Rusty Lake: Roots

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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.


- 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

Click on the arrows, drag or swipe to navigate around the environment. Some objects you can drag. Interact with people and objects by clicking. Select found items in your inventory and click somewhere on screen to use them.

Please email us at if you are experiencing any problem. For all players who experience a small glitch, please try the Reset level option in settings first, if this doesn't work, let us know so we can fix it in an update!

We will unfold the Rusty Lake story one step at a time. So check every day for new content!

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Sep 29, 2018

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13.8K reviews
lil fella
November 25, 2022
I love this entire series lol. The only problem I had with Roots was the last level (William). More than once, the game would freeze up while I made different combinations while trying to make the elixir. I would need to restart the game, only to find several items I've ready made are gone. It was just a little daunting to redo them so often. Other than that, fantastic game. Well-thought out and a few puzzles had me stumped. Great job, Team Rusty Lake!
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Rusty Lake
December 5, 2022
Thanks for playing Rusty Lake Roots lil fella, so sorry to hear that you've had an issue with the last level. But thanks for letting us know, we will take this into account and try to fix it in the next update.
A Google user
September 27, 2018
Pros: Story. I really enjoyed the depth of this game compared to the others. The story, told in snapshots of time, developed strong characters and a narrative that I wanted to understand. Similarly to Birthday, the game emotes uneasiness, a feeling of dread and mystery without being obtuse. That is impressive considering that there is little animation or dialogue. By the end, I didn't want to leave these characters and the after game surprise was a perfect gift. Cons:. Gameplay. This is the first game where the developers use the scroll right/left control. I did not have a smooth experience with this method of movement on my mobile device. I had to strain my eyes to view some of the puzzles and there were times that I simply could not see what I needed to see. The puzzles were just as difficult and logical as the other games in the series. I appreciated that most of the multi-step puzzles kept the progress you made as you completed steps outside of the actual puzzle to solve. Overall, an excellent work the price of admission.
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Laney E.
July 27, 2020
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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Rusty Lake
September 7, 2020
Thank you, Laney, for your support and lovely review! We're so happy to hear that our games have helped you out during difficult times. You can follow us on social media @rustygamescom to see what we're working on next or join our community on Discord: to help pass the time. Have a wonderful day!

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