In many ways, the final month before succumbing to fatal illness must surely be the worst, but the far-too-young protagonist of an upcoming narrative-driven road trip adventure by Klabater and the Warsaw Film School is determined to make her final days with her son the Best Month Ever!
The Diary of a Young Girl may be the most famous chronicle of war from a child's perspective, but Anne Frank wasn't the only youth who recorded her traumatic experiences on paper. Inspired by the journals of other such children, indie Russian developer Perelesoq's upcoming Torn Away will seek to convey the horrors of World War II from a very unique, particularly vulnerable perspective.
Poor Alice. When she first tumbled down the rabbit hole, little could the young heroine of Lewis Carroll's 1865 classic have known that her fate would be inextricably connected to Wonderland forevermore. The latest case in point: MediaCity Games' casual adventure sequel Alice Trapped Beyond Wonderland, which has just been ported and released on PC.
If a game is announced but hasn't yet received the necessary crowdfunding, does it really exist? This is the existential question facing Schrodinger's Catgirl, an upcoming visual novel-styled point-and-click mystery from Spider Lily Studios, the indie creators of Retrace: Memories of Death.
A thirst for revenge may feel outwardly focused, but the far more insidious damage is done internally to those poisoned by the hatred that's fueling it. We'll see that play out for ourselves soon enough when indie solo developer Sleepy Creepy Studio's The Revenge of Sophia Red is released on PC next month.
Have you ever dreamed of just packing a bag, heading out and seeing where the road takes you? Put like that, it sounds like a grand, romantic adventure with the freedom of the open road and the wind in your hair. But it's a whole different story if your country is riven by war, and abandoning everything you've ever known in a desperate attempt to make it to the border is your only chance at survival – particularly if you have to ride with all manner of strange and dangerous people to get there. Welcome to the world of DigixArt's Road 96, a newly released "procedurally generated road trip" inspired by the likes of Quentin Tarantino and the Coen Brothers, where your choices open up thousands of possible paths to the border.
Modern pop culture is inundated by murder mysteries, but unsolved homicides have plagued every culture and era throughout history. China's Ming Dynasty is no exception, and that's precisely where and when players will be transported to in indie Shanghai studio Cotton Game’s newly released Tales of the Mirror.
Anything sugar coated is usually concealing a bit of bite underneath. This is certainly true of Apopia: Sugar Coated Tale, an upcoming cartoon-styled adventure from two-man Hong Kongese indie studio Quillo Games that hides a lot of darkness beneath its charming exterior.
Recent events have brought home to all of us just how deadly a viral pandemic can be, but thankfully reality still pales in comparison to sci-fi nightmare scenarios like those of Contagion or I Am Legend. In that vein, the upcoming first-person adventure A Cure for Jessica, by solo developer Bernardo Argencio Fernandes, is a story-driven exploration of a mother's struggles to save her daughter from a deadly disease in a near-future world where hope and health are in short supply.
We've seen far too many pop stars whose careers have been derailed by bad decisions and perhaps even end in tragedy. But could you make better choices if you were in their shoes? You'll soon have the chance to find out when indie Australian developer Convict Games releases its visual novel-styled adventure called BURN sometime next year.
In the wake of the Axis powers’ defeat in World War II, many Nazis fled Germany through networks of contacts known as ratlines in order to avoid Allied prosecution. While the real-world search for these fugitives from justice continues into the present day, the newly announced tactical espionage thriller Ashland Dossier sends players back in time to when the hunt was in full swing.
Have you ever had a dream that felt so real that suddenly waking from it made it hard to distinguish dream from reality? Startling as these experiences may be, most of us remember who and where we are after a few seconds, but in Pollard Studio’s upcoming psychological thriller The Dark World: KARMA, the protagonist isn’t nearly so lucky.
Life in a wheelchair inevitably poses certain physical challenges that others aren't forced to confront, but what if you had the ability to manipulate gravity to even the playing field? Players will be able to do just that as the protagonist of Gravitational, an upcoming VR environmental physics puzzler from Brazilian developer Studica Solution.
The words "first-person shooter" used to be the exclusive domain of action-driven gunfights, but ever since Portal, guns in games have started to have more cerebral uses. The latest such title to use a "weapon" this way is the recently released Claire de Lune, a genre-bending sci-fi environmental puzzler from Tactic Studios.
Let's say, hopefully hypothetically, that you're looking to join a cult (maybe because their promises of unlimited wealth and power appeal, or just to hang out with the cool kids). Sure, it means going through some kind of initiation ceremony, but that's just blindfolds and hazing and secret handshakes, right? Well, not in Raven Games' newly released The Illusion, where the stakes are just a little higher: fail to solve all the puzzles in your tormentor's creepy mansion and she won't just kick you out, she'll kill you. But that's what you get for tangling with the daughter of the sun!