Ironically for a franchise named Nick Bounty, the "comedic spoof on classic film noir detective movies" hasn't been bountiful at all so far, as indie developer Pinhead Games released the first two series installments absolutely free. Now the titular detective is back for an all-new case, but this time it's going to cost us.
Last year Charm Games gave us FORM, an abstract virtual reality puzzler set largely in a world of darkness filled with mechanical devices. For their next act, the indie developer has turned on the lights for more a more fantastical adventure, the newly-released Twilight Path.
While most interplanetary games are serious science fiction, outer space and comedy have alway gone hand-in-hand in the adventure genre. And so they will once again next year with the release of indie Australian developer Bad Goat Studios' Henry Mosse and the Wormhole Conspiracy.
Usually people aren't eager to spend much time in a ghetto, but an exception can certainly be made for a little point-and-click adventuring in indie developer Toro Games' upcoming Ghetto Conspiracy.
Those who played last year's masterful Gorogoa got a taste of how zooming from one scene to another could lead to countless possibilities. Now indie Spanish developer DevilishGames aims to ramp up that mechanic significantly in its newly-released puzzler Path to Mnemosyne.
Many games refuse easy genre categorization, and some defy any attempts to classify them at all. Such is the case of the successfully Kickstarted text-driven thriller unmemory, coming to PC and mobile devices later this year.
Joe Richardson is a Renaissance man. Not only is the UK-based indie developer already working on his third solo adventure, but The Procession to Calvary will be made up entirely of Renaissance-era paintings when it's released next spring.
Darkling Room's "Crown" series has become the gift that keeps on giving. While we're still awaiting the full-fledged sequel Blackenrock, a new holiday-themed standalone installment called Silent Night is due to arrive in time for Christmas this year.
If you know cats, you know they like to play by their own rules. So imagine a whole society of cats! Yeah, bedlam. It should come as no surprise, then, to find out that it'll up to you to bring order to a whole city of felines that has begun to run amok in indie South African developer Silvernode Studios' upcoming Nine Noir Lives.
You can't hear sound in outer space, which may explain why we almost missed the stealthy launch of Silence in Space: Season One earlier this month.
Most people of a certain age fondly look back on their earlier years and reminisce about the music that accompanied their youthful life experiences. (And everyone younger than that is probably still experiencing them!) This blend of music and memories as at the heart of indie developer Space Banana Studio's Vinylove, which has just been released on Early Access.
You really don't see the words "Tango" and "adventure" thrown together very often, but indie developer Gualicho Games is doing just that by delving into the history of the Argentine music and dance in the aptly titled Tango: The Adventure Game.
Slavic mythology may not be as widely known around the world as the lore of other cultures, but that may change next year with the release of The End of the Sun, a time-twisting adventure that crosses not just seasons, but entire eras.
Things take a while to travel through space. And so it is with Elea, a new episodic spacefaring adventure from indie Bulgarian developer Kyodai, whose debut installment has now arrived in full after spending several months in Steam Early Access.
Holmes and Watson; Batman and Robin; Jake and the Fatman – world-renowned investigative pairs, all. But now a new, much furrier duo is preparing to take the stage, courtesy of indie developer Cave Monsters' upcoming debut adventure.