It’s true that some of the very first computer games were adventure titles, but Black Mole Studio’s upcoming mobile-exclusive adventure game Krulk is positively Neanderthal.
You know how the strangest unexplained events always seem to take place out in the middle of nowhere? Well, that's exactly where you'll be to see for yourself in indie developer Paolo Rossini's newly released adventure, The Valley of the Stars.
Myths in pop culture are often associated with larger-than-life champions, pitched battles, and frenetic combat between men and beasts, but around the world there are countless examples of legends where the smallest of actions and unlikeliest of heroes have the greatest significance. EQQO, an adventure game inspired by “ancient Ethiopian legends,” is centered around just such a story, and is now arriving on Nintendo Switch after releasing last year on mobile VR and Android devices.
Horror adventures can take us to many dark places, but there may be nothing more terrifying than a child abduction, and Beer Night Studio is hoping to raise awareness for this cause in their upcoming adventure, Fragile, currently seeking funding through Kickstarter.
What is going on in Italy? First it's Venice under water, and now the Tuscan city of Carrara is being overrun by zombies – the latter only in game form, fortunately, in indie developer Elvis Morelli's episodic horror series Game Over Carrara, which is currently seeking funding through Kickstarter.
Ever feel like you might die of old age before completing some of the tougher adventure game puzzles you encounter? Well, that feeling just might have a little more validity in indie Finnish developer Jesse Makkonen's upcoming Heal.
Is there anything more guaranteed to lead to trouble than an unexpected inheritance from a deceased relative in an adventure game? It's a truism that will soon prove accurate once again in indie developer Fotros Games' upcoming point-and-click title, Lantern.
Seeing is believing, but what if sight is not an option? This is the question Purple Jam are keen to answer with their inaugural audio game, Pitch Black: A Dusklight Story, which is currently raising funds through Kickstarter.
Beards come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and you'll get to try on a variety of different types next summer if indie developer Cleardot Games is able to secure Kickstarter funding for the upcoming RPG-styled adventure Who Stole My Beard?
Lots of adventure games task players with solving murders, but covering them up? That's a whole different story – or in the case of Blyts' newly-released Nobodies, eleven different stories.
Is a game still a game if it doesn't have a player? We'll find out later this year when Playerless: One Button Adventure by indie Polish developer Moonlit arrives on PC, consoles and mobile devices.
While Germany and Poland as a whole are well known for their prolific adventure game production, the same can't be said of the central European region of Lusatia in particular. Helping address that imbalance is Krabat and the Secret of the Sorbian King, a comedic historical adventure based on popular Sorbian legends that is now available for PC and mobile devices.
People spend way too much time glued to their phones, but it's okay when doing so just might help solve the case of young person's suspicious and untimely death, as will be the case in October with the release of SIMULACRA 2.
For their last adventure, the indie husband and wife developers at Brain&Brain created an interactive Scandinavian folklore called Burly Men at Sea. Their next game, however, will take place much farther west on much drier land when Wooden Nickel is released next year.
A trip to see the aurora borealis is a worthy journey in its own right, but all the more so when it comes in a charming-looking family adventure like Nordlicht, a two-person German student project that is available now for PC and Android devices.