One positive side-effect of video gaming’s ever-increasing popularity is the resulting boost in diversity. While the industry still has work to do, it’s much easier to find varied representations of gender, race, ethnicity and sexual orientation among titles available today than it was just a few years ago. Case in point: Escape from Pleasure Planet, an unabashedly pro-gay sci-fi adventure. The brainchild of Australian indie developer Luke Miller, the game recently achieved its funding goals on Kickstarter and is now headed toward release early next year.
It's been over two years since the impressive series debut of The Fall, and with little update since then there's been reason for concern that it may have fallen out of production entirely. Thankfully that is not case, as indie Canadian developer Over the Moon has just released the first major details about the newest installment, Unbound, coming early next year.
Halloween may seem like a long way off, but it's never too early to start anticipating the kind of tasty holiday adventures we're treated to each year. The first such game to reveal itself for 2016 is indie developer xrrawva's upcoming All Haze Eve, which is currently seeking support on Greenlight.
Ahhh, 1980s cop drama: Think Dirty Harry, Sonny Bonds, and even Sonny Crockett. Those days may seem long gone, but they're about to make a triumphant return in 11 bit studios' upcoming adventure-sim Beat Cop.
Normally the thought of getting lupus would be a terrible thing, but not when it's Lupus in Fabula, a surreal new indie adventure that has just launched for Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms.
Life after death continues to be fertile soil for adventure games. Now London developer Arrogant Pixel is preparing to venture into Purgatory, putting the finishing touches on the debut installment of its new episodic trilogy, The Tale of Doris and the Dragon.
The legacy of Myst is still going strong, not only with the upcoming release of Cyan's own Obduction, but with a slew of new indie adventures coming fast and furious. The latest to join the growing stable of 3D exploratory puzzle-adventures is ZED, which recently achieved (and exceeded) its Kickstarter goal.
A new moon phase starts today for Myst-style adventure fans, as indie French developer François Roussel's Haven Moon has quietly arisen on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Full motion video definitely isn't dead. Doctor Dekker is, though, and one of his patients killed him. In the upcoming FMV whodunit The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker, it'll be your task to delve deeply into these troubled minds in order to deduce the culprit, hopefully without going mad yourself.
They say that death is life's next great adventure, and certainly in this genre that's repeatedly true. The latest death-is-only-the-beginning tale belongs to a skeleton named Skinny, who's set to star in an upcoming comic adventure from Italy called The Wardrobe.
Usually saints are equated with holiness and miraculous blessings, but the opposite can be said for Saint Kotar, an upcoming psychological horror adventure due for release in 2017.
The world of Pan may involve lost boys, fairy dust, and pirate ships, but the world of Pan-Pan will involve broken spaceships, "environmental narrative storytelling" and "world-shifting riddles" when it launches this summer. It's twice the Pan!
They just don't make knights like they used to. Long gone are the days of Sir Lancelot and Galahad, and in their place is a whole new kind of hero, like the star of his own upcoming adventure game... a little fellow named Tick.
Ghost stories are great for giving ourselves a scare, but they're nothing to take seriously, right? Well, not so fast, says indie developer Dreadlocks, along with 2,243 people who helped contributed more than £56,000 to crowdfund Ghost Theory through Kickstarter.
Pirates and point-and-click adventuring have been a perfect match ever since the days of Monkey Island. Now indie Italian developers imaginarylab are hoping to continue that trend with their upcoming title Willy Morgan, a game featuring humour, a cartoon look and twisted perspectives reminiscent of the LucasArts classics.