the strangely patterned door, the pipes sticking out of the opposite wall, and the row of unusual paintings don't set the mood, the three eccentric characters waiting behind the three shutters certainly do. As delightful as your company may be, you'd really like to leave the room, so get your thinking cap on and keep an eye out for clues that could lead, directly or indirectly, to your egress.
Some thieves go after electronics or jewelry. But this band of robbers has instead absconded with one poor fellow's groceries! Help reclaim his food with an ammo belt full of watermelons and a fruit-firing bazooka! Aim and fire at the crooks in this shooting-based puzzle game, and defeat them all to move on. Sometimes you'll have a straight shot, but more often than not, you'll have to bounce shots off walls, carefully manipulate boxes, and even utilize TNT to take them all down!
- • Fruit Kitchens No.19: Lime Green
- • Find the Escape-Men 144: Laundromat
- • Room 5: Music Room
Three escape games for you this April 1st: One from FunkyLand, one from No1Game, and one from Ichima. They're pretty good. Give them a try. Go ahead. I won't stop you. Escape games are good for you.
Short but smart, this escape game from no1game focuses on logic as you must find the solutions to various puzzles scattered throughout the room... but will you recognize a hint for what it is when you actually see it?
This game pares the shooter game formula down to its absolute basics. You've got a gun, there are targets, and it's time to put two and two together. Challenge types include Defense, Offense, and Efficiency, which put your target shooting skills to the test.
The brothers are back at it, but this time instead of busting OUT of prison, they're busting in to rescue dear old dad! Help them work together to dodge lasers, turrets, guards and more in this puzzle platformer that ups the complexity of the original.
Love playing challenging yet simple games on your iOS or Android device? Akkad's game of fast-paced arcade action has you covered. To play, all you need to do is tap the screen to make the square rotate to the right, and try to catch coloured balls on the matching side. It's harder than it sounds, and beating your own high score is almost as fun as beating the ones your friends set!
The iconic Final Fantasy series goes free-to-play as you travel inside of magical paintings to recruit great heroes and recreate classic battles from throughout the series to restore record being wiped clean by a mysterious force in this strategic fighting RPG for iOS and Android.
Ever wondered where the stars of Choko-Chai's cat-centric escape games come from? Wonder no more in this seriously adorable game where you'll need to have them work together to escape from a locked room!
You're a professional room escaper who just received a new challenge by mail. A helicopter air-lifts you to a remote island where the room is waiting, but getting in may prove to be as difficult as getting out! Such is the setup for Gatamari Escape 24... by Gatamari, who else?
You have eight bricks. That's it, that's all. Just eight. And with these eight bricks at least one must make the daring climb up and out to the surface and to the world that awaits you there in this fast-paced challenging platformer.
Greenie 2 is no-frills, retro-ish puzzle platforming as you help our hero shift blocks and avoid enemies. Just make sure you collect all three stars in each level to open the door!
The frost giants invaded while you were out, capturing your companions and freezing all the islands solid! Raise and train an army to take them down as you march across the islands, rescuing your friends and using their unique unit abilities to help along the way in this simple but fun combination of action and light strategy.
What would make you happier than anything right now? If you're a monkey in the latest Monkey GO Happy point-and-click puzzle game from Pencilkids, the answer, of course, is finding 70 mini-monkeys clad in ninja gear hiding around a temple of sorts and the surrounding area!
There's a tornado coming straight for you, but you're stranded with a broken car in front of a deserted gas station. Pine Studios serves up an atmospheric but not always logical escape game with some... unique puzzle solutions.
The kingdom is in peril, and undead armies are rising all across the land! You are Lethal, the king's champion, and you and your band of trusty adventurers must put a stop to the skeleton legions! This browser-based RPG is a miniaturized prelude to the full Lethal RPG: War PC/mobile game, but it's still stuffed to the gills with enemies to fight, pets to collect, bosses to take down, and sidequests to venture on. Venture through the forest, desert, and mountains to take on lizardmen, bandits, evil mushroom-wielding sorcerers, and more!
- • Escape from the Room Surrounded by Bookshelves 3
- • Girls Room No.5: Powder Brush
- • Dark Dungeon Escape
Three games to help you escape your weekday boredom? Yes, please. And thus we present: Hottategoya's beautiful aesthetics and sparse furnishings provide the perfect setting for logical puzzles in a quick escape. FunkyLand continues the frilly and pink series with more of the usual, including just enough pizzaz and creativity to overcome the stereotyping. For something a little more dank and dour, yet no less lovely as far as gaming experience goes, Flash 512's latest brings an adventuresome feel to the typical escape-the-room scenario.
This hotel doesn't have a bathroom, but is that really so bad when it's filled with all the cozy aesthetics and tricky puzzles of someone like TomaTea? Marrying whimsy with logic, Spring Hotel makes for an engaging and clever escape game that's great any time of the year.
Yikes! Goblins are amassing an army and attacking Asgard. The war has begun, but good thing for teleport that can zap your troops right to the front lines, for just a smattering of gold. Shame they got the Yetis on their side and every other evil creature under the sun in this action-packed defense game.
So you can run a war, and you can run a kitchen, but this strategy/resource management title wants to know if you can do BOTH at the same time! You have a finite space in your castle with which to build units to defend it, but you also need to build potato farms to feed the men. Protect your castle... and try to keep everyone fed.
This multiplayer update of the classic "Mafia/Werewolf" party game has you playing as a cute pilgrim with a specific set of abilities and goals. Each night a new batch of your neighbors are murdered, and each day you've got to find the person responsible and put them on trial. Just be sure to not get bumped off yourself!
Got a few minutes? Load up this short and sweet escape game from Vitamin Hana. Though it won't take you long, the emphasis on clever, logical puzzles and cracking codes makes it a satisfying treat for any day.
You're an alien tasked with traversing a temple full of traps and robots. Transform into alternate forms, such as a wall-climbing blue ball or a chubby orange block-destroyer, to survive the temple and make your way to safety.
It's just your average day at a baseball game until the pitcher goes missing! Track down all ten little green men and solve a few sneaky puzzles to bring him back in this short and silly title from no1game.
Trapped on two different sides of a mirrored world, travelers struggle to find a way back together, or any of the other thirteen different endings in this strange and surreal experimental puzzle game by zillix.
It's just you, your sidearm, and whatever defenses you can build against waves of invading alien scum for as long as you can last repairing your ship in this demo for an upcoming game that blends shooting action with tower defense turret crafting.
You've finally managed to snag an invitation to a magical ball... but when they only want beautiful people there, how are you supposed to go about making yourself "beautiful" with your limited (and weird!) cosmetics? A short but funny and engaging Twine tale with seven routes and endings to discover.
Mysterious incidents occur on a cruise ship half a century apart, and it's up to you to discover the truth in The Misadventures of Detective Butler, a mystery visual novel by Goldbar Games. While two-dimensional characters hold the story from reaching its full potential, it is an entertaining yarn with a classic Golden Age Whodunnit feel and polished visuals and sound.
- • Mom's First Class Reunion
- • The Games of Escape
- • SleepWalking
Esklavos, no1game, and newcomer SnailCraft combine to serve up the three free piping hot games of this week's Weekday Escape. How do YOU get yourself psyched up and properly attired to play escape games? Bet you can't beat my method.
In this strategic turn-based RPG, free to play for your iOS and Android, you'll win heroes and unlock powerful souls as you choose your paths across maps, even duking it out against other players in the arena if you so decide!
Blink and you'll miss it, but Carmel Games serves up a satisfyingly silly little tale of customer service comeuppance when one employee goes above and beyond in this short point-and-click puzzle game.
In one night, Jacqueline Brown's life was flipped upside down. A murder needs to be solved as well as finding out who tried to kill her. Things would be much smoother for her in this free visual novel, if it wasn't for the fact that in result of the car accident she is left blind, mute, and paralyzed. All her friends and family members think she is in a coma, but she can still see light and hear every guilty word her visitors say.