Many games star amnesiac protagonists as a storytelling device, but far fewer actually deal with memory loss as a legitimate mental health issue. Mike T.'s Where Wind Becomes Quiet is one of the latter, and is already here on PC.
Adventure game developers seem to have caught on how awesome cats can be as protagonists, with feline-driven titles like Nine Noir Lives and Stray on the horizon. Beating both of them to the punch, however, is Catsperience, a more authentic-styled animal adventure from indie Hungarian studio Black Vertigo.
From the Blackwell to The Darkside Detective series, supernatural buddy cop mysteries have proven to be excellent adventure game fodder in recent years. The next title to walk that fine line between the living and the dead is The Phantom Fellows, an upcoming retro-styled adventure by indie developer Strummer Games, whose introductory demo has just been unveiled.
A relationship with our roommates, in whatever form they may take, tends to be somewhat intimate if for no other reason than their extremely close proximity. But what if you shared a place with another person and never interacted with them, never even saw them at all? This is the premise of Frank and Drake, an upcoming "turn-based narrative experience about two housemates with different time cycles" from the creators of STAY.
Jesse Makkonen certainly has a taste for the macabre. And we wouldn't have it any other way, as the indie Finnish creator of the Distraint series and Heal is hard at work on his next psychological horror adventure, The Telos Monument.
There's good news and, if not necessarily bad news, then at least some not-so-good news from the world of Tex Murphy today, as Big Finish Games has formally announced it will no longer be involved in the long-awaited The Poisoned Pawn but will instead focus its energy on updating The Pandora Directive for modern audiences to commemorate the game's 25th anniversary.
We all have keepsakes of some sort that remind us of important times in our lives. But what if our most intimate mementos were actual "windows to the past" able to transport us back to those occasions? This is the premise of Hindsight, an upcoming narrative adventure from indie developer Joel McDonald.
As with many places around the globe, Quebec is best visited only virtually this year. First it was the popular Winter Carnival being forced online, and next it'll be indie developer Chien d'Or Studio's horror adventure The Whispering Valley drawing players to the lovely French Canadian province.
There are all kinds of beliefs about what happens after we die, but when it comes to adventure games, the answer seems to be: a whole lot of fun in the afterlife. This fate looks to be true once again in Skaramazuzu, a black-and-white side-scrolling adventure due out later this year.
If you think your bosses are bad, wait'll you get a load of the tyrranical alien overlords in Absolute Zero, an upcoming point-and-click sci-fi adventure from Giggle Horse Games.
The Inuit peoples have a rich mythology that is as yet largely untapped in video games, though that has begun to change in recent years. The latest game to delve into Inuit legend is Inua – A Story in Ice and Time, an upcoming adventure by indie studios Iko and The Pixel Hunt.
Fairy tales may often end with a happily ever after, but a Creepy Tale can only spawn even more sinister sequels, like the one we'll get this summer from Deqaf Studio.
When it comes to futuristic sci-fi, it seems that the more things change, the more they stay the same. This axiom looks to be true once again in Project 4: New Light City, an episodic investigative thriller set to debut later this year.
Rutabagas may sound like the perfect clean and renewable fuel source, but there's just one problem when you're in outer space: they can be awfully hard to come by. Finding more will be the next zany task for Sir Typhil and his ragtag band of misfits in Vagabond Starship, the next game from indie developer Stand Off Software.
The thought of camp probably brings to mind pup tents, weenie roasts and pesky mosquitoes, but a whole other kind of adventure awaits in M9 Games' recently released Mystery of Camp Enigma II.