Publisher DreadXP Launches the Latest Entry in its Flagship Series on Steam, the Epic Games Store, and Itch.io
DreadXP — an independent horror publisher and production company — announced today via occult channels that the latest sequel to its anthology horror video game series, Dread X Collection 5, is available now for Windows PC. Dread X Collection 5 features twelve delightfully twisted short-form nightmares from the creators of such indie hits as 0°N 0°W, Lakeview Cabin, Sylvio, and The Mortuary Assistant.
Based on the theme of “entertainment”, Dread X Collection 5 invites players to a devilish party that is literally to die for! Players must explore terrifying locales like haunted nightclubs, dark carnivals, haunted puppet shows, the country Finland in the year 1888, a karaoke bar toilet, and so much more!
Each included game in the collection features unique gameplay mechanics and art style, and is accessible from within Dread X Collection 5’’s hub world called Outpost 3000 — an alien-themed party venue that houses something truly sinister. Dread X Collection 5 also further expands the meta-narrative that ties the Dread X Collection games together.
“We’re so excited to launch the fifth entry of the Dread X Collection series following a year of fans anxiously awaiting its arrival,” said Abbey “Scruncho” Smith, assistant producer at DreadXP. “The series’ much-anticipated return is a true celebration — a party, if you will — that’s quite literally out of this world. Its hosts, our legion of dreadful indie devs, have some frightening festivities in store!”
View the Dread X Collection 5 launch trailer:
Dread X Collection 5 Key Features:
- Variety Screamer: With twelve chilling horror shorts wholly unique from one another, there’s something for everyone in Dread X Collection 5. From first and third-person shooters, puzzles, text-based adventures, arcade-style games, to tabletops
- Dread Head: DreadXP regular Michaela Laws, who voiced Ln’eta in the hit Lovecraftian dating sim Sucker for Love, co-stars along with Jans Holstrom as Dread X Collection 5’s mysterious (and monstrous) antagonist
- Putrid Panels: An unfolding narrative told through comic book-style illustrations, featuring the returning talents of independent horror artist October Keegan, who contributed unlockable comic pages to Dread X Collection 2
Dread X Collection 5 features the following twelve games from new and returning independent developers to the anthology series:
Karao by Stroboskop (Sylvio), Rotten Sigma by VisceralError (The Gallagher Case), Spirit Guardian by Nikk F. (SCP: Nukalypse), We Never Left by Conner Rush of FYRE Games (Summerland), HUNSVOTTI by Roope Tamminen (Lakeview Cabin), Gallerie by Shackles (Totem), The Book of Blood by Darkstone Digital (The Mortuary Assistant), Vestige by Philip Hesselbäck (Axis Mundi – included in Dread X Collection: The Hunt), Resver by colorfiction (0°N 0°W, Ode to a Moon), Ludomalica by iwilliams (Haunted PS1 Madvent Calendar 2021), Beyond The Curtain by Matt Reeves (Two Lines, Family is Nothing), and INTERIM by Phantom Sloth Games (The Bends). Outpost 3000, the interactive hub world that launches each of the twelve games in the collection, was developed by Christopher Yabsley (Pigsaw), with additional support by KIRA (Lost in Vivo, Spooky’s Jump Scare Mansion).
For a full synopsis for each of the games included in Dread X Collection 5, please visit the following link: https://www.dreadxp.com/dread-
The Dread X Collection series premiered in May 2020 and has since spawned four individual releases, featuring a collective of 41 curated horror shorts from some of the industry’s top independent developers. Inspired by Game Jam events, each collection has its own thematic concept which points the featured developers in a similar direction but with full creative freedom. Dread X Collection 5 raises the total count of horror shorts in the series to 53. To learn more about the Dread X Collection series, please visit https://www.dreadxp.com/
Dread X Collection 5 is available now on Steam and soon on Itch.io and the Epic Games Store, for $9.99, with a 10% off launch week discount. Existing owners of DreadXP’s past releases can pick up Dread X Collection 5 at a reduced price in the DreadXP Publisher Bundle on Steam.
A press kit with screenshots, trailer, logos, and key art is available here: https://uberstrategist.link/
DreadXP is an indie horror production and publication label that focuses on unique, experimental titles that have been overlooked by the bigger labels. The company is passionate about creating a positive horror community with a focus on supporting developers and delivering the unique content genre fans crave. DreadXP titles include Digital Dragons’ Best Indie Game of 2022 – First Place award winner Sucker for Love: First Date, the Dread X Collection series, SPOOKWARE, and upcoming titles such as Dread Delusion, Hand of Doom, My Friendly Neighborhood, The Mortuary Assistant, and SPOOKWARE Multiplayer.
To learn more about DreadXP, please visit www.dreadxp.com.
CJ Melendez and Alex Handziuk