1. Botanicula (release: April 19, 2012)
Very much like Limbo, adventure game Botanicula takes you on a journey through beautiful scenery, challenging puzzles, and heartless adversaries. It’s a follow-up from Machinarium, and is to be released April 19 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Gorgeous animation makes it all the more fun:
2. Closure (available for purchase)
Closure reminds me even more of Limbo (have I played that too much?) in its high contrast, black-and-white aesthetic adventure style. What’s so creative about it is that your environment is based on your light source; where there is darkness, there is literally nothingness. Solve all the puzzles, and don’t fall!
3. Journey (released March 2012)
This adventure game for PS3 strikes a balance between the Final Fantasy series and Okami, but with a subtler, more introspective tone. That Game Company describes it as this:
“Faced with rolling sand dunes, age-old ruins, caves and howling winds, your passage will not be an easy one. The goal is to get to the mountaintop, but the experience is discovering who you are, what this place is, and what is your purpose.”
Watch the trailer below to get excited: