Phantasmal: Survival Horror Roguelike - Ash

Hi All, as the team has largely dispersed now and we won't be maintaining the game any more, we have decided to make the game free. Sadly we've not been able to devote much time to Phantasmal over the last couple of years as we would have liked. One of our biggest setbacks was having made the game in Unity 5.x and using multiple assets that couldn't be updated.

Working with a 4-5 year old engine was difficult at the best of times. This came down to our initial relative inexperience at the time - we have learned a ton since then!

Anyway, thank you to all of our supporters over the years. You've made this journey an incredible one. One of our collective dreams was to create an indie game. This was our passion project, and we couldn't have done this without you.

We're not completely done yet in the indie space - this is something we intend to revisit again one day!

Thanks again everyone - it's been a wild ride and we'll keep you posted on our next project!
Phantasmal: Survival Horror Roguelike - Ash2
You can now look down and see your body and its shadow in the game:

Also fixed some regressed bugs that caused items to not spawn.
Phantasmal: Survival Horror Roguelike - Ash2
Hey All,
Apologies to the incredible slowness in rolling out content updates. I've knuckled down and made a few changes to start with, and have some new rooms planned.

In this update we have:

- Volumetric Light has now been added to the main player's torch
- A new rare Desert Eagle has been added to the game - it's very powerful, but also very loud and ammo is scarce!
- New charging animations have been added for the pipe and the wood plank

Huge thanks to:
@sbobo and @wolfwood444 vel Bazi
for reminding me to get the next bits in - this build is dedicated to you guys! ːsteamhappyː
Phantasmal: Survival Horror Roguelike - Ash2

Hey All,
Apologies for the delay - the new update has been released with the 2 new rooms. Unfortunately due to a version control error on our part we lost the previous changes.

Thanks for your patience!

Also we finally have @Iasperic's name up on the wall now too in the main room. Thanks to Iasperic for helping us sort out a major memory leak issue a while back! ːPhantasmalSkullː

Also massive shout out to the amazing video makers! I've been a bit preoccupied with a few other to-dos lately and haven't been checking the video section, but there are a ton of amazing videos there!!! ːsteamhappyː

Special thanks to:
Templa6 (Lots of videos!)
FizzleXMutt (Lots of videos!)
The Ghost of Chev Chelios
The Mighty GI
Unviversal Gaming Reviews
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Youtube: Tkillaahh
Phantasmal: Survival Horror Roguelike - Ash2
Hey Guys,
Apologies in the delays to the new rooms! We've had some issues with our version control, which has resulted in the loss of a significant chunk of the new content. ːsteamfacepalmː

We'll have to redo most of it again in the coming weeks, but it will be there! Sorry again for the hassle everyone, we will be back on track again soon.
Phantasmal: Survival Horror Roguelike - Ash2
Hey All,
We’ve finally got the overhauled build ready! ːPhantasmalSeekerː

Here is a short video overview of the latest changes:

Apologies for the time it took to get sorted. A lot of fundamental changes were necessary to replace the deprecated UI we had, and upgrade to a much newer Unity version.

The new UI should be a lot cleaner than the old one. ːPhantasmalEyeː

We’ve also changed the fundamental structure of the level generation now, so hopefully this will address most of the memory issues that some users were having.

Just note that with the new UI, we will have some teething issues. There are currently a couple of issues including the key mapping, which currently doesn’t take effect until the game is restarted. We’ll truck on and iron these out.

We’ll also be looking at making those new room variants next!

Once again thanks to our awesome, awesome players! ːsteamhappyːːPhantasmalEyeː

Shout outs for some players who have taken some awesome screenshots lately:
  • Dopefish
  • templa6[KSDBL]
  • Craik
  • Allaweh

Thanks to Jackhk2016wh for some great suggestions!


p.s. stay tuned for details of a new game prototype we've started experimenting with. It will be similar in the horror themes, but multiplayer! ːPhantasmalSkullː

EDIT 2 July: The Config Keys issue has now been fixed.
May 15, 2016
Phantasmal: Survival Horror Roguelike - Ash2

Hey guys,
I'm due to go to Casual Connect Asia today for their Indie Dev Showcase in Singapore, so feel free to pop by if you're in the area!

I'll also be documenting the trip, Phantasmal demo and the many other cool indie games that are on show there via Snapchat I'm a total noob at it - so will be a bit of a learning curve! ːPhantasmalSkullː

Phantasmal: Survival Horror Roguelike - Ash2

Hey All,
We’ve been hard at work on the Unity Engine upgrade, so I thought I’d sneak in a few bug fixes as well as the Supporters’ room in the meantime. This room is a huge thank you to our top players including some super star twitch streamers and youtubers.

Apologies that we've been a bit slow with some of the bug fixes: we also have a conference in Singapore called Casual Connect Asia next week so we’ve been conscious about not breaking the game too! ːPhantasmalSkullː

  • Fixed Dr Room so that junkies can’t phase through the doors (they open now when they go through)
  • Reduced player collider size
  • Added Supporters’ room
  • Reduced view bobbing by more than half to reduce nausea issues for some players
  • Removed storeroom planks that couldn’t be picked up
  • Fixed creature population for later levels

Thanks to our MVP this month Dope Fish for his amazing Wiki, bug reports and screenshots! ːPhantasmalEyeː ːsteamhappyː

Huge shout out and thanks to our supporters!

Fernando Ezra
Nice Puppies
Banzai Bonsai

Average Giants

As usual remind me if I left anyone out! ːsteamhappyː
Phantasmal: Survival Horror Roguelike - Ash2

Hey Guys,
I've been a bit crap with posting updates recently - we're still hard at work on the 64 bit build which is a big task at the moment.

I thought I'd try something a bit different in the mean time and give you a sneak peek on some dev stuff:

I add in a new room at the start with recognition for some of our biggest supporters.

Feel free to let me know if there's other stuff you'd like to see for the future!

Dope Fish has been an absolute star player recently adding in a wiki, lots of bug reports and screenshots. It was an honor for us to be able to have his as one of our players and include his name in the game! ːPhantasmalSkullː

I'd like to thank our other recent contributors:

Nice Puppies
Banzai Bonsai

And also our youtubers and streamers!
Gamers' Quest

Hopefully I haven't missed anyone out - feel free to let me know if I did! ːsteamhappyː
Phantasmal: Survival Horror Roguelike - Ash2
Hi Guys,
As per the title we’ve pushed through a hotfix to help with an issue that is affecting some users.

We’ve done a temporary work-around for gamma and brightness, so you may need to recalibrate when you start the game again. Remember you can always start the game after that and manually configure the gamma/brightness in the in-game menu (Esc->Options->Configure).

You now have the ability to type in your gamma/brightness settings textboxes to fine tune the values.

This change should hopefully solve the dark screen problem with new players. Note that although the current implementation isn’t ideal, we have a full UI overhaul planned in the next couple of weeks which will address most of these residual issues.

We’ve included in this patch the inclusion of higher resolutions. Unfortunately we don’t have access to 4K monitors, so please check this out if you do. Let us know if this doesn’t work correctly for you.


EDIT: 18 Apr - We found that help text wasn't showing up in the tutorial. This has been fixed now. Thanks to @NicePuppies for spotting that with eagle eyes! ːPhantasmalSkullː

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