In the 1998 film Pleasantville, a small town in a black and white 1950s TV show was brought to life, slowly gaining color as its inhabitants began to come to grips with dormant inner desires repressed by staid, inflexible values. In a somewhat similar vein, restoring hues to a monochromatic world is at the heart of indie developer Jason Godbey's upcoming Discolored (albeit through much different means).
Virtual reality continues to be a go-to source for modern puzzlers, the latest being Secret Location’s newly-released Transpose.
Adventure games are typically intended to be calm, leisurely affairs, but indie developer The Serene Adventurer’s upcoming Cerynitii promises to be even more relaxing than most.
There have been many damsels in distress rescued by brave knights or other male adventurers over the years, but the tables have turned in Benjamin Rommel Games' Monkeys & Dragons, a retro-styled point-and-click adventure to be released on Steam Early Access later this year.
Step aside, Spider-Man. Move over, Batman. Make way for... the Clam Man? Well, yes. He's no superhero, but he is the eponymous star of his own upcoming point-and-click adventure from the appropriately named three-man Finnish studio Team Clam.
Usually expansive, beautiful 3D worlds are the exclusive domain of big-budget titles, but indie German developer Jonas Manke of Studio Inkyfox hopes to finish creating Omno for a whole lot less, though the game will still need some crowdfunding help to complete.
The Land of the Dead has already been host to one outstanding classic (perhaps you've heard of Grim Fandango?), but CMMN CLRS is hoping there is plenty more enjoyment to be found in the afterlife in the indie German developer's upcoming "creepy-but-cute" point-and-click adventure PRIM.
There's an eerie juxtaposition between the cutesy top-down visuals of 16-bit Super Nintendo-era games and the kind of scares that only a Japanese horror can deliver. No need to take our word for it, however, as you can see for yourselves once again in the newly-released adventure The Witch's House MV.
Claymation adventures are few and far between, but if all goes well in indie developer Jack King-Spooner's Kickstarter campaign for Sluggish Morss: Pattern Circus, we could be seeing another as soon as early 2020.
The future sure looks a whole lot like our 8-bit past in indie developer Manel García's upcoming The Land of the Seazogs, a very old-school adventure that "combines fantasy, suspense and mystery with touches of humor."
Nazism and occultism have long been linked, and we'll soon get to explore that theory firsthand in indie Argentinian developer Diego Cánepa's upcoming pixel art action-adventure Nine Witches: Family Disruption.
Indie developer Little Angel takes the phrase “it’s a jungle out there” quite literally in their newly-released point-and-click fantasy adventure Abha: Light on the Path.
Is Italy becoming the new Germany? It certainly is becoming something of an unheralded hotbed for adventure games of late. Hard on the heels of an announcement for a new Chronicles of Innsmouth installment comes word of another new upcoming supernatural point-and-click mystery, The Hand of Glory.
PsychoDev's retro-styled Chronicle of Innsmouth proved to be a delightful blend of comedy and horror when it was launched last year. Now the indie Italian developer is back with more Lovecraft-inspired fun in Mountains of Madness, but a little more serious and looking bigger and better than ever. Assuming, that is, that its upcoming Kickstarter is successful.
You never want torment in your life, but there's always room for a little more Tormentum. Good thing, too, as indie Polish developer OhNoo Studio has just announced a sequel to its 2015 dark fantasy point-and-click horror adventure.