Way back in 1982, Tron took viewers inside the simulated world of a mainframe computer gone awry. Technology has come a long way since then, but in THE ENIGMA MACHINE, gamers can once again explore a virtual world of modern mechanics, this time inside the "mind" of an android with artificial intelligence.
The worlds of tabletop role-playing games depend largely on the imagination of its players. Fortunately for us, just such a world is being brought vividly to life in the upcoming comic point-and-click adventure Chook & Sosig: Walk the Plank.
Along with sock-hops, drive-ins and rock-and-roll, the 1950s were also synonymous with cheesy horror flicks. Sixty years later, along comes indie developer TensionSplice's Terror in the Atomic Desert, a first-person "homage" to those low-budget monster B movies of yesteryear.
The season of poetry seems to be upon us. Hot on the heels of Haiku Adventure's announcement comes word of another "interactive poetic experience," this time in the form of Mojiken Studio's She and the Light Bearer.
The question of whether videogames are art can be hotly debated, but Small Island Games' upcoming Haiku Adventure will make a strong case for "yes" next year, both when the game itself is released and when the craft behind it is exhibited at London's William Morris Gallery.
Charles Darwin inspired the term "survival of the fittest," and sure enough, in indie French developer Wolfalone Studio's upcoming dystopian sci-fi adventure Darwin's Test, only the smartest and the quickest can expect to live through it.
Usually a failed Kickstarter sounds the death knell for a game, but sometimes developers are able to regroup and still see a project through to fruition. Such is the case with Madorium's episodic series The Puppet of Tersa, which managed to continue even without crowdfunding and is now on track to debut next spring.
One thing we know for sure about ancient and/or alien civilizations in adventure games: they certainly do love their puzzles! Good thing for us, of course, as we get to follow in their tracks and figure out how everything works. This will be the case once again in indie German developer StickyStoneStudio's upcoming Memorrha.
The disappearance of one's mother is bound to take an emotional toll on anyone. But in indie developer Ruben Pereira's upcoming point-and-click adventure The Irrational World of Damien, players will get a say in just what kind of person you wish to be in your desperate quest to find her.
After a game called Bad Dream: Coma, a sequel called Bad Dream: Fever doesn't sound quite so ominous does it? Well, don't be so sure, as the sepia-toned first-person puzzle series returns today with a surreal new installment.
The works of H.P. Lovecraft continue to be more popular than ever, at least among video game designers. The latest such adventure invokes the name of the "master of the horror genre" himself, in the form of OGUREC APPS's Lovecraft Quest – A Comix Game.
It's been nearly nearly 30 years since Sierra introduced Laura Bow to the world, and the intrepid heroine returned in just one sequel a few years later. Proving, however, that the spirit of Laura Bow lives on even today, indie Canadian developer Julia Minamata has unveiled a new retro-styled graphical adventure in the same classic mold, called The Crimson Diamond.
Usually people play games to escape the stresses of work, but in indie developer ION LANDS's upcoming Cloudpunk, the stress of your job is all part of the fun.
The world of Artovya is rapidly expanding. Hot on the heels of Unicorn Dungeon and Poltergeist Treasure comes word from indie developer Stand Off Software of a brand new adventure in the magical fantasy realm called Leprechaun Shadow.