The adventure genre sure is becoming a strange place. First Life Is Strange takes us all by storm, and now indie developer Wormwood Studios aims to follow up its impressive sci-fi debut Primordia with a surreal new point-and-click adventure, Strangeland.
It's a truism that the scariest things in life are those we imagine. Unfortunately for the star of Red Limb Studio's Rise of Insanity (but very fortunate for us), that's exactly what players are up against in the newly-released psychological horror game.
Adventure games with amnesiac protagonists are not uncommon, but what if all of a sudden, no one at all can remember a thing? This unusual scenario is precisely the situation players will find themselves confronting in next year's release of Scarecrow Studio's 3 Minutes to Midnight.
Virtual and augmented realities are quickly gaining a foothold in modern times. But are we sure that's a good thing? The upcoming dystopian cyberkpunk adventure VirtuaVerse by Theta Division Games promises to be a cautionary tale of the misuse of technology and power – albeit with a distinct pixel art presentation and rocking chiptune soundtrack.
There's always more than meets the eye going on in those small, seemingly idyllic towns – something that only ever comes to light with a tragedy and the arrival of a stranger. Such is the case with the town of Pineview in Frostwood Interactive's upcoming Rainswept.
We're continually reminded of the truly international nature of the adventure game community, and you can now add Israel to the list of global developers with the announcement of Adventure4Life Studios' Plot of the Druid, an episodic point-and-click fantasy series currently in production.
It's not often we see live-action characters melded with prerendered environments anymore, so indie Serbian studio Munzesky Games will be offering both a glimpse of the future and a blast from the past with its debut adventure, Sol Invictus.
Adventure games aren't for dummies. But that doesn't mean they can't star dummies, as we'll now get the chance to find out for ourselves thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign for Inexplicable Deaths in Damipolis: Inner Thoughts.
Campo Santo has decided to stop playing with fire, but there's no guarantee their next destination will be much safer. The creators of Firewatch have pulled back the curtain on their next project, and while in many respects the experience looks to share much in common with its predecessor, the setting will be vastly different In the Valley of Gods.
A picture is worth a thousand words. This seems to be the motto of Swedish indie developer Space Fox Studio for their successfully crowdfunded point-and-click game Lona: Realm of Colors, coming next summer to PC and mobile devices.
The world is a great big place, but imagine how much bigger it would be if you were the size of an ant. In fact, imagine if you WERE an ant! You won't need to contemplate this scenario for long, as you can soon find out for yourself in indie Ukrainian developer LoopyMood's upcoming AntVentor.
Ever wondered whether a Ricky Gervais-style mockumentary format would make for great adventure game fodder? Well, muse no longer as you can find out for yourself in Point Bleep Studios' recently-released The Mind of Marlo.
Portugal may be the third best country on the Global Peace Index, but for the second time in four years, it's got a serious crime problem! Fortunately, Detective Case and Clown Bot are on the job again, or will be when their second adventure, The Express Killer, is released early next year.
Kids lose their stuffed animals all the time, and it's always traumatic for them. But what about for the toys themselves? In White Lie, an upcoming adventure from indie Brazilian developer Ambize Studio, we'll get to experience one plush bunny's emotional journey back to its owner for ourselves.
Warning: Giddiness alert! Read no further if your medical condition cannot withstand uncontrolled giggling, intense befuddlement, and bouts of sheer, unadulterated joy. That's because Amanita Design, the creators of such whimsical classics as Samorost, Machinarium and Botanicula, have just revealed their latest "comedy adventure" named CHUCHEL, which looks like it could be their zaniest game yet.