Fhtagn! - Tales of the Creeping Madness is a choose-your-own-adventure style mini-game, with couch co-op and just a hint of betrayal. Play as one of four cultists intent on releasing the Ancient One!
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May 22, 2018
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August 10

New ways to talk to us!

At Design Imps, we have a passion for connecting with the community and to be part of a project where as a community, we can all contribute to making the games we all want to play. To further cement this philosophy, we have created two new avenues for you as the community to interact with us and we want to remind you of the best way to enhance and experience Fhtagn!

Fhtagn! subreddit
The first way for you to communicate with us and help us to create the game that you want to play is through our new subreddit! We hope to share some informative and fun topics on the subreddit and to create another space where we can connect with players. So why not join us and let us know about your favourite stories in the game, which stories you would like to see or share with us a story that you want to write in our Content Creator!

Here is already something fun for you to do on your Friday, complete our quirky poll in our 'In a post-apocalyptic world ruled by an Ancient Evil, where would you be?' post!

Game testing
We have opened up testing to the community! If you want to take part and help us improve Fhtagn! in a practical way, check out our discussion of how you can get involved.

Share your mad genius with the community!
When we created the Fhtagn! Content Creator, the idea was to empower players to create their own content and become actively involved in content they were playing in the game. If you wanted stories that are more sinister or about a certain topic, you could either download a mod or write it yourself. The game really shines in co-op with friends, so how about creating a campaign or fun stories for you and your friends to enjoy! There are so many possibilities.

Write stories for Fhtagn! with these easy steps:
  • Start with an idea (about anything you wish and as funny or as serious as you want);
  • write an intro for the story event;
  • choose two actions;
  • choose a stat for each action;
  • write pass and fail stories for each action;
  • and viola, you have a playable event in Fhtagn!



No programming is required and we are committed to simplifying the app as much as possible to make sure anyone can create their own stories. We’d love to know how we can assist to make this experience as enjoyable and as easy as possible, so let us know what we can do to help either in the discussion pages or in the subreddit.
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June 18

Dark Young Reveal



It’s been almost a month since the launch of our mini-game Fhtagn! - Tales of the Creeping Madness and we are excited to announce our first major content update, lovingly called the “Dark Young update”. Okay, okay, we admit we could have chosen a subtler name and if you know anything about Lovecraft, it will be no surprise to you who the new Ancient One will be, but we just couldn’t resist! So without further ado … Iä! Iä! Let’s get this party started!

What can you expect:
The Dark Young update includes a new cult who worships the All-mother. This cult is far more back-stabbing than the Dreaming Eye, since Mother does not look kindly on failing and her children know that she will not suffer the weak to live.

To help even the most altruistic player embrace their inner backstabber, the game mode includes two new mechanics.
  • “Disappointed Mother” will cause the player to spawn Dark Young across the map and let’s just say they didn’t come to congratulate you on a job well done.
  • “Survival of the fittest” gives players stacks of “Not it!” whenever they pass an event or complete special objectives. At the end of the game players will use their stacks to determine which of them will be the sacrifice, but beware, Mother will not be happy if there are no snacks for her little babies.
These are just a taste of what you can expect! We are looking forward to have the update in your hands as soon as possible!
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About This Game

Developer notes


Fhtagn! is intended to be a short, replayable game where you experience ludicrous, action-packed and hilarious stories in a Lovecraftian setting. In short, there's reading involved, not a lot, but if you don't like reading a few sentences of text, this might not be the game for you. If in doubt, we recommend that you watch a few gameplay videos and see if we can lure you to the dark side with one of our knee-slappers!

The game is also short, so expect a game to take about 15 minutes if you're playing on your own or about 30 minutes if you are playing with friends… or enemies. We are fully committed to bring out more stories, Ancient Ones to summon, items and modes, but it is expected that you will rush through these quicker than we can generate content. To help with content fatigue, we encourage players to make use of our Steam Workshop feature to create their own stories and share them with the community, so that we all can enjoy new, fun and silly encounters. If you are interested in creating your own stories, you can check out more information on our Content Creator, on our forum page.

We want your experience with Fhtagn! to be as enjoyable as possible, so please do not hesitate to provide us with any feedback. If you want to just chat, report some bugs or if you find anything misleading on our store page, we'd like to hear from you on our social media or here on the forums.

Thank you for taking the time to read about our game and we hope you will enjoy playing it (seriously if you could read this you'll cruise through the in-game text).

Gameplay

  • You are a cultist intent on destroying the universe by summoning the Ancient One. Why? Damned if we know…
  • You can play on your own or with up to 3 friends in couch co-op.
  • You have 6 rounds to build up the required stats needed to use the ritual items, but you will need to figure out which stats those are through some trial and error.
  • You can visit 1 location per round and attempt the Lovecraftian stories at that location, to improve your stats.
  • Finally, put your stats to the test as you try to summon the Ancient One.
  • Will everyone pass or fail or will one of you betray the rest and grab all the glory?

Features

  • Short and silly events in a Lovecraftian universe.
  • Randomized stories based on location.
  • Community created content. Experience new stories from the community or create your own.
  • Replayability and minimization of content fatigue by giving new or unseen stories a higher chance of appearing.
  • Short gameplay, ideal for those downtime moments or while in a queue for another game.
  • Non-linear gameplay.
  • Multiple endings.
  • Multiple Ancient Ones, items and opponents. (Available shortly after release).
  • Steam Achievements.
  • Steam Cloud Support, to track your progress.
  • Play cooperatively or be a backstabbing traitor.

Language


Unfortunately, Fhtagn! is only available in English. We currently don’t have the resources to produce the game in other languages, in a way that is authentic and will do the stories and humor in it justice. However, we encourage players to create content in any languages they want and spread the madness that is Fhtagn! We will happily support any UI language localization changes should there be sufficient need.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 64 Bit
    • Processor: 1.7GHz dual-core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 5000 or better
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 400 MB available space

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