Capitalizing on the ever-increasing "us vs. them" mentality pervading the world today, indie developer PORT 5 has announced their upcoming game KAPIA, an offbeat comedic 3D adventure set in a post-apocalyptic world driven apart by politics and war.
What's better than a comic fantasy adventure where the hero gets to save the world from unspeakable evils? How about TWO heroes saving the same world, a thousand years apart – or, well, "more like one and a half men" in Sick Chicken Studios' upcoming Guard Duty.
When you think “cyberpunk,” the name “Blade Runner” usually isn’t far behind. Citing the cult favorite from Westwood Studios as an inspiration, indie developers Mercy Ground Creations are hoping to add their own successfully Kickstarted project Ama’s Lullaby to the list of popular cyberpunk adventures, though not for another two more years.
Artificial intelligences in sci-fi tend to be either perfect paragons of rationality and benevolence, or just want to cleanse the planet of us inferior humans. Have you ever wondered what would happen if, instead, they were just as flawed as their creators? Christian Miller (aka Silver Spook Games) has, and the result is Neofeud, a newly-released hardboiled cyberpunk adventure inspired by films such as Elysium, Blade Runner and The Matrix.
Stage 2 Studios sure has a habit of sucking all the life out of everything it touches. Normally that's an insult, but not when you're the creators of 2014's Lifeless Planet and its newly-unveiled spiritual successor Lifeless Moon.
More and more horror adventures are going the way of Amnesia-styled 3D stealth-survival games these days, so it's refreshing to find one like the upcoming Green Mirror, which adheres to the traditional point-and-click formula while still adding in some perilous elements to contend with.
Here's a tip for wannabe space explorers: NEVER be part of the initial research team, because you'll inevitably disappear without a trace. Now, being the investigator sent to find out what happened is a whole lot more fun, and players will have the chance to do just that this summer when The Station is released.
It may no longer be possible to travel to Yugoslavia personally, but now you can visit the former war-ravaged country in the recently-released "experimental interactive game" A Trip to Yugoslavia, though it will be anything but a vacation while you're there.
While we typically think of the internet as a place where we can surf in anonymity, the truth is that users leave a trail of digital breadcrumbs in their wake that can be stored and tracked by both governments and private entities alike. Mainlining, a newly-released point-and-click hacking sim adventure, follows this paranoia-inducing reality to its logical conclusion, casting players as a government agent snooping internet users’ personal data to solve crimes and bring them to justice.
Medieval times are a rich resource for fantasy adventure, particularly when spiced up with some supernatural elements. The lastest such endeavour is AO2Game's Greenwood: The Last Ritual, which is now available for download.
Other than the Cubs winning the World Series, Chicago has been in a world of hurt lately – quite literally, with its escalating violence and horrific murder rate. The city's infamous south side must make for a perilous place to live and raise a family, which is exactly the premise behind Culture Shock Games' upcoming We Are Chicago, due for release early next month.
There have been plenty of Japanese horror games and movies over the years, but far fewer from Taiwan. That discrepancy is about to get a little smaller in just a few days with the upcoming release of Detention, a new horror-themed sidescroller from indie developer RedCandleGames.
Normally having to pay for something you could once get for free would be a bad thing, but not when the new and improved version comes with key upgrades and bundled with other good things, as is the case with Crystal Shard's recently-released Adventure Bundle. Comprising Starship Quasar, Quest for Yrolg and Larry Lotter and the Test of Time, this new three-in-one bundle of former freeware adventures includes a number of important enhancements, including graphical upgrades and full voice acting.
Many of us have come to depend totally on our smartphones these days. Everything's on there, from contacts to calendars, messages to music, pictures to puzzle games. Losing one would be a disaster, but that's just what's happens to poor Sam in A Normal Lost Phone, the debut title from French indie developers Accidental Queens. Billed as a "narrative mystery game" and taking inspiration from Her Story, Life is Strange and Gone Home, it uses a unique interface to connect you to Sam's world and encourage you to explore.
Irish mythology, with its magical beings like faeries and banshees, has long captivated imaginations of people around the world. Scéal (Irish for “story”), a recently-released sidescroller by multinational development studio Joint Custody, taps into the Emerald Isle’s cultural themes to promise a story-based, casual experience.