DONTNOD waded into young adult fiction with 2015's hit Life Is Strange, but with today's announcement of Twin Mirror, it's clear that the French developer's next adventure promises to be much more adult fare.
Phoenix Online Studios is reaching for the skies with its upcoming publishing plans – quite literally, as the next two games to be released will be A Rite from the Stars and Bleeding Moons.
A Rite from the Stars
Indie developer Pixoala invites those willing to face the mystifying and macabre to grab the bull by the horns – Horns of Fear, that is. The newly-released descent into psychological horror takes advantage of people’s innate phobias of the ordinary as well as the grotesque, while offering up a bevy of codes to break and puzzles to unravel.
Normally Adventure Gamers doesn't get involved in sales news, but then, normally Adventure Gamers isn't part of sales news. This time we are, however, as AG is teaming up with GOG.com as part of their #SummerGaming Sale event.
Vancouver is a gorgeous Canadian coastal city filled with people... but the same most definitely cannot be said about the "dystopian retrofuturistic" Vancouver of EggNut's successfully crowdfunded stealth adventure, Backbone.
Intergalactic travel may still seem far off in the future, but what if the technology was really developed here on earth back in 20,000 BC? Adventure gamers will soon have the chance to go back and see what the history books definitely do NOT tell us in indie developer Anas Abdin's upcoming Tardigrades.
Slowly but surely, virtual reality is beginning to absorb the kind of first-person exploratory puzzlers that were once the near-exclusive domain of standard PC displays. The latest such game to hop on the VR bandwagon is Aspyr Media's Torn, a "dark-science fiction mystery inspired by The Twilight Zone and Black Mirror" (the TV show, not the game).
Adventure Gamers has been fortunate to have several respected developers on staff over the years (not covering their own games, of course!), and this fall we will be adding another from within, as our very own Nathaniel Berens releases his first adventure game, the apocalyptic cult mystery Sagebrush.
Hopefully you've never had a bad drug trip, but if you've ever wondered what one would feel like, next month you can find out from the comfort of your own home in indie German developer Pyxton Studios' upcoming psychological horror game, Deluded Mind.
Cloud-connected personal assistants aside, it will probably be some time before the robots come for our jobs in earnest. But the upcoming sci-fi adventure ManMade aims to explore what our lives might be like if the AI revolution really does take a turn for the worse, and how the very people who helped create it might be driven to rebel against a world of their own making.
Jake Hunter has been slacking. At least, the English version of Jake Hunter has (his Japanese counterpart Jinguji Saburo has been much busier). It's been nearly a decade since we last saw the hard-boiled PI in Memories of the Past. At long last, however, Nintendo 3DS owners can look forward to a new Jake Hunter mystery called Ghost of the Dusk.
Most adventures involve a lot of legwork, but in indie Swiss studio Okomotive's newly-released FAR: The Lone Sails, your steampunk-style vehicle will do most of the work... assuming you can keep it running and the path free of obstacles.
First-person VR lets players see the world the same way that their in-game avatar sees it, putting us right into the character’s shoes and immersing us in the sights and sounds of the virtual universe. Putting a spin on the standard formula, Italian studio Tiny Bull is using the same technology not to enhance visual immersion, but to limit it in their upcoming narrative-driven psychological thriller, Blind.
Most people play games to escape the tedium of working at the office. But what if the game was about escaping the tedium of working at the office? This ironic challenge is at the heart of 11Sheep's appropriately-titled comic point-and-click adventure The Office Quest.
Coming soon: A space-hopping adventure starring a wily mercenary pilot and his trusted wise-cracking sidekick. No, I'm not talking about Han Solo's imminent Star Wars prequel, but a new five-part comic sci-fi romp from Turbo Chimp Games called Mercury Blue.