Many adventure games are treasure hunts of sorts by their very nature, but few take that objective quite so literally as The Magnificent Trufflepigs, an upcoming "romantic, metal-detecting" game from Thunkd and the lead designer of Everybody's Gone to the Rapture.
As much as we'd all like to stay in touch with loved ones who have passed on, if there's one thing that horror stories have taught us, is that such attempts to connect the realms of the living and the dead never turn out well. Need more proof? Look no further than indie Spanish developer JanduSoft's newly released psychological thriller, Evil Inside.
After tackling the story of Jekyll and Hyde in their previous adventure, indie studio MazM set their sights on another literary classic in The Phantom of the Opera, which now out on PC and Switch following its earlier mobile-exclusive release.
Stop me if you've heard this one before: a naive tourist stumbles across a mysterious cult plotting to change with world through murder and tumbles into the seedy underbelly of a beautiful city, fighting for his life. Nope, it's not the latest Broken Sword game or Dan Brown novel, but rather Mozart Requiem from Californian studio HR Games. Full of mystery, music and mayhem, this one is aimed squarely at those who like their conspiracies with a side of historical intrigue.
Compared to more flamboyant courtroom drama fare like the Ace Attorney series, it might seem far less glamorous to set players behind the scenes, piecing together evidence and preparing documents that will ultimately determine whether someone is prosecuted or let go. But it becomes a lot more interesting when it includes actual battles against the accused, using the very documents you are preparing. This is the unique premise of Legal Dungeon, an “interactive novel adventure game” that was recently released for Nintendo Switch following its earlier debut on PC.
If you missed out on the pixel art adventure Retrace when it was launched on PC early last year, you've now got a second chance as the game has been ported and rereleased as Retrace: Memories of Death on consoles.
For most of us, getting home from work is a mundane, everyday experience completely devoid of drama. Quite the opposite is true for the protagonist of The Plane Effect, an upcoming dystopian adventure from Innovina Interactive and Studio Kiku.
When family relationships are strained, a bonding activity can sometimes help to reduce the tension and repair frayed ties. But how might you fare if a vacation intended to heal your relationship turned into a life-and-death struggle for survival? This is the premise of My Father My Son, an upcoming dual-character platforming adventure by Polish developer Blinkclick Games.
The pandemic has been wreaking havoc on single people's love lives, and now art is mimicking life in Romantic Distancing, the spiritual successor to last year's character-driven romcom adventure, Half Past Fate.
Big Brother is watching ... the squirrels? Yes, something is up with the bushy-tailed rodents in Melmoth Forest, and it's your task to figure out what in NUTS, the recently released Firewatch-style spy adventure.
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.
What exactly happens to all the airplanes and sea vessels that disappear in the famed Bermuda Triangle? That may forever remain a mystery, but you can find out for yourself what happens to one in particular in Yak & Co's isometric adventure, Down in Bermuda.
While the thought of world-ending cataclysm may have some looking to the stars for possible salvation, what would happen when the time finally came to return back home if such an escape occurred? This is the question posed by the upcoming indie British adventure, Woodsalt.
It’s probably a safe bet that for most people, the thought of reliving their high school years would be about as desirable as having a root canal or running into a burning building. But it’s a whole different story when time travel and a magical kraken are involved, and the stakes are as high as saving the world. That’s the wacky premise of Kraken Academy!!, a comedic adventure from German developer Happy Broccoli Games set to debut next year.
Over the years we've come to equate Amanita Design with delightfully whimsical feel-good adventures. It's ironic, then, that their cheeriest sounding title yet is poised to be one of the indie Czech developer's darkest in the upcoming Happy Game.