It seems adventure game developers finally got the memo: this genre can be multiplayer too! The latest to venture into still-largely-uncharted territory is a two-player co-operative puzzler from Other Tales Interactive called Tick Tock: A Tale for Two.
A millenial slacker may not be anyone's idea of a traditional hero, but sometimes there's more to people than meets the eye. At least, we'll need to hope that's the case in ZORPEK's upcoming comic point-and-click adventure, The Funny Boneyard.
Who says they don't make 'em like they used to? Sometimes they make 'em exactly like that, as in indie developer SuckerFree Games' newly-released MacVenture-styled horror adventure From Beyond: Prologue.
It's been nearly two decades since we last tore our hair out at the deviously challenging puzzles of Detalion's Schizm and its sequel (also known as Mysterious Journey). Now, however, from the department of better-late-than-never comes the unexpected announcement of a brand new game in the Polish developer's series.
You'd think Sweden was the murder capital of the world the way new mysteries keep popping up for Carol Reed. The amateur sleuth is back at it again early next year in her 14th point-and-click adventure, The Fall of April.
If there's one thing the We Were Here series has taught us so far, it's that if you're going to get hopelessly lost or trapped, it's always better to have a friend along to help get you out of it. That will be true once again soon enough, as the co-op puzzle franchise is returning with a new installment called We Were Here Together.
Way back in 1982, Tron took viewers inside the simulated world of a mainframe computer gone awry. Technology has come a long way since then, but in THE ENIGMA MACHINE, gamers can once again explore a virtual world of modern mechanics, this time inside the "mind" of an android with artificial intelligence.
The worlds of tabletop role-playing games depend largely on the imagination of its players. Fortunately for us, just such a world is being brought vividly to life in the upcoming comic point-and-click adventure Chook & Sosig: Walk the Plank.
Along with sock-hops, drive-ins and rock-and-roll, the 1950s were also synonymous with cheesy horror flicks. Sixty years later, along comes indie developer TensionSplice's Terror in the Atomic Desert, a first-person "homage" to those low-budget monster B movies of yesteryear.
The season of poetry seems to be upon us. Hot on the heels of Haiku Adventure's announcement comes word of another "interactive poetic experience," this time in the form of Mojiken Studio's She and the Light Bearer.
The question of whether videogames are art can be hotly debated, but Small Island Games' upcoming Haiku Adventure will make a strong case for "yes" next year, both when the game itself is released and when the craft behind it is exhibited at London's William Morris Gallery.
Charles Darwin inspired the term "survival of the fittest," and sure enough, in indie French developer Wolfalone Studio's upcoming dystopian sci-fi adventure Darwin's Test, only the smartest and the quickest can expect to live through it.
Usually a failed Kickstarter sounds the death knell for a game, but sometimes developers are able to regroup and still see a project through to fruition. Such is the case with Madorium's episodic series The Puppet of Tersa, which managed to continue even without crowdfunding and is now on track to debut next spring.
One thing we know for sure about ancient and/or alien civilizations in adventure games: they certainly do love their puzzles! Good thing for us, of course, as we get to follow in their tracks and figure out how everything works. This will be the case once again in indie German developer StickyStoneStudio's upcoming Memorrha.
The disappearance of one's mother is bound to take an emotional toll on anyone. But in indie developer Ruben Pereira's upcoming point-and-click adventure The Irrational World of Damien, players will get a say in just what kind of person you wish to be in your desperate quest to find her.