If you ever visit the Canadian north, expect to do a lot of shivering. But it's not just the cold that will have players quaking next month, when indie developer Kowai Sugoi Studios abandons us in an eerily deserted national park in the upcoming horror adventure Shiver.
It may still be September, but with fall just around the corner, it's right around that time we start to hear more of black cats, ghosts, and other haunting themes. One of the first off the mark is COCOSOLA's indie puzzle-adventure, The Witch's Isle, newly ported to PC after an earlier launch on mobile devices.
A remote spa in the West German countryside may sound like the ideal getaway cure for stubborn writer's block, but we'll soon discover that there's more to the titular town of Trüberbrook when the largely hand-crafted adventure is released next year.
We tend to think of spirits and fairies – if we think of them at all – only insofar as they affect the human world. But what kind of lives do they lead unseen by prying eyes? Answering this question is at the heart of Might and Delight's newly-released Tiny Echo.
What if you met someone briefly in a bar, only to find out later that the same person you met has completely changed in disturbing ways? This is the basic idea behind Calligram Studios’ Phoenix Springs, an upcoming “neo-noir mystery adventure” which has been successfully funded through Kickstarter.
Though its handlers may keep changing, the Black Mirror brand lives on, and this fall we will once again get a new installment of the popular Gothic horror adventure series, this time from KING Art Games and THQ Nordic.
Everyone's losing their phones these days! But it's just as well for (adventure game) snoops and voyeurs, as that means there's a new "spiritual successor" to A Normal Lost Phone on its way, called Another Lost Phone: Laura's Story.
It's hard to know what news to trust these days – except here, of course. (That much is given.) This uncertainty in an "alternative fact" world is at the heart of a new episodic Orwell adventure by Osmotic Studios, as teased in the first trailer for the upcoming Orwell: Ignorance Is Strength.
Fans of point-and-click horror adventures have a new reason to come out of hiding with the announcement of the upcoming Cursed Roots, currently in development by indie Italian studio MastroBros for release later this year.
We tend to think of initiation rituals as harmless pranking fun, but the stakes are much higher for the newest recruit of The Initiate, a new horror-tinged mystery puzzler coming next month from Deceptive Games.
Music is often a vital part of a game's presentation, but usually it's a background element, designed to enhance mood without drawing attention to itself. Not so in Worm Animation's upcoming Beat the Game, which puts music directly at the forefront of the player experience.
Lack of replayability is a fact of life for most adventure games, but the opposite is true for Vidar, a randomized, story-driven adventure that has just come out of Steam Early Access. In Vidar, it's the inevitability of death that makes it so replayable.
Normally when we call something a "comic adventure", we just mean that it's done in cartoon style and meant to be funny. But two-man indie developer Gamechuck has taken that phrase to a whole new level with the upcoming All You Can Eat.
Water can come in all sorts of forms. It can flow freely as a liquid, harden and freeze at sub-zero temperatures, or even evaporate into wispy steam. Those kinds of transformative properties could sure come in handy in an adventure game, which is just what will happen with the upcoming release of indie Croatian developer Duje "Dux" Šegvić's The Legend of Snowblind.
Life is tough for any down-on-his-luck detective, but even more so when you're a bespectacled anthroporphic cat with a massive bowtie and no job prospects. The good news is, such hardships make for great adventure game fodder, as we'll discover next year with the release of Happiless.