The last few days of one's prison sentence must be an anxious but exciting time, with the monotony of captivity giving way to the freedom of an uncertain future, but all the more so when you're an inmate aboard an orbiting spaceship. Indie developer Sky Trail is certainly counting on that as the premise of Trajectory, a 3D sci-fi adventure due to release next month.
Growing up isn't easy. There are sacrifices to make, challenges to overcome, and hard lessons to be learned. But it can also come with great hope and joy, and the journey isn't nearly as lonely or insurmountable when friends are involved. The Gardens Between will offer up an artistic look at the trials of two friends growing up when it's released later this year.
It may no longer be possible to travel to Yugoslavia personally, but now you can visit the former war-ravaged country in the recently-released "experimental interactive game" A Trip to Yugoslavia, though it will be anything but a vacation while you're there.
The indie development team behind Mudlarks and A Date in the Park is going off the beaten path in their latest point-and-click offering, the upcoming jungle adventure Sumatra.
Regardless of whether the problem is war, oppression, or societal exclusion, people look for anything to make the toughest times in life bearable, and one of the most potent of those things is friendship. Polish developer Juggler Games seeks to explore this theme in My Memory of Us, a story-driven adventure coming next year.
When your job is to force poor people out of their homes on behalf of greedy bosses, it's not going to do your soul any good. That's what a young man named Price discovered to his horror when Jesse Makkonen's Distraint released in 2015. Now the indie Finnish developer is returning to this surreal world, once again blending reality and nightmare in a "bigger and better" round of side-scrolling adventure due this fall.
Grief is a terrible thing to experience in real life, but it makes for a powerful motivator in interactive entertainment. We're being reminded of that once again with the PC release of Among the Innocent, the first of a series of related "Stricken Tales" that deal with working through painful personal loss.
Ever wonder where all those lost socks and missing odds and ends go when they mysteriously disappear, never to be seen again? Well now we know: The Forgotten Lands! Unfortunately, this magical place is in jeopardy in the upcoming Forgotton Anne, and it'll be up to players to save it.
The word "adventure" (in the conventional sense) may conjure up images of globetrotting, swashbuckling escades, but the real adventure for all of us is life itself. Such is the premise behind the upcoming Old Man's Journey, a stylish "soul-searching puzzle adventure game" coming later this year.
If you wish they still made adventure games like they used to, then you can look to the future for a blast from of the past in Reality Incognita, a first-person sci-fi adventure currently in development for PC from indie studio Dire Boar Games.
As we've seen recently on GOG.com, you can readily purchase great adventure games from the Sierra golden-era. From the King's Quest series, to Space Quest and Police Quest. However, there are much more great games that Sierra released back in the day, that aren't so readily available. Imagine great titles like Willy Beamish, EcoQuest, The Legend of Robin Hood and many others.
We've all heard the hypothetical "where were you when...?" question that surrounds important historical events, which makes for an interesting contrast in perspectives. The upcoming indie adventure Anthology plans to take that concept and run with it, telling five distinct stories set in one city at one particular important time.
Thor is coming! No, I don't mean the Norse god of thunder, not even Marvel's superhero version of same. I'm talking about the very un-super hero in the upcoming indie point-and-click adventure Dark Grim Mariupolis.