New release: GhostControl Inc.
Tassilo describes GhostControl as marriage of “turn-based strategy like in X-Com, business management as in Theme Hospital and insane ghosthunting like in Ghostbusters.”
GhostControl’s premise is pretty much a straight adoption of the premise from Ghostbusters:
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 customer’s 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 game features 18 types of ghosts, AI-driven competing ghost hunting businesses, and 20 hours of gameplay.
You can see a bit of the game in action (plus goofy live action video) in the release trailer:
Successfully Kickstarted in July of last year, GhostControl is now available in English, French and German, with Spanish and Russian localizations underway.
You can snag GhostControl Inc. for Windows or Mac for $13.99 from GamersGate, for Windows / Mac / Linux for $13.99 from Desura, or for Windows for £10.99 from the Windows store. (There is also an effort underway to get the game onto Steam via Steam Greenlight.)