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Rusty Lake: Roots

Rusty Lake: Roots

Rusty Lake

Start your own family tree in the point and click adventure Rusty Lake: Roots

4.8 Ratings 12K+ Reviews 100K+ Downloads

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Ratings & Reviews

4.8
11.8K+ Ratings
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  • Sep 15, 2020

    By Rayhan Galib
    I should start by telling you that i am a hige fan of the series. One of the main reason i actually bought the game(i haven't paid for a game before) was because i couldn't get enough of rusty lake games. But that was also a problem with this one, there was just too much content. If youce played even simple ones like cube escape :Arles, the stages were far more spacey and mysterious and challenging than in any one of the stages you get in this game even after you pay. Repetitive. Disappointing
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  • I DO NOT want this ride to end Apr 2, 2019

    By Suski33
    In all fairness I’m writing this review before having finished “Roots.” I am a little over halfway through, and am parceling out the remaining chapters like pillow mints, one or two a day to make the experience last - and that ain’t easy, kid. “Roots” has everything...and more. Superb puzzles that feel organic in moving the story along. And what a story - replete with well-crafted characters whose motives and emotions are so bizarrely human. And all achieved without dialogue, only through unique artwork and audio effects. Perhaps it is inaccurate to think of “Roots,” (or any of the Cube escapes) as devastatingly dark comedy, but I do chuckle while I shudder. And the gleeful anticipation I had before playing this game could’ve led to disappointment. But I really should know better than to worry about a letdown when Rusty Lake’s involved. Silly me.
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  • Sep 9, 2020

    By Vladimir K
    Guys. I cannot compliment you enough. The only thing this game leaves me wishing for is your future projects to have an even larger scope (maybe pc?). And maybe for the puzzles to be sliiightly more complex (maybe some extra challenges?). A small "technical" compliment: I was playing on my Samsung Note and it's one of the few games that were really comdortable to play with a pen. Good job.
    more
  • Wow! Dec 28, 2019

    By KstlAutumn
    I previously wrote a review for one of the games in this series (the birthday one) without realizing the games were all connected because I had only played the first - I wrote feeling it was too violent. The suddenness of the storyline (the birthday one) took me way off guard since I didn’t know it was a part of a much larger story. However, after playing through all of the games and finishing off with this one, I’m completely blown away by the level of intricacy and detail invested in this series. I’m actually preparing to go through a grieving process knowing I’m all caught up on them, knowing I’ll have to wait for the white door to continue my infatuation, and knowing that after that, I’ll have to wait for more to be released (if that even happens - ahhh! 😱. Excellent series - I highly recommend!
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  • Jul 27, 2020

    By Laney E.
    I downloaded a random cube escape game when searching for a "point and click" game, and instantly fell in love with the series. As someone who went to school for creative writing and art, I love the weird story and the art style. Playing through the series has helped my anxiety at night when I can't sleep, and sadly I've now I've played all the free and premium ones (and I NEVER purchase games or take the time to review apps). Can't wait to see what you come out with next!
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  • Colorblind beware! Jul 11, 2019

    By Rick.in.ICT
    Firstly, if you are colorblind (or even partially, like me) be warned that several of the puzzles depend on color matching to solve. But that not why I gave it such a low rating, I don’t expect the world to cater to me. I rated the game so low because several of the puzzles just flat don’t make sense. Even after resorting to watching the walkthrough for a couple of them,I was left scratching my head and thinking “ok, but it still doesn’t make sense...” The story is definitely... unique. I will give it that. All around, for the price I don’t feel like I wasted my money. However, I would not recommend it to a friend. If you really like puzzles and need to kill a few hours and the price is under $2.00, eh, just don’t say you weren’t warned.
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  • Love the game... if I could only play it. May 16, 2018

    By Grey_Lyn
    I absolutely love this game. However, I can’t get into my “settings”, without the screen turning black and the app crashing. I can’t do anything, I.e let my screen go into sleep mode, look at another app, etc) without the game crashing. Once I start the game back up, it’s wiped clean. Last night I was at puzzle 24, I believe, pushed through the hours of the night to finish it (in fear of it losing all my save files).. only for it to randomly crash on its own and start me from the beginning.. all. Over. Again. If it would allow ppl to save their progress and not wipe it whenever it wants, I would give it 5 stars. Because it’s an amazing game.. but I can’t keep restarting the same game over and over again and dish out hours upon hours of redos.
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  • I DO NOT want this ride to end Apr 2, 2019

    By Suski33
    In all fairness I’m writing this review before having finished “Roots.” I am a little over halfway through, and am parceling out the remaining chapters like pillow mints, one or two a day to make the experience last - and that ain’t easy, kid. “Roots” has everything...and more. Superb puzzles that feel organic in moving the story along. And what a story - replete with well-crafted characters whose motives and emotions are so bizarrely human. And all achieved without dialogue, only through unique artwork and audio effects. Perhaps it is inaccurate to think of “Roots,” (or any of the Cube escapes) as devastatingly dark comedy, but I do chuckle while I shudder. And the gleeful anticipation I had before playing this game could’ve led to disappointment. But I really should know better than to worry about a letdown when Rusty Lake’s involved. Silly me.
    more
  • Sep 9, 2020

    By Vladimir K
    Guys. I cannot compliment you enough. The only thing this game leaves me wishing for is your future projects to have an even larger scope (maybe pc?). And maybe for the puzzles to be sliiightly more complex (maybe some extra challenges?). A small "technical" compliment: I was playing on my Samsung Note and it's one of the few games that were really comdortable to play with a pen. Good job.
    more
  • Wow! Dec 28, 2019

    By KstlAutumn
    I previously wrote a review for one of the games in this series (the birthday one) without realizing the games were all connected because I had only played the first - I wrote feeling it was too violent. The suddenness of the storyline (the birthday one) took me way off guard since I didn’t know it was a part of a much larger story. However, after playing through all of the games and finishing off with this one, I’m completely blown away by the level of intricacy and detail invested in this series. I’m actually preparing to go through a grieving process knowing I’m all caught up on them, knowing I’ll have to wait for the white door to continue my infatuation, and knowing that after that, I’ll have to wait for more to be released (if that even happens - ahhh! 😱. Excellent series - I highly recommend!
    more
  • Jul 27, 2020

    By Laney E.
    I downloaded a random cube escape game when searching for a "point and click" game, and instantly fell in love with the series. As someone who went to school for creative writing and art, I love the weird story and the art style. Playing through the series has helped my anxiety at night when I can't sleep, and sadly I've now I've played all the free and premium ones (and I NEVER purchase games or take the time to review apps). Can't wait to see what you come out with next!
    more
  • My fave Rusty Lake game / reset explained May 2, 2018

    By RatFink64
    This game is really one of the best but I am stuck at level 22; I inadvertently moved the bandages off screen and now I cannot complete the game because there seems no way to get them back. I am afraid if I reset that the entire game will start over? I tried to contact support but they told me to check the walk through. If I can un-stick this problem I’ll bump my rating up to 5 stars because otherwise this truly is one of the best games around. Just wish I could complete it! Edit: Rusty Lakes support person told me that if you choose to reset from within a level it gives you the option to reset just that level or the entire game. So... problem solved! Now that I’ve finished all the RL games I am hoping there will be a new one in the near future.
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  • Jul 2, 2020

    By Vanity Ski
    This was a good one! Had to look up walk throughs for a few of the puzzles since the end goal for them are not at all clear. Overall, it was worth the few bucks. The creepy pretty aesthetic keeps me coming back to these Rusty Lake games.
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  • STRANGE Dec 21, 2016

    By DelleeComeOn
    Many conflicting feelings after completing this game. I have to say after playing the whole thing, I found the game itself enjoyable, but the story disturbing. It didn't bother me though, it was just sometimes too depressing and unpleasant. But it might bother others. The game itself was okay, as it was long and it did in fact have a story. But I found the puzzles, for the most part, too easy. Definitely not as good as the Cube Escape series. The Cube Escapes were more surreal, scary (not just disturbing), and had harder to solve puzzles that were more fun. Oh well, I guess you can't get everything in one game.
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  • Really disappointed. Sep 1, 2017

    By meeeegannnnnn
    I've played all the cube escape games, and I was excited to play this one, except for one big problem: it doesn't save. EVER. If I click the little settings gear in the top left corner, the whole screen goes black (tried closing and opening the app). I've gotten as far as level 22, and I just went to play again (I've been leaving it running in the background so it doesn't restart), apparently I waited to long and once again, I'm back at the beginning. Super frustrating.
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  • Sep 15, 2020

    By Rayhan Galib
    I should start by telling you that i am a hige fan of the series. One of the main reason i actually bought the game(i haven't paid for a game before) was because i couldn't get enough of rusty lake games. But that was also a problem with this one, there was just too much content. If youce played even simple ones like cube escape :Arles, the stages were far more spacey and mysterious and challenging than in any one of the stages you get in this game even after you pay. Repetitive. Disappointing
    more
  • Aug 10, 2020

    By Joel S
    I played all the free cube escape games from Rusty Lake before trying their paid for games. The paid games are very different experiences, much less puzzle games and more story (but not that much) games. In Roots, you basically have 33 levels, of which a majority are just tapping around some super obvious task. There were a few puzzles in there, just not as much as a regular game. More varied environments and better sound and graphics though. Longer too.
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  • Escape the room type game, eh. May 11, 2019

    By Ncadmin
    At the heart of this game is Escape the Room type puzzles. It’s probably the best of them if you like those games. I particularly don’t. It’s strong points are that it’s got a back drop macabre storyline where the story does move forward in the background as you proceed and while many of the puzzles are different than most and more interesting, it’s still ridden with click-fest mentality bordering on ridiculous room entities such as wood planks that slide up and down a window but aren’t removable but they slide freely as if they’re magically there. You also have puzzles where you need a combination and all you have to do is click some wall picture to get it. To me, that’s not a puzzle, it’s a click-fest. Some are more clever than that but the pattern is there. Escape fans will delight while old-time adventure gamers will turn their noses.
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  • Jul 27, 2020

    By Jo Hannes
    Once again I'm disappointed by a game that I paid for. Why are your free games such nice hard riddles, and the ones you have to pay for feel like a click and point adventure for kids? I mean the art and story is great as always in your games. But it really felt like following orders rather than having to think by myself. Buy this game if you want some relaxing idle game, but not if you want puzzles comparable to the cube escape ones.
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  • Aug 7, 2020

    By Linda Peters
    I really was enjoying this game until I was unable to beat Albert playing chess. I can get to the king but the game won't let me knock the king off the board like it did when Frank was playing the king. So can't finish the game. 😑 It would be great if you could help me with this. 5 stars if I could get thru it.
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  • Colorblind beware! Jul 11, 2019

    By Rick.in.ICT
    Firstly, if you are colorblind (or even partially, like me) be warned that several of the puzzles depend on color matching to solve. But that not why I gave it such a low rating, I don’t expect the world to cater to me. I rated the game so low because several of the puzzles just flat don’t make sense. Even after resorting to watching the walkthrough for a couple of them,I was left scratching my head and thinking “ok, but it still doesn’t make sense...” The story is definitely... unique. I will give it that. All around, for the price I don’t feel like I wasted my money. However, I would not recommend it to a friend. If you really like puzzles and need to kill a few hours and the price is under $2.00, eh, just don’t say you weren’t warned.
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  • Love the game... if I could only play it. May 16, 2018

    By Grey_Lyn
    I absolutely love this game. However, I can’t get into my “settings”, without the screen turning black and the app crashing. I can’t do anything, I.e let my screen go into sleep mode, look at another app, etc) without the game crashing. Once I start the game back up, it’s wiped clean. Last night I was at puzzle 24, I believe, pushed through the hours of the night to finish it (in fear of it losing all my save files).. only for it to randomly crash on its own and start me from the beginning.. all. Over. Again. If it would allow ppl to save their progress and not wipe it whenever it wants, I would give it 5 stars. Because it’s an amazing game.. but I can’t keep restarting the same game over and over again and dish out hours upon hours of redos.
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