Samsara Room: Complete Walkthrough Guide

Samsara Room
By: Rusty Lake

Samsara Room is Rusty Lake’s first room escape game. They re-released it with some new puzzles and it’s completely free without ads or IAPS. This walkthrough guide should help you if you get stuck on any of the puzzles. Feel free to ask for extra help in the comments section.

See my other Rusty Lake walkthroughs here.


Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Secret Level

You can watch my video for the full walkthrough, including the secret level, or continue below for my step-by-step guide.

1. Take the candle from the planter at the top of the dresser. While here, look at the mirror and slide it around to see a symbol. Note it down for later.

2. Turn left. Solve the puzzle on the dresser to get another candle. I’ll show you how in my video.

3. Open the dresser drawers to find a knife, a fish, and another candle.

4. Go back right to the first scene with the mirror. Tap on the table and examine the letter. Use the knife to open the envelope. Drag the piece of paper out to see a clue. It says ENLIGHTEN ME on it.

5. Lift the phone from the receiver. Spell out ENLIGHTENME and then take the matches.

6. Turn right. Open the window and tear down all the wallpaper.

7. Place the three candles with the other and light all four with the matches. Place the fish on the plate at the bottom. Tap on the hole and then tap on the white cube.

8. Now you’re in a similar but different room. Look in the mirror to see you have a fish head. Take the shell from above the mirror. Also, slide the mirror around to see another symbol.

9. Pick the phone up off the receiver again. Tap the bubbles, starting with the leftmost one (it’s darker) and make your way to the right. It will say LET IT SINK IN.

10. Tap the paper boat until it opens up and reveals a key. Take it.

11. Use the key to unlock the glass cupboard and take the jar from inside.

12. Turn right again and pick up the fish.

13 Go right again and zoom in on the bottle. Tap the X to crack the bottle. Keep tapping the X’s and then take the shell.

14. Examine the side of the clock and pull out the loose nail. Keep tapping on things until you see a hand. Give it the knife and it will come back with a heart. Take it.

15. Go right again and take the shell from the floating box.

16. Tap on the weird grey blob. Then tap on all the bumps that aren’t on dark spots. Take the shell.

17. You should now have four shells. Place them where you had the candles and place the heart on the plate. Go through the hole again. You’ll be back in the original room.

18. Go right and use the jar to catch the gecko.

19. Go back to the portal and place the gecko on the plate. Go through and you’ll end up in a new room, upside-down.

20. Notice you’re a lizard in the mirror. Slide it around to see another symbol. Take the marble from the planter.

Click on the little numbers below to continue to the next page of the walkthrough or click here.

This Post Has 125 Comments

  1. Sam

    For the blob; click on all the ones not in the dark spots. ThatΓÇÖs it. That worked for me.

  2. Hugo Raimundo

    Go back to the fish fill the jar use it on the vase, go to the gecko tap the flower, pick up the worm put it on the portal, go through it

  3. Dorsa

    The last petal is in the closet.just pull over the woods

  4. Mani

    I’m missing 2 feathers and I do not know what else I can do hahaha. Nice page!

  5. Giulia


    The last petal has something to do with the white owl, but I can’t figure out how to take it from it.

    1. Giulia Fontana

      Sorry, I meant feather!

      1. Shango

        I’ve just finished the game: Read the story book and take note on where the owl is looking and in what order.

      2. Dan

        Read the book in the draws. You need to turn the owls head to match the story.

        1. The Exc4v4nger


          CW – CLOCKWISE (12-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12 AKA 0╬ô├╢┬╝╬ô├╗├ª, 1╬ô├╢┬╝╬ô├╗├ª, 2╬ô├╢┬╝╬ô├╗├ª, …, 359╬ô├╢┬╝╬ô├╗├ª, 360╬ô├╢┬╝╬ô├╗├ª)
          CCW – COUNTERCW (12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1-12 AKA 360╬ô├╢┬╝╬ô├╗├ª, 359╬ô├╢┬╝╬ô├╗├ª, …, 1╬ô├╢┬╝╬ô├╗├ª, 0╬ô├╢┬╝╬ô├╗├ª)

          Click/tap on the owl’s head,
          turn it to the right CCW [-90Γö¼Γûæ],
          release the click/tap;

          Click/tap on the owl’s head,
          turn it to the left CW [+90Γö¼Γûæ]* so the owl will be looking at you as of the default position,
          release the click/tap;

          Click on his head,
          turn it to the right CCW ** till the owl is looking to the left (-270Γö¼Γûæ),
          release the click/tap;

          Click on his head,
          turn it to the right CCW (CW didn’t work, for me at least) [-90╬ô├╢┬╝╬ô├╗├ª] so the owl is looking at you,
          release the click/tap;

          Click on the head,
          move it to the left CW till the owl is looking behind himself [+180Γö¼Γûæ],
          release the click/tap

          * the opposite direction you turned it first
          ** you can’t turn it left CW in the default position

          Simpler explanation (HEAD CAN ROTATE JUST 360Γö¼Γûæ, YOU START AT 360Γö¼Γûæ ***):
          360Γö¼Γûæ >> [-90Γö¼Γûæ] >> [+90Γö¼Γûæ] >> [-270Γö¼Γûæ] >> [-90Γö¼Γûæ] >> [+180Γö¼Γûæ]
          = = ΓåùΓåùΓåù =Γåô= =ΓåùΓåùΓåù=Γåô= =ΓåùΓåù=Γåô= =ΓåùΓåùΓåùΓåù Γåô = ΓåùΓåù= = = = =
          360Γö¼Γûæ >> [270Γö¼Γûæ] >> [360Γö¼Γûæ] >> [90Γö¼Γûæ] >>>> [0Γö¼Γûæ] >>> [180Γö¼Γûæ]

          Simpler explanation v2 (HEAD CAN ROTATE JUST 360Γö¼Γûæ, YOU START AT SOUTHΓö¼Γûæ):
          Be ‘0╬ô├╢┬╝╬ô├╗├ª’ / ‘360╬ô├╢┬╝╬ô├╗├ª’ the SOUTH and ‘180╬ô├╢┬╝╬ô├╗├ª’ the NORTH:
          SOUTH >> EAST >> SOUTH >> WEST >> SOUTH >> NORTH

          *** (you define the direction by a ‘deal’, don’t you?)

          1. KyePie

            I can’t believe they down voted the person above. Their post actually helped me to understand exactly what everyone else meant. I know every one kept saying just turn it right and left and straight as it says in the book… Those of us stuck had different interpretations to the instructions.

            So, I did not find it as easy… For instance, I kept thinking that the direction was always in conjunction to the direction of the head that mattered. Like on an old school safe.

            What I mean is, I didn’t understand that it wasn’t about the direction of turning the head, to the right, straight then, left.
            Rather, when you turn the owls head, it’s the direction that the owl faces in the end that matters, not the actual direction of the movement.

            So if anyone is still stuck, read it like this:
            1. As the owl faces you, move the head to your right once (turn it to the right 90 degrees).
            2. Move the head back to you.
            3. Move the head to the right again, but keep going so that it spins almost 270 degrees around and the head stops, facing to your left.
            4. Turn it back the opposite way (the way it came) so that the owl is facing you again again.
            5. Lastly, turn the head around to your right again so that it faces the back of the room.

            Finally. That thing took me ages to figure out! It was mostly because i thought I had to move the head all the way 360 to the right first (even if it ended up looking left to me) turn it back all the way around to me, then left (my left) and then back to me and then turn to the back.

            See! it’s a hard concept to get your head around! Pardon the pun lol!

            1. Laura

              Yes, I am also grateful to the poster above you! Maybe it seemed complicated to some, but they were the first to explain it was right/left from the playerΓÇÖs perspective and that the direction in the end that matters. Thanks for your post too, which simplified things even more.

            2. Dopebag

              THANK YOU

    2. Sacha

      Turn the owl’s head like it says in the book. Right-straight-left-straight-back.

      1. KyePie

        I can’t believe they down voted the person before this. And every one kept saying just turn it right and left as it says in the book.
        That was not that easy. What was hard to understand that the left hand tried didn’t physically mean to the left.
        I kept thinking that it was always perpendicular to the direction of the head.

        What I didn’t understand what it isn’t just right, didn’t, left. You need to go right, straight, then turn the heat right (our right) again until the head has gone 360 and faces to our left.

        So it’s the direction it is facing that matters, not the actual movement of the head to go in that direction.

        So as the owl faces you, move the head to your right once. Move the head back to you. Move the head to the right again so it spins 360 around and ends up facing to your left.
        Then turn it back the opposite way (the way it came) so it again faces you, then turn it around again to your right so it faces the back of the room.

        Finally. That thing took me ages to figure out. It was mostly because i thought I had to move the head all the way 360 to the right first (even if it ended up looking left to me) turn it back all the way around to me, then left (my left) and then back to me and then turn to the back.

        See – it’s a hard concept to get your head around! Pardon the pun lol.

    3. Escape Room Lover

      The clue for the last feather has to do with the two papers you found in the third drawer read it carefully to find the directs you need to point the owlΓÇÖs head it should be
      1. Right with wings spread
      2. Facing you (Straight)
      3 To the left
      4. Facing you
      5. All the way back so that you cannot see the owlΓÇÖs face (Facing away from you)

      Then you should get the feather.
      Hope this helped you!

      1. Fiona

        when I turn the owl’s head to the left it only goes part way and doesn’t click in. I cannot seem to get the feather.

        1. Rob

          Spin the head go the right, itll go all the way round then 👍🏻

          1. The Exc4v4nger

            Yes, spin it counterclockwise 🙂

    4. Brylie

      I figured it out! You have to turn the owls head in the directions that it says on the page and while your doing so, if your doing it correctly, the owls wings with slowly lift up higher and higher, and then the owl will fly away once you’ve done it all correctly, leaving a feather in its place.

  6. Minnie Morley

    for me i think the next part is some thing to do w figuring out the weight of your objects, like that part in roots. so far i know that worm = 0, gecko = 1, weight = 1, matches = 2, knife = 3, heart = 4, fish = 5 – but i donΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗t know what to do next. hope this can help you out!!

    1. Shango

      The measurements are digits on a clock. If you refer to the sheet it’s: Worm Heart : Gecko Fish. 04:15

      1. will

        weigh items to figure out that worm=0, gecko = 1 weight, then gecko(1) + 1 weight = matches (2), then matches(2) +gecko(1)+ 1 weight= heart(4) and heart(4) + 1 weight = fish(5).

    2. Sacha

      The time is written on the paper of the first drawer. You replace each item with his weight.

      1. AppUnwrapper

        Ughhh I kept trying to use that time (2:00) on the clock and couldnΓÇÖt understand why it didnΓÇÖt work.

      2. AppUnwrapper

        I still donΓÇÖt get why it gives a time for afternoon that doesnΓÇÖt work?

        1. The Excavanger

          It would have the same effect as in joining a portal consisted of candles and a heart (candles means you are already in the human/ghost(?) world and a heart is a key to this same world – which works to get to even from where you actually are.
          So it could work but it’d have no effect and since there is no zooming in or animation it would’t get recognised.


    3. Dan

      Look at the book in the drawer. It indicates an order for the weighted items. Using their values it gives you a time value to use with the clock.

    4. Kevin

      Set the clock for four to fifteen minutes = night

  7. Sacha

    The last part is all about the time. If you figure out each time of each part of the day you can go from morning noon night and evening and collect items. All clues are in the drawers. Read well

    1. AppUnwrapper

      Never mind, you were ahead of me. I missed the stupid clouds.

  8. Binoj Shaji

    Lol I completed the game! So good!

  9. helen


  10. helen

    how do i get the feather off of the squirrel

    1. The Excavanger

      get the sunflower seed

      go back to the afternoon time, 14:00

      feed the squirrel

      click on the squirrel

      1. Joei1977

        How do I get the sunflower seed? I have the sunflower grown. And can get it to stand up straight with moving morning Sun. CanΓÇÖt find the seed

  11. CatReader

    AppUnwrapper, the pocket watch isn’t missing any gears.
    HINT 1: Try moving different gears, to see which type can be moved.
    HINT 2: Gears must mesh, not overlap or have gaps, to transfer movement.
    HINT 3: Place a gear to mesh with the gear at the winding stem first.

  12. bookishnbemused

    Help! I’m in the egg cube, and I have the sunflower and have found the feather in the paper airplane. But the telephone only emits the winged question mark still. Additionally, I already have the hot air balloon in the grandfather clock room, and there’s a hand that comes up every now and then but I don’t know what to do with it.

    1. AppUnwrapper

      You need to turn on the gas in the hot air balloon and then light a fire.

      1. bookishnbemused

        Thank you! Finally reached the end, what a TRIP! That was my first Rusty Lake game, Iooking forward to trying them all out now.

  13. Zahra

    When I pick the telephone receiver in the last level, it shows a question mark and no letters. What do I do?

    1. The Excavanger

      It most probably means there is nothing to do with a telephone in this part of the day.
      Click on the clouds to enter this view at the clouds and move each till you get familiar shapes.
      Once the shape is in it’s form it should highlight to the colour of white.
      Hope this helps!

  14. Mary

    I somehow filled the jar with water–trying to get the lizard but it says I have to empty the jar first, can’t figure out how to do it.

      1. Nwenquin

        I dumped the water in the planter to be able to pick up the lizard, but when it comes time to water the seed, i have nothing to water it with. I am stuck on this part.

        1. Sam

          Go to the fish world thing and take out jar and touch anywhere. The room is filled with water

    1. Corgiburrito

      Never mind I didnΓÇÖt see it was already answered

  15. Ipek AG

    Thank you!

  16. Sombra

    Falta um marmore

  17. Sam

    About Step 63, I think it is supposed to be a stork instead of a heron, to symbolize the delivery of the baby.

    1. Sad

      I fed it everything and kept clicking it but itΓÇÖs not coughing up anything

  18. Julia

    My own is missing, canΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗t get the last feather, donΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗t know what to do 🙁

    1. Kim Harding

      Same thing happened to me. I think we were supposed to get the feather from the owl before turning it in to a stork.

      1. hadeel

        change the time to four to fifteen : the night time then the owl will appear.

  19. chips

    Are you supposed to get your knife back after you give it to the hand? Everytime I do, I don’t get it back. Or is there some other way to get the knife back?

    1. chips

      alright i was a lil slow when it came to reading this lol

  20. Scarlett street

    About step 28 where are the other keys I donΓÇÖt understand

    1. Scarlett street

      Oh wait I was a little slow reading it I understand now

  21. Sara

    I couldn’t get a 4th petal, but I did all the puzzles for each area, including the fireflies, book, telephone, and knife

    1. Taka

      Heya!! I had trouble with this too, but in bug form, open the book on the floor by dragging. Prop it up with the knife and you should get the last petal.

    2. Dez

      I also only got 3 petals, one from the book, the clock, and the phone, but idk how long I have go wait for the other one to drop from the mirror???

      1. Joei1977

        Move the shards of wood in the bottom of the clock to find the fourth petal

    3. The Excavanger

      I am pretty sure catching fireflies is not a need.

      Wait a second on the side towards the drawer/s.
      There should appear one, click on it (probably just like once is all it needs but try few more) until it’s not on the screen and then go to another side of the room and come right back to the drawer side, there should be petal lying on a floor.

  22. Corgiburrito

    When does the phone come in?

    1. Corgiburrito

      Never mind I thought it meant a smartphone

  23. Emelyn

    I dropped the book…..I canΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗t find it

    1. The Excavanger

      it’s on the other side of the room – you can find the same book in all four dimensions/world/lifvs/…

  24. EMELYN

    Where is the sunflower seed???

    1. Kim

      You have to go to 7:25 (I think) and go to the scene with the sunflower and the sun. Move the sun around until it knocks over the flowerpot and you get the seed!

      1. tegan

        The sun is not on screen for me to get the seed

        1. The Excavanger

          Then probably evening or morning

  25. Kath

    I have water in the jar, so I cant catch the gecko :c I actually don’t even know why the water is in there? Lmao help

      1. The Excavanger

        Yes, water the flower pot (it won’t do any progress to the sunflower)

        You prolly grabbed the water accidentally because you clicked (almost) anywhere in the fish world/dimension/view/life/…

  26. Danielle Williams

    how do i refill the jar i used to catch the gecko, with water?

    1. The Excavanger

      Because of the fact that the fish dimension/world is filled with water, click with the jar on any place in the fish dimension (except like the clock or anything with what you’d get zoomed to any object)

  27. Serene

    My squirrel isnΓÇÖt there in the morning? It went missing at some point but I ignored it. (Edit: nvm I figured out how to get it back)

    1. The Excavanger

      it’s in the afternoon, 14:00

  28. JodiFlamingo

    I can’t get the feather from the owl. I’ve tried to follow the instructions.

    1. The Excavanger

      Okay so first things first owl’s head can turn only 360╬ô├╢┬╝╬ô├╗├ª. Let’s say the default position as he is looking at you – is 360╬ô├╢┬╝╬ô├╗├ª
      From this position you can’t swipe finger/cursor to the left (as on an imaginary line).
      By that meaning we can only go below 360Γö¼Γûæ.
      So Imagine this position is 360Γö¼Γûæ

      The owl can rotate its head only to five specific positions:
      360Γö¼Γûæ (looking at you)
      270Γö¼Γûæ (looking right from your view, looking left from his view)
      180Γö¼Γûæ (looking behind the owl himself)
      90Γö¼Γûæ (looking left from your view, looking right from his view)
      0╬ô├╢┬╝╬ô├╗├ª (looking at you ‘straight’)

      So there’s the sequence you need to click/tap – rotate – release the click/tap the owl’s head:
      Γò¼├┤Γö£├æΓö£├Ñ 270╬ô├╢┬╝╬ô├╗├ª(=’right’)
      → 360°(=looking at you)
      Γò¼├┤Γö£├æΓö£├Ñ 90╬ô├╢┬╝╬ô├╗├ª(=’left’)
      Γò¼├┤Γö£├æΓö£├Ñ 0╬ô├╢┬╝╬ô├╗├ª(=’looking at you ‘straight’)
      Γò¼├┤Γö£├æΓö£├Ñ 180╬ô├╢┬╝╬ô├╗├ª(‘back’)

      Hope this helped.
      Be sure to have the feather in your inventory!

  29. Emily

    The upside down painting refuses to rip. It just moves back and forth. Is there a way to fix that?

    1. Dez

      Tap it quick until the corner comes down, then tap it again and it should start to roll, then pull

  30. Sue Hollar

    I have fed the heron, but it will not drop the baby. Help!

    1. Sad

      Did you ever figure it out?

    2. The Excavanger

      You used the egg for the feather.

      Feed the stork/heron with (I believe order doesn’t matter) heart, fish, worm, gecko.
      Then just tap/click on the neck like two or three times in order to make it want to, well, vomit.
      There goes the baby!

  31. Marie James

    I only found 2 petals. I’ve done the phone, the mirror, the clock and the book. I didn’t pick up the ones from the clock and the phone but they’ve gone. I’ve got the egg and 2 petals and I’m stuck as a worm

  32. Cris

    Freaken sun flower just won’t fall ╬ô├½├¡Γò₧├åΓö£ΓöÉΓö¼├¡ it’s driving me crazy.

    1. The Excavanger

      Place the sun like in the middle of the rightest part of the screen

  33. Kylie Young

    Im soooo confused rn, it isnt allowing me to take the book!!!!

  34. Freya

    The bird feeding sequence doesnΓÇÖt work, I do the sequence and then it resets back to 3 brown chicks again :/

    1. The Excavanger

      Just basically select the bird which is new

      after selecting as the first bird the one which is different among the other two

      For me, iirc, it was like:
      mouth closed >> mouth opened >> orange bird with mouth closed >> orange bird with mouth opened >> grey bird with mouth closed >> grey bird with mouth open >> finger >> stork with bended neck with mouth closed >> stork with bended neck with mouth open >> stork with straightenned neck with mouth open.

      Just the new one but first start with the different one.

  35. Z.p

    Thanks so much. It was awesome. Really helpful❤❤❤

  36. Rozhan

    HELP!!I was playing the game until around step 56 on my own,when i got stuck and had to check the site for help,and now i realized i missed the scales in the morning room,i dont have any scales and im stuck in noon,pls help

  37. Elinor

    What was the point of the elixir?

    1. The Excavanger

      The main key to the Window dimension.

      The side keys are the familiar Four Elements of Nature.

  38. John Andrei Pasol

    The sun that will grow the sunflower is gone. I must have skipped it and proceed on another puzzle. What can I do?

  39. Bleep Bloop Blop

    I need help, when I go back to the fish world it has no book floating by the mirror

  40. Tera

    When I give the bird all the food the baby down not come out itΓÇÖs throat

  41. Nic

    Thank you for the secret ending info!

  42. Polly

    I don’t know what I’m going wrong but I never can get the first jar full when I get through the tunnel. :/

  43. aidan

    I’m stuck in the mirror with my wings and the moon…

  44. Tara

    Samsara rooms

  45. Tara

    I pulled the book it has dussapeared but no marble plz help

  46. Coolstuff15

    I didn’t read the full instructions and I fed the stork everything before I could weigh the items. I feel like crying-

  47. Ludmilla Bravo

    Thank you so muck for the help. I can’t wait for their next game.

  48. Liz

    HELP I am missing a feather and have already fed the stork all the items ?

  49. Darya

    where did the seed come from?

  50. Bern

    The “fish home” book w 2:15 in it is NOT THERE. Nor is the next human-home jump’s book on floor “seeds”…. Lowes the flow, there clues only way past these 2 huge gaffes

  51. Scuttlebutt

    The owl does not fly away even though I’ve rotated the head according to all the directions given here.
    That last feather would allow me to finish the game, but he will not fly off.

  52. Zaria

    Her video has a shrimp but I see nothing about a shrimp and I completed it .. am confused

  53. Conan

    I can’t find the last plume because the third egg doesn’t appear, LOL

  54. Maria Eduarda da Silva Santos

    A cabeça da coruja não vira para a esquerda, ela só volta, não gira, não consigo pegar a pena

  55. soupyfork


  56. temmielover

    i cant get the last feather

  57. Harry

    Somebody explain how tf am i going to solve the pressing the chicks in their shells riddle without cheating? Great game up until this point, now that i have had to cheat the game has lots its charm.

    1. Sorry

      just tap on the only chick with a new thing

  58. Holly

    Did the game get an update? Regarding step 24 above, I didn’t get a marble on the book shelf, only the one inside the book. Does anyone know of another location?

  59. Lorie

    I had to empty my jar of water to catch the lizard. Now there’s no water to make the seed grow. How do I fill up the jar?

  60. Orian

    Help! It wont give me the lastp marble when I pull the book out, what do I do??!!

  61. Dia

    Thanks for the walkthrough, I was really stuck on this game.

  62. Miles

    I can’t do the wool fether

  63. Rylee Swensen

    I canΓÇÖt seem to get the owl to turn his head to the left all the way and when I turn his head around he doesnΓÇÖt fly off or give me a feather

    1. Charity

      You have to turn it right then it should go all the way around :]

  64. Charity

    What do I do with the weighing part I am so confused please someone help me 🙏

  65. Kayla Schiavoni

    Help the books got in the right space then the book disappeared with no
    marble so i only have 3 still

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