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GhostControl Inc. - ghostly strategy game - shipping. Needs Greenlight support. Manual and demo available.

Application Systems announces the launch of GhostControl Inc. for Mac/PC/Linux. 

Manual and demo of the game are completed as well.

The Steam Greenlight campaign is looking for more votes here:

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=200811463

The demo can be downloaded here:

http://www.application-systems.co.uk/ghostcontrolinc/downloads.html

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:

http://www.application-systems.co.uk/ghostcontrolinc/buy.html

GhostControl Inc. is scheduled for release in the Mac App Store 

on January 30th, 2014.

https://itunes.apple.com/app/id785392007

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.

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.

Bug fixes

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

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.

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. (box): £9.99

GhostControl Inc. (download): £9.99 • US13.90 • 12.99 Euro

Detailed Information: 

http://www.application-systems.co.uk/ghostcontrolinc

System requirements:

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

Linux:

Basic hardware as for Windows systems. 32-bit and 64-bit 

systems/Debian based. Also sucessfully installed on Ubuntu and Gentoo.

Try demo first.

Language:

Manual: English

Box: English

Software: English

Rating: Suitable for ages twelve and up

Languages included:

English, German, French

 

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