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

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

We will unfold the Rusty Lake story one step at a time. So check every day for new content and follow us: @rustylakecom.

What’s New

Version 1.2

Thank you for playing Rusty Lake: Roots! We fixed a few bugs in this new version.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
86 Ratings

86 Ratings

smallsteve ,

Another great contribution to the collection

Have played all of the games and loved all of them. Puzzles are just at the right level and I like the graphics and dark nature that is used throughout.
The format of this one is slightly different to the others, but it still works.
Got stuck on the final puzzle out and even though I watched the walk-through, I still don’t understand the numbers that were achieved. I also got stuck on the Ouija board, but that was down to the font that was used all the surname and I think the surname should be made a little bit easier to read as it wasted many hours of my time.
Other than that, great game and highly recommended.

Aron le Baron ,


Nobody can say this isn’t great value for money, that’s for sure. The touble I have with it is that a lot of the difficult puzzles are confusing in the wrong way. It’s not so much the puzzle-solving processes themselves. They have their own internal logic for the most part, even if the results are gruesomely unexpected. It’s where to start a lot of them that’s the problem.
You’ll often be in a scene with little or no relevant equipment thinking ‘well, what do I do now?’, and it turns out that the way you get the ball rolling is to do something you wouldn’t have thought of if you stared at the screen for a week, because the cues just aren’t there. It’s annoying using walkthroughs that make you think ‘how on earth was I supposed to guess I should do THAT?’ before you’ve even found out what the meat of the puzzle actually is. Once you get going though, it’s all good macabre fun...
With no coherent plot and an abrupt ending.

Sheff2412 ,

A lesson in style and originality

I've played all the rusty games and was so happy to come across another. I agree some of the puzzles were quite easy but there were still a couple of head scratchers with a huge sense of achievement at working it out. The game designers are so brilliant at new ideas I loved the ouija board. It's story is macabre but marvellous and I love how the characters run throughout each game, Owlman and Mr Crow I salute you!


Rusty Lake B.V.
104.8 MB

Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish

Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
© Rusty Lake B.V.


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