You might expect a medieval adventure to come from jolly ol' England or somewhere else in Europe, but the latest one comes from Brazil in the form of Kaverna Mortal, from solo indie developer Cristiano Simão dos Santos.
While we typically think of the internet as a place where we can surf in anonymity, the truth is that users leave a trail of digital breadcrumbs in their wake that can be stored and tracked by both governments and private entities alike. Mainlining, a newly-released point-and-click hacking sim adventure, follows this paranoia-inducing reality to its logical conclusion, casting players as a government agent snooping internet users’ personal data to solve crimes and bring them to justice.
Medieval times are a rich resource for fantasy adventure, particularly when spiced up with some supernatural elements. The lastest such endeavour is AO2Game's Greenwood: The Last Ritual, which is now available for download.
Lots of us may be a little afraid of things that go bump in the night. But what if you're blind, and "night" is all you know... and the things going bump may just be trying to kill you? If that sounds scary enough, then the table is set for The Deep End Games' Perception, coming to PC and PS4 later this year.
It's inevitable that every innovative game will inspire others to follow, attempting to improve and put their own unique spin on the fledgling new formula. Such is the case with Her Story, which has influenced a number of database-centered adventures since its release last year. The latest such game is How to shoot a criminal, an investigative mystery from indie French studio Pandorica that has just released on PC.
The island names may be different, but the familiar old-school adventuring goodness hasn't changed much from the classic days of Monkey Island to the upcoming Bayou Island from Andy Howard Games.
There are tons of horror games available, but there's no mistaking a Rem Michalski horror game. With last year's release of the Downfall remake behind him, the indie developer of The Cat Lady is preparing to bring his distinctive brand of horror to adventure audiences once again with his latest title, Lorelai.
Other than the Cubs winning the World Series, Chicago has been in a world of hurt lately – quite literally, with its escalating violence and horrific murder rate. The city's infamous south side must make for a perilous place to live and raise a family, which is exactly the premise behind Culture Shock Games' upcoming We Are Chicago, due for release early next month.
There's good news and bad news for fans looking forward to the expected launch of Eastshade, the upcoming painting-themed first-person adventure. The bad news is that Eastshade has been delayed about a year. The good news is that in the meantime you can play a smaller game set in the same world called Leaving Lyndow, which is due for release early next month.
There have been plenty of Japanese horror games and movies over the years, but far fewer from Taiwan. That discrepancy is about to get a little smaller in just a few days with the upcoming release of Detention, a new horror-themed sidescroller from indie developer RedCandleGames.