Is a game still a game if it doesn't have a player? We'll find out later this year when Playerless: One Button Adventure by indie Polish developer Moonlit arrives on PC, consoles and mobile devices.
If you're an astronaut, crash landing on an alien planet is about the worst thing that could happen. If you're a player behind a computer screen controlling said astronaut, however, it's a whole lot more fun, as we'll find out next year when two-man indie German developer ArtFactory Jalokivi release their debut adventure, AC-0209.
Mazes aren't evil, they're just twisted (literally and figuratively). Which really makes them the perfect backdrop for a psychological puzzler like Sigur Studio's upcoming Repressed.
While Germany and Poland as a whole are well known for their prolific adventure game production, the same can't be said of the central European region of Lusatia in particular. Helping address that imbalance is Krabat and the Secret of the Sorbian King, a comedic historical adventure based on popular Sorbian legends that is now available for PC and mobile devices.
iNK Stories' 1979 Revolution: Black Friday cast players in the role of an unbiased photojournalist covering the "electrifying" events taking place in the midst of Iran's uprising. In the newly-released VR "companion piece" Blindfold, players will see for themselves what it means to be captured and interrogated for doing just that.
Don't look now, but autumn is fast approaching for those north of the equator, and with that comes the inevitable news of horror games on the horizon, including the next installment of the newly-minted Spirit Hunter series, NG.
People spend way too much time glued to their phones, but it's okay when doing so just might help solve the case of young person's suspicious and untimely death, as will be the case in October with the release of SIMULACRA 2.
Rabbits can be cute and cuddly, but in adventure games they can also have a bit of a dark side. This is sure to be true once again in Jinx-It Games' upcoming episodic trilogy, Framing Dawes.
Adventure games tend to be solo experiences, but sometimes it's nice (and occasionally even necessary) to have some help, even if you don't ever see your partner. One such dual-character puzzler is coming soon to PC and consoles in the form of A Brave Plan's The Bradwell Conspiracy.
Indigenous voices are significantly underrepresented in the gaming industry, but indie developer Achimostawinan Games and a group of supportive Kickstarter backers are hoping to change that with the upcoming cybernoir mystery, Hill Agency: PURITY&decay.
For their last adventure, the indie husband and wife developers at Brain&Brain created an interactive Scandinavian folklore called Burly Men at Sea. Their next game, however, will take place much farther west on much drier land when Wooden Nickel is released next year.
Adventure games are slow-paced by their very nature, with no big hurry to get where you're going. But what if you're going nowhere? What if your goal is simply to stay right where you are... for 400 years!? That's precisely what players will be tasked to do when indie German developer Studio Seufz releases The Longing later this year.
Good news, puzzle lovers: Even at end of all things there will be no shortage of brainteasers to solve! At least, not according to indie Portuguese developer Once a Bird, who have unveiled their upcoming point-and-click adventure, Outsider.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Case in point: indie developer Ishtar Games' supernatural comedy adventure The Castle, a newly-released title for PC that bears a striking resemblance to Maniac Mansion (in a good way).
While it might seem like the perfect way to escape life’s troubles, exploring a deserted island would give even the most seasoned adventurer pause if that island turned out to have a dark past and be home to a troubled ghost. This is the premise behind Ghost on the Shore, an upcoming first-person “story exploration game” by Belgian developer like Charlie.