The machines may not have taken over the world just yet, but they do take center stage in Sergey Noskov's sci-fi puzzler 7th Sector, which is coming soon to consoles after its PC launch last year.
Francisco Gonzalez has explored a wide variety of interesting times and places in his previous games, from 1920s Florida to the fictional 19th century steampunk city of New Bretagne, but for his next endeavour he's heading west in the upcoming point-and-click adventure Rosewater.
If you could see the many various fragments of your own mind through the lens of an old CRT monitor, it just might look something like indie developer dobell's newly released SELF.
Eclipses are relatively rare, but if you wait long enough one is sure to come back around. Fortunately, this is also true of White Elk's Eclipse: Edge of Light, a former VR mobile exclusive that has just arrived on PC and consoles.
Our formative teenage years can be a time to forge close friendships, but unfortunately for some they can also be a painful struggle caused by bullying. Both the highs and lows of growing up will be front and center in OMEGA: The Beginning, a three-part episodic adventure by indie developer Monkeys Tales Studio that has just debuted on PC.
Usually the term "retro" doesn't conjure up images of early PlayStation graphics, but that's precisely what players will find in indie developer Rubeki's commercial re-release of Hollow Head.
One of the immutable laws of the universe is gravity, but that doesn't mean it can't be manipulated to your benefit, as we'll get to do in indie Finnish developer Mindhaven's upcoming Sky Beneath.
Calling Northern Norway a "magical" place for an adventure isn't just hypberbole – at least, not in indie developer Mattis Folkestad's upcoming Embracelet.
It seems every down-on-his-luck private eye is in need of a few extra bucks to make ends meet, and that is true enough of the star of Tobias Rosenling's upcoming Black Noir, a point-and-click thriller currently seeking funding through Kickstarter.
Now that we're past the season for giving and kindness and peace on Earth, it's time to look ahead to Vile Matter – in the form of indie developer Joe Fatuch's upcoming psychological horror adventure, that is.
An unsolved missing persons case is always a mystery many years after the fact, but it's especially so when the very house the person disappeared in can't (easily) be found either. This is the double challenge that will face gamers next year with the upcoming release of indie developer PSINE Studios' The House in the Hollow.
The ghosts of Christmases past, present and future aren't the old supernatural forces at work at this time of year, though not all are nearly as benevolent, as in indie developer Norbert Gerard Matyńka's newly released side-scrolling mystery, The Land of Crows.
Adventure gamers love spending their time traipsing exotic locales looking for hidden items. So do practitioners of geocaching, a real-world adventure that lies at the heart of MDNA's next Carol Reed mystery, Geospots.
What is going on in Italy? First it's Venice under water, and now the Tuscan city of Carrara is being overrun by zombies – the latter only in game form, fortunately, in indie developer Elvis Morelli's episodic horror series Game Over Carrara, which is currently seeking funding through Kickstarter.
Did you get a Doll for Christmas? I'm not talking about a kid's toy, but rather the recently released horror adventure by that name from indie French developer Braisque.