Mothmen 1966 to be the First of a “Pixel Pulp” Trilogy
Cryptids sure are fashionable this year!
On Tuesday, game publisher Chorus Worldwide and developer LCB Game Studio announced that Mothmen 1966 will be coming to Mac, Linux, PC (via Steam) Nintendo Switch, PlayStation and Xbox platforms in early 2022.
Developed by a two-person team in Argentina, Mothmen 1966 is described as the first in a trilogy of “Pixel Pulp” visual novels, which are all planned for a 2022 release.
LCB considers Pixel Pulps to be a new an all-new genre, categorized by “fast-paced, beautifully told, and gorgeously illustrated visual novels” inspired by 80s home computer visual aesthetic and the darker themes of mid-20th century pulp fiction, such as cults, monsters, cryptids, crime, lost civilizations, etc.
Here’s the official description of Mothmen 1966 from Chorus Worldwide:
Mothmen 1966 is a tale exploring the strange happenings of the Leonid meteor shower of 1966 and how it is connected to sightings of the human-sized, red-eyed winged creatures of the night.
In Mothmen 1966, you follow Lee, a college student taking his girlfriend on a seemingly perfect date to watch that evening’s once in a lifetime meteor shower. At Holt’s gas station, the spot of all spots to take in the wonders of the night’s sky, Lee meets Lou Hill, and his life is forever changed. Lou is a writer investigating the potential link between the meteor showers, and the quite impossible but utterly captivating reports of sightings of human-sized winged creatures with glowing red eyes, known locally as the “Mothmen”.
In this frenetic, visually stunning interactive story, you will attempt to uncover the truth about a real-life legend, one that continues to baffle true crime and horror fans worldwide. Developed by novelist Nico Saraintaris and artist Fernando Martinez Ruppel, Mothmen 1966 is the first of three Pixel Pulps releasing in 2022.
Interested? You can add Mothmen 1966 to your Steam wishlist here.
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