- • Chicks Hide and Seek Escape 22
- • Escape the Island
- • Button Escape 32
When you need a mid-week pick-me-up, Weekday Escape is here to set you right and make the sun shine a little brighter! This week, find Yuuri's adorable chicks in an even adorable-er (it's a word) park, escape from Vitamin Hana's tropical island, and find more buttons with Tototo Room!
In this love letter to classic sentai shows of yesteryear, you control a group of actors who are sick of making boring television and decide to start their own studio. You'll create your cast, shoot episodes, upgrade your equipment and more in this indie strategy RPG that's a cheeky parody in all the right ways.
GemCraft comes to Steam in this updated release of the original free browser game in the wildly popular tower defense series from Game in a Bottle. With a new game mode, nearly thirty new levels, and enhanced graphics, there's no better time to find out why this series is so beloved, or to support the developers who have made it for nearly a decade.
Elven heroine Alyssa might not have as amazing a name as her nemesis, Doctor Secret Nightowl, but she's still going to find a way to save the day when the king is frozen solid in this point-and-click adventure from Carmel Games.
The princess has gone missing, and since you were supposed to be watching her, you're sort of sweating bullets! Search the manor and solve puzzles in this cute escape game from no1game.
Wrap your mind around this appealingly sleek and deceptively simple indie game, also with a free demo for iOS and Android, where the whole level wraps around you. Walk into the bottom and pop out on top, and push blocks through force-fields and around obstacles to reach the exit.
Crayons are good for more than just doodling in this adorable but short platformer. Once you pick some up, they can be thrown to create steps to help you scale walls. Just watch out for charging pigs and other dangers!
Down is Up, except when down is down of course. And left can be right, but only when it's not left. Confused? Don't be. Things are rather simple in this gravity puzzle platformer where the levels wrap around you in unexpected ways.
Cameras, computers, e-mails, and passwords await in the belly of the Mu Complex, and in this continuation to the wildly popular hacking simulation/puzzle game, you'll need to use your wits to make it through each challenge in a game that challenges you to think outside the box and offers little hand-holding.
Ilmfinity delivers a rough-around-the-edges but still ridiculously entertaining Pokemon-alike RPG adventure that offers a massive amount of gameplay for a puny price for iOS. In a world where Evokers can tame and train powerful creatures known as Creo, you set out to find your missing father and discover the truth behind a shadowy organization that's pushing for genetic modification.
Simple, modern, addictive. These are the adjectives this physics-puzzle game uses to describe itself. Click the blocks to make them move, fall, or disappear, so you can guide the green circles and squares onto the blue blocks. An infectiously fun time waster.
- • 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!
The kingdom of Avalon has nearly been destroyed and the king rides to slay the goblin king!... but this cozy, casual solitaire card game is actually about you doing the grunt work and cleaning up while he's away as you collect resources and rebuild the kingdom across 300 levels.
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.
One of the great understated granddaddies of the action-RPG genre comes to iOS and Android thanks to DotEmu. When Adol washes ashore a storm-locked island and agrees to go searching for an ancient book, he doesn't suspect the destiny he's about to start out on, and how many things he'll need to defeat along the way by smashing into them really, really hard.
- • 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!
Remember the block-shoving Tetrobot from Blocks That Matter? He's back, and this time you're sending Psychobot inside him and plenty of other broken-down Tetrobots in what may be the most enjoyable hardware recovery-based puzzle game ever!
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.
Solve geometric puzzles with mystic elemental forces guided by tetrominos, restore the natural harmony of the world, and rack up gold and experience in Terra Chroma, available for Android and iOS!
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!
Top Chef is based on Bravo Channel's reality program of the same name, which takes a batch of fifteen confident up-and-coming chefs and eliminates them through a series of culinary challenges each week until only one remains. The game puts you in the shoes of one such aspiring chef and, with your help, she's going to chop, saute, and julienne her way to the top through fifteen episodes and a whopping forty-five challenges.
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.
In a world where space travel is common, unfortunately so are space disasters. A ship goes down on a desolate moon, killing all but one crew member. This lone survivor is desperate for some human contact. Somehow you pick up the astronaut's signal and end up helping Taylor make crucial decisions through the worst day of their life in this thrilling sci-fi narrative for iOS.
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.
Rose ventures into an asylum with a dark past in search of a missing girl, but gaps in her memory and strange, surreal creatures and visions haunt here in every darkened hallway in this standalone first installment of Psychoz Interactive's old school survival horror adventures for iOS.
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?
When Lunalie's mentor goes missing, she sets off to rescue them, along with cards she can use to summon in powerful units like knights, rogues, mages and more to help protect her in this gorgeous and challenging blend of real-time strategy and tower defense from Kurechii for Android and iOS!
- • 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!
The year is 1983. Space is being conquered by man. However Xanadu, a research space ship that was searching the far edge of the explored universe has sent out a distress signal. Called in to help them fix their engines and get them back home, you soon find the crew to be missing and an even larger mystery surrounding the circumstances in this first-person indie horror adventure.
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?
Your life seems like it's about as perfect as it can get. You're engaged to a handsome jazz pianist in New Orleans, putting the final touches on your wedding plans. But when your sweetie's former band mates start turning up dead, it's time to take action before it's too late in this beautiful hidden-object adventure game.
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!
The Trace delivers a wonderfully immersive experience with a satisfying narrative and innovative gameplay for your iOS. As one murder leads to another, it's up to you to piece together clues to figure out what's going on. Explore a detailed 3D world while finding the evidence you need to solve the case.
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.
Deep in the Louisiana swamp lands there's legend of an Owlman. When a boy goes missing and clues start pointing at toward the creature being the kidnapper, you'll have to have all your wits about you to determine what is real, and what's a myth in this hidden-object adventure game.
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!
Test your wordsmithing skills in Lettercraft for iOS. Sure you can spell words at your leisure, but are you up to the task when the letters are threatening to burn up if you don't use them? Race the clock, try for high scores and more in this exciting word game.
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"...
Naquatic delivers a strange lovechild of casual simulation, incremental clicker gameplay, and the multiplayer PVP of Clash of Clans in this free kingdom building game for iOS and Android!
- • 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.
Harmony, aesthetics, surreal mythic wonder and co-operative online gameplay flourish in this original indie multiplayer platformer about restoring the natural balance of the spirit of the world. Currently available in Early Access, work with other players and discover the secrets of an evolving world.
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!
Create your very own digital zen garden in this beautiful puzzle game. Direct the light to the blossoms by manipulating items which direct the light in different ways. A delight to look at and listen to, Breath of Light will have you entranced in no time.
Steven and the superpowered beings known as the Gems accidentally awaken a Gem artifact that sends light creatures all over the world and must track them all down in this simple but gorgeously made strategy RPG for iOS and Android!
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.
Bart Bonte throws his hat into the ring for the popular genre of simple yet addictive and fiendishly challenging arcade games for your mobile device. Just follow the instructions on screen and tap and swipe to the music! But how long can you last when the game starts changing things up and getting faster?
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.
Join disaffected twenty-something Kelly as she makes an awkward phone call while driving in the rain, in Three Fourths Home, a piece of indie interactive art by Bracket Games. It is a work that is heavy on text and theme, and light on humor and action. Still, fans of thought-provoking interactive literature should not miss it.
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!