Monkey Island returns in Return to Monkey Island
The legendary Lucasarts adventure series Monkey Island will return later this year with an all new game, appropriately entitled Return to Monkey Island, headed up by original series creator Ron Gilbert. Return to Monkey Island is being developed by Gilbert’s Terrible Toybox studio, in collaboration with Devolver Digital and Lucasfilm Games, the legendary studio label resurrected by Disney in early 2021. The announcement trailer doesn’t reveal anything about the story (or why Ron Gilbert agreed to make another Monkey Island game after all these years), but the game will follow on Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge, and so apparently be unrelated to Telltale’s 2009 Tales of Monkey Island, the last…
90s Mystery Kathy Rain: Director’s Cut is Available Now
All of the mystery and ‘90s style is coming back with the release of Kathy Rain: Director’s Cut. This overhaul of the 2016 point & click detective mystery aims to improve and expand upon the original with updated features like additional puzzles, new locations, and over 700 fully-voiced lines of extra dialogue. On top of expanded gameplay, all owners of the original game will also be eligible for a loyalty discount of -50% off this new installment. Kathy Rain: Director’s Cut is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux on Steam and GOG as well as Android and iOS, with a version for Nintendo Switch coming in the very, very near…
Skábma: Snowfall forecast for early next year
Adventure games often feature stories based on mythology and history, and in recent years there has been an uptick in the number of titles that celebrate the cultural heritage of previously overlooked indigenous communities from around the world. Red Stage Entertainment’s upcoming Skábma: Snowfall is another such game, drawing inspiration from the traditions of the Northern European Sámi people.
Post-Noir Dystopian Adventure Backbone Launches June 8 on PC
STOCKHOLM — May 26, 2021 — Pull on your trenchcoat and step out into dystopian Vancouver, where an oppressive caste system separates the Apes from the rodents, and puts everyone else in their proper place… even it’s six feet underground.
Kathy Rain: Director’s Cut is Coming to Steam This Year
Just in time for Steam’s Big Adventure Event, Clifftop Games and Raw Fury are reigniting a catalogue classic with Kathy Rain: Director’s Cut, full of new content, atmosphere, and an unforgettable mystery. 01/21/2021 – Stockholm – Return to Conwell Springs when the award-winning adventure Kathy Rain re-emerges in the Director’s Cut edition, featuring an extended story with more puzzles to solve and new areas to explore. Witness the rise of an iconic detective as you uncover a dark and sinister truth hiding beneath the calm exterior of a small rural town.
Announcing Where Birds Go to Sleep
In development by Quiet Little Feet, Where Birds Go to Sleep is an emotional narrative-driven adventure set in a fictional Near East-inspired land, brought to life in a painterly artstyle, with voice-acted dialogue and original score. Become the whisper in the subconscious of a sadistic criminal, on a gruelling church mission to chart new lands shrouded in a mind-altering fog. Contemplate on your actions; fail to justify them and you might find the protagonist not heeding your commands. Regret or rejoice, grieve or laugh together… or independently of each other. There will be consequences.
Stray on course for 2021 release
Cats seem to see the world very differently from us, but in French developer BlueTwelve Studio’s upcoming feline adventure Stray, it’s the world itself that is much different than our own.
Announcement details pave the way for Open Roads
Road trip adventures have always held a certain appeal, but surely never more so than at a time when we’re all cooped up and itching to get out. Fortunately, it’s looking more and more likely that we’ll be able to do just that next year – not only physically, but virtually as well in the form of Open Roads, a new adventure from Fullbright, the creator of Gone Home and Tacoma.
Announcing The Darkside Detective Season 2 – A Fumble in the Dark
Twin Lakes is a cursed city. Less cursed than say, “Demons will tear it apart” but more cursed than “always loses its keys” or “often steps in puddles”. It’s roughly in the middle of the cursed scale, is what we’re trying to say. Cursed enough that it’s a nuisance. Cursed enough that somebody has to deal with it…
Announcing Verne: The Shape of Fantasy
Verne: The Shape of Fantasy is a pixel art narrative experience based on the life and works of Jules Verne, which merges exploration, puzzles and interactive dialogues with the imagery of one of the most famous science fiction and adventure writers.