Celebrating a job well-done is usually a good thing to do. Drinking enough to keep you from hearing the company taking off and leaving you on a lone planet, not so good of a thing. Thankfully one of the partiers was able to write up plans for your own rocket and another one can build it, but they need the special ore you were there to mine in the first place. So back into the dark mines with you to collect enough to make it back home in this platformer made for Ludum Dare.
The darkness has overpowered the light in this once beautiful forest. All that is left is one small glow. But with enough courage and strength this little glow will light its world anew. If its light doesn't go out, that is, in this free indie platformer.
In Peter Achberger's physic puzzler Icesters Trouble these ice cubes jut want a normal life, sitting on the cold, frozen ground, and preferably not melting. While they are not the only inhabitants in their chilly world but to us they are the only ones that should matter.
- • Butterfly Garden
- • Rabbits and Magic
- • Escape the Island 2
This week on Weekday Escape! Vitamin Hana pulls off a butterfly garden on a budget. Esklavos proves that magic and the common cold probably don't mix. And a second dose of your daily Vitamin (Hana) drops you on a desert island once more.
What kind of a dinner party is it if you don't use pictures of yourself for decorations? Find the five items bearing the image of Queen Alice to find a way out of this short and whimsical escape game from Funkyland.
In this simple interactive narrative created for the Global Game Jam 2016, you find yourself fiddling with a phone, trying to figure out not only who it belonged to, but where they've gone. A few clever codes and puzzles serve to help you unlock new information as you dig through a life some may find hits too close to home.
A supernatural fire rages out of control at the local asylum, but the staff may not be so innocent as they initially appear as you search throughout the fiery building to learn the truth behind the place. A creepy and downright gorgeous hidden-object adventure.
A freestanding sink with a leaky faucet greets you in this escape game from Lu-taru. Though it may be a little mystifying at first, determined repairmen will find clever puzzles await if you can find them.
Detective Zombie Margh is running short on time. With a list of missing people, a crazed lunatic ranting about "zombie aliens" and a brain shortage will the Detective be able to figure all of it out in time?
Deep beneath the earth, an android awaits a test that could determine whether he's ready to enter humanity... but what does humanity mean anyway? And what's the secret behind Ark 19? A short and sometimes unintuitive but engrossing story-driven puzzle experience for the iOS.
A romantic gesture goes wrong when a young man gets trapped after hours in school trying to leave a present for a girl he likes. With the halls being stalked by more than one horror, escaping may be impossible in this remake of the cult classic adventure, now available for iOS and Android, with a Lite demo version as well.
One of Square-Enix's most classic and beloved JRPGs comes home with a modern facelift, now available on Steam, Android, and iOS. Zidane and his theater troupe planned to kidnap the beautiful Princess Garnet, but he never expected her to WANT to be kidnapped, or for the fate of the world to be at stake...
A simple but evocative (and maybe a little blunt) puzzle game about the games we play with the people we love from Keybol. Draw lines to connect the coloured dots while dancing around obstacles, using direction and momentum to get there.
Firefighters who let their place of work go up in flames are generally looked down upon, so if you don't want your career to burn out, you'll play this escape game from Pine Studio... also free for iOS and Android!
- • Spring Room Escape
- • Mis.Dramatic
- • Shoe Polished
This week on your Weekday Escape! MayMay can't keep their footwear clean, and now it's your problem. Amajeto gets pink and green, but that's a good thing. And Detarame Factory is... well, SOMETHING weird is going on.
Rusty Lake takes you to a theater of the mind in their latest entry in their beautiful but bizarre and unsettling escape series, as a very special performance is about to begin, and a myriad of puzzles await. Also free for iOS and Android!
Ever wanted to know what it's like to be a proton? Step right up and try this clever and entertaining educational puzzle game about physical chemistry. Find out more about cool things like lasers and fusion and how to make your own hydrogen atom! Learning doesn't get much more fun than this.
Have gun, will travel, especially when that gun can absorb and spit out everything from zombies to TNT. A fun and bouncy platformer that gets appealingly chaotic, though one whose slippery movement and familiar elements could have used a little tweaking.
Tiny ninjas keep popping up everywhere, and another mysterious puzzle box has appeared! Find the 30 mini monkey ninjas hidden in each stage of this point-and-click puzzle game from PencilKids to figure out how to unlock the final one once again!
Tesshi-e's Mr Y wants you to come over to see his newly remodeled shed, and that can only mean one thing... a new escape game to play! A deceptively tidy and rustic atmosphere conceal some cryptic clues in this satisfying collection of puzzles.
- • Cactus Room
- • Train Station
- • The Witch and the Child
This week on your Weekday Escape! Sanpoman has you trapped, and they're a little prickly about it. Vitamin Hana may want to send you on a trip, but they're not making it easy. And Esklavos proves that it's dangerous to have children in an abstract fantasy setting.
Make no mistake, fifteen years is a lot of time to be married, and Crazy Mom wants the party to pop! But to make this shindig memorable, she needs your help to gather a few things in this short and silly point-and-click adventure from Carmel Games.
A bear's gotta eat, but when faced with shadows that mimic and dog your every step, how long will you last chasing after food in this simple but fast-paced high-score based arcade platformer?
Robamimi serves up a challenge with this meaty escape game that traps you inside a maze that's packed with mystifying statuary and a whole lot of puzzles. You may want to keep a pen and paper ready if you plan on getting the best ending!
Quest for the Crown is not a breeze but a gale, racing down from the frigid peak of a mountain to blast you wide awake from your gaming funk and make you realise the brilliancy of the world you've been missing all along. And maybe — just maybe — change the way you look at the RPG genre forever.
So you got a job at a dance studio. But by the time you reached the mall on your first day, the studio had mysteriously closed, and a strange man in a chef's hat was offering you a job in his restaurant. You accepted, perhaps rather naively. And voila, welcome to Papa's Bakeria! Serve scrumptious pies to happy customers, unlock furniture and outfits, and decorate your restaurant on your way to becoming the best pie monger in town!
Stealth? Hacking? Gizmos? Giant rampaging scientists? This freeform action roguelike has 'em all, gives you the missions and lets you decide how to complete them, and it's currently free while in its alpha stage.
- • Picnic
- • Where's the Door?
- • Garden
This week on Weekday Escape! Vitamin Hana will give you a plethora of doors, but do any of them actually lead out? Tototo Room lets you get some fresh air, but you'll have to do a little wiggle in return. And Primera invites you out to get a bite and some sand and sunshine, but there's a lot of locks in the way.
Originally conceived as a Ludum Dare game, Pony Island has you trapped within a machine that's trying to bend you to its will. You'll need cleverness, fast hooves, and more than a little ingenuity to break free from this cunning, weird indie game that's full of surprises.
When Brewster leaves his pirate crew behind and decides he's setting off to do some good in the world, finding a legendary treasure that nobody else has been able to lay hands on might be a bit of a reach for a first-time do-gooder in this silly, short point-and-click title from Carmel Games.
You've just inherited your grandfather's run-down farm... it'll take a lot to get it running again, but locals and a whole lot of elbow grease just may help you reach your dreams. A massive and engrossing indie simulation made by a single person, Stardew Valley is packed with farming, relationships, dungeons, crafting, and much, much more.
What started out as chill time with the girlfriend quickly soon turned into fighting space bugs with your all powerful dinosaurs. Get the gold to get the upgrades to get the bad guys to get your girlfriend back in this action-packed shooter.
A letter from the esteemed Van Helsing brings you to a small Transylvanian town, but he's nowhere to be found, and local gossip has it that the guy in the castle to the North is a vampire... who'd-a thunk it? A very silly and very fun parody of a text adventure.
Now is your fulfill your dream of being the owner of the best bakery in town! In this cute simulation game, discover new recipes and ingredients, then combine them to make the tastiest sweets possible. Train your staff, promote your store, and even manage a food truck while satisfying your customers and hopefully bringing in the dough.
Life is hard in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, but as long as your rustbucket of a dog is by your side you know you'll make it through anything. In Raiders Took My Dog, life is good until the unthinkable happens or well really it's pretty thinkable as it's the title of the game. Fight back and save your dog in this action packed shooter.
- • Free the Monkeys!
- • The Queen and the Dragon
- • Little Room Escape 4
This week on Weekday Escape! A queen sets out to thwart a dragon but hasn't returned. A trio of monkeys are locked up, but should you set them free? And a perfectly twee and pleasant place for you to relax... with the pieces to your escape hidden throughout!
A good salami is hard to find, and this finicky feline has been traveling the globe in search of the best. In this latest familiar but fun physics puzzle, your goal is once again to deliver the food in each stage to our hungry kitty by clicking the environment to change it.
You've got the biggest tower in the post-apocalyptic wasteland, so naturally everyone wants a piece of it. In this defensive shooter from Entertainment Forge, you'll need to keep building it and your defenses higher as you unlock upgrades to blast away increasingly tenacious foes.
You're in a bind when you fall and find yourself trapped in some sort of ancient underground dwelling. Luckily, no1game's ten little green men are there to help you out... provided you can find them all first, of course.
From mining basic raw resources to producing sci-fi hardware, this elaborate indie strategy sim with sandbox crafting and action elements has you single-handedly advancing an entire planet just to get home!
Miss Libellule has faced angry giant octopi and vengeful serpentine deities... in this latest (and perhaps final) chapter of jo99's gorgeous point-and-click adventure series, our intrepid heroine delves into an avian temple in search of a great treasure.
- • Prepare Your Breakfast
- • Science Lab
- • Room 13 - Choice
This week on Weekday Escape! Vitamin Hana blinds you with science, and then locks you up. Ichima snares you with some strange mechanisms and locks. And MayMay wants you to have the most important meal of the day, but has complicated the process quite a bit.
Exploring a dark world where no rule stays the same for long one woman must wander around searching for something that she can't remember. From the mind of Mister No Wind's Studio you can be sure this platform game is going to be one surreal adventure.
From the makers of 7 Little Words and Red Herring, Monkey Wrench is a word search puzzle where you've got to find the words among the hexagonal grid of letters. The monkey wrench in the process is that you don't get a list of words to find, you've got to figure that out yourself! You'll go bananas for this free iOS puzzle that's easy to learn, tricky to play, and hard to put down.
Carmel Games' brings a legendary hero to a pit stop in his travels, as Sinbad tries to find a way to repair his boat in this short and silly point-and-click adventure!
Funkyland knows that before you can head out on the town, you need makeup... like, a lot of it. So in this very pink escape game, find the five cosmetic bags hidden throughout the room so you can get out and get partying!
Lo.Nyan goes swanky and high-rise with this escape game set in a cushy apartment with a skyline view. A reliance on colours may make some puzzles awkward to solve for players with certain difficulties, but Lo.Nyan still delivers a smart and clever experience.
Twenty years after the blast the common population is dwindling. Struggling to get food, water, and other necessities of life the people continue to push on. If things weren't hard enough already a plague called Green Lung has a tight grip over the population. Amy Wellard still believes in a cure and will risk everything to help find it in this point-and-click indie adventure from Wadjet Eye Games
From Clash of Clans creators Supercell comes a new strategy game free for Android and iOS with a fast pace, and 1 on 1 action battles where you build your deck and crush your opponent's towers. Win treasure chest to unlock new cards and power up your old ones, form a clan with friends and family and rule the arena by fighting against people from all around the world.
Berzerk Studios puts the zombie apocalypse in the palm of your hand in this idle clicker game, also free for iOS and Android. Raise a horde of the undead by destroying villages and their occupants, then use the spoils to upgrade your forces in this simple but stylish incremental game.
Baroque Decay serves up a twisted fable in the form of an indie action adventure about a young boy who decides to leave home in search of glory and fortune. Instead he finds a dark castle with the promise of riches if he can figure out a riddle before sunrise, but with five different endings, not to mention some gorgeous pixel cutscenes, not everything is as it seems.
- • Stains and the Gurur
- • Work at the Coffee Shop
- • My Puppy's
This week on Weekday Escape! Esklavos' pooch is on the road in search of enlightenment and reliable transportation. Primera's pup needs a little TLC and a few less locks and codes. And Vitamin Hana needs a granda mocha half caff with extra whip and a shot of low-cal raspberry, stat!
At this given moment, there are literally dozens of ninjas hiding in the room with you! Playing this point-and-click puzzle game by Pencil Kids might help you learn to spot them, as well as open one very mysterious box...
What do you get when you mix an odd dragon girl who eats lies and a con artist who can't seem to stop telling them? Well in the case of LiEat you get a lot of mystery, a lot of action, and a lot of charm in this indie RPG adventure from Alice mare creator Miwashiba.
Psionic's new horror game adventure game has you trapped in a Hell like dimension. With a demon god looking for new souls to devour, will you find the way out with riches and fame or be trapped forever in a world of torture and madness?
When the pigs get turned into ZOMpigs, nuts won't satisfy them anymore.... now they want to eat braaaaaaaains! In this ghoulishly cute physics puzzle, figure out how to fill up your undead piggies with all the brains in each level, without letting a single zompig fall offscreen.
After fighting back against the undead warriors and reclaiming their land, everyone thought that it was finally time for peace. They were soon proven wrong on all accounts as for rumors spread across the kingdom as new portals were appearing and leaking out the evil warriors once again. But the Royal Army isn't retreating this time in this real-time strategic defense game.
With someone targeting brain farms and zombies going missing Detective Margh needs to find out just what is going on and who is behind all these mysterious crimes or else the whole undead community could be at stake in this interactive comic series.
- • Spring
- • Almost Desert
- • Robo Assembly
This week on your Weekday Escape! Yonashi is here to help chase away the winter doldrums. Vitamin Hana thinks walls are for suckers and some lonely, hot pavement will hold you just fine. And Nagamochi Games GOT YOU A FREAKIN' GIANT ROBOT.
Makoto considers himself lucky to get a random inviting to the elite Hope's Peak Academy, but it quickly becomes apparent that he and the other 14 students may be anything but when they discover they're trapped inside, and the only way out... is to kill. A bizarre and creatively twisted surreal visual novel adventure that provides a lot of fun and cleverness, but trips itself up with a lot of tropes and clunky mechanics.
The foyer is aliiiiiiiiive... with the sound of.... TomaTea?! A mini-sized escape game compared to some others the beloved developer has crafted traps you in a small but cozy sitting room with a piano, though there are still plenty of puzzles to satisfy.
Into difficult survival games? Experience this unique navigation adventure — no hunger or thirst here, just using your own navigational skills to get you, your beast of burden and your creaky cart through the elements in a very disorienting barren wasteland in this Pay What You Want indie game.
Alex and her friends, which includes her brand-new "just met tonight" step brother and a girl who blames her for Alex's brother's death, just want to hang out on the island and goof off. Too bad they didn't plan on stumbling across something slumbering beneath. A very character driven indie horror adventure with a human heart at its core.
Tesshi-e serves up another sumptuous escape, when knocking on a mysterious door traps you in an elegant dining hall filled with shining silverware, sparkling crystal... and of course, plenty of puzzles! Don't forget about the Happy Coins!
Also free for Android, in this twisted escape game, a demented version of the Zodiac isn't ready to give you up for the year, and to get out of its clutches, you'll need to solve some puzzles, plus take part in some Undertale-inspired boss battles!
In the wake of an apocalyptic flood that leaves the world devastated and scattered, one lone survivor finds a radio whose signal beckons them downriver. So begins a dangerous and thrilling journey in this gorgeous and captivating indie survival adventure, where danger, excitement, and the scoots lurk around every corner.
- • Button Escape 34
- • Pump it Up
- • Stains and the Yeti
This week on Weekday Escape! Get a taste of the great outdoors with Tototo Room's hidden buttons. Blow up a balloon or two with Vitamin Hana. And topple a mythological creature with the help of your trusty airplane and trustier pup.
What's a viking gotta do to get some cake around here? Well, in this short and silly point-and-click adventure from Carmel Games, you'll have to appease a centuries-old family feud... by picking up something expensive at the local Vikea, of course.
In a far far future where humans have left earth so long ago that the idea of it has become a myth, the human genome is deteriorating. Some believe that if the original human genes that would be found on Earth can save the human race. It's up to one little robot to keep looking for humanity's hope, even if the one he cares about is missing in this game for iOS and Android.
Dakota Winchester is hot on the trail of a legendary gem... the only problem is, so is his jerk of a former mentor! Find the ruby before anyone else does in this short and silly point-and-click adventure from Carmel Games.
In this escape game from Pine Studio, also free for iOS and Android, the tomb doors are locked, and the skeleton in front of them doesn't seem to be a good sign. You'll have to pay close attention to your surroundings and really think carefully to find a way out and end up better than those bones did!
You'll need to find five items bearing the image of the white knight to escape from this latest title from Funkyland... though with a locked gate barring your way right off the bat, you might not be able to ever find your way out if you can't get past it!
Lightbringer Games' wildly popular and exceptionally adorable launch series returns, and this time our penguins are literally shooting for the moon! Buy and upgrade a multitude of parts for your rocket, taking into consideration weight and drag, as well as a ton of bonuses and customisation to help you get to the moon as fast as possible!
Just as you finish building your house and brush back your lovely locks to take it all in, a strong wind blows and carries every last piece of your house away. Kicking you when you're down it also steals all your beautiful hair except for one last strand. Thankfully, you've been gifted teleportation shoes and your quest to take your house back has just begun in this action adventure for Android and iOS!
- • Going Home
- • Choco Escape 4
- • Fish De Escape
This week on Weekday Escape! Vitamin Hana says you can never go home again, at least not until you solve some puzzles. Twinkle serves up something strange but also delicious. And Nagamochi Games has set up an outdoor maze with some very odd fish.
Also free for iOS and Android, in this creepy point-and-click adventure from Rusty Lake, it's your ninth birthday, but despite the festive mood, there's something dark on the horizon. Some frustrating puzzles may hold you back, but a surreal and creative atmosphere will keep you hooked throughout.
Love old school arcade action? Then this free challenging game from Happymagenta for iOS devices may be for you. Race along walls, ceilings, and floors up a randomly generated temple filled with tricks, traps, and baddies to get the highest score you can. Don't stop, and don't slow down!
When a gaudy vase goes missing from a museum, cop Chrys finds herself rechristened as Romance Cop and dragged into working with the eccentric woman known as Romance Detective! A funny, sweet, and definitely silly madcap indie visual novel with a sequel coming later this year that will put a smile on your face.
Cotton candy, beans, and other food are all well and good, but this little piggy wants some pancakes! He's on a mission to find some in this puzzle platformer, and the different nosh you chow down on will bestow various powers to help you get through. Just watch out for veggies!
When you're wanting to become a millionaire you need to save every last coin. Or match every last coin. Travel the world and make your riches by snatching up same colored coins before your time and moves run out in this free puzzle game for iOS and Android.
Do you have a special simian of your own? The monkeys in this cute point-and-click puzzle game from Pencil Kids need your help to track down the three hearts hidden in each stage. The difficulty is low, but it's a fun Valentine's treat for everyone.
You can move away from people, you can lock yourself inside to escape from nature, but you can't never escape what's in your head in this free indie adventure thriller where an old house begins to change itself around you.
Chocolala Studios serves up a short and sweet escape game that traps you in a trendy chocolate shop. A handful of puzzles with some clever clues that might need a second look makes for a game that doesn't overstay its welcome.
Mine ore. Turn it into weapons and armor. Sell it for a profit, then upgrade. AumGames delivers a simple but stylish clicker game with a medieval theme that's available in your browser, or free for iOS and Android.
- • Wood Art
- • Bonno Escape 1
- • Botoriumu
This week on Weekday Escape! Sarameya may have you locked up, but you'll definitely never run out of oxygen! You might not know what's happening with Nagamochi Games, but it's definitely cute. And Vitamin Hana has the way to freedom hidden behind some arts and crafts, so roll up your sleeves.
Matthew's about to take over the family business after his grandmother's death... ghost hunting. In this spooky (but not that scary) short point-and-click adventure from Carmel Games, trap an evil ghost inside a haunted hotel.
Remember wildly addictive incremental idle game Cookie Clicker? Version 2.0 has just hit, bringing with it new buildings, a retooled ascension tree, special features, and much, much more. Get baking, but don't make the grannies angry...
Free for Android and iOS, Cartoon Network serves up a joyfully bizarre brawler as you play eager, punch-minded boy K.O. struggling to help rebuild his shopping center after it's destroyed following a scheme by the wicked Lord Boxman.
You're on the hunt for a legendary demon that's bespelled the woods and all within them in this creepy point-and-click adventure. A short game with superb atmosphere sadly marred by frustrating pixel hunting.
Precious gems, minerals and rare fossils are waiting under the earth for you to bring to light and redeem them in this beautiful, cozy adventure role-playing game with survival elements for Android.
Goody Gameworks serves up a solid if grindy little defensive shooter as you take control of a Templar trying to clear a castle full of demons. Blast away, upgrade and unlock new skills, recruit heroes, and maybe drop a chandelier or three.
You've got yourself some sets of squares and they are all different colours. What you have to do is paint them so that they are monochrome in the end. Sounds easy? Then try doing it in a limited number of moves and while they're all shaking like crazy.
Boyle wanted to rule the world... but that didn't pan out so well, and three years later he's sulking in a town filled with other retired villains. But when a strange mist threatens the world (and his dog), he may have to become a hero... whether he likes it or not. A fabulously fun and cheeky indie RPG with plenty of humour and gameplay.
Ichima's got you trapped in a quaint little room. But to escape, you'll have to learn that there's more than meets the eye. You'll have to be clever and observant... and, unfortunately, do a little bit of pixel hunting.
When some researchers get lost in large cave it's up to you to fly in and get them out safely, as well as collect those sweet sweet gold coins and make your mark on this cavern that no one will forget any time soon in this action-packed game.
You've almost caught it... the mythical Tempala! But it's raced inside a temple full of deadly traps, fire, monsters and more... not that you're going to let that stop you from your goal in this cheeky cartoonish action game.
Bianco-Bianco delivers a short but happily weird escape game with two endings. Trapped in a room with some strange artifacts and mysterious boxes, will you be able to find a way out?
- • Quotidian
- • The Test
- • Symmetry
- • Kromgar the Wedding Planner
- • The Cloister
What can you do in only three days? In 2016 from January 29th to 31st, a staggering 36,000 developers came together to create nearly 7000 games themed around "ritual" for Global Game Jam. Here are just a few of them, playable in your browser!
- • Prepare for the Vacation
- • Stains and the Giant
- • Escape the Car HD
This week on Weekday Escape! Esklavos sends you flying high to deal with a giant with the help of a puppy with a... concerning name. MayMay thinks you deserve a vacation, but you'll have to earn it. And Afro Ninja serves up a remake of a game that's a little long in the tooth with shiny new graphics.
Available free to play on iOS and Android, or for a flat fee on Steam, this adorable indie casual island sim gives you a place to kick back with as you help the town grow around you. Perform quests. Catch bugs. Build a museum. Plant crops and flowers. All this and more await you in a cheery little Animal Crossing-alike that's fun for all ages.