Experience the beginning and end of characters' lives and build your own family tree! Rusty Lake: Roots is the second premium point-and-click adventure by the creators of the Cube Escape series and Rusty Lake Hotel.
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Very Positive (56) - 96% of the 56 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date:
Oct 20, 2016

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Includes 2 items: Rusty Lake Hotel, Rusty Lake: Roots


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June 8

Rusty Lake: Roots Achievements are now available and more news!


We're very happy to announce that we finally got the long-awaited Steam achievements working for Rusty Lake: Roots. We choose a total of 16 different achievements for you to unlock. Downside is that we are a bit afraid that your progress will be lost when you update the game; this happened before with previous updates and we don't have a solution for this yet.
Sorry you guys needed to wait so long for us to add the Steam achievements... It was a big technical challenge for both the Windows and Mac version. We hope it all works now correctly, if you encounter any issue, please email us at info@rustylake.com

The Cave and a new Premium project

Next to this we are continuously working on new content. At te end of March we launched a new free game in the series:
Cube Escape: The Cave. It has a lot of connections with Roots and you can find out more what is happening in Rusty Lake.

We are now working on a bigger premium game again, which we are very excited about, stay tuned for updates on our blog.

Rusty Lake Hotel & Roots Bundle

We also made a bundle available for both Rusty Lake Hotel and Rusty Lake: Roots, if don't have both games you can buy them now as a bundle with a 15% discount.

Store languages

Not but not least we added 14 languages for the store, if you see an error in your language, please let us know :)

Thanks for your support !!
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“I heartily recommend you get Rusty Lake Hotel for a mere £1.60, as well as Rusty Lake: Roots for two quid. And then splurge on the amazing free Cube Escapes, each of which adds to the Rusty Lake universe in a peculiar way. You’ll be so glad you did.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“Rusty Lake: Roots is an excellent follow-up to Rusty Lake Hotel—grander, grimmer, and more gruesome than ever. The Rusty Lake games are quickly carving out a niche as my favorite point-and-click series of the modern era, with a bold confidence underpinning their unconventional and inventive world. I highly recommend picking up the pair for a night or two of surreal horror.”
4/5 – PCWorld

“That payoff is the same as any great Rusty Lake game: the ability to lose yourself in the strange and disturbing events unfolding before you. An empathy for and understanding of even characters that don’t speak a word. A frustration and then exhilaration at solving brain-burning puzzles. And an increased appreciation, love, and fear of Rusty Lake and its shadowy, timeless inhabitants. Roots just happens to have all of this in an even larger, longer package; with more lives on the line; and more reasons to book your stay.”
4.5/5 – GameZebo

About This Game

James Vanderboom's life drastically changes when he plants a special seed in the garden of the house he has inherited. Expand your bloodline by unlocking portraits in the tree of life.

Rusty Lake: Roots is the second premium point-and-click adventure by Rusty Lake, the creators of the Cube Escape series and Rusty Lake Hotel.

Key features:

  • Pick-up-and-play: easy to start but hard to put down
  • Unique storyline: experience the beginning and end of characters' lives and build your own family tree
  • More than 33 levels: the biggest Rusty Lake game so far is filled with puzzles
  • Full of suspense and atmosphere: switching from calm to very dark moments
  • Immersive soundtrack: each level has its own theme song and variations
  • Achievements: the tree has more secrets to unravel

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP/Vista/7,8, 10
    • Processor: 1.8 Ghz Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct X 9.0c compatible video card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
    • Processor: Intel Mac 1.8 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 120 MB available space
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