Between interactive TV shows like Black Mirror: Bandersnatch and games like The Complex, it's getting harder and harder to tell the two apart. Especially when Wales Interactive's upcoming "cinematic FMV sci-fi thriller" is set to include experienced film talent both in front of and behind the camera.
Lovecraft and cyberpunk may not be the first match that comes to mind in a word association test, but perhaps that will change next year when indie Turkish developer Stormling Studios releases their horror adventure Transient.
Being a cabbie working the night shift is tough. But try being a cabbie and part-time investigator in one, when a recent string of murders afflicts your city and casts suspicion on you. Players will get that very chance later this year when the noir-themed Night Call is released for Windows PC.
What if the technology of the Roaring Twenties were characterized not by cars and radios, but by intelligent machines and invading robot armies? It may not be the decade recorded in the history books, but that's exactly what we can expect in indie developer Hexy Studio's upcoming dieselpunk adventure, Brassheart.
There's no slowing down Jake Hunter in the West. Following the launch of Ghost of the Dusk in 2018, now the star of Arc System Works' detective series is back in a localized prequel called Alternate Jake Hunter: DAEDALUS – The Awakening of Golden Jazz, out now in North America on PS4 and Switch.
The last time we heard from Chris Brendel, the indie developer was locking players up in Stonewall Penitentiary. Now the first details about Unimatrix Productions' next adventure has been unveiled, and the setting couldn't be more different in Summit of the Wolf.
What is the value of one's soul? Would you sell yours away to the devil for a second chance at a better life? And what might the consequences be if you do? These questions are at the heart of IndieBug's Demons Never Lie, an upcoming point-and-click adventure now seeking funding through Kickstarter.
Having cut their teeth as an independent studio with the 2014 Shadowgate remake, now Zojoi has set its sights on an all-new project in the form of Argonus and the Gods of Stone, an "epic first-person adventure" that promises to bring "the gods, monsters and heroes of Greek mythology to life."
Two of the more memorable characters in D'Avekki Studios' The Shapeshifting Detective were the late night radio hosts heard regularly over the airwaves (and later visited when they become instrumental to the story). Knowing a good thing when they see it, the developers have decide to feature the pair a whole lot more as the titular stars of the upcoming spin-off prequel Dark Nights with Poe and Munro.
Watching a sunset is a beautiful sight, but there's a new kind of Afterlight on the horizon to keep your eye on as well, in the form of Silent Road Games' debut sci-fi environmental puzzler, which is currently seeking funding through Kickstarter.
Becoming more like Christ is one of the central tenets of the Christian faith, but in indie developer Amir Matouk’s upcoming The Secrets of Jesus, players will get to go one step further by playing Jesus himself, albeit in a story that bills itself as featuring a fair amount of "black humour."
What's better than a new game from the creators of Unforeseen Incidents? How about TWO new games from Backwoods Entertainment? Better yet, both of them have recently received funding for various stages of development.
As the coldest, least populated continent on the planet, Antarctica is known more for its ice and penguins than for international intrigue. That might change soon enough when indie German developer Matze Klein releases his debut adventure, Echidna's Daughter.
LucasArts once made a pretty successful game starring a trio of playable time travelers, and now indie developer Pontus Wittenmark of Warm Kitten is hoping to do the same in the upcoming Justin Wack and the Big Time Hack.
The days of Sierra-style text inputs may be long over for the most part, but indie developer Phil Fortier plans to revive the classic formula once again for his upcoming adventure Cascadia Quest – albeit updated somewhat with modern sensibilities.