Based in Amsterdam
November 2nd 2022
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 Release Trailer YouTube
Official Trailer YouTube
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A fascinating co-op experience - certainly quite unlike anything I've played before"
- Matt Wales & Victoria Kennedy, EuroGamer
The Rusty Lake team's first co-op game has immediately jumped into my GOTYs"
- Sam Loveridge, GamesRadar
Rusty Lake's The Past Within Makes Co-op Puzzle Solving Spooky & Fun"
- E.L. MESZAROS, CBR
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 on Rusty Lake, our logo & relevant media are available here.
The Past Within Credits
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