Cube Escape: Paradox
By: Rusty Lake
Cube Escape: Paradox is the latest addition to the Rusty Lake franchise of quirky room escape games. It’s the tenth Cube Escape game and thirteenth Rusty Lake game. I already have a walkthrough for the main game, but the achievements are especially tricky. You need to watch to movie and pay attention to clues that you can then use in the game. If you’re missing any, I’ve explained how to get them all, as well as the alternate endings and any other secrets I found.
First, watch the movie here:
Note: If you want to get these achievements from a fresh start and don’t want to replay everything, just jump straight to getting the tape using the symbols in the image below. That way you don’t have to replay everything to that point just to use the TV again.
Achievement 1, The Chapel:
If you tap on the achievement, it tells you where in he movie to look for the clues.
So the first is one is on the TV. There’s a symbol over Laura’s head.
The second is in the fish drawer.
The third is in Harvey’s cage. It’s very hard to see.
The fourth is in the ash tray! It’s a little hard to make out but there it is!
The fifth is in the movie’s credits.
Use those symbols in the combination lock and take slide 3.
Place the slide in the projector and turn around to see the numbers 566 on the bottom.
Change the channel on the TV to 566. There’s an image of a chapel and a symbol and you get the first achievement!
Achievement 2, A New Hat:
This is the clue. It’s the clock.
In the movie, there are a number of times you can see the time on the clock, but just barely. As Dale is heading for the door, you can see it to the left. I included some other shots as well. It says 8:05.
Change the clock to that time and get a key!
Use this key to unlock the bottom cabinet on the dresser and get a hat.
Look in the mirror and put on the hat to get Achievement 2.
Achievement 3, What happened to the deer?
Here’s the clue. It’s deer antlers on the TV.
In the movie on the TV, there’s three numbers on the tree next to the deer: 749. Change the channel in the game to 749. You’ll see a symbol! That’s the achievement.
Achievement 4, Bob’s Story:
Here’s the clue. It’s of the files drawer.
In the Kickstarter Backers section of the credits, some names have numbers next to them. Find them and you get:
I – Amy L. Weiler
II – Isabel Echevarria
III – Mark Edward McShane
IV – Bob Rafferty
V – Werner Jessica
Now, find those five names on the file drawers and note down their symbols.
Now put all the symbols together and open the combination lock. Grab the cassette tape.
Insert the tape into the cassette player. There’s just static? You need to rewind it. You’ll see words going backwards. When it stops, play it normally to get the number 247.
Now change the TV to channel 247 for the achievement!
Achievement 5, The Comic:
Here’s the clue. It’s telling you to find the name of the third book on the shelf in the movie.
It says THE VANDERBOOMS!
Type out THE VANDERBOOMS using the typewriter. That’s it! You’ll get symbol and the achievement.
You also see this preview of an upcoming comic if you tap on the page.
And that’s all of the Chapter 1 achievements! See below for my guides for the Chapter 2 achievements and alternate endings.
Click on the next walkthrough section below to continue to the Chapter 2 Achievements or click here.