The Past Within 12+

A co-op adventure

Rusty Lake

Designed for iPad

    • €2.99



Note: The Past Within is a co-op only game. Both players need to own a copy of the game on their own device (mobile, tablet or computer), as well as a way to communicate with each other. Play together with a friend or find a partner on our official Discord server!

The past and future cannot be explored alone! Team up with a friend and piece together the mysteries surrounding Albert Vanderboom. Communicate what you see around you to help one another solve various puzzles and explore the worlds from different perspectives!

The Past Within is the first co-op only point-and-click adventure set in the mysterious world of Rusty Lake.


▪ A co-op experience
Play together with a friend, one in The Past, the other in The Future. Work together to solve the puzzles and help Rose set her father’s plan in motion!
▪ Two worlds - Two perspectives
Both players will experience their environments in two different dimensions: 2D as well as in 3D - a first-time experience in the Rusty Lake universe!
▪ Cross-platform
As long as you can communicate with each other, you and your partner of choice can each play The Past Within on your preferred platform: Mac, PC and Nintendo Switch!
▪ Playtime & Replayability
The game contains 2 chapters and has an average play-time of 2 hours. For the full experience, we recommend replaying the game from the other perspective. Plus you can use our replayability feature for a fresh start with new solutions to all puzzles.

What’s New

Version 1.4

The Past Within - Update

To celebrate our 9-year anniversary as Rusty Lake, we’ve added a connection between Underground Blossom and The Past Within in the form of a secret mini-game. Check out our platforms to see how to establish a connection between The Past and The Future and unlock this secret mini-game in The Past Within.

Patch Notes 1.4

- New secret: A secret mini-game that can be accessed through information found in the latest Underground Blossom update!
- Small bug fixes

Thank you for your support!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

Adamgoone ,

Super cute

Definitely worth a go, only took an hour or so to complete but was lovely!

lommol15 ,

Decent game but steep for a one shot

Interesting concept with a good premise. However as two people need to buy it you’re essentially paying almost $8 for a game you can only really play once. When starting it seems to give the option of 2 modes (bee or butterfly), but really they’re the same thing.

PimpChimpinnnn ,

Amazing game

Glad I spent my money on this

App Privacy

The developer, Rusty Lake, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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