Dust awakens, completely amnesiac, only to find himself being hailed by a talking sword that claims to have been summoned by him. And the sword's diminutive, sassy guardian who is none too happy about being dragged into Dust's quest for identity. But in Humble Hearts' stunning indie action RPG adventure, Metroidvania gameplay combine with memorable characters and fast-paced combat to deliver a gripping story of love, hate, friendship, and forgiveness.
Who needs a big group? When it comes to karaoke, a party of one is all you need... at least, when it comes to escape games, that is! Find a way out of this funky techno room by searching for clues and solving puzzles for one of two endings.
In this fast-paced arcade indie platformer, also available for iOS and soon for Android, you're falling down a well filled with all manner of strange creatures and treasure. Your only weapon? A pair of gunboots, of course. Downwell marries simple to pick up mechanics with hard to master gameplay for an addictive experience filled with power-ups, upgrades, unlockables, and more. What's at the bottom?
What should have been a quick to rich business idea quickly turned into a PR disaster. And you know, a large death count of employees. Who knew making service robots with built in weapons could have gone to wrong? Luckily most are still in the factory. So what can stop malfunctioning killer robots in this upgrade-based arena shooter? Why, a killer robot that is functioning perfectly.
Got ten minutes? Use them to save your cat from the jerk in the flying fortress in this short and silly RPG adventure from 23 Turtles that calls to mind a little of Kingdom of Loathing despite an abrupt ending and a lot of grinding.
- • 3 Cats and the School of Witchcraft
- • Violin
- • Jigsaw Puzzle Escape 1
This week on your Weekday Escape! A trio of kittens gets a letter from an owl that entire generations of people have been waiting their whole lives for. Someone goes to extremes to keep their musical collection under lock and eye. And an escape done in a very familiar style that calls upon the skills we've all learned spending weeknights with our grandparents.
When a bunch of kids are kidnapped along with the princess for an evil ritual, you need to find and rescue them before time runs out in this turn-based RPG roguelike with randomly generated dungeons. Also available on Android!
When royalty is hankering for something sweet to eat, they don't call the baker... they call the ninja, of course! In this cute point-and-click puzzle adventure from Detarame Factory, you'll need to travel around solving conundrums and getting past obstacles to find all the ingredients to make the emperor a delicious roll cake!
Want some cartoony, kart-racing fun? Of course you do! GoKartGo! Ultra! is a hyper-adorable 3D kart racer with nine different tracks, nine screwball animal racers, eight different weapons, and loads of fun. You can even compete against a friend in 2-player mode! Zoom, shoot, and drift around the world, and bring home the gold!
no1game celebrates an entire decade of wonderful free online escape games... by locking you up inside a room with a coffin, a punching bag, some, ahem, risky reading material, and other assorted strangeness!
Get by with a little help from your friends... or yourself, anyway, in this dark puzzle platformer by The Shpufa. Use a cloning gun to make expendable buddies to trigger traps and press switches for you as you traverse an abandoned facility. It's harmless... right?
You'll need a good head on your shoulders and deck in your hands to master this cunning indie game of cards and strategy! When you're called in to help rebuild a town and the surrounding area with the help of smart Laney Thompson, every tile counts, especially since different buildings you place have different effects that can negatively impact your total! With multiple game modes and a brilliant cartoony style, Concrete Jungle is addictive and clever in equal measure.
You thought your biggest problem was being late for your train, when suddenly you find yourself hurtling back through time. You're stuck in the 1940s unless you can help the troubled spirits you encounter right the wrongs in the pasts in this gorgeous but gruesome hidden-object adventure.
You're in the slammer once again in this short but satisfying escape game from Pine Studio. But maybe with the help of a fine feathered friend, and a little heavy weaponry, you can escape the tower and sail away to freedom!
Between all the gunfights and giant monsters and backflips, people sometimes forget that Square-Enix's iconic heroine Lara Croft is actually really, really smart, and in this gorgeous turn-based puzzle game for iOS and Android, you'll need more brains than brawn to best giant spiders, stalking salamanders, ancient mechanisms, and more.
Don't you hate it when your car goes on a date and gets sucked into a movie world filled with dragons, knights, and evil wizards? You just know your insurance won't cover that, so you'd better solve this point-and-click puzzle game to bring your car and his date home yourself.
Mr. Gilbert is just your average hardworking gumshoe... with tentacles, purple flesh, and mind powers, of course. But even he may have bitten off more than he can chew when he agrees to look for a missing girl in the seedy underworld he lives in, in this first installment of a point-and-click adventure series from Expera Games Studio.
- • Chicks Hide and Seek Escape 25
- • MA-G-MA
- • Itagora 7.4 Escape 5
This week on your Weekday Escape! Things get spooky... provided your idea of creepy is fluffy baby chicks hiding in Halloween directions. You'll need to find a familiar green face if you want to escape this lair. And finally, what's behind door number one?!... two? Three??
When your boyfriend has his brain guzzled by an unspeakable creature from beyond the stars, what's a gal to do when the town won't take her seriously? That's up to you to decide in this snarky sci-fi horror text adventure from Steph Cherrywell!
All you need to do in this elegant minimalistic game from FRVR is drag the nodes around to untangle the mess of lines in the starry sky so that none of them overlap. It should be easy, but as the shapes rapidly get more complex with piles of lines, it becomes anything but!
Classic Magical Girl style tropes meet themes of modern religion in this indie visual novel, as a trio of kids at the Summer Scouts slog through bullies, boring campfire singalongs, bugs, and the fear that maybe who they really are deep inside is wrong... and everyone knows it. Surreal, scary, and close to home, We Know the Devil is about "being weird and queer and wrong and hoping against hope no one will find out when the actual, literal devil comes for you."
Funkyland takes us on a garden maze tour and asks us to stop and smell the roses in their latest Alice in Wonderland themed escape, as you must find five items bearing the image of the red queen before you can leave. It's a flowery, fun time, without the hay fever!
When a bunch of babies are bunny-napped to open an evil portal, our bearded hero springs into action in this simple but challenging platformer where an army of the undead needs to be dodged and blasted with split-second timing across different stages with different weapons.
Your dear friend N has sent you a letter inviting you to come try out their newest room escape in this short but lovely game by Tesshi-e, and while not quite as elaborate as some of the developer's other games, a chunk of puzzles and beautiful design make it a welcome treat for fans.
7Days, a first-person horror adventure game developed by RevoLab, has a simple fear at its core: Waking up and not knowing where you are. The experience starts off slow and ends up being at least 95% atmosphere, leaving such things as plot, character development and, in some parts, coherence by the wayside. Those looking for that special surreal style of spooky, though, will find it a nice time waster.
It's just a few minutes long, but this lovely piece of interactive art from In Between Games made in three days for Ludum Dare tells a story of man versus nature that we've seen repeated over and over throughout natural history.
Make your score climb by gobbling down green dots while avoiding the green that spawn for each one you eat, but with different characters to unlock and faster, angrier enemies, this little arcade game is simple but addictive!
What sort of monster doesn't like toast? In this adorable physics puzzle game, you're interacting with a seriously quirky kitchen to help guide a piece of bread to the toaster in each level and help it realize its destiny of becoming golden brown and delicious.
- • The Irritatis: The Road
- • Find the Escape-Men 166: The Escape Mansion
- • Catch the Fishes
This week on your Weekday Escape! No good deed goes unpunished when a little amateur car repair gets alarming. An amusement park with a couples' ride that ISN'T the Tunnel of Love. And... you're sleeping with the fishes, punk!... oh, no. Wait. Catching fishes. My bad.
The kingdom of Oukoku lives in the shadow of the dastardly (and spicy) General Tso. The legends foretold of a tiny knight that would one day be the salvation of the land. Are you that knight? Are you that tiny? Well, you'd better be, because you're the only hope we have. Super Chibi Knight is an platform-RPG-adventure hybrid by the PestoForce teamof Nick (age 33) and Bella (age 8). It's joyful hack-and-slash fun, though with a couple odd spikes difficulty-wise.
With a score mechanic that challenges you to hone your accuracy and rack up combos, this simple but fast-paced and oh-so-sleek arcade shooter sees you blasting down wave after wave of enemy rockets and missiles across three challenging levels with big bosses.
After you are mistakenly contacted by a blood-mage, you decide to join her on her quest in this fantasy themed text adventure. Travel with Arika in real time as she plots revenge against those who killed her parents. Your choices will determine whether she succeeds or fails in her quest in this game for iOS and Apple Watch.
Chocolala Studios serves up an escape that's pretty in pink and sugary sweet to boot, as you find yourself trapped in a frilly room that's filled with treats as well as a handful of puzzles and mysterious coins!
You are assigned to investigate why an AI facility has gone dark in this sci-fi text adventure. After an incident you are separated from your team mate. You are only able to communicate through text as you help her reunite with you. Use the computer to hack the facility as you try to figure out what went wrong.
Militia is a fantasy version of chess you never knew you needed till now. Clear the board of the Captains with your limited group of units to unlock more enemies, new fighters, and more challenges.
It's just another day at the box factory... too bad you're new on the job and you need to assemble every level's conveyor belt by hand, choosing pieces to program what goes where, in this satisfying logic puzzle game.
Think Cinderella is all about frilly dresses and happily ever afters? Think again. Special Agent Cinder has been tasked by her godmother to infiltrate the Royal Ball and steal the military plans before the clock strikes twelve in this interactive comic. There are two different endings and lots of options... can you pull off the heist?
Created in just 48 hours for Ludum Dare, in this simple but addictive action game, you're leading an army of unstoppable killing machines... it's just too bad they're all zombies who don't take instruction very well.
Help Zap and Boom make a path to free the spritelings to save magic. There's a lot that stands in their way, including boulders, goblins and more but with your match-3 skills they are sure to save the day in this free-to-play game for Android and iOS.
- • Day at the Office Again
- • Trick or Treat '15
- • Organic Engine Escape
This week on your Weekday Escape! Vitamin Hana sends you back to the rat race to make some copies. Twinkle offers a ghoulish but cute and candy-filled Halloween celebration. And Esklavos gets a little weird in the rise of the creepy robot ladies!
What do fishing, farming, and mining have in common? You can do them all in puzzle form in this expansive matching game. Level up cities by building new buildings and hiring specialized workers as you go until you are ruling an entire kingdom.
Bart Bonte enlists the aid of three talented little kids to dream up this simple yet oh-so-sweet little puzzle game where you need to find a hiding cat in each room of a house, and then track down everything else he needs to celebrate.
Need a puzzle game that's bright and colourful and won't make your brain smoke? This kid-friendly game where you must guide our blocky hero through increasingly elaborate mazes of switches, traps, and teleporters starts easy and stays low challenge for the most part, but is still perfectly pleasant and fun.
Strike Force Heroes 3 by Sky9Games is the third installment of the running-and-gunning platform-shooter action series that has had players blasting for years. A few changes to the formula may make fans uneasy, especially with so much that needs to be unlocked, but at its core remains a large chunk of bad-guy blasting fun.
You haven't seen Raymond Black, the man who took you off the streets and raised you, in over seven years, but a desperate message brings you to the seething underbelly of Heoi where something unspeakable awaits in this stellar continuation to Harebrained Schemes' indie turn-based RPG strategy game.
Unfolding bit by bit with increasingly cryptic stages, this understated, elegant puzzle game for Android and iOS tasks you with cracking open layers of puzzles whose solutions and sometimes even mechanics themselves need careful thought and observation to interpret.
Waking up in the woods with little memory is the least of your concerns as you begin to venture deeper to find your way out. Get ready for some jumpscares and some good old fashion horror as you try to find out what happened to you so you can make sure you leave it all far far behind in this free indie horror adventure.
Violence sells, or at least it does in the sort of dimensions where evil flying potatoes have reality shows, so blast your way through hordes of minions and increasingly powerful heroes to appease your audience in this quirky horizontal shooter filled with upgrades!
Don't go getting all fancy on us now, just because no1game has locked you up somewhere classy. To escape this sparse but elegant apartment with its lovely view, you'll need to find ten little green men, though this time around it's definitely on the short and easy side.
One of the League of Light's best agents, the leader's daughter, has seemingly gone rogue and stolen a valuable artifact from the vault. But there's more going on than meets the eye, and the town of Stoneville has its share of secrets in this gorgeous and cinematic hidden-object adventure.
Ready for more hack-and-slash action? The Diablo-esque dungeon crawler returns, with more heroes and enemies to stab, splat, and magic your way through, along with tons of loot of course, though it may be too close to the original and lacking in variety for some.
Even if the leaves aren't changing, Ichima's escape is pure satisfying goodness, with an excellent collection of puzzles that require just the right amount of thought and attention to detail, while holding a few surprises, too.
Running Pillow delivers their own indie take on the hit card-dueling franchise Hearthstone, free for iOS and Android. Collect cards, build your battle deck and clear the dungeons, earning gold to unlock plenty of awesome new cards!
Finding yourself dead is a real downer. But when a mysterious voice informs you you can receive life once again as long as you do what he says will you think twice about your actions? Find out in this creepy free indie puzzle platformer, also available as a download!
Gamers love gold, right? And they love getting perfect ratings, also right? In Keybol's challenging platformer, every level is almost absurdly easy, unless you're aiming to get the three shiny gold coins in each stage. Subtle? Not really. Tricky? That's another matter entirely.
When you find yourself stranded in the realm of monsters below ground, all you can think of is getting home. But what are you willing to do to get there? A powerful, funny, creepy, and wonderfully weird indie RPG that's packed with replay value, secrets, a unique battle system that makes every fight fun, and much, much more. Not to be missed.
A collection of valuable art has gone missing, and the maid has called you in to find it before she gets in trouble! Esklavos serves up a nice chunk of point-and-click puzzling that makes up for some clunky gameplay with a sleek style and variety.
- • Don't Free the Lizards 2
- • Fruit Kitchens No. 26: Fig Purple
- • Escape Plan: Splash Park
This week on your Weekday Escape! An impromptu nap means you wind up trapped somewhere wet. A very purple kitchen and a whole passel of figs. And a bunch of wily green lizards you definitely do NOT want getting out.
In this very short but very atmospheric free indie experience, you putter around a tiny cabin in the middle of nowhere. It's quiet. Your fire crackles merrily. Why not go for a walk and see how the story unfolds?
The president is having a birthday party, and it's up to you, little mouse, to explore and find everything you need to make it the very best! Talk to a wide variety of colourful characters, find decorations, food, presents and more to get the best ending in this simple but oh-so-cute game.
Kichu thinks he's ready for anything life throws at him, but in this cute pixel puzzle platformer from Prasan Games, success isn't just about moving forward. It's about watching to see how the world changes and reacts to you in order to get by!
Ever since the devastating fire the destroyed the circus and killed his mother, simple-minded but scary looking Dropsy has lived a life on the edge of town, distrusted by the townsfolk. But five years later, can he clear his name and find the love and acceptance he wants? An open-world indie point-and-click adventure with a lot of heart.
Life is a struggle. Death is a struggle. And the biggest struggle of all happens within the mind of a man caught In Between. An indie physics puzzler by gentlymad and Head Up Games, In Between is a beautiful, contemplative, and quite challenging work that faces a deep topic in and engaging and entertaining way. If you don't mind a little pixel-precision in the gameplay, you'll be in for quite the emotional journey.
Play through three campaigns as three different heroes, each with their own enemies, abilities, and upgrade trees, in this simple but addictive defensive shooter game that will remind fans of the Sentry Knight series.
When you're an employee at no1game's EM Land, you catch your breaks when you can, but when you find yourself trapped in the locker room, you'll need to hunt high and low, as well as solve a few confounding conundrums, in order to escape!
What happens when a snobby game critic gets sucked inside his least favorite type of game? Caustic hilarity! Ron hates point-and-click adventures, but he's found himself trapped in one. Thankfully, he's got more than one way out of the mess he's in! You can be a good sport and help Ron beat the game legitimately, if you'd like... or you can help him cheat his way through it! However you decide to help Ron, the results are bound to be hilarious in this humorous (and loving) send-up of classic adventure games.
After a completely understandable murder spree, adorably sociopathic heiress Emily Enough finds herself Imprisoned in this darkly comedic point and click adventure. Not for the feint of heart or easily offended, Emily Enough: Imprisoned is as terrifically funny as it is gleefully wicked.
Vortex Point's premier and only supernatural detective agency pursues a mysterious statue to a traveling carnival... but where's it gone? Carmel Games delivers a break-sized dose of satisfying adventure in this point-and-click game.
Also for Android and iOS, this simple puzzle game will have you eased back and relaxing along until you realize your timer is ticking down. Speed is the name of this game. How far you can go depends on how quick you can focus, and how fast you can tap.
Keith is a detective who's married to his job, and it's pushing his wife to her breaking point. But what should be a chance to connect on vacation at an old castle turns terrifying in this thrilling continuation of Uri's free indie horror adventure series, translated by vgperson. Do you believe in The Boogie Man? You should...
Slide colorful jelly candies around the board and combine them to solve boards in this smooth, friendly and high-gloss free puzzle game for Android! Despite the presence of timers and in-app purchases, it's still a charming and engaging game with 150 levels to beat.
You've only got a few clicks to light all the hexagons up in this simple but stylish puzzle game by Kings Kollege, also free for Android. Click a tile to turn on all the adjacent ones, but watch out! In later levels, some tiles can only be manipulated a few times, or not at all.
- • Color Changing
- • Find the Escape-Men 163: In the Elevator 3
- • Nodes Machine Escape
This week on your Weekday Escape! Esklavos strands you somewhere strange and swampy with mysterious devices. MayMay demands you science your way out of a colourful conundrum. And no1game is punishing you for all those times you hammered on the "close door" button while people were running for the doors.
Branwen has a plan to marry a prince in 30 days to keep her friend Isador, who's accused of being a killer, safe. But all is not as it seems in this deceptively sweet visual novel simulation, with multiple characters to unlock and endings to discover.
Katja's back for another snapshot-sized escapade, and this time she's trapped inside a mad scientist's lair. With one hour before the place explodes, will Katja find a way out?!... well, most likely, given the pleasantly short and simple structure here.
You can't leave your room without your face on! Or at least, if you don't use it, not without tidying up the five pieces of foundation Funkyland has strewn about the decorative pillows and billowing curtains in their newest frilly escape game.
One morning, Spider the Fox woke up to discover that the giant tree in the middle of the floating island in which she and her family live had dropped a seed! A seed that could be used to grow a brand new sky-island! Now Spider's leaving the nest and setting out on a journey to collect the things she'll need to make her very own home in the sky. Run, jump, and plant dozens of vines, explore the world, and help Spider find her way in the wide, whimsical blue yonder!
Things are getting weird. ... well, weird-ER in the popular escape series by Rusty Lake. You find yourself in an old mill full of strange machinery that isn't working, and a lot of secrets too. Though some puzzles aren't as intuitive as you may like, the plot takes unexpected directions, and things are just as creepy and startling as ever.
A young boy discovers a sword that can save his dying world... too bad everyone else wants it too in this action-packed, sword-swinging platformer from Eyesteam. With simple to master combat and levels with secrets to explore, Call of Sword looks great and is casual good fun too.
This pleasantly straight-forward physics puzzle game is exactly what it says on the tin (...cup...). In each level, choose your swing angle and power to try to hit the ball around hazards and into the hole in as few strokes as possible, taking the terrain into account.
Funkyland leads us down the rabbit hole into Wonderland once more with another short but stylish and subtly whimsical escape! Find all five objects bearing the image of the White King if you ever want to get out!
Elena's father is missing, and after dreams drive her to an old mansion, she discovers her ancestors left her more than she ever imagined. Use the power of her amulet to converse with spirits and solve puzzles, uncovering the history of the manor, in this gorgeous but short indie game, also for consoles and iOS and Android.
You wake up aboard an alien spaceship... can you find a way to escape and save yourself AND Lara? A short, easy, and cute point-and-click puzzle adventure when you must figure out the proper things to click on in each scene in order to move forward.
The popular gravity-switching runner is back, as you see how long you can run on a twisting, turning, upside-down-ing track while inverting gravity to avoid obstacles. While the gameplay doesn't really offer much new, upgraded visuals makes it look and play a lot more smoothly.
In this twist on classic solitaire games for iOS, you must make poker-like hands to attempt to clear the board. Make hands by using cards from at least two rows. Whether it's a full house or a simple pair, earn as many points as you can. Each hand has a point value, and each game has a bonus suit that lets you up your score even further.
In this interactive short by Loved creator Alexander Ocias, wander down a misty shoreline, and get an ending that depends on the things you interact with, and how. Short and simple but beautifully atmospheric and thoughtful, it's a neat little piece of art to play any day.
- • Escape 1 Kotori
- • Find the Escape-Men Part 162: Eel 4
- • Free the Birds 2
This week on your Weekday Escape! Newcomer Rukonohako only has one wall for you to solve, but it's packed to the gills (feathers?) with things to solve. Vitamin Hana has the worst luck keeping track of their birds. And no1game wants to take you on a private dining experience where all the lights are out and little green men watch you surreptitiously from their hiding places.
Currently available in Steam's Early Access, Layers of Fear is a disturbing and inventive indie horror adventure that has you exploring a house and one man's descent into obsessive madness. With gorgeous visuals, top-notch atmosphere, and a surreal and otherworldly world that changes as you explore, it's full of masterfully executed scares, but may be too on-rails and uninteractive for some.
Script Welder hands you a shovel and tells you to get to work, and you in turn hand that shovel off to your team and make THEM do it in this simple but clever simulation/puzzle where you have 14 days to explore, excavate, and catalog a sprawling dig site with your team.
You blacked out while hiking and woke up in a lab-slash-prison of some sort, and those men guarding the exit probably won't let you by peacefully. As the introductions of Gatamari escapes go, this isn't one of the more elaborate ones, but it certainly serves the purpose of setting up Gatamari Escape 25. Where are you? How will you escape? And just what interest did these men have in you, anyhow?
There's a frail and senile old man, they say, who lives alone on the edge of town and pays for his groceries with gold dubloons... the perfect mark for a trio of goons in this short but supremely creepy freeware indie point-and-click adventure based on the original tale by Lovecraft.
Super fighting robot! Mega Man! Super fighting robot! Mega Man is here again with the Mega Man Legacy Collection! CAPCOM and Digital Eclipse join forces to bring the first six games in the series to the PC for the first time (legally), with all the platforming fun and random difficulty spikes every child of the NES generation will remember. The combination emulation/re-creation is a little shaky in its current form, but overall, this is a museum exhibit of a series that demanded to be preserved for future generations.
Join the Hidden Expedition League of Preservation as they attempt to uncover what is going on in the state of Montana in Hidden Expedition: Dawn of Prosperity, a rollicking hidden object adventure packed to the gills with entertaining gameplay.
Lost and alone in the dark woods our heroine must find her way to sanctuary. With the strength to pull herself up onto the muddy cliffs and the will to descend into the dark caverns finding a way out seems to be a feat feasible until she runs into mysterious goo like monsters who are seeking her out to devour her very soul in this free indie horror stealth platformer.
You live to dig and must dig to live in this short, free indie point-and-click adventure game. Is there something more to this dreary life in this odd world where everyone is so lost with this tedious work?
Furry goodness and a cyberpunk futuristic California set the stage — but don't steal the scene — in Scavenger's endearing, all-too-brief and very human free indie point-and-click adventure.
When you come across a little girl on the side of the road and agree to escort her home, you couldn't imagine the bizarre adventure you're about to set out on in this surreal and unsettling indie horror adventure game. Though short and with some frustrating puzzles, Stray Cat Crossing's gorgeous, creative presentation and heartbreaking story are top notch.
After the brutal murder of her parents, Fran Bow finds herself locked away in an asylum for children, but she's determined to escape and find her beloved cat, Mr Midnight. What awaits, however, is an extremely dark and macabre adventure full of danger and nightmares, and in this thoroughly disturbing indie point-and-click adventure, reality isn't as straight-forward as you might think.
booblyc's popular tower defense series is back for more, as once again you find yourself defending your magical protons from the invading forces of an evil being. Place and upgrade defender towers with different abilities, while dealing with waves of baddies who want to carry your treasure away!
Fill out and mail form letters quickly and accurately in Lucas Pope's time management simulation to gain clients and become the world's premiere provider of heaps of unwanted junk mail select mass-marketing mail services, all made in just three days for Ludum Dare!