They say you can never go home again, but that's not really true. You CAN go home again ... just beware what you might find when you do. This will certainly be true in I Saw Black Clouds, a new interactive FMV mystery coming soon from Ghost Dog Films.
In the real world, our shadows follow wherever we go. Not necessarily so in dream worlds, however, as is the case in Shady Part of Me, a newly released puzzle-platformer from indie developer Douze Dixièmes.
Road trip adventures have always held a certain appeal, but surely never more so than at a time when we're all cooped up and itching to get out. Fortunately, it's looking more and more likely that we'll be able to do just that next year – not only physically, but virtually as well in the form of Open Roads, a new adventure from Fullbright, the creator of Gone Home and Tacoma.
Adventure games are usually about brains over brawn, but occasionally they let us have both. (Who doesn't fondly remember delivering satisfying knuckle sandwiches to Nazis in Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis?) Another such game that intends to give players the best of both worlds is BROK the InvestiGator, an upcoming classic adventure / beat 'em up hybrid from COWCAT.
Cats seem to see the world very differently from us, but in French developer BlueTwelve Studio's upcoming feline adventure Stray, it's the world itself that is much different than our own.
Psychological horror fans will soon get the chance to return to the world of 2012’s Anna with the upcoming release of Nascence, the second title in a planned trilogy of standalone adventures called “Anna’s Songs.” The new game will continue to “explore the relationship we have with religions, organized and not,” while expanding upon the story of its predecessor, though it does not require knowledge of Anna to fully appreciate.
While the primary goal of video games is usually to transport players to new places and challenge with brain-teasing puzzles, there have been an increasing number of attempts in recent years to tackle serious topics. To that end, indie Spanish developer Calathea Game Studio’s upcoming first-person adventure Inner Ashes seeks to both educate and entertain with a narrative told from the perspective of a man suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
With Little Hope having just released for PC and consoles, it's already time to look ahead to House of Ashes, the next installment in Supermassive's Dark Pictures Anthology.
Imagine a Christmas morning where anything and everything conspires against you opening the one present you really, really want. Such is the basic premise of The Many Pieces of Mr. Coo, an upcoming absurdist point-and-click adventure unveiled recently through the PlayStation Talents initiative.
The Halloween gaming treats just keep on coming, this time in the form of Visage, a first-person psychological horror adventure emerging out of Early Access for PC and consoles.
Most Halloween ghost stories are about frightened humans being haunted by supernatural creatures. This is true of Jolly Roger Productions' upcoming Burton-esque point-and-click adventure Little Ghost Project (working title) as well, though from the perspective of a rather inept ghost trying to do the scaring rather than the people being scared.
Social media is already a (way too) big part of our lives, but that's nothing compared to a future when entire virtual networks become available to lose ourselves in entirely. One vision of just such a future is coming soon in the form of Extra Coin, a new adventure from the Italian creators of The Wardrobe.
Polish science fiction author Stanisław Lem’s works, such as Solaris, tend to be mysterious and philosophical in tone, so it may be a little surprising that no major adventure game adaptations of his work have surfaced over the years, given the genre’s affinity for such themes. However, that oversight is soon to change with the announcement of The Invincible, a horror game inspired by Lem’s novel of the same name, primed to launch next year.
Playing psychological horror games without freaking out can be hard enough without the protagonist being on the verge of losing his or her mind as well, but we'll have to contend with both sets of challenges when indie developer Twisted II Studio's Dark Fracture debuts on Early Access early next year.
Music has always been an integral part of gaming but is often a fairly reactive or complementary element. Rarely does the soundtrack influence the action, but this unusual mechanic is the driving force behind Of Bird and Cage, an upcoming narrative adventure game by Capricia Productions, showcased at gamescom 2020 and set to debut next year.