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.
It's amazing what you might see when you go for a walk in the forest: perhaps some lovely birds, gorgeous scenery, maybe even a submarine or two... Wait, what? If that last one sounds implausible, you're not familiar with M9 Games, the prolific indie developer of the newly released TARAKAN.
You could say that Serbian studio PAROBOT are ardent admirers of their countryman Nikola Tesla. Even after the award-winning animated short Tesla and the Lamplighter, followed by the animated movie Tesla: The Invention of Dreams and even a stage play, the developers were still not content and are now branching out into games with Tesla INVENTORIUM, a puzzle-platforming adventure that delves into Tesla's imagination to entertain while also teaching players about the man, his ideas, and his environmentally conscious ideals.
Water: the source of all life. When it comes to survival, nothing could be more important. That is as true elsewhere in the galaxy as it is here on Earth, as we'll find out soon when Avolteha arrives on mobile devices.
We've all received a call intended for someone else that somehow made its way to our phone instead. Usually it's kind of a pain, but what if one not only turned out to be a happy accident but actually helped to save the world? In Unknown Number, by newly formed British developer godolphin games, one misdialed call is all it takes to plunge you into the deep waters of environmental activism, battling big oil and dodging the police. Here, in what is being billed as a "first person talker," your voice and your charming personality are your two main weapons, as you take calls, shout, whisper, and even sing your way to victory.
True crime stories are fascinating, particularly grisly tales of murder and revenge. Many cities even offer walking tours, regaling tourists with accounts of their most notorious residents. Likewise, mystery games have long taken historical events as inspiration, casting players as the detective charged with at untangling these unsolved dark deeds at long last. The aptly named Australian developer True Crime Games may be the first to combine the two into augmented reality (AR) mobile experiences, bringing their characters to life in real-world locations and putting us both physically and mentally on the criminal's trail.
Indie developer M9 Games continues its torrid pace of new adventure releases, with the latest now available in the form of TIERRA on PC and mobile devices.
We all have keepsakes of some sort that remind us of important times in our lives. But what if our most intimate mementos were actual "windows to the past" able to transport us back to those occasions? This is the premise of Hindsight, an upcoming narrative adventure from indie developer Joel McDonald.
The thought of camp probably brings to mind pup tents, weenie roasts and pesky mosquitoes, but a whole other kind of adventure awaits in M9 Games' recently released Mystery of Camp Enigma II.
You've heard of the romcom, but how about a romlaw? That's what you get when you blend romance with an Ace Attorney-styled detective mystery and courtroom drama, as will be the case later this year with miHoYo's upcoming mobile adventure, Tears of Themis.
There's a very real concern about "Big Tech" monopolies in today's world, but there's even more to be worried about in indie developer Jordi Puigdellívol's Terminal Madness, a five-part, single-purchase point-and-click comic adventure whose debut installment has just been released.
Two heads are better than one, as the saying goes. In Deep Monolith’s newly released visual novel-styled detective game, Mark & Lara: Partners in Justice, you and a friend will be able to see just how big a difference teamwork can make.
The search for buried pirate treasure has lured many an adventurer in with promises of untold riches. Indie devloper M9 Games is hoping it'll do so once again – virtually speaking – with the newly released island adventure, AYUDA.
It was nearly four years ago that 7 Years From Now was launched as a mobile exclusive, but now the isometric voxel art adventure is back and nearly ready to relaunch on PC and Switch.
The say that dead men tell no tales, and normally that's true. But what if technology allowed us to tap into the minds of the deceased and find out what happened to them right before the moment of death? This is the basis of Invasive Recall, an upcoming SCUMM-style mystery from Springbeam Studio which is currently raising funding through Kickstarter.