Binoculars, or the Telescope, are a recurring item in the Rusty Lake games, appearing in the Cube Escape series and other related games.
Cube Escape: SeasonsEdit
Binoculars appear in the Summer, on the top of a set of drawers, behind a plant pot. They are used on the nearby window to closely examine the moon. On the moon, the player can see the Woman looking back at them and writing down the code for the safe. She is then murdered by a Corrupted Soul.
Cube Escape: The MillEdit
Binoculars can be found on the top floor of the Mill, inside a cabinet next to a pair of knitting needles. They are used twice in the game, both times to view out of the same window, as Harvey blocks the other possible viewpoint. They are initially used to closely examine the Chapel, as the player cannot see the date carved onto the wall, which is needed to open the door to the Mill's pumphouse. The second time they are used is to view a beam of light coming down on Dale Vandermeer, as Mr. Owl approaches to transport him to Rusty Lake.
Rusty Lake: RootsEdit
The binoculars first appear in the the Staircase chapter in 1870, after the secret code door on the bookcase is completed to open the secret compartment. It is used to view out of the window towards the Rusty Lake Hotel, where the player can see the guests in the window. Their silhouettes can then be used to solve another puzzle to open the hidden staircase.
It then appears again in the Masks chapter, inside a locked cabinet. Once obtained, it is used to look around Rusty Lake and its features through the open window. If the weather is rainy or snowy, the player can see Mr. Crow's shadow and two of the four symbols needed to open another cabinet in the room to obtain the Moon Mask. If the sky outside is dark, the binoculars can be used to once again view the moon, where a Corrupted Soul can be seen looking back through another window.
- Despite being called 'binoculars' every appearance in a game, they are consistently depicted as a monocular telescope. A larger, mounted telescope also appears in Rusty Lake: Roots.
See also: Binoculars/Gallery