Rusty Lake: Roots 12+

Rusty Lake

Designed for iPad

    • $2.99



Experience the beginning and end of characters' lives and build 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

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
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

Dubs1 ,

Another brilliant piece of storytelling by the twisted minds at rusty lake

The puzzles are more compact this time around, but it doesn't make them any easier - they always seem to find the perfect balance of challenging and thought provoking very nicely. The story adds so much information to the rusty lake series which I loved every moment of...this one is probable less scary, but it can be very disturbing at times which I always love. The story ties a lot together from their previous games, so recommend playing those first and you will understand this so much better and give you that 'ooohhhh - no way!' factor/reaction. Plus, once you 'beat' the game there's extra secrets/content with some REALLY challenging puzzles, but it's always satisfying and worth these guys are nice enough to put a link in the game right to a walkthrough if you ever get stuck...another brilliant story told rusty lake style, and I can't wait for their next game in the series which they say will be out sometime soon!

løwst ,

Best one yet.

I’ve played most of the rusty lake games and this one is my favorite so far. I plan on buying all the rest of their games after this. I see people putting these games down and I just don’t get it. Everything about the games is, at the very least, more interesting than most other games of this genre. Great stories, artwork, puzzles, etc.
Also, thanks a lot to the developers. It’s really good of you to have put out so many great (and 100% free) games. I respect that a lot and will continue to support you in the future because of that fact. I don’t mind paying, though. I’ve played for free for a long time now and I appreciate that. The games are fantastic.

If you have doubts about buying the games, there’re plenty to try out for free to get the feel of how the mechanics work. And not just 1 or 2 levels, full games. That’s a rarity anymore.

Suski33 ,

I DO NOT want this ride to end

In all fairness I’m writing this review before having finished “Roots.” I am a little over halfway through, and am parceling out the remaining chapters like pillow mints, one or two a day to make the experience last - and that ain’t easy, kid. “Roots” has everything...and more. Superb puzzles that feel organic in moving the story along. And what a story - replete with well-crafted characters whose motives and emotions are so bizarrely human. And all achieved without dialogue, only through unique artwork and audio effects. Perhaps it is inaccurate to think of “Roots,” (or any of the Cube escapes) as devastatingly dark comedy, but I do chuckle while I shudder. And the gleeful anticipation I had before playing this game could’ve led to disappointment. But I really should know better than to worry about a letdown when Rusty Lake’s involved. Silly me.

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