The Best Indie Adventure Games:
A Little About Adventure Games…
Adventure games are driven not by physical challenge but rather puzzle solving and exploration. They tend to be focused heavily on plot and character development and often take influences from literature and film. The majority of the time, the adventure genre is a single player experience with limited or no replayability.
Adventure games were most popular in the 1980s with point-and-click and text-based games. The reason for this was limitations in the technology to develop full scale, asset-heavy worlds. So in order to develop a game with a meaningful story, developers needed to reduce the importance of graphics and real-time gameplay.
However, as the technology developed, so did the game genres and players lost interest in the standard adventure games and substituted them for faster-paced, more aesthetically pleasing games. Although mainstream gamers tend to shy away from adventure games, indie game developers have carved out a niche audience of gamers who still enjoy the nostalgic feeling that adventure games give them.