An upcoming puzzle game from the makers of Machinarium and Creaks, Happy Game is a horror-adventure that puts players in control of a little boy whose world is turned upside-down by nightmares, and the creepy smiley faces and bunny rabbits he meets as he tries to escape. Coming to Steam and Nintendo Switch spring 2021.
THE BEST Adventures
Among the many new games announced during the Sony PS5 reveal, Stray was one of the most intriguing to us. Set in the distant future, you take on the roll of a stray cat who must find its way home from a mysterious cyberpunk world filled with robots. Coming to both PS5 and PC in 2021.
The 1994 point-and-click adventure game Beneath a Steel Sky is a cult classic. Now, a sequel is in the works, picking up the story of Robert Foster and his quest to discover the dark secrets of Union City. Naturally, the game’s environments are dramatically richer thanks to modern graphics tech. Coming to Steam and Apple Arcade.
With the help of Tac Gas, drone pilot NURK FPV had the rare opportunity to visit an abandoned gas and oil platform. There, he zigged and zagged his aerial camera through the rusted out facility, capturing some fascinating and truly unique visuals. The over-water footage had us hanging on for dear life.
This indie title from Hello Games (No Man’s Sky) follows the story of lost ember who finds itself lost in a mysterious place. It’s up to players to guide the poor little guy through a series of challenging puzzles on its quest for home. Due Summer 2020 on multiple platforms.
A team of expert climbers from The North Face traveled into the wilds of Japan to experience Sawanobori – an extreme activity that involves climbing up the slippery walls around waterfalls. As they scaled progressively taller falls, it’s clear that these conditions would challenge even the most skilled climbers.
River Horse and writer Ben “Questing Beast” Milton present an adventure game inspired by Jim Henson’s classic fantasy movie, Labyrinth. The game book plays out over 100+ scenes, and includes both a basic rule set for beginners, or can be played with your favorite RPG rules. Ben has an in-depth look at the game here.
’90s kids might remember a little video game called Full Throttle. Directors Rick & Mario and animation studio Red Knuckles created this awesome re-imagining of Tim Schafer’s classic point-and-click adventure – or at least a very small piece of it. This makes us crave a movie version of Ben and Maureen’s wild motorcycle journey.
Wide Open Baja offers incredible off-road experiences for adrenaline junkies. Drive a $100,000 purpose-built race buggy on the same treacherous dirt and rock trails that comprise the famed Baja 1000 course, and enjoy restful evenings after each days’ thrills.
Not to be confused with The Outer Worlds, Outer Wilds is a first-person adventure-mystery game set in an alien solar system. You will figure out why you and your fellow space crew are stuck not only in the remote location, but on a time loop. Coming to Windows and Xbox One in 2019.
Two drivers set off on an amazing adventure in a wonderful classic car. Their route? A 13,000 kilometer ride in the Peking to Paris Rally in a 1941 Chevrolet Business Coupe, nicknamed “Boomba.” Plus, they did it for a good cause, raising money for young womens’ education.
Paradigm is a hilarious point-and-click adventure set in a post-apocalyptic world filled with mutants, including a pug with a mullet, a giant sloth, a human duck, and whatever its eponymous protagonist is supposed to be. PC & Mac demos available here. Drops 4/5/17.
The trailer for Netflix’s adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s dark kid’s book series introduces us to the Baudelaire orphans as they have their first encounter with their loathsome new guardian Count Olaf. We’re getting an Addams Family movie vibe, and that’s a good thing.
A first-person adventure that takes place in an alternate universe 1960’s England, in which citizens are forced to take a drug called “Joy” which obscures the reality of their horrific existence. Think The Matrix meets The Man in the High Castle meets Austin Powers.
17 minutes of footage of this visually compelling new first-person adventure. Firewatch is a mystery about a fire lookout in the isolation of the Wyoming wilderness who leaves his post to investigate who ransacked his tower. Coming to PS4, Windows, Linux and Mac in 2016.
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