GhostControl Inc. for Mac/PC/Linux shipping – Ghostly Strategy Game

London, United Kingdom – Application Systems is proud to announce the launch of GhostControl Inc. – a turn based strategy game for Mac/PC/Linux. Manual and demo of the game are completed as well. The game is available directly from us and on ESD platforms like the Windows Store, Desura, Gamers Gate, Indiegamestand, macgamestore right now. GhostControl Inc. is scheduled for release in the Mac App Store on January 30th, 2014.

Other ESD platforms will be releasing the game soon and a boxed version is being worked on, for those who like a box with their games. The demo can be downloaded from the product web site. Also available is the “Guide to ghost hunting in the 21st Century” as a PDF. It explains how to avoid the most popular disasters in a 32 page nutshell.

We would like to remind everyone that we are still running our Steam Greenlight campaign and looking for even more support. We’ve had some good support already and great feedback but more is always better! Being successful on Steam Greenlight will give our customers even more choices of where to buy GhostControl Inc.

About GhostControl Inc:
Manage a team of ghosthunters and free London from paranormal terror in turn-based battles. Develop your own strategy and build your business well.

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!

Background information:
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.

GhostControl Inc. Backstage – Some data

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.

Language Support:
* English, German and French

Features :
* 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. 1.0.7 (box): GBP9.99. (download): GBP9.99/US13.90/12.99 Euro.

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