Usually when we use the term "retro" we're referring to the early '90s and the days of blocky pixel art, but some new games are older-school than that, like indie developer JimJams Games' newly-released text adventure, The Eye of Borrack.
Not to be confused with The Beast Within (the subtitle of Gabriel Knight 2), Illusion Ray Studio's newly-released The Beast Inside is hoping to carve out a name all for itself in the psychological thriller genre.
You just can't keep a Corpse Party down, but you can break it up into bits. Such is the case with Corpse Party 2: Dead Patient, a four-part sequel to Blood Drive that has just debuted for Windows PC.
The butler did it! Or maybe it was Professor Plum in the library with the candlestick. If not, it might have been... a painting? As bizarre as that last option sounds, it could very well be the case in Tangle Tower, the newly-released murder mystery puzzler from SFB Games.
They say that time slows to a crawl in the moments before death, that a person’s whole life flashes before their eyes before their final breath. But what if, during that fateful moment, a portly figure became visible, leaping between shadows, dancing madly and altering reality to ensure you reach the other side? That figure is the eponymous protagonist of the newly-released Felix the Reaper, a romantic comedy about “the life of Death,” developed by Kong Orange and published by Daedalic Entertainment.
The Rarámuri (or Tarahumara) may not be a widely known culture outside of Mexico, but an upcoming first-person adventure called Usú Kawí could help change that next summer if indie developer UnChild Games is able to meet its very modest crowdfunding goal on Kickstarter.
In many stories (and indeed often in real life), the light is our friend and the darkness is to be feared. But the opposite is true in Umbra, as we'll be able to see for ourselves in 2021 if indie developer FLAG Games is able to raise enough funds through Kickstarter.
Often supermarkets aren't so super, and convenience stores not so convenient, so you know you're in for the best kind of trouble in indie developer Zach Peterson's upcoming Super Inconvenience Mart, which is currently raising funds through Kickstarter.
Technology is great, isn't it? It advances so fast and adds so much to our lives... until it all goes disastrously wrong. You can find out for yourselves just how wrong it can go for one unfortunate family in Kamile: The Fall, a short interactive drama in five parts that has just debuted on Early Access.
Of all the challenges facing us today, one of the most absurdly perilous may just be navigating the tricky waters of political correctness. Next year, if indie Australian developer David Longo is able to raise enough funds through Kickstarter for his upcoming debut adventure, players will get to choose how to do that very thing in a satirically amusing way in Political Quest.
Cats may have nine lives but people only have one, so a certain feline will need to travel to the underworld to save its human companion's soul in indie developer BOV's Cat and Ghostly Road, available now on Early Access.
Time travel has been the foundation of many an epic sci-fi tale. Swirl it into an anime mystery with more than a hint of romance and sex and you’re bound to have a hit on your hands, right? That’s exactly what happened when ELF Corporation launched YU-NO: A girl who chants love at the bound of this world in Japan back in 1996. Despite its popularity in the East, however, it’s only now seeing an official English-language release, having been revamped by MAGES Inc. (formerly 5pb.) and localised by Spike Chunsoft.
Perhaps the only thing worse than an apocalypse is actually surviving one. Soon enough we'll be seeing another cautionary tale of just how difficult life will be for those who remain in indie Finnish developer Act Normal Games' upcoming Rauniot.
It's been nearly 30 years since we last saw Laura Bow, but she looks like she hasn't aged a day. In fact, the classic Sierra heroine has been given a serious makeover for an all-new adventure by indie developer NineZyme Entertainment, who have just pulled back the curtain on Laura Bow and the Mechanical Codex.
When you look back on your life at its journey's end, what memories will you cling to, whether good or bad? Players will share in just such a reflection for one man when Spanish studio Piccolo's Arise – A Simple Story is launched later this year on PC and consoles.