It might be billed as a five minute escape, but depending on how easily you find and decipher clues in TomaTea's latest lovely trap, that might not be so true! Regardless of how long it takes you, this one is every bit as clever and satisfying as you'd hope.
Plexus revisits a classic nursery rhyme with their latest jigsaw puzzle, as you swap and rotate pieces to assemble the scene, but with the edges of each piece anything but obviously defined, you'll find this one is as sneaky as the rest.
Plunge down into the sewers for platforming fun with a plumbing protagonist (though maybe not that Italian one you've heard so much about). This hero carries a tank of pressurized water on his back, and it lets him run, jump, and even fly! Aim the nozzle and fire streams of water to move in the opposite direction. Master this unusual form of locomotion, and survive the sewers!
Alexia Crow, protagonist of QuestTracers' series of point-and-click adventures makes a choice and becomes a hero in Alexia Crow: The Pandora's Box. This concluding chapter of the trilogy contains many of the positives and the negatives of previous installments: gorgeous art and interesting puzzles marred by a clunky interface. But fans of the series should definitely be glad to see how this story ends.
Short, sweet, and perhaps a bit too simple, this latest installment of Funkland's escape series traps you in a very frilly parlor indeed, and you'll need to find items with lizards on them before you can get out.
Mateusz Skutnik takes his popular point-and-click puzzle series to the streets of Venice, where crisp photography enlivens the beautiful black-and-white locale as you scour every inch to find ten gnomes before your ten minutes are up.
Your human minions have failed you! Time to turn to the undead to gather up your needed sacrificial cows. Keep your minions on their toes as they dodge around the enemies to capture the poor bovine.
Purge a planet of demons in this simple yet lovely sliding puzzle game, as you control two spirits who move at the same time and must collect sparks to banish evil without destroying themselves in the process!
Take up the mantle of a gun-toting swordsman bunny rabbit in the Binding of Issac inspired roguelike, Demons Down Under! With eight unique weapons, upgrades galore, and a whole slew of demonic enemies to take down, this game will keep your paws on the keyboard and your whiskers at attention for a while!
Fix the Sun is a puzzle platfomer by DB based around a unique gameplay mechanism that will have you flitting and flipping a ray of light all over the place. Very much reflex-based, with a number of levels that will take a half dozen deaths to get through, it's not a game for the easily frustrated. But those who press on will find it very rewarding.
- • Candy Rooms No.15: Crimson Red Modern
- • Chicks Hide and Seek 20
- • Escape from the Room of the Alphabet Picture
When you need to getaway from it all, Weekday Escape is the place to go. This week FunkyLand is back with another gorgeously whimsical Candy Room, Yuri's adorable brood has played hide-and-seek with their school supplies, and Yomino Kagura brings another room full of puzzles, plain and simple.
Chain-reaction action gets oh-so-adowwable in this simple-yet-sweet arcade game. You have one click with which to explode as many of the cute, boxlike Chisai as possible. Luckily, they have a whole range of crazy abilities to help you along! Launch spikes, arrows, snowstorms, dynamite and more as you set off chains of Chisai, and watch the sparks fly!
Help Jellydad save his family and become a hero in Jellydad Hero, a puzzle platformer new from Snail Bob developer Andrey Kovalishin. Though a little slow moving, Kovalishin's knack for physical comedy and not-too-difficult challenge shine through as much as in his other series. Other developers should definitely be jelly.
The monkeys are back for more, with seventeen stages of point-and-click puzzles of varying types and complexity, including some minigames, and a new weepy monkey to dress up for your amusement, you weirdo.
Lo.Nyan has created another room escape game with gorgeous aesthetics and logical puzzles, sprinkled with whimsy and surprises to make explorations fun. This time around you need to bake cookies to escape: gather items and clues to decipher the codes until the door key is found. There are two endings as well, so use the new Save feature to find both.
Sharpen thy blade and gird up thy loins for there is a dungeon to be mastered! Strategically plan your way through the floors to reach the top and stop the unspeakable evil that awaits. Though just a demo, this dungeon crawler packs in hours of fun.
Tap this crazy little box through obstacles, around dangerous lines, and solve puzzles to reach the always desired, dotted line across the screen. Each level has a new twist and new ways to make you grind your teeth.
An online platform game that pits you against the "ghosts" of players who've run the course before you. Use the arrow keys to jump, dodge and collect gold as you avoid lava pits, skeletons and the ever-sliding view.
Play around in Max's clone lab and test out his new machine by solving puzzles. Use your clones as stepping stools and button pushers but make sure they get back, as you find your exit, to prevent a time paradox.
Trapped overnight in the history museum, if you want to escape you'll need to solve puzzles and craft some pretty darned clever tools in this short but sweet game also available free for iOS and Android.
Building off the success of games like Triple Town, Threes!, and 2048, Letter Monsters puts a cute (and fuzzy) new face on combine-three grid games. Re-learn your A-B-C's across over sixty levels of strategic sliding, and use eight unique boosters to help yourself out on iOS, Android, and in your browser!
- • Find the Escape-Men 117: Load Runner
- • Escape Another Nightmare
- • Cute Duckling 3
No1Game's latest episode continues the classic arcade game theme, this time with some morbid implications. Meanwhile, welcome Self Defiant to our weekday escape spotlight with another atmospheric asylum adventure. But if you need more smiles than that, Minoto should brighten your day with the cutest baby water fowl in the world!
Skip's landed in Finland in this point-and-click adventure from Carmel Games, and he's desperate to meet the famous "sauna guru"... but first he'll have to perform a few weird tasks as you travel around to actual locations and maybe learn a little in the process.
From the creators of A Dark Room comes a match-3 puzzle game with a twist. Combine and collect resources to build, but what happens when the sun goes down is another matter.
You know kids. Always wandering off and getting trapped in mines full of explosives and teleporting ladders and whatnot. In this cute, simple puzzle game made in just a week, you'll have to memorize where danger lies if you want to get the kids out safely.
A top-down action shooter by Modern Boys Production, BLACK IV: Time for Revenge is basically just about a stickguy shooting a bunch of other stickguys, occasionally in slow motion. And that's more than fine! An unrepentantly goofy and escapist throwback, BLACK IV keeps the bullets flying and the trigger fingers itchy.
Things are getting curiouser and curiouser as we continue our way through FunkyLand's version of the Alice in Wonderland story. This time around it's five dodoes you must find before you can escape-the-room. The room being a stately hallway with lots of doors but no apparent way out. Very strange. Alice may have cried a pool of tears to be stuck in such a pickle, but if you're resourceful, you'll soon find your way through.
Man the cannons in this fast paced and chaotic defense shooter as you blast down waves of increasingly tenacious and powerful viking warriors, unlocking spells and traps as well as upgrading your equipment.
While camping, Bik is abducted by an extraterrestrial aircraft and so sets off on a 2D point-and-click adventure in the style of Space Quest and other beloved classic games. Soon he's joining forces with the aliens he befriends aboard a space freighter to battle bad guys and, hopefully, someday find his way back home. You can help and have fun while talking to numerous characters, solving story-based puzzles and completing the adventure from multiple perspectives.
As you well know, a law enforcer's best weapon is their... lunch? Hmmm. In this simple and simply silly physics puzzler, feed different foods to the sheriffs to help them knock all the baddies offscreen and collect all the stars.
Your greatest magic trick will be surviving, as you must guide yourself and your creepy dopplegangers past swords, daggers, spikes, sawblades and more to reach the exit in this puzzle platformer.
It wasn't the ice age that made the dinosaurs disappear, and in this cute-yet-bloody and frantic platform arena shooter, you'll learn that they'll not down for the count yet! Lead your dino squad against deadly enemies and unlock new weapons and abilities.
This educational game has you rotating tiles to reflect streams of colored photons, trying to aim them towards the crystals at the end. Numerous obstacles block your path so you'll need every ounce of your intelligence if you want to succeed.
A twine interactive fiction game where you play as someone living with depression, developed by Zoe Quinn, Patrick Lindsey and Isaac Schankler, Depression Quest hopes to offer empathy and sympathy for what can be a very painful condition. Some awkward prose is balanced by its ambitiousness in subject matter, and makes a convincing case for how games can help us all understand each other better.
A puzzling twist on the smash-hit game, each level asks you to stack and combine blocks to make the highest number in as few moves as possible... with a couple challenging rules.
Draw simple line patterns and watch them repeat across the screen, trying to connect each colored circle. Your pattern will "bounce" off the sides of the screen but beware the upper and lower borders, and the black holes on the way.
School's back in tomorrow, and you haven't finished any of your homework! Lucky for you, you found a flier for a "homework finishing service", and all you need to do is click around to find ten little green men hidden in your house, which totally isn't alarming at all.
The owner of the local Tea Shop has been murdered, and it is up to the world's greatest detective to crack the point-and-click adventure case in Sherlock Holmes: The Tea Shop Murder Mystery. Its a work that's designed to appeal more to fans of Carmel Games' other works rather than the Conan Doyle, as it were. But with that in mind, there's quite a bit of fun to be had: the acting is campy, the puzzles are goofy, the humor is silly.
Trounce everything from gnats to camels to restless spirits with your diverse party of adventuring heroes in this RPG-themed incremental game with a retro aesthetic from Trampoline Tales.
Turns out zombies and skeletons don't make very good manual labor when they're trying to eat your face. Command an army made up of different powerful units across levels that will challenge and limit you in this tricky yet smart real-time strategy defense game!
Most of us know not to explore shady abandoned asylums. Well... everyone except you, apparently. Trapped inside the Arendel Asylum, you'll need to search for items, solve puzzles, and gather orbs to escape in this ambitious but rough-around-the-edges game from Selfdefiant.
Create designs, in this simplistic puzzle game, by following the actions each level gives you and thinking a bit outside the box. Add, subtract and invert the glowing little boxes to match the goal shape while enjoying the serenity of the music and peace of the game.
Stolen Sword is a gravity-bending puzzle platform game by NowGamez about a knight whose quest to retrieve a stolen sword will have him bouncing from ceiling to floor. A high difficulty level may make it off-putting to some, but overall the game's puzzles have a nice sense of logic to them that is satisfying to complete.
Baby it's cold... inside? Hmm. Trapped with an expectant looking polar bear and a whole lot of buttons, you'll need to get some fresh perspective to find your way out of this short yet cute escape game from Yonashi.
Jump back into more silly stealth in this pack of levels for the popular, charming puzzle platformer. Steal lab coats, grow enormous plants, wield fishing rods, and more as you nab all the key-cards, flip all the switches, and evade every guard and security camera on the way to the exit.
Ready to take a dive into the wild and woolly world of particle physics? In this clicktoy, you're the head of a research laboratory and you're looking to make your mark on the world! You'll start off with just yourself, but as you do new research and the grant money comes in, you'll be able to hire new staff, grow your laboratory, and make world-shattering discoveries! Hopefully not literally, because this equipment is expensive...
When they say books take you places, they usually don't mean literally, but Bob's bedtime story traps him in another world filled with magic and danger. You'll have to deal with ghosts, doppelgangers, trolls, and much more as you puzzle your way through inventive stages in the latest installment of the popular series!
Evil sketches are forming waves (that's the worst)! Draw your hero and slash through their doodled bods with your trusty ink pen. Travel to different pages and fend off against unique bad guys or just battle it out in survival mode.
You know the old saying. It takes a bunch of flowers to raise a village. Or... something like that. In this simple yet clever match-3 based hex puzzler, place and combine different tile types to turn them into new ones and keep the board clear for as long as possible. Watch out for zombies!
Nitrome has done it again! Launch your little character across the map and knock your opponents out of the ring in this one-button game that's easy to learn but hard to master. You'll need quick reflexes and good aim if you want to survive.
Battle mythological creatures and advance your experience levels in this unique hybrid of idle clicker and tabletop role-playing games from the days of yore. The game runs by itself, but you'll have to manage your upgrades, inventory, skills and more to truly succeed.
A sparse room, ten hidden coins. How hard can it be to find them all? As it turns out, pretty darn hard in this latest from Tesshi-e. With hidden codes to crack and puzzles galore, including some funky inventory management, this one might prove more of a challenge than usual.
Available free or pay-what-you-want, this gorgeous indie visual novel dating sim starts you off in a new city filled with a wide variety of people. Shy Conor resists the efforts of outgoing Oli to get him to date, flighty Lily is desperate to save the family business, and more. Though on the short side, it's a fun, smile-inducing romance game with a ton of charm.
Descend into a dungeon with your brother Erasmus in this strange Twine text adventure, again and again and again and again. Failure is often the only way forward, so explore and experiment if you expect to uncover any of the game's endings, much less the real one.
You've got a cave of wondrous treasures, a boy, and his bazooka. Blast your way through 15 levels of treasure hunting mayhem, using your explosive cannon in a variety of creative ways. Add to that a difficulty curve that's firm but forgiving and you've got a fun time-destroyer. You simply can't deny a good bazooka.
Times are rough for the working robots, they need commands and fast! Help them achieve their goals before the time runs out. Command and plan to ensure the growth of your little robot colony.
We're all mad here... oh, sorry. Trapped. I meant, trapped. In this first installment of a new series of escape games by prolific developer Funkyland, you're stuck in a rabbit hole with a unique decorative scheme, and you'll need to find a certain amount of bunnies to escape.
In the final chapter of the terrifying point-and-click adventure series, you've gone even deeper into your dreams to try to escape from them and the creatures holding you captive. Danger lurks around every corner in this game that will give you chills and make you jump.
You're down to your last two clean items of clothing: a lime green crop-top and a pair of sweatpants. That means it's laundry day. For Aries Escape, that also means you'll have to figure out the secret codes to operate the washing machines and then, clean clothes and accessories in hand, solve the puzzles to escape.
Roguelike strategy meets Dance Dance Revolution? This gorgeous, addictive indie game proves it can be done, and done amazingly well! When a young woman's heart is stolen by an evil necromancer, she must descend deep into his crypt, moving and slaying unique beasts to the beat. Play with your keyboard, controller... or USB dance mat!
Tomorrow and Yesterday, an HTML5 simple idea puzzler by Firecaster, combines a simple and elegant presentation with clever and challenging time travel puzzles, making it a great time both at home or on the go.
You're working off your debt to a crime lord by stealing cars for him, but things are a little weird in this chaotic racing game. You'll have to make it to the garage before time runs out in each level, but with rings of fire, giant basketballs, cops with electrifying rockets and more, this ain't your grandpappy's car chase.
Check out the world under the sea in this relaxing physics puzzler, the second in what should become an excellent series. Guide your submarine past traps and dangerous creatures to find stars and treasure chests.
Get by with a little help from your friends in this tower-defense game of apocalyptic proportions. Find other survivors with unique abilities as you try to cross town, holding off zombies in each level and capturing command points to place down new defensive units.
Tense, realistic, and gorgeously rendered, this tower defense/strategy hybrid puts you in command of a defensive force in several real world battle zones. Upgrade your units and deploy choppers and planes for maximum strategic effect.
Possessing humans and stealing souls is all in a day's work for one demon. Too bad there's a human wizard trying to stop him from doing it! Now he'll need to gather enough souls to have the strength to challenge the wizard in battle! As a demon, you'll be zipping along the ground and finding the best path to get to the humans. But once you enter a human body, you'll be pushing blocks, potions, and buttons and collecting gems on your way to the exit!
You have exactly one shot at this fantastic atmospheric adventure game, made for the 2014 Indie Game Maker contest. Help Niko, a whiskered boy with glowing yellow eyes, to bring the sun back to a mysteriously broken world. You'll find a few surprises along the way, but don't look up any spoilers!
In this bizarre point-and-click adventure/escape game, your generator has run out of fuel while you're trying to watch TV. Your talking generator, who is also a head. That's not the weirdest thing you'll see in this surreal yet oddly intuitive game that will creep you out while keeping you oddly intrigued.
Kevin's a wizard without a face, but that last part is sort of a surprise to him when he wakes up one morning and looks in the mirror. In this puzzle game, Kevin will pursue the thief across deadly stages filled with enemies he'll have to defeat using symbol-based spells he'll unlock as he goes.
It's freezing outside, and all these mammoths want is to be inside their igloos, which are... warm... somehow, I guess? Click to unfreeze and REfreeze both the beasts and elements in each level in order to get them home and nab all the stars in the process. It takes more timing and thought than you might believe!
- • Fruit Kitchens No.9: Grapefruit Yellow
- • Escape from the Three Colored Diamonds Room
- • White Night
This week's escapers' curation contains some reliable standards as well as a few surprises from FunkyLand, Yomino Kagura, and Sneedle (teamed with No1Game). It comes with a money-back guarantee to please whether you like looking for fruits in a whimsical kitchen or would rather stick to pure puzzling simplicity or prefer a point-and-click style adventure with bewildering charm.
Work your way through to get deeper into Hell to make it back to your home. Take on odd jobs from smashing important statues, collecting magical items, saving smaller demons, or just the good old slaughter to earn your way across the hellish dimensions..
Something's gone horribly wrong aboard the legendary Nautilus. All the power's gone out, and you're the only crewman left alive! But there's still hope for this submarine, and if you can get it started once again, you'll be able to escape it! Using your wits (and the items on board the submarine, of course), plot a course for survival and make it back to the mainland!
Slow, relaxing, and surprisingly tricky, this puzzle game has you slide quadrants of images around to achieve the desired picture. Enjoy the smooth elevator music while you do so; it's like a vacation for your brain.
It's been raining for forty days and forty nights, and M. Critter's home is seriously losing ground (as it were). But that jerk Noah won't let him on the ark! Thank goodness Critter's got an assortment of fantastical kicking machines he can use to launch himself toward the boat. Bounce off bats, get spiked on thorns, and shoot yourself out of a giant robot's arm cannon to reach the boat and give that Noah a piece of your mind!
Destroy all monsters! Use the environment to your advantage in this physics puzzle game, knocking down walls and activating machinery, all to get each disgusting monster in range of your deadly laser gun.
In this whimsy-doused escape game from Yonashi, you'll do some slicing, snipping, trimming and chopping to reveal the clues you need to solve puzzles and open cupboards, all in the quest to obtain new ways to cut things down to size in a search for the exit key. The challenge is enough to make you think while the fun visuals will paste a smile on your face throughout the gameplay.
Cat + Laser Robots = Everything the Internet Ever Wanted in Purrmageddon, a fun arcade sidescrolling rail shooter by Ice Fix Games. While more explanation and customization would have been preferred, Purrmageddon is still a fancy feast for the eyes and ears.
The monsters are here!... well, I mean, they're just sort of standing around, usually in close proximity to dangerous materials. But still, they're monsters, so you should probably figure out how to blast them all in this colourful physics puzzler.
One room, one view... right? The creator of the popular and enormous Find the Escape-Men series gives an escape game an unexpected twist in this short but clever game that will fit right into your lunch break.
Gleefully pick off a roomful of unfortunately-placed nefarious henchmen with just a few well-placed billiards-like trick shots in this embarassingly-safisfying physics projectile puzzler. With everything from grenades to insane Tesla guns, you've got a lot of tools for the job.
A space-based real-time strategy title harkening back to the heyday of the genre, this game offers a simple interface and difficult execution. Combine, divide, and flank your way to victory across 25 levels of sci-fi combat.
Kitteh monster can haz candiez nao? Red and Green are two adorable catlike creatures with a love of candy, and they need your help to collect the sweets of their matching colors! Take control of a googly-eyed cannon and fire balls of fluff into the landscape, to push around blocks, carts, candies, and even our heroes themselves! With a good eye and a steady hand, unite them with their favorite colors of candies!
Once again a familiar door in a brick wall appears as Tesshi-e goes back and re-imagines an early escape in the fabulous Mild Escape series. Though short and a little easy for what you might expect, it's a sweet little diversion. Don't forget your happy coin!
Hold on to your hard hat and start digging in this entertaining mining puzzle game. Collect the three crystals on each level while avoiding enemies and spikes, and keeping companions safe. And if that weren't enough, you've got to do it all with a limited number of moves. Can you make it to the exit alive?
Save the world, one coin and one click at a time! Inspired by games like Cookie Clicker, this cute and polished clicktoy will run by itself in another page or tab once you get things going. Defeat monsters and earn cash to buy new heroes and their powerful abilities, working your way through different maps and taking on timed bosses.
The mini monkeys have gone missing again, and you suspect the evil galactic empire might be to blame! Probably because they were last time. Solve simple point-and-click puzzles and look for codes in this cute, short sequel to the sci-fi original.
Mutants! Zombies! Lumpy faces galore! Despite some bumps in its execution, this turn-based strategy game inspired by Zombotron, Xenosquad, and even Fallout is still a solid little title good for casual fans and newcomers.
Fans of zombies and sepia tinged art rejoice! Hyptosis has come out with another installment of humorous horror with Riverside. Taking place in the same continuity of his popular Sagittarian series of games, Riverside is a faster, almost parodiac take on the apocalypse. It won't win over those cold on the Choose Your Own Adventure style, but fans of Hyptosis' work will find it a fun bit of comedy.
Return to the scene of the TomaTea's first poolside escape, this time eschewing a day in the sun for an evening of moonlit puzzling fun. Rather than looking for a key to that locked gate, you'll need to build the perfect cocktail. Seek out clues, decipher codes and complete a picross puzzle to gather the ingredients.
Go West, young orange, go West! These adorable citrus fruit are looking for a home where the buffalo roam, but they're being followed by a nasty rain cloud just doesn't know when to quit! In this installment of the popular physics puzzle series, cover up the cowboy oranges on the lone prairie. Make sure all of them survive the spiky monsoon!
You Were Made For Loneliness, a Twine narrative adventure by the Tsukareta author collective, weaves a tale of memory, the post-apocalypse, regret, murder, and in its own skewed way, love. It's a disjointed presentation, heavy on experimentation, but those who love exploring and piecing together a narrative from many component parts will find it a very intriguing experiation.
Think outside of the box in the short, but delightfully "broken" platformer, Glitch Lab. Find and exploit the glitch in each level to reach the door, but try not to play by the rules!
Like her namesake in One Thousand and One Night, Scheherazade Williams is a story-teller. Fresh off her latest success, and two new Holly Awards, she opens her email to discover that it's not enough for her bosses at Narrative, Inc.--they want more, and they want it now! But after 500 stories for this commercial enterprise, the well of new stories has run dry.
How many developers does it take to make a puzzle game? Um, well, apparently a few dozen at least, as Yoshi Ishii teams up with a whole slew of other talented creators to craft levels for this latest installment in the popular Hoshi Saga series. Just find the star to proceed, though unfortunately some stages (which can be skipped) do require you to be able to read Japanese to win.)
Hope you're being paid well, because this job sucks! They have you working in one seriously dark and freaky warehouse. Good thing it's just your imagination that the walls are closing in... right? Push switches and avoid monsters in this tricky turn-based puzzle, but plan your path, because every four steps brings those jaws nearer...
Connect the stars in this minimalistic yet challenging puzzle game. Click your blue dot around each constellation, earning points to form basic geometric shapes. Don't repeat yourself!
There's not much going on in this square room but for a smattering of furniture and eight framed pictures. But, when we're talking about Tesshi-e, that's all that's needed for another fantastic escape full of congenial shenanigans and lots of puzzle solving.
Though some people may find it hard to watch at times, this short interactive visual novel/story takes place over one night in 2010, as the narrator's boyfriend urges him to come out to his parents. Make your choices, but do so carefully, since everyone remembers everything you say.
Get crafty with this intriguing blend of match-3 game and alchemy puzzle. Drop crafting items like thread and cloth two at a time into the playing field. When three things combine, they become a bigger, better item! Keep matching and combining items until you're rockin' the most fashionable wardrobe of all!