Over this past weekend at the SXSW Gaming Awards ceremony, Vaulted Sky Games and Coffee Stain revealed an early access gameplay trailer for Midnight Ghost Hunt.
Narrated by lead developer Sam Malone, the trailer highlighted gameplay of the 4v4 hide and seek title. As an added bonus, the developer announced a spring 2022 early access release.
Diving into the Midnight Ghost Hunt early access gameplay trailer, viewable below, the core mechanics are covered in the nearly 3 minute long video. Ghost hunters have various loadouts they can use to track and eliminate ghosts at a haunted location. When the hunters arrive they will have five minutes to track, destroy, and vacuum up all the ghosts.
Ghosts too have their own loadouts to hide, survive, and fight back. When the clock strikes midnight only a single ghost needs to have survived and the witching hour begins. The ghosts who survived are empowered and all defeated ghosts return not as empowered. Hunters are now the hunted and they must survive five minutes until evac arrives.
The game features a mix of DIY gadgets and gizmos for hunters. All of these tools and toys are designed to track, locate, and obliterate ghosts. Props give ghosts are fighting chance. Using creativity, hijinks, and their abilities, ghosts can evade, mislead, and even eliminate hunters. For example that levitating lamp might be possessed or a clever decoy.
Midnight Ghost Hunt currently has a yet to be announced release date in spring 2022. On Steam players are invited to add the game to their wishlist. For more information about Midnight Ghost Hunt follow @PlayMGH on Twitter, join the official Discord or visit the game’s website at midnightghosthunt.com.
Coffee Stain (@Coffee_Stain Twitter) is made up of three teams: Coffee Stain Studios, Coffee Stain North, and Coffee Stain Publishing. Coffee Studios was founded in 2010 and is located in Skövde, Sweden. Coffee Stain North was founded in 2013 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden. Coffee Stain Publishing started in 2017 and is also working to publish games from other developers.
Vaulted Sky Games (@VaultedSkyGames Twitter) is a new indie game studio with a love for multiplayer games. The studio believes that the very best gaming experiences can be derived from engaging with others. Additional the studio aims to prove that compelling games can be created by a small team that can quickly adapt and incorporate new ideas as they arrive.