The indie adventure scene continues to crank out new releases in the absence of many higher-profile launches, and the latest to be delivered to PCs is Alexander Kucherenko's Adventures of Max Fax.
Max is a "young, slightly lazy, curious guy with a sense of humor" who decides to help out a neighbor when she requests his assistance. Setting out from his 13th floor apartment, however, Max learns that someone has been stealing all the newspapers. Determined to find the culprit, Max's pursuit of the thief takes him all throughout the building, meeting a variety of eclectic characters along the way, many of whom have problems of their own to solve.
Created as the first episode in a planned series of standalone adventures (with a larger story arc loosely connnecting each new installment), Max Fax is a bright and colorful, comedic 2D point-and-click adventure, as shown in the early gameplay trailer.
If you like what you see so far, you can download a playable demo or purchase the game for under $4 directly from the official website. (Note that Kucherenko has updated the game since first being launched to fix reported translation and technical issues.)