27 OCTOBER 2017 — Incendium Games have today released a brand new Halloween update for their procedurally generated haunted house game, Phantom Halls.
The update, free via Steam Early Access today, adds new content for the spookiest of seasons – including new Halloween-themed enemies, traps and environments – as well as an early prototype of a multiplayer component to the game, and an array of user interface improvements.
Phantom Halls is a side-scrolling comedy-horror game, a love letter to ’80s B-movies, and an Early Access fan favourite. A group of teens enters a haunted mansion and attempts to survive the night. Players can control multiple characters at the same time, leading to an experience that switches between slow-paced survival and frantic (and often hilarious) action.
Phantom Halls was first released via Steam Early Access in March and, since then, has been receiving regular updates. The most recent major addition to the game was Evil Dead 2 x Phantom Halls, a huge officially licensed update adding scenes, quests, characters and enemies from the ’80s cult classic.
“Phantom Halls is the perfect game to play at Halloween, so we wanted to reward our loyal players with a seasonal update,” said Incendium founder Llexi Leon. “You’ll find scarecrows, vampires, pumpkin traps, a Pumpkin King and more.”
He added: “The most commonly requested feature in Phantom Halls has been multiplayer, and we’re really pleased to be able to add this to the game. The version in the latest update is a very early prototype and not at all indicative of the finished thing – but we wanted to get it in front of people and start getting feedback as soon as possible, as has been our approach to Early Access from day one.”
Phantom Halls is available via Steam Early Access for $9.99 / £7.49.