Imagine taking the Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale and the rich fantasy world of Oz, reimagining both and blending them together, and then topping it off with a Groundhog Day-style time-looping mechanic. The result would probably be something like Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood, an upcoming fantasy puzzle adventure from Devespresso Games, the creators of The Coma series.
Point-and-click pixel art comedies in outer space fit hand-in-glove, as we all know, so it's welcome news that another new sci-fi comic adventure is now on the horizon in the form of Bradley Allen's Ejected Star.
Perhaps the only thing scarier than the thought of being aducted by a psychopath is a child being abducted by a psychopath. That's exactly the situation the bravest of adventurers will face in Broken Arrow Games' newly released survival thriller, Don't Be Afraid.
Home may be where the heart is, but it’s also where you can sometimes find inspiration for the oddest, most peculiar stories to tell. Indie Canadian developer Chad Comeau, under the studio moniker Fring Frang Games, took this notion to heart when he set out to create the newly released Clarevoyance, a point-and-click adventure game inspired by and set in his native Acadian region of Clare, Nova Scotia.
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.
The thought of a quaint, sleepy seaside Victorian town called Cape Fortune may sound idyllic, with its stately residences, gleaming brass candelabra, and gas-lit cobblestone streets. The problem is, there’s been a rash of demonic possessions in town – but then, that adds to the spirit of the adventure, right? The indie team behind the upcoming Dark Tides series thinks so, and is hard at work to begin rolling out the (bloody) red carpet for late next year.
Adventure is everywhere if you’re willing to look for it. You don’t have to be a pirate, a princess, or a space explorer to embark on a grand journey; if you’re curious, passionate, and willing to get your hands dirty, you can find excitement in even the most laid-back locale, and you might even manage to make the world a little better in the process. That’s the premise behind Alba: A Wildlife Adventure, now available for PC and through Apple Arcade.
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.
Pakistan may not exactly be a hotbed of videogame development, but perhaps that's starting to change with the release of indie developer BT Studios' horror adventure Deceased.
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.
We often say that emotionally isolated people keep their feelings “locked away;” we invite them to “open up” and “let others in.” These are just expressions, of course, but in DOOR: Inner Child, a new project by one-man Korean developer PLAY Mephistowaltz, this concept takes on a much more literal meaning as players unlock and move past barriers on a quest to heal a dreamlike world that has fallen dangerously out of balance.
Lots of adventure games involve a degree of questionable ethics to achieve one's goals, but few are quite so brazen about it as indie developer Mighty Yell's upcoming point-and-click adventure, The Big Con.
There are a disturbing number of things that threaten the future of humanity: climate disaster, nuclear war, and of course the spectre of deadly pandemics. But it's the one we're not prepared for that's ultimately going to get us: a vengeful bear. At least, it is if indie developer Kilzemol Games' upcoming comedy sci-fi adventure The Koala Rebellion is to be believed.
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.