FAR: Lone Sails (Switch)
Adventure 18 August 2019
The debut game by indie studio Mr. Whale's Game Service, designed with the single player mode in mind. The production is set in a ruined world, which you traverse in an unusual vehicle resembling a combination of a boat and a train. The gameplay in Far: Lone Sails focuses on exploring locations in search of items, which allow you to survive. However, instead of seeking food or building shelters, you have to take care of your vessel. You need fuel to drive it, parts to maintain it, and upgrades, which unlock previously unavailable destinations. Far: Lone Sails features minimalist, artistic visuals and a fitting soundtrack, which creates an appropriate atmosphere.
Adventure 11 May 2017
A sandbox game that defies classification, developed by the independent Mojang AB studio. Minecraft has been developed with the intention of unleashing the creativity of players, who can freely change the game's virtual world made from voxels (cubic blocks). The gameplay concentrates on terrain transformations, building structures, crafting items, and creating your own adventures. The game consists of two modes: a classic one, which allows for unending experience, and survival, in which we have to prepare to fend off monster assaults at night. In addition to single player, Minecraft also offers online multiplayer. The game from Mojang AB is distinguished by its unique retro visuals.
The Sinking City (Switch)
Adventure November 2019
A detective adventure game inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft. The production is set in the 1920s, in the fictional city of New England, suffering from a supernatural flood. You play as a private investigator, whose task is to resist the mass hysteria and discover the cause of the mysterious events.
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (Switch)
Adventure 15 August 2019
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. The game offers many unique mechanics related to making links between different pieces of the puzzle. Walking around the grim areas of Red Creek Valley, the protagonist makes use of his extraordinary abilities, making contact with the dead, experiencing various visions and visiting alternative realities. Utilizing the Unreal Engine 3, the game stands out with its high-quality visuals supported by technologies allowing to convert photographs of real-existing places into digital pictures.
Syberia 3 (Switch)
Adventure 18 October 2018
A sequel to a popular adventure game series created by the Belgian comic artist Benoit Sokal and Microids Studio, released over a decade after the second part. The story focuses on adventures of Kate Walker, a young lawyer, whose profession, in-born curiosity, and adventurousness get her entangled in a new mystery. Throughout the game, featuring classic point-and-click mechanics, you meet a whole menagerie of characters known from the previous installments in the series, as well as a cast of new heroes, including Still Life's protagonist and an FBI agent Victoria McPherson. Despite of using full 3D graphics that replaced hand drawn backgrounds, the game features the characteristic artwork style consistent with previous games.
Adventure 07 February 2019
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. The game’s story starts when the main hero gets a letter from his missing son, who turns out to be a high-ranking engineer working for a powerful corporation. The protagonist picks up an investigation that takes him to the slums of Cracow and forces him to relive dark memories and nightmares of both criminals and their victims. When it comes to gameplay, Observer is a first-person adventure game with survival horror mechanics. Most of the time the player explores grim locations and interacts with characters encountered on the way. An important aspect of gameplay are sequences in which the protagonist hacks into the minds of suspects and becomes part of their worst nightmares.
Syberia II (Switch)
Adventure 30 November 2017
A sequel to the excellent adventure game created by Benoit Sokal and studio Microids. Syberia II continues the plot of the first installment - it presents the further adventures of Kate Walker, an American lawyer. Her intention of finalizing a contract led her to the adventure of her life. The game starts in the same place where the first Syberia ended – in the Russian city Romansburg. This time Kate decides to follow the trail of Hans Voralberg, the heir to an automaton factory, for her own reasons. The woman joins Hans and she helps him discover the mystery of the last living Mammoths. The greatest change in comparison to the first game lies in the quality of the graphics and the increase of the gameplay dynamics. Many new graphic effects were added, including dynamic shadows and an animated snow. Syberia II takes place in completely new locations that are much more different from each other than previously. During her adventures Kate will visit, among other places, the North-West passage and the village of the Youkol people.
We. the Revolution (Switch)
Adventure 25 June 2019
Inspired by a popular game Papers, Please, this is an unusual mix of genres by the Polish studio Polyslash. We. The Revolution is set in the 18th-century Paris during the French Revolution. The player takes the role of a judge in the Revolutionary Tribunal, who judges both revolutionists and their enemies, as well as criminals and ordinary citizens. After accepting a particular case, you have to look through files and evidence, interview the people involved, and finally state the verdict – either just or one serving your interests. During the game you get to make lots of decisions that affect not only the course of the protagonist’s career or the fate of his family and friends, but also the balance of political power in the capital of France. As the game progresses, the character that you control also gains more and more influence, which allows him, for example, to participate in various conspiracies, or even start a struggle for power.
L.A. Noire (Switch)
Adventure 14 November 2017
A noir detective action adventure game developed by the Australian studio Team Bondi in cooperation with the veterans from Rockstar Games. The game invites you into Los Angeles of the 1940’s, a city filled with corruption and drug dealing organizations. You assume the role of Cole Phelps, an ex-soldier who becomes a police officer after the war. The game lets you experience the key moments of Cole’s career, starting from the traffic police all the way through murder and drugs department. Gameplay is mainly about examining crime scenes in search of clues and evidence, as well as interrogating witnesses and suspects. The game also offers multiple action sequences, including pursuits (either on foot or by car), fist fights, and spectacular shootouts. When it comes to graphics, the most noteworthy feature are the realistic face expressions that allow you to judge the reactions of interogatees. The game overflows with a noir atmosphere characteristic of the 1940’ and 50’ movies.
Call of Cthulhu (Switch)
Adventure December 2019
Call of Cthulhu is a dark adventure game in a horror setting, based on the works of an American writer, H.P. Lovecraft. The game’s story is based on Lovecraft's fictional universe, first popularized by the, written in 1926 and published 2 years later, short story “Call of Cthulhu”. According to it, aside from well-known and common creatures, the Earth is home to an unimaginably powerful cosmic entity that remains in hibernation but will be eventually revived when the stars align in a certain position.
Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York (Switch)
Adventure December 2019
A narrative game set in the World of Darkness, a universe known from the "paper" RPG system Vampire: The Masquerade. Production allows you to become a member of one of the three vampire clans, which becomes part of the conflict between two powerful vampire factions. The Polish studio Draw Distance is responsible for creating this title.
Layers of Fear: Legacy (Switch)
Adventure 21 February 2018
A first person psychological horror adventure game inspired of 19th-century paintings and architecture. It was created by Polish developer Bloober Team, known for such titles as BRAWL, A-Men and Music Master: Chopin. The game is set in an ominous manor, while you assume the role of an insane painter striving to finish his masterpiece at all cost. Gameplay boils down to exploration, as the player searches for the source of the hero’s madness and the tools needed to complete the painting. While playing, you experience strange visions and fears born in the protagonist’s mind, making the task much more complicated. The game is soaked with dark, psychedelic atmosphere, which is further deepened by fitting audiovisuals.
Lust for Darkness (Switch)
Adventure 12 July 2019
An adventure game with a psychological horror setting. The main protagonist of the story is Jonathan Moon, who lands in a grim Victorian residence in search for his missing wife. In the mansion owned by Yelvertones, there is a secret and occultistic ceremony taking place. Moreover, the mansion is connected with an alternate dimension called Lusst'ghaa inhabited by degenerated beings. In Lust for Darkness, the player observes the action from the first-person perspective and traverses dark rooms within the mansion as well as the locations in the Lusst'ghaa dimension, which one can enter using the encountered portals. On their adventure, the player has to solve more or less complicated puzzles and learn useful information on the in-game world. As the main protagonist is unable to fight, in case of a confrontation, the player is left with no other choice than to hide from the danger and sneak past the adversaries. The game developed by Movie Games features high-quality visuals - the developers drew their inspirations from occult themes and erotic paintings by Zdzislaw Beksinski.
Senran Kagura Reflexions (Switch)
Adventure 13 September 2018
A spin-off of the Senran Kagura series. It is an adventure game, in which the players are spending time with one of the main female protagonists of the series. The game was designed to take advantage of the unique functions of Nintendo Switch.
Adventure 17 December 2018
An indie FPP adventure game and the debut production of the American Campo Santo studio. The team comprises of veteran developers, previously working on such titles as The Walking Dead, Mark of the Ninja, BioShock 2, and Brutal Legend. The story of Firewatch takes place in an enormous forest in the American state of Wyoming, where our hero is trying to escape his day-to-day problems by becoming a ranger. This seemingly calm profession turns into an extremely complicated one, when various unexplainable events take place in the area that our character is charged with patrolling. The incidents are directly connected to our hero’s boss – Delilah, with whom we constantly keep in touch via radio. Building up relations with our superior is one of the key aspects of the game, as she is the only NPC featured in the production. The gameplay revolves exclusively around the single player mode; the popular Unity engine powers the game’s visuals.
Candle: The Power of the Flame (Switch)
Adventure 25 July 2018
The debut project from the independent Spanish studio, Teku, combining elements of a classic platformer with a dynamic action-adventure games. Its plot takes after classic movie and gaming stories, putting us in the shoes of a young shaman student, who has to save the people from his village who were assaulted by the hostile Atipax tribe. We also discover a hidden, dark truth from the past. The gameplay resembles other typical platform-adventure games, with the eponymous candle being a key item, used to find hidden clues and hints. We also have to tend to the fire, as allowing it to go out makes the game much more difficult. The game features very distinctive, artistic visuals, where each element (including animations) was hand-drawn and then scanned.
Outlast: Bundle of Terror (Switch)
Adventure 27 February 2018
A survival horror action adventure game. It is the debut project of the independent studio, Red Barrels, established by veterans of the gaming industry: David Chateauneuf, Philippe Morin, and Hugo Dallaire. Outlast’s story is set in an old asylum for mentally ill, adapted, by the Murkoff corporation, into a research center. Journalist Miles Upshur gets his hands on information that strange things occur in that place. Looking for a sensation, he breaks into the asylum, hoping to discover a shocking truth about the experiments and profane rituals. We observe the game world from first-person perspective, and our only weapon is a camera with infrared lens. Gameplay focuses on exploring locations and avoiding direct confrontation with enemies. Due to a terrifying atmosphere and gore aesthetics, game is aimed exclusively at adults.
Beat Cop (Switch)
Adventure 05 March 2019
The result of the independent Polish studio Pixel Crow's cooperation with 11 bit studios, the creators of This War of Mine. Beat cop is a point-and-click time management game. You play as Jack Kelly, a former NYC detective who was framed for murder and demoted. Hated by everyone around, Jack is trying to reconcile his duties with conducting a private investigation in order to discover who framed him. The plot of Beat Cop is non-linear and its many endings depend on your decisions. Interestingly, the game was inspired by American crime TV shows from the 70s and 80s, which is reflected in its atmosphere and humor. The time-management element of the production is most visible when you're patrolling the streets of Brooklyn, while during the investigation segments it becomes a detective/adventure game. Beat Cop has a distinct retro feel thanks to its pixel-art graphics and oldschool soundtrack.
Tokyo Dark: Remembrance (Switch)
Adventure January 2020
Developed by Cherrymochi from Japan, a horror adventure title with strong visual novel elements. The main heroine of the game is Ayami Ito, who carries out an investigation into the mysterious disappearance of her partner. In order to find the truth, she needs to take matters in her own hands. Things become complicated as she also has to face the demons of her own past, nightmares, and hallucinations. The non-linear plot leads to one of eleven endings, depending on the player’s in-game choices. During gameplay of Tokyo Dark, you explore diverse locations, collect useful items, solve puzzles, chat with non-player characters, and take decisions – sometimes having only seconds – that will shape the attributes and the nature of Ito, along with the way NPCs treat her. The action is pushed forward once you draw conclusions based on the followed leads. The action has an anime style, and the grim soundtrack is composed by Matt “Bison” Steed, the leader of the trash metal band Reign of Fury.
The Sexy Brutale (Switch)
Adventure 07 December 2017
Filled with black humour, an adventure game co-developed by Tequila Works and Cavalier Game Studio. The action of The Sexy Brutale takes place inside an old English mansion transformed into a casino by the mysterious Marquis. One day, its workers murder all the guests. However, the player gets the chance to save them. You assume the role of a priest named Lafcadio Boone who – just like in the movie Groundhog Day – falls into a time loop and relives the day of the murder again and again. Primarily, the title focuses on investigating each homicide and figuring out how to prevent it. To do that, you will have to explore, chat, solve mysteries, and face occasional stealth challenges. Advanced AI deserves special recognition as it simulates the way the guests live and react.
Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry (Switch)
Adventure 13 June 2019
Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don’t Dry is a comedy adventure game. The game is a new entry in the classic series originally developed by Sierra. The player assumes the role of a not-too-successful pickup artist Larry Laffer who is trying to gain the affection of the girl of his dreams. During the game, the players are exploring locations, participating in conversations and solving riddles. The gameplay is partially non-linear and features a virtual dating app with unique logic challenges.
Silver Chains (Switch)
A first-person horror story with an emphasis on exploration, riddles and the story to be told. The game is based on realism and heavy atmosphere. Silver Chains was made by Russian studio Cracked Heads Games, for which it is a debut project.
Adventure 17 April 2019
A classic point-and-click adventure created by a small btf studio. In the game we play the American physicist, who goes to the German village of Trüberbrook, where strange things happen.
Song of Memories (Switch)
An adventure game made in a visual novel style with elements of dating sims and jRPGs, created by Pure Wish studio. The story of Song of Memories is focused on two high school students: Minato Kamishiro who is raising his sister and his friend, Kanon Hiiragi. The lives of those two gain unexpected momentum when the world suffers from a dangerous virus that increases violence in women that are infected by it. The gameplay is typical for this genre and is about following the story and making decisions that have impact on future events. The game also has tactical, turn based battles during which we can use unique abilities of our characters. Dialogues are fully voiced and the graphics, featuring manga style, offer much more animations than typical visual novel titles which is achieved by the use of special system, called E-mote.
The Walking Dead: The Final Season (Switch)
Adventure 28 August 2018
The final season of the adventure game franchise The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series. This time the developers decided to focus again on Clementine and present her final adventures in the world filled by zombies.
Secret Files: Tunguska (Switch)
Adventure 30 November 2018
A classic, two-dimensional point-and-click adventure game developed by German studio Fusionsphere Systems. The story of the game is closely related to the famous Tunguska event which occurred in 1908 and which to this day was never fully explained. There are a few theories explaining what occurred there and some of them are quite unusual. The main protagonist of the game is Nina Kalenkov, a Russian girl living in Germany. As she sets out to meet with her father, in his office she finds chaos and documents scattered all over the room. In order to find her father and explain the situation, she travels to the other end of the world accompanied by her colleague Max Gruber. In Secret Files: Tunguska the player can explore more than one hundred various locations and speaks to 25 characters. The graphics of the game combine two-dimensional, pre-rendered backgrounds with three-dimensional characters created using motion capture technology.