Trailer: Be the Ghosts or the Hunters in Midnight Ghost Hunt

It's Ghostbusters meet Garry’s Mod’s Prop Hunt mode in the debut trailer for this title from Vaulted Sky Games.

By L.B. Lubomski

Indie developer Vaulted Sky Games showcased its first-ever game during this year’s E3 PC Gaming Show, Midnight Ghost Hunt. Heavily inspired by the popular Prop Hunt game mode from Garry’s Mod, this title is a 4v4 hide-and-seek experience of ghost hunters versus spirits.

The trailer for the game showcases ghosts hiding in inanimate objects, such as a lamp and a chair, while the hunters attempt to use their technology to locate and destroy them. Moving from object to object will be imperative, as staying in one prop for too long will mean certain “re-death.”

However, once the clock strikes midnight, four minutes into the match, the ghosts get their revenge and the ghost hunters become the prey. One ghost in the trailer even takes control of a suit of armor, floating sword-first towards the hazmat-wearing hunters. Will they be able to survive until an escape can be made? Further details on this interesting game concept can be found below.

MIDNIGHT GHOST HUNT is a multiplayer hide-and-seek game!

  • Play as either Ghosts or Ghost Hunters.
  • Ghosts can possess hide inside inconspicuous furniture and hurl themselves at invading Hunters.
  • Hunters must find and destroy all of the Ghosts before the clock strikes midnight.
  • At midnight, all dead Ghosts return as vengeful spirits!
  • The tables turn, the Hunters become the Hunted! They must try to survive the Ghost onslaught until they can escape.
  • However, midnight can be prevented if every Ghost is destroyed in the first 4 minutes of the match!
  • Alpha testing will begin later this summer.

Features

  • Play online with your friends as either a Ghost or as a Ghost Hunter
  • Ghosts may possess furniture and other objects to remain hidden in plain sight
  • Hunters are equipped with various gadgets that will help them track down the Ghosts
  • Both Ghosts and Ghost Hunters players may customize their “loadout” to specialize for a specific strategy
  • For example, “Poltergeist” Ghosts can remotely hurl objects to confuse, distract, and maim Hunters
  • Earn various cosmetic unlocks for both Ghosts and Ghost Hunters through winning matches
  • Skins, emotes, sprays, taunt sound effects can be unlocked and equipped
  • Released game will have several maps with varying themes and strategies
  • Additional maps are planned post-launch

Midnight Ghost Hunt will be released on PC, with other platforms to be announced, and will have an Alpha test later this summer. An actual retail release date is not known at this time. Interested players can sign up for the Alpha test of the game here.

Between this game and the recently-announced remaster of the 2009 Ghostbusters video game, it looks like players will have plenty of options available to satisfy their cooperative ghostbustin’ needs this year and beyond.

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About the Author

L.B. Lubomski

Lawrence "L.B." Lubomski is an avid horror movie fan, gamer, musician, historian, and aspiring author. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, L.B. was exposed to the works of local filmmaker and godfather of zombie cinema George A. Romero early on. He has since developed a particular fondness for Italian zombie/cannibal and slasher films. This passion for horror extends into other media, from survival horror video games such as Resident Evil to horror-inspired musical artists. In his spare time, L.B. pursues many interests including building his collection of vinyl records, action figures, and vintage video games as well as drumming in various local bands.

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