The end of the world is no laughing matter... but the thought of it sure does lead to some interesting entertainment. The latest to use the apocalypse as a springboard to fun and games is Shapik: The Quest 2, the commercial sequel to a Samorost-style freeware adventure released in 2013.
In 2017, Little Kite introduced players to a young woman and her son as they attempt to deal with life in an abusive household. For the sequel, you'd be forgiven for expecting one of those characters to be the playable protagonist. Instead, it's the abusive husband and stepfather who steps into the lead role of Anate Studio's Repentant.
Life can be hell, but sometimes the afterlife can be worse. At least, it is for the protagonist of Deceptive Games' recently-released Silent Descent, a man accused of killing his wife who then committed suicide and is now destined to live out eternity trapped in his own personal purgatory.
An unsolved murder in a point-and-click mystery is like catnip to adventure fans – which is only fitting for Goloso Games's upcoming Inspector Waffles, a new retro-styled episodic series starring anthropomorphic cats.
After rattling gamers' nerves with the horror adventure Enola back in 2014, now The Domaginarium is turning its sights to the fantasy genre with their upcoming release – although The Dreamlands: Aisling's Quest will not be without a little haunting atmosphere of its own along the way.
Adventure games with amnesiac protagonists are not uncommon, but what if all of a sudden, no one at all can remember a thing? This unusual scenario is precisely the situation players will find themselves confronting in next year's release of Scarecrow Studio's 3 Minutes to Midnight.
Normally we equate architects with grand structures that skillfully blend science and art. But what if an architect devoted his or her skills to constructing a labyrinthine horror of puzzles instead? That question is no longer entirely theoretical thanks to the recent release of Madness of the Architect.
Alike Studio has a habit of sending lone explorers around the universe on rescue missions... and let's be glad they do! Following the popular 2016 mobile release of Love You to Bits, now the indie Spanish developer is back with a new "cute and accessible, purely visual, family-friendly" puzzler in the newly-released Bring You Home.
For their inaugural adventure, indie studio Shattered Mirror opted to go for something ambitious out of the gate. The newly-released The Apartment is a first-person 3D psychological thriller, promising a mix of suspense, action, and puzzle-solving, all tied together with a dark and heavy story.
If there's one thing you could always count on about adventure games, it's that they're designed as single player experiences. Outside of Cyan's Uru and a few interactive stories with cooperative components tacked on, rarely has the genre seen any true multiplayer experiences. Stepping into that void, however, is Total Mayhem Games' "cooperative puzzle adventure" We Were Here Too, which has just been released on PC.