Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Adventure

Graham to return on April 26 in King’s Quest – Once Upon a Climb

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Sierra is prepping to release the third chapter in the latest King’s Quest adventure next month. Once Upon a Climb will be a little different from the first two chapters as it takes a tonal shift to a romantic comedy with the introduction of Queen Valanice, Graham’s wife and Gwendolyn’s grandmother. Players will once again make their way through Hagatha’s tower, but it won’t be quite the same as the first time back in 1985.

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Day of the Tentacle Remastered up for pre-order, launching March 22

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Double Fine has announced that Day of the Tentacle Remastered will be released for PC, PS4, and PS Vita on March 22. The updated re-release of the 1993 point-and-click adventure is also up for pre-order. To get the ball rolling, all versions are currently available for 10% off. The PSN release is cross-buy and comes with the additional bonus of a PS4 theme. The PC version is on sale at GOG.com, and it comes bundled with wallpapers.

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(Xbox One Review) The Flame in the Flood

(Xbox One Review) The Flame in the Flood

“… will engage would-be survivalists for quite a while with its enticing river journeys and rhythmically addictive area-hopping.”

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The Church in the Darkness announced by State of Decay developer

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State of Decay developer Paranoid Productions has announced their latest project, The Church in the Darkness. Centered on the cult movement of the 1970s, and featuring the actors behind GLaDOS and Team Fortress 2’s Sniper, the game tasks players with infiltrating a cult and sussing out who is and isn’t a threat. Players take on the role of a former law enforcement officer who decides to head down to South America and break into Freedom Town to check on their sister’s well-being. The developers also noted that they will be utilizing alternating personalities and a fluctuating narrative to ensure that each playthrough is different.

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The Descendant gets new release date, trailer, and screenshots

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Gaming Corps has sent along some new media from their upcoming episodic adventure title, The Descendant. In addition to the screenshots and trailer, the studio also revealed that they have a new release date for the first episode: March 24. In The Descendant, players take control of two characters in two timelines. As the janitor Mia, players must look after cryogenically frozen humans in Ark-01 until they are thawed, so that they can repopulate a ravaged Earth, while as the investigator Donnie, they must try to rescue survivors in the facility.

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Learn how to tame the river in new The Flame in the Flood trailer

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The Molasses Flood has released a new tips video for their upcoming roguelite The Flame in the Flood. In a “post-societal America,” players must take to a raging river in a makeshift raft in order to secure food and shelter, but they must contend with not only the river’s shifting path but also dangerous debris. The video illustrates the sailing skills that will be necessary to survive the rapids.

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Supernatural adventure title Kholat announced for PS4

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Imgn.pro’s horror-themed adventure title Kholat will be launching on PSN for PS4 on March 8. The game is inspired by the Dyatlov Pass Incident, in which nine hikers disappeared on a trip through the Ural Mountains in 1959. Players go back to the trail in order to retrace the group’s route in order to learn what happened to them, which happens to involve a lot of spooky stuff. To give console gamers a better idea of just what they have in store, a trailer was released, and has been posted below. Kholat was released for PC last June.

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GOG.com gets into early access with Games in Development

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GOG.com has kicked off a new curated pre-order program, similar to Steam Early Access and Xbox’s Game Program, called Games in Development. They will be offering select, in-development titles that they deem promising. The titles will come with a 14-day refund, be DRM-free, and implement GOG Galaxy’s rollback feature. Five titles have been chosen to begin the program and discounted up to 40% off: Ashes of the Singularity, Curious Expeditions, Project Zomboid, Starbound, and TerraTech. The discounts will end on February 2.

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Layers of Fear launching in full next month, announced for PS4

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Bloober Team’s horror-tinged adventure title Layers of Fear will be exiting Early Access and launching in full for PC next month. A new trailer was also released to coincide with the reveal that the game will also be available for PS4. To ensure they properly reach this expanded audience Bloober has teamed up with Aspyr Media for marketing and distribution.

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Life is Strange gets physical, now on store shelves for console, PC

Life is Strange (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Physical Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Dontnod’s episodic adventure title Life is Strange is now available in physical form for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. As high school senior (and resident time manipulator) Max Caulfield, players team up with friend Chloe Price to investigate the disappearance of another student in Arcadia Bay. Two versions are on offer, with the standard edition featuring all five episodes, and a Limited Edition, which also includes a 32-page art book, a music CD with 14 licensed tracks and 8 tracks from the game’s composer, and a directors’ commentary.

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