March 9, 2011 in Gaming (E)
[prMac.com] Warsaw, Poland - Renowned game developer and publisher Codeminion today is pleased to announce the release of their hit horror-adventure Phantasmat on the Mac App Store. The acclaimed game is available for download immediately at the price of $19.99.
Phantasmat marks the evolution of the adventure-horror genre in casual games. Combining compelling plot with hidden-object & match-3 mechanics, this game follows up with beautifully hand drawn art and AAA production values. The game immerses the player in the dark story of a sunken city and mysterious hotel still inhabited by its former citizens. The suspense is heightened by an impressive soundtrack by Rob Westwood. "Our goal was to go above and beyond of what most casual adventure games on the market represent. We wanted a game that is simple and fun to play for everyone, but which still offers the players an engrossing mystery and beautifully realized world to explore" - said Lead Designer Tom Grochowiak.
While Phantasmat operates in the realm of modern casual adventure using hidden object and match-3 mechanic, it also features a deep story and setting more akin to the classic adventure games of the past. Each of the complex characters the player meets is professionally voiced, including an appearance by Michael McConnohie of Diablo 2, World of Warcraft and Mass Effect fame. As Codeminion co-owner Konrad Olesiewicz said: "Our aim was to create an immersive adventure game with some horror elements, featuring superb graphics and music as well an engaging storyline. We wanted a casual game that can still be appreciated by the hardcore adventure fans. I believe we succeeded in this with Phantasmat, which might be one of our best games to date."
Phantasmat returns the glory days of 2d adventure games, combining extensive locations with a large amount of logical puzzles and highly customized experience. The player can pick from three vastly different difficulty modes, and is able to switch the gameplay from Hidden Object to Match-3 at any moment to suit her likings. Quoting Codeminion co-owner and designer Maciej Biedrzycki: "At Codeminion, we always aspire to create games which stand out from the crowd. Our games always feature top-notch graphics blended with an unique approach to classic game modes. While maintaining our signature attention to detail, we always aim to include some unique mechanic twists in our titles".
The Collector's Edition features extra game content such as an additional hour of gameplay incorporated into the Epilogue. Players also get access to development materials, like concept art, character profiles and the official soundtrack by Rob Westwood.
* Beautiful hand-rendered graphics
* Fully voiced characters
* Over 100 gorgeously realized locations and puzzles
* Immersive and well-written plot
* An hour of original music by Rob Westwood
* Ability to switch between hidden object mode and match-3 at any time
Collector's edition of the game features:
* Additional Epilogue adventure providing an extra hour of gameplay
* Bonus content such as access to concept art and game soundtrack
* Earlier access to the game
* Mac OS X 10.6 or later
* 248 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Phantasmat Collector's Edition 1.11 is $19.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Games category. Phantasmat Collector's Edition is also available for purchase at the Codeminion website. The game is available in English, German, French and Polish on both Mac and PC.
Founded in 2004, Codeminion S.C. is an independent game development studio based in Warsaw, Poland. Codeminion S.C. has successfully developed and published many hit games such as Ancient Quest of Saqqarah(TM), Brunhilda and the Dark Crystal(TM) and Magic Match(TM). Preferring quality over quantity, Codeminion focuses on creating clever, innovative and highly polished titles for demanding gamers. Copyright (C) 2004-2011 Codeminion S.C. All Rights Reserved. Codeminion, GameClubCafe are registered trademarks and Bayo Bongo, Brunhilda and the Dark Crystal, StoneLoops! of Jurassica, Ancient Quest of Saqqarah are trademarks of Codeminion S.C. TwinBottles is a trademark of TwinBottles S.C. Apple, the Apple logo and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.