The end of the world is no laughing matter... but the thought of it sure does lead to some interesting entertainment. The latest to use the apocalypse as a springboard to fun and games is Shapik: The Quest 2, the commercial sequel to a Samorost-style freeware adventure released in 2013.
Adventure games with amnesiac protagonists are not uncommon, but what if all of a sudden, no one at all can remember a thing? This unusual scenario is precisely the situation players will find themselves confronting in next year's release of Scarecrow Studio's 3 Minutes to Midnight.
Alike Studio has a habit of sending lone explorers around the universe on rescue missions... and let's be glad they do! Following the popular 2016 mobile release of Love You to Bits, now the indie Spanish developer is back with a new "cute and accessible, purely visual, family-friendly" puzzler in the newly-released Bring You Home.
A room may not sound like the most interesting of settings, but jam it packed full of puzzles and there's no limit to the amount of intrigue you can find. Then open up a number of rooms to explore, and you've got a real adventure. This has been the design evolution of Fireproof Games' popular puzzle series, The Room, which has recently launched its fourth iteration on iOS called Old Sins,
Many of us may equate the name "Alice" with Wonderland, but Lewis Carroll's heroine isn't the only Alice to take fantastical journeys. Case in point: the titular protagonist of GameStylus's newly-released mobile exclusive Alice and the Magical Islands.
First there was Silent Streets, the episodic mobile-exclusive mystery series with augmented reality elements that debuted with a free first installment. Then there was only silence. Soon, however, the series will be revived, bigger and better than ever with an all-new commercial episode called The Mockingbird’s Last Dive.
In real life, it's probably not a smart idea to volunteer for lab experiments shrouded in secrecy at a company known for its shady dealings. In an adventure game, though, it's almost an invitation, begging to be positively RSVPed. Fortunately, we'll have that chance soon enough when Glitch Games releases its latest adventure, Veritas.
A picture is worth a thousand words. This seems to be the motto of Swedish indie developer Space Fox Studio for their successfully crowdfunded point-and-click game Lona: Realm of Colors, coming next summer to PC and mobile devices.
You receive a mysterious message from an unknown sender. Are they really in trouble, or just messing with you? That's the question Daily Magic asks in their mobile-exclusive, real-time narrative adventure Sender Unknown: The Woods. Better known to date for their casual hidden object games, this time the developer has teamed up with writer Lisa Brunette, author of the indieBRAG medallion-winning Dreamslippers novels, to bring us horror, puzzles, and life-changing choices.
The lost phone epidemic continues. First it was Sam and Sara, then Laura misplaced hers, and now it's Anna's turn in Kaigan Games' newly-released SIMULACRA.
Warning: Giddiness alert! Read no further if your medical condition cannot withstand uncontrolled giggling, intense befuddlement, and bouts of sheer, unadulterated joy. That's because Amanita Design, the creators of such whimsical classics as Samorost, Machinarium and Botanicula, have just revealed their latest "comedy adventure" named CHUCHEL, which looks like it could be their zaniest game yet.
Despite their inviting touch-screen capabilities, there are disappointingly few point-and-click adventures made for mobile phones and tablets these days other than ports and room-escape titles. One game willing to buck the trend is a comic sci-fi adventure from indie German developer Damian Thater called Argh! Earthlings!
It may still be September, but with fall just around the corner, it's right around that time we start to hear more of black cats, ghosts, and other haunting themes. One of the first off the mark is COCOSOLA's indie puzzle-adventure, The Witch's Isle, newly ported to PC after an earlier launch on mobile devices.
What if you met someone briefly in a bar, only to find out later that the same person you met has completely changed in disturbing ways? This is the basic idea behind Calligram Studios’ Phoenix Springs, an upcoming “neo-noir mystery adventure” which has been successfully funded through Kickstarter.
The name "Paradise" may seem like an odd choice for a game about an island cursed by ten plagues. But then, we wouldn't expect anything other than odd from the creators of the Rusty Lake series that is on track to expand later this year.