We are Neon Tales – nice to meet you! At the moment we are working on our first game, you can wishlist it now on Steam:

  • OUT NOW – A Night at the Watermill

    Are you ready for a trip the watermill? It might be a trip you will never forget …

    It’s out!!!
    We are thrilled to present you our first point and click adventure „A Night at the Watermill“. Explore the gloomy atmosphere and unravel the mysteries of the story. You have lost your memory and are captured in an unfamiliar place: An old watermill.
    Who did this to you? Everything seems strange and dangerous. Can you reveal the secret and escape??

    You can read more about the game and features HERE.

    We put a lot of heart in the game and its atmosphere and hope you enjoy your play!

    For any questions you can mail to us or join us on DISCORD!

  • Cinematic Trailer online!

    View now our Cinematic Trailer with a few more story insights for „A Night at the Watermill“ on Steam or on YouTube:


About us

Neon Tales is a small indie game development team of two persons based in Cologne, Germany.

End of 2022 we started working on our first game, a Point-and-Click-Adventure called „A Night at the Watermill“, uniting explorative gameplay and an immersive story. It features hand-drawn comicart and a suspenseful soundtrack and released 2024.

Press information

A Night at the Watermill

  • Genre: 2D Point-&-Click-Adventure, Storydriven, Horror
  • Developed by: Neon Tales
  • Published by: Neon Tales
  • Release date: 26.1.2024
  • Platforms: PC/Mac/Linux
  • Contact: hello(at)neontales.de

It was raining und thunderstorming.
In the middle of the night.
And there happened something …

… something terrible.

At the old abandoned … WATERMILL.

You wake up with no memory. What has happened to you?

Game story:

You wake up in an old watermill in the middle of the night during a thunderstorm and can’t remember anything. You are locked in and alone … or maybe not?

„A Night at the Watermill“ is a story-driven adventure game lasting around an hour with an eerie setting and classic point and click mechanics. Players take on the role of the female protagonist Leonore and try not only to escape the old watermill by exploring and interacting with the environment, but also to reconstruct what happened before she lost her memory.

And perhaps not everything is as it seems at first …

Game features:

  • Point and click adventure
  • Simple and clean interface with optional highlight function
  • Vast narrative – Experience the story parts by exploring yourself
  • Handdrawn comic-art
  • Thrilling ambience sound and suspenseful soundtrack
  • Short playtime (~45min – 1 hour)
  • 3 different game endings
  • Variety of game settings (text speed, sound volumes …)


Read reviews and opinions about our first game „A Night at the Watermill“:

A Night at the Watermill offers a rich, compact combination of mystery and intrigue. Its well-crafted tale, absorbing puzzles, and atmospheric setting make it an excellent option for fans of narrative-driven adventures […]“

– Adventuregamers

„The first thing that hit me about A Night at the Watermill is how stunning it looks. It has a hand drawn comic book-style aesthetic which uses cool, moody tones to set the scene. This is partnered with chill music for general exploration, but can turn eerie at the right moments. It’s UI is easy to navigate and it didn’t fall victim to the “pixel-hunting” problem that many point-and-click games suffer from […]“


„Deeply mystifying and slightly disturbing, A Night at the Watermill cultivates a thrilling horror chase where your worst enemy may be yourself.
I was deeply enchanted with the comic art style and the flow of the visual novel. The developers brilliantly incorporate paranoia into the storyline […]
Overall, easily enjoyable with moderately challenging puzzles.“

– Beanstalkorigins.substack.com

„Es ist eine Freude, die Schauplätze zu erkunden und nach Details Ausschau zu halten. Man spürt die Liebe, die in die Erstellung der Orte geflossen ist. […]

A Night at the Watermill erzählt eine runde Story, die euch einen kurzen Abend beschäftigt. Das kleine Point-and-Click-Adventure ist ein gelungenes Erstlingswerk, welches in mir den Wunsch nach mehr geweckt hat.“

– Game-2

A Night at the Watermill

A dark, thrilling Point-and-Click-Adventure.