The land of Ederra is at peace, which is good for your life as a knight at a border crossing. But when a group of armed men charge past, claiming to have "business" with the king, it's up to you to follow and determine just exactly what that "business" is. Ender Story: Chapter One is an engaging first installment of a free RPG.
Currently available in Early Access, Darkest Dungeon is a brutally difficult turn-based strategy RPG that focuses on the physical and mental challenges of heroes faced with impossible odds and unspeakable horrors. With traits that can impact a character's personality for good or ill, permanent death, and a stunning dark visual aesthetic, Darkest Dungeon is an engaging challenge, though it may struggle with balance.
This isn't your ordinary breakout game! Impulse! features gorgeous graphics, differently styled animated levels, and tons of power-ups. It will keep you engaged whether you're going for the high score, or just want to experience all the levels.
In this cute, short escape game from no1game, you're a prince who's sick of having someone follow you around all the time and never getting a moment to yourself. Find a way out of your room to evade your bodyguards and enjoy some "you" time!
Tiny vampire, meet tiny vampire hunter! In this creepy Metroidvania adventure, explore a dark and spooky castle for new skills, secret passages, and power-up hearts, in order to take down its dangerous overlord. The twist? Although it make be huge to our hero, this entire castle fits on a single screen! But just because you can see everywhere you need to go doesn't mean this adventure will be easy, and the local monsters would still love to make a meal out of you. Maybe size really DOESN'T matter...
- • Girls Room No.2: Cheek Rouge
- • 1st Room
- • Table
FunkyLand, MayMay and Amakuchi Game are the illustrious three designers to make their way into the Weekday Escape spotlight this week. All three's creations manage to pack in a large dose of puzzle-centric amusement into small packages, making them perfect for a midweek break any time at all.
Psionic delivers a creepy Unity-driven horror adventure in this jumpscare-tastic game. A letter from a colleague who previously spent his career trying to debunk your claims of the paranormal leads you to a dark house with a darker secret. Can you escape?
Turn-based RPG roguelike meets Russian roulette in this clever minimalist browser game that's still in development. Hop around different quadrants filled with monsters and items, but the catch is you never know which tile you'll land on! How far can you go before you die?
Help three adorable pandas get their camera back in this cute point-and-click puzzle game. Follow the ninjas who took your camera by working together and helping others as you make your way to the exit.
iOS puzzler Dwelp is everything a good minimalistic puzzle game should be... sleek design, clever concept, and no ads or in-app purchases whatsoever. All you have to do is link up all matching coloured dots in each level. Easy... right?
In this Ludum Dare title, you're a knight fighting your way through an ever-shifting dungeon encompassed entirely by one screen. Scamper about, doing battle with skeletons and collecting treasure before the timer hits zero. You'd better make sure you're on the right portal when it does!
Squelch your way to gelatinous victory! You'll have to be pretty crafty if you want to master this fantasy tactical simulation where you play as the slimes and take over the heroes, free for iOS and Android!
Created in 48 hours for Global Game Jam, this wonderfully daft physics puzzle game/simulator has you assembling furniture. Yes, that's right. Use the mouse to snap each peg into each hole and watch your mangled lamps and coffee tables gradually take up your room.
Those vile eggs are always coming up with some way to bunk up the place. Apparently in the last three games your efforts weren't enough and now the population of dino eggs is at an all time high. Time for you to thin the crowd and save us all from the overpopulation of eggs with faces in this physics puzzle.
Summoned to a strange and magical world and informed you're the "Chosen One", only you can prevent a disaster from spilling over into all connected realms in this gorgeous hidden-object adventure with a flair for the fantasical and epic.
ScriptWelder returns with another clever anti-escape game, this time taking a more point-and-click adventure route as you desperately search for a way to secure an abandoned building against a horde of incoming undead. You have limited time, and your actions have consequences... can you figure out how to stay safe and alive?
Max is struggling to adapt to life back in her old hometown of Arcadia Bay after being accepted into a prestigious private school, but when a shocking encounter shows her she has the power to rewind time, the catty school bullies are the least of her concerns in this first installment of a stunning episodic action adventure that deals with power, identity, friendship, and more.
A wizard sets out one dark night to lay to rest all the monsters and undead lurking across the land in this short and simple but very sweet classic action adventure also free for iOS and Android. Though it may not prove much of a challenge, its pitch-perfect retro feel will appeal to any nostalgic gamer.
Mr. Y loves escape games, as you well know, but did you also know he loves the classic anime Detective Conan? You'll need to do some detective work and deductive reasoning of your own in order to triumph over this challenging escape by Tesshi-e!
You're trapped in a dystopian city and the only way out is expensive travel papers. Good thing you're good at your work as an hitman and there is always work to be done if you're still alive after your job. But make sure you're not too good at the work, or you could get a hit on your own head.
Burt is testing out a new drug for a medical study. With a new onset of reality changing symptoms he must cross a landscape covered with spikes and pits to get back to the doctor, who gives him more pills and the cycle continues with a new mind bending twist.
No matter what time of year it is, a TomaTea escape is always worth celebrating, and though this Christmas themed game is a little smaller than their usual titles, it's got all the charm and cleverness fans have come to love and expect!
One of the most loved and iconic point-and-click adventure games of all time arrives with a new coat of polish for newcomers to experience for the first time, and old fans to fall for all over again. Manny Calvera is stuck in a dead-end job trying to sell travel upgrades to the newly departed, but when he stumbles across something rotten in the underworld, he sets off on a four year tale of mystery, intrigue, comedy, and gorgeous interpretations of Mexican folklore and noir themes.
Pine Games' traps you in a very Hollywood hacker's lair in this stylish escape game, also free for iOS and Android! With codes and equipment strewn throughout the room, will you ever get out before they instagram our firewalls and hack our internets?
- • Escape from the Similar Rooms 18
- • Find the Escape-Men 135: A Typical Escape Game 3
- • Fruit Kitchens No.16: Banana Yellow
Hottategoya, No1Game, and FunkyLand make up this week's edition of Weekday Escape... now who would ever possibly want to escape from that?
You've been dropped into a quarantined city, searching for a rogue agent and a stolen file, but this place is a war zone. Several months into a zombie epidemic, the people of The Tower are just trying to get by, and when night falls, things get even deadlier in this gorgeous action adventure packed with monsters, crafting, sidequests... and parkour.
I spy with my little eye, a lovely and serene puzzle game for your iOS. Rotate and combine shapes to cast shadows that craft different shapes on the wall in this elegant game. Despite some repetition and fiddliness, Shadowmatic is a beautifully presented title that's made for quiet evenings.
Help Joe navigate a bewildering but beautiful neon world in this short and surreal point-and-click puzzle game... it may be low on difficulty, but it most certainly is not low on charm or style!
Aliens have landed in Mexico, and they've transformed an entire city into a retro video game! It's up to a band of plucky geeks with gaming know-how to drive out the extraterrestrials and save their town. This shooter takes inspiration from classic games like Contra, so you'll be running and gunning through platforming stages as you shoot down your alien foes. But did we mention your weapons are things like corn chips and ham?
In this interactive comic that follows the first Ghostbusters movie, the guys find themselves dealing with a very unusual spook. Choose the next panel to impact the story, and kick back for a pitch-perfect, funny homage to the beloved franchise.
Trapped and in isolation from the world your only solace comes through letters that are slipped under your door. Who are these people who send you letters? Are they even real? And would it matter if they are not?
What do tangerines, cats, and mustaches all have in common? They are all integral to your success in this quirky incremental game. Well, integral may be overstating it on the mustaches. Grow tangerines and use them as currency to produce even more tangerines. Who knows, the fate of the world may end up in your hands.
Avenge the murders of your loved ones as an ordinary farmer in this unconventional RPG that breaks the limits and clichés of the genre from veteran game developers Aldorlea Games. Jerrat travels across breathtaking landscapes with other characters that defy the cliches of the genre.
Elio's lovely, serene puzzle game is back for more as you alter the grid before you using various tools to try to recreate the faded overlay shape. It's trickier than it sounds, since you can only use the tools in the order they're provided to you, and with 50 more levels, it's enough to make for a satisfying break for any puzzle fan.
This platform game boasts fun physics, deceptive puzzles, and a grinning cubic protagonist who can split into smaller chunks to accomplish his goals. Optimism is infectious, isn't it?
Lost and alone you find shelter in a large hidden mansion. In the dark your only goal is to push forward, striving to find a way out. But don't worry, you'll find though you still may be lost, you're not alone anymore in this free indie horror game loosely inspired by a Dwarf Fortress "Let's Play".
Lucrea is a young witch (except don't call her that to her face) who just so happens to have come into possession of a magical crystal obelisk. A magical crystal obelisk that turns all her foes to money! Join her on her journey as she transports her crystal across the land, defends it against hordes of goblins, and makes loads of moolah! Swap between the three elements of fire, ice, and lightning as you fire off shots, unleash mighty arcane spells, summon backup penguins, and keep your enemies from destroying your crystal!
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!
In this iOS match-3 RPG hybrid, you control a group of heroes out to save their kingdom, provided they can deal with (debateably) handsome demons and their cowardly but greedy priestess. With some unexpected cleverness and challenge thanks to the way different match formations unlock different skills, Hero Emblems is colourful, light-hearted fun that's also surprisingly strategic.
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!
In this massive indie visual novel, Eri wakes up one morning to find her doll collection has come to life, making her home lively and happy for the first time since the death of her grandfather. But is it all as sweet and whimsical as it seems? With a tremendous amount of replay value, secret endings, and high production value, Nameless isn't without its flaws, but still stands as a powerhouse of the otome genre.
After a car accident, you find yourself back in the past on the eve a tragic accident struck your small town, but there's more to the truth of it than anyone suspects in this creepy cool hidden-object horror adventure from Eipix that sets the bar high.
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.
Charles Dickens (yes, that one) is in trouble, dogged by a mysterious masked being who can use books to travel from one location to the next. In this gorgeous, surprisingly captivating hidden-object adventure, you'll need to dodge flaming pumpkins, make use of strange magic, and more if you want to save one (or two) of your literary heroes.
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.
So you crashed landed on a planet and your pod was buried deep into some sort of long forgotten dungeon. Get your group on their way to the elevator to advance floors and find your way to the surface. The life giving gem on your ship needs to go too, but monsters creep in the dark and its seems like their soul purpose is to destroy all life in this engaging indie roguelike strategy game.
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.
Ever find yourself saying: "What the stealth genre needs is a cute, accessible indie title"? Well say no further as Wonderstruck has delivered your every desire in their game, The Marvellous Miss Take. Control Sophia Take as she takes back the art collection that is rightfully hers from the evil Blackstone through 25 levels of nonviolent, brightly colored sneaking about. With two additional characters to play and loads of extra objectives, this title is sure to please fans of the stealth genre, both new and experienced!
Available as a paid browser game, a download, or in your pocket for your mobile device, this meaty, smart text adventure takes you through thirty years of your own life as a fledgling roboticist, where your every decision can drastically change the world around you. Both philosophical and funny when it needs to be, Choice of Robots offers a massive amount of replay value, and a whole lot of food for thought.
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.
A theft at the iconic Smithsonian Castle winds up wrapping you up into a very timey-wimey adventure in this beautiful and puzzle-packed hidden-object adventure made in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institute, offering tons of educational factoids to boot!
Harebrained Schemes improves on their hit indie strategy RPG with a return to the magic and cyberpunk world all chummers know and love. You and your friend Monika were supposed to be on a simple job, but suddenly you find yourself with a big target on your back, and tasked with leading a group of veterans who neither know nor trust you... but maybe you can change all that, and save the world, too.
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.
You wake up confused and disoriented in a crumbling cryogenic facility only to discover the world ended while you were out... and you can't even remember who you are. In this brutal but addictive and deep indie survival sim/adventure, you'll explore a vast and challenging world, scavenging and crafting whatever you can, and probably die a whole lot in the process.
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.
Moondrop's website describes Amphora as "a peculiar puzzle game that mixes story elements and physics", and there can be no more accurate description of this gorgeous looking game. Guide a young girl into womanhood with shadow puppets and magic. Certainly the thick atmosphere can make things a little unintentionally hilarious at times, but overall Amphora is haunting, beautiful work.
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.
After over 20 years, the original post-apocalyptic RPG is back thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign! As part of the Desert Rangers, the only force of law left in a world filled with murder, violence, and cannibals, you set out to investigate the death of one of your own, but there's more going on than you might think in this challenging turn-based strategy game.
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.
Bioware's RPG epic returns in its most massive installment yet. When a great breach appears in the sky and begins expelling demons, you find yourself with the unique ability to close it up, but that may not be the end of your troubles in this gorgeous, meat action adventure.
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.