Noir-style aesthetic meets JRPG elements in Pixel Noir

Posted on February 24, 2017

After a highly successful Kickstarter, and a long development cycle, Pixel Noir will finally be coming to our screens. The game incorporates a highly-stylised 16-bit noir aesthetic and is inspired by Japanese RPG classics such Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy, and EarthBound.

Pixel Noir puts you in the shoes of a cop-turned-private-eye after a 10-year prison stint. After an investigation at an abandoned hospital leaves your partner dead and the hospital in ashes, you are tasked with clearing your name.


“BadLand Games was forged in the fire that drives indie development, and our sole goal is to bring these incredible works of art to every gamer on the planet,” says BadLand Games CEO Luis Quintans. “Pixel Noir transcends genres to deliver something surprisingly new. Finding a gem like Pixel Noir is more than a mission; it’s in our blood.”

Pixel Noir will feature a soundtrack written and performed by in-house composer, Kunal Majmudar, and famed Secret of Mana composer, Hiroki Kikuta. Crossovers with renowned indie darlings Shovel Knight and Heart Forth, Alicia are in the plans as well.


Pixel Noir  will arrive digitally on Steam (PC, Mac, & Linux), Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita in Q1 2018, with physical releases to come soon after.