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Subnautica: Below Zero
Subnautica: Below Zero

Adventure 14 May 2021

An expansion for Subnautica, in which we explore the ice-bound areas of the planet 4546B. As we play, we explore the game world and reveal its secrets.

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Subnautica
Subnautica

Adventure 23 January 2018

A sandbox game by Unknown Worlds that combines elements of action-adventure productions and RPGs. As the game’s universe draws inspiration from such novels as Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, at the bottom of the ocean you can find bizarre sea monsters, as well as remnants of futuristic buildings and ships. The player assumes the role of a captain of an advanced submarine, and explores the depths of the ocean.

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Call of the Sea
Call of the Sea

Adventure 08 December 2020

Call of the Sea is an adventure game in which we observe the action from the first person perspective. The game tells the story of a woman searching for a missing expedition, in which her husband took part. The game was developed by Raw Fury.

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Death Stranding
Death Stranding

Action 08 November 2019

An action adventure game to be available on PlayStation 4 and later on also PC. The title was designed by the industry legend and co-creator of the Metal Gear series, Hideo Kojima. The story of Death Stranding focuses on the evolution of human race and on the “connection” motive which redefines the role of failure and death in videogames. American actor Norman Reedus who is well known for his role in The Walking Dead TV series plays the role of the main protagonist of the title.

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New Pokemon Snap
New Pokemon Snap

Adventure 30 April 2021

An exploration adventure game set in the universe of the Pokemon series. Players take on the role of a young photographer who goes on a journey to the archipelago of tropical islands, where he observes and takes pictures of many species of wild Pokemon.

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The Long Dark
The Long Dark

Adventure 01 August 2017

A first person survival sandbox game, developed by independent Canadian studio Hinterland. The team includes veteran game developers, who previously worked for Relic Entertainment, Volition, and BioWare. The game takes you into a post-apocalyptic world after a massive geomagnetic storm. With all electronic devices disabled and water and food supplies running low, the player has to struggle to survive the incoming winter.

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No Man's Sky
No Man's Sky

Action 09 August 2016

A science-fiction, sandbox action game with a focus on multiplayer mode. It was created by Hello Games, company known for the colorful arcade production Joe Danger. The game is set in the distant future in the yet uncharted parts of the cosmos, and the gameplay is presented in two forms. We explore the successive corners of the universe piloting a spacecraft, like we do in typical space-sim productions. Upon landing on a newly discovered planet, the game switches to first-person view.

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Insurmountable
Insurmountable

Adventure 29 April 2021

Roguelike game made in the convention of TPP exploration adventure game with survival elements. In Insurmountable we play the role of one of three climbers and our task is to climb three increasingly higher and more difficult peaks.

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Astroneer
Astroneer

Adventure 06 February 2019

A sandbox game by System Era Softworks. Astroneer is set in the 25th century, when the civilization on Earth has developed enough for interstellar travel to become an everyday occurrence. It resulted in a certain kind of gold fever — people started to explore other planets on their own, driven by the desire of getting rich quick. The open world of the game is procedurally generated, and the surfaces of planets and moons are made of voxels.

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Visage
Visage

Adventure 30 October 2020

A psychological horror game and the debut work from SadSquare - an independent studio. The story is non-linear and focuses on a gloomy household that has seen many frightening events throughout the years - it has a history of driving entire families insane, leading to numerous killings and suicides. The protagonist is trapped inside the house, and apart from getting out of there, their goal is to solve the mystery behind the place.

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Titanic: Honor and Glory
Titanic: Honor and Glory

Adventure 2021

A first-person adventure game from ORM Entertainment, which was initially supposed to be nothing more than modification to the popular shooter Crysis 2. Its story revolves around the disaster of the famous ocean liner, which sunk in 1912 with hundreds of people on board. We play as a man named Robert Morgan, who, due to false accusations, has to hide aboard the liner from the police.

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Silent Hills
Silent Hills

Adventure canceled

Another fully-fledged installment of the cult survival cycle of Silent Hill horrors. Norman Reedus and Guillermo del Toro, led by Hideo Kojima, were involved in the production. As a result of a conflict with the publisher Konami, the project was cancelled shortly after the release of its famous demo version, called P.T.

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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

Adventure 25 September 2014

A dark, first-person adventure game developed by The Astronauts - a Polish team led by Adrian Chmielarz, the co-founder of People Can Fly. The player is put in the shoes of Paul Prospero - a detective who has developed certain paranormal abilities. The protagonist tries to solve the mystery behind the vanishing of a young boy. The player traverses an extensive, open world - the game is non-linear and the player is free to explore and look for subsequent clues.

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The Witness
The Witness

Puzzle 26 January 2016

A first-person adventure game with logic puzzles, developed by the creator of Braid – Jonathan Blow and his independent studio Number None. The game takes you to a large, mysterious island, whose all inhabitants vanished without a trace. Gameplay has you explore this vast world, solve logic puzzles, and search for clues that will help you solve the mysteries of this place. Game mechanics resemble the cult Myst series.

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The Longing
The Longing

Adventure 06 March 2020

An experimental adventure that combines point-and-click game with idle games mechanics. In The Longing, as a faithful servant of a sleeping king we have to wait 400 days in real time. We can explore the vast system of caves and read full editions of real books.

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Observer
Observer

Adventure 15 August 2017

A psychological first-person horror from the Polish developer studio Bloober Team, known best for another horror game, entitled Layers of Fear. Observer is set in a cyberpunk universe, in Cracow of 2048. In the game you play as Daniel Lazarski (starred by Rutger Hauer, known from the film Blade Runner), a detective able to hack into people’s minds.

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Windbound
Windbound

Adventure 28 August 2020

A survival game where we find ourselves in a deserted archipelago. Playing the role of a warrior named Kara, in Windbound we not only fight for survival but also travel between the islands on a self-constructed boat and explore their numerous secrets.

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Lost in Blindness
Lost in Blindness

Adventure 17 May 2021

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Among Trees
Among Trees

Simulation 2021 (early access since 13 June 2020)

A sandbox survival FPP game. In Among Trees players try to survive alone in the wilderness. While having fun, we explore the vast forest, acquire resources and expand our own wooden cottage.

PC

Journey
Journey

Adventure 13 March 2012

Developed by the thatgamecompany studio, Journey is a remarkably unique exploration game, in which we embark on a journey through the desert sands. Our goal is to reach the summit of a great mountain, constantly visible on the horizon.

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Outer Wilds
Outer Wilds

Adventure 30 May 2019

An exploration adventure game, in which you play as a recruit of the new space program called Outer Wilds Ventures. Your task is to study a mysterious solar system functioning in a time loop.

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What Remains of Edith Finch
What Remains of Edith Finch

Adventure 25 April 2017

What Remains of Edith Finch is a unique adventure game developed by Giant Sparrow, which focuses on the evanescence of life. The game tells a set of short stories about the fate of the members of a certain American family that has been cursed. The history told in those episodes takes place over a span of one hundred years in Washington state, a place filled with forests and mountains, a location that resembles a little the cult TV show Twin Peaks.

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Homesick
Homesick

Adventure 28 May 2015

Developed by a small indie studio Lucky Pause, Homesick is an adventure game inspired by such classics like e.g. the Myst series. The story of Homesick starts off when a nameless hero wakes up in a mysterious, abandoned house. The player’s task is to solve the dark mystery of the building and escape this unusual prison. Pursuing these objectives puts you up against a dark entity.

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Abzu
Abzu

Adventure 02 August 2016

The first project by Giant Squids, an independent studio founded by Matt Nova – the artistic director of the extremely successful game called Journey, created for PlayStation consoles. Abzu is an interactive exploration production in which you reveal secrets of a lively underworld. The player assumes the role of a cat-like diver who delves into the ocean and meets schools of fish, groups of aquatic mammals, as well as some other truly majestic creatures and remnants of an ancient civilization.

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