Argentine studio Blyts certainly isn't afraid to show its dark side. After debuting with the comedic time-travel adventure Kelvin and the Infamous Machine, the indie developer went a shade darker earlier this year with Nobodies, in which players provide clean-up for government-funded assassins. Their next act will be darker still in the upcoming point-and-click thriller Slender Threads.
Animals aren't dumb. Well, some of them probably are, but not the ones in indie developer Gamechuck's upcoming point-and-click fantasy adventure Trip the Ark Fantastic.
Unless you're a cat, you probably never thought about how much fun you could have with thread. But Beard Envy has, and we'll soon get to see for ourselves when the indie developer launches their sci-fi puzzler Filament early next year.
What sight so horrific could push you to the brink of insanity and possibly even over the edge? One such trauma awaits the protagonist of Glimpse of Madness, an upcoming point-and-click mystery by indie Italian developer Hijacked Minds Games.
You know you're in for a hard day when the best part about it is dying. Such will be the case for the back-from-the-dead protagonist of Powerhoof's upcoming retro-styled thriller, The Drifter.
Cats may have nine lives but people only have one, so a certain feline will need to travel to the underworld to save its human companion's soul in indie developer BOV's Cat and Ghostly Road, available now on Early Access.
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.
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.
Many legends around the world continue to confound us, but perhaps we'll finally get some answers – or at least, learn enough to draw our own conclusions – when the six-part anthology Maelstrom Obscura is released next year for Windows PC.
If you're an astronaut, crash landing on an alien planet is about the worst thing that could happen. If you're a player behind a computer screen controlling said astronaut, however, it's a whole lot more fun, as we'll find out next year when two-man indie German developer ArtFactory Jalokivi release their debut adventure, AC-0209.
A trip to see the aurora borealis is a worthy journey in its own right, but all the more so when it comes in a charming-looking family adventure like Nordlicht, a two-person German student project that is available now for PC and Android devices.
If you have fond memories of Rod Serling's classic Twilight Zone episodes on TV, then your next stop should be Gear Worx Productions' Mind Trap, a four-part psychological thriller anthology coming soon to Early Access.
It's all too easy for society to turn a blind eye to the problem of domestic abuse most of the time, but indie French developer Team NoLan has set its sights squarely on this sensitive subject with the debut episode of their point-and-click adventure serial, Come Back.
Next time some tells you to take a hike, instead of being offended (or actually going for one) you can happily comply by diving into Adam Robinson-Yu's relaxing exploratory adventure A Short Hike.
With a few rare exceptions, Leisure Suit Larry is about as close as adventure games tend to get to pornography, but Petru Leontescu and a small group of developers are hoping to crank the sex level up a notch with The Hotel, a point-and-click indie adventure that is currently seeking funding through Kickstarter.