Phantasmal is a fascinating and exciting-looking survival first-person horror game because it offers something no other survival horror game does: complete unpredictability–because everything in Phantasmal is randomly generated.
No two games of Phantasmal will ever be the same, so you can play the game over and over (and you gain experience after every play through that carries through to the next game).
As much as I loved Outlast, one play through was all I needed. But if the game was always different, I might have considered re-playing it.
Like typical survival horror games, stealth, resource management, hiding, and running-like hell are your keys to staying alive. The game clearly draws inspiration from H.P. Lovecraft — you’ll be navigating the halls of a university, avoiding “The Shunned Ones”, and trying not to go insane while you fight for survival.
Sounds like a good time to me. Check out the trailer and links below. (I think the graphics look a bit on the primitive side, but if the game delivers the chills and thrills it promises it may not matter.)
Phantasmal was recently featured by the world’s most popular YouTuber, PewDiePie, and took first prize in the New Zealand Game Developer Association’s KiwiGameStarter competition. Dave Brevik, creator of the classic Diablo action role-playing series, was one of the judges of the award.
Phantasmal is very near completion of its Kickstarter campaign.
A playable demo of the always-unique thriller has just been added to the Phantasmal Kickstarter page. If you’re interested in showing support, links to the Phantasmal Kickstarter and Steam Greenlight campaigns are below.
- Phantasmal Kickstarter page: http://kck.st/1AvvYDM
- Phantasmal Steam Greenlight page: http://bit.ly/1p3V3zc
- Phantasmal pre-alpha demo: http://bit.ly/Y6Lbyx
Eyemobi, the New Zealand-based developer for Phantasmal, hopes to release in March 2015, with early beta access planned for Kickstarter supporters.