Most adventure games ask you to be sly like a fox, but in Infuse Studio's Spirit of the North you'll have to be a real fox in order to awaken a legendary animal spirit inspired by Nordic folklore.
All adventure games require using one's head to overcome obstacles, but that notion takes on a whole new literal meaning in Helheim Hassle, indie developer Perfectly Paranormal's colourful side-scrolling "body desecrating puzzle-platformer" coming soon to PC and consoles.
The thought of going back to school may not be a very enticing prospect in real life, but it's much more appealing when there are puzzles galore waiting if you do, as there will be in indie Croatian developer Pine Studio's upcoming The Academy.
The machines may not have taken over the world just yet, but they do take center stage in Sergey Noskov's sci-fi puzzler 7th Sector, which is coming soon to consoles after its PC launch last year.
Mountains are better known for their scenic beauty than their terrifying horrors, but in indie developer Hidden Fields' upcoming Mundaun, players will get to experience both at once.
Video games are often escapist fantasy, but there's no escaping mental illness and more and more games are beginning to explore how the two can positively intersect to raise awareness. One such effort is the newly-released Fractured Minds, a 2017 BAFTA award-winning "interactive short" by teenaged indie developer Emily Mitchell.
With the second season of Life Is Strange due to wrap up on December 3rd, already DONTNOD Entertainment is looking ahead to what's next, as the acclaimed French developer announced their next project Tell Me Why at X019, Microsoft's Xbox fan convention in London.
They say that time slows to a crawl in the moments before death, that a person’s whole life flashes before their eyes before their final breath. But what if, during that fateful moment, a portly figure became visible, leaping between shadows, dancing madly and altering reality to ensure you reach the other side? That figure is the eponymous protagonist of the newly-released Felix the Reaper, a romantic comedy about “the life of Death,” developed by Kong Orange and published by Daedalic Entertainment.
The Rarámuri (or Tarahumara) may not be a widely known culture outside of Mexico, but an upcoming first-person adventure called Usú Kawí could help change that next summer if indie developer UnChild Games is able to meet its very modest crowdfunding goal on Kickstarter.
When you look back on your life at its journey's end, what memories will you cling to, whether good or bad? Players will share in just such a reflection for one man when Spanish studio Piccolo's Arise – A Simple Story is launched later this year on PC and consoles.
Is a game still a game if it doesn't have a player? We'll find out later this year when Playerless: One Button Adventure by indie Polish developer Moonlit arrives on PC, consoles and mobile devices.
Adventure games tend to be solo experiences, but sometimes it's nice (and occasionally even necessary) to have some help, even if you don't ever see your partner. One such dual-character puzzler is coming soon to PC and consoles in the form of A Brave Plan's The Bradwell Conspiracy.
For their last adventure, the indie husband and wife developers at Brain&Brain created an interactive Scandinavian folklore called Burly Men at Sea. Their next game, however, will take place much farther west on much drier land when Wooden Nickel is released next year.
Good news, puzzle lovers: Even at end of all things there will be no shortage of brainteasers to solve! At least, not according to indie Portuguese developer Once a Bird, who have unveiled their upcoming point-and-click adventure, Outsider.
Just when you thought the bad dreams had ended, along comes Little Nightmares II, the next installment of Tarsier Studios' popular side-scrolling horror adventure series.