Phantom Halls, the squad-based survival comedy-horror adventure, launched into Steam Early Access last March but more development money is now being sought.
Developer Incendium is wanting to push through improvements prior to the game being fully released and is seeking £30,000 via the new Kickstarter page. So why more cash now? The update explains:
Over the past 12 months our fantastic community has been sending us all sorts of ideas as we iterate on the game, from requests for particular characters, creatures, scenarios, and inventory items – to very specific but often inspiring visions for the game as they’d like to see it. Working with the community we now have dozens of upgradable characters, each boasting unique attributes and abilities, all with multiple starter quests; we have entirely new mini-map and inventory systems; and we’ve even built out a Co-Op multiplayer experience – the single most requested feature from our fans to date!
We’re looking to release the full v1 version of Phantom Halls in time for Halloween this year, and we want you to help shape what that will be. We’re always eager to hear our community’s thoughts and ideas and to integrate the best ones into the game where we can.
With the additional funding from Kickstarter once physical rewards and fees are accounted for, the team can afford to really go to town on Phantom Halls, going over the game with a fine tooth comb and working flat-out to make every single component as brilliant as it possibly can be before Oct 2018.
Sounds reasonable enough and these new additions would include outside locations such as gardens and swampy sewers, multi-level mansion layout, passive skills and abilities for 12 playable characters, additional enemies, and more. There appears to be a lot planned prior to release later this year.
If you have played it, or are still yet to give it a shot, check out the Kickstarter page.