Normally lice isn't something you want to find, but it is when it comes in the form of Booklice: Prologue, the upcoming debut of a new mystery trilogy from Octavi Navarro.
As strange as 2020 has already been, that's nothing compared to the Ultra Strangeness still to come – quite literally, that is, in the form of indie developer Michael Rfdshir's upcoming adventure by that name.
If you instinctively equate the letters ABC with "always be closing," then indie Canadian developer Naturally Intelligent's Dirty Land: Thrill of the Sale is for you. But for that to happen, the upcoming narrative adventure inspired by classic sales films from the eighties and nineties will first need to close its own deal on Kickstarter.
Curiosity may not always kill the cat, but it could certainly get one lost. Such is the fate of the feline star of Johan Scherft's upcoming casual indie adventure, Milo and the Magpies.
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.
Regardless of culture, no good ever comes from the dead lingering in the spirit world instead of moving on. In indie developer Misty Mountain Studio's upcoming The Rewinder, it will be up to you to figure out why some spirits are unable to be reincarnated and help them to do so through the use of a helpful time-altering mechanic.
With their mysterious locales, brain-bending obstacles, and promise of glittering treasures, adventure games often strive to provide a more relaxed alternative to the swashbuckling escapades of the likes of Lara Croft and Indiana Jones while still retaining the atmosphere that makes their exotic settings so enticing to explore. Following in these time-honored footsteps is the upcoming Palladium: Adventure in Greece, currently in development by NLB project.
Death and guilt may not seem like the most natural themes for a videogame, but both are able to elicit powerful emotions – all the more so when mixed together as they are in Somi's The Wake: Mourning Father, Mourning Mother.
Most adventure games allow players to have some impact on their surroundings, but few let players help shape the world itself, as will Sunhead Games' Carto when it's released later this year.
The coming-of-age story is one of the world’s most recognizable themes, though most take on a much different form than the upcoming Sable, by London-based Shedworks, in which the eponymous protagonist must undergo her “gliding,” a rite of passage similar to a vision quest, using her hoverbike for transport across the planet’s desert landscapes.
Most sci-fi adventure games are about mankind trying to learn more about alien worlds in order to survive. Indie developer Tom Kaleta's upcoming EBE, however, is about an alien lifeform who's trying to learn more about us, though survival is still an ongoing concern.
Most hotels aren't seeing much business of late, but the same can't be said of Hotel Sowls, the namesake setting of indie two-man developer Studio Sott's surreal black-and-white mystery adventure.
Say this about Leisure Suit Larry: he sure is persistent. No amount of rejections, snubs, or lonely lights will keep him from pursuing a life of love (or at least lust). Not even a sudden leap forward into the modern world was able to slow him down, as everyone's favourite sex-starved loveable loser is returning this fall in Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Dry Twice.
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.