English folklore is rife with possibilities for adventure games, and the latest developer to dip into this well of inspiration is Cloak and Dagger Games for their upcoming INCANTAMENTUM.
There will be trouble in Paradise later this year – quite literally (or at least virtually), in indie UK developer Kaizen Game Works' upcoming open world investigative mystery, Paradise Killer.
For many people isolating at home right now, these are very strange times, but really they could be weirder. Don't believe it? Then check out the early access version of Ghost of Tomorrow, a first-person horror game that is currently seeking funding through Kickstarter.
Thank goodness advanced civilizations leave no instruction manuals behind when they become extinct. Otherwise, where would be the fun in figuring out how everything works? The latest game to embrace this familiar formula is KOStudios' Illusive Gate, a Myst-style adventure currently seeking funding through Kickstarter.
What's better than one gritty neo-noir mystery on the foreseeable horizon? How about at least four such mysteries, the first being free? That is the goal of indie developer Iron Noir Soft's Joe Kowalski Chronicles, which is set to kick off later this year with a free prequel chapter.
Fans of the comic book-styled 2017 adventure Buck Bradley: The World to Come will be pleased to know that the titular hero of Terrastramba will soon be back in an all-new installment. But while the first taste was free, this time it's gonna cost you, as The Sand and the Pyramid will be sold commercially on a broader range of platforms.
Most games want players to have a ball, but few offer players the chance to actually be a ball. But that's exactly what you'll get to experience in the newly released sci-fi platforming adventure from Poland called Venineth.
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Serving penance for one's sins, and especially for the sins of one's entire race, usually isn't something to look forward to, but it is when the path to redemption leads through a host of puzzles, as it does in indie developer Ben Lapid's upcoming adventure, There Was the Moon.
We've all encountered puzzles that threatened to drive us crazy, but what if the puzzles we invent for ourselves are the only way to stay sane? This is the premise behind Crew 167: The Grand Block Odyssey, an indie sci-fi puzzler that has just emerged from Early Access.
Members of the LGBTQIA+ community have historically been victims of innumerable hate crimes, but few in law enforcement ever concerned themselves much with their plight. Hopefully that trend is beginning to change, and now you too can take up the cause in indie developer Gareth Conroy-Edwards' upcoming London 1986, which is currently seeking funding through Kickstarter.
We may all be stuck at home these days, but that doesn't stop us from dreaming of lovely vacation getaways or playing one out virtually. One such exotic adventure on the horizon is Dordogne, an indie watercolour adventure coming to PC and Switch next year.
While Jack the Ripper still gets the most attention among famous unsolved murders, the Zodiac isn't far behind. The latest attempt to determine the identity of the never-caught serial killer in California in the late '60s and early '70s is Punch Punk Games' upcoming stealth thriller, This is the Zodiac Speaking.
Some video games take us on a power trip while others offer a trip to a bygone era; Master Magistrate promises both for a single admission price. Though previously a Japanese exclusive, this anime-styled visual novel adventure from developer IRODORI has crossed the language barrier (thanks to the localization team at ShiraVN) and now invites YOU to assume the titular role on Steam Early Access.
Facing our own mortality may be the LAST thing any of us feel like doing for real during a time of global pandemic, but virtually contemplating death is the very basis of the surreal indie puzzler, Arrog.