Most adventure game designs begin on paper, but rarely is paper the primary component of the finished product. That's what sets Papetura apart, as the new point-and-click adventure from indie Polish developer Petums is made entirely of paper. It's also seeking a little special paper of its own through an Indiegogo fundraising campaign.
The afterlife has always been kind to adventure games, so here's hoping it is once again in the upcoming Goetia, a supernatural point-and-click mystery currently seeking funding through Kickstarter.
Peter Moorhead, the force behind 2014’s sci-fi mystery Stranded, is preparing an all-new treat for fans of cyber-noir storytelling. The upcoming Murder is a retro science fiction story, this time dealing with themes of morality in the face of technological evolution.
Out of the heart of Romania, from deepest Transylvania, comes the announcement of a 2D point-and-click comic adventure about… Cthulhu? Yes, there’s not a vampire in sight in Stuck in Attic’s Gibbous: A Cthulhu Adventure, a game that “lovingly spoofs” the works of one H. P. Lovecraft. Gibbous will seek to take the writer’s dark subject matter, creatures, and locations, and give them a light-hearted, contemporary twist in the style of classic LucasArts adventure favorites.
As many of us shiver through the cold, dark winter months, we can start looking ahead to Missing from indie Italian developer LetsPlay, a new horror-adventure set in the cold, dark winter of 1973.
Independent developer Svarun Games has announced a project in the pipeline that will appeal to fans of classic 2D point-and-click adventure games. Taking a break from their other endeavor – the continuing work on their premier title, Vsevolod – Svarun is shifting focus to K’nossos, a game with “strong emphasis on unique atmosphere, immersing puzzles and gripping storyline.”
Although they both rose to prominence in the 1990s, TV dramas Twin Peaks and The X-Files are still inspiring storytellers more than twenty years on with their blend of the seemingly ordinary with the mysterious. Following in their footsteps, British developer Variable State is hard at work on a new first-person adventure game, Virginia.
Zoetrope Interactive is no stranger to H.P. Lovecraft, having previous created the Darkness Within horror series. With their earlier games recently re-released as Director's Cuts, now the indie Turkish developers are setting their sights on a new Lovecraft-influenced adventure with the upcoming Mountains of Madness.
The arrival of The Inquisitor was once dreaded news, but now it's welcome news for adventure gamers, as Microïds has announced the surprise launch of Nicolas Eymerich, The Inquisitor: Book II - The Village.
One of the key things that makes humans different from computers is our ability to love, but with that ability comes the danger of being hurt. This is one of the themes explored in the upcoming else Heart.Break(), a "game about friendship, love and technology in a place where bits have replaced atoms."
Like Bill Murray's character in the 1993 film Groundhog Day, when video game protagonists die or fail to complete certain objectives, they are forced to relive those moments over and over again. Usually, however, game characters aren’t aware of the time-loops in which they become stuck. But what if they did know? What effect would it have on both the character in question and on the gameplay of which they are a part?
The Last Door proved that retro graphics can still be effective in creating moody psychological atmosphere, and now indie Italian developer Bad Tale Studios are following suit with Under that Rain, which is now raising funds through Indiegogo.
The world did not end in 2012, but does that mean the Mayan prediction was untrue, or was disaster averted by one eccentric willing to make the necessary sacrifice to the gods? A new adventure by indie Spanish developer Luis Ruiz explores just such a premise in his upcoming debut title, along with the more pertinent question: where in today's world can you round up enough Damn Virgins?
Halloween 2014 may have passed, but it’s never too early to start looking forward to next year’s spooks, such as those promised in a new psychological horror adventure called The Dark Inside Me, which is seeking funding on Indiegogo.