Independent Macedonian developer Intetic has been hard at work putting the finishing touches on the opening act of its debut mystery adventure, The Strange Story of Brian Fisher, and has now released the first chapter for PC via Steam.
Jessika killed herself. Whoops, spoiler alert! Okay, no, not really. And perhaps she didn't after all. In seeking to find out why the titular protagonist seemingly took her own life in TriTrie Games' upcoming Her Story-style FMV investigative mystery, you'll soon come to discover that there's much more to...well, her story than meets the eye.
A wilderness filled with deadly animals is a terrifying reality for anyone to face, but could it also be symbolic of a person's inner torment? Perhaps that's a question to keep in mind for The Night is Grey, an upcoming adventure from indie developer Whalestork Interactive that describes itself as a "revivalist take on trauma."
If you enjoy both a good mystery novel and the interactivity and puzzles of videogames, you'll get two for the price of one in indie developer Cowleyfornia Studios' upcoming text-based adventure, Sarawak.
Pandemic lockdowns aside, how hard can it be to acquire a simple musical instrument? Well, according to Cosmo D and the debut installment of his new standalone anthology series, Tales From Off-Peak City, the answer is: very. But also very "weird and wonderful," in the indie developer's typically surreal, "jazz-infused" way.
English folklore is rife with possibilities for adventure games, and the latest developer to dip into this well of inspiration is Cloak and Dagger Games for their upcoming INCANTAMENTUM.
There will be trouble in Paradise later this year – quite literally (or at least virtually), in indie UK developer Kaizen Game Works' upcoming open world investigative mystery, Paradise Killer.
For many people isolating at home right now, these are very strange times, but really they could be weirder. Don't believe it? Then check out the early access version of Ghost of Tomorrow, a first-person horror game that is currently seeking funding through Kickstarter.
Thank goodness advanced civilizations leave no instruction manuals behind when they become extinct. Otherwise, where would be the fun in figuring out how everything works? The latest game to embrace this familiar formula is KOStudios' Illusive Gate, a Myst-style adventure currently seeking funding through Kickstarter.
What's better than one gritty neo-noir mystery on the foreseeable horizon? How about at least four such mysteries, the first being free? That is the goal of indie developer Iron Noir Soft's Joe Kowalski Chronicles, which is set to kick off later this year with a free prequel chapter.
Fans of the comic book-styled 2017 adventure Buck Bradley: The World to Come will be pleased to know that the titular hero of Terrastramba will soon be back in an all-new installment. But while the first taste was free, this time it's gonna cost you, as The Sand and the Techno-pyramid will be sold commercially on a broader range of platforms.
Most games want players to have a ball, but few offer players the chance to actually be a ball. But that's exactly what you'll get to experience in the newly released sci-fi platforming adventure from Poland called Venineth.
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Serving penance for one's sins, and especially for the sins of one's entire race, usually isn't something to look forward to, but it is when the path to redemption leads through a host of puzzles, as it does in indie developer Ben Lapid's upcoming adventure, There Was the Moon.