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What Makes a Good Adventure Game?

What Makes a Good Adventure Game?

What Makes a Good Adventure Game? Jack and Joshua analyze the elements needed to make a successful adventure, then dig deeper into their inventory for their top five lists of the week... Read more

The Adventures of the Black Hawk lands on Kickstarter

The Adventures of the Black Hawk lands on Kickstarter

Upcoming Robin Hood-styled retro point-and-click adventure set during the French Revolution... Read more

Shores of Loci lands on Steam and the Meta Quest Store

Shores of Loci lands on Steam and the Meta Quest Store

Out of early access, VR-exclusive puzzle-adventure available for HTC Vive, Valve Index, Rift and Quest 2... Read more

Deep Sleep franchise to reawaken with Labyrinth of the Forsaken in 2023

Deep Sleep franchise to reawaken with Labyrinth of the Forsaken in 2023

Full-length commercial follow-up to scriptwelder's Flash trilogy coming to PC and other platforms... Read more

Demo located for Signal & Echo: Iris Is Missing

Demo located for Signal & Echo: Iris Is Missing

Classic EGA-styled point-and-click mystery adventure with text parser unveiled for Windows PC... Read more

Indiegogo campaign formed for The Graveyard Union

Indiegogo campaign formed for The Graveyard Union

Hand-animated mockumentary-style point-and-click mystery in the world of monsters announced for PC... Read more

Hidden Gems or Overrated Classics?

Hidden Gems or Overrated Classics?

Hotspot staff writer Beau joins Joshua and Jack to debate which unheralded games deserve more attention, and which beloved classics don't deserve the hype. Not for the faint of heart! (Some sacred cows may have been harmed in the making of this episode.)... Read more

SOWON: Dream Adventure is so out for Windows PC

SOWON: Dream Adventure is so out for Windows PC

Korean 3D puzzle adventure set in a fantastical toy world available now on Steam... Read more

Between Horizons to appear in late 2023

Between Horizons to appear in late 2023

Sci-fi pixel art detective tale from the creators of Lacuna unveiled for PC and consoles... Read more

Kickstarter campaign begins for Endacopia

Kickstarter campaign begins for Endacopia

Demo for Windows and Mac available for surreal upcoming adventure from indie animator AndyLand... Read more

David Younger, Inklingwood Studios interview – Foolish Mortals

David Younger, Inklingwood Studios interview – Foolish Mortals

Inklingwood's David Younger shines light on the studio's promising new supernatural adventure that you’d be foolish to overlook... Read more

Sopa being cooked up for PC and consoles in 2023

Sopa being cooked up for PC and consoles in 2023

Fantastical narrative adventure inspired by Spirited Away, The Little Prince, and Coco... Read more

Did the Adventure Genre Really Die?

Did the Adventure Genre Really Die?

Author and game designer Shawn Mills of Infamous Quests joins Joshua to discuss the downfall of the golden age of adventure games. They debate whether the genre really died, and why, and discuss the reasons it has rebounded in popularity in recent years. Bonus chat: top five sidekicks... Read more

A Knight in the Attic to emerge in 2023

A Knight in the Attic to emerge in 2023

Rolling VR-exclusive adventure unveiled from the creators of The Big Con... Read more

Action in My Adventure Games?

Action in My Adventure Games?

Hotspot co-founders Jack Allin and Joshua Cleveland introduce the new site, the big livestream launch event, and discuss their views on what an adventure game really is, including whether a game is still an adventure if it's got action in it... Read more