"And the winner is... We don't know."
Full motion video definitely isn't dead. Doctor Dekker is, though, and one of his patients killed him. In the upcoming FMV whodunit The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker, it'll be your task to delve deeply into these troubled minds in order to deduce the culprit, hopefully without going mad yourself.
Alice & Smith has certainly been busy lately. First there was the paranormal alternate reality thriller The Black Watchmen. Then came the announcement of the first TBW spin-off, the story-based hacking sim NITE Team 4. Now the Montreal-based developer has unleashed on Steam Early Access the oddly-titled Ahnayro: The Dream World, yet another facet of the Black Watchmen shared universe, though the exact relationship to these other titles is apparently being kept a mystery for now.
Waking up alone and disoriented in alien-looking desert territory is frightening enough, but what if you have limited time left to save yourself and discover what has happened to this world? This is the urgent mandate behind Breached, a short but replayable 3D sci-fi adventure by Drama Drifters that has just been released.
They say that death is life's next great adventure, and certainly in this genre that's repeatedly true. The latest death-is-only-the-beginning tale belongs to a skeleton named Skinny, who's set to star in an upcoming comic adventure from Italy called The Wardrobe.
One of the wonderful things about the indie game development is the sheer diversity it brings with it; there's something for everyone. In the case of Farnham Fables, an episodic series from Ethrea Dreams, that something includes princes who take the bus, lizard people on farms, a retro aesthetic last seen in the late ‘80s, and reading. Lots and lots of reading.
Is Dexter up to his old tricks again? Well, no, wrong franchise, but there's another serial killer on the loose who only kills criminals, and you'll be tasked to catch him (or her) in Apeirogon's upcoming adventure Silhouette.
Usually saints are equated with holiness and miraculous blessings, but the opposite can be said for Saint Kotar, an upcoming psychological horror adventure due for release in 2017.
The world of Pan may involve lost boys, fairy dust, and pirate ships, but the world of Pan-Pan will involve broken spaceships, "environmental narrative storytelling" and "world-shifting riddles" when it launches this summer. It's twice the Pan!
If it seems like people are already starting to lose their humanity by spending more time plugged into technology than ever, imagine what it will be like in the future when we essentially abandon an increasingly dystopian real world in favour of a utopian virtual one. This is the bleak and troubling backdrop for the upcoming sci-fi thriller from Daedalic and writer Martin Ganteföhr called State of Mind.
Disney's decision to discontinue its own game development may have seemed like bad news at the time, but it's turning out okay for adventure fans, as former Black Rock Studio members are collaborating with the writer of popular puzzler The Room to create Blackwood Crossing, a story-driven adventure coming out later this year.
Greek mythology is renowned for its larger-than-life Olympians that demand to be taken oh-so-seriously. Or at least, it has been until now, as Zeus Quest Remastered: Anagenissis of Gaia turns that idea on its head with a "silly" take on classic tales.
Though we've likely all experienced childhood night scares, not all monsters are scary and mean. In fact, some of them are kind and crucial to our welfare, like the dream monsters in Deceptive Games' upcoming four-part adventure, The Secret Monster Society.
Hacking simulation games allow players to engage in highly-stylized fictional acts of cybercrime and espionage, without the risk of the pesky prison sentences and exorbitant fines that accompany such activities in the real world. For those who appreciate prominent story elements to go along with their virtual hacking, Montreal-based developer Alice & Smith has announced NITE Team 4, an upcoming standalone spin-off from The Black Watchmen, their paranormal alternate reality adventure that completed its second season earlier this month.