Mothmen 1966, the first visual novel in a series inspired by mid-20th century pulp fiction and 1980s home computer graphics, will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC via Steam on July 14 for $8.99 / €7.99 / £6.79, publisher Chorus Worldwide and developer LCB Game Studio announced. It will include English, Spanish, German, French, and Japanese language support.
Here is an overview of the game, via its Steam page:
November, 1966. The Leonid Meteor Shower.
A young couple, a gas station owner, and a paranormal investigator get caught up in a terrifying conspiracy taking place at the edge of their reality, where nightmare creatures lurk, and the mysterious men in black lie in wait…
Mothmen 1966 is the first in a new series of interactive adventures: Pixel Pulps. Created by novelist Nico Saraintaris and artist Fernando Martinez Ruppel, Pixel Pulps are a fusion of exceptional writing and stunning illustration, inspired by mid-20th century pulp fiction and 80s home computer graphics. The first volume comprises three games: Mothmen 1966, Varney Lake, and Bahnsen Knights.
Mothmen 1966, like all the Pixel Pulps, is made to be played by anyone who enjoys fine storytelling.
- Unfurl the dark wings of the rich, branching narrative.
- Immerse yourself in the story with its rich, evocative illustrations.
- Decide the fate of Mothmen 1966‘s characters in “Choose Your Own Adventure” style gameplay.
- Solve accessible brain-tickling puzzles throughout the story.
“We want our games to be the pulps of interactive fiction,” said LCB Game Studio writer and co-founder Nico Saraintaris in a press release. “Chorus Worldwide is the perfect partner for us. We share the same interests in interactive fiction, puzzles, and experimentation.”
Chorus Worldwide founder and CEO Shintaro Kanaoya added, “When we first saw Mothmen 1966, we immediately fell in love with the aesthetic and the writing and knew we had to work with LCB Game Studio. What they’re doing with interactive fiction is nostalgic yet appealing and accessible to modern audiences. We’re very excited to be bringing Mothmen 1966 to fans of narrative games everywhere in July.”
Watch a new trailer below.