The say that dead men tell no tales, and normally that's true. But what if technology allowed us to tap into the minds of the deceased and find out what happened to them right before the moment of death? This is the basis of Invasive Recall, an upcoming SCUMM-style mystery from Springbeam Studio which is currently raising funding through Kickstarter.
The popular Ace Attorney series has spawned other like-minded courtroom adventures, but none that resemble anything like real life. That changes today, however, with the PC release of Oh, a Rock! Studios' FMV legal comedy, Internet Court.
Some aliens stranded on Earth may just get to phone home, but some have to get back the hard way through good old-fashioned ingenuity – along with a little help from time travel. This is the predicament facing the titular character of Lars Pontoppidan's upcoming non: The First Warp.
Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words can change our life stories dramatically. That's not just true of real life, but literally so in indie developer Hiding Spot's upcoming lite adventure, Beacon Pines.
Usually adventure games start out on PC and eventually get ported to mobile devices, but sometimes the process is reversed. Case in point: the debut installment of Pine Studio's Faraway series, which is available now for PC in an updated "Director's Cut" version.
Death is rare in adventure games, and when it does happen it often seems to be not an end but rather just the beginning of a whole new adventure. And that's equally true for animals as well as humans, as we're about to find out once again in indie developer Captilight's upcoming Path of Kami.
Normally the worst things you have to worry about on a camping trip are bugs and bad weather, but these are the least of the concerns for the protagonist of solo developer and composer Jeff Winner's Horror Story: Hallowseed, a psychological first-person thriller available now through Early Access.
Compared to more flamboyant courtroom drama fare like the Ace Attorney series, it might seem far less glamorous to set players behind the scenes, piecing together evidence and preparing documents that will ultimately determine whether someone is prosecuted or let go. But it becomes a lot more interesting when it includes actual battles against the accused, using the very documents you are preparing. This is the unique premise of Legal Dungeon, an “interactive novel adventure game” that was recently released for Nintendo Switch following its earlier debut on PC.
Waking up with no memories would be daunting enough for anyone in the best of circumstances. Discovering that the fate of the entire world rests on your shoulders with only a day to save it is a whole different kind of pressure. That's precisely the challenge that awaits in indie developer Trim Triangle's upcoming fantasy adventure, Therefore.
It's been over five years since we last heard from Dane Krams, the designer behind 2015's acclaimed fantasy adventure Anna's Quest. But now Krams is back with a brand new project still in its early stages of development, a point-and-click mystery called The Big Hollow.
What could be better than living in a place called Hope, where everyone appears to be content? The problem is, if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is, as we'll find out in indie developer Zeigeist Studio's upcoming Name of the Will, which is currently seeking funding through Kickstarter.
While many people look to island getaways for sun and beaches, adventure gamers have (at least virtually) become accustomed to look for puzzles instead. Fortunately there will be plenty to find in solo Swedish developer Tanja Leonova's upcoming The Dream, assuming the game receives the needed crowdfunding through Kickstarter.
Even pirating is getting into the spirit of equal opportunity these days. Following in the footsteps of Nelly Cootalot comes Anya Ophelia Morgan, the latest lady pirate to take to the high seas in indie German developer kitty wants pizza's upcoming point-and-click adventure, Orbis Fugae.
Imagine taking the Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale and the rich fantasy world of Oz, reimagining both and blending them together, and then topping it off with a Groundhog Day-style time-looping mechanic. The result would probably be something like Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood, an upcoming fantasy puzzle adventure from Devespresso Games, the creators of The Coma series.
Home may be where the heart is, but it’s also where you can sometimes find inspiration for the oddest, most peculiar stories to tell. Indie Canadian developer Chad Comeau, under the studio moniker Fring Frang Games, took this notion to heart when he set out to create the newly released Clarevoyance, a point-and-click adventure game inspired by and set in his native Acadian region of Clare, Nova Scotia.