The Internet is practically ubiquitous in 2021 (good thing, or you might not be reading this otherwise), but at least in the fictional world there's one place left where it's still largely shunned. Adventure gamers can head to this scenic, remote Spanish town for themselves next year when the husband-and-wife team at Aruma Studios release their debut commercial adventure, Intruder in Antiquonia.
Imagine the horror of awaking one day to discover that you'd lost everything, including your family, your life as you knew it, and even your memories. Well, you won't need to imagine much longer, as that's exactly the predicament players will find themselves in later this year when The Gap arrives on PC.
Pop culture has had no shortage of monster, ghost, and demon hunters in recent years, but where do the spirits turn when there’s something strange in their neighborhood? The answer, according to indie developer Zmakesgames, is the stars of The Case of Maneki, due for release later this year.
It's been over a decade since Andrew Goulding and Brawsome released the charming canine pirate comedy adventure Jolly Rover, so it was a pleasant surprise when the indie Australian developer announced that a brand new point-and-click project called Warp Frontier would be arriving this year. An even bigger surprise is just now different the new game is from its predecessor.
We've all heard the Arthurian legend of Excalibur, which could only be drawn from a stone by the true king of Britain, but far less renowned is the magical weapon at the heart of today's freeware release of Universe Generator: The Golden Sword.
True crime stories are fascinating, particularly grisly tales of murder and revenge. Many cities even offer walking tours, regaling tourists with accounts of their most notorious residents. Likewise, mystery games have long taken historical events as inspiration, casting players as the detective charged with at untangling these unsolved dark deeds at long last. The aptly named Australian developer True Crime Games may be the first to combine the two into augmented reality (AR) mobile experiences, bringing their characters to life in real-world locations and putting us both physically and mentally on the criminal's trail.
It's been over two years since Microids first announced its plans to collaborate with Pendulo Studios on a game loosely based on Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo. (Of course, a lot has happened in the world since then.) At long last, however, the veil has been pulled back on the upcoming adventure, scheduled to arrive on PC and current and next-gen consoles later this year.
Lamps have been indispensible adventure game tools since the very early text days, but never has one been more important than in the upcoming Adventure Light, a LIMBO-like side-scroller that is currently raising funds through Kickstarter.
Normally you'd go to a pet store to find "critters for sale," but it's Steam you'll need to visit to find indie developer Sonoshee's newly released surreal five-part adventure compilation by that name.
Actions have consequences, no matter how unintended. The more terrible the act, the more terrible the repercussions. This inescapable fact lies at the heart of The Safe Place, an upcoming new point-and-click adventure from the creator of Little Kite and Repentant.
Adventure gamers are used to solving mysteries from afar, but in two-man indie developer Miga Games' upcoming Forest Grove, we'll be doing so in the role of a detective who is also investigating a case exclusively through a digital creation.
Indie developer M9 Games continues its torrid pace of new adventure releases, with the latest now available in the form of TIERRA on PC and mobile devices.
We all know the expression "a picture is worth a thousand words," but another way to think of it is that "every painting has a story to tell." We'll find out soon enough just how true that is when Taiwanese developer Silver Lining Studio's Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery makes its way to PC later this year.
Solving a murder case that is seemingly wrapped up in the occult would be difficult at the best of times, let alone when one is suffering from crippling bouts of dementia. But this will be the daunting task in Thief's Shelter, an upcoming horror-themed mystery by Geo Games that is currently seeking crowdfunding through Kickstarter.
Capcom's Ace Attorney may have popularized visual novel-styled Japanese mysteries in the West, but the stars of the Famicom Detective Club series were solving crimes long before Phoenix Wright came along. Now English gamers can find out what they've been missing for over thirty years with the updated, localized releases of The Missing Heir and The Girl Who Stands Behind on Switch.