A group of students, camping in the woods, alone in the dark among the whispering trees. If you're thinking that sounds a lot like a set-up for a horror story, well, you'd be absolutely right. Re:Turn – One Way Trip is an upcoming 2D horror adventure by London-based indie developers Red Ego Games that combines unspeakable evil, time travel and mystery into a spooky ride.
They say you can never go home again, which isn't true in the literal sense, of course, but if you try you'll find that nothing is quite the same. You can begin to experience the truth of this axiom for yourself through the limited-time demo available for Frostwood Interactive's upcoming narrative adventure Forgotten Fields, which is currently seeking crowdfunding through Kickstarter.
Life is full of many wonderful (and not-so-wonderful) moments, but moments are fleeting, and even life itself is finite. Lost at Sea, a new game from Studio Fizbin, looks set to explore some heady questions about memory and mortality when it releases later this year.
Cross-country road trips are fun. Or at least, they can be when you're not pregnant and on the run with enemies both on your tail and standing in your way. Then again, maybe that makes it more fun. That's certainly what Red Thread Games believes, as they've just formally unveiled their next title, an "alternate-future Neo-Western" action-adventure game called Dustborn.
The world has become a lot grimmer this year, which may help explain why the developers of the bright and charming fabric-themed Woven have chosen a dark psychological horror game for their next offering, Sanity of Morris.
Puzzles and exploration provide two key building blocks for (almost) any adventure genre, and together they form the entire foundation for indie Czech developer Paper Bunker's The Pillar.
Very little is known about the life of Jesus Christ, but extremely little was ever documented about his short time on Earth following his resurrection. Looking to fill in some of the gaps is The Third Day, an upcoming "what if" point-and-click adventure by indie developer Pan Studio.
Forests sure do look beautiful, but even beloved fairy tales warn of the deadly secrets they can conceal. Another such cautionary tale is heading our way later this year in the form of CyberPunch Studios' upcoming The Fabled Woods.
Memories are terribly unreliable things due to the effects of time, perception, and even the emotional impact of events being recalled well after the fact. In fact, they can often become entirely misleading. It'll be your task to sort the wheat from the chaff, so to speak, to discover the secrets of a sleepy country town in indie developer Soft Paw Studio's recently released Memory.
Home invasions are scary. Home invasions in the midst of unexplained phenomena happening all around you are really scary. Hopefully none of us ever has to experience that firsthand, but we can all do so virtually in Onitron Studio's Alterity Experience.
Nobody's going to make you do it, but puzzle fans and occult enthusiasts may just want to willingly check out indie husband-and-wife team End of the Line Studios' recently released supernatural adventure, Possession 1881.
Most Lovecraft-inspired adventures take place in the dreary American northeast, but not so with Desolatium, a free interactive mystery adventure from Superlumen that's about to get a major overhaul via crowdfunding support on Kickstarter.
Is there such a thing as a Victorian era mansion that isn't haunted or plagued by some kind of evil at this point? Maybe after well over a century, any abode still standing will have accumulated its fair share of ghosts, whether literal or figurative. That is certainly true of the setting for two-man indie developer Cosmic Void's upcoming The Corruption Within, as teased in the early screenshots and details unveiled.
We get lots of old Victorian mansions and other haunted houses in horror games, but there are many cultures with their own legends and superstitions that are far less regularly explored. One new game taking players to a much different but no less terrifying environment is Ikai, a first-person thriller coming to PC next year.