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Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Release date: Early 2015
About the Game
Imagine a horror game where no two playthroughs will ever be alike. Where every single level is completely randomized and totally unique every game. A game where you never feel in control without being frustratingly unfair.

The pinnacle of horror is the unknown, never being able to rely on your previous experiences. Welcome to the world of Phantasmal, a procedurally generated game that will feel like a new horrifying experience every single time!

Pewdiepie plays the pre-alpha concept demo!

  • Infinite Replayability - Every room and corridor in the building is created from the ground up on a component basis, i.e. the floors, ceilings, walls, stairs, etc. No level will EVER be constructed the same - almost every room and hallway will be COMPLETELY unique.
  • Insanity system - fighting the creatures will slowly drive you mad, and you will suffer the effects of your slowly eroding sanity.
  • Self Defense - Defend your life with anything you can find from wooden boards and pipes you rip from the walls. If you're lucky you may find a gun locker, but on each level there will only be one!
  • Stealth - Fighting is a last resort tactic. Sneak past your enemies as much as you can. Each action you take will have a consequence and creating too much of a ruckus will wake The Sleeper.
  • Light - Make sure you use your light sources wisely - your own torch will sometimes be your greatest liability.
  • Character Progression - Death is not the end. You will accumulate XP every playthrough which will allow you to grow your character and come back stronger.

You are John Hope, a washed-up Private Investigator who has ended up working in Hong Kong for reasons you can’t even remember any more.

In 1980, your Aunty Jackie arrived from England determined to set up a mission from her church. You didn’t know her well, but she’s always had a reputation for being as eccentric as she was religious. She arrived in HK with nothing but $100 Hong Kong Dollars, but with her plucky determination she soon found the poorest, most squalid area in the city: the Kowloon Walled City.

Being extremely insular, it was a miracle and a testament to her tenacity that she was able to find a job as a primary school teacher within the City. Soon she had even set up a rehabilitation centre for heroin addicts. Despite the constant danger of triads and the hostile environment, her centre thrived.

You weren’t close to her, but you admired her altruism. She kept in touch sparingly, and you assisted indirectly as much as you were able.

In the last few years she started mentioning some kind of cult emerging. Several of the worst addicts began showing up with strange hastily applied tattoos and idols, muttering about the “One who Sleeps”.

Intrigued, your Aunt began to investigate. She mentioned some of her findings to you, but during the few times you saw her, you dismissed it as more drug-addled fiction from the addicts.

As the 1990s approached and the official demolition of the Kowloon Walled City loomed, you noticed your Aunt becoming increasingly obsessed with the cult. The last few times you saw her, she looked dishevelled and exhausted.

You notice coincidentally around the same time you start experiencing nightmares and headaches. The image of an immense tentacled creature seems to dominate many of your dreams. You put it down to overwork and stress.

Finally one evening you get a call from one of her assistants (a former addict) who says your Aunt has gone missing for several days without a trace. The police department isn’t interested in following up - they are more concerned about evicting the last of the residents. The government is far more concerned with the handover of the city back to Mainland China.

You get in touch with her former assistant who sneaks you into the Walled City and guides you through to her former hovel on the rooftops. You find a page from her notebook, and just at that moment the floor collapses and you plummet several floors. When you regain consciousness you are deep within the Walled City where it seems most of the residents have already been vacated.

You slowly get up and try to find your way out…

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"Phantasmal is a genuinely terrifying roguelike first person horror game inspired by Dead Space, Silent Hill, Metro and Resident Evil, set in an old abandoned, procedurally generated mansion."

- Alpha Beta Gamer

"Phantasmal - The horror game that makes you say 'nope'"

- Within the Game
Popular Discussions View All (2)
Mar 10, 2015 @ 8:29pm
Game Design
Oct 5, 2014 @ 1:16pm
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Ash  [author] Feb 7, 2016 @ 1:27am 
Hey @Cathuro, we will definitely consider it :)
@Lumpz, thanks for the encouragement - we would love to have you play the game again soon! :)
[Águiα] LulαLαdrα̃ø Feb 7, 2016 @ 1:24am 
language Portuguese-Brazil (PT-BR) ,please.
lumpztheclown May 10, 2015 @ 12:16am 
As a long-time horror movie and video game fan, I will go on record right now to say that Phantasmal has some amazing stuff going for it! I had the opportunity to play a pre-alpha version last October , and was immediately captivated by the vision that Joe and team were working towards.

Fast forward about 6 months: the game is looking even BETTER ! I was on the edge of my seat the entire time, and had no idea what to expect! I would have to say my only nitpick would be the overuse of blurring effects in non-combat areas.

That being said, I haven't been this captivated by a horror game since the 1999 release of Silent Hill, as it blazes new and exciting territory in the horror genre. Horror and roguelike fans UNITE!
Ash  [author] May 1, 2015 @ 1:36pm 
Hi Musa, it is definitely a possibility - if enough people would like a Spanish version we will definitely put one together.
MuSa May 1, 2015 @ 7:27am 
Hello, the game will be in Spanish?
Ash  [author] Apr 29, 2015 @ 6:39pm 
Not long to go now Chris and ELYsium! We'll be making final preparations and setting the store live this evening 8pm NZT (2am PST). Check out our awesome new trailer - it's 100X better than our old one!
Chris Apr 29, 2015 @ 5:36pm 
Keen to play this :D
Eleesum Apr 29, 2015 @ 5:11pm 
My body is ready.
I count the hours.
Ash  [author] Apr 27, 2015 @ 1:26pm 
Definitely not :) We're locked and loaded for Apr 30 - just getting final preparations ready! Yes it's sad that SH isn't happening. I was really looking forward to playing it :(
The Godfather Apr 27, 2015 @ 8:38am 
silent hills is cancelled so the only title i could turn to is this, I hope no one will cancel this new awesome game