Rusty Lake series
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I love the Rusty Lake series, a collection of surreal point-and-click games that...well, it’s hard to explain. Take Victorian Era aesthetics, add in a dash of Wes Anderson, and then make it all very, very gory and you’ve got an approximation of what’s going on here. But it’s more than just surface-level weirdness. The Rusty Lake series is grappling with some deep themes in among the various find-the-key puzzles – themes of loneliness and depression, love, death, religion, and the occult. You can get lost in all the symbolism here, and I strongly suggest you do. Or just play them because they’re pretty damn solid (albeit short) point-and-clicks. That’s fine, too.