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Point & Click Adventure Thread 2017 - Bigger Than Ever Before!

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2015 was a big year for Point & Click Adventure games, but 2016 is so big I couldn't fit every game in this OP. It's massive, there are more Point & Clicks being released than Shooters and people thought this was a dead genre! Credit goes to Adventure Gamers for this OP.


Point n Click Adventure GAF

The Steam group is aimed at getting all the PnC crowd in the one place. So please feel free to join the group, it's an open group at the moment so anyone can join.


The Point n Click adventure thread of 2015
The Point n Click adventure thread of 2014
The Point n Click adventure thread of 2013
The Point n Click adventure thread of 2012.
The Point n Click adventure thread of 2011.
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Point-and-Click Adventure-GAF of LucasArts, Sierra, and hair-pulling puzzles
Recommend me some point and click adventure games
thread of point-n-click adventure games getting some love (56K!)
Free Adventure Games - The Official Thread of Wonder and Amazement!!

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Simon the Sorcerer: Between Worlds

Simon is now approaching 40, but time has not withered him—then again, neither has it made him any less incompetent or rude. But in a parallel world, there’s a parallel Simon who’s actually pretty good at magic. She’s called Simone, whose world is in trouble. All the magic is being drained out of it, leaving the wizards helpless and pouring magic into a world full of people with no idea how to control their new and spectacularly dangerous powers. Using the last of her magic, Simone opens a portal to contact the one person she thinks can save both their worlds – our hero, Simon.

Batman: A Telltale Game Series

This iteration of Batman will give fans a first-hand opportunity to dive deeper into the complex life and mind of Bruce Wayne, the duality of his own identity, and the struggle of responsibility in saving a city overcome with corruption and villainy.

The Walking Dead: Michonne

This three-part mini-series follows the iconic character from the comic books, haunted by her past and coping with unimaginable loss and regret. The story explores her untold journey during the time between issues #126 and #139. Players will discover what took Michonne away from Rick, Ezekiel, and the rest of her trusted group… and what brought her back.

The Walking Dead: Season Three

A third season of Telltale’s acclaimed videogame adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s graphic novel series.

Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter

Featuring taut action and investigative work, Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter, the eighth and latest entry in the franchise, will push your abilities to the limit in a one-of-a-kind interactive experience.

The Witness

An "exploration puzzle game" set on an uninhabited island, designed by the creator of Braid.

The Journey Down: Chapter Three

In the third chapter of The Journey Down, the trilogy reaches its climactic ending, as the heat is turned up to the max! New friends are made, conspiracies unfold, and ancient mysteries are solved.


What mysteries await you, 200,000 miles from Earth? Find out in Tacoma, a new game set in space from the creators of Gone Home.

Full Throttle Remastered

Originally released in 1995 Full Throttle Remastered will have updated graphics, sound, developer commentary and multiple control options. Coming to PS4/VITA/PC

The Last Door: Season Two

Delve further into the madness of the Veil as Dr. John Wakefield, psychiatrist to Season 1’s protagonist Jeremiah Devitt. Setting out in search of his client who has mysteriously vanished, Wakefield is soon drawn into the haunting web of forbidden knowledge, madness, and a much deeper conspiracy hiding it all than he ever could have imagined. As his search takes him beyond England, will he find his missing client? Or will he merely find that he, too, is about to become lost in the search for the Last Door?

The Guest

Doctor Leonov, an old Russian scientist, finds himself trapped in a sombre hotel room. Now he must thoroughly explore and solve a host of enigmas in order to figure out who imprisoned him and why, even as he struggles to maintain his sanity.

Mr. Shadow

A young child’s fear of the dark manifests itself as Mr, Shadow, the Lord of the Shadows, who is able to absorb colour and raise more shadowy figures from the darkness. In order to recover the light stolen from you, you will need to enter into the shadow world to face your fear head-on.


In this time-looping narrative adventure set in the world of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, you play as Ophelia, a young noblewoman of Denmark, who awakes from a terrible vision: in four days, everyone in Elsinore Castle will be dead. To make matters worse, the vision has inexplicably thrown her into a time loop. Forced to relive the same four days over and over again, Ophelia must learn to survive in Elsinore, doing everything in her power to change the future.

Gibbous: A Cthulhu Adventure

In an alternative present day, where death cults are popping out everywhere, all in competition to awaken Cthulhu, grizzled P.I. Don R. Ketype is hired by a mysterious patron to locate the dreaded Necronomicon. How bad could things go, really? After all, it aint nothin’ but a book of some sort.

Kelvin and the Infamous Machine

Enraged when his life’s research is ridiculed by the media, Dr. Edwin Lupin decides to become not merely the greatest genius ever, but the only genius ever, by stealing credit for humankind’s most appreciated works. Now spacetime is being altered and humanity needs a hero. Can the bumbling Kelvin, driven by a basic understanding of right and wrong, repair the unravelling timeline? Or will he totally blow it and doom the universe to oblivion?

Duke Grabowski, Mighty Swashbuckler!

Can the roughest pirate in the Azurbbean become a true swashbuckler? Duke is a massive, brutish pirate who desperately wants to be an suave & sophisticated swashbuckler. He has a good heart, and he needs your help. He has to complete three tasks to convince his crew he can become captain. He usually solves his problems by punching. He wants to change, but he doesn't know how.

Kathy Rain

Kathy Rain, a sassy rocker chick with a knack for detective work, returns to her hometown after being gone for many years. Joined by her enthusiastic roommate Eileen, she starts investigating a local mystery, the legacy of her recently deceased grandfather. As they follow a trail of clues he left behind, questions will emerge… What was Joseph Rain really looking for that night all those years ago? What turned him into a mere shell of a man, confined to a wheelchair? What secret did a young artist suicide take with her to the grave, and why are so many people in Conwell Springs going mad? The truth is dark and sinister, and as things come to a head, bizarre events start to occur with a striking resemblance to Kathy’s childhood nightmares.

1979 Revolution

Reza is a young photojournalist in Tehran during the electrifying early days of the revolution in 1978. Without political or religious motivation, Reza begins his heart of darkness journey into social upheaval. Surrounded by a group of impassioned key figures involved in overthrowing the regime, Reza’s engagement becomes a high stakes chess match of decision making, whereby everything is at risk. Based on actual events and real testimonials.

Quest for Infamy: Roehm to Ruin

This prequel follows the story behind Mister Roehm’s escape from the Baron’s Castle. After hearing of an illustrious gathering of many wealthy and rich individuals at the Baron’s castle, Roehm decides to crash the party and try to swindle a few valuables and goodies for himself. Although he ends up getting more than he bargained for.

Metal Dead: Encore

The seaside village of Rodeo is usually a peaceful place to live… but once a year the Hoofs and Horns heavy metal festival rolls in and makes a hell of a lot of noise. Things get even noisier when an evil genetically mutated landshark bent on world domination escapes a research facility and begins turning its victims into a ravenous undead army! You play as Malcolm, a mild-mannered, intelligent, non-stereotypical metalhead drawn into all this madness against his will, accompanied by his best friend and ex-bandmate Ronnie, who’s literally just a head who follows Malcolm around on a brand new set of spider legs!

Rick Future - The Adventure Game

During a routine cargo run, Rick and the crew of his spaceship are attacked by pirates. With no choice left, Rick manoeuvres the Eric, his seasoned and sturdy cargo ship, into the mysterious Corvula nebula to hide from his pursuers. But instead of escaping, the craft collides with an old alien emergency probe which holds an ancient distress call from a long forgotten alien ship. Now the crew of the Eric find themselves in the middle of a new adventure which leads them through the dangerous Gon’Dual sector, where they do not know who is friend or foe…

Blue Volta

Zeno, the Last Librarian, leaves behind the sleepy routine of the Citadel of Knowledg to embark on a life-changing quest for an ancient book. Along the way, he will confront ancient secrets and explore mysterious places teeming with wondrous creatures and enthralling puzzles seamlessly interlocked with the story.

Magic Lost

Piper is a young girl with a strong affinity for magic powers who hasn't learned to control them. A group of elder wizards sense that this girl will become a powerful evil witch, so they pre-emptively seal away the young girl’s power. Powerless and alone (except for her feline companion), Piper sets out to battle the elder wizards and reclaim her power.

Between Me and the Night

During the day, a nameless, fiery-red-headed young boy explores with the floating house in which he lives, solving puzzles to get access to new rooms and boosting his skills – all of which will come in handy at night, when he’ll fall asleep and have to face the colossal fears entrenched deep in his mind.

Milkmaid of the Milky Way

Ruth is a young woman living alone on a remote farm in a faraway fjord at the end of 1920s Norway. Her parents have passed, and she is trying her best to tend the farm herself and take care of the cows. The countryside is beautiful but life is lonely for Ruth, and there’s a growing sense that something is wrong. Is this the life she wants? Is this her future? And why are tools disappearing, and even worse - the cows? If Ruth wants adventure, she is about to get more than she bargained for when an alien craft appears in the sky above her.

A Little Less Desperation

When a UFO crash lands, a vegetable farmer named Jacob goes to investigate, full of apprehension and unwilling reluctance. He finds a little alien and offers to help, unknowingly setting off a chain of events that will have him travelling to the vast corners of the universe on an epic, scary, bizarre, humorous yet irrationally mind-boggling journey through space.

Sebastian Frank: The Beer Hall Putsch

In the aftermath of WWI, an artist named Sebastian Frank must use his ingenuity to stop Hitler from seizing power in Germany.

Tokyo Dark

When Detective Ito’s partner goes missing, a straightforward missing persons case soon spirals into a twisted nightmare that blurs the boundary between life and death and makes her question her own sanity. Is there really a lost door deep below Tokyo? Are there living shadows, lurking in the dark? Will the past come back to haunt you, or should you stand by your decisions?

Jenny LeClue

Jenny is a brilliant young detective, sharp eyed, intuitive and a ruthless pursuer of the truth. But nothing exciting ever happens in Arthurton, and Jenny has grown bored of the gumshoe cases she usually solves. She gets more than she bargains for when the Dean of Gumboldt University is found dead, and all the evidence points to her own mother. Jenny will have to use all her skills of deduction and reasoning to uncover the truth and clear her family name. In the process she will discover that Arthurton is not such a quiet town after all. Arthurton is filled with dark secrets, and there are people who will stop at nothing to keep Jenny from the truth.

Yesterday Origins

Origins continues the adventures of its hero, John Yesterday, simultaneously with events that link the modern times with events from the Spanish Inquisition period.


Young Fox Lea is on a trip to to her grandmother’s, and with it, the escape of a problematic world and from her own tragic past. She will come across many amazing characters, visit strange places, solve many puzzles all in a beautiful adventure inspired by the greats such as The Legend of Kyrandia, Monkey Island and King’s Quest.

Bear With Me

Amber, a 10-year-old girl, is awakened by strange sounds to discover that her brother has gone missing. With the help of her fluffy toy Ted E. Bear, an experienced private eye, Amber soon discovers that something very strange is going on in the house. There is a Red presence which does not seem friendly at all. Players will be given the opportunity to control both Amber and Red, and thus shape the hunter-hunted scenario.

Quern: Undying Thoughts

The universe is a structured system of worlds all connected to each other. You have been trapped on one of these worlds, a mysterious island surrounded by oceans as far as the eye can see, in front of a deserted ancient city. As you explore, you receive indirect guidance from two conflicting sources – one a scientist who wants you to clinically manipulate the world, and the other an ancient spirit who urges you to observe but not interfere. Eventually you’ll have to choose which to embrace.

Bolt Riley: A Reggae Adventure

You play as Bolt Riley, a poor boy from Trenchtown, Jamaica, who is struggling to survive and has to deal with a gang of Rude Boys. Through a journey of self discovery, of love, friendship, and inspiration, you are introduced to Reggae music, form your band, get inspiration, write and produce your songs and even perform them. The story consists of different chapters each focusing on a different aspect of Bolt Riley’s passage into becoming a Reggae legend. This is the true story of the underdog who breaks out and becomes a worldwide sensation.

The Breakout

Shot down behind enemy lines, Lt. Guy Kassel is captured and thrown into the most feared prison camp of all: Verdammen Hof. Hoping to regain his freedom and return home to his beloved fiancée, Guy teams up with a group of specialist escapees who devise their most daring breakout yet. Surviving with nothing but his wits, an escape plan and the fierce desire to break free provides that glimmer of hope that keeps him going above all else.


Ira finally fulfills his dreams of becoming an astronaut when he joins the second expedition team headed into a mysterious solar system, over a decade after the first mission. But upon emerging from stasis and he finds himself alone, isolated in a situation more dire and perplexing than he could have anticipated. Now, aided by only a rudimentary AI, he must piece together answers to uncover the fate of the previous crew while looking inward to discover what has been calling him to these strange, alien lands…


Memoranda tells the tale of a young woman who can’t remember things very clearly, especially her own name. In order to restore her memories, players must guide her through a surreal adventure that leads even into her own dreams.

Slap Village

Any teenaged girl would face a difficult time growing up in the Wild West, but for the brave Lurditas and her pet mouse Rasta the obstacles are more unusual than most, including the likes of energetic conspiracies, alien contact and occult practices.

Paul Pixel

An average guy named Paul Pixel discovers that the part of the city where he lives have been put in quarantine. Apparently there has been a zombie outbreak. Soon enough, it’s up to Paul to save the whole earth from this zombie apocalypse.

SnarfQuest Tales

In this five-part episodic series based on Larry Elmore’s comic, assume the role of the inimitable Snarf and guide him on his quest to find wealth and fame so that he can earn the throne of his tribe. By interacting with Snarf’s world, can you find a way to overcome evil, earn the gold, and win the crown?

Realm of the Turtle King

Hero Neustadt is a wannabe adventurer whose grandfather disappeared 13 years ago during an expedition in search of the elusive Turtle King, a mythical land turtle carrying a map leading to infinite wealth on its shield. Now 1930, Hero has graduated as an anthropologist and rallies the remaining four members of the expedition to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps, a pursuit that will take them along several islands within the kingdom of Tonga and the Cook Islands, ultimately ending at the Valley of the Giants.

Gold Rush 2

It’s now 1869. Jake and Jerrod Wilson have done very well for themselves after striking gold in California. But troubling news arrives from back home in New York, where their banker and family friend Mr. Quail sends word that a gang led by William “Boss” Tweed has overrun Brooklyn. And so, armed with evidence that should send Tweed to prison for life, Jake and Jerrod decide to sell their mine and travel home on the newly constructed Transcontinental Railroad. But the Boss has heard they are coming and plans to stop them from ever returning.


Ray Hammond is a private eye with a gritty past and unorthodox methods for doing his job. After taking on a seemingly harmless investigation, Hammond soon finds that the deeper he pokes his nose, the bigger his troubles become—troubles he can solve with either his wits or his guns. As the five-part episodic series unfolds, players will also get to control Hammond’s friend who recently disappeared, along with game’s the femme fatale, Mrs. Kovacks.


A boy named Lloyd becomes aware of the fact that he is dreaming. To Lloyd’s misfortune, the dream quickly turns into a nightmare and all attempts to wake up end in failure. While exploring the darkest corners of his subconscious, Lloyd learns how to survive the nightmare by bending the laws of physics and manipulating the fluid fabric of the dream world.

The Way of Love: Sub Zero

During the armed conflict between Iran and Ba’athist Iraq that lasted from 1980 to 1988, an Iranian Air Force pilot named Asif is betrayed by a traitor and captured while attempting to return important documents to his country that could determine the fate of the war. He is able to safely hide the documents first, however, and now it’s up to a man named Rasoul to recover them and hopefully rescue Asif as well

tiny & Tall: Gleipnir

Fenrir the wolf, son of Loki, is a monster. To imprison him, the gods call on blacksmiths tiny & Tall to make an unbreakable chain. To forge it, they will need the sinews of a bear, the beard of a woman, the sound of a cat’s footfall, the roots of a mountain, the spittle of a bird and the breath of a fish. Each magical ingredients will be difficult enough to obtain. Worse yet, they will be watched in their quest by the malignant and glowing red gaze of Loki, who, as Fenrir’s father, does not look kindly on their goal.

Wailing Heights

Set in a peaceful, blood-curdling village blessed with gorgeous panoramic mountaintop views and the blissful stench of rotting corpses, Wailing Heights is home to the likes of vegan werewolves, hipster vampires, gossiping ghosts and all manner of well-adjusted supernatural taxpaying homeowners. You play a washed-up musician (the human type), who is invited to the town for a gig, only for his soul to be ripped from his body by unknown assailants. You spend the game completing lyrics (based on personal items found) that allow you to body-hop and control other characters in the game, allowing access to monster-only areas in your quest to find your own body and get out of town.

A Rite from the Stars

Kirm, a mute kid from the Makoa Tribe, must overcome a rite of passage to leave his childhood behind. However, it will not be so simple. He has been chosen by the Stars to become a legend among his peers. His rite will not be an ordinary nor an easy one. In order to complete it, he will have to master three paths…

The Last Time

Jack Glover was a police officer whose live hadn't been particularly eventful until one day something went terribly wrong and he suffered an emotional trauma. Forty years later, Jack is languishing in a care home, living out his remaining years in solitude. Suddenly, a phone call from someone connected with his past starts a chain of events which forces Jack back into the real world, where he must overcome the challenges that come with age; physical frailty, ignorance of modern technology, and, most importantly, his difficulty connecting with people.

Card Boy

You are a man named Henry, who has retreated from his messy life to work as a fire lookout in the Wyoming wilderness. Perched high atop a mountain, it’s your job to look for smoke and keep the wilderness safe. An especially hot, dry summer has everyone on edge. Your supervisor, a woman named Delilah, is available to you at all times over a small, handheld radio — and is your only contact with the world you’ve left behind. But when something strange draws you out of your lookout tower and into the world, you’ll explore a wild and unknown environment, facing questions and making interpersonal choices that can build or destroy the only meaningful relationship you have.

Dreamfall Chapters - Book 5

The continuation of the Longest Journey series – or specifically, a sequel to the sequel, Dreamfall. Dreamfall Chapters was crowdfunded and the first part came out near the end of 2014, and the rest should continue the story of Zoe and Arcadia in 2016

Kentucky Route Zero - Act V

Starting in 2013 and continuing on to 2016 the slow-burn release of episodes and intervals in our favourite on-going story of the secret subterranean highway will come to a close soon.

King’s Quest Episodes - 2 to 5

Rebooting one of the most fondly remembered series of adventure games from the 90s with an all new dev team. An episodic series with the now-old hero of the original games telling new stories set around the same time.

Minecraft: Story Mode - Episodes 5 & 6

Telltale’s latest project is even further out of left-field than the surprisingly good Tales From The Borderlands. So newly announced there’s not a lot of info beyond it being set in the Minecraft world and inspired by its community.


Suddenly whisked away from Earth by a mysterious object, Obduction quickly becomes about exploring the new reality you find yourself in. Made by the folks behind and deliberately evoking Myst.

Octopus City Blues

Live life as a lowly ‘tentacle-cutter’ in a city built around a giant octopus. Yep. OCB begins with the main character experiencing dreams of twisted creatures and setting off on an adventure to help the inhabitants of Octopus City, becoming embroiled in a conspiracy as he goes. Sounds bizarre, looks sorta lovely.


Feels like a classic LucasArts adventure in the modern era. Every element of the weird, mutated universe is designed for humour and the art is gorgeous. Successfully Kickstarted thanks to a demo that should still be available.

Silence: The Whispered World II

The original Whispered World starred a clown named Sadwick with an infuriatingly annoying voice. This sequel takes place in the same world but changes the protagonists. It looks beautiful but, sadly, Sadwick is due to return as a non-playable character.

The Devil’s Men

From the writer of Memoria, this adventure game tells the story of two women attempting to solve a series of murders and find a lost father in a dark, steampunk world. It’s promised that solving puzzles in different ways will significantly alter the flow of the plot.

The Interactive Adventures of Dog Mendonça and Pizzaboy

Warning: not an actual dog, do not be fooled. Based on an independent comic book of the same name, this point and click explores a supernatural underworld while cracking a few jokes. It’s very prettily drawn too.

Thimbleweed Park

A spiritual successor to Maniac Mansion, Kickstarted by Maniac and Monkey Island creator Ron Gilbert. 2014 was the year of point-and-click revival, but Thimbleweed Park is aiming to steer much closer to the source material in both art style and interface.

Syberia III

Starring Kate Walker, a lawyer who managed to turn a simple toy factory acquisition into two adventure games worth of transdimensional, er, misadventure 10 years ago. The resurrected developer is now back, with the rights to continue her story.

Jack Houston and the Necronauts

In the year 1999, retired test pilot Jack Houston is recruited by the Venture Aeronautics and Space Transportation (VAST) corporation for one last mission: to man the first rocket to venus. His mission is clear: pilot the argon plasma rocket Bimini to venus, take readings and test her systems, then return with a full report for a second crew of explorers. However, something goes terribly wrong en route and Jack is forced to crash land in an alien ocean. When he awakens, the world he finds is one of ancient ruins, deadly flora, savage beasts and giant tripod robots wielding scorching death rays. He also uncovers a glint of hope deep in the jungle that could be his key to salvation, if only he can harness its power.


SpaceVenture is a sci-fi comedy adventure game that combines interplanetary exploration, puzzle-solving, and space travel- not to mention “pant loads” of pop culture satire and some good, clean “potty” humor.

Mage’s Initiation: Reign of the Elements

D'Arc is sixteen years old. He has trained extensively in the elemental arts for the past decade of his young life, under the discerning eyes of the Mage Masters of Iginor. Confined to an existence of academics and magical mastery in their towering hall, the inquisitive initiate often wonders what it would be like to set foot outside in the world he has been secluded from; a world that his Masters deeply shun.

Day of the Tentacle: Special Edition

At the PlayStation Experience event in December 2014, Schafer announced that a special edition of Day of the Tentacle was being developed by his studio, Double Fine Productions. The special edition is expected to be released in 2015 simultaneously for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux platforms.

Samorost 3

Samorost 3 is the third title in the Samorost series of adventure games. One day, the little space gnome will find a strange flute (magical, of course) which fell down from the sky and with its help he'll be able to build a new spaceship, explore five different planets and four moons, solve many mysteries and also find out where the flute came from.


Wadjet Eye Games, the Studio behind the brilliant adventure games Golden Wake and The Blackwell Series are once again going to release what looks to be another fine point and click adventure game titled "Shardlight". This latest adventure release looks to be of very high quality as you play as Amy and with the help of a mysterious figure to work to unite the oppressed, bring down the Caligula and find a cure for the plague.

A Playwright’s Tale

A charismatic Viking named Daniel Trondhjemsfjord has a burning desire to return to his Viking heritage and join the ranks of this legendary yet clandestine group. Michael and Jack, two wanderers and freelancers, join him on his quest. But what begins as a simple job turns out to be much more than any of them has bargained for.

Troll Song

Troll Song is a retro point and click game series starring a race that is so often portrayed as simply the strong, dumb brute - Trolls. This game series will give them a new mythology and culture. You play as Clod, one of only a handful of trolls to survive an evil plot to wipe them out completely - the game starts with Clod simply trying to escape and free the other remaining trolls, but the plot will encompass much more.

Downfall (remake)

Quiet Haven Hotel was supposed to be just a one night shelter for Joe and Ivy Davis. But things soon start to go wrong. Ivy's panic attacks get worse and soon she disappears. Strange goings on begin around the hotel. Nothing is what it seems anymore. Joe is left alone, trying to understand what is happening, trapped between reality and the nightmare.

The remake is fully voiced, an all new original micAmic soundtrack and other artists, mechanics similar to The Cat Lady and updated dialogues, animations and overall excitement! It will also include text for multiple languages including EFIGS and Russian.

Nelly Cootalot – The Fowl Fleet

Join Nelly Cootalot in this indie adventure game, and rescue birds hypnotised by the villainous Baron Widebeard. Explore a charming, hand-drawn world created by award-winning comedian and filmmaker Alasdair Beckett-King.

The Slaughter

Blue Velvet meets Monkey Island in The Slaughter; a 2D point-and-click adventure from with gameplay in the vein of the classic LucasArts and Revolution games, but with dark adult themes and an emphasis on character development. It’s essentially a game about being human.

The Weavers

The Weavers is a Fantasy point & click adventure with several rpg elements within a dark and mature setting.

The Weavers's gameplay is broadly inspired by classic games of the past such as Monkey Island, The Dig, and Journey but adds to the typical point and click system a whole set of original features.

A Poison Green

Washington D.C., 2070. Environmental diseases are the norm due to an ever-decreasing air quality that forces people to wear a mask at all times. When all legitimate plans to make a difference have failed and with a passive government that dares not listen, eco-terrorism becomes the only way to make one’s voice heard.

Captain Disaster in Death Has a Million Stomping Boots

The galaxy needed a hero... what they got was a (generally) well-meaning nitwit and his occasionally helpful computer...

Detective Di: The Silk Rose Murders

A new point-and-click adventure game set in ancient China where you play as the legendary detective Di Renjie.

A Night at Camp Ravenwood

Camp Ravenwood is a dangerous, dirty camp for delinquents, owned by vampires, and run by Switchblade and his cruel and unusual biker gang. By day, the campers are left to activities such as fishing, football, and swimming, but by night, the camp becomes a place where death is around every corner. A headless maniac with an axe stalks the camp, there are aliens and monsters lurking in the woods, and jocks and bikers riding around waiting for any chance they can get to beat you to a pulp. Enter Smoky Bumblerose, Germy Bumblerose, Benny Berkybile, Clancy Swindler, and Franky Flynnigan, five ex-scouts accused of starting forest fires. They must use all of their wits to survive A Night at Camp Ravenwood, but just when things become too dire, help comes in the form of a mysterious witch named Barbara and a troupe of Girl Scouts led by one pissed-off mother.

The Ballads of Reemus 2
Reemus, a medieval exterminator, and his loyal sidekick Liam, the purple bear, battle giant insects in a quest to legitimize “extermination” as a heroic career path. The 7th outing for Reemus and Liam and the 2nd in the Ballads of Reemus series will tell the complete the saga of the Death Slugs.

The Legend of Hand
After winning a regional tournament in a Far-East inspired land, a martial artist is summoned by the Grand Masters and given a quest. Beyond the mainland of this region, there are a series of isolated islands that are beginning to show unrest. For many years, they had been presided over by a legendary figure named ‘Hand’, who is now nowhere to be found. In his absence, a group of men calling themselves ‘The Fingers of Hand’ have emerged to rule the islands… your quest is to visit these islands and investigate what is happening.

Lancelot’s Hangover
After a 10-year quest, Lancelot and Gawain have found the Holy Grail! While King Arthur races to meet the most valiant knights of the Round Table, Lancelot and Gawain celebrate their victory over a few beers. The next morning, Lancelot wakes up in his underwear in a gay bar. The keeper tells him that he has lost the Holy Grail playing cards and Gawain has been kidnapped by environmental activists. If he does not want to be killed by Arthur, Lancelot has to get back the Grail and his companion in arms before the king of Britain discovers what happened.

Candle is a classic adventure starring the inexperienced and vulnerable Teku in his thrilling journey to save his friends and unravel the mysteries of his world.

In an alternate 1857, Devan Rensburg works aboard The Herald, a ship sailing towards the Eastern Colonies. Devan is tasked to look after and interact with a diverse cast of opinionated passengers and crew, but The Herald is a microcosm of 19th century society: As he scrubs the decks, raises sails and assists passengers with their trivial issues, he is continually reminded of his mixed-heritage.

Alfred Walsh thought a job in the library would be a cushy number. But when his curiosity gets the better of him, he accidentally releases Oblivion, Destroyer of Tales. With this being intent on destroying all stories wherever they are, Alfred must set out to trap this being once more.

Norse Noir: Loki’s Exile
Lars Kristiansen is an immigrant from Norway facing tough times living in the United States in the 1920s. Once a low-level courier for the local mafia famed for his amazing luck, Lars is now relegated to making money as best he can as a street magician. With just a few days to pay off his debts, Lars stumbles across a series of events that leave him questioning himself, his friends, and even the very nature of reality itself.

Kinky Island
Joey Cormack is having trouble meeting the right girl, but one strange night will leave him on a beautiful tropical island filled to the brim with hot chicks! Help him discover the secret of Kinky Island and put all he’s learned to good use. That is, if he can stop getting distracted and quit daydreaming for any length of time… (probably not!)

Wadjet Eye Games' post-Shardlight project, written by Dave Gilbert and former Bioware writer Jen Hepler this Adventure takes place in an urban fantasy in the vein of Dresden/Hellblazer/World of Darkness.

The Darkside Detective
Where cultists crawl, where demons dwell, where the occult… occults(?) you’ll find Detective Francis McQueen, the sole member of the criminally underfunded Darkside Division. When evil darkens the doorsteps of Twin Lakes City – hell, even when it just loiters around shop fronts or hangs out in shady alleyways – he’s there, ready to investigate the cases that nobody else will. He is The Darkside Detective.

The four-part episodic adventure based on the popular Homestuck web comic is a story about a girl named Joey Claire. When Joey discovers a mysterious teleportation machine in her attic, she’s mistakenly sucked through a portal to Alternia, an alien world populated by teenage trolls. Join Joey on a wild adventure with her new troll friends as she looks for a way home and ends up saving the world in the process.

Love You to Bits
Follow the crazy journey of a tiny human explorer whose robot girlfriend has been torn into bits. Her pieces are scattered in dozens of planets full of fantastic aliens, space-time puzzles and objects to collect.

Adventures of Frederik Ceppo
Frederik Ceppo is an “ordinary” man from Finland who lives an extraordinary life in the town of Likajoki, Finland (In English, the town of Filth River)! When things start to go sour he is the only man who can save the future of the citizens of his town; even though he lives in a dumpster-like environment, gets his pizza from homeless people and has to drink his beer in the back room of the bar. Why? Find out for yourself and save the town!

The A.B.C. Murders
Hercule Poirot receives typed letters signed by A.B.C., giving the date and location of the next murder. The killer is working their way through the alphabet, leaving an ABC railroad guide with each victim. Why would A.B.C. write to Poirot instead of the Scotland Yard or any reputable newspaper? With Britain panicking, the fate of the nation is now in your hands!

Tales of Cosmos
Perseus the Dog and Professor Gagayev are astronauts who recently crash-landed on an unknown planet. All they have to rely on is their environment and their own resourcefulness. Help them get to the bottom of their newfound predicament, and through their exploits you will explore space, discover new planets, recruit the help of local lifeforms, and unravel a cosmic mystery.

Jason The Greek
Once upon a time in faraway Ancient Greece lived a man, a near Demi-God, who went by the name… of Jason. Denied his kingdom by the mad King Pelias, he and his mighty crew will sail the seven seas in search of the Golden Fleece. This is the first chapter of a series of point-and-click adventures based on the mythical adventures of Jason and The Argonauts in their quest to find the Golden Fleece.

Agent Kendall joined the FBI to improve her skills in computer security. She was going to serve her time and then go back to the private sector and make a killing as a high priced computer security consultant. The Bureau had other plans. She was re-assigned to a special unit that deals with odd cases often involving homicide. Agent Kendall’s life will never be the same.

A stylish 2.5D adventure game from ex-Telltale and Disney devs about a group of teenagers who happen upon the supernatural while partying on a deserted island. The premise sounds rather twee, but with no dedicated cutscenes and a neat Telltale-inspired chat interface – where engaging in conversation at all is apparently optional – Oxenfree sounds interesting.

Twelve Minutes
In a shorter, punchier interpretation of Groundhog Day, 12 Minutes is a top-down real-time adventure game where you influence events inside, yup, 12 minute timeframes. The whole thing takes place in a three-roomed apartment whereby a series of compromising scenarios force snap decisions before the loop starts over. At prototype stage, John praised it for being “incredibly adaptable”

Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series – Season Two
Given that Season One ended with a number of cliffhangers and unanswered questions, it seems Telltale might’ve had plans for a second season tucked up their choice ‘em up sleeves the entire time. Shortly after the first finished, Game Of Thrones Season Two was confirmed.

Starr Mazer
Starr Mazer is an upcoming PNC + SHMUP game by Imagos Softworks and TOO DX.
This is fantastic and I'm excited to not just lurk

Currently achievement farming the Blackwell games (played the first few before they were added) and I can't believe how well it all holds up still. I'm glad Dave Gilbert is giving other developers a great push through his publishing but I think he's one of the great writing talents for point and clicks. Hopefully Shardlight continues that streak.

edit - and if even 10 of these games come out next year I'll be fucking happy.


Oh, huh, Downfall's getting remade? Been meaning to play that and Cat Lady for years now. Me putting things off keeps getting validated by remakes, I guess.

And I'm always wanting to play more P&C games so hopefully I'll be more active here this year; great job with the OP!


Awesome work, Gez. Thank you for your hard work!

Here's to an even better 2016. I'm most looking forward to these:

The Witness
Thimbleweed Park
Day of the Tentacle Remastered
Kentucky Route Zero Acts IV and V
The Journey Down: Chapter Three
Silence: The Whispered World II
The Devil's Men
Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter
Mage's Initiation
Syberia III
Two Guys Spaceventure
Return of the Obra Dinn


What Should I play first: Deponia Trilogy or The Book of Unwritten tales 1-2 ? I heard Unwritten tales is supposed to be a trilogy so I wonder if it's more like a stand alone games ?

El Aleph

I count Danganronpa and Zero Escape as point-as-clicks as well, and since new installments of those series are also scheduled for 2016, it looks to be a good year indeed.
For me:

Must haves
The Witness
Thimbleweed Park
Day of the Tentacle: Special Edition

Will have a look at
Kentucky Route Zero Act V
King's Quest
Syberia III

Don't really think they will be good, I already own/backed them so...
Dreamfall Chapters - Book 5
Duke Grabowski
I can't hold all these points, all these clicks. Looks like 2016 will be a great year. Bought a handful of PnCs during the Steam sale; I haven't played much of the genre but do like what I've played so far.
Thimbleweed Park is the big thing I'm looking forward to this year. Ron getting Mark Ferrari on BG duty has really helped capture the P&C heyday vibe. Just hope the puzzles and writing live up to the aesthetics.

A Night at Camp Ravenwood

Awesome, that's the most MI2 thing I've seen since MI2. Loving the MI1 close-up art.

Looking at the history, the dev has been working on this for quite a long time. Has 2016 been announced as a solid release date goal?
Nice thread :)


A tidbit of Unavowed.

- Wadjet Eye Games' post-Shardlight project.
- Written by Dave Gilbert (The Shivah, The Blackwell series...).
- Urban fantasy in the vein of Dresden/Hellblazer/World of Darkness.
- 640x360 resolution.


Woah! That looks gorgeous, and I love urban fantasy. This is at that top of my most anticipated list now.

Edit: And Jennifer Hepler is helping with it too - nice!


January 28th release on chapter one of The Slaughter announced at AdventureX. Found it through his Kickstarter. A PnC I've had my eyes on a lot last year. Sucks he had to give into the episodic format but you gotta do what you gotta do. Regardless it is shaping up nicely!

By the way thanks for the new thread, it looks gorgeous!


Great work, didn't realise there was still so much great stuff on the horizon. Keep the point and clicks flowing!


And then the LORD David Bowie saith to his Son, Jonny Depp: 'Go, and spread my image amongst the cosmos. For every living thing is in anguish and only the LIGHT shall give them reprieve.'
That's an awesome list, though I hope the traditional look of all those games is met with a lot of experimentation in the genre. We need some new blood to go with the tried and true lately.


I really should make 2016 the year I sit my ass down and actually do something with Adventure Game Studio other than make tech demos I never release.


Hyped for Thimbleweed Park, probably the best Kickstarter I've ever backed. Reading the Dev Blog and listening to the podcast is so great -- only downside is, I feel like I've seen at least half of the game already.

Also really looking forward to the new Sherlock, if they can at least remain the production values of Crime & Punishment (not so sure about that), and Firewatch & Tacoma, of course, if those count as point & click. Oh, Unavowed, too.


Notwithstanding all that is coming out next year, I have such a huge backlog of adventures to play...2016 will be fun!


Awesome thread, a pat on the back for the hard work!

(Good) point-and-click games are synonymous with (good) pixel art for me (*coughs* Sierra fangirl *coughs*), so I naturally gravitate towards those. Wadjet Eye is doing a good job as far as I can tell!
How has Dreamfall Chapters been so far? I'm waiting for all episodes to come out before I play it.

I bought on GOG, but was so turned off by the first chapter that I haven't played the others yet. :

Presentation is nice, but thats about it. Very slow, with some kind of weird "like Telltale but not quite" gameplay.
My top five that I'm most looking forward to:

Day of the Tentacle Remastered
Thimbleweed Park
Samorost 3 (assuming it actually releases in 2016)
Syberia III (same as above)
The rest of the King's Quest chapters.

I feel a bit bad about having a remaster be my most anticipated but the original is just that good. Can't help it.
My top five that I'm most looking forward to:

Day of the Tentacle Remastered
Thimbleweed Park
Samorost 3 (assuming it actually releases in 2016)
Syberia III (same as above)
The rest of the King's Quest chapters.

I feel a bit bad about having a remaster be my most anticipated but the original is just that good. Can't help it.

Don't feel bad, it's one of the best games ever made.

I feel that a lot of developers of point&click adventures would benefit from really study all the aspects that made it so good. Scene structure, pacing, puzzles, style, etc.
been so pumped for The Witness, I plumb forgot about the embarrassment of riches that are yet to come.

man, 2016 is gonna be off the hook great.


Wow for one that loved the old school point and clickers like all lucas art games. Seem to be coming so much. Have not played alot since the old days. What did i miss, what should i get? My fav was monkey island.. Thanks
These Syberia games, what exactly are they about? all i know is some shit about a toy factor and a lawyer. What's the hook? is it a mystery? what?
Wow for one that loved the old school point and clickers like all lucas art games. Seem to be coming so much. Have not played alot since the old days. What did i miss, what should i get? My fav was monkey island.. Thanks

From the list I would anticipate the following as being very good:

Thimbleweed Park - Ron Gilbert, David Fox, Gary Winnick & Mark Ferrari reunite to make a classic P&C game.

From the past few years:

Ben There, Dan That / Time Gentleman Please - funniest P&C games since lucasarts golden age
Blackwell 1 - 4
Blackwell 5
Shadowgate - quite different to the other games on my list so may not be your thing - remake of a classic first person point & click where death lurks behind every ill advised "use x with x" experiment

Then games which I had quite a bit of fun with but had some small flaws:

Book of Unwritten Tales - incredible game up till the endind where it falls apart (possibly ran out of money?) Has a sequel & prequel I haven't had the time to play yet.
Resonance - Another game that is fantastic till the rushed ending. Loved the innovative system which saw inventory pretty much replaced with memory
Gemini Rue - combat was a bit odd, had a couple of annoying bugs (probably patched out by now though). Excellent story.

I should be clear that the only ones that go all in on humour are the ben and dan games and the unwritten tales games, though most of the others have some dark humour.
From the list I would anticipate the following as being very good:

Thimbleweed Park - Ron Gilbert, David Fox, Gary Winnick & Mark Ferrari reunite to make a classic P&C game.

From the past few years:

Ben There, Dan That / Time Gentleman Please - funniest P&C games since lucasarts golden age
Blackwell 1 - 4
Blackwell 5
Shadowgate - quite different to the other games on my list so may not be your thing - remake of a classic first person point & click where death lurks behind every ill advised "use x with x" experiment

Then games which I had quite a bit of fun with but had some small flaws:

Book of Unwritten Tales - incredible game up till the endind where it falls apart (possibly ran out of money?) Has a sequel & prequel I haven't had the time to play yet.
Resonance - Another game that is fantastic till the rushed ending. Loved the innovative system which saw inventory pretty much replaced with memory
Gemini Rue - combat was a bit odd, had a couple of annoying bugs (probably patched out by now though). Excellent story.

I should be clear that the only ones that go all in on humour are the ben and dan games and the unwritten tales games, though most of the others have some dark humour.
Seconding this list. I've never played BOUT or Shadowgate though. I would add The Journey Down to the list as well.


Great and outstanding OP!

There are so many adventure games, and most of them look so interesting as well. I'm looking forward to find out about each of them in greater details.
Wow for one that loved the old school point and clickers like all lucas art games. Seem to be coming so much. Have not played alot since the old days. What did i miss, what should i get? My fav was monkey island.. Thanks

From the past few years:

Broken Age:
Gemini Rue
Gray Matter - More like Sierra then LucasArts, but one of the better such games.
Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse
Tales from the Borderlands - Not much gameplay, but a very good interactive novel.
Tales of Monkey Island - Not as good as 1&2, but definitely better then Escape.
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