Though Valentine’s Day may be behind us, we can still look forward to the arrival of LOVE – A Puzzle Box Filled with Stories. The upcoming adventure by Rocketship Park is being designed to hone in on specific player emotions, a hallmark the indie Canadian developer tries to instill in all its games. Despite its title, however, it isn't love itself the team wishes to focus on, but rather the cathartic sadness that replaces it after it is lost.
Mental health awareness has really stepped to the forefront of our collective consciousness of late, and taking care of oneself is more important than ever in these troubled times. Indie developer Filipe F. Thomaz has tapped into this sentiment in designing his upcoming adventure Into A Dream around the theme of one man’s depression and the impact it has on his relationships with those closest to him.
Who knew back in 2007 that Valve's Portal would not only go on to become a resounding success, but launch a whole new sub-genre of gaming in the process. But here we are thirteen years later, and the next Portal-style adventure coming down the pike is Koren Games' HYPERVENTURE, which is currently seeking funding through Kickstarter.
Most of us will never come close to outer space, but what if we could travel to and even impact extraordinary new worlds just through a telescope? Sound far-fetched? Perhaps physically, yes, but not virtually, as we can see for ourselves in the limited-time Steam demo for Played With Fire's upcoming VR exclusive, Stargaze.
How many adventure game inventory puzzles could be solved without all the convoluted item combinations if only you had a good ol' hammer or wrench? Well, we can find out for ourselves this week in the Steam Game Festival demo for Rumata Lab's upcoming adventure, The Last Shot.
Many of us are largely still confined to our homes right now, and we don't have to travel all the way to Africa to do it. But next year players could find themselves trapped in a much different type of home with myriad puzzles to solve, looking not to get out but to get further in with the release of indie developer Vulpesoft's adventure Dr. Livingstone, I Presume?
Any good theatre plays host to countless different worlds and stories, according to the various performances enacted upon its stage. But the one in Punk Notion's upcoming genre-bending adventure Ars Fabulae does so far more literally than most.
While many adventure games seek to tap into our creative right-brain impulses, you'll need all your left-brain synapses firing for The Long Gate, an upcoming 3D puzzler from indie developer David Shaw.
We tend to think of trains merely as vehicles traveling a perfectly linear route between two points, but inside a train live the countless individual stories of its passengers. It's these personal tales explored during a shared journey, rather than the final destination, that are at the heart of Monorail Stories, an upcoming new adventure from the creator of Eselmir and the five magical gifts.
A group of students, camping in the woods, alone in the dark among the whispering trees. If you're thinking that sounds a lot like a set-up for a horror story, well, you'd be absolutely right. Re:Turn – One Way Trip is an upcoming 2D horror adventure by London-based indie developers Red Ego Games that combines unspeakable evil, time travel and mystery into a spooky ride.
They say you can never go home again, which isn't true in the literal sense, of course, but if you try you'll find that nothing is quite the same. You can begin to experience the truth of this axiom for yourself through the limited-time demo available for Frostwood Interactive's upcoming narrative adventure Forgotten Fields, which is currently seeking crowdfunding through Kickstarter.
Life is full of many wonderful (and not-so-wonderful) moments, but moments are fleeting, and even life itself is finite. Lost at Sea, a new game from Studio Fizbin, looks set to explore some heady questions about memory and mortality when it releases later this year.
Cross-country road trips are fun. Or at least, they can be when you're not pregnant and on the run with enemies both on your tail and standing in your way. Then again, maybe that makes it more fun. That's certainly what Red Thread Games believes, as they've just formally unveiled their next title, an "alternate-future Neo-Western" action-adventure game called Dustborn.
The world has become a lot grimmer this year, which may help explain why the developers of the bright and charming fabric-themed Woven have chosen a dark psychological horror game for their next offering, Sanity of Morris.
Puzzles and exploration provide two key building blocks for (almost) any adventure genre, and together they form the entire foundation for indie Czech developer Paper Bunker's The Pillar.