Step aside, April Ryan. It's time for a new protagonist able to bridge parallel worlds. Or at least, it soon will be if indie developer Miguel H. Death's Nocturnal Visitors is able to reach its modest crowdfunding goal.
With their mysterious locales, brain-bending obstacles, and promise of glittering treasures, adventure games often strive to provide a more relaxed alternative to the swashbuckling escapades of the likes of Lara Croft and Indiana Jones while still retaining the atmosphere that makes their exotic settings so enticing to explore. Following in these time-honored footsteps is the upcoming Palladium: Adventure in Greece, currently in development by NLB project.
It's a big leap from unicorns, hidden treasure and leprechauns to outer space, extraterrestrials and computer hacking, but that's exactly what indie developer Stand Off Software has in mind for Sir Typhil, the star of three previous fantasy games who will find himself a lot farther from home in the upcoming Alien Function.
Most adventure games rely on brains over brawn, but indie French developer Ernestine's newly released isometric puzzler An Interesting Journey of Monsieur PAF will require a whole lot of both: you supply the intelligence, and the titular hero will provide the muscle.
Successfully getting through an adventure game often involves thinking outside the box. Not so in OGUREC APPS' MechCube: Escape, a point-and-click sci-fi adventure in which you must literally think inside the box.
After taking players to the underworld in last year’s Angelo and Deemon: One Hell of a Quest, indie developer Specialbit Studio will be sending us deep into the untamed Siberian forests in their next graphic adventure, The Wild Case.
Mental health awareness has really stepped to the forefront of our collective consciousness of late, and taking care of oneself is more important than ever in these troubled times. Indie developer Filipe F. Thomaz has tapped into this sentiment in designing his upcoming adventure Into A Dream around the theme of one man’s depression and the impact it has on his relationships with those closest to him.
Who knew back in 2007 that Valve's Portal would not only go on to become a resounding success, but launch a whole new sub-genre of gaming in the process. But here we are thirteen years later, and the next Portal-style adventure coming down the pike is Koren Games' HYPERVENTURE, which is currently seeking funding through Kickstarter.
While many adventure games seek to tap into our creative right-brain impulses, you'll need all your left-brain synapses firing for The Long Gate, an upcoming 3D puzzler from indie developer David Shaw.
They say you can never go home again, which isn't true in the literal sense, of course, but if you try you'll find that nothing is quite the same. You can begin to experience the truth of this axiom for yourself through the limited-time demo available for Frostwood Interactive's upcoming narrative adventure Forgotten Fields, which is currently seeking crowdfunding through Kickstarter.
The world has become a lot grimmer this year, which may help explain why the developers of the bright and charming fabric-themed Woven have chosen a dark psychological horror game for their next offering, Sanity of Morris.
Conjoined twins are siblings physically connected to each other but having their own idenities and personalities. But what if a set of twins were so conjoined that they each shared half of the exact same body? Sound implausible? Not so, says indie developer Fractalcatz Games, who have recently released the debut installment of their three-part psychological mystery adventure, Related.
The mystery of the lost colony on Roanoke Island has endured for over 430 years, but it may take just one more to finally discover what happened in indie developer Madcraft Studios' upcoming point-and-click adventure, Crowalt: Traces of the Lost Colony.
Westmark Manor is the kind of epic, gothic estate that would have quite a story to tell if its walls could talk. Of course, in this case there’s a good chance they actually can, and the tale they’d tell is one of terror, occult rituals, dark secrets, and madness in Nodbrim Interactive’s upcoming Lovecraftian survival horror adventure.
Most adventure game protagonists have sticky fingers out of necessity, but it's rare to find one who enjoys stealing just for kicks or reputation. The titular protagonist of indie developers Verónica Rodríguez and Antonio Carlón's upcoming comic western adventure Lone McLonegan is one of the latter, as we'll find out later this year.