The word "adventure" (in the conventional sense) may conjure up images of globetrotting, swashbuckling escades, but the real adventure for all of us is life itself. Such is the premise behind the upcoming Old Man's Journey, a stylish "soul-searching puzzle adventure game" coming later this year.
If there's just one person's house you could get permission to freely rummage through for a little puzzling adventure, you couldn't go wrong choosing Leonardo Da Vinci's in 1506 Florence. And thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, that's exactly what we'll have a chance to do this fall when The House of Da Vinci is released.
Most people might not think of the Renaissance period as ideal fodder for a comedic adventure game, but British indie developer Joe Richardson isn’t most people. His first commercial outing, The Preposterous Awesomeness of Everything, showcased his eccentric sensibilities with a game full of collage-style artwork and animation and satirical humor. Now he’s using those same creative capabilities in the upcoming Four Last Things, which has successfully completed its modest Kickstarter campaign.
Greek mythology is renowned for its larger-than-life Olympians that demand to be taken oh-so-seriously. Or at least, it has been until now, as Zeus Quest Remastered: Anagenissis of Gaia turns that idea on its head with a "silly" take on classic tales.
Many sci-fi stories warn us of the dangers of advancing too far technologically, but what if society actually paid heed to such dangers – or at least, tried to? This is the intriguing backdrop to the upcoming Whispers of a Machine from indie developers Clifftop & Faravid.
The word "oxenfree" may conjure up images of carefree childhood days, but it will soon take on a more ominous tone in indie developer Night School Studio's upcoming adventure by that title.
Because of their focus on story, adventure games are uniquely suited to the retelling of historical events within the framework of interactive experience. Recent adventures like Valiant Hearts and Papers, Please have offered insights into authentic real-world events and presenting them interactively, garnering favorable response for doing so. Hoping to tread heretofore uncovered historical ground, this fall fledgling developer iNK Stories will take us to Iran in 1979 Revolution.
We first heard about the collaboration between Telltale Games and Mojango on a new Minecraft: Story Mode adventure late last year, but until now no concrete details had emerged for an episodic series in which literally any story was possible. Now, however, the picture has started coming into focus.
A little cynicism is healthy for any adventure game fan, but indie French developer COWCAT is aiming to deliver a heaping dollop of it early next year with Demetrios: The BIG Cynical Adventure.
Fans of the point-and-click adventure Tiny Thief have a reason to be happy this holiday season, with the announcement that a spiritual successor is in the works. Titled Love You To Bits, the game is being developed by Alike Studio and Pati.io, two Spanish outfits comprised of former members of the studio responsible for Tiny Thief.
Anchors aweigh, adventure fans! A sleak new indie title named Burly Men at Sea has been sighted on the horizon. Currently in production by husband-and-wife development team Brain&Brain, the 2D point-and-click game is being billed as a "folktale about a trio of large bearded fellows on a fantastical adventure at sea," in which the player's decisions made throughout the game will have an impact on how the story unfolds.
What happens when sandbox world-building collides with a storytelling focus? We're about to find out, as Telltale Games and Mojango are joining forces for a new episodic games series called Minecraft: Story Mode.
Adventure-loving fans of Ken Follett can rejoice twice today with the news that not only is Follett writing a new novel in his popular Kingsbridge series, but an adventure game based on his first, The Pillars of the Earth, will be developed by Daedalic Entertainment to coincide with the new book's release.
Life may be strange, but what's even stranger is Square Enix's sudden attraction to adventure games. Following the release earlier this year of Murdered: Soul Suspect comes news of Life is Strange, an episodic, narrative-driven series currently in production at Dontnod Enterntainment.
As adventure gamers, we've all had those "aha!" moments where the light bulb suddenly switches on in our heads. But an indie Polish development team is taking that notion one step further: what if the light bulb is our head?! That's the premise behind the quirky new point-and-click adventure Bulb Boy, currently raising funds through Kickstarter.