You know you're in for a hard day when the best part about it is dying. Such will be the case for the back-from-the-dead protagonist of Powerhoof's upcoming retro-styled thriller, The Drifter.
Experienced gamers know all the unwritten rules of gaming to follow by now...or do they? Putting that notion to the test is Aetheric Games' recently-rereleased Interactivity: The Interactive Experience.
For many the end of the world is on its way, and for some it's already here. In other circumstances that would be a dire pronouncement, but not when it relates to Stela, a new cinematic puzzle-platformer available now for Xbox One, iOS and Apple TV, and still to come on PC.
Seeing is believing, but what if sight is not an option? This is the question Purple Jam are keen to answer with their inaugural audio game, Pitch Black: A Dusklight Story, which is currently raising funds through Kickstarter.
As many people on social media are learning the hard way these days, our written words are forever. Not so in indie developer 5am Games' upcoming Letters – a written adventure, however, as players will have the power to change a girl's life by altering the text of her correspondence. At least, we will if the game is able to reach its Kickstarter crowdfunding goal.
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.