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Phantasmal – House of the Shunned Ones Kickstarter Video, Trailer, Screens, Info

Phantasmal - House of the Shunned Ones Kickstarter Video, Trailer, Screens, Info

Phantasmal – House of the Shunned Ones Kickstarter Video, Trailer, Screens, Info

This survival horror game for PC from indie developer Eyemobi and heavily influenced by H.P. Lovecraft takes place in a randomly-generated world, making no two playthroughs the same


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You are John Hope, a Vietnam vet who suffers from PTSD. Steady work eludes you until an Army buddy offers you a job as night janitor at a local university.

Things work out pretty well until a storm hits, the lights go out and you start hearing voices. As you’re supposed to be the only one there, you decide to investigate.

You discover creatures so horrifying that every encounter you have with them will rob you of some of your sanity. They will slowly drive you mad.

As it that isn’t enough, the further you advance in the game to more warped your environment will become.

Phantasmal will challenge you to be stealthy, resourceful and quick-witted in lieu of direct combat. Physical confrontations are to be used only as a last resort.

Lead Developer Joe Chang: Phantasmal creates its horror atmosphere by being different and unpredictable every time you play. The derelict university corridors, the Shunned Ones themselves, the weapons you scavenge – all are different each time you play. A great horror game is one where you never feel like you’re in control. By procedurally generating the key content, we’re creating a constant atmosphere of dread without resorting to cheap jump-scares.

A playable pre-alpha demo of Phantasmal has just been added to the Kickstarter page. The campaign is in its final days, and developer Eyemobi would welcome your support.

Phantasmal‘s tentative launch date is March 2015, with early beta access planned for Kickstarter supporters. The game will be released on PC.

Karla Munger

Karla Munger

I've been with JA in one capacity or other since 2003. I'm currently website administrator. I'm also a digital artist (my avatar is one of my creations). I write reviews and articles, create graphics and basically help tend the site. It's work I enjoy very much. I love playing games of all kinds, but adventure and RPGs are my favorites (particularly scary/dark/unsettling ones). At the top of my list are The Cat Lady, The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, Still Life (first one only), Scratches and Culpa Innata. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool recluse and prefer the company of animals, hardware and ghosts to human beings (no offense). And no bio would be complete without my saying that I do NOT care for phones of ANY sort. Further, I think Dell computers are garbage and that Microsoft has become megalomaniacal. "I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." - Vincent Van Gogh "I need solitude for my writing; not like a hermit - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man." - Franz Kafka "I've been to hell and back, my boy." - Susan Ashworth, The Cat Lady

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