The argument is familiar to any adventure gamer: detractors decry the genre as stagnant, having seen no real gameplay evolution since graphic adventures crowded out their text-only counterparts. Many adventure fans respond: “why change a winning formula?”. Developer North Side aims to stir up this old debate with Bot Colony, an episodic espionage-foiling adventure doing away with many familiar adventure gaming staples and replacing them with voice-controlled communication.
From the maw of Kickstarter – or as the case may be here, from the twisted pink tentacles – comes word of Octopus City Blues, a surreal new adventure game developed by Ghost in a Bottle, an independent team of six hailing from various parts of the globe.
It's not often that games can be both a prequel and sequel, but Daedalic's Memoria is poised to be just that as it releases today for PC and Mac.
There's been a suicide in the Hotel Lisbon! Except, just how could anyone manage to stab themselves 14 times in the back? While quietly drinking coffee?
Little Red Dog Games wants your money, but they don't want you giving it to them blindly. The indie Canadian developer has just launched a crowdfunding campaign for its debut point-and-click political comedy adventure Conspirocracy that will also serve to support the Foundation Fighting Blindness.
The biggest complaint from gamers (including us) when Dracula 4: The Shadow of the Dragon was released earlier this summer was that it wasn't a whole game! An abrupt, unexpected "to be continued" left a bad taste in many mouths, but fortunately we don't have long to wait for the story's conclusion, as Anuman Interactive today announced that Dracula 5: The Blood Legacy will be released later this year under its Microïds adventure label.
Gamers who like a little sci-fi with their adventuring have a reason to smile today, as word of the indie-developed Shadow of Nebula, a third-person point-and-click game, just dropped out of hyperspace.
For years, Doctor John Watson has lived firmly in the shadow of consulting detective Sherlock Holmes. Indie developer Victory Square Games aims to change that, however, with the release of Elementary, My Dear Holmes! early next year if they're able to secure crowdfunding for their role-reversal adventure.
It's been six years since an Agatha Christie mystery last graced computer screens, but the drought looks set to end soon, as Anuman Interactive announced today that they've acquired the rights to publish new games based on Christie's novels under its Microïds adventure label.
He may have fallen short on his crowdfunding campaign for A Vampyre Story: Year One, but that isn't holding Bill Tiller back from creating new games, as the acclaimed artist/designer is joining forces with Swiss animation studio IF Games to release a new two-part adventure called Perils of Man on iPad later this year.
What do you call a game with plenty of exploration but no combat and no puzzles other than unravelling the grand mystery of what went wrong? You call it Gone Home, that's what, an experimental investigative adventure released today by The Fullbright Company.
It's been 15 years since the bandages came off in Dreamforge's memorably disturbing Sanitarium, and at long last the key developers from the 36th best all-time adventure game are back with a "spiritual successor", a new psychological horror game called Shades of Sanity that is now seeking support through Kickstarter.
Move over Guybrush, there's a new pirate in town!
It's not often that Xbox 360 owners can lord adventure game supremacy over everyone else, but for the next few weeks they'll be able to do just that after the release of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.