If you thought the worst horror faced by an exorcist was 360-degree head spins and projectile pea soup vomiting, think again as the newly-released Exorcise the Demons will sent you into the fiery depths of the netherworld to confront your foes directly. Fortunately, you won't be alone...
Many games offer a rather sobering view of Earth's future after a cataclysmic disaster. But what of those who survive, trying to reconstruct an understanding of the past through the scant evidence left behind? This is the premise behind Some Distant Memory, an exploratory adventure from Galvanic Games coming later this year.
If movies like Donnie Darko, Dark City and The Thirteenth Floor have delightfully blown your mind, then brace yourself for Discrepant, a new psychological sci-fi thriller by Incendio Software that has been released through Early Access.
The dangers of the UK separating from the EU thanks to its contentious Brexit vote are widely known, but one consequence flying under the radar is... a zombie apocalypse? Better add that one to the top of the list, at least according to Ghoul Britannia: Land of Hope and Gorey, a satirical point-and-click indie adventure coming to Early Access next month.
Many legends around the world continue to confound us, but perhaps we'll finally get some answers – or at least, learn enough to draw our own conclusions – when the six-part anthology Maelstrom Obscura is released next year for Windows PC.
Is a game still a game if it doesn't have a player? We'll find out later this year when Playerless: One Button Adventure by indie Polish developer Moonlit arrives on PC, consoles and mobile devices.
If you're an astronaut, crash landing on an alien planet is about the worst thing that could happen. If you're a player behind a computer screen controlling said astronaut, however, it's a whole lot more fun, as we'll find out next year when two-man indie German developer ArtFactory Jalokivi release their debut adventure, AC-0209.
Mazes aren't evil, they're just twisted (literally and figuratively). Which really makes them the perfect backdrop for a psychological puzzler like Sigur Studio's upcoming Repressed.
While Germany and Poland as a whole are well known for their prolific adventure game production, the same can't be said of the central European region of Lusatia in particular. Helping address that imbalance is Krabat and the Secret of the Sorbian King, a comedic historical adventure based on popular Sorbian legends that is now available for PC and mobile devices.
iNK Stories' 1979 Revolution: Black Friday cast players in the role of an unbiased photojournalist covering the "electrifying" events taking place in the midst of Iran's uprising. In the newly-released VR "companion piece" Blindfold, players will see for themselves what it means to be captured and interrogated for doing just that.
Don't look now, but autumn is fast approaching for those north of the equator, and with that comes the inevitable news of horror games on the horizon, including the next installment of the newly-minted Spirit Hunter series, NG.
People spend way too much time glued to their phones, but it's okay when doing so just might help solve the case of young person's suspicious and untimely death, as will be the case in October with the release of SIMULACRA 2.
Rabbits can be cute and cuddly, but in adventure games they can also have a bit of a dark side. This is sure to be true once again in Jinx-It Games' upcoming episodic trilogy, Framing Dawes.
Adventure games tend to be solo experiences, but sometimes it's nice (and occasionally even necessary) to have some help, even if you don't ever see your partner. One such dual-character puzzler is coming soon to PC and consoles in the form of A Brave Plan's The Bradwell Conspiracy.
Indigenous voices are significantly underrepresented in the gaming industry, but indie developer Achimostawinan Games and a group of supportive Kickstarter backers are hoping to change that with the upcoming cybernoir mystery, Hill Agency: PURITY&decay.