The Hand of Glory by Madit Entertainment and Daring Touch is a point-and-click adventure game inspired by the golden age of adventure games, especially the Broken Sword and Gabriel Knight series.
“The challenge from a dangerous serial killer plummets detective Lazarus Bundy’s career into a chasm with no way out. In a desperate attempt at a comeback, Lazarus decides to secretly investigate the disappearance of Kathrin Mulzberg, the young descendant of one of the most influential families in the city. From the sunny shores of Miami to the green lush Italian hills, he will have to use all the resources at his disposal in order to reveal the truth behind the kidnapping. And by that time, he’ll be past the point of no return. ”
The Wild Case by Specialbit Studio is a 2D first-person point-and-click adventure. In this story-focused adventure, players meet a cast of colorful characters, experience mysterious encounters, and solve puzzles to progress through the game.
The game is now available with German subtitles on Steam!
“The protagonist is a man who investigates strange occurrences—a sort of paranormal detective. One day, he receives a letter requesting help: strange creatures are terrorizing a village tucked deep in the wilds of the forest. With glowing eyes and an uncanny ability to evade hunters, these creatures may be more than mere beasts.
The adventure begins as soon as you arrive. You delve into the lives of the village residents before gathering the courage to travel deeper into the forest. The normal rules of life don’t apply here: if you want a service, be prepared to negotiate.
Be ready to ask: Who saw what? Why do they think the supernatural is involved? Will they help or hinder your investigation? Who’s your ally, and who’s your enemy? An array of interesting tasks and dialogues await you in the forgotten village.”
Genesis Noir, developed by Feral Cat Den and published by Fellow Traveller, is a noir adventure spanning time and space. The game is available now with German subtitles for PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and Nintendo Switch.
“You play as No Man, a watch peddler caught in a love triangle with other cosmic beings, Miss Mass and Golden Boy. When your affair turns into a bitter confrontation, you will witness a gunshot fired by a jealous god—otherwise known as The Big Bang. Jump into the expanding universe and search for a way to prevent or destroy creation and save your love.”
“Private Investigator Lone Carter regains consciousness to find himself lying on a beach near Innsmouth. His body has been ripped apart. He tries to pull his last cigarette from the pack, but his arm fails to obey. As he fades away into death, terror growing in his eyes, he remembers in dreadful glimpses his fatal encounter with the Shoggoth…
An endless period of darkness ensues.
Then, some fire burning within awakens him, and he returns, completely recovered and unharmed – but he would never be the same. He is haunted by terrible visions, nightmares hinting at ineffable, horrifying truths. He needs to get back home, to understand what happened to him – but escaping from Innsmouth will only be the first step in his journey. In his hometown of Arkham, a mystery awaits for him. A disappearance. A ritual murder. A plot that intertwines different characters, different places, even different eras. An adventure that will test your wits and drag you to the very limits of your sanity… and perhaps beyond.”
Sumatra: Fate of Yandi by Cloak and Dagger Games is an oldschool point-and-click adventure game, inspired by 80s and 90s classics. The game was ported to consoles by Ratalaika Games and is now available in German for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and Nintendo Switch. The PC version is currently not available in German.
“Sumatra: Fate of Yandi is a traditional point and click adventure that tells the story of Yandi, a logging worker who gets caught up in a terrible landslide, leaving him lost and alone deep in the jungle. Join him on his quest to find his best friend and coworker Ramdan, and return home to his beloved partner Adiratna.
Complicating things, the regret of recent arguments with Adiratna loom over him. The desire to make amends will drive him forward as he makes his way through vast expanses of unexplored forest and desolate wasteland, where many dangers and secrets will be revealed…
Will Yandi reunite with his friend Ramdan? Will he make it home to his beloved Adiratna? Will he even make it out alive?”
The game is now available on Steam – of course with German subtitles. If you liked the prologue, please support the project on Kickstarter: Saint Kotar.
“Follow the fear of Benedek Dohnany and Nikolay Kalyakin and play the onset of a dark and chilling narrative adventure. Make decisions and affect the events that precede a macabre series of murders, allegedly related to devil worship and witchcraft.”
VirtuaVerse by Theta Division is a cyberpunk point & click adventure set in a future not so far away narrating tales of technomancers, AR graffiti writers, hacker groups, tribes of cryptoshamans, digital archeology, epic cyberwars, and virtual reality debauchery.
The Warlocs team translated the game into several languages; I was responsible for the German localization.
“In a future not so far away, one Artificial Intelligence prevailed above all other AIs and their governments. Society has migrated to a permanently integrated reality connected to a single neural network that continuously optimizes people’s experiences by processing personal data. Nathan, an outsider still refusing to comply with the new system, makes a living off the grid as a smuggler of modded hardware and cracked software. Geared with his custom headset, he is among the few that can still switch AVR off and see reality for what it is. He shares an apartment in the city with his girlfriend Jay, a talented AVR graffiti writer whose drones have been bit-spraying techno-color all over the augmented space in the city. Waking up one morning, Nathan discovers that Jay disappeared overnight, but not before leaving a cryptic message on their bathroom mirror. Having accidentally broken his custom headset, Nathan is now disconnected and determined to find out what happened to Jay, but he soon finds himself tangled up in an unexpected journey involving Jay’s hacker group and a guild of AVR technomancers. Travelling around the world, he’ll have to deal with hardware graveyards, digital archeology, tribes of cryptoshamans, and virtual reality debauchery.”
Guard Duty by Sick Chicken Studios is a comedy adventure about love, loss and the end of the world. Experience an unforgettable story spanning across two radically different time periods.
The game was ported by Ratalaika Games for consoles and is now available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Including my German translation of course!
“Tondbert, loyal Guard to the Castle of Wrinklewood, is having a rough day. A little too much ale at the local pub, a lapse in judgement, and the next thing you know a hooded figure has slipped into the kingdom and kidnapped the princess — an event that will have consequences well into the future.
A thousand years later, in a small orbital station, Agent Starborn is a member of a resistance group embarking on a last ditch effort to overthrow evil and take back the Earth — a quest rooted in the depths of history.
Discover how these two playable characters’ fates are intertwined and you might just save humanity in the process.”
If you’re a fan of point-and-click adventures, be sure to check out the series. The German translations of the second and third chapters were done by me, while the first part was corrected by me.
“Your adventure is almost at an end, or is it just beginning? After meeting the mysterious man from the photograph, you know that the only way to save your city is to join the Resistance against the tyranny of Sergio.
Guide the protagonist, Christian, through the ruins of Buenos Aires to make your final stand against the evil tyrant. Can you find the missing pieces to a mysterious device, the city’s only hope for redemption? Can you and your friends outrun Sergio and his guards long enough to succeed?
Team up with your allies, Victoria and Pablo, on your final mission to collect all the missing parts to this strange machine. Only then will you have a chance to reverse the disastrous events that destroyed the city as you know it.
Your adventure continues on the streets of Buenos Aires. It’s time for Reversion. ”