Perhaps the only thing worse than an apocalypse is actually surviving one. Soon enough we'll be seeing another cautionary tale of just how difficult life will be for those who remain in indie Finnish developer Act Normal Games' upcoming Rauniot.
It's been nearly 30 years since we last saw Laura Bow, but she looks like she hasn't aged a day. In fact, the classic Sierra heroine has been given a serious makeover for an all-new adventure by indie developer NineZyme Entertainment, who have just pulled back the curtain on Laura Bow and the Mechanical Codex.
When you look back on your life at its journey's end, what memories will you cling to, whether good or bad? Players will share in just such a reflection for one man when Spanish studio Piccolo's Arise – A Simple Story is launched later this year on PC and consoles.
Amanita Design has been relatively quiet about its upcoming Creaks (which has slipped now to 2020), but perhaps one reason why is that the acclaimed Czech developer was busy making the newly-released Pilgrims on the sly.
The bad news is: Martha is dead. The good news is, her tragic passing is the focus of an upcoming psychological adventure from LKA, the Italian creators of The Town of Light.
Experiencing one's own dreams is surreal enough, but imagine finding yourself forced to visit other people's subconscious instead. Actually, there's no need to imagine as you can do just that in the newly-released psychological horror game 3rd eye.
Beards come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and you'll get to try on a variety of different types next summer if indie developer Cleardot Games is able to secure Kickstarter funding for the upcoming RPG-styled adventure Who Stole My Beard?
Lots of adventure games task players with solving murders, but covering them up? That's a whole different story – or in the case of Blyts' newly-released Nobodies, eleven different stories.
While many videogame animal protagonists tend to be anthropomorphic, lately a number of new releases have featured actual animals in their habitats, albeit often with unique powers. This will be the case once again next year if indie developer Rob Potter is able to secure crowdfunding for This Dead Winter through Kickstarter.
Regrets can come back to haunt us in so many ways, some less obvious than others. Even when we feel we've put them behind us, the memories can still plague our thoughts and dreams without us even being aware of it. This very scenario is at the heart of indie developer Moloch Media's newly-released adventure Shadows and Dust.
Pretty much every adventure game involves some degree of sticky-fingered thievery, but it's not going to be nearly as easy to do in the upcoming interactive comic The Heist.
Tempting as it may be to think of accountants as strait-laced number-crunchers with pocket protectors, and dragons as terrifying fire-breathing monsters, indie developer Archive Entertainment's upcoming Dragon Audit may just shine both in a whole different light.
Apple Arcade is here, and it's bringing some adventure games with it. One of the first such titles is Murder Mystery Machine, an episodic title from BAFTA award-winning multimedia studio Blazing Griffin.
Adventure games let us play as all different types of protagonists: swashbuckling pirates, brave knights, afterlife tour guides, bikers, detectives and more. But... a USB cord? Yes, that's exactly who will be starring in 205 Studio's Zachary's Note next year, assuming it's able to meet its crowdfunding goal on Kickstarter.
If you thought the worst horror faced by an exorcist was 360-degree head spins and projectile pea soup vomiting, think again as the newly-released Exorcise the Demons will sent you into the fiery depths of the netherworld to confront your foes directly. Fortunately, you won't be alone...