Jesse Makkonen certainly has a taste for the macabre. And we wouldn't have it any other way, as the indie Finnish creator of the Distraint series and Heal is hard at work on his next psychological horror adventure, The Telos Monument.
There's good news and, if not necessarily bad news, then at least some not-so-good news from the world of Tex Murphy today, as Big Finish Games has formally announced it will no longer be involved in the long-awaited The Poisoned Pawn but will instead focus its energy on updating The Pandora Directive for modern audiences to commemorate the game's 25th anniversary.
We all have keepsakes of some sort that remind us of important times in our lives. But what if our most intimate mementos were actual "windows to the past" able to transport us back to those occasions? This is the premise of Hindsight, an upcoming narrative adventure from indie developer Joel McDonald.
As with many places around the globe, Quebec is best visited only virtually this year. First it was the popular Winter Carnival being forced online, and next it'll be indie developer Chien d'Or Studio's horror adventure The Whispering Valley drawing players to the lovely French Canadian province.
There are all kinds of beliefs about what happens after we die, but when it comes to adventure games, the answer seems to be: a whole lot of fun in the afterlife. This fate looks to be true once again in Skaramazuzu, a black-and-white side-scrolling adventure due out later this year.
If you think your bosses are bad, wait'll you get a load of the tyrranical alien overlords in Absolute Zero, an upcoming point-and-click sci-fi adventure from Giggle Horse Games.
The Inuit peoples have a rich mythology that is as yet largely untapped in video games, though that has begun to change in recent years. The latest game to delve into Inuit legend is Inua – A Story in Ice and Time, an upcoming adventure by indie studios Iko and The Pixel Hunt.
Fairy tales may often end with a happily ever after, but a Creepy Tale can only spawn even more sinister sequels, like the one we'll get this summer from Deqaf Studio.