Sometimes it's not so bad to rely only on yourself. Especially when there are multiple versions of you lying around, and they can freeze in space in time to become useful platforms and stepping-stones for you to get around on. Help one man... er, men... escape from the dark place he... er, they have become trapped in. Never has the phrase "pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps" been so literal as it is in this thematic puzzle-platformer.
The popular arcade series is back with a third installment! Beat pinatas and sell the candy they drop to earn upgrades... the better to beat them harder! Though it might be too simple for some, it's colourful and oddly addictive, and a fine way to indulge your sweet tooth.
no1game's latest escape game has a very simple setup... you're in a convenience store, and you can't get out, so track down the ten familiar little green men to help show you the way! Short and very silly, this one is on the light and easy side, suitable for a pit stop of your own.
Clifford's pipes have gotten all rearranged but he needs that fresh cool liquid fast so swap the pipes positions as quick as you can in this simple but cute puzzle game, also available free for iOS and Android!
The Doodles are coming! The Doodles are coming! Defend your paper kingdom from the invading undead in this lane-based tower defense game. Although its setup looks familiar, this game places a big emphasis on upgrading your units and exploring their different abilities! Stop giant zombies, prisons with legs, and angry tanks from ruining your day. Take back your inky domain!
Bugs make the world go 'round in this creepy crawly incremental idle game. All you have in the beginning are piles of growing larvae, but with enough of them you can make drones to gather meat, and with enough of them you can make queens to create powerful attack bugs, and with enough of THEM... well... you get the idea.
In this latest point-and-click puzzle game from no1game, one little girl's mother thinks she's big enough to do the laundry all by herself, and she's written down a list of all the items to find and what she needs to do with them. You'll need to search the house for the clothes, which is easier said than done with puzzles and codes in your way, and then follow the rest of the instructions!
Combine elements to create the next highest tier in this simple but elegant match-3 puzzle game that incorporates elements of Tetris. Though nowhere near as full-featured as its upcoming commercial cousin, it's clean, addictive, and surprisingly clever.
Don't let the artwork and the colour palette bring you down! Yonashi serves up a short but very sweet escape game that shows you exactly why people love their cute and clever games to break up your day without taking a lot out of it.
Tammy Jo knows she could do a better job than the hotel's in-house singer, Neel, who's been driving customers away for years, and her boss is finally giving her a chance to prove it in this quirky point-and-click adventure from Carmel Games.
This physics puzzle game has you lobbing scrolls of enlightenment towards the ignorant masses. Bounce them off walls and platforms and use rocks to activate levers to better reach each faithless convert.
The monkeys are back, wandering through a pink wonderland in search of the only thing that could possibly make them happy in this Valentines themed point-and-click puzzle game... a whopping seventy fluffy Valentines bunnies, who are hiding absolutely everywhere!
Help a young woman reclaim her family's wealth and reputation in this indie twist on the classic solitaire formula. With different card obstacles, unlockable power-ups, and more, Regency Solitaire doesn't invent the wheel, but it polishes it to a mirror sheen with 180 levels and a simply sweet storyline.
Martin Kool returns with another addictive minimalist puzzler! In this companion to addictive hit 0h h1, figure out how many blue dots are on the field by using the numbers others display when they "see" other blue dots in their row or column, but remember... red dots block their view!
Running around an apocalyptic landscape your only goal in mind is those flickering doors. Pitfalls dot the land ahead of you and the only other living things only seek your death. Can you find your way to your mysterious goal?
Cyberkat is a digital kitty in a high-tech world, and he's got a hankering for some seafood! Help him hunt down digital fish, crabs, scallops, and more in this side-scrolling shooter.
Who says you'll never make a million bucks? With Hyper Hippo's super silly incremental idle game, you'll make a LOT more than that, starting with lemonade stands and working your way up to oil companies and more... with a few managers, upgrades, and heavenly investment, of course.
If your idea of relaxing is to be trapped inside an escape game thanks to Mr. K, Tesshi-e has your back with another game that will have you waking up your brain if you ever hope to crack some of its codes.
Martin Magni's cyclopean robot has been tossed down a garbage chute for not measuring up, but if you give this beautiful, charming little physics puzzle game for Android and iOS a try, you might just find Odd Bot totters right into your heart.
What do cats dream of when they sleep? According to this adorable game originally made in just five days for a competition, it's all about strange and unexpectedly challenging platforming through a surreal Metroidvania-style world.
TomaTea provides yet another lovely, mellow escape, though why you'd ever want out of this cozy cafe with its well-stocked bar, desserts, presents and flowers is beyond me! Though it may appear simple, there's more than meets the eye, and this one has puzzles enough to make for a fine and mellow bit of relaxation no matter what time of day it is.
What better way to show someone you care this Valentine's Day than by making them a special box of chocolates? But the little girl in this extra cute point-and-click puzzle game from no1game could use some help finding everything she needs on her list!
This incremental game features the very foundations of reality itself as your currency. Click to buy subatomic particles and generate atoms which you can use to spend on more and more complex forms of matter as you go. Protons and neutrons give way to blood cells and coffee beans. A fascinating educational game.
Blink and you'll miss it, but this point-and-click puzzle game, developed in just 48 hours for the 2015 Global Game Jam, still has a clever handful of levels where figuring out what you're supposed to be doing is part of the fun!
Tsure Game 5.2 is a short but satisfying escape-the-room by Paradise Kung Fu. You're trapped underground with only a plain white box. Point and click to experiment with the gadgets and puzzles all around the cube if you want to earn your freedom. It's not as simple as it seems!
The monkeys are back on another Western adventure, and this time they've got their eyes on some treasure! In this cute point-and-click puzzle adventure, search the hills and the nearby town to find what the monkeys are after.
This isn't your ordinary breakout game! Impulse! features gorgeous graphics, differently styled animated levels, and tons of power-ups. It will keep you engaged whether you're going for the high score, or just want to experience all the levels.
In this cute, short escape game from no1game, you're a prince who's sick of having someone follow you around all the time and never getting a moment to yourself. Find a way out of your room to evade your bodyguards and enjoy some "you" time!
Tiny vampire, meet tiny vampire hunter! In this creepy Metroidvania adventure, explore a dark and spooky castle for new skills, secret passages, and power-up hearts, in order to take down its dangerous overlord. The twist? Although it make be huge to our hero, this entire castle fits on a single screen! But just because you can see everywhere you need to go doesn't mean this adventure will be easy, and the local monsters would still love to make a meal out of you. Maybe size really DOESN'T matter...
Turn-based RPG roguelike meets Russian roulette in this clever minimalist browser game that's still in development. Hop around different quadrants filled with monsters and items, but the catch is you never know which tile you'll land on! How far can you go before you die?
iOS puzzler Dwelp is everything a good minimalistic puzzle game should be... sleek design, clever concept, and no ads or in-app purchases whatsoever. All you have to do is link up all matching coloured dots in each level. Easy... right?
Created in 48 hours for Global Game Jam, this wonderfully daft physics puzzle game/simulator has you assembling furniture. Yes, that's right. Use the mouse to snap each peg into each hole and watch your mangled lamps and coffee tables gradually take up your room.
Those vile eggs are always coming up with some way to bunk up the place. Apparently in the last three games your efforts weren't enough and now the population of dino eggs is at an all time high. Time for you to thin the crowd and save us all from the overpopulation of eggs with faces in this physics puzzle.
Summoned to a strange and magical world and informed you're the "Chosen One", only you can prevent a disaster from spilling over into all connected realms in this gorgeous hidden-object adventure with a flair for the fantasical and epic.
A wizard sets out one dark night to lay to rest all the monsters and undead lurking across the land in this short and simple but very sweet classic action adventure also free for iOS and Android. Though it may not prove much of a challenge, its pitch-perfect retro feel will appeal to any nostalgic gamer.
Mr. Y loves escape games, as you well know, but did you also know he loves the classic anime Detective Conan? You'll need to do some detective work and deductive reasoning of your own in order to triumph over this challenging escape by Tesshi-e!
No matter what time of year it is, a TomaTea escape is always worth celebrating, and though this Christmas themed game is a little smaller than their usual titles, it's got all the charm and cleverness fans have come to love and expect!
Pine Games' traps you in a very Hollywood hacker's lair in this stylish escape game, also free for iOS and Android! With codes and equipment strewn throughout the room, will you ever get out before they instagram our firewalls and hack our internets?
I spy with my little eye, a lovely and serene puzzle game for your iOS. Rotate and combine shapes to cast shadows that craft different shapes on the wall in this elegant game. Despite some repetition and fiddliness, Shadowmatic is a beautifully presented title that's made for quiet evenings.
Help Joe navigate a bewildering but beautiful neon world in this short and surreal point-and-click puzzle game... it may be low on difficulty, but it most certainly is not low on charm or style!
Aliens have landed in Mexico, and they've transformed an entire city into a retro video game! It's up to a band of plucky geeks with gaming know-how to drive out the extraterrestrials and save their town. This shooter takes inspiration from classic games like Contra, so you'll be running and gunning through platforming stages as you shoot down your alien foes. But did we mention your weapons are things like corn chips and ham?
Elio's lovely, serene puzzle game is back for more as you alter the grid before you using various tools to try to recreate the faded overlay shape. It's trickier than it sounds, since you can only use the tools in the order they're provided to you, and with 50 more levels, it's enough to make for a satisfying break for any puzzle fan.
This platform game boasts fun physics, deceptive puzzles, and a grinning cubic protagonist who can split into smaller chunks to accomplish his goals. Optimism is infectious, isn't it?
In this follow up to the popular and perplexing puzzle platformers, guide two little children through a mind-bending, topsy-turvy landscape, where the biggest challenge isn't just figuring out where you are, it's figuring out which end is up!
If the level isn't working out for you, just break it apart and mix it around in this cute puzzle platformer from Bombocracker that may remind you a little of Continuity. Hit switches to power doors or remove hazards, and line up a pathway to freedom!
Space is a robot... a detective robot! So naturally when a bunch of cows are stolen from their space barn he gets called in to set things straight in this very silly point-and-click puzzle adventure from Carmel Games.
Need a new rage fix? Switch is what you need for all your high difficulty, platform, puzzle game needs. Help the little bot get to the exit, by switching the light in his head to activate or deactivate his surroundings.
A clever send-up of RPG traditions, this Ludum Dare game has you launch your little band of heroes across the fields of each mystical region like pinballs, bouncing off trees and mountains and towns as you go.
You're trapped in a room with no memory of how you got there and must get out. Only there isn't any screwdriver here. No puzzles and most importantly no door. All you can do is think in this clever, short incremental game made for Ludum Dare.
Puffy Shirt Morgan is going to burn Cap'n Marcela's island to the ground at dawn... unless you can help her find a solution in this quirky point-and-click puzzler from Carmel Games!
Running a shopping mall is all fine and good, but don't you wish it was a little more... forsooth-ish? Little Giant World returns with another cute and addictive simulation game, and this time, they're getting Medieval up in here!
One little vampire still wants to see the sun, more than anything else in the world. And he's willing to brave an entirely new spooky castle in search of the secret that will let him do it! He can still turn into a bat to fly around dangerous stakes, knives, and other obstacles, but this time he'll also be lifting crates and solving a bevy of puzzles. After putting both his reflexes and his brain to work, surely he'll find that day-walking potion this time... Right?
Howdy, pardner! Our monkeys are a mite unhappy yet again, and only one thing will cheer them up in this short, silly point-and-click puzzle game! PencilKids delivers another wonderfully executed coffee break of a game, despite some content issues that may rub some the wrong way.
All of the fairies in the blocky nature park have been kidnapped! Now it's up to the park's awesome, awesome ranger to get them back. Why is this ranger so awesome? Because the entire world revolves around them! While you can normally move left and right, you can flip your world to change what directions "left" and "right" are, and explore new dimensions. Run and jump through three dimensions, and get all the fairies back to your spaceship!
You're coming home after your first visit to a shrine in 2015 only to find you can't find your house key and nobody else is home to let you in! Hunt around to find items you need, solve puzzles, and track down those ten little dudes in this silly, fun escape-the-outdoors game from no1game!
It's time to defend the grove and protect your gems yet again in this engaging tower defense game. Strategically plan what upgrades to purchase each level to open up high level towers to hold back your attackers. Guard multiple pathways at a time to keep your treasure safe!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
Free for iOS and Android, Chompy takes you through a whopping 250 levels of classic match-3 bubble popping puzzle gameplay.
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.