Cube Escape: Case 23: Walkthrough Guide

Cube Escape: Case 23
By: LoyaltyGame B.V. (Rusty Lake)


This is a complete step-by-step walkthrough guide with hints, tips, solutions and answers for the fifth Rusty Lake game, Cube Escape: Case 23. Feel free to ask for extra help in the comments section.


Chapter 1/4, The Murder Scene:

1. Zoom in on the dead body. Tap on her hair a few times to move it out of her face. Then, open her mouth to reveal a creepy crawly, and tap it until it scuttles across the floor.


2. Zip open the back of her dress and take the piece of paper with a Roman numeral I and a cube on it.


3. If you tap on the doorway behind her, it disappears. Turn right and open the curtains to see out the window. You can’t leave yet, because you have to collect all the evidence.

4. Turn right again. Zoom in on the parrot painting and take the piece of it that says “psittacus.”


5. Look at the table. Take the cigar and examine the crossword puzzle in the Daily Herald newspaper. We have one as we so far, for the parrot. Use the PAITTACUS label with the crossword puzzle to fill in the answer.

1. Painter of Lady of the Lake:
2. Parrot: PSITTACUS
3. Neobuxbaumia:
4. Vincent Van Gogh: Bedroom in…:



6. Lift up all the sofa cushions to get a piece of paper with the Roman numeral II on it.


7. Find the bug on the wall behind the sofa. Tap it and then follow it around the room (don’t forget about the ceiling!), tapping it until it comes to a stop behind a cactus. Tap the bug, but also tap the cactus and take the “cactus” label.


8. Follow the bug to the desk below the Bedroom in Arles painting. Lift up the iron and tap the bug to get it to go under it. Then use the iron to squash the bug and take the key.




9. Take the label that says “Bedroom in Arles” from the painting. You now know the answer to the fourth crossword puzzle question. It’s ARLES. Use the ARLES label with the crossword puzzle to fill in the answer.


10. Use the key to open the left cabinet and take the paper with a drawing on it and the Roman numeral IV.


11. Tap on the Russian matryoshka doll. Open it up and move the one inside to the right. Keep doing this until you have all five open. Take the rose from the last one and place it in the first. Close the first doll and then open it again to find fish bones. Move the fish bones to the fish (#4) and turn it into blood. Move the blood to #3 and turn it into an egg. Move the egg to the parrot (#2) and turn it into a key. Take the key.






12. Use the key to unlock the right cabinet and get the jar of flies.


13. Find the fish bowl on the desk. Drop a fly in it. Then tap the plants and the shrimp to direct the fly to the shell on the right. A finger will come out of it and light it up, also pushing it to the top. This time, make it drop to the fish’s mouth. He’ll eat it and leave a key behind. Take it.




14. Use the key to unlock the desk drawer. Take the folder from inside and look at it. It tells you that “The Lady of the Lake” is by Lacus Fleo. Tear off the name LACUS FLEO. There’s also a painting and some symbols.






15. Place all four pieces of paper on the bulletin board and arrange them in order from I to IV. Now, look at the painting inside the folder. The hint is the cigar on the front of he folder. Find the four items on the bulletin board in in the painting and use the lit cigar to reveal the symbols behind them. Remember which symbols match up with each Roman numeral. So use the cigar on the cube, hand, house, and left eye.



16. Look at the bookshelf. The middle book automatically pops up. You need to then tap another book that shares some similarity with the first book. Then pick another one that’s similar to the previous. And keep going until all the books are up. Tap the arrow to reveal some Roman numerals and symbols.


17. Use the symbols you got from the folder to figure out which symbols to put below the books. It goes like this, but with the last one as a square instead of a cube. You then get the numbers 024355.



18. Go back to the crossword puzzle. We now have all the answers. Neobuxbaumia is a type of cactus. Enter all four words and you get FATE. Tear off the word FATE. The paper says to call the number starting with 024 and say that word. We know he phone number is 024355.



19. Place the word FATE next to the phone and dial 024355. Tap on the words you see to continue the conversation. When asked for your password, you’ll answer FATE, but the screen will go black.


20. Tap on the screen and everything will shake. Turn around to the wall with the dead woman. She’s now hanging upside-down from the ceiling. Tap her until she disappears and butterflies come out of her mouth. Look up at the ceiling and the butterflies (moths? Flies?) will form the letters 1421. Use the numbers 1421 to unlock the safe and get the evidence folder. Open it to complete the chapter.





Click on the little numbers below to continue to Chapter 2 or click here.

This Post Has 100 Comments

  1. Jen

    Hey app unwrapper, love your walk throughs but where’s the rest of this one?

    1. AppUnwrapper

      Still working on it. Got sidetracked by other games.

      1. Lindi M Pearson

        You must have the best job ever! Please hurry and finish this one. I am stuck on the last box

      2. Emily

        Its been 3 months, any progress

        1. AppUnwrapper

          I might have some time this week to continue working on it.

          1. Spongebob

            hey! great job with the walkthrough, though i have a problem.. i cannot get to feed the little crow to the cat idk why… i cannot grab it

        2. AppUnwrapper

          Just completed chapter 3. Just one more chapter left!

          1. Lena

            Hi AppUnwrapper I can’t do the sliding pictures puzzle I can move the pictures but no matter how long I spend on it I can’t get them in the right places

  2. Luke Von

    Just finished it. Hooray!!! 🙂 its a bit scary at the end. Lol

    1. Mary

      how did you get passed the 4th part of case 23

  3. Sydni

    Hey how do you do that blue circle puzzle under the green one?

  4. rain

    thanks so much!

  5. Maggie

    Skipped half of level one by accidentally guessing the safe code early on. Oops.

    1. Izzy

      Same thing here

  6. Lisa Beausay

    I canΓÇÖt get to the second chapter. If I tap on any of the pictures in the folder at the end of chapter one, it throws me out of the game. Any help would be appreciated. I love these cube escapes!!

    1. Rasya

      IΓÇÖm experiencing this at the end of the 3rd chapter. CanΓÇÖt get to 4th. Any help from anyone seeing this?

  7. Antonio

    Hi all,

    When I tape “lake” nothing happens. Can anybody help me?

    1. Nestor Morataya

      you have to type walked first and then lake

  8. Jacque

    I also canΓÇÖt get to chapter 4. I put the oil in the torches as indicated by the arrows but nothing happens.

    1. mayy

      after that try clicking the boat

      1. Alice

        I had the same problem. Tried clicking on the boat after putting oil in the torches, still, nothing happened X(

        1. Jowee

          You need to have destroyed completely the wall

          1. Ezra

            I’ve destroyed it completely and when I touch the boat nothing happens

        2. effine

          you need to take the black cube from the middle painting and put it in the boat !

      2. Blanca

        Where did you get the she’ll from again? I didn’t get it and I can’t make any progress without it, like I’ve done everything I can do without it, and I don’t see anything that I missed. How did u get it again?

    2. Kat

      Touch the wall after you do the torch it will crack then you will see a twinkling star touch it and keep touching them they will move after you touch breaks a peice of the wall

  9. Papaya88

    Anyone having an issue getting the matches to light the mechanism at the end of chapter 4? Ive completed the cogs and the pipes, and have pulled all the boards from the wall to reveal the shaft, I just can’t seem to get the little thing to light to call the elevator! By the time I get to that part of the puzzle, I have a little time to spare and keep trying things, but I keep getting caught. Am I missing something?

    1. Rat

      I had that too I just did the puzzle really quick so I had some time to figure it out it didnΓÇÖt make me light it I just tried to light it a bit then tapped the elevator and it let me leave but the mechanism wasnΓÇÖt lit

    2. Lucka

      Kde jste sebrali papír s kostkou a číslem 1?

  10. Mae

    the sliding puzzle solution
    as it is u find give it letters horizontally start from the left and numbers vertically start from the top
    1. :(a,1) R
    2. :(a,2) U
    3. :(c,2) L
    4. :(c,3) U
    5. :(b,3) R
    6. :(b,1) D
    7. :(c,1) L
    8. :(c,3) U
    9. :(b,3) R
    10.:(b,1) D
    11.:(c,1) L
    12.:(c,3) U
    13.:(a,3) R
    14.:(a,1) D
    15.:(c,1) L
    16.:(c,2) U
    17.:(b,2) R
    18.:(b,3) U
    19.:(a,3) R
    20.:(a,2) D
    21.:(b,2) L
    22.:(b,1) D

    1. Clinton Boudreaux

      That makes no sense? You can’t move the first c2

      1. kenhof

        1. :(a,1) R
        2. :(a,2) U
        (b,2) L
        3. :(c,2) L
        4. :(c,3) U
        5. :(b,3) R
        (b,2) D
        6. :(b,1) D
        7. :(c,1) L
        (c,2) U
        8. :(c,3) U
        9. :(b,3) R
        (b,2) D
        10.:(b,1) D
        11.:(c,1) L
        (c,2) U
        12.:(c,3) U
        (a,2) R
        13.:(a,3) R
        (a,2) D
        14.:(a,1) D
        (c,2) L
        15.:(c,1) L
        16.:(c,2) U
        17.:(b,2) R
        18.:(b,3) U
        19.:(a,3) R
        20.:(a,2) D
        21.:(b,2) L
        22.:(b,1) D
        *the reply just skip some simple steps.
        i just fill out the it

        1. Luke

          Thank you soooo much Kenholf!!!!

        2. Red

          Thanks much! This worked perfectly.
          I did have to pretty much ignore the a1, a2, etc. But only one tile per turn can go in the indicated direction, so it was pretty easy to follow.

    2. Luke

      This doesnΓÇÖt work. You can tell by looking at it. R D L U repeated over and over again. Annoying.

    3. Tas

      Thank youu srsly thank you soo much

  11. Elina Brenner

    I can’t solve d puzzle of one of d paintings the right sided one I couldn’t solve it …. help…

  12. lo del

    i literally can not solve the left tile puzzle and i can’t continue 😭

  13. Fcr

    I can’t make the coffee, turn on the machine and nothing…

    1. demi

      Did you take the pot go to the sink fill the machine and put it back again?

    2. Ăńøňýmőůş

      I had the same problem, but did you pour the water into the machine?

    3. Ezra

      I’ve destroyed it completely and when I touch the boat nothing happens I had the same issue you need to fill the coffee pitcher with sink water and pour it into the top part

  14. Deemzee

    There is no bug behind the couch in my game. IΓÇÖve restarted the game three times now and I still canΓÇÖt find it.

    1. Giulia

      You have to tipe the mounth of the lady, the bug appears here, then it goes on the wall.

    2. Dill

      If you don’t see the bug, click the up arrow and look on the ceiling.

  15. Castillo

    Hi! I tape numbers and nothing happens

  16. Dakota

    The phone isn’t working, I put FATE by it but it still won’t work. What am I doing wrong?

    1. space influenza

      You must dial the number and click on the word fate. I’ve already past that part so I think you find the full number on the wall behind the books. I dunno where the full number is anymore but just putting the word by the phone isn’t enough.

      1. Anthony

        Hi, im in theast chapter (4/4).
        Im to slow it says. I tried it about 4 times no succes. But around the 5th time it wont let me start the game. Whenever i restart and press plY i immidiatley get the sae thing: Your to slow.
        Do i have to wait some time after a few failures?

        1. Paige

          IΓÇÖm having the exact same problem! IΓÇÖve tried twice and now every time I hit play after the chapter 4 intro, it says the phrase from the end.

  17. Emily

    I was stuck because I couldn’t make the coffee for some strange reason.

    1. Jackson

      Same.. anyone got any ideas on the coffee machine not working?

    2. Jackson

      Yo, take pot with water out of machine and back into inventory, then click coffee pot, and fill the brown container section to the left (with the levels on it) first, then put empty pot back in, and click it back on and your good to go 😛

  18. Cordopole

    Please help! In my case, after the fish in the tank eats the fly, it doesn’t turn into a key, and the fly just appears falling from the top of the tank just like in the beginning. What am I doing wrong? I did point it first to the shell, then the finger appeared, then I directed it to the mouth of the fish… same. I decided to point it directly to the mouth of the fish… same. How do I pass this?

    1. Diego

      You have to put the fly in the shell first

      1. Cordopole

        Thanks, I did it and now it worked! 🙂

  19. Noname

    I failed 4th 2 times and now i can’t play anymore. What should i do?

    1. Anon

      Me too. Do I have to start the entire game over!? Does anybody know?

    2. Ravenetti

      Me too what did you do?

  20. Syd

    on #3 i didnt look at this to begin with and I messed with the bottom right square of the very first step and now I cant open it, what did it look like before ah help

  21. debora

    What if i cant fucking solve the slide puzzle

  22. Xivida

    Wtf no matter what i do i keep trying to move the green sliders but it just says Γò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö¼├║lockedΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö¼├æ and wonΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗t let me move them 🙁
    Also holy shit is the rightmost painting puzzle hard im so frustrated rn

    1. Amber

      The three sliders by the bird skull, if you followed the walkthrough so far.(green sliders are directly controlled by these)

  23. Kat

    I died twice on the last chapter because the Corrupted Spirit got me. The last time I got a bit stuck with the gears because I felt the pressure coming on! Barely got out though, with the Corrupted Spirit nearby front of the elevator.

  24. WGiant

    I shaved, and turned on the water, but the hair doesn’t clump together, the water just runs, and I can’t turn the water off.

  25. Oleksandra

    oh my god the last part was so stressful

  26. Krabbyers

    I put the coffee grinds and the filter and the coffe pot with the water i turned the machine on but it won’t work

  27. JeZar

    In begin of first chapter i typed a random number and it was 1421 by the wrong,
    that suppose to be the last move in the chapter 😂

  28. Anoukje

    You don’t actually need the tipewriter. If you draw out the written story on the map (basically draw some lines looking from the mill to the edges of the lake) and you put the sheet with numbers up, the same number is shown “above the lake” from left to right.

  29. Lety

    No puedo tomar el cubo del cuadro de la mujer, que hice mal?

  30. Karen Hyde

    I canΓÇÖt seem to put the eye in the statue or get the jewel from the second face

  31. mars

    Thankyou so much, if isn’t cuz of you i won’t end the circle of me dying over and over again on the last chapter. Tho i barely made it cuz my hands was shaking when i feel pressured XD

  32. xavier27

    What is the painting in the church called? it’s in case 23

  33. Hayden

    What do you do if there isnΓÇÖt a bug

  34. Jen

    I can’t seem to navigate the lighted fly into the fish’s mouth! Play help!

  35. anja

    Here’s my solution for the sliding block puzzle

    1. Hanako

      Omg you’re a life saver tysm!

  36. Emilie

    i cant get to chapter 3, the beam is in the middle of the fan and the fan is spinning, i even clicked on the side, nothing is happening, help?

    1. Axel

      Wait till the screen goes fully start then click the screen!

  37. Savvy

    Hey!! Doing case 23. Phone wonΓÇÖt let me dial. Fate is next to it but nothing happening. Pls help

    1. WaterTOAST

      You have to pick the actual phone up first and then dial, if that helps.

  38. Red

    I accidentally skipped pretty much the entire level.
    I started to enter 1487 (the code from previous levels) into the safe, and it unlocked at 1421, ending the level.

  39. Red

    That is, Spring 1971 (chapter 1).

  40. Alex

    I accidentally skipped the whole level because I guessed the safe code because I thought it was in the bedroom painting and I accidentally pressed the open button while getting there

  41. PB&J

    i can’t get the insect from behind the couch. does anyone know why that is?

    1. Mea


    2. Coen

      you have to tap the lady’s mouth until it crawls out

  42. Albodr

    I did both tile puzzles and I heard the room shake but the cube was not int he middle painting. as solution claims. Is it a bug or am I missing something?

  43. Raine

    I have restarted it twice amd the bug keeps disappeared amd I can’t finish

  44. luo

    1. Painter of Lady of the Lake:
    2. Parrot: PSITTACUS
    3. Neobuxbaumia: CACTUS
    4. Vincent Van Gogh: Bedroom in…: ARLES

  45. Yumi

    There is no bug behind the couch gosh what should I do

    1. Verushka

      It only gives you the 4th symbol clue, but since you already know the first 3, you can guess the last one. 😀

      1. Coco

        How do i on the projector

  46. Mythica0

    I can’t get the fly into the shell? I tried everything but it keeps getting stuck on the shell

  47. Yvesspassion

    I don’t even know why, but I can’t place the map on the whiteboard or whatever??

  48. jan Pala

    is anyone else having issues with the typewriter? i can enter the first word, but when i try to continue the story, nothing happens?? please help??

    1. kristy

      Click on the black spot that appears on the paper

  49. FailureChild

    I think I found a cheat: if you’re about to die and the deer’s heads gone and stuff, if you exit the app and go back in, it saves where you were (or at least it did for me). All I had to do was put in a cog and use the elevator and I was fine-

  50. Mel

    When I typed crow a clock appeared but i don’t know what was it for?

  51. Angela

    On case 4 cant light the oil in the elevator even if I lined the pipes right. Anyone with the same problem? I died 10x already 🙁

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