Between the likes of Saw and Danganronpa in recent years, we've become trained to know that waking up in an unknown place with a seemingly random group of strangers is not going to end well – for some of us, at least. With the help of an ongoing Kickstarter campaign, we can add indie developer Hunter Haney's upcoming Locked and Away to this collection of "killing game" adventures when it's released early next year.
Some fantasy adventures can be rather light and airy, like Elf Games' stained glass window-inspired Little Briar Rose. Some fairy tales, however, are much darker and more disturbing, a route the indie Italian developer is taking for their follow-up effort, Children of Silentown.
The first taste may be free, but the rest is gonna cost ya'. No, this isn't a commentary on drug addiction, but rather the reality of Escape Lala 2, a newly-released commercial fantasy follow-up to the 2018 escape-room freeware adventure.
Normally fantasy adventures come in two types: the light, comedic cartoon adventures like The Legend of Kyrandia and Simon the Sorcerer, and the dark, brooding "high" fantasies in the vein of The Lord of the Rings. Leave it to a wacky group of Italian developers called 2finger to upset this delicate balance by blending the two styles together in MADievals, their debut point-and-click adventure available now through Early Access.
Dementia is no laughing matter, but indie developers RP Studios and Outriders are hoping it can serve as both an entertaining and insightful one in their upcoming short exploratory adventure, Back Then.
To be deprived of one's dreams is always a horrible prospect, but it's all the more terrible when one's dreams have the power to create worlds. This is the fate that threatens to befall the inhabitants of indie Austrian developer Phantom Fox Interactive's upcoming Children of Lumera.
From Laura Bow to Nancy Drew to Carol Reed, the adventure genre's had some great female sleuths over the years, and now another has just joined their ranks with the launch of Adventures of Isabelle Fine: Murder on Rails.
You know you're in trouble when being caught outside in the middle of a torrential storm in the dead of night is the best part of your day. This is precisely the situation players will find themselves in when indie developer Screaming Void's Now You See is released for PC in the next couple months.
One of the biggest challenges for any investigator is separating the truth from the lies. In indie Swedish developer Winteractive's upcoming How Do You Know Mr. Blue?, you'll need to identify any and all contradictions of the suspects you interrogate if you hope to succeed.
While the non-gaming world is only just catching onto the fun of escape rooms, we adventure gamers have known it for a long time in virtual form. We'll soon be getting another chance to flex our escape muscles (or more accurately, our escape brains) with DarkStoneDigital's upcoming Our Secret Below.
The Roaring Twenties weren't all about jazz, flappers, and a booming post-war economy; they were also characterized by Prohibition, Tommy guns and senstational crimes. Guess which aspects make for a better game? German developer Sunlight Games certainly believes it's the latter, as they intend to prove soon enough with their upcoming adventure Gangsters 1920.
Childhood trauma can come back to haunt us in a variety of ways, but none quite so tangibly as the events that took place in the titular orphanage in Cristyn Jordin's upcoming Relapse the Neverland, a narrative-driven horror adventure currently seeking crowdfunding through Kickstarter.
Most adventure games have you jumping through proverbial hoops to overcome obstacles, but more and more side-scrollers are asking players to leap literal platforms as well in order to progress. The latest of these is Evan's Remains, a puzzle-platformer with visual novel elements currently raising funds on Kickstarter.
Losing a beloved pet can be a devastating experience, and finding one can be darn near impossible. Not so in Fast Travel Games' upcoming The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets, however, which looks to be a delightfully charming virtual reality rescue experience.
The year 2064 may seem like a long way off, but it's coming – or rather coming back – sooner than you think in Neurodiver, the sequel to MidBoss's retro-styled cyberpunk adventure 2064: Read Only Memories.