Alice VR, as the title rather bluntly suggests, is inspired by Lewis Carroll's classic Alice in Wonderland and designed for virtual reality. So far, so straightforward. However, Polish developers Carbon Studio have also got a pretty major twist up their sleeves: sci-fi. Anxious white rabbits and grinning cats are replaced by interstellar spaceships and robots, and the rabbit hole's more metaphorical than literal, but hopefully the scent of fantastical adventure will remain when the game is released later this year.
When it comes to videogames, the only thing scarier than being all alone in the dark is the possibility that you might not be. In a new psychological horror adventure from Deceptive Games, that very question is at the heart of ALONE?
Whoever said slackers never achieve anything might just change their mind after playing Elroy and the Aliens, a point-and-click adventure currently in production by the decidedly hard-working Slovenian developer Motiviti.
Ever since its stunning debut announcement as a PlayStation exclusive back in 2013, RiME has been one of the more highly anticipated titles for fans of open world adventures. And yet with so few updates in the last couple years, is there cause for concern that the project has been shelved? Not so! In fact, the game is gearing up for a 2017 release, this time across multiple platforms with a couple of new publishers in tow.
With all due respect to Johnny Cash, the boy named Sue ain't got nuthin' on indie developer Steve Gabry's boy named Sally Face, the star of a new episodic series that just debuted on Windows and Mac.
Imagine for a moment that an evil witch has kidnapped a group of innocent children. Who would you send to the rescue? The police? A passing action hero? A time-travelling scientific pop group? The answer's obvious, at least according to British developer James Lightfoot and his "otherworldly" adventure The Mystery of Woolley Mountain, which has successfully met its Kickstarter campaign target.
We've all heard the sci-fi stories about mankind creating sentient machines that eventually overrun their makers. What seems far more realistic, however, is that mankind wipes itself out and any artificial lifeforms remain to pick up the pieces. This is the premise behind The Uncertain, a three-part episodic adventure set to debut next month.
The line between traditional adventures and interactive narrative experiences continues to get ever more blurred. The newest game to walk that hazy space between the two is The Thin Silence, an indie game from two-man Australian team Two PM that is due out later this year.
If it's true that you get what you deserve, then horror fans might want to think about getting the newly-released You Deserve, a 3D first-person survival horror from indie developer TGA Company.
If these are the dog days of summer (for many of us), then what better time to announce the forthcoming arrival of Don't Disturb, an Asian-flavoured 2D puzzle-adventure starring a canine experiencing life after death.
If there's just one person's house you could get permission to freely rummage through for a little puzzling adventure, you couldn't go wrong choosing Leonardo Da Vinci's in 1506 Florence. And thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, that's exactly what we'll have a chance to do this fall when The House of Da Vinci is released.
While various ports have been announced for The Inner World since its original release in 2013, nothing has been said about a sequel. Turns out, however, that work on a new game has been happening right under our noses, as revealed in today's announcement of Studio Fizbin's upcoming The Last Wind Monk.
One positive side-effect of video gaming’s ever-increasing popularity is the resulting boost in diversity. While the industry still has work to do, it’s much easier to find varied representations of gender, race, ethnicity and sexual orientation among titles available today than it was just a few years ago. Case in point: Escape from Pleasure Planet, an unabashedly pro-gay sci-fi adventure. The brainchild of Australian indie developer Luke Miller, the game recently achieved its funding goals on Kickstarter and is now headed toward release early next year.
With the possible exception of James Bond in Moonraker, spies and space haven't traditionally been the best of bedfellows. Which is strange, when you think about it, for two genres so focused on thrills and tension. British indie studio Pixel Spill apparently agrees, aiming to take the Cold War spy thriller and fire it into orbit with their upcoming adventure Outreach.