Cults are not to be messed with, but then neither are spurned cultists when properly motivated, as we're about to find out in the newly-released debut installment of indie Italian developer Neon Sloth Studio's two-part The Cult: Marduk's Longest Night.
Argentine studio Blyts certainly isn't afraid to show its dark side. After debuting with the comedic time-travel adventure Kelvin and the Infamous Machine, the indie developer went a shade darker earlier this year with Nobodies, in which players provide clean-up for government-funded assassins. Their next act will be darker still in the upcoming point-and-click thriller Slender Threads.
The city of Arles may be best known to those outside of France as the place where Van Gogh chopped off his own ear, but it's also home to a famous bullfighting tournament, and it's the latter around which indie developer Tom Simpson's newly-released Feria d'Arles is based.
Animals aren't dumb. Well, some of them probably are, but not the ones in indie developer Gamechuck's upcoming point-and-click fantasy adventure Trip the Ark Fantastic.
Mountains are better known for their scenic beauty than their terrifying horrors, but in indie developer Hidden Fields' upcoming Mundaun, players will get to experience both at once.
Unless you're a cat, you probably never thought about how much fun you could have with thread. But Beard Envy has, and we'll soon get to see for ourselves when the indie developer launches their sci-fi puzzler Filament early next year.
Ever gone to sleep after wrestling with a puzzle and actually dreamt about it? Well, in Hypnotic Ants Studio's upcoming DREAMO you'll have no other choice than to solve the problems plaguing your subconscious in your sleep.
Solving crimes is hard enough for a private eye, but it's especially so when you need to keep your own business afloat too. There will be no forsaking one for the other next year when indie developer General Interactive releases its cyber-noir adventure/management sim hybrid Chinatown Detective Agency.
Witches are so misunderstood. (Even in fiction, not just the Wiccans.) They aren't all wart-nosed, broom-riding hags, as you can see for yourself in a demo for The Button Witch, an upcoming RPG-styled adventure from indie developer DDreamsGames.
The curse of any independent game is finding enough funds to successfully complete production, but with the help of a final-week push on Kickstarter, Turkish developer Rocwise Entertainment is hoping to conquer that fate for their upcoming horror adventure, Curse of Anabelle.
Mankind is at or near the top of our own food chain, but what if we were much closer to the bottom with only our wits and a furry little companion to rely on for our survival? That will be precisely the challenge ahead of us when indie Swedish developer Wishfully Studios launches their beautiful side-scrolling adventure Planet of Lana in 2022.
Ever feel like you might die of old age before completing some of the tougher adventure game puzzles you encounter? Well, that feeling just might have a little more validity in indie Finnish developer Jesse Makkonen's upcoming Heal.
How far would you go to avenge the murder of a loved one? Hopefully that's a purely hypothetical question, but it lays at the heart of indie Australian developer Zaperart's upcoming "horror/mystery" adventure, The Blueness of a Wound.
What sight so horrific could push you to the brink of insanity and possibly even over the edge? One such trauma awaits the protagonist of Glimpse of Madness, an upcoming point-and-click mystery by indie Italian developer Hijacked Minds Games.
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.