Alexey’s Winter: Night Adventure

Alexey’s Winter: Night Adventure

Alexey’s Winter: Night Adventure is a classic point & click adventure spread across three episodes. Players must help the hapless Alexey overcome obstacles such as lost apartment keys and a stolen television complicated by the fact that he is a citizen of the USSR during the late eighties. The game is relatively short, and some of the puzzles can be a little obscure, but overall the setting and characters make for a very memorable experience.

Gameplay: Short and a little obscure at times, but very memorable.

Graphics: Unique pencil-drawn visuals, but only three different locations.

Sound: The music is decent but can become a bit repetitive, and the game lacks voiceovers

Alexey’s Winter: Night adventure First Look Video

Alexey’s Winter: Night adventure First Look Video

Alexey’s Winter: Night Adventure by Nezhysoft is an atmospheric 2D point & click adventure set during a dark snowy winter somewhere in the USSR. It is a relaxing game with pencil-drawn visuals and three episodes filled with unexpected events. Check out the video below to see some of the interesting puzzles and scenarios that the game has to offer

Growbot First Look Video

Growbot First Look Video

Growbot by Wabisabi Play and Application Systems Heidelberg is a 2D point-and-click adventure featuring art by award-winning illustrator Lisa Evans. The setting is a beautiful biopunk space station that comes under unexpected attack by rapidly growing crystals. Players must guide a growbot named Nara on a quest to save the station. Along the way, there are fantastic plants and aliens to interact with and plenty of puzzles to solve. Check out the video below to see the start of Growbot in action

Papetura First Look Video

Papetura First Look Video

Point & Click your way through puzzles in a quest to save a paper world from monsters trying to burn it down in Papetura by Petums. This first look video features some of the opening areas in the game and highlights the beautiful visuals and the type of puzzles players can expect. The game is made entirely out of paper, which makes for a very unique and atmospheric experience. Throw in a soundtrack with music by Floex, and it is hard not to be impressed by Papetura

Genesis Noir

Genesis Noir

Tying together a love triangle between a jazz singer, saxophone player, and watch peddler with the big bang sounds like something that shouldn’t work and yet Genesis Noir pulls it off. From the noir visual style and beautiful jazz soundtrack to the surreal locations and dreamlike feel of the game, there is a lot to praise about Genesis Noir. However, it is also not a game that will appeal to everyone, especially those who prefer traditional titles over more experimental ones like this. It is certainly a wild ride, though, and open-minded players will have a blast soaking up the psychedelic atmosphere of this game.

Gameplay: Simple, but fun.

Graphics: Beautiful and unique.

Sound: The jazz soundtrack is a perfect match for the game

Mutropolis

Mutropolis

Join Henry Dijon in an archaeological adventure to save his kidnapped professor from the clutches of an ancient Egyptian god. Mutropolis is set in the year 5000 where Earth has become a wild and inhospitable place, so Henry will need his wits about him to succeed in his quest. Fortunately, Henry has a team of very capable colleagues assisting him on his rescue mission. Mutropolis requires some patience and out-of-the-box thinking, but it is a very impressive debut that deserves to be played by fans of the genre.

Gameplay: Some of the puzzles are tricky but very rewarding to solve.

Graphics: The hand-drawn visuals are beautiful and charming.

Sounds: Great voice acting and a nice chill soundtrack

Bulb Boy

Bulb Boy

Bulb Boy is a strange point & click adventure style game about a boy with a bulb for a head trying to save his family from the evil that took over their house. It features some surprising elements for the genre, such as action scenes and boss battles, along with simple yet fun puzzles to solve. Some parts of the game can be annoying and the game is rather short despite its slow pace, but overall it deserves a closer look.

Gameplay: Not your typical point & click adventure.

Graphics: Gory, gross, and actually quite good.

Sound: Unnerving sound effects and creepy music

The Room Three

The Room Three

The Room Three builds upon everything that made the previous two games so successful and adds some interesting ideas of its own. It’s a lot more ambitious than the past games with larger environments and more exploration. The visuals and audio are top-notch while the puzzles are extremely satisfying to solve. It’s still a rather short experience, but the inclusion of alternate endings that require some effort to uncover adds some longevity.

Gameplay: If you are a puzzle fan, then you’ll love this game.

Graphics: The visuals are beautifully detailed.

Sound: Sparse music, but great sound effects

Release Date For Willy Morgan and the Curse of Bone Town Revealed

Release Date For Willy Morgan and the Curse of Bone Town Revealed

From the Monkey Island series to Day of the Tentacle, the Point & Click Adventure genre delivered plenty of classics during the height of its popularity. These days it has become a lot more niche, but some great remasters along with a handful of new releases has kept the genre alive. One of these new releases is the upcoming Willy Morgan and the Curse of Bone Town, developed by imaginarylab and published by VLG

LUNA The Shadow Dust

LUNA The Shadow Dust

Help a young boy and his cute cat-like companion reach the top of a mysterious tower in this beautiful point & click adventure by Lantern Studio. Luna The Shadow Dust features gorgeous hand-drawn artwork and a beautiful soundtrack to complement the brainteasers. It’s not a very lengthy game, but controlling two different characters makes for enjoyable puzzle solving. The lack of dialog and inventory may disappoint fans of more traditional point & click adventures, everyone else will have fun with this title.

Gameplay: Tricky in spots, but nothing that can’t be solved by paying attention to your surroundings.

Graphics: The hand-drawn visual style of the game is simply beautiful.

Sound: No voice-acting, but the soundtrack is excellent