What do you call a game with plenty of exploration but no combat and no puzzles other than unravelling the grand mystery of what went wrong? You call it Gone Home, that's what, an experimental investigative adventure released today by The Fullbright Company.
Move over Guybrush, there's a new pirate in town!
Adventure gamers are used to picking up everything they can get their hands on, but what if you had a candle for a hand? This is just one of the many challenges to overcome in Candle, a stylish new indie adventure now seeking crowdfunding through Kickstarter.
The adventure genre may not usually get much widestream attention, but if indie developers Deconstructeam have their way, the Gods Will Be Watching in a new survivalist adventure now seeking funding on Indiegogo.
So you want to be a game designer. But your art and programming skills are so limited that your dreams will only come true when pigs fly? Well, you just happen to be in luck on the soaring swine front, as Brazilian developer Pigasus has just launched a game engine/playable adventure combo called Adventurezator: When Pigs Fly on Kickstarter.
Step aside, Laura. There's a new Bow in town. Her name is Fran, and a crowdfunding campaign has just been launched to help finance her self-titled debut adventure.
If you've been crying on the inside at the dearth of surreal, open world adventures, you'll probably want to step right up and support a new Kickstarter campaign for Dropsy.
With the days counting down on its fundraising campaign, a prototype demo of the sci-fi noir thriller The Maker's Eden has now been released for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
The devil may be in the details, but it seems he also found his way into The Detail, a "grim" episodic mystery adventure currently in production for release next year.
It's not just any pirate who's willing to share treasure freely, but Nelly Cootalot is one such buccaneer, as a playable demo of her second adventure is now available for download.
It may be a slow time for big-name adventures right now, but that hasn't stopped the indies from cranking them out this month, with no fewer than four new releases in recent days.
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Providing gamers with a little late-night entertainment, the indie creators of Lune have just launched a browser-based alpha demo for their unique moon-based puzzler.
The word "harvest" may bring to mind pastoral scenes of farms and fields, but it takes on a whole different meaning in the upcoming futuristic detective mystery by that name, currently seeking funds through Kickstarter.
And on the first day, there was crowdfunding... Okay, that may not be chronologically accurate, but the indie developers of The Maker's Eden have launched an Indiegogo campaign for their "sci-fi noir crime-drama point & click adventure in the style of a motion comic."
Contemporary character-driven dramas are in short supply in gaming these days, but that could soon change with enough financial support for the episodic indie adventure The St. Christopher's School Lockdown.