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.
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.
Eclipses are relatively rare, but if you wait long enough one is sure to come back around. Fortunately, this is also true of White Elk's Eclipse: Edge of Light, a former VR mobile exclusive that has just arrived on PC and consoles.
Calling Northern Norway a "magical" place for an adventure isn't just hypberbole – at least, not in indie developer Mattis Folkestad's upcoming Embracelet.
No one writes letters anymore; it's all about video. So perhaps it's no surprise that Kadokawa Games' newly-revealed sequel to Root Letter will be Root Film.
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.
Ever since Phoenix Wright and Professor Layton arrived on western shores, there's been an appetite for Japanese-styled visual novel adventures. Soon another crimefighting duo will join their iconic predecessors in Mediatonic's upcoming "Hollywood whodunnit" Murder By Numbers.
The butler did it! Or maybe it was Professor Plum in the library with the candlestick. If not, it might have been... a painting? As bizarre as that last option sounds, it could very well be the case in Tangle Tower, the newly-released murder mystery puzzler from SFB Games.
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.
Time travel has been the foundation of many an epic sci-fi tale. Swirl it into an anime mystery with more than a hint of romance and sex and you’re bound to have a hit on your hands, right? That’s exactly what happened when ELF Corporation launched YU-NO: A girl who chants love at the bound of this world in Japan back in 1996. Despite its popularity in the East, however, it’s only now seeing an official English-language release, having been revamped by MAGES Inc. (formerly 5pb.) and localised by Spike Chunsoft.
Tempting as it may be to think of accountants as strait-laced number-crunchers with pocket protectors, and dragons as terrifying fire-breathing monsters, indie developer Archive Entertainment's upcoming Dragon Audit may just shine both in a whole different light.