Mankind is at or near the top of our own food chain, but what if we were much closer to the bottom with only our wits and a furry little companion to rely on for our survival? That will be precisely the challenge ahead of us when indie Swedish developer Wishfully Studios launches their beautiful side-scrolling adventure Planet of Lana in 2022.
Ever feel like you might die of old age before completing some of the tougher adventure game puzzles you encounter? Well, that feeling just might have a little more validity in indie Finnish developer Jesse Makkonen's upcoming Heal.
How far would you go to avenge the murder of a loved one? Hopefully that's a purely hypothetical question, but it lays at the heart of indie Australian developer Zaperart's upcoming "horror/mystery" adventure, The Blueness of a Wound.
What sight so horrific could push you to the brink of insanity and possibly even over the edge? One such trauma awaits the protagonist of Glimpse of Madness, an upcoming point-and-click mystery by indie Italian developer Hijacked Minds Games.
Video games are often escapist fantasy, but there's no escaping mental illness and more and more games are beginning to explore how the two can positively intersect to raise awareness. One such effort is the newly-released Fractured Minds, a 2017 BAFTA award-winning "interactive short" by teenaged indie developer Emily Mitchell.
With the second season of Life Is Strange due to wrap up on December 3rd, already DONTNOD Entertainment is looking ahead to what's next, as the acclaimed French developer announced their next project Tell Me Why at X019, Microsoft's Xbox fan convention in London.
Ever since Phoenix Wright and Professor Layton arrived on western shores, there's been an appetite for Japanese-styled visual novel adventures. Soon another crimefighting duo will join their iconic predecessors in Mediatonic's upcoming "Hollywood whodunnit" Murder By Numbers.
Life and love are many things – thrilling, chaotic, inspiring, devastating – but they're never predictable or tidy. A true love story inspires emotions that range everywhere from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows in one big, jumbled mess. Attempting to make sense of it all for one young woman is When the Past Was Around, an upcoming point-and-click adventure from the creator of She the Light Bearer.
Is there anything more guaranteed to lead to trouble than an unexpected inheritance from a deceased relative in an adventure game? It's a truism that will soon prove accurate once again in indie developer Fotros Games' upcoming point-and-click title, Lantern.
Archeology may be a largely academic pursuit in real life, but the exploits of tomb raiding spelunkers and obtainers of rare antiquities have been jazzed up with a little more excitement in popular entertainment. This will be true once again in indie Danish developer Rune Skovbo Johansen's upcoming room-scale VR action-adventure Eye of the Temple.
No one disputes that "war is hell" but usually that axiom refers to the soldiers engaging in combat. But there are many more civilian victims of war as well, one of whom is the grandmother of indie developer Bob De Schutter of Lifelong Games, who recently released Brukel to share her harrowing tales of World War II.
Inspiration can come from the most unexpected places, as three former school friends from Slovenia found out in 2015 when a random Facebook photo struck a chord and provided the foundation for their debut design project. That game is the upcoming PlanetRealm, and over the course of the intervening years it has grown into a full-fledged 3D adventure packed with puzzles, hidden treasure, and little planets – lots of little planets.
There used to be a time when adventure games and RPGs played in their own separate corners, rarely crossing paths until the likes of Quest for Glory came along to blur the line between them. Indie developer Steven DiLeo of Adventurers Guild Entertainment is the latest to merge the two genres with his newly-released Phoenix Tales, a fantasy adventure with some light turn-based combat that attempts to emulate the genre hybrid classics of the 1990s.
Beauty may only be skin deep, but indie developer stigmamax's newly-rereleased Cutish has plenty of brains to go with its good looks.
There's nothing funnier than a good death... in adventure games, that is. Especially when that death is yours, and there are myriad ways to die, as in indie developer Giordano Pacifico's newly-released Witch Loraine's Death Game.