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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Release Date: Oct 20, 2016

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October 20, 2016

Rusty Lake: Roots is now available on Steam!

Wow we're relieved Roots is ready for sale on Steam!

We worked all night to get the game ready for you in time, finishing some last translations and walkthroughs. When we published the game on Steam this morning we got really quick feedback on one of the levels: “The Staircase”, where people are encountering a black screen causing them to reset the game. We got this fixed right away so all users can download an update (if you buy it now it's fixed, so no worries). Thanks for the quick feedback!

For all players who experience a small glitch, please try the Reset level option in settings first. If you experience any trouble you can try again. If the reset doesn’t work, let us know (by PM or info@rustylake.com) so we can fix the glitch in an update! If you're stuck you can also check the free walkthroughs on our site, just hit the walkthrough button in settings.

The translations are still in beta, our translators have worked really hard on getting the translations done (without that many context). Please give them a few days to make the right fixes :)

We will keep you updated on the launch on our blog and on social media! Enjoy the game Rusties!

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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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