All posts by Jason Withrow

White Door, The

This entry is part 14 of 14 in the series Cube Escape

After the success of previous games in the series, Rusty Lake’s owners founded a new publishing studio, Second Maze, and

Cube Escape: Paradox

This entry is part 13 of 14 in the series Cube Escape

Cube Escape: Paradox is one of the more unusual products in gaming as a whole.  The conclusion to the long-running

Rusty Lake: Paradise

This entry is part 11 of 14 in the series Cube Escape

Paradise is the earliest game in the series to date, set in 1796 on the very island that will one-day

Cube Escape: The Cave

This entry is part 10 of 14 in the series Cube Escape

  Despite development switching over more and more towards the series’ excellent premium games, the Rusty Lake development team still

Rusty Lake: Roots

This entry is part 9 of 14 in the series Cube Escape

Rusty Lake Hotel turned its premium budget towards extra polish instead of extra size, but now that the developers had

Cube Escape: Theatre

This entry is part 8 of 14 in the series Cube Escape

Cube Escape: Theatre (spelled in the European fashion, as the developers are Dutch) is easily the series’ most surreal entry. 

Cube Escape: Birthday

This entry is part 7 of 14 in the series Cube Escape

At the end of Case 23, Dale Vandemeer was plunging through the unknown in a world filled with cubes. Both

Rusty Lake Hotel

This entry is part 6 of 14 in the series Cube Escape

At this stage, Rusty Lake broke the series into two threads. The free Cube Escape games would continue, while a

Cube Escape: The Mill

This entry is part 5 of 14 in the series Cube Escape

After introducing the player to the general plot in Case 23, The Mill throws the player into the deep end

Cube Escape: Case 23

This entry is part 5 of 14 in the series Cube Escape

While the plot of a murdered woman was introduced in Cube Escape: Seasons, it was left on hold in all

Dracula 4: The Shadow of the Dragon / Dracula 5: The Blood Legacy

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Dracula: The Resurrection

  The Casual Adventure genre created by studios like Big Fish Games is something of an odd beast, mixing traditional

Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Dracula: The Resurrection

  Dracula 3, the series’ only standalone entry, emerged out of the fog a whole eight years after the previous

Dracula: The Resurrection / Dracula: The Last Sanctuary

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Dracula: The Resurrection

  The Dracula series of 3D Adventure games has a curious pedigree.  With an un-searchably common title, and differing publishing

13th Doll, The

After 90s FMV drove head-long into the wall of reality, Trilobyte Games had a lot of trouble making a sequel

Torpedo Range

Torpedo Range is one of those forgotten Game Boy games that only seem to have existed for a few seconds

Cube Escape: Harvey’s Box

This entry is part 4 of 14 in the series Cube Escape

Rusty Lake returned to continuity for their fourth title, Harvey’s Box.  This is an especially strange one at first glance:

Cube Escape: Arles

This entry is part 3 of 14 in the series Cube Escape

Cube Escape: Arles marks something of an odd point for the Cube Escape series, as the game appears to have

Cube Escape: The Lake

This entry is part 2 of 14 in the series Cube Escape

Cube Escape: The Lake starts you right off in the in-universe Rusty Lake, playing an internally unidentified character attending the

Cube Escape: Seasons

This entry is part 1 of 14 in the series Cube Escape

Room Escape games are one of Flash gaming’s most enduring legacies, having made the jump not only from browser-exclusive territory

Half-Minute Hero: The Second Coming

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Half-Minute Hero

The second Half-Minute Hero game, The Second Coming, focuses entirely on Hero 30 mode. Thankfully, it includes changes meant to

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