Rusty Lake Paradise
Adventure 11 January 2018
Rusty Lake Paradise is an adventure game, in which the player assumes the role of a son of a deceased woman. He travels to his family island that is harassed by ten biblical plagues. The gameplay features exploration, conversations with NPCs and riddle solving.
Rusty Lake: Roots
Adventure 20 October 2016
A point ‘n’ click adventure game developed by Rusty Lake, the creators of the well-received Rusty Lake Hotel. In Rusty Lake: Roots, we assume the role of James Vanderboom who inherited a house and a special seed, which, if sown, will enable him to start his own family. The action is set in the 19th and 20th century, and the player controls three generations of Vanderbooms. Although Rusty Lake: Roots features many references to previous works of the studio, we don’t need knowledge of them to understand the plot. The gameplay is based on exploration of our surroundings and solving logic and environmental puzzles. Moreover, talking with non-player characters is also an important aspect of the game. The on-screen events, the characters, and puzzles alike have a surreal, even dark feel to them. The atmosphere is emphasized by two-dimensional graphics and matching music.
Rusty Lake Hotel
Adventure 14 December 2015
A surrealistic point-and-click adventure game developed by the Dutch Rusty Lake studio. In the game we are taken to a mysterious animal hotel which is visited by five guests. Our task is to “take care” of them properly — kill them, that is. We have to tend separately to each of the five unfortunate guests, shortening their life by various means, for example poisoning. The gameplay mechanics are typical for a classical point-and-click production and boil down to visiting subsequent locations in search of useful items that are necessary to solve puzzles. While playing, we have to exhibit considerable amounts of ingenuity, imagination, perceptiveness, and deductions skills. Rusty Lake Hotel is characterized by relatively simple 2D graphics and a dark, somewhat surrealistic atmosphere.