The Pixel Pulps Collection brings three eerie games together in one physical package, launching in Europe soon

Cryptids, cults, and camaraderie.

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A graphic present The Pixel Pulps Collection, a physical edition that includes Motormen 1966, Varney Lake, and Bahnsen Knights.

During the past two years, a trilogy of titles have been released as part of the Pixel Pulps series developed by LCB Game Studio: Mothmen 1966, Varney Lake, and Bahnsen Knights. These games don’t fall into the common trap of “more content!” – instead, each is a perfectly reasonable length (a few hours per playthrough) based on the novella-sized story. The stories may be small, but they are mighty! To date, the games have only been available to purchase digitally. Today, Meridiem Games announced The Pixel Pulps Collection, bringing the three games to one package as a “first volume” of the Pixel Pulps anthology. (Yes, there is more coming: the next one is a slasher.) It includes a special sleeve, a different holographic card per platform, and access to download alternate covers. It is expected to launch in the coming months.

The Pixel Pulp games were created by Nico Saraintaris and artist Fernando Martinez Ruppel with clear inspiration from ’80s home computer graphics and mid-century pulp fiction. They are created to evoke the feeling of playing vintage video games. Each is tied together through characters as well as the game visuals and gameplay style. These games are visual novels, but with difficult mini-games in each.'s Discord banner. You click on it to be taken to the Website's Discord server

Mothmen 1966 is a new take on the Mothman mythos, multiplying the mysterious creature from one to an entire flock and making them rather… murderous. A paranormal investigator (Lou Hill), a young couple, and a gas station owner somehow find themselves at the centre of a conspiracy on the fringes of reality. To make it even more unsettling, the men in black are lurking.

Varney Lake takes place during two years, 1954 and 1981. In 1954, three adolescent friends are ready for the perfect summer. And what’s more perfect than meeting a vampire? By the end of summer, one of the trio has gone missing under mysterious circumstances. Jump to 1981, and Lou Hill shows up to help find that missing friend.

Bahnsen Knights is set in 1986. In Tornado Alley, an undercover agent infiltrates the infamous religious cult (let’s call a space a spade here) to investigate the disappearance of his friend who also infiltrated said cult but then – poof! He’s gone. The undercover agent will have to confront many things standing in his way: occultists, biblical storms, and an enigmatic car salesman turned preacher.

Developed by LCB Game Studio and designed/distributed (physically) by Meridiem Games, The Pixel Pulps Collection will be released for PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch in “summer” (Q3) 2024 for European territories. Each game is individually published digitally by Chorus Worldwide for PC/Mac/Linux, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series, and Xbox One.

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Lindsay picked up an NES controller for the first time at the age of 6 and instantly fell in love. She began reviewing GBA games 20 years ago and quickly branched out from her Nintendo comfort zone. She has has developed a great love of life sims and FMV titles. For her, accessibility is one of the most important parts of any game (but she also really appreciates good UI).

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