Rusty Lake Hotel launched at the end of last year, and delivered a strange, engaging, and intriguing point and click adventure experience. The developers have created an entire series around the strange happenings at Rusty Lake. Cube Escape: Birthday is the seventh game in the series, and includes elements of Rusty Lake Hotel. With that said, you don’t need to be familiar with the series to play Cube Escape: Birthday, but this game just may want you to check out the rest of the series.
Cube Escape: Birthday is another point and click adventure game from the Rusty Lake Developers, and has a similar eerie theme hanging over the narrative. The game presents a memory of the main character’s 9th birthday, and it includes a strange present in which assembly is required. Part of the appeal of the game is the storyline, and we don’t want to give it away. Suffice to say, it’s a compelling storyline that will shock you, and keep you invested through its entirety. If you have played Rusty Lake Hotel, then the interface will be familiar, and if you haven’t, it’s as simple as tapping arrows to look around the room, tap on items to interact with them, and use the inventory on the sidebar.
Cube Escape: Birthday has multiple intertwined puzzles that require you to explore almost everything in the room to find pieces to use. Once you find interactive elements, you then need to figure out how they all piece together to deal with the ramifications of the unexpected guest to the birthday party. Cube Escape: Birthday creates an actual experience that you will fully enjoy every minute you have with it. The game is short, and it’s essentially the length of one room of Rusty Lake Hotel, which includes five rooms. Rusty Lake Hotel is a paid app, and the entire Cube Escape series is free, and yet they’re all intertwined, and worth picking up. It’s a great continuous series that balances interesting puzzle gameplay with a crazy and compelling overarching storyline.
Cube Escape: Birthday (Free, Universal) is well worth picking up for a memorable experience that can stand alone, as well as invite you to check out more of the series. The game is also completely free to enjoy with the occasional ad.