Phoenix Online Studios is reaching for the skies with its upcoming publishing plans – quite literally, as the next two games to be released will be A Rite from the Stars and Bleeding Moons.
A Rite from the Stars
Normally Adventure Gamers doesn't get involved in sales news, but then, normally Adventure Gamers isn't part of sales news. This time we are, however, as AG is teaming up with GOG.com as part of their #SummerGaming Sale event.
Vancouver is a gorgeous Canadian coastal city filled with people... but the same most definitely cannot be said about the "dystopian retrofuturistic" Vancouver of EggNut's successfully crowdfunded stealth adventure, Backbone.
Intergalactic travel may still seem far off in the future, but what if the technology was really developed here on earth back in 20,000 BC? Adventure gamers will soon have the chance to go back and see what the history books definitely do NOT tell us in indie developer Anas Abdin's upcoming Tardigrades.
It's hard enough facing the challenges of one's home being turned into a hellish nightmare without having to fiddle with first-person 3D keyboard controls. At least, so indie developer Bumpy Trail Games thought in releasing their surreal new slideshow-styled adventure, Without Escape.
It may have taken 80 days to travel around the world, but it's only 39 Days to Mars in indie developer Philip Buchanan's upcoming "co-operative steampunk survival-adventure game."
Imagine a near-utopian world 30 years from now, when death has become virtually non-existent. And now imagine that you're not going to live to see the day unless you undertake some particular tasks for a mysterious corporation. How far would you go to ensure your own immortality? You'll get to find out in indie Russian developer Dmitry Zagumennov's upcoming visual novel-style sci-fi adventure, Supposedly Wonderful Future.
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.