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!
When a madman with a vendetta against the Mystery Trackers attacks the opera house and absconds with the leader's daughter, saving her is only the beginning as you track him down in this easy but campy and fun hidden-object adventure from Elephant Games.
In this addictive puzzle game from the creator of rymdkapsel, match lines of unbroken coloured tiles to fulfill batches of requests without running out of lives. Sound simple? Well, it may be easy to pick up, but this clever and stylish game for Android and iOS will satisfy any fan of strategic puzzles.
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!
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.
The addictive roguelike strategy series returns to iOS, with a Steam release coming later this year! Delve into randomly generated dungeons and slay your way through, revealing danger or treasures tile by tile. With tons of enemy variety and satisfyingly strategic gameplay that's still accessible to newcomers, Shattered Lands is formidable.
Do you like mahjong? Do you want a lot of it? With nearly a thousand levels, multiple modes, and special tiles, this incarnation is hard to beat. Rebuild ancient temples to appease gods as you deal with sliding tiles, locked or hidden spaces, and more.
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.
Alice seems aptly named for a blonde little girl who finds herself in a strange wonderland. Except there is a lot less wonder and a lot more terror in this free indie horror adventure But our brave little heroine is a lot more confident as she strives to find a way out of this nightmare.
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...
You've attracted the attention of a curious person calling themselves The Craftsman, and if you can prove yourself, you'll discover that there's far more to the world than meets the eye in this enormous, captivating puzzle adventure from Fireproof Games that will keep you hooked all the way through.
In this short but challenging free indie horror stealth game, you'll have to be quick to outwit the horrifying creatures roaming the halls. The story is a little TOO deliberately vague, and some clunky movement makes for the occasional unfair demise, but incredible atmosphere and a great concept makes this game by a student developer one to check out.
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.
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!
Jack's little sister Nikki has been possessed by the spirit of an ancient witch, and he'll team up with a talking ferret to get her back in this over-the-top but gorgeously weird casual hidden-object adventure that's a pleasantly creative and stunning tale, if more than a little convoluted.
- • 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 available for Android, in this creepy underwater indie puzzle platformer, you play a lone diver exploring the crumbling hulk of a sunken ship, but you may not be prepared for what you find inside. Despite some kinks, an excellent short, scary gem with an itty-bitty admission fee that delivers big on atmosphere for a satisfying adventure.
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.
Nitrome takes a turn... for strategy! In this puzzle game that's free (with ads, with option to remove for a fee) for iOS and Android, you're a tiny knight moving turn by turn through dangerous and puzzling levels filled with monsters, traps, and more. With endless levels to test how far you can go and a winning design, Rust Bucket is a no-brainer puzzle game for your pocket.
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!
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.
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?
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.
Bright, colorful and puzzling is what you get with Fun Pipe! Tap to rotate pieces of the pipes so that all colors make a continuous track. Add in special tiles and a tap counter, and you've got yourself an engaging puzzle game to tackle.
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!
After a car accident in which he lost his wife, Ben starts seeing her in his dreams. One day he realises dreams and reality are connected, and uses this new knowledge to try to reach his wife. But can he save her? And what strange and unsettling worlds lie in the back of Ben's mind?
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.
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!
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.
A family reunion goes horribly wrong when you find yourself trapped in your ancestral home with a bunch of relatives who are... eccentric, to say the least. Can you find a way to escape in this morbid but lavish hidden-object adventure that's got twists and thrills galore?
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!
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.
It's time to pay a visit to a very special hotel, where the guests are strange, and the dinner menu changes every night... just make sure you're not on it. Rusty Lake delivers a gorgeously creepy and extremely morbid point-and-click puzzle game for desktop or Android and iOS, where every hotel guest has a different set of needs, and YOU have some very unique recipes.
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.
Simple can be smart, and this indie puzzle game is simply gorgeous to boot. Play as a little monster who just wants to build bunches of snowmen (and snowwomen!) by solving clever, tightly designed levels with rich atmosphere that will suck you in no matter what the weather is like outside. Also for iOS and Android!
Jacques and Angelica were in love, but the wicked count wouldn't take no for an answer. Now in this hidden-object adventure, Jacques is imprisoned and to be executed for a murder he didn't commit, and his memories have been taken from him. But even when he escapes, the truth might not be so simple or easy to find in this morbid tale of love and obsession.
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!
Tiptoe past guards, avoid the big bad wolf, and collect presents for your grandma in this charming point-and-click puzzle game. Based on the Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale, you must find the cure for your grandmother's illness as you navigate through farms, towns, and mountains with your trusty goat at your side. Can you make it all the way to granny's house?
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.
You're dying, and your desperation to find a cure brings you to a tiny town in the middle of nowhere. If you can complete a ritual over three days and dispel the curse on the mayor's daughter, you'll be granted The Secret of Life, but there's something even weirder going on in this creepy point-and-click hidden-object adventure.
Currently awaiting Steam Greenlight approval and playable as a big meaty demo, this indie spin on the match-3 RPG formula follows Oaf Knuckles on a secret quest, traveling across the world, solving problems with violence, and somehow still managing to become the leader of one very unlikely group of heroes.
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.
Taking in a stray kitten winds up casting you as the hero in a quest to save Christmas when a magical star is stolen. But who would want to stop Christmas from coming, and why? Elephant Games delivers a stunner of a holiday hidden-object adventure that's devilishly cute and not a little bittersweet, though perhaps a little light on challenge.
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!
If your business is flopping, don't flip. Unless we're talking about burgers. Journey across 48 states in this casual addictive culinary spin on the classic solitaire game, where dozens and dozens of levels await as our heroine cooks her way to success.
When a ball at Spluff Castle turns to fisticuffs, you must search for the Spluff responsible... the only catch is, Spluffs will punch anyone not wearing the same type of hat, and doing so makes navigating the halls a maze! Figure out your way through each level by swapping hats and getting punched to and fro in this cute, crafty, whimsical indie puzzle game.
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!
You are the funk! Extrude your squidgy protuberances as a shapeless mass of fungus in untame's new otherworldly indie action platform puzzler. You play an amorphous colony of intelligent regenerating fungus, and maneuver it through a jaw-droppingly exquisite post-apocalyptic environment.
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!
Daniel's lost the ring he was planning to use to propose to his childhood sweetheart, Chelsea, and the last place to look is their old hometown. But nothing is as he remembers it, and it's clear there's something strange going on in this creepy, satisfying free indie horror adventure from a talented two-person team.
A mere month after the release of the last game in the popular Mystery Case Files hidden-object adventure series, Eipix serves up another! You've been plucked delirious and wounded from the sea following the events of the last game, but even after you've been committed to an asylum, you're still the only one who can stop a great evil in this creepy casual adventure.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Down, down, down into the depths of the earth you have fallen. The landing was hard but your bones were able to withstand the impact and put themselves back together again. And seeing that is all you're made of, your only worry now is to find your way back up. You'll have to go deeper in this Metroidvania puzzle platform game to find the special powers that will help you flip, dive, and jump your way back to the top.
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.
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.
It's just a day like any other when Libra visits the library, but after finding a strange blank book, the familiar building takes a bizarre turn and she discovers she'll need to rewrite reality to escape in this creative and imaginative creepy adventure from vgperson.
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!
You wake up confused and disoriented in a locked shed, and soon find yourself trapped in a valley of dark magic and strange creatures in this classic styled horror adventure for iOS and Android. Who are you and how did you get there? The picture on the wall may be a clue, but you'll need to conquer fearsome creatures and malevolent spirits if you want to escape.
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.