When it comes to futuristic sci-fi, it seems that the more things change, the more they stay the same. This axiom looks to be true once again in Project 4: New Light City, an episodic investigative thriller set to debut later this year.
Rutabagas may sound like the perfect clean and renewable fuel source, but there's just one problem when you're in outer space: they can be awfully hard to come by. Finding more will be the next zany task for Sir Typhil and his ragtag band of misfits in Vagabond Starship, the next game from indie developer Stand Off Software.
The thought of camp probably brings to mind pup tents, weenie roasts and pesky mosquitoes, but a whole other kind of adventure awaits in M9 Games' recently released Mystery of Camp Enigma II.
You've heard of the romcom, but how about a romlaw? That's what you get when you blend romance with an Ace Attorney-styled detective mystery and courtroom drama, as will be the case later this year with miHoYo's upcoming mobile adventure, Tears of Themis.
There's a very real concern about "Big Tech" monopolies in today's world, but there's even more to be worried about in indie developer Jordi Puigdellívol's Terminal Madness, a five-part, single-purchase point-and-click comic adventure whose debut installment has just been released.
Self-driving cars are here already, and will only become more prevalent in the very near future. Which is all well and good until someone is killed by one and questions are raised about just who's responsible. This is the mystery behind CRASH: Autodrive, a newly released visual novel-styled adventure from indie developer Studio Nightcap.
If you've ever wondered how Phoenix Wright got to be such a great lawyer (besides lots of practice through trial and error), it turns out it was all in the genes! We'll soon be able to see that for ourselves when we step into the shoes of his Victorian-era ancestor in the upcoming The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles.
Variable State made an impressive debut in 2016 with the surreal interactive drama Virginia. Now the indie British developer is back with another narrative adventure called Last Stop, which is due out on PC and consoles this summer.
With Nancy Drew rarely taking any new cases these days, it falls on other plucky young amateur detectives to pick up the slack. Not one to let the grass grow under her feet, Marcella Moon will be returning soon for her third case this fall in Curse of the Black Cat.
Two heads are better than one, as the saying goes. In Deep Monolith’s newly released visual novel-styled detective game, Mark & Lara: Partners in Justice, you and a friend will be able to see just how big a difference teamwork can make.
The search for buried pirate treasure has lured many an adventurer in with promises of untold riches. Indie devloper M9 Games is hoping it'll do so once again – virtually speaking – with the newly released island adventure, AYUDA.
If you seek proof of extraterrestrial or other-dimensional life, it's probably best not to look for it in the sky, but rather in our radio signals for secret messages encoded there. This was certainly true in Night School Studio's acclaimed 2016 narrative thriller Oxenfree, and will be once again later this year in the upcoming sequel, Lost Signals.
It's not too early to start making vacation plans for this summer. Who knows where the pandemic will be at then, though, so it's probably best to spend most of it virtually, like in indie developer Something We Made's upcoming adventure, TOEM.
Many adventure games are treasure hunts of sorts by their very nature, but few take that objective quite so literally as The Magnificent Trufflepigs, an upcoming "romantic, metal-detecting" game from Thunkd and the lead designer of Everybody's Gone to the Rapture.