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Cube Escape: The Cave

Cube Escape: The Cave

Rusty Lake

Escape the Cave and explore Rusty Lake in this free room escape game!

4.7 Ratings 86K+ Reviews 1M+ Downloads

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  • I cave it 5 stars Jun 20, 2019

    By Czech-it-out!
    Each cube escape game seems to get a little better: more interesting, more involved, more “Oh my!”... IMO, this one took it up a couple more notches with greater puzzle interaction, greater depth of story, greater length, and, of course, an extra helping of “I can’t believe that just happened!”. For me, it was insanely fun, and even though there were a couple things I didn’t quite understand, I still managed to get through it without any help, so I’m feelin’ like I’m ‘on top of the cave’. To boot, the end of this one leaves you with an ominously creepy feeling about what’s coming next. I can’t imagine how they’re going to top this one, but fortunately, I don’t have to, cuz I’m getting ready to download the next one. I’m already savoring the anticipation😋.
  • Jun 21, 2021

    By Meme Dealer
    I love the cube escape games and this is no exception but I was a bit let down by a glitch I came across. I had gotten to the stage where you'd receive the third cube from matching the TV screen but once I'd completed it the game wouldn't give me the cube. I'd clicked on it to receive it but the game didn't give me it and It was gone from the collection area. A little bit annoying as I was quite far into the game but up until that point it was quite enjoyable.
  • Jul 20, 2021

    By DRAGONFRUITLION GAMING
    Loved it. The sounds and graphics were great, also it was pretty hard! I definitely recommend this game to people who can figure things out.
  • insanely good Jan 18, 2019

    By Val S Salas
    Incredibly well made. Although it’s not my most favorite cube escape, this was still really up there on the list because of how well the game was made. I absolutely adored the additions of how you could interact with things. The graph bit where you had to find a point and travel there by changing the direction and moving forward was also a nice touch, along with the book and how you had to look at one thing and figure it out gradually. Very well made, I have no doubt paradox will be just as good if not better.
  • Won’t let me click the “To Be Continued” button at the end May 13, 2020

    By litlboche
    I know this a little dramatic but I couldn’t necessarily finish the game. There was a glitch at the end where I couldn’t click the “To Be Continued” button. I would really like to be able to finish it because I’m trying to complete every one of the games and I was already stopped by this glitch. I know I technically finished the game but my OCD is just kicking me in the leg. I give a 4 star since this game is just amazing. I would give it a 5 star but I really want to finish the game. I already tried resetting the level and it still doesn’t work.
  • Jul 1, 2021

    By Toufic Nasr
    Honestly I've searching for escape room games, i stumbled upon your Detective Paradox one. I certainly enjoyed it, since then i play your games. Keep up with the good work.
  • Some of the best games I’ve ever played. Jul 25, 2018

    By 011sEggos
    I am so happy that I found these games. They are far more in-depth, puzzling, challenging and overall superior to other “escape room” apps. The story is so interesting, the puzzles are amazing, and the games are just fantastic. I love the new “clues” feature in this one, and I definitely think that should be in all future Rusty Lake games. These are fantastic games for anyone who wants some really great puzzles. To the people at Rusty Lake, fantastic job. Keep doing what you’re doing. Can’t wait to see what comes next!
  • Jul 30, 2021

    By Frenk S
    5 stars for good games but unfortunately tapping on Laura's picture does nothing, everything done except this one
  • Amazing Series May 21, 2019

    By Jerk butt
    There are too many people giving this game low scores because they think there is a glitch preventing them from progressing. Trust me, these aren’t glitches. I was stumped on a couple of the same things mentioned, but I stuck with it and realized I was missing something. This is an amazing series, and this episode is one of my favorites. So ignore the reviews claiming they can’t finish because of what they believe are glitches and keep trying to figure out what you might be missing if you get stuck
  • May 8, 2021

    By JasArtStudios
    Really enjoy these puzzle games. The passion and the effort really show. Great work.
  • I cave it 5 stars Jun 20, 2019

    By Czech-it-out!
    Each cube escape game seems to get a little better: more interesting, more involved, more “Oh my!”... IMO, this one took it up a couple more notches with greater puzzle interaction, greater depth of story, greater length, and, of course, an extra helping of “I can’t believe that just happened!”. For me, it was insanely fun, and even though there were a couple things I didn’t quite understand, I still managed to get through it without any help, so I’m feelin’ like I’m ‘on top of the cave’. To boot, the end of this one leaves you with an ominously creepy feeling about what’s coming next. I can’t imagine how they’re going to top this one, but fortunately, I don’t have to, cuz I’m getting ready to download the next one. I’m already savoring the anticipation😋.
  • Jun 21, 2021

    By Meme Dealer
    I love the cube escape games and this is no exception but I was a bit let down by a glitch I came across. I had gotten to the stage where you'd receive the third cube from matching the TV screen but once I'd completed it the game wouldn't give me the cube. I'd clicked on it to receive it but the game didn't give me it and It was gone from the collection area. A little bit annoying as I was quite far into the game but up until that point it was quite enjoyable.
  • Jul 20, 2021

    By DRAGONFRUITLION GAMING
    Loved it. The sounds and graphics were great, also it was pretty hard! I definitely recommend this game to people who can figure things out.
  • insanely good Jan 18, 2019

    By Val S Salas
    Incredibly well made. Although it’s not my most favorite cube escape, this was still really up there on the list because of how well the game was made. I absolutely adored the additions of how you could interact with things. The graph bit where you had to find a point and travel there by changing the direction and moving forward was also a nice touch, along with the book and how you had to look at one thing and figure it out gradually. Very well made, I have no doubt paradox will be just as good if not better.
  • Won’t let me click the “To Be Continued” button at the end May 13, 2020

    By litlboche
    I know this a little dramatic but I couldn’t necessarily finish the game. There was a glitch at the end where I couldn’t click the “To Be Continued” button. I would really like to be able to finish it because I’m trying to complete every one of the games and I was already stopped by this glitch. I know I technically finished the game but my OCD is just kicking me in the leg. I give a 4 star since this game is just amazing. I would give it a 5 star but I really want to finish the game. I already tried resetting the level and it still doesn’t work.
  • Jul 1, 2021

    By Toufic Nasr
    Honestly I've searching for escape room games, i stumbled upon your Detective Paradox one. I certainly enjoyed it, since then i play your games. Keep up with the good work.
  • Some of the best games I’ve ever played. Jul 25, 2018

    By 011sEggos
    I am so happy that I found these games. They are far more in-depth, puzzling, challenging and overall superior to other “escape room” apps. The story is so interesting, the puzzles are amazing, and the games are just fantastic. I love the new “clues” feature in this one, and I definitely think that should be in all future Rusty Lake games. These are fantastic games for anyone who wants some really great puzzles. To the people at Rusty Lake, fantastic job. Keep doing what you’re doing. Can’t wait to see what comes next!
  • Jul 30, 2021

    By Frenk S
    5 stars for good games but unfortunately tapping on Laura's picture does nothing, everything done except this one
  • Amazing Series May 21, 2019

    By Jerk butt
    There are too many people giving this game low scores because they think there is a glitch preventing them from progressing. Trust me, these aren’t glitches. I was stumped on a couple of the same things mentioned, but I stuck with it and realized I was missing something. This is an amazing series, and this episode is one of my favorites. So ignore the reviews claiming they can’t finish because of what they believe are glitches and keep trying to figure out what you might be missing if you get stuck
  • May 8, 2021

    By JasArtStudios
    Really enjoy these puzzle games. The passion and the effort really show. Great work.
  • Feb 28, 2021

    By Lewis Wallin
    I've thoroughly enjoyed all other Rusty Lake titles I've played, so I was more than a little surprised by the mediocre experience I had playing The Cave. There were plenty of times where I got stuck because the gameplay was very unintuitive and it just wasn't clear what I was supposed to do next. I ended up having to watch a walkthrough video because the hint button was greyed out whenever I actually needed a hint. Finishing the game felt more like a chore than anything else in the end.
  • Good but broken Oct 26, 2017

    By Travellightning10
    The game is amazing overall, but I cannot finish it. I made it though the first room, but then when I have to direct the angler fish, the fish doesn’t move in any direction whatsoever. I got the ink from the squid, but now it won’t even let me place the ink in its spot. I’ve tried everything from the walkthroughs to the hints and according to both, I’m doing the right thing, but they do not work when I try to do them. The game is still amazing in every way, but lessens it’s goodness by this simple broken puzzles.
  • Unfixable glitches and poor touch detection - too frustrating Nov 22, 2020

    By Soulsmear
    Interesting visuals and subject matter (or it seems to be interesting) can’t make up for bad gameplay. When the controls don’t work, it’s frustrating but you can forgive it. But when you encounter a game-breaking and ending glitch after you’ve been playing for a long while, well, that’s an insta-delete. If it hadn’t been free I would be a bit more upset. Either way, I don’t think it’s worth your time.
  • Can't Finish May 14, 2017

    By Warriorcat28
    Look, I love these games, but there's a glitch in this one that makes it impossible to finish. With the part with the fish, the fish WILL NOT swim in the right direction towards the tube. I have watched video walkthroughs to see if I'm doing it right, yet the fish WILL NOT swim right. They change directions every so often, but no matter what I do or when I reset the app, it won't work. Please fix.
  • Broken app Feb 22, 2018

    By Whishuwerehear
    These games are really fun when they work but this one is broken. When I try clicking on the compass like the hint says, nothing happens. It did respond for one click and then nothing. I’m deleting it. If I see that this is fixed I’ll gladly download and play again but as it stands this is a broken toy on a shelf.
  • What the ...? Jan 3, 2021

    By Bryceeeeeeeeeeeee
    I’ve enjoyed some of the other Rusty Lake games but this one makes no sense...no rhyme or reason to the puzzles. Even the hints don’t help. Just plain frustrating. Glad it was free because I deleted after about 15 minutes.
  • Fun but broken Sep 26, 2018

    By Jasada
    This is my second attempt at playing the cube escape games and I am stopped again by a glitch. Cant get the key out of the box on the table. Please fix so I can finish the game.
  • Broken Oct 27, 2018

    By wut3v34
    I want to love it but I’ve had several glitches, some you can get around but some make it so you can’t continue to play. Needs to be fixed.
  • There are glitches Apr 1, 2020

    By By msg
    There are glitches I can’t get the key , I would love to continue playing the game is there any way you could fix it ?

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  • I cave it 5 stars Jun 20, 2019

    By Czech-it-out!
    Each cube escape game seems to get a little better: more interesting, more involved, more “Oh my!”... IMO, this one took it up a couple more notches with greater puzzle interaction, greater depth of story, greater length, and, of course, an extra helping of “I can’t believe that just happened!”. For me, it was insanely fun, and even though there were a couple things I didn’t quite understand, I still managed to get through it without any help, so I’m feelin’ like I’m ‘on top of the cave’. To boot, the end of this one leaves you with an ominously creepy feeling about what’s coming next. I can’t imagine how they’re going to top this one, but fortunately, I don’t have to, cuz I’m getting ready to download the next one. I’m already savoring the anticipation😋.
  • Jul 20, 2021

    By DRAGONFRUITLION GAMING
    Loved it. The sounds and graphics were great, also it was pretty hard! I definitely recommend this game to people who can figure things out.
  • insanely good Jan 18, 2019

    By Val S Salas
    Incredibly well made. Although it’s not my most favorite cube escape, this was still really up there on the list because of how well the game was made. I absolutely adored the additions of how you could interact with things. The graph bit where you had to find a point and travel there by changing the direction and moving forward was also a nice touch, along with the book and how you had to look at one thing and figure it out gradually. Very well made, I have no doubt paradox will be just as good if not better.
  • Jul 1, 2021

    By Toufic Nasr
    Honestly I've searching for escape room games, i stumbled upon your Detective Paradox one. I certainly enjoyed it, since then i play your games. Keep up with the good work.
  • Some of the best games I’ve ever played. Jul 25, 2018

    By 011sEggos
    I am so happy that I found these games. They are far more in-depth, puzzling, challenging and overall superior to other “escape room” apps. The story is so interesting, the puzzles are amazing, and the games are just fantastic. I love the new “clues” feature in this one, and I definitely think that should be in all future Rusty Lake games. These are fantastic games for anyone who wants some really great puzzles. To the people at Rusty Lake, fantastic job. Keep doing what you’re doing. Can’t wait to see what comes next!
  • Jul 30, 2021

    By Frenk S
    5 stars for good games but unfortunately tapping on Laura's picture does nothing, everything done except this one
  • Amazing Series May 21, 2019

    By Jerk butt
    There are too many people giving this game low scores because they think there is a glitch preventing them from progressing. Trust me, these aren’t glitches. I was stumped on a couple of the same things mentioned, but I stuck with it and realized I was missing something. This is an amazing series, and this episode is one of my favorites. So ignore the reviews claiming they can’t finish because of what they believe are glitches and keep trying to figure out what you might be missing if you get stuck
  • May 8, 2021

    By JasArtStudios
    Really enjoy these puzzle games. The passion and the effort really show. Great work.
  • Don’t cave, you’ll get it! May 31, 2021

    By SirenKnight
    Thanks for another deep victory! I love every Rusty Lake game. Thank you for making them inventive, dark, addictive, and entertaining. When I start one, I can’t put it down until I finish. I’m glad you have the you tube walk throughs, though I try not to use them, you do get stuck sometimes. I prefer logic t o trial and error and most of the puzzles can be logic’d. Thank you, I can’t wait for another one. I wish you would do more after quests, like in roots, I really enjoyed going back for more!
  • Feb 23, 2021

    By Luqmanul Hakiem
    Best puzzle game to date. I enjoyed every puzzle. Pretty creepy if you ask me, but satisfying. Good job devs! Definitely worth the time.
  • Won’t let me click the “To Be Continued” button at the end May 13, 2020

    By litlboche
    I know this a little dramatic but I couldn’t necessarily finish the game. There was a glitch at the end where I couldn’t click the “To Be Continued” button. I would really like to be able to finish it because I’m trying to complete every one of the games and I was already stopped by this glitch. I know I technically finished the game but my OCD is just kicking me in the leg. I give a 4 star since this game is just amazing. I would give it a 5 star but I really want to finish the game. I already tried resetting the level and it still doesn’t work.
  • Feb 25, 2021

    By Travis Ruetenik
    Good game! Quite hard, kind of scary and mysterious. Would be nice to have a puzzle-by-puzzle hint system rather than just a YouTube walkthrough. I'll try the other games!
  • Engaging, haunting Feb 12, 2019

    By Certified Vampire
    While the controls were a little clumsy, the game itself was extremely good. The puzzles required attention to detail. They seemed to be simple – dragging the player into the trap until they could not just put it down, compelling them to work their way out. Even the help was not hopeless spoiler. For that matter, the game itself leaves one wanting more! I really cannot wait for the next installment. Bravo, Rusty Lake! (And what the hell was with that shark?)
  • Can’t click to be continued Jun 25, 2020

    By 4754sage
    I love this game so much! It’s so fun and intriguing but when I finished the game it said “to be continued”, and I couldn’t click it which makes me sad because I would love to finish it. I don’t know if it’s because they are still working on the continued part or if it’s a glitch? This would definitely be a 5 star game if there wasn’t that to be continued part.
  • Played almost all of them Jul 15, 2019

    By Tigger.221
    I have played almost all the Rusty Lake games in a few days time. They are challenging and entertaining. Glad that they have walkthroughs just to give me a little nudge when I am completely baffled. Weird slightly gruesome stories but figuring out the puzzles is what I like about them.
  • Harder than usual May 19, 2019

    By Northerngong
    This one is a little bit more complex than the others. It’s making me do math and I don’t appreciate it. Otherwise the whole inspired by Twin Peaks thing is great. The puzzles are challenging to say the least and I’m completely stuck on the submersible because, like I said, math. Great game in an entertaining series.
  • Great escape the room game Oct 22, 2017

    By B3agl3one
    Time well squandered! The mini games could be a bit more logical but on the whole some excellent puzzling for all ages. More please!
  • Can’t click TBC? Jun 24, 2020

    By qhduc6(:48
    ‘An unfinished game is like a half finished love affair ‘.. the To be continued button doesn’t work in mine either.
  • Jun 21, 2021

    By Meme Dealer
    I love the cube escape games and this is no exception but I was a bit let down by a glitch I came across. I had gotten to the stage where you'd receive the third cube from matching the TV screen but once I'd completed it the game wouldn't give me the cube. I'd clicked on it to receive it but the game didn't give me it and It was gone from the collection area. A little bit annoying as I was quite far into the game but up until that point it was quite enjoyable.
  • Feb 12, 2021

    By Steve of the Woods
    The submarine absolutly stumped me, I struggled even with the hints and had to rely on a walkthrough, but everything else about this game was fantastic! I thought the man might be the grandpa from the Birthday game, and I was suprises to find Mr. Crow!
  • Avoid Nov 20, 2020

    By blainechorton
    All of the other Rusty Lake games are fantastic. This one has a glitch though where tentacles appear and then disappear and you can’t fill a bottle you need to progress. Very frustrating. Buy one of their other games instead.
  • Can’t take the key Oct 22, 2017

    By seahorsemonkey
    I cannot seem to take the key from the the little box on the table, I’ve tried tapping and swiping at it but it will not go into my inventory which seems to be halting the story and I can’t progress :(
  • Frustrating Oct 22, 2017

    By mykall57
    The game is fun all in all but the I can’t use the microscope no matter what I do. Hope they fix that and every other bug I haven’t been able to even come across
  • Hints 👎🏻 Jun 1, 2019

    By Biyxtren
    Disappointed that there are now hints. Wish there was some way to toggle them off, but I couldn't find an option.
  • Hate the ads. Apr 8, 2020

    By bye69420
    Would rate it higher if you could pay to get rid of the obnoxious ads.
  • Bug Feb 9, 2020

    By User13468
    There is a glitch at the end. The clue is a different number than what works on the machine. Otherwise great game!
  • Good and broken Jan 20, 2018

    By Disappointed mama123
    The angler fish does nothing I used the hint and nothing happens fix this or or help me know what to do
  • Feb 28, 2021

    By Lewis Wallin
    I've thoroughly enjoyed all other Rusty Lake titles I've played, so I was more than a little surprised by the mediocre experience I had playing The Cave. There were plenty of times where I got stuck because the gameplay was very unintuitive and it just wasn't clear what I was supposed to do next. I ended up having to watch a walkthrough video because the hint button was greyed out whenever I actually needed a hint. Finishing the game felt more like a chore than anything else in the end.
  • Fun but broken Sep 26, 2018

    By Jasada
    This is my second attempt at playing the cube escape games and I am stopped again by a glitch. Cant get the key out of the box on the table. Please fix so I can finish the game.
  • Good but broken Oct 26, 2017

    By Travellightning10
    The game is amazing overall, but I cannot finish it. I made it though the first room, but then when I have to direct the angler fish, the fish doesn’t move in any direction whatsoever. I got the ink from the squid, but now it won’t even let me place the ink in its spot. I’ve tried everything from the walkthroughs to the hints and according to both, I’m doing the right thing, but they do not work when I try to do them. The game is still amazing in every way, but lessens it’s goodness by this simple broken puzzles.
  • Unfixable glitches and poor touch detection - too frustrating Nov 22, 2020

    By Soulsmear
    Interesting visuals and subject matter (or it seems to be interesting) can’t make up for bad gameplay. When the controls don’t work, it’s frustrating but you can forgive it. But when you encounter a game-breaking and ending glitch after you’ve been playing for a long while, well, that’s an insta-delete. If it hadn’t been free I would be a bit more upset. Either way, I don’t think it’s worth your time.
  • Can't Finish May 14, 2017

    By Warriorcat28
    Look, I love these games, but there's a glitch in this one that makes it impossible to finish. With the part with the fish, the fish WILL NOT swim in the right direction towards the tube. I have watched video walkthroughs to see if I'm doing it right, yet the fish WILL NOT swim right. They change directions every so often, but no matter what I do or when I reset the app, it won't work. Please fix.
  • Broken app Feb 22, 2018

    By Whishuwerehear
    These games are really fun when they work but this one is broken. When I try clicking on the compass like the hint says, nothing happens. It did respond for one click and then nothing. I’m deleting it. If I see that this is fixed I’ll gladly download and play again but as it stands this is a broken toy on a shelf.
  • What the ...? Jan 3, 2021

    By Bryceeeeeeeeeeeee
    I’ve enjoyed some of the other Rusty Lake games but this one makes no sense...no rhyme or reason to the puzzles. Even the hints don’t help. Just plain frustrating. Glad it was free because I deleted after about 15 minutes.
  • Broken Oct 27, 2018

    By wut3v34
    I want to love it but I’ve had several glitches, some you can get around but some make it so you can’t continue to play. Needs to be fixed.
  • There are glitches Apr 1, 2020

    By By msg
    There are glitches I can’t get the key , I would love to continue playing the game is there any way you could fix it ?

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