Rusty Lake
Based in Amsterdam

Release date:
Fall 2022

Apple App Store
Google Play Store


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The Past Within

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. Note: both players need to own a copy of the game, as well as a way to communicate with each other. Play together with a friend or find a partner on our official Discord!


  • 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!
  • 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 play: 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: PC, Mac, iOS, Android and (very soon) 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.


Official Trailer YouTube

Official Teaser Trailer YouTube


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  • " The Past Within is a Creepy Co-Op Adventure Set in the Rusty Lake Universe that is Coming this Year"
    - Jared Nelson, TouchArcade
  • " Deliciously sinister Rusty Lake series unveils time-travelling co-op puzzler The Past Within "
    - Matt Wales, Eurogamer.net
  • " There's something so intriguing to me about solving two-player puzzles with a friend in a point-and-click adventure. That's the premise for The Past Within, a new PC and mobile game from Rusty Lake."
    - Jordan Devore, Destructoid

Victor Butzelaar
Victor will compose the atmospheric and suspense soundtrack for the game .

Bob Rafferty
Voice-over .

About Rusty Lake

Rusty Lake is both the name of our indie game studio and the eerie and surrealistic world we have created. We are the creators of the praised Cube Escape series and the premium point-and-click adventures Rusty Lake Hotel, Rusty Lake: Roots and Rusty Lake Paradise!

More information
More information on Rusty Lake, our logo & relevant media are available here.

The Past Within Credits

Rusty Lake
Developer and publisher

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