October 2016
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Oct

Halloween parties are always fun and games until someone loses a tail... Wait, what? Well, yes, the stakes are a little different in SeaLeft Studios' Sleuthhound series, comprised completely of anthropomorphic animals. In the newest release, The Halloween Deception, players will be called upon to stop a costume party's pranks from spinning dangerously out of control.



30

Oct

Of all the possible horrors associated with being standed alone in space, it's perhaps the terrors of the mind that are the most dangerous. We'll find out soon enough whether that's true again in Tether, an indie sci-fi thriller from Freesphere Entertainment coming sometime next year.



30

Oct

It’s hard enough sometimes for adults to rationalize the things they do, so asking a child to understand an adult’s decisions, especially when those choices are harmful, can be particularly difficult. Exploring this topic is the crux of Lydia, a narrative-driven adventure game being prepped by Finnish indie studio Platonic Partnership for release early next year.



29

Oct

While we tend to think of dolls as being the source of comfort and joy to young children, put one in a horror game and all hell breaks loose (sometimes literally). As you can imagine with a title like Weeping Doll, the newly-released PlayStation VR adventure, this is not the happy kind of doll story.



20

Oct

Tracing back genealogies is all the rage these days, but what if you could actually grow your own? That is the unusual premise behind Rusty Lake: Roots, a new indie adventure released today on PC and Android devices. But then, we wouldn't expect anything less than unusual from a series that proudly wears its strangeness on its sleeve.



16

Oct

You've just arrived on a beautiful, unknown world. You have no idea how you got here, or why, but with the aid of messages left behind by a stranger you start to uncover a deeper mystery. The Search, by solo Californian indie developer Jason Godbey, is heavily inspired by first-person adventure classics like Myst and Riven, but with the promise of a "surreal twist".



15

Oct

Sometime this winter, many of us will find ourselves wishing we could control the weather. But while we won't be able to do that literally, we will be able to do it virtually in Stirfire Studios' upcoming VR adventure Symphony of the Machine.



14

Oct

It's been several years since we last heard from Oz Orwell, the fraudulent ghost-hunter who found more than he bargained for when venturing into Angst Mansion back in 2012. But ever since The Crawling Chaos... nothing, both for Oz and for gamers. All that changes today, however, with the PC release of Oz Orwell and the Exorcist.



12

Oct

If you think the world is hard to wrap your head around now, just wait until you try it in the dystopian future of Asylopole, an upcoming adventure from indie French developer Mickaël Pixoala.



9

Oct

The nature of a pen pal relationship is always one with a degree of mystery, given the physical separation of its participants. But it's all the more so when your pen pal disappears, having run away after allegedly murdering someone, as is the case in Kadokawa Games' upcoming Root Letter.



8

Oct

If there's one incontrovertible rule of time travel, it's don't mess with history! In the newly-released "stealth adventure" called The Challenge, it will be your difficult task to ensure that nobody does that very thing.



2

Oct

In EDI Games' upcoming 96 Mill, players are sent in to assist a demolitions expert in bringing down a building with a troubled history of scandal and mysterious disappearances. What could go wrong? If you're an adventure gamer (and you are), here's hoping the answer is "plenty!" when the new horror adventure from the creator of STATIC: Investigator Training is released this fall.