When Adventure Mob decided to bring aboard some industry veterans to assist with creating their new point-and-click adventure, the indie Israel-based studio went straight to two of the genre's most successful designers, enlisting Lori and Corey Cole, the husband-and-wife team behind Sierra’s adventure/RPG hybrid series Quest for Glory. The game resulting from their partnership: the reggae-flavored Bolt Riley, now seeking funding through Kickstarter.
Bolt Riley takes an irreverent approach to the adventure game formula. The titular hero is a struggling musician in his hometown of Trenchtown, Jamaica. He’s not out to save the world or right a heinous wrong; Bolt dreams of making it big with his band one day. In his mind, he’s the greatest thing that’s ever happened to reggae music, and with the help of his band he just may overcome a local gang of Rude Boys, find inspiration, and write some jammin’ songs along the way.
Ever wanted to go back and revisit key moments in your past? Is there never a time-travelling DeLorean or a mad scientist around when you need one? Thomas Pancake – Mr Pancake, to you – feels your pain.
Published in 2002, Syberia is renowned among adventure fans for its memorable characters, intriguing atmosphere, and unique art style. Over a decade later, ex-Microïds (and later White Birds) developers Olivier Fontenay and Michel Bams have teamed up once again to form Mando Productions, and their upcoming point-and-click adventure The Dead Flowers Case promises gamers more of the imaginative art and puzzling gameplay that they've come to know and love.
Fans of games with real-life settings and storylines should keep an eye on Mudlarks, an upcoming indie adventure inspired by Gabriel Knight and other Sierra and LucasArts classics.
The fear of the unknown is one of man’s true primal fears – nothing is quite as frightening as finding yourself trapped in unfamiliar surroundings and having no power to change your situation. Which is exactly what indie developer Amr Mohsen is counting on. Tapping into this disorientation, upcoming point-and-click mystery adventure Vague explores the question of how far we’re willing to go when stripped of all the trappings of a safe, everyday life.
In this episodic adventure series, a man named McCoy one day finds himself unceremoniously locked away in a strange room with an even stranger cellmate, much to his dismay. Not knowing who imprisoned him or why he’s been locked up here – or even where here is – McCoy attempts an escape. And that’s when things take a real turn for the bizarre...
Time to dryclean those tights and dust off that cape because the three-part Supreme League of Patriots is coming to save the day, beginning early next year.
If you love cyberpunk but sometimes wonder what would happen if the technology was dialed back somewhat, then you’re in for a real treat later this year as Blendo Games is putting the finishing touches on what designer Brenon Chung calls a “twentieth century cyberpunk” adventure: Quadrilateral Cowboy.
Fresh off the success of its recent Kickstarter campaign, Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths is being localised into English and will soon be coming to the PC and numerous other platforms.
Most wartime settings tend to be found in strategy games or first-person shooters, but in 2014 the adventure genre will be getting one of its own in Valiant Hearts: The Great War, from French developer Ubisoft Montpellier.
Oslo-based Colonthree Enterprises hopes to bring some feline-flavored adventure gaming to your PC, Mac, and mobile devices early next year with the debut episode of Catmouth Island, currently seeking funding on Indiegogo.
With his upcoming ghost-hunting adventure The Last Crown not expected to meet its previously-announced Halloween release date, Jonathan Boakes has announced a side project to tide over his fans. The Halloween Haunting is a Last Crown prequel story that will be released as a DRM-free download later this month.
Twenty years after Gabriel Knight’s adventure game debut, the Shadow Hunter is making a comeback thanks to a deal between Activision, who holds the license to the Gabriel Knight IP, and Jane Jensen, the series’ creator. After months of fan speculation, Jensen announced today that her indie studio Pinkerton Road is working on a 20th Anniversary remake of Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers – a project that up until now has been referred to only cryptically as “Mystery Game X.”
A rogue crewman, a sabotaged spaceship, a mission gone wrong. And here you are: stuck on the iciest moon of Jupiter, forced to unravel an ominous mystery whilst desperately trying to survive... This is Europa 2022, an indie 3D adventure currently seeking funds on Kickstarter.
Adventure fans who prefer their games to have a heavy dose of artistic flair will be pleased to hear that the indie adventure Beyond eyes has been sighted on Indiegogo.