Check Out All of These New Indie Adventure Games - January 2022 - Odd Nugget

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The internet is a point and click adventure game...

Though, admittedly, it's one without a point.

On a loosely related note...

These Adventure video games are pretty solid. Take a look and take your pick!


To Ash and Ember


To Ash and Ember Developed by The Forgotten Workshop and published by The Forgotten Workshop

Developed by The Forgotten Workshop and published by The Forgotten Workshop

Meet your Maker and Kill Them.

That which was Dead refuses to Die. One of the Slaughtered Gods is resurfacing; bringing with them all the terrors of the night as the world warps under their dead weight. Through hidden doorways and between flesh-strewn trees you seek the name of the one who dares haunt this world and, in fantastic ritual, rip them from out of the Veil to face you in grim combat. Wounded, mentally shattered, and bedeviled by a Godcurse you return triumphant to a city whose people have become further twisted by this game of cosmic import. But how long until your mortal body fails you? In what hour shall your will be finally broken? How many divine curses can your soul bear before it shatters? The embers of chaos still burn and another Fallen God shall surely surface -- and again you shall stand against them until either you, this world, or all the Fallen Gods are Ash and Ember.

To Ash and Ember is a singleplayer Dark Fantasy Event-based RPG. It plays like a board-game without needing to shuffle decks, set out a board, or read manuals. This is a game of time management and decisions, of who to save and who to sacrifice, and of a City whose windows and streets grow darker and stranger the longer your battles continue.

Features

The Slaughtered Gods leave indelible marks. Investigators may become as warped as that which they fight: going mad, growing horns, and perhaps even dying and becoming a Wraith. The City's locations may burn, be distorted, or become infested with otherworldly abominations.

Battle horrors beyond imagination. In the shadows gleam knives and teeth that shall seek to crush you that their dead God be allowed to return.

The World forever twists underfoot. You will routinely encounter World Distortions that change how the game is played or impose restrictions as the Slaughtered God stirs in their astral grave.

Harden your heart, steel your mind, guard your soul. Investigators gain Experience from their trials and battles which they can use to level up, gaining Perks and Quirks: advantages that come with disadvantages. The more experienced, the more Complicated.

Enlighten the World or Burn it. If all is lost you may abandon a Worldline to its fate and migrate to another. Even if Investigators fall, you can Enkindle new ones to continue the fight against the constant horrors that face this world.

Fate's cruel but fair dice. In true board-game fashion, you roll against Fate herself to determine the outcomes of the many tests that face you with six-sided dice; each Investigator has their own strengths and weaknesses.

This is Your Story. Game events are presented as mini-narratives with branching paths, opportunities, and perils. Your choices may open up new possibilities -- or seal them.

Come as you are -- armed to the teeth. Wield, discover, empower, and sell an array of spells, weapons, and beasts alone or with Companions and Allies as you stand against the Resurrection.

To Ash and Ember

To Ash and Ember Developed by The Forgotten Workshop and published by The Forgotten Workshop video screen

More about this game here.


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Shroom and Gloom


Shroom and Gloom by TeamLazerBeam

Made by TeamLazerBeam

Descend into the unknown in Shroom and Gloom a first person, dungeon-crawling, deck-building tale of mushrooms and madness.

Enter The Underealm armed with nothing but a rust blade, a dying phone and a healthy appetite for roasted mushrooms. Explore your way through the depths, digging up new weapons in your quest to reach The Void King at all costs! Combine, grow and enchant your discoveries as you battle your way through terrifying Terry's, enchanting Bardshrooms and otherworldly Pizza Blobs!

FEATURES:

Slash, roast and consume your fungal foes in combo-tastic CCG combat!

Modify your cards until each one is an abomination.

Build a second deck for exploration that determines how you traverse The Underealm. Will you scrounge for keys or simply bash down locked doors? Pay tribute to the Toad Lord or enjoy a fresh roasty next to your campfire? Only you can decide!

Discover a uniquely cute & creepy world of hand-drawn monsters & murderous mushrooms!

'Shroom and Gloom' was summoned into reality for the 2021 edition of 7 Day FPS as a part of the Free Lives expedition to Swellendam.Our goal was to make an first person CCG that allowed for creative deck-building and mega-combos. We also thought it'd be fun to explore your combat deck being built through using a second collectible deck. So far we're just 14 days in and we've only been able to scratch the surface of the idea!OUR PARTY WAS:Evan "Shroom-Whisperer" Greenwood: Design & CodeBen "Roast-Master" Rausch: Design & ArtJason "Jack and Slash" Sutherland: Music & AudioHAEZER "Just plain HAEZER" HAEZER: Music & Audio2 weeks after we launched it, we've been totally overwhelmed by the positive response to this little prototype!Thanks to everyone who picked the game up, played it, and shared their thoughts! We've loved hearing from every single one of you, and would be so stoked to keep the conversation going! We might make a dedicated Gloom and Shroom one in the future, but for now come hang out with us over on the Free Lives Discord! In there you'll find a Gloom and Shroom channel under the 'prototypes' section of the server. Swing by and say hi!Thanks again for all the support, enthusiasm and encouragement!đź’–

Shroom and Gloom

More about this game here.


Melon Journey 2


Melon Journey 2 Developed by Froach Club and published by Poppy Works

Developed by Froach Club and published by Poppy Works

Melon Journey 2 is a story-exploration game about revisiting a town full of adorable animals with eccentric personalities. Yet under its cute and nostalgic surface lies a dark tale of crime and corruption...

Play as Honeydew, an employee of a huge melon factory, and travel to Hog Town where melons are illegal. While searching for a missing friend, you'll have to explore the town and its surrounding areas, and speak with suspicious characters in dangerous situations to uncover the truth.

Features:

5+ hours of gameplay!

5 optional sideplots, and loads of minor character arcs to experience!

an extensive soundtrack with 50+ songs!

Melon Journey 2

Melon Journey 2 Developed by Froach Club and published by Poppy Works video screen

More about this game here.


Legendary Tales: Cataclysm


Legendary Tales: Cataclysm Developed by FIVE-BN GAMES and published by FIVE-BN GAMES

Developed by FIVE-BN GAMES and published by FIVE-BN GAMES

A dreadful prediction came to the oracle — the cataclysm is coming. The renegade witch is about to save the world or ruin it…

Legendary Tales: Cataclysm” is an adventure game in the genre of Hidden Objects, with plenty of mini-games and puzzles, unforgettable characters and complicated quests.

A vision came to the oracle. A global catastrophe was about to happen and witches were to blame. After all the resurrection sarcophagi had been destroyed by the werewolf, the circle of witches was in a panic. They sent expeditions to look for new sarcophagi. They found something much more priceless, but they didn't have a clue about how dangerous their find was...

One witch must stand against friends and enemies to save a peaceful existence. She will make her way using force and cunning to discover an unbelievable find that will forever change the world as she knows it.

Stop the impending cataclysm by revealing an unexpected secret

Play for unique characters to learn new stories of the Legendary Tales world

Explore the magic world and become an attentive collector

Enjoy stunning locations and beautiful soundtracks

Solve dozens of puzzles and test yourself in exciting mini-games

Legendary Tales: Cataclysm

Legendary Tales: Cataclysm Developed by FIVE-BN GAMES and published by FIVE-BN GAMES video screen

More about this game here.


The Red Hood - Free Demo


The Red Hood - Free Demo by Egutidze

Made by Egutidze

The Red Hood is an upcoming horror game, based on "Little Red riding hood" folk.

The gameplay is simple you should choose the right path to avoid a serial killer hunter with a wolf mask, if you die you will start the game from the beginning, remember the right paths, and good luck.

WORK IN PROGRESS!!!

Please write in comment all bugs and lags!!

The Red Hood - Free Demo

More about this game here.


Cursed House


Cursed House Developed by INNERVISION and published by INNERVISION

Developed by INNERVISION™ and published by INNERVISION™

Cursed House is a first-person survival horror video game developed by INNERVISION.

Storyline:

Yusuf Nazartsev is a 27-year-old Russian programmer. After living in Russia for 24 years, Yusuf managed to save up during this time for his old dream - move to the USA and buy a cozy home.

In the process of searching for real estate, he comes across a lucrative offer - a 2-storey house with a basement and an attic for only $295,000. After much hesitation, he contacts the seller and agrees to the deal. But what happened on the next day after the move, he was shocked.

Controls:

ESC / M - Show Pause Menu

W - Move Forward

A - Move Left

S - Move Backwards

D - Move Right

Q - Peek Left Around Corners

E - Peek Right Around Corners

Left Ctrl - Crouch

Left Shift - Run

MMB - Focus

LMB - Interact

RMB - Alternative Interact

V / 4 - Turns On/Off Lighter

G / 2 - Turns On/Off Glowstick

N / 6 - Turns On/Off Night Vision

Z - Night Vision Zoom[/list]

WARNING: This video game may potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Player discretion is advised. Also, note that some of its themes revolve around alcohol and drug abuse. Some of its content may not be appropriate for all ages. Player discretion is advised.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The game focuses on exploration and builds tension slowly to create a deeper and more meaningful experience. Its story is unveiled through surreal imaging and subtle environment details. Be mindful that it is a difficult game in unconventional ways.

Cursed House

Cursed House Developed by INNERVISION and published by INNERVISION video screen

More about this game here.


12 Labours of Hercules XIII: Wonder-ful Builder


12 Labours of Hercules XIII: Wonder-ful Builder Developed by Zoom Out Games

Developed by Zoom Out Games

The noble citizens of Rhodes called brave Hercules for help. They needed his strength to build an enormous statue of great Helios, their god and protector. Hercules decided to fulfil that request and started working. It turns out that our strong hero is an amazing builder capable of implementing any challenging project. His passion for construction work was growing day by day presenting to Hellas new wonders.Why should anyone not be happy about this? Hades, Charon and the Minotaur have their own reasons to wish Hercules to be stopped. They are going to destroy everything the hero created at any cost!Will famous Hercules be able to build and protect the Wonders of the World, overcome the obstacles and defeat the equally strong rival? Play “12 Labours of Hercules XIII: Wonder-ful Builder”, and find it out!Accompany Hercules with a new Game Speed setting!Explore sublevels, bonus levels, super bonus levels and extra super-bonus levels!Interactive guideWallpapersAdditional bonus levelsHercules and the skyscraper

12 Labours of Hercules XIII: Wonder-ful Builder

12 Labours of Hercules XIII: Wonder-ful Builder Developed by Zoom Out Games video screen

More about this game here.


A Quiet Winter Walk Home


A Quiet Winter Walk Home by SystemLogoff

Made by SystemLogoff

About

Enjoy a quiet walk home from the train station.

Controls - Keyboard

Move - WASD

Confirm - Space

Back/Run - Left Shift

Menu - E

Controls - Gamepad (XBOX Face Buttons)

Move - DPad/Sticks

Confirm - A

Back/Run - X

Menu - Start

How to Run

Windows

Open Windows/A Winter Walk.exe

OSX

Open Mac/A_Winter_Walk.app

Or

Download Love - https://github.com/love2d/love/releases/download/11.3/love-11.3-macos.zip

Using love.app, launch Linux/A_Winter_Walk.love

Linux

Download Love 11.3 - https://github.com/love2d/love/releases

Using love, launch Linux/A_Winter_Walk.love

Libraries

Anim8 - Enrique GarcĂ­a Cota

https://github.com/kikito/anim8

Bump - Enrique GarcĂ­a Cota

https://github.com/kikito/bump.lua

Bump-niji - shru

https://github.com/oniietzschan/bump-niji

Deep - Nikoloz Otiashvili

https://github.com/Nikaoto/deep

HUMP - Matthias Richter

https://github.com/vrld/hump/

SYSL-Libraries - Sysl (CHall)

Audio

Carol of the Bells

The Countess of Farnhams Waltz

Transit of Venus March

Alice Where Art Thou

Sound Effects from GDC Audio Packs

A Quiet Winter Walk Home

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