It's hard to put one's finger on, but there just seems to be something magical about the power of music. This will be even more true – very tangibly so – in indie German developer Hanging Gardens Interactive's upcoming Sonority.
Music has always been an integral part of gaming but is often a fairly reactive or complementary element. Rarely does the soundtrack influence the action, but this unusual mechanic is the driving force behind Of Bird and Cage, an upcoming narrative adventure game by Capricia Productions, showcased at gamescom 2020 and set to debut next year.
Though the term "witch hunt" may be used primarily for political purposes these days, there was a time when such crusades were very real. We'll soon get to participate in one such literal witch hunt (albeit in a fictional story as the hunted rather than the hunter) in indie developer Haunted Lantern Games' upcoming Coven.
Death and guilt may not seem like the most natural themes for a videogame, but both are able to elicit powerful emotions – all the more so when mixed together as they are in Somi's The Wake: Mourning Father, Mourning Mother.
Most adventure games allow players to have some impact on their surroundings, but few let players help shape the world itself, as will Sunhead Games' Carto when it's released later this year.
Hard as it is to believe, it's been over a decade since Sam & Max last (dis)graced our gaming screens, but everyone's favourite suit-wearing canine and hyperkinetic rabbity thing are back! Or will be soon enough, as indie developer Happy Giant has announced the VR-exclusive action-adventure Sam & Max: This Time It's Virtual!
If there's one thing the world needs more than anything right now (besides a vaccine), it's empathy – the ability to understand and appreciate other people's perspectives even in difficult times, no matter how different they are from our own. Hopefully indie German developer Off The Beaten Track's upcoming narrative-driven adventure The Cost of Recovery will help us learn to do just that a little bit better.
The tried-and-true Myst formula continues to be a popular one for puzzle fans, and soon we'll get another set of interconnected worlds to explore in indie Australian developer Defy Reality Entertainment's upcoming Neyyah.
An astronaut's work in space is never done – or rather, a "kosmonavte" in the case of indie developer LKMAD's recent mobile release of Kosmonavtes: Academy Escape.
Do you ever wish the choices you made in life had more significance? Well, be careful what you wish for, as in indie German developer DigiTales Interactive’s upcoming sci-fi noir adventure Lacuna, the decisions you make just might save a life . . . or plunge the solar system into war.
Perhaps the best thing about videogames is that death is rarely permanent. In fact, often it's simply the end of one chapter and the beginning of another. So it is with indie Brazilian developer Doublehit Games' newly released platforming adventure, Eternal Hope.
Stories of 19th century Russian nuns might not seem like the most natural fit for a videogame, but the story of an expelled nun in an alternate 19th century Russia looks to be far more compelling, as we'll find out in a couple years in Odd-Meter's INDIKA.
In 2018, Charm Games took players to a unique fantasy world somewhere between the real one and the afterlife. Next the indie Canadian developer is going back to the well but in a much darker and different location in the upcoming Trial by Teng – A Twilight Path Adventure.
ZAAM might sound like an action bubble in a Batman comic, but really it's the title of a newly released psychological horror game by indie developer Alon Zubin.
It's a big leap from unicorns, hidden treasure and leprechauns to outer space, extraterrestrials and computer hacking, but that's exactly what indie developer Stand Off Software has in mind for Sir Typhil, the star of three previous fantasy games who will find himself a lot farther from home in the upcoming Alien Function.