It's been nearly six years since Jack Keane confronted a crazed scientist with a trained army of monkeys on Tooth Island, and at long last the bumbling ship's captain is back in an all-new swashbuckling adventure, The Fire Within.
Professor Hershel Layton has spawned several successful puzzle-adventures on the Nintendo DS platforms, and now he's spawned a son, who debuts in a game of his own today as Layton Brothers: Mystery Room launches today on iOS.
Leisure Suit Larry's unspoken motto has always been "if at first you don't succeed, try, try again." But even though he did succeed in spawning an incredibly popular series of classic comic Sierra adventures in the 1980s and '90s, he's still game to try again, bigger and better than ever in the newly-released Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards: Reloaded.
The devil may be in the details, but it seems he also found his way into The Detail, a "grim" episodic mystery adventure currently in production for release next year.
The indie adventure scene continues to crank out new releases in the absence of many higher-profile launches, and the latest to be delivered to PCs is Alexander Kucherenko's Adventures of Max Fax.
It's been nearly five years since players last encountered Dracula in a full-fledged adventure game, but time is meaningless to vampires, and the notorious Transylvanian Count has re-emerged today like he was never away in his fourth outing, Dracula 4: The Shadow of the Dragon.
It's not just any pirate who's willing to share treasure freely, but Nelly Cootalot is one such buccaneer, as a playable demo of her second adventure is now available for download.
The success of titles like Heavy Rain and L.A. Noire didn't lead to a flood of new big-budget adventures like we'd hoped, but there's at least one AAA adventure on the horizon in the form of Square Enix's Murdered: Soul Suspect.
It may be a slow time for big-name adventures right now, but that hasn't stopped the indies from cranking them out this month, with no fewer than four new releases in recent days.
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Being one of the select few survivors of a plague would be a horror of (literally) epidemic proportions in real life, but it sure makes for great gaming fodder. At least, the indie developers at Crashable Studios are hoping it does, as they've recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to finance their retro indie adventure, Alum.
You just can't keep a zombie adventure down. Of course, in the case of Telltale's The Walking Dead, that's a very good thing, making today's video teaser and announcement of an upcoming single episode downloadable expansion welcome news indeed.
Providing gamers with a little late-night entertainment, the indie creators of Lune have just launched a browser-based alpha demo for their unique moon-based puzzler.
The word "harvest" may bring to mind pastoral scenes of farms and fields, but it takes on a whole different meaning in the upcoming futuristic detective mystery by that name, currently seeking funds through Kickstarter.
After being teased with some stylish hand-painted watercolor screenshots of The Coral Cave, adventure fans will want to keep a close eye on Atelier Sentô's surreal Okinawa island-based title until it's released late next year.