Phastasmal: A Roguelike Survival Horror PC Game on Kickstarter
Phantasmal is a survival horror game on PC with an interesting design hook – the levels are procedurally generated so every playthrough is completely different. The team wants this game to scare you, each and every time you play. Expect horrifying monsters and a strong Lovecraftian theme throughout the game.
You play as John Hope, a Vietnam veteran with a rough life and a wicked case of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. John gets a job as a night janitor at a local university, and one night a storm blows through. You hear voices even though the facility should be deserted, and decide to investigate. Somehow, this leads you into the terrifying world of survival horror. From the pre-alpha footage on the project’s Kickstarter page, it looks like you are exploring a derelict mansion.
Enemies in the trailer video included what looked like armless zombies and a horde of spiders. When you encounter monsters fighting is always an option, but you slowly go mad from fighting the grotesques. As you explore the environment, you scavenge weapons, light sources and money. You also gain XP on every run, which you use to upgrade your character between playthroughs.
The team is looking to raise $15,000 for the project by Thursday, Oct. 9, and they are off to a good start. If they reach their goal, they aim to have the game released by the end of March next year. If you donate at least $40 USD to the game, you get a digital copy and the opportunity to Beta test the game and participate in the online forums. If you are a fan of survival horror games, you should head over to their Kickstarter page and show your support.