You're sitting in a rowboat on a peaceful river. Sounds like a lovely way to spend a summer's afternoon, doesn't it? Not necessarily to Belgian developers Mantis, whose upcoming VR title Journey for Elysium casts you in the role of an unnamed warrior, killed in battle and now floating underworld-bound on the River Styx. Guided by a mysterious companion known as "the passenger", you must undertake a journey across time, history and myth to find the titular paradise, and ultimately redemption, in an "epic story inspired by Greek-Roman tragedy" currently seeking funding through Kickstarter.
The first day at a new school is always a challenge. It's even more challenging when you keep reliving the same day over and over, Bill Murray style, as you will in indie developer Moloch Media's newly released Mars Underground.
Being a giant or a ghost would be enough to terrify most people, but both? That's precisely the challenge that will confront players in April in the aptly-titled PlayStation VR exclusive puzzle-adventure Ghost Giant.
Presenting a very literal meaning to the term "marked for death," PC players will soon be able to find out for themselves what console players have known for a while when the mature-themed visual novel-styled horror adventure Death Mark is released in April.
Childhood reminiscence is a wonderful thing, but how we view the events of our early years is different when we grow up than it was back in our youthful, carefree days. Indie developer Brian Wilson of Wakefield Interactive aims to explore those different perspectives in Where the Bees Make Honey, a "puzzle-adventure about reflection and nostalgia" that is due to launch shortly on PC.
Fans of Freebird Games (To the Moon) have not one but two bits of news to celebrate, one for now in the form of a comics collection, and another for later with the first teasing glimpse of their upcoming adventure, Impostor Factory.
All visual novels, by their very nature, give players a somewhat godlike control over the direction of the story. But WILL: A Wonderful World takes that idea one significant step further, as PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch owners can find out for themselves this spring.
While today's consoles are generally more inclined to push the boundaries of 3D technology, some games still embrace a more retro style of yesteryear. One such game is Massïra, a "low-poly puzzle and exploration game" from indie Spanish developer Frost Monkey that is now available on the PlayStation 4 in Europe.
Almost 15 years after the debut of Yume Nikki, and a year since the PC release of the updated reboot called Yume Nikki: Dream Diary, now the cult favourite horror adventure has arrived on Nintendo Switch.
Judgment is coming for living a life of sin, and it doesn't even require God to deliver it – according to indie developer Noam Matam Rotam, at least, in his newly-released psychological horror puzzler Forgiveness.