Two dark new adventure games grace Kickstarter

Kickstarter has been a darling for adventure games, helping fund such titles as Broken Age and Dreamfall Chapters. Now, two notable new adventures hope to get Kickstarted as well.

The first is Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today, a 2D scifi point-and-click adventure developed by Fictiorama Studios.

Dead Synchronicity takes place in a violent, dystopian world reminiscent of Cormac McCarthy's The Road. The story involves an illness that transforms victims into The Dissolved, beings with supernatural abilities, as well as an oppressive government and space-time distortions. The game definitely sounds like it has an intriguing story, as well as attractive art direction.

The game's alpha demo is available now to give you an idea of what the game is like. As of this writing, it has raised $15,163. It has 17 days left to meet its $45,000 goal.

Less violent but no less dark is Bizenghast, a video game adaptation of American manga of the same name. M. Alice LeGrow, author and artist of the source material, is directly invovled. The story of the manga concerns Dinah, an orphaned teenager who visits an ancient mausoleum each night to free the ghosts trapped within.

The game aims to mix RPG and adventure elements in a full 3D world. It will be heavily story-driven, with a mixture of puzzle solving, action, and exploration through the game's gothic world. What's also interesting is that the development team, Cosmic Forces, is comprised of Oscar-winning artists and animators who have worked on such films as Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland," "Oz the Great and Powerful," "Pirates of the Carribean," "Hotel Transylvania," and more.

Bizenghast has currently raised $9,571. It has 23 more days to meet its goal of $125,000.