It's been almost four years since we last ventured into The Brotherhood's STASIS universe while the indie South African developers were busy making Beautiful Desolation. Next, though, the acclaimed sci-fi horror series is ... well, coming out of stasis in the form of STASIS: BONE TOTEM. Better yet, while we need to wait another year-plus for the complete game, a playable demo is available now to whet gamers' appetites.
Imagine a Christmas morning where anything and everything conspires against you opening the one present you really, really want. Such is the basic premise of The Many Pieces of Mr. Coo, an upcoming absurdist point-and-click adventure unveiled recently through the PlayStation Talents initiative.
If you’ve ever had the feeling that spending just one more day at your job (or dealing with the people you see there) might drive you batty, point-and-click comedic adventure Not Another Weekend, set for release next year, just might promise to be a cathartic experience.
With the threat of disease hanging heavily in the air these days, perhaps it's not surprising that new games are embodying a pervasive death-based fascination. First it was Autopsy Simulator, and next up is DarkStone Digital's The Mortuary Assistant.
You've heard of the whodunit? Well, Giiku Games' newly released Fateful End: True Case Files is more of a whogonnadoit, and the victim in question will be you if you're unable to solve it in time.
Video games are primarily a visual medium, but what happens when you can't rely on your eyes? This is both the challenge and the appeal of Obscurium, an upcoming WWI point-and-click horror adventure from dad-and-daughter indie developers Scott and Audrey Lininger of Infinite Underworld, who are currently raising funds for the game through Kickstarter.
The Halloween gaming treats just keep on coming, this time in the form of Visage, a first-person psychological horror adventure emerging out of Early Access for PC and consoles.
You are locked inside your home, every day seems the same, and the prospect of going outside is frightening. No, I'm not talking about real life – this is the premise behind the newly released dark comedy adventure, Shut In.
Full motion video continues to make something of a comeback, from Her Story to The Complex to The Shapeshifting Detective, to name just a few of an increasing number of live-action releases in recent years. Another new interactive FMV adventure to join the ranks soon enough will be indie Polish developer Madnetic Games' Lost Lies when it is released for PC next summer.
Most Halloween ghost stories are about frightened humans being haunted by supernatural creatures. This is true of Jolly Roger Productions' upcoming Burton-esque point-and-click adventure Little Ghost Project (working title) as well, though from the perspective of a rather inept ghost trying to do the scaring rather than the people being scared.
There must be a lot of pressure for the grandson of Dracula to live up to his famed elder's legacy, especially if you have no particularly helpful supernatural powers. But the titular star of Champy the Useless Vampire will get his chance to shine soon enough if indie Swedish developer True Ascension is able to raise enough funds on Kickstarter.
Making games is hard. This fact is true on two different levels in One Dreamer, a genre-bending pixel art adventure from Gareth Ffoulkes that is finally nearing completion after several long years of development.
October is the scary season, and though we'll have to wait a few months longer for the full version of Lexip Games' upcoming horror adventure Silence Channel, you can treat yourself to a small early taste through the newly released demo.
You wouldn't want to personally step foot within thirty kilometers of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the contaminated "Exclusion Zone" any time soon, but thanks to Russian developer Drunkard Raccoons' upcoming Frequency: Chernobyl, you can do so virtually right from the comfort of your own home.
Most escape room adventures are simple affairs that confine you to a single space at a time until you manage to get out. Not so with Flow Weaver, an upcoming VR exclusive that lets you transport yourself to multiple dimensions – or perhaps, transport them to you – in order to break free of your physical contraints.