With Professor Layton off moonlighting with Phoenix Wright recently, it's been left to the younger generation of Laytons to pick up the slack. After giving son Alfendi the lead role in 2013's mobile spin-off Layton Brothers: Mystery Room, now developer LEVEL-5 is thrusting the Professor's daughter Katrielle into the starring role in her own puzzling adventure, Lady Layton: The Millionaire Ariadone’s Conspiracy.
Most people might not think of the Renaissance period as ideal fodder for a comedic adventure game, but British indie developer Joe Richardson isn’t most people. His first commercial outing, The Preposterous Awesomeness of Everything, showcased his eccentric sensibilities with a game full of collage-style artwork and animation and satirical humor. Now he’s using those same creative capabilities in the upcoming Four Last Things, which has successfully completed its modest Kickstarter campaign.
Poor orphans. As if their familial losses weren't bad enough, nothing ever seems to go right for them in the orphanages, at least in popular entertainment media. This tragic reality is true once again in the newly-released Mystery of Ravenhallows, and it's your job to figure out what happened to the children who have vanished without a trace.
Ahhh, 1980s cop drama: Think Dirty Harry, Sonny Bonds, and even Sonny Crockett. Those days may seem long gone, but they're about to make a triumphant return in 11 bit studios' upcoming adventure-sim Beat Cop.
There aren't many adventure games for kids, and those that do exist tend to be cartoony edutainment games. Into that void steps Sofus and the Moonmachine, a charming-looking "interactive storybook" from indie Danish developer The Outer Zone that's just been released on iOS, with an Android version soon to follow.
Normally the thought of getting lupus would be a terrible thing, but not when it's Lupus in Fabula, a surreal new indie adventure that has just launched for Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms.
Life after death continues to be fertile soil for adventure games. Now London developer Arrogant Pixel is preparing to venture into Purgatory, putting the finishing touches on the debut installment of its new episodic trilogy, The Tale of Doris and the Dragon.
The legacy of Myst is still going strong, not only with the upcoming release of Cyan's own Obduction, but with a slew of new indie adventures coming fast and furious. The latest to join the growing stable of 3D exploratory puzzle-adventures is ZED, which recently achieved (and exceeded) its Kickstarter goal.
A new moon phase starts today for Myst-style adventure fans, as indie French developer François Roussel's Haven Moon has quietly arisen on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Summer is the big season for movies, so what better time for the release of Projector Face, a point-and-click adventure from indie developer Fluik Entertainment.