A group of students, camping in the woods, alone in the dark among the whispering trees. If you're thinking that sounds a lot like a set-up for a horror story, well, you'd be absolutely right. Re:Turn – One Way Trip is an upcoming 2D horror adventure by London-based indie developers Red Ego Games that combines unspeakable evil, time travel and mystery into a spooky ride.
When you find yourself lost in a surreal world filled with puzzles, the only way out is to keep moving forward. At least, that's very much the case with the suitably titled Ever Forward, an upcoming 3D platforming adventure from Pathea Games, creators of the acclaimed sandbox RPG My Time at Portia.
Dreams, whether they be blissful or nightmarish, are uniquely yours. Aren't they? Not in the land of Oniria Crimes, where humanity has built the world's first dream city. Of course, the optimistically named Palace of Desires is far from perfect: wherever people go, power, politics and crime are rarely far behind. Mixing visual novel-style storytelling with point-and-click mechanics in a distinctive Minecraft-esque voxel world, the upcoming adventure by Spanish developer cKolmos is a classic noir mystery with a twist.
In traditional fantasy literature, elfs and orcs have never gotten along. But rarely has the conflict between the two races been quite so distinctive or pronounced as it is in the upcoming visual novel-styled adventure, Antasia Noir.
A wilderness filled with deadly animals is a terrifying reality for anyone to face, but could it also be symbolic of a person's inner torment? Perhaps that's a question to keep in mind for The Night is Grey, an upcoming adventure from indie developer Whalestork Interactive that describes itself as a "revivalist take on trauma."
If you enjoy both a good mystery novel and the interactivity and puzzles of videogames, you'll get two for the price of one in indie developer Cowleyfornia Studios' upcoming text-based adventure, Sarawak.
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We may all be stuck at home these days, but that doesn't stop us from dreaming of lovely vacation getaways or playing one out virtually. One such exotic adventure on the horizon is Dordogne, an indie watercolour adventure coming to PC and Switch next year.
While Jack the Ripper still gets the most attention among famous unsolved murders, the Zodiac isn't far behind. The latest attempt to determine the identity of the never-caught serial killer in California in the late '60s and early '70s is Punch Punk Games' upcoming stealth thriller, This is the Zodiac Speaking.
Facing our own mortality may be the LAST thing any of us feel like doing for real during a time of global pandemic, but virtually contemplating death is the very basis of the surreal indie puzzler, Arrog.
The titular characters of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde have endured for well over a hundred years and show no signs of slowing down, as the pair have just returned again on PC in the form of Growing Seeds' storybook adventure, MazM: Jekyll and Hyde.
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.
A place called "Whateverland" might sound like something to simply shrug off, but not when it's the name (and location) of the next point-and-click adventure from the creators of The Great Perhaps.