August 2017
26

Aug

What if you met someone briefly in a bar, only to find out later that the same person you met has completely changed in disturbing ways? This is the basic idea behind Calligram Studios’ Phoenix Springs, an upcoming “neo-noir mystery adventure” which has been successfully funded through Kickstarter.



25

Aug

Ali Mardan has been a very naughty boy... which is a very good thing for us, as not one but two of the young lad's misadventures are available for download now on Steam. Both games, created by Iranian developer RSK Entertainment, share the same hand-drawn stylized artwork, traditional point-and-click interfaces, and a variety of scenes to explore, characters to interact with, and puzzles to solve. Alimardan's Mischief  



23

Aug

Usually waking up from a nightmare brings a sense of relief, but not if you awaken to find yourself with memory loss and locked in a horrific prison, unsure if you're even really awake. Such is the disturbing premise of the new psychological horror adventure Inmates, coming later this year from Iceberg Interactive and developer Davit Andreasyan.



20

Aug

The name "Paradise" may seem like an odd choice for a game about an island cursed by ten plagues. But then, we wouldn't expect anything other than odd from the creators of the Rusty Lake series that is on track to expand later this year. 



19

Aug

Any good detective has an active sixth sense, or intuition. But all the better to have actual "parapsychic" abilities in order to root out crime and reveal even deeper mysteries, as we'll soon discover in the upcoming release of Earthworms. 



18

Aug

Considering how influential Planet of the Apes continues to be in popular culture, it’s surprising that only one major video game title, made way back in 2001, bears the name of the franchise. However, that’s set to change with the announcement that Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier is currently in development for release later this year.



17

Aug

How to improve on the Myst-style formula of exploring the alien worlds filled with unknown technologies? For indie developer Lucas Govatos, why not add in a touch of The Talos Principle to "unearth the fate of the race that called these lost worlds home." If that seems like an approach that's up your alley, you'll want to hurry to support Epitasis, which is near its goal on Kickstarter but needs one final push to succeed by August 20th. 



16

Aug

Though its handlers may keep changing, the Black Mirror brand lives on, and this fall we will once again get a new installment of the popular Gothic horror adventure series, this time from KING Art Games and THQ Nordic.



13

Aug

What if your relationship with a celebrity meant that you could not leave your one-room apartment home? What if the only way you could find out about the outside world was through what you could gather from television, radio, and the people in adjacent apartments? What if you were…a marshmallow?



12

Aug

Everyone's losing their phones these days! But it's just as well for (adventure game) snoops and voyeurs, as that means there's a new "spiritual successor" to A Normal Lost Phone on its way, called Another Lost Phone: Laura's Story. 



11

Aug

Most Lovecraftian horror stories hit pretty close to home – that's one of the reasons they're so scary. But indie Norwegian developer Rock Pocket Games plans to take the famed horror author's influence to outer space next year in their first-person sci-fi adventure Moons of Madness. 



8

Aug

It's hard to know what news to trust these days – except here, of course. (That much is given.) This uncertainty in an "alternative fact" world is at the heart of a new episodic Orwell adventure by Osmotic Studios, as teased in the first trailer for the upcoming Orwell: Ignorance Is Strength.



6

Aug

Where in the world can a “lazy, good-for-nothing, two-faced guy” be “rewarded with fame, women and power,” not to mention a powerful boost to his political career? According to indie developers Paolo and Andrea Fazzini, collectively known as the Fazz Brothers, it’s in their native Italy in their upcoming point-and-click episodic comedy, BELPAESE.



5

Aug

If you're a psychological horror fan, there's a new Steam release to get you stoked: an indie side-scrolling adventure called Firewood.