Investigate cryptic clues, unravel a mystery, and solve puzzles in beautifully illustrated adventures! Catch a criminal mastermind in Trapmaker and save a fantasy kingdom in Cursed Crown!
PLAY THE BEST PUZZLE ADVENTURE GAMES
The Adventure Escape series combines the point and click gameplay of adventure games like Monkey Island with the ingenious puzzles of an escape game like The Room. Meet interesting characters, collect treasures and tools in your inventory, and solve hundreds of clever puzzles to crack the case. Tens of millions of players have enjoyed the Adventure Escape series - experience it yourself!
SOLVE A MURDER MYSTERY
In Trapmaker, Detective Kate is faced with a locked-room murder mystery. She must investigate suspects with criminal pasts, find the murder weapon, and defuse the Trapmaker’s bombs to find out who is the mastermind behind the murder. Can you crack the case and solve the murder mystery?
SAVE YOUR KINGDOM WITH YOUR MAGIC
In Cursed Crown, Princess Nimue lives in a fantasy world. She learns that a poisonous miasma is about to overtake her kingdom. Meet a living tree, discover how to cast magical spells, and decide the fate of your kingdom. Can Nimue make the hard choices needed to save her people?
Play these two gripping puzzle adventure games - with more to come!
HEAR WHAT OUR PLAYERS SAY
“I'm obsessed with your games, I've played them all. No other games are comparable. Please come out with a new one! Great job!"
"I just love your games. I hope you continue making such games. They are just amazing, exciting, thrilling and not that tough that you lose interest in the game!"
“These are the absolute best escape room games on the App Store!”
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The most ingenious escape room gameplay. Investigate the environment and interpret clues to solve the puzzles!
Explore 100+ beautifully illustrated scenes
Play unique puzzles that delight the mind
Save your progress so you can play on multiple devices!
More stories to come!
ABOUT HAIKU GAMES
We are a small indie game studio that loves making games. Our Adventure Escape™ series has been played by tens of millions of players. Shapeshift into different animals in Haunted Hunt, solve a celebrity murder in Starstruck, and discover ancient treasure in Hidden Ruins. Search for “haiku games” to find us!
Play our NEW mystery! Trapmaker 2 is now available!
- Fixed an issue with detecting when Trapmaker 1 was complete. If you're having any problems with unlocking Trapmaker 2, please email us with your account at email@example.com
Ratings and Reviews
Was a fan, STILL a fan aka pay your game designers)
Haiku games are some of the only escape games in the App Store worth playing. Compelling stories, user friendly, fun puzzles and interaction, and aesthetically pleasing. I’ve been a long time fan. Despite that, I’ve never left a review. I’m leaving a review now because I think it’s important to advocate for a product I enjoy, as well as contextualize this new game format. I know it’s received a lot of (I believe) unfair criticism.
Normally I take issue with app models that require you to wait to play, but Haiku escape games are so high quality that I can’t really begrudge them. Most escape games in the App Store are depressingly low quality. Haiku games are the exception and take time, energy and skill to produce and we are lucky enough to play them FOR FREE. Most games like this would require payment upon purchase. Each chapter is long enough that I think that so long as the ads only play after COMPLETING the chapter I don’t think it’s unreasonable for the producers to use this model. This is a quality product that the game designers deserve to be compensated for.
A potential solution might be a pricier in-app purchase that gives unlimited keys, or however many keys are needed to complete a story without needing to purchase more. That way users who take issue with the new format can buy out a story and play freely, but game producers are still compensated fairly.
Developer Response ,
Thanks so much for writing in! We're glad to have you as a long time fan who understands some of the pressures we are facing. The two most common reviews we get are 1) users asking for more games as soon as possible, and 2) users asking us to make everything free. It's tough to do both! But we'll continue to work on the model and plan to release more Adventure Escape games!
I love these games, and this release stays true to the series, but also this release is kind of crappy, and spits in the face of loyal fans. These games used to be completely free, now you have to wait 3 hours to play 1 chapter? I understand it is a business, and it is about making money, but 5$ for 10 keys/chapters seems like a ripoff, especially when after you buy keys the countdown stops until you use all but one key, so you cannot even gain the extra free 2 keys while your playing with the keys you paid for, this is a complete “screw you” to paying fans, that stupid timer should always be counting at least to give you those 2 free keys. Not only that but if you don’t pay you have to wait through ads, so the developers are making money off the players who pay, and the devs are STILL selling ad space, that’s a bit greedy imo, it shouldn’t hurt your pocketbook that much to let me earn those 2 free keys.
These games are usually between 7-10 chapters so that’s 5$ a game, or what 15-20$ for all 4(2 have not released)I can buy a PS4, or steam game for that, with zero ads, and full unlock, not just buying keys, or waiting 3 hrs to play 1 chapter, reduce(or remove) the timer to an hr, and definitely always keep the timer going for up to the 2 free keys. That is a huge rip off, I paid why can’t I build up free keys while I play, I shouldn’t have to wait till I use all but 1 key to earn free keys again!
Developer Response ,
We wrote a blog post about this (not sure how to link it but searching for "haiku games blog" should get it). Anyway, before I get to the key system, I want to just point out that we’ve added a lot to Adventure Escape Mysteries. We now have three new games you can play for free, and we plan to launch more. We have user accounts so it’s possible for you to play on multiple devices. And we even give more stars in the tutorial, whereas in the past we gave five (or even zero!) stars. There are a lot of great changes “under the hood” as well.
Now onto the key system. It’s true that you’ll have to wait if you play more than two chapters at a time. We looked at the data from our previous games, and it takes around 1.5 hours for each player to complete each chapter. That means if you play our game for 3 hours in a day, you’ll need more keys. I think that’s a lot of gameplay to provide players. You can wait to get the keys, but if you really want to play more right away, you can pay for some keys. Compared to a movie, which in the USA costs around $10-15 for 2 hours of entertainment, I think we provide more than a fair deal. Why did we add it? Well there are two main reasons. First of all, we talked to some of our friends with their own game companies. They told us when they took keys away from their game, players actually played their game less. It seems that players burned out on their game. By adding keys, we hope we can help people space out Adventure Escape and enjoy all our stories. Second, people play our game in many ways, and we have a segment of players who never want to reveal a hint or skip a puzzle. But they really love Adventure Escape and some have even tried to donate money to us. We hope these players will purchase some keys and support our company that way.
We’re an indie company and we don’t have any funding from investors. We work with a lot of great people all around the world to make Adventure Escape. We have game designers who create the stories and puzzles, artists who draw all the beautiful art, developers who program the gameplay and fix bugs, etc. And of course, all of these people should be paid for their work. Ultimately our goal is to continue making great games for the long run, so adding new features – some free and some paid – is an important part of how we can achieve that. Of course, it's players like you that support the company, so please do keep letting us know what you think.
Would rather pay upfront
I’m currently playing Trapmaker, and, so far, the gameplay is great. I’ve always been surprised that your games are free, and I certainly have no problem with you charging for such quality work. However, I would much rather have the option to pay to download, and forgo the keys altogether. Also, if you’re making it a paid app with the keys, there shouldn’t be ads. When I pay to download games, they’re ad-free. Maybe offer a lite version, with keys or limited play, for people to check out the quality, with option to unlock full version? I know I prefer to a) know how much a game is going to cost me upfront, b) have uninterrupted gameplay. And the constant sign-up pop-ups are super annoying. In this age of constant security breaches and spamming, I am very judicious with who I give my information. It’s good to have a sign-up option, but not with a constant pop-up.
Great work on another great game!
- Haiku Games Co
- 193.1 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © Haiku Games Co 2018
- In-App Purchases
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