Ghostly possession has proven to be a winning adventure game mechanic, and indie Irish developer Outsider Games is hoping to continue that success with Wailing Heights, a “supernatural, body-hopping adventure game” set to debut on PC with a mobile version to follow. Featuring offbeat characters like vegan werewolves, hipster vampires, and gossiping ghosts, the game promises to be “part point & click adventure, part sardonic crime thriller”.
The characters featured in Norse mythology are likely familiar to most: Thor and his hammer Mjolnir; Loki the trickster and his son, Fenrir the wolf; the Valkyries and their horseback rides to the battlefield to carry the dead to Valhalla. But what about the unlikely mortals who get drawn into the gods' exploits? Telling their story is the basis of tiny & Tall: Gleipnir, an upcoming point-and-click adventure game by French comic artist Antoine "pins" Piers.
Dealing with grief and guilt can be difficult at the best of times, but all the more so when forced to confront the nightmarish physical manifestations of those feelings. Such is the premise that awaits players in Charlotte's Dream, a retro indie adventure currently seeking funding through Kickstarter.
Ever feel like you're going nowhere fast? Well, that may just be a possibility for iOS and Ouya gamers, as indie Spanish developer DarkPath Studio is currently working on a first-person mystery adventure, Nowhere: Lost Memories.
It's been more than a decade since we last heard about Alida, but the first-person puzzler from indie developer Cos Russo is warming up again with an iOS port this summer and a brand new sequel planned for further down the line.
In two full seasons so far, Telltale's The Walking Dead has focused on its own original characters, but the next installment of the series will be the three-part Michonne, centering around the titular character from Robert Kirkman's comic books.
A little cynicism is healthy for any adventure game fan, but indie French developer COWCAT is aiming to deliver a heaping dollop of it early next year with Demetrios: The BIG Cynical Adventure.
It's a mystery why there aren't more mobile adventures made, but one mystery that has made it onto iOS and Android devices is Relentless Software's The Trace.
If the concept of a stranger exploring surreal open worlds, solving puzzles and following the guidance of two conflicting interests worked for Myst, there's no reason it can't work again for Quern: Undying Thoughts, a new first-person adventure currently raising funds through Kickstarter.
Old, abandoned buildings can be the perfect setting for first-person exploration adventures, and indie Australian developer Ben Droste is hoping that proves true once again when it opens up the castle doors of The Eyes of Ara, currently seeking crowdfunding through Kickstarter.