Rusty Lake‘s trilogy of point-and-click weirdness Rusty Lake creeps its way to GOG.
Anyone familiar with David Lynch-like surrealism will feel right at home with Rusty Lake Hotel, the first in the series by a developer that shares the same name. Playing as a mix of adventure and escape-the-room game, it takes place in the titular hotel where 5 dinners are prepared for guests whose survival depends on the player’s ingenuity. As these are all animals and there are many disturbing scenes, this isn’t for the squeamish of heart.
The second game Rusty Lake: Roots is even weirder, telling the story about James Vanderboom who plants a special seed in the garden of his inherited house that makes it possible to unlock portraits in the tree of life to expand one’s bloodline. Building one’s own family tree entails experiencing each individual life from its beginning to its end. Of course the darker side soon takes over, as is to be expected from the series, while 33 levels ensure it’s the biggest puzzle game yet.
The third installment Rusty Lake Paradise might have a positive title, but it’s no less disturbing and depressing. Being about the the oldest son of the Eilander family Jakob who returns to Paradise island after the mysterious death of his mother, the story takes an unexpected turn, as the player finds out that the island seems to be cursed by the ten plagues. In order to stop them, one has to find the mother’s hidden memories and participate in strange family rituals.
Rusty Lake Hotel was originally published in January 2016, Rusty Lake: Roots in October 2016, and Rusty Lake Paradise in January 2016. All are now available DRM-free on GOG with a 50% launch discount for each title or an additional 15% off when buying them together. The offer lasts until July 12, 1 PM UTC.
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