Step aside, April Ryan. It's time for a new protagonist able to bridge parallel worlds. Or at least, it soon will be if indie developer Miguel H. Death's Nocturnal Visitors is able to reach its modest crowdfunding goal.
An astronaut's work in space is never done – or rather, a "kosmonavte" in the case of indie developer LKMAD's recent mobile release of Kosmonavtes: Academy Escape.
Establishing contact with an alien race and saving the world is child's play when compared to the real challenges of teenagers: surviving high school. We can now be reminded of that fact in rather amusing terms in indie developer Space Indie Studios' newly released point-and-click sci-fi adventure, Sol 705.
In 2018, indie German developer Manuel Schenk brought us the quirky little comic adventure Nelson and the Magic Cauldron. Now Schenk hopes to bring Nelson back for brand new adventure, subtitled The Journey, though once again he's going to need a little Kickstarter magic to make it happen.
It seems there's a common belief that the surest sign of intelligent life on other planets is whether they leave us a treasure trove of puzzles to solve once we get there. Fortunately for adventure fans, this is true once again in indie developer Antler Interactive's newly released Krystopia: Nova's Journey.
Successfully getting through an adventure game often involves thinking outside the box. Not so in OGUREC APPS' MechCube: Escape, a point-and-click sci-fi adventure in which you must literally think inside the box.
It's unnerving enough to be trapped in a haunted house all alone, but it's even more so when you have no memory of who you are or how you got there. You'll need to contend with both obstacles in Shaka Brah! Games' upcoming The Haunting of Flavel House, which is currently raising funds through Kickstarter.
Very little is known about the life of Jesus Christ, but extremely little was ever documented about his short time on Earth following his resurrection. Looking to fill in some of the gaps is The Third Day, an upcoming "what if" point-and-click adventure by indie developer Pan Studio.
Dreams, whether they be blissful or nightmarish, are uniquely yours. Aren't they? Not in the land of Oniria Crimes, where humanity has built the world's first dream city. Of course, the optimistically named Palace of Desires is far from perfect: wherever people go, power, politics and crime are rarely far behind. Mixing visual novel-style storytelling with point-and-click mechanics in a distinctive Minecraft-esque voxel world, the upcoming adventure by Spanish developer cKolmos is a classic noir mystery with a twist.
In traditional fantasy literature, elfs and orcs have never gotten along. But rarely has the conflict between the two races been quite so distinctive or pronounced as it is in the upcoming visual novel-styled adventure, Antasia Noir.
If you enjoy both a good mystery novel and the interactivity and puzzles of videogames, you'll get two for the price of one in indie developer Cowleyfornia Studios' upcoming text-based adventure, Sarawak.
Fans of the comic book-styled 2017 adventure Buck Bradley: The World to Come will be pleased to know that the titular hero of Terrastramba will soon be back in an all-new installment. But while the first taste was free, this time it's gonna cost you, as The Sand and the Techno-pyramid will be sold commercially on a broader range of platforms.
Facing our own mortality may be the LAST thing any of us feel like doing for real during a time of global pandemic, but virtually contemplating death is the very basis of the surreal indie puzzler, Arrog.
The titular characters of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde have endured for well over a hundred years and show no signs of slowing down, as the pair have just returned again on PC in the form of Growing Seeds' storybook adventure, MazM: Jekyll and Hyde.
Often adventure games are given PC releases followed later by mobile ports, but in the case of SunRay Games' Mystic Escape: Diary of a Prisoner, that order has been completely reversed with the recent Steam launch of the Japanese-flavoured 3D puzzler.