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.
Another physics tumbledrop puzzle where the grumpy purples must be pushed off the screen! Changes shapes to cause physics chaos, time your clicks just right, and gather up those stars to grant a land free of angry looking shapes.
When war comes to the tiny Principality of Gallia, three friends find their lives turned upside down when they have to become the heroes the world needs, but not without cost in this gorgeous, challenging, and compelling strategy RPG.
Here is another dose of surrealism to your day. This visual novel experience will have you enjoying a fantastic tale that is slowly brought into the light and then plummeted again into darkness.
- • One Cold Night
- • Warm Christmas Room Escape
- • Northan's Christmas 2014
How about an extra jolly Christmas-themed series of escapes to get you in the mood for the holidays, whatever you might be doing this particular December 24th? Yonashi's whimsy and charm plays well in this simple mini-escape. We'll flashback to an older Flash512 game in which Santa's up to some clever tricks. Then, solve the puzzles before your friend Jenny will let you inside this house in a new escape from Shuinvy.
Also available for iOS and Android, Nitrome's retro platformer has plenty of action as classic heroes have been abducted and it's up to you to unlock them all through randomized sets of levels.
With bombs everywhere, only you can save the season!... or, well, only McPixel can, but you'll need to tell him what to do in this short but frantic and very silly point-and-click puzzle game.
Kyon and Katerina are expecting a baby, but in an uncertain world where there's a war going on and their union isn't always smiled upon, they've beseeched you to travel to the Oracle on your behalf on this short but gorgeous and uplifting point-and-click indie adventure from Jonas and Verena Kyratzes.
Need a Christmassy escape game that won't let you slack off when it comes to puzzles? Robamimi serves up a seasonal treat whose cozy atmosphere and relaxing soundtrack belies some very clever puzzles indeed.
Short, sweet, and seasonal, this cute escape game from Tototo Room has you tracking down eleven cleverly hidden buttons to activate the ornaments on a Christmas tree. Hope you like cracking codes!
Emily has become a mom, and she adores her little girl, but she'd also like to go back to work. Running a restaurant and taking care of a baby is a serious challenge, especially when your patrons frown at your unruly offspring. Time management is all about multitasking, but can you handle a baby, dirty plates, an oven full of pies and the cash register all at once? Of course you can, and you should! Emily needs you!
In order to escape from this Alice in Wonderland themed title from Funkyland, you need to find five items bearing the Knave of Spades. Just keep your eyes peeled and crack a couple codes, because this one definitely falls into the short and sweet category.
You and your friends go skiing and discover a cabin. As you walk in, you hear the door lock behind you, and then presumably the giggles and snorts of your friends as they run off into the cold darkness that is the winter night. Long story short you need some new friends. but if you enjoy solving puzzles and escaping then they are the most thoughtful friends on the earth, because that is exactly what you need to do.
James has been your helpful friend on many a bizarre case, but when you find a letter from him claiming he's dead, you have no choice but to go to the Holy Mountain Hotel and find out what happened in this ghoulish hidden-object adventure.
Tentacled aliens are attacking your ship! Nothing to do but make your way past them to save yourself in this retro puzzle platformer. Travel the length of your ship utilizing gravity (or lack thereof) to dodge tentacles, lasers, and more to escape your attackers.
Detarame Factory, known for excessive cuteness in their escape games, this time goes for excessive goriness in a ghoulishly cute and jumpscare filled horror game filled with weirdness and puzzles.
Help Fiddle track down Geoff the Murderer while navigating a charmingly absurd Victorian London. With a cast of quirky characters, and great art and music, this point-and-click adventure will quickly draw you in.
A beautiful, 3D experimental puzzle game that has you moving your little avatar around collecting followers and controlling them as a crowd. Use the [arrows] or [WASD] keys to guide your little mob past traps and over obstacles, toying with some cool physics along the way.
Slimey's going on a quest... across a single screen! That may not sound like a very perilous journey, but every time Slimey pushes a button, new hazards and platforms get added to the landscape around him! Squash enemies and avoid spikes to find the button in each version of the level! He may not have far to go, but he'll have a lot to do in this puzzle-platforming Ludum Dare entry.
In Bloons Monkey City you go behind the scenes to train, upgrade, and build a city for your monkey army to inhabit all while working toward one goal: Retake your land from the evil Bloons. Use your tower defense skills to fight back the enemy all while managing your town in order to grow your forces.
Dip your toes in this cozy ambient platformer and adjust the temperature to your liking to activate and reach the exits. Use special hot and cold abilities available in water to master each of its 30 beautiful and imaginative levels.
- • My First Christmas Tree Escape
- • Room With Designed Windows Escape 2
- • Gangster's Escape
Just because Christmas is around the corner doesn't mean we have to be smothered in Santa! (Ew.) This week's installment of Weekday Escape features a little girl trying to trim her first Christmas tree, a colourful room with a clever minimalist design, and a dastardly escape from a buncha wise guys, you dirty rat.
George is throwing a Christmas party, but nobody is going to be satisfied until there are gingerbread cookies. Too bad his oven is broken and there's a blizzard out! Search the house to try to come up with a solution in this short and silly point-and-click puzzle game from Carmel Games.
Spend a little Christmas time with TomaTea in this seasonal escape with a sweet tooth. With codes and puzzles hidden everywhere, along with some sweet seasonal surprises, Ginger Joy's clever bits make up for a few puzzles whose solutions might be a little obtuse.
Gorgeous, challenging, and contemplative, this first-person indie philosophical puzzle adventure stars you as an unnamed robot who awakens, seemingly at the whim of a voice from the sky, who tells you to seek out sigils to prove your worth... but never climb the great tower. With a complex and engaging story and puzzles that will keep you wrapped up for hours and hours, this is one stunner that should not be missed.
The last thing Tina remembers is a truck racing towards her. So why has she woken up in what appears to be a school filled with locks and strange mechanisms? A rough but impressive blend of escape and classic point-and-click adventure with multiple characters, endings, and a branching plot.
You're a unicyclist tasked with performing death defying stunts for an eager crowd. You've got to roll and leap from tightrope to tightrope, avoiding spikes, flames and even cannonballs along the way. Another great hit from Ludum Dare!
Young women have been vanishing after being summoned to the Countess Elizabeth Bathory, but the king is too busy with the war to investigate. You, a young gypsy with a talent for mixing potions, have been called in to find out the truth in this rough-around-the-edges but appealingly grisly hidden-object adventure.
Work with your crew to take down time anomalies through king-of-the-hill battles, capture the flag games and the good old fashioned shoot 'em up death match. Epic Time Pirates is a quirky, fast-paced arena shooter from Jay Armstrong!
It's a New Year party gone out of control in this escape game from no1game! Round up your coworkers and get them under control if you ever want to get home. Keep your eyes peeled for clues, and search every nook and cranny!
Everyone needs a healthy dose of adorableness. And these sweet little robots provide that and more; a great mental workout in the form of a simple yet engaging sliding block puzzle game.
No more battle cries. No more allies or foes. No more levels or epic loot.The Empty Kingdom is coming to an end. Once the clock strikes midnight all the servers will be shut down. All that is left is a king, wandering around his empty kingdom in hopes of finding something; perhaps a new life to begin.
The monkeys have gone way, way North this time, and not a moment too soon... Santa's workshop is a shambles! Can you help them put it together in this sweetly seasonal point-and-click puzzle game?
Fantasy farming meets Minecraft-style building and action RPG in this rough but promising game made in just two months. Plant crops, care for livestock, fight monsters, and build your home block by block!
Weird, silly, but not a little bit clever, this escape game may look simple, but a few coded locks you'll need to change your perspective to deduce and a whole lot of cuteness make this a short treat well worth heeding the title for.
Waking up with no memory? Check. Underground abandoned facility? Check. Creepy mutant monsters wanting to nibble on your face while you have limited ammo? Check and check. Facility Z is ready to play.
You've got a school assignment to finish, but all the computers are absolutely ancient, and you're totally unprepared! Despite some strange, out-of-place political talk, this point-and-click puzzle from Carmel Games offers a significant upgrade in several areas from their previous work.
- • Fruit Kitchens No.14: Muscat Green
- • Button Escape 27
- • Escape from the Similar Rooms 16
FunkyLand's way hip kitchen full of sweet green grapes, Tototo Room's quirky artwork strewn with hidden buttons, and Hottategoya's nearly identical rooms issue more escaping entertainment for all who come inside.
After nearly seven years, the beloved post-apocalyptic RPG trading simulation returns! You've grown up in an underground bunker all your life, but when your mentor goes missing, you're told to go bring him home... by any means necessary. Travel a dangerous wasteland, hire mercenaries, help people, and of course, make a mint buying low and selling high.
When too much witchcraft turns your town into a nightmare, it's up to you as the Mayor to quell a reanimated uprising — literally! — in this Plants vs. Zombies-like upgrade defense game.
Billed as a "playable post", Nicky Case and Vi Hart use a series of simple puzzle games to illustrate how small biases can have a big impact as they talk about segregation and diversity thoughtfully and intelligently without ever pointing any fingers.
What do you do if your boat won't float and your trees won't sprout? Well, if you're a pirate, you figure out how to flood the area in this cute and simple puzzle game with a bit of festive Christmas cheer.
One lonely little slice of bread has a dream... to be perfectly toasted. Too bad getting there is way, way harder than it sounds in this ridiculous physics game from the creators of Surgeon Simulator 2013. Currently in Early Access, I Am Bread can be frustrating, but also charming, hilarious, and a lot of fun if you're patient.
Detarame Factory provides sequel satisfaction with this cute, cuddly, and most importantly clever escape where you must find and click on ten circles hidden throughout the puzzle-filled room if you want to get out!
Blast your way through a whole new pack of levels for The Podge's popular mission-based squad shooter series! With things to explode and destructible environments, you can play it as sneaky or as massively destructive as you like... just save the civillians!
What better way to celebrate the season than with three games from beloved escape creator Neutral? Though each game is short, they're all definitely sweet, and since they're all linked together, make sure you play them in order!
Charles is finally home from the war and back with his beloved Nina, but the jealous Baron has cursed everyone to toys, and with his box troll army, he might just be unstoppable... if not for you, in this gorgeous, funny, and unexpectedly heartwarming Christmas hidden-object adventure.
Aliens are back and it's up to you and your rag tag team to get out there and stomp those monsters into goo. Run, jump and shoot your way through fifteen arenas of alien on human combat, then make use of a staggering amount of upgrades.
Choko-Chais precocious cat trio have been invited to a Christmas party by the witch of the forest... too bad getting there means solving puzzles and escaping the maze in their way first!
In Elliot Quest, the retro adventure platform game by Ansimuz Games, you can't die. Well, you can, but you always wake up at the last glowing rock thing you passed. Which is kind of weird when you think about it, and you need some answers. It's an enjoyable 8-bit throwback that doesn't pause the action to engage in any handholding. Elliot Quest will probably make you feel lost, but offers enough cool things to find to make it all worth while.
Free for iOS and Android, Chompy takes you through a whopping 250 levels of classic match-3 bubble popping puzzle gameplay.
Stachmou and the Golden Compass is a humorous point and click adventure by Didier Guagliano where the titular impressively-facial-haired pirate sets out for adventure and riches. Short and silly with generally logical puzzles and only a few translation errors getting in the way of the comedy.
It's time for this lovely couple's getaway to see the wonders of the world. Connect dots on each level to reach the objective, letting the couple travel deeper and farther in this mobile puzzle game.
Still don't feel sufficiently prepared for this jelly? Well, maybe Jelly Lam, a simple idea physics tentacle-swinging puzzle game by Alexander Balabanovich will give you a little security. With its warm color palette, intuitive physics engine, and lightly challenging puzzles, Jelly Lam hits that sweet spot of visual appeal with pick-up-and-play simplicity, even if the best levels are in the back third.
- • Cute Bunny Home Escape
- • Find the Escape-Men 127: Hiking
- • Escape from the Big Clock Room 2
Hey, you want festivities? Celebrations? Fun? These three escape games from Flash512, No1Game, and Yomino Kagura have all that and dipping sauce on the side. Well, at least they'll distract you with cute bunnies, weird hikers and big clocks, if you're looking for ways to stay out of trouble this time of year.
When you play the Game of Thrones, you win or you die. In this first installment of TellTale's new episodic adventure game, House Forrester, bannermen to House Stark, find themselves struggling to keep their heads above the water amidst political machinations. Who can they trust? Your decisions could forge new alliances... or lead them to a bloody end.
In this short and silly point-and-click puzzle game from Carmel Games, your nephew's remote-controlled plane wound up inside the local "mad scientist"'s house, and now you have to get it back!
How long can you last in this simple yet addictive one-touch arcade game as you rocket down the endless corridor, latching onto and swinging from node to node while you leave a colourful trail behind you?
Lou is waiting to meet the girl of his dreams for a second date in the park. When he gets there she is nowhere to be seen but Lou is a man who appreciates nature and good exploration. Even with the peaceful birds chirping away without a care in the world, there is something in the air that just doesn't fit right in this free indie point-and-click adventure.
Another day in the office turns into a surreal adventure. Explore the alien land and find your escape back into reality, probably causing a lot of mayhem for others along the way, in this point-and-click puzzle escape.
No escape game this time, Detarame Factory's latest is a cute and bizarre point-and-click adventure that has you traversing the kingdom looking for the ingredients needed to craft a dish to please royalty!
After Shiori's parents die in a car accident, she drifts listlessly until she discovers a photograph of a relative she doesn't remember, in a town her parents did their best to make her forget about. Despite a rocky translation and some annoying gameplay sequences, this creepy free indie horror adventure emphasizes story, mystery, and character for a solid and engaging play.
Find five items with gryphons on them in order to escape from this latest bite-sized game from Funkyland. Turtles, jellyfish, pig faucets and more await, with just enough pint-sized puzzles to brighten your day.
Need a game to help you unwind from the daily grind? Escape to your zen place as you build trees and preserve flowers in this beautiful and relaxing game available for Android or iOS.
Nitrome goes underwater in this exploration-based action game as you control an alien looking for parts to fix its satellite. The twist? You're piloting a submersible with a very unique control scheme, and with upgrades scattered about the ocean to discover, the end result is a fiddly but creative game that needs patient and a delicate touch to appreciate.
This is one superhero you wouldn't want to see speeding towards you, mainly because the star of PPLLAAYY's short point-and-click puzzle game always seems to make things worse when he tries to save the day!