Rusty Lake: Roots

99 reviews


Developer - Rusty Lake
Version - 1.3.1
Installs - 100,000+
Updated - 29.09.2018
Start your own family tree in the point and click adventure Rusty Lake: Roots


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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(99 reviews)
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A Google User
March 25, 2019

I always enjoy rusty lake games. But saying that, I wish you offered clues. I don't often get stuck but with these games, it's always that I don't know what to do next. Looking at a walkthrough is frustrating as it just tell me what to do. I want to know what I missed too. Even better would clues!

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A Google User
March 15, 2019

This game really does deserve a 5.0 rating. The storytelling is there, graphics, difficulty, atmosphere, a good interface, in short, everything is just right.

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A Google User
March 5, 2019

Top class!

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A Google User
February 24, 2019

Reasonably challenging - everything can be worked out with logic, observation, or some trial and error. Interesting stories used to shape the game. I've enjoyed all the Rusty Lake games and revisited some a couple of times.

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A Google User
February 20, 2019

Probably my favourite Rusty Lake game

Reply :
Thanks for your support!
February 21, 2019
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akram belajouza
April 4, 2019

As usual a wonderful game

Reply :
Thanks akram, your evaluation is much appreciated!
April 19, 2019
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Alex Kravchik
January 8, 2019

Loved the cube escape series. and hated this one. The mystic atmosphere is gone, the quests are trivial, and why the hell am I killing children here?!

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Andreea Costa
April 17, 2019

This game is completely INSANE! I loved Roots more than any Rusty Lake game, this has blown me away!

Reply :
Hello Andreea, happy to hear that you've enjoyed our games so much, thanks for your support!
April 19, 2019
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Angela Laurette
February 21, 2019

Pretty good game. But I'm a bit concerned because it has constantly glitched throughout and now it won't respond to any movements I make in the screen. I have paid for the game please fix this. It takes away the fun of the game.

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Annette Owen
April 25, 2019

Absolutely Brilliant. I just couldn't stop playing. Lots of surprises, some a bit shocking but making the game more enjoyable. Cant praise the game enough.

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April 5, 2019

I just love it! the whole history is amazing!??

Ashleigh Williams avatar
Ashleigh Williams
June 4, 2019

I love the rusty lake games! i recommend this game to any one who enjoys escape games.

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Brian Garwood
February 17, 2019

so good

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Brian Gregory
February 12, 2019

Sometimes frustrating, but majestic piece of escape room horror. was good getting to know some of the backstory if the lake. the game mechanics did get in the way a few times, not alwats being intuitive on how to use objects. overall awesome and recimmened checking out the rest of the rusty lake and cube escape series. i am hooked!

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Happy to hear, thanks for enjoying!
April 1, 2019
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January 8, 2019

fell off my chair...

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January 8, 2019

Genius!! This game was insane! Long enough to keep me interested and didn't stry from the story! This was so well written! Kudos to you guys! Excellent! This was my 10th game, as ive purchased/loaded themm all. You can simply go to their website to see what order they go in... Don't be a lazy whiner, just make the effort to search out the order.. Geez. Anyways im off to play the next one!

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Carol Boddie
February 17, 2019

keeps freezing. had to give up on game

Reply :
Hi Carol, could you try to change the graphics to low in settings? Let me if this doesn't help:
April 1, 2019
Carol Leite avatar
Carol Leite
January 5, 2019

Worth every penny!! Im hooked on Rusty Lake games!! I love games that make you use your head and forces you to look OUTSIDE THE BOX!! I had a blast playing ROOTS!

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Chi Ling Yeung
March 12, 2019

not able to go further in almost the last chapter. even i get the right answer same as walkthrough.but overally ok , could be more difficult

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Chris Greenwood
January 3, 2019

Out of all the rusty lake games, i would say this one is the best and most rich in story and content. The only frustrating piece is the final puzzle which is not logical.