Experience the unique puzzles and critically-acclaimed stories enjoyed by tens of millions of players. Investigate cryptic clues, unravel a mystery, and solve puzzles in beautifully illustrated adventures!

Save a fantasy kingdom in Cursed Crown. Play as Princess Nimue in her quest to save her people. Learn magical spells such as the ability to see through walls or super-size plants. Make decisions that influence the outcome of the story on your quest.

Solve a murder mystery in Trapmaker. Play as Detective Kate Gray and walk in her shoes as you investigate a mysterious murder. Interrogate suspects and use your own cunning to discover everyone's secrets.

Escape a ruined city and stop a hurricane that threatens the world in Dark Ruins! A team of archaeologists crash-land in the jungle and rediscover a forgotten, cursed city. They’re quickly swept into a 500-year-old mystery that threatens to flood the world again. Can our heroes outlast the night and save the world? Will they go mad when science and magic collide? What -- or who -- must they sacrifice to survive?

Use your observation skills, deductive reasoning, and cunning to solve our puzzles. Collect treasures and tools in your inventory, find clues, and enjoy a brilliant escape room experience from the comfort of your mobile device.

Play our entire game for free! You can support Haiku by purchasing a hint if you’re stuck, but you’re never forced to. And no - we don’t create impossible puzzles so you’re forced to pay. Better yet, we never show ads while you're immersed in the game world.

Adventure Escape has been played by tens of millions of players and has a >4.5 star average rating. Game critics like AppPicker, TechWiser, AndroidAuthority, and AppUnwrapper have picked Adventure Escape games as the best escape room game.

“I'm obsessed with your games, I've played them all. No other games are comparable. Please come out with a new one! Great job!"
"I just love your games. I hope you continue making such games. They are just amazing, exciting, thrilling and not that tough that you lose interest in the game!"
“These are the absolute best escape room games on the App Store!”

We're an indie game studio that loves making games and puzzles. In fact, our team has been to over a hundred escape rooms. At Haiku, we have a game design philosophy we call “satisfying challenge.” We think puzzles should be tough but solvable, so we spend a lot of time designing unique puzzles that we think you'll love!


- Play the entire game for FREE!
- The most ingenious escape room gameplay. Investigate the environment and interpret clues to solve the puzzles!
- Explore 100+ beautifully illustrated scenes
- Play unique puzzles that delight the mind
- Save your progress so you can play on multiple devices!
- More stories to come!

What’s New

Version 7.02

Thanks for supporting Haiku Games!
- Murder Inn, a Haiku Classic Game, is now available! For our loyal fans this is the same story, but the stars you earn here can be used in other Adventure Escape Mysteries.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

SydneyM2690 ,

Was a fan, STILL a fan aka pay your game designers)

Haiku games are some of the only escape games in the App Store worth playing. Compelling stories, user friendly, fun puzzles and interaction, and aesthetically pleasing. I’ve been a long time fan. Despite that, I’ve never left a review. I’m leaving a review now because I think it’s important to advocate for a product I enjoy, as well as contextualize this new game format. I know it’s received a lot of (I believe) unfair criticism.

Normally I take issue with app models that require you to wait to play, but Haiku escape games are so high quality that I can’t really begrudge them. Most escape games in the App Store are depressingly low quality. Haiku games are the exception and take time, energy and skill to produce and we are lucky enough to play them FOR FREE. Most games like this would require payment upon purchase. Each chapter is long enough that I think that so long as the ads only play after COMPLETING the chapter I don’t think it’s unreasonable for the producers to use this model. This is a quality product that the game designers deserve to be compensated for.

A potential solution might be a pricier in-app purchase that gives unlimited keys, or however many keys are needed to complete a story without needing to purchase more. That way users who take issue with the new format can buy out a story and play freely, but game producers are still compensated fairly.

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for writing in! We're glad to have you as a long time fan who understands some of the pressures we are facing. The two most common reviews we get are 1) users asking for more games as soon as possible, and 2) users asking us to make everything free. It's tough to do both! But we'll continue to work on the model and plan to release more Adventure Escape games!

Hooked on this game!!! ,

I Love Haiku games!

Haiku games are the best escape games I’ve found and they are free! I’ve played every game so far, and always anticipate the next one. The stories are great, the puzzles are challenging but not unsolvable and the clues are always there (unlike some escape games with puzzles that seem to have no solution but to use a hint or google search). Yes, the new key system makes you wait or pay, but the wait is worth it and the Haiku team deserves payment for their hard work! Besides, the keys return before I need them because I don’t like to rush through the game. That’s another reason I love Haiku games so much; they have substance and length instead of a hurried story and easy puzzles that are over in a couple of hours. Don’t listen to the haters! Play these games and pay these people if you can, they deserve it! Keep up the good work Haiku team! You rock!

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Money hungry

I love these games, and this release stays true to the series, but also this release is kind of crappy, and spits in the face of loyal fans. These games used to be completely free, now you have to wait 3 hours to play 1 chapter? I understand it is a business, and it is about making money, but 5$ for 10 keys/chapters seems like a ripoff, especially when after you buy keys the countdown stops until you use all but one key, so you cannot even gain the extra free 2 keys while your playing with the keys you paid for, this is a complete “screw you” to paying fans, that stupid timer should always be counting at least to give you those 2 free keys. Not only that but if you don’t pay you have to wait through ads, so the developers are making money off the players who pay, and the devs are STILL selling ad space, that’s a bit greedy imo, it shouldn’t hurt your pocketbook that much to let me earn those 2 free keys.
These games are usually between 7-10 chapters so that’s 5$ a game, or what 15-20$ for all 4(2 have not released)I can buy a PS4, or steam game for that, with zero ads, and full unlock, not just buying keys, or waiting 3 hrs to play 1 chapter, reduce(or remove) the timer to an hr, and definitely always keep the timer going for up to the 2 free keys. That is a huge rip off, I paid why can’t I build up free keys while I play, I shouldn’t have to wait till I use all but 1 key to earn free keys again!

Developer Response ,

We wrote a blog post about this (not sure how to link it but searching for "haiku games blog" should get it). Anyway, before I get to the key system, I want to just point out that we’ve added a lot to Adventure Escape Mysteries. We now have three new games you can play for free, and we plan to launch more. We have user accounts so it’s possible for you to play on multiple devices. And we even give more stars in the tutorial, whereas in the past we gave five (or even zero!) stars. There are a lot of great changes “under the hood” as well.

Now onto the key system. It’s true that you’ll have to wait if you play more than two chapters at a time. We looked at the data from our previous games, and it takes around 1.5 hours for each player to complete each chapter. That means if you play our game for 3 hours in a day, you’ll need more keys. I think that’s a lot of gameplay to provide players. You can wait to get the keys, but if you really want to play more right away, you can pay for some keys. Compared to a movie, which in the USA costs around $10-15 for 2 hours of entertainment, I think we provide more than a fair deal. Why did we add it? Well there are two main reasons. First of all, we talked to some of our friends with their own game companies. They told us when they took keys away from their game, players actually played their game less. It seems that players burned out on their game. By adding keys, we hope we can help people space out Adventure Escape and enjoy all our stories. Second, people play our game in many ways, and we have a segment of players who never want to reveal a hint or skip a puzzle. But they really love Adventure Escape and some have even tried to donate money to us. We hope these players will purchase some keys and support our company that way.

We’re an indie company and we don’t have any funding from investors. We work with a lot of great people all around the world to make Adventure Escape. We have game designers who create the stories and puzzles, artists who draw all the beautiful art, developers who program the gameplay and fix bugs, etc. And of course, all of these people should be paid for their work. Ultimately our goal is to continue making great games for the long run, so adding new features – some free and some paid – is an important part of how we can achieve that. Of course, it's players like you that support the company, so please do keep letting us know what you think.


Haiku Games Co
206.1 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
In-App Purchases
  1. Get 1 Key! $0.99
  2. Get 5 Keys! $2.99
  3. Get 3 Keys! $1.99


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