Phantasmal Update 9

By Rebecca Smith, 8 months ago
Hey All
Exciting times!

We have reached a really important milestone: we have our feature complete build of the game ready before we move on to our bug fixing and refinement phase.

There are still some bugs to iron out and gameplay aspects to balance, but the core features are all there now.

We have a ton of new content and changes:

Creature variations
The junkie and starvers now have 5 variations each so they have quite different textures as well as variations with their characteristics.

New level themes and other additions
• A new level theme has now been added which is quite different from from the default KWC levels.
• There are also now service lifts within each of the levels to give it that extra bit of variety.
• There is now a temple end level.
• Many more room types have been added

Secret rooms
There are a number of secret rooms to look for which will have a number of goodies inside!

Store bugs fixed
The issues with the store not retaining the player’s cash and stats has now been fixed.

The UI has been vastly overhauled. The tentacles in particular look great now!
The Health bar has been improved too.

Story Threads
It is now possible to complete the game several times which will advance the player in the story.

Other minor changes
Small fix to prevent creatures with pathfinding from walking through solid doors
Lightning/rain removed from sewer level

Will have a current list of bugs to work through, but if you find any more, feel free to let us know!

Note that this includes fixing the animations for the junkies, which we will release soon.

And see if you can find some of the cool secret rooms!

We are planning on having a competition around this in the near future

Thanks again to all our supporters - we couldn't do this without you!
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueSteamAchievements, TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she can usually be found sharpening her very, VERY, pointy grammar stick in anticipation of its imminent use. Outside of TSA, TA and TT, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. At home, with a variety of PCs and consoles on hand from which to choose, starting with a ZX Spectrum, games are never far away there either. However, as you're not supposed to have an unhealthy obsession with just a single subject, she also likes to read and dream about owning her own tribe of minions. She'll occasionally go outside.