The word “poltergeist” probably brings to mind TV static, diminutive psychics, and secret suburban burial sites. What it probably doesn’t bring to mind is an absurdist point-and-click fantasy adventure. But set aside what you think you know about ghost stories, as the latter is exactly what we’re getting in Stand Off Software’s newly-released Poltergeist Treasure.
Dreams can be beautiful, fascinating, baffling, even disturbing – sometimes all at once. You can now experience one such dream firsthand (without even being asleep) in Nayuta Studio's newly-released Cineris Somnia.
Normally a well-oiled machine developing creaks is a sign of wear and tear, but context matters when the machine is Amanita Design and the Creaks in question refer to the name of their next adventure.
Harvester of Dreams has been a long time coming. Starting out as German indie Christian Waadt's personal project a decade ago, it has been in active development since 2012. Episode 1, now on Steam Early Access, introduces the point-and-click steampunk adventure promising puzzles, some action sequences, and a mix of dream and reality.
Indie developer Greg Lobanov believes in the healing power of song. In fact, that is the very premise behind his newly-released musical side-scrolling adventure Wandersong.
Not every tale needs to be epic. Some of the best works of fiction have come from short stories rather than full-length works, and the tighter, more focused narrative works to their advantage. Indie developer Viperante is hoping the same is true of its aptly-named Short Story Series, which is set to debut later this month.
Ironically for a franchise named Nick Bounty, the "comedic spoof on classic film noir detective movies" hasn't been bountiful at all so far, as indie developer Pinhead Games released the first two series installments absolutely free. Now the titular detective is back for an all-new case, but this time it's going to cost us.
Last year Charm Games gave us FORM, an abstract virtual reality puzzler set largely in a world of darkness filled with mechanical devices. For their next act, the indie developer has turned on the lights for more a more fantastical adventure, the newly-released Twilight Path.
While most interplanetary games are serious science fiction, outer space and comedy have alway gone hand-in-hand in the adventure genre. And so they will once again next year with the release of indie Australian developer Bad Goat Studios' Henry Mosse and the Wormhole Conspiracy.
Usually people aren't eager to spend much time in a ghetto, but an exception can certainly be made for a little point-and-click adventuring in indie developer Toro Games' upcoming Ghetto Conspiracy.
Those who played last year's masterful Gorogoa got a taste of how zooming from one scene to another could lead to countless possibilities. Now indie Spanish developer DevilishGames aims to ramp up that mechanic significantly in its newly-released puzzler Path to Mnemosyne.
Many games refuse easy genre categorization, and some defy any attempts to classify them at all. Such is the case of the successfully Kickstarted text-driven thriller unmemory, coming to PC and mobile devices later this year.
Joe Richardson is a Renaissance man. Not only is the UK-based indie developer already working on his third solo adventure, but The Procession to Calvary will be made up entirely of Renaissance-era paintings when it's released next spring.
Darkling Room's "Crown" series has become the gift that keeps on giving. While we're still awaiting the full-fledged sequel Blackenrock, a new holiday-themed standalone installment called Silent Night is due to arrive in time for Christmas this year.
If you know cats, you know they like to play by their own rules. So imagine a whole society of cats! Yeah, bedlam. It should come as no surprise, then, to find out that it'll up to you to bring order to a whole city of felines that has begun to run amok in indie South African developer Silvernode Studios' upcoming Nine Noir Lives.