It seems adventure game developers finally got the memo: this genre can be multiplayer too! The latest to venture into still-largely-uncharted territory is a two-player co-operative puzzler from Other Tales Interactive called Tick Tock: A Tale for Two.
Set in "a magical clockworld filled with mystery," Tick Tock is about two friends who find themselves "trapped in a game created by the skilful clockmaker Amalie Ravn." The only way to escape is to solve her many puzzles, but there's one problem: "neither of you have the full picture. Only when you combine the information on your two screens will you have the means to get closer to the truth" about a pair of sisters who wanted to control time.
As you "visit an old clock shop, investigate rooms with creaky floorboards, and venture down into a dark basement," among some of the hand-drawn locations set within an eerie village, both players will need to talk to each other via voice connection, either locally or remotely. Only by sharing experiences will each partner be able to understand what the other is seeing and learning in this "narrative adventure where your communication skills are put to the test."
Tick Tock: A Tale for Two will be available on Windows, Mac, Switch, iOS and Android devices some time in the first quarter of 2019. Better yet, partners don't need to playing on the same platform: one can be playing on PC and the other on their tablets or phones, so long as each has a functioning microphone.
To learn more about the game, you can find additional details at the official website. If you'd like to get a head start playing, an open beta is now underway and will run through January 7th. To be eligible to participate, simply register on the developer's Discord server.