March 10, 2015 8:00 AM | Lena LeRay
PAX and GDC might be over, but that doesn't mean that the flow of good trailers has come to a halt. Enjoy.
From the developer: "Detective Di: The Silk Rose Murders is a point-and-click adventure game set in a world filled with mystery and charm and inspired by the classics of the genre--games like Gabriel Knight, Grim Fandango, and The Longest Journey. You play as Di Renjie (pronounced "Dee Ren Djieh"), ancient China's most famous and gifted investigator, as he embarks on the trail of a serial killer in the heart of Tang Dynasty's capital city."
Ostensibly, this game is about killing a fly... but something tells me that isn't really the case. It's as much about killing flies as Carmageddon is about driving.
Windows, Mac, Linux, Xbox One | $TBA | 2015
Grabbles has gotten a bit of a facelift since its Kickstarter failed. Now they're showing off not just its updated graphics, but what some of the single player looks like as well.
From the developer: "In Off-Peak, players will uncover a world where the fate of it's [sic] musicians and artists is unclear, yet their tools of the trade are highly prized. Meanwhile, the station itself provides all the comforts a commuter could ask for: great food, the best beer, entertaining board games, relaxing gardens. But who is really benefiting here?"
Oregon Trail meets Star Trek. They've raised about 70% of their $90,000 Kickstarter goal at time of this writing and have already passed through Greenlight.
Windows, PS4, PS Vita | $TBA |Release TBA
Nerdcore artist Richie Branson has decided to try his hand at game development, and this teaser trailer comes with the announcement of RhymeQuest. The trailer only shows off the rhythm part of the game, but it's supposed to be a rhythm/tycoon hybrid, with money earned from making music to be fed back into building a musical empire.
Windows, Mac, Linux, Xbox One | $TBA | Release TBA
I'm not sure how to describe Siegecraft Commander. Rather than try, I encourage you to just watch the trailer.
This is one of those puzzle games in which you rotate gems to form 2x2 blocks of the same type. Its special hook is in how the gems collapse on empty spaces, spiraling in towards the middle.
A turn-based tactical RPG set in a post-spacefaring era. The titular character is a princess who has lived as a hermit but is now the last of her line in times of trouble.
Windows, others TBA | $TBA | Sometime 2015
The third entry in the popular co-op platformer series. At last, there will be fish stew for dinner.