Glitch Games is at it again with its new mind-bending escape room thriller.
You don’t often see the word “lighthearted” precede the word “cyberpunk”, but that’s exactly the twist Australian developer Insert Disk 22 is bringing to the genre with their debut game, Born Punk.
It's probably not a good thing that so much of our lives can be tracked through our phones. It's good for gaming, though, and in particular for Taiwanese developer Kaigan Games' SIMULACRA series, which will be soon be getting a third installment on PC and mobile devices.
No one ever said being a spy was easy – even the virtual kind. And we wouldn't have it any other way, as espionage is so much more fun with plenty of challenges to contend with, as we can discover for ourselves in M9's newly released adventure, VEREDA.
Full-motion video games are officially experiencing a renaissance following their premature demise in the mid- to late-nineties. No longer hindered by technological restraints, modern developers are taking full advantage of what interactive cinema can bring. One such designer is Paul Raschid, who previously directed The Complex and Five Dates and is now putting the finishing touches on a new live-action adventure called The Gallery.
There may be no greater magnet for trouble in popular entertainment than the apprentice mage, who are determined to prove themselves despite having powers that are not yet fully developed. (And gamers are all the better for it.) The next young wannabe wizard to confront seemingly insurmountable odds is the star of the upcoming Occulto, a lovely hand-drawn point-and-click adventure by Sirio Games.
Many time travel stories are epic tales with world-saving importance, but the stakes are much more personal for the protagonist of The Kids We Were, a former mobile-exclusive narrative adventure that has now made its way to PC and Switch.
One of the first rules of adventure games is: NEVER knock on a stranger's door, especially in the middle of nowhere. Or rather, definitely do knock (or it wouldn't be much of a game), but brace yourself for the worst of what might follow. The latest release to reinforce this particular message is SOTANO, the new game from M9 Games.
Adventure gamers are good at stealing things. How else can you end up with an inventory full of purloined items required to solve puzzles? Most games justify this sticky-fingeredness as a matter of necessity, but indie developer Italic's upcoming heist adventure Midnight Girl dispenses with any such pretense.
The combination of voodoo and detective work has an accomplished pedigree in the adventure genre, and indie developer Short Sleeve Studios’ is hoping to recapture that same magic with their aptly named upcoming 2D point-and-click adventure, Voodoo Detective.
Puzzle-centric adventures may not be the first things that come to mind when considering social get-togethers, but more and more new titles are focusing on a co-op experience made for two. The latest such example is Studio Sterneck's appropriately named Get Together, which is now available on PC and mobile devices.
Sometimes in order to see something more clearly, a change in perspective is required. It’s a skill seasoned adventure gamers must harness, moving about an environment, examining details large and small in unusual ways. In Optillusion’s upcoming puzzler Moncage, doing so is the sole focus of the game, with a mysterious picture box bending dimensions in wholly unique ways.
M9 Games has taken players to a number of different locales in recent times, from scenic Spanish islands to secret installations and even submarine bases hidden deep in the forest. The newest release from the prolific indie solo developer will take us to much dustier, drier climes in the treasure-hunting quest called DORADO.
Mobile-exclusive adventure games are few and far between, and those using live-action film footage even rarer. But indie developer Colin Greenaway is bucking both of those trends with his newly released puzzle-adventure, Secret Agent: The Five Keys.
Modern pop culture is inundated by murder mysteries, but unsolved homicides have plagued every culture and era throughout history. China's Ming Dynasty is no exception, and that's precisely where and when players will be transported to in indie Shanghai studio Cotton Game’s newly released Tales of the Mirror.