Application Systems has announced the launch of GHOSTCONTROL INC. for Mac, PC, and Linux. Calling out to all fans of horror gaming, they would thoroughly like your help. The campaign for Steam Greenlight is underway and needs your votes. Create and manage a team of paranormal hunters and take on London in epic supernatural turn-based battles, while customizing and building your business from the ground up. The demo for GHOSTCONTROL INC. is now available to download here, with the Mac version scheduled for release in the Mac App Store on January 30th, 2014. Other ESDs and retail game coming soon.
From The Release:
Let’s be honest – a ghost in your house can be a real pest. For centuries we have accepted hauntings as unexplained phenomena which we can do little to stop. Side affects of living in a haunted home can include sleepless nights, headaches, smog everywhere and in some cases even physical damage in the house.
Enough is enough, with your help we intend to put an end to these paranormal pests. Build, manage and develop your own team of talented ghost hunters.
With the income from your team’s work you can equip them with some amazing gadgets, but manage your budget with care not everything is as useful as it may appear. Hunt your customers ghosts down property damage should be kept to a minimum. Take on the ghosts, follow the map, take in the lovely sites and stunning landmarks.
Be the hero of the day and save the city!
The Steam Greenlight campaign is looking for more votes here…
Also available from that link is the latest game update to version 1.0.7 and the “Guide to ghost hunting in the 21st Century” as a PDF. It helps explains how to avoid the most popular disasters in a 32 page nutshell.
The game is available directly from us and on ESD platforms like the Windows Store, Desura, Gamers Gate, Indiegamestand, macgamestore right now. All current buying choices can be found here…
Changes in version 1.0.7
New Feature: Destination change whilst driving on the city map.
New Feature: Additional sounds.
New Feature: Three levels of difficulty.
Some over all performance improvements
Graphical improvements in change of scenery
Major performance improvement on the Macintosh
Retina support on the Mac
Better support for Ubuntu and Gentoo Linux
The developers of GhostControl Inc. are big fans of classic games such as GhostBusters, the original XCOM, Theme Hospital and FTL. In it’s classic pixel art retro style the game comes with outstanding
original graphics and a funny story line.
London Map pixeled in 786,432 dots with several well known buildings like Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral and many more.
Different level settings like apartment, office, graveyard, The Tube or restaurant will create different challenges for the player.
About 150 ghost hunter portraits for „Harry Frankle“, „Hazel Nuts“ or „Roger Rapid“ – some of them depicting well known gaming celebrities.
About 20 hours of game play.
18 different ghost types and numerous variations with nifty AI. Challenging boss fights with special scripting and a story line for each of them.
More than 58 achievements.
Alarm phone calls start a mission with a unique dialogue systems that creates about 70,000 unique dialogues. On top 800 hand written crazy phone call lines for surprises and to develop the story line.
More than 350 funny context sensitive shoutouts that pop up in speech bubbles and as audio, recorded with female and male voices of professional voice actors.
Over 100 hidden references to other classical video games, movies or books are hidden as text or graphics in the game.
We have created over 90 devices of which most are actually useful in the game and a few dozen are actually pretty useless, but funny.
About 100 news messages are sent to the in-game smartphone to tell players about the story line or some absurd 100% made up stories that the player may or may not read. Also presenting 20 manufacturers of ghost hunting equipment in company profiles.
Original music score composed by Sound Of Games.
Over 100 hand crafted original sound effects.
True, challenging turn-based strategy gameplay
Loads of ghost hunting with various equipment
Team management and strategic investment decisions
AI driven competing teams
A London city map with famous landmarks
Tons of humour in text messages and game action
Original game music soundtrack
Recommended Retail Price:
GhostControl Inc. (box): £9.99
GhostControl Inc. (download): £9.99 • US13.90 • 12.99 Euro
Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.7 / Mac OS X 10.8 / Mac OS X 10.9, Windows Vista/ Windows 7/ Windows 8, Windows XP, 1.2GHz Intel Mac Core Solo/1.2GHz Intel Mac Core Solo, 4096MB RAM, 256MB VRAM
Basic hardware as for Windows systems. 32-bit and 64-bit systems/Debian based. Also successfully installed on Ubuntu and Gentoo. Try demo first.
Rating: Suitable for ages twelve and up
English, German, French
SOURCE: Press Release
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