Ghostly Matter is a metroidvania with elements borrowed from graphic adventures. The year is 1986. A professor obsessed with the paranormal, an old friend who disappeared mysteriously. Time to arm yourself with the best anti-ghost technology and set off in search of the truth.
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Jul 12, 2018

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July 12

Ghostly Matter Now Available

A dangerous mystery, an adventure full of twists within a suggestive setting.
Ghostly Matter is finally available for all those who wish to try their hand at this indie metroidvania that winks at the great works of 80s pop culture and the famous Italian horror genre in the 60s.

The game ties, with great sensitibity, a well-established style of play, exciting and sometimes innovative, with a series of references to the great titles of the past. The references contained in Ghostly Matter are therefore multiple. Dropping into the shoes of Dr. Penderghast will be, at least for the most nostalgic, like going back a few years, and relive those old emotions aroused by some great titles such as Castelvania, Medievil, Zelda and Faxanadu.
Prepare yourself to face fun challenges and collect a large number of Items useful to solve the mystery that afflicts the Blackwood mansion!

:steambored: Over 600 rooms
:steammocking: More than 40 enemies
:steamsad: Lots of items to discover
:steamfacepalm: Fully customizable CRT filter
:steamhappy: An open world map that can be freely explored
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June 5

Ghostly Matter, more than an Indie game.

Ghostly Matter is a one-man show. Ivan Porrini designed, created and developed this Indie gem all by himself, in a timespan of three years.

The "roots" of Ghostly Matter go right back to just after Ivan finished studying Illustration at IED Milan. His abilities in the field of graphic design combined with his great passion for videogames; particularly older titles such as Resident Evil, Faxanadu, Medievil, Zelda, Battletoads, Baldur's Gate and Castlevania. Alternating his academic life with work, Ivan started thinking about creating a videogame, initially weighing up the idea of recruiting other specialists and creating a studio. After looking further into it, he realized that the only skill he was lacking to proceed with development was programming, so he took three months to get familiar with the engine that was most suitable for his needs. The three following years were entirely dedicated to the creation of the game, which finally culminated with its release in collaboration with Milestone.

The game will be out mid-July on Steam only, and we all can't wait for you guys to try it!
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About This Game

Professor Penderghast, the world's leading expert in the capture of ghosts and other supernatural creatures, receives a desperate cry for help over the radio: it's Melvil, his old friend and colleague.
All clues lead to the mysterious Blackwood mansion: an estate located in a remote area of northern Scotland, which is said to be afflicted by a terrible curse. Guide the professor through the darkness and solve the mystery of the haunted house as you try to find out what happened to your missing friend. Solving puzzles, exploring, collecting items and uncovering a mystery form the basis of the game; but there will be no shortage of deadly weapons and explosions, disgusting enemies popping up everywhere and frenetic action.
The first game from the Small Bros studio and developed by single person, Ghostly Matter is a typical metroidvania where mechanics borrowed from graphic adventures combine for an exciting genre crossover.

  • Fully explorable open world map: over 600 rooms with more than 20 evocative, detail-rich settings
  • 40+ enemies divided into 3 categories
  • 10 bosses
  • 14 power-ups that will help you in your adventure, some inspired by the world of ghost hunters
  • 6 weapons with different behaviours depending on the class of the enemy
  • More than 100 collectible items
  • Use the "polterscope" visor to see ghosts and other hidden items
  • Fully customisable CRT filter: decide the blur, curved screen, desaturation and glitch effects
  • Dozens of references to the pop culture of the 80s
  • Platforming and action combine with graphic adventure mechanics
  • Lots of puzzles to solve
  • Discover the story little by little by finding clues and talking to NPCs

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
    • Processor: 1.4GHz processor or faster
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated graphics
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
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