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!
Bottle Rockets is a sci-fi platform game by James Earl Cox III set to the song "Alberto Balsam" by Aphex Twin. A short artistic work about mothers, daughters, and space, it integrates a glitchy aesthetic quite well into the plot and gameplay, and will generally succeed in making those who play it feel all the feels.
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.
Young women who all look alike have been vanishing all over the city, and the clockwork critters are the least of your worries when a malicious sentient puppet dogs your heels as you try to solve the mystery in this less-than-challenging but wonderfully fun and creative hidden-object adventure.
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.
Robamimi hides clues in plain sight with this clever, clean escape game. You need to find four hidden balls in order to get out, but with some subtle and sneaky puzzles, that's easier said than done.
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 hidden-object adventure offers tons of entertainment bang for your buck with good witches, evil witches, witch hunters, long-lost relatives, mysterious deaths, and a groom that goes missing the day before the wedding. Pop some popcorn and get ready for enough melodrama to fuel a Telenovela for a year!
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.
In this challenging, engrossing, evocative and creative roguelike puzzle game from SpryFox, you find yourself the ranger of a tiny, isolated town, tasked with finding and rescuing the children who go missing each year picking the berries the town exports. With randomized puzzles, stunning design, and a clever crafting mechanic, Road Not Taken is highly recommended.
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.
You arrive at Meadows Town in the middle of one serious storm, only to discover that there's something more going on than downed power lines. With the bodies piling up and one spirit that seriously wants you gone, you'll have to dig deep to uncover the truth in this madcap hidden-object adventure from ERS Game Studios.
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.
Somewhere in a bio-luminescent cavern, a fungal, floating world has come under the assault of a vicious black meteor shower. Fend them off and help the spore-world thrive! In this hybrid shooter/tower defense/clicktoy, destroy meteors with your mouse and watch your planet grow. It'll even fight back alongside you if it grows enough! Stave off the meteors and watch your world bloom!
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.
A slow-paced sniping game that has you dropping targets from hundreds of meters away. Be wary of wind and distance as you draw a bead on each zombie, and curve your bullet mid-flight with the WASD keys to fine-tune each shot.
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.
So, bad news. The city has been overrun by jaguars, and an ancient evil deity has turned your friend into one. No, it's not a fever dream caused by bad takeout, it's the newest campy cool hidden-object adventure from EleFun Games!
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.
When your students find and activate a mysterious artifact, you find yourself responsible for saving another world in this stunning hidden-object adventure. With a lush presentation, cinematic story, and piles of puzzles and minigames, this is one title that aims to give you your money's worth.
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.
Another zombie outbreak! But this time the government has a plan. Nuke the heck out of the city it started in. Only problem is five non-decomposing survivors are still in the city limits. Fight, sneak, and plot your way to the top of the hospital, solve the mystery of the outbreak, and escape within the last hour of Fairfield.
Children have been vanishing every year, and the locals blame the vengeful spirit of a drowned woman. You play an investigative reporter in this colourful hidden-object adventure who doesn't believe the legends are true, but when a little girl vanishes before your eyes, you discover the truth may be stranger than fiction.
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.
The King wants eternal youth, and he wants it now! Now you, his court alchemist, are locked up in your tower with but a single night to discover the Elixir of Life. Study strange brews, mix new potions, and learn the secrets of alchemy in this challenging puzzle game. Just be careful what you drink--there's only one way out of this alive, but plenty of ways out of it dead!
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.
Life as a little green blob becomes a lot more exciting when you encounter a malevolent force out to take over your whimsy-filled cartoon world. But, by gathering up ark seeds, you build a team of doppelgangers who, in a friendlier twist on lemmings-style mechanics, help you solve your way through this puzzle platform adventure.
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!
Alice is able to open portals to other worlds through mirrors, but when a creature pulls her in through one, you soon discover her power could threaten the entire world... and all the worlds connected to it in this gorgeous hidden-object adventure.
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!
Looking for an addictive and incredibly strategic yet easy to pick up multiplayer card game? This turn-based title knows how to do free-to-play right. Available as a free download or on your iPad, it's packed with content and rewarding multiplayer that will keep you coming back for a long time.
- • 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!
A young, acolyte named Corbin, who is training to be a Pictomancer, is called in to restore a very historical painting. But, it's not the paint cracking or fading on this piece that's causing its destruction. Pestilence, a strange mysterious monster, is actively destroying the grand image and Corbin must stop it before the prominent picture is lost forever. Fight the minions of the Pestilence and recover the painting before it claims Corbin himself.
Help Thomas gather his memories while traveling through the surreal labyrinth that is his daydreams. Explore and experience the madness of one lonely child's mind in this free indie horror adventure game.
Larian's massive RPG adventure makes a comeback in a huge way. With an enormous world, challenging and uniquely strategic combat where the elements come into play, and all the humour, sidequests, treasure and surprises you've come to expect, this is one rare game worth its hefty price tag.
(movie trailer voice) "A movie star. A secluded island. A party. A shocking death. Everyone's a suspect on Silvermoon Isle." Come along, detective, we're going to the 1930s! Veronica West, a beloved Hollywood star, died under suspicious circumstances on her birthday. As you interview her guests and look for clues in her huge, wonderful mansion, you'll discover that this case is much more complicated, intriguing and exciting than you could have imagined.
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!
The fun is catching, it's Mousecraft! A zany puzzling mix of Lemmings and Tetris by Crunching Koalas, Mousecraft's whimsical presentation masks surprisingly technical gameplay in its levels. Still, it's quite addictive in that "Okay, one more try!" kind of way.
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!
A canine disease is spreading through the city at a rampant pace. Daryl must find his dog, Tyke, before he too gains the dreaded illness. Help him solve the mystery and perhaps if the plays his cards right, find himself a lady.
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?
Everyone has to do favours for their family sometimes. Yours just happen to involve saving the world from a temporal time anomaly and vengeful deities brought about by the greed of your ancestors... who, by the way, are still alive and kicking since time is now unstuck in this weird hidden-object adventure from ERS Game Studios.
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.)
Play as the Schicklgruber brothers, two boys in a trenchcoat and silly mustache as they stumble and flail their way first to greatness and then to crushing, history-changing failure. Not for those who feel there are some things you just don't joke about.