While many quaint little towns are inviting and friendly and warm places to visit, in adventures you can be sure they're all concealing something they don't want you to know. That's perfect for the prying eyes and minds of gamers, and would-be detectives will get the chance to unearth another town's hidden secrets in The Grimsworth Reports: Woodfall, coming later this summer.
Music is often a vital part of a game's presentation, but usually it's a background element, designed to enhance mood without drawing attention to itself. Not so in Worm Animation's upcoming Beat the Game, which puts music directly at the forefront of the player experience.
Lack of replayability is a fact of life for most adventure games, but the opposite is true for Vidar, a randomized, story-driven adventure that has just come out of Steam Early Access. In Vidar, it's the inevitability of death that makes it so replayable.
Elijah Wood may be best known as Frodo in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but lately he's become more invested in interactive experiences. After lending his voice to Double Fine's Broken Age, now Woods has turned his sights to a VR project called Transference, which was revealed by Ubisoft at this year's E3.
Poor Tehran, the city that just can't keep its alleys safe. To be fair, most big cities can't, but the Iranian capital keeps having its serial killing sprees made into adventure games. The first was 2013's Murder in Tehran's Alleys 1933, which is back in the news with an updated re-release, and now there's a murder mystery sequel out called Murder in Tehran's Alleys 2016.
What's better than hearing that there's another Life Is Strange series on the horizon? How about TWO new series on their way, the second being a new three-part prequel revealed today, called Before the Storm.
If you've ever been stuck in the middle of nowhere because your car breaks down, imagine what it's like for ship crews in the infinite expanse of outer space. You can't just call for a tow, so thank goodness for the Salvage and Rescue Operations Initiative, which is at the heart of STARDROP, Joure Visser's indie sci-fi adventure that recently launched on Steam Early Access.
Normally when we call something a "comic adventure", we just mean that it's done in cartoon style and meant to be funny. But two-man indie developer Gamechuck has taken that phrase to a whole new level with the upcoming All You Can Eat.
Superstitious people may want to avoid black cats, but criminals should beware crossing John Blacksad, the anthropomorphic feline detective and titular star of the upcoming adventure game from Pendulo Studios.
Minecraft is all about building, so it should come as no surprise that Telltale plans to build on the success of its own Minecraft: Story Mode with a new five-part season beginning next month.
Building on the more realistic take on science fiction seen in movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Alien with its “Truckers in Space” theme, Macedonian-based indie studio KAMAi MEDIA has recently released the first episode of their space mystery Sonder. via Steam Early Access.
Visiting decrepit old castles may not be everybody's idea of a good time, but over the years they've been prime destinations for would-be adventurers. Now another old keep can be again with the recent release of The Secret of Castel Lupo exclusively for iOS and Android devices.
Virtual reality offers a unique way of getting inside one's head, and that is especially true in the newly-released puzzler FORM, which takes you through the surreal subconsicious of the game's protagonist.