Midnight Ghost Hunt

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Coffee Stain Publishing
Developer: She Was Such A Good Horse (EU), Vaulted Sky Games (US)

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'Midnight Ghost Hunt' New Closed Beta Weekend Planned, Accepting Sign-Ups - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2022 @ 2:05 p.m. PST

Midnight Ghost Hunt is a ghostly hide-and-seek 4v4 multiplayer game where you play as either Ghosts or Ghost Hunters against other players.

The Ghosts hide inside inconspicuous furniture and hurl themselves at invading Hunters.

The Hunters must find and destroy all of the Ghosts before the clock strikes MIDNIGHT.

At MIDNIGHT, the lights flicker off and 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.

In Midnight Ghost Hunt, take control as either a hunter or a ghost in this chaotic 4v4 hide-and-seek game which brings a bold and thrilling new take on the prop hunt genre. Hunters must work together using an array of hi-tech gadgets and weapons to hunt down and destroy Ghosts as they attempt to conceal themselves around Midnight Ghost Hunt’s chilling maps. The Spectrophone, Radar and Pathfinder can detect ghostly presences, while a range of sledgehammers, harpoons, and salt-spewing shotguns can be utilised to destroy the Ghosts. Use the Vacuum to hoover up any spectral remains.

Ghost players possess seemingly innocuous objects in order to hide from the Hunters and bide their time until the witching hour. The spectres will want to keep moving to keep their ectoplasm buildup low or else risk being discovered by the Hunters. Ghosts also have the ability to claim supernatural powers, which include turning invisible, causing furniture to float, and conjuring a dangerous Ghostly miasma. Ghosts can even hide in plain sight by masquerading as a Hunter’s doppelgänger!

The Hunters will desperately try to destroy every Ghost before the clock strikes MIDNIGHT. If they fail, the tables turn, the Ghosts become supercharged and the Hunters become the Hunted. They must try to stay alive long enough for evac to arrive.

Publisher Coffee Stain and developer Vaulted Sky Games announced the arrival of Midnight Ghost Hunt’s second closed Beta weekend, taking place between 28th-30th January, ahead of the game’s launch in Early Access later this year. 

New players brave enough to step into the ghostly frey can register for a chance to take part in the January Beta now on the Steam store page whilst ghost-hunting veterans will automatically gain access to the new Beta shenanigans.

After a first closed Beta in October 2021 which saw servers stress-tested with thousands of players, the team are inviting Hunters and Ghosts back to the hallowed halls of Midnight Ghost Hunt’s array of spooktacular maps to kickstart the new year.

“We’re so excited to be kicking off the new year with our second  Beta test,” said Samuel Malone, Game Director of Vaulted Sky Games. “We’ve been hard at work taking onboard all the great feedback from the Halloween Beta, making significant improvements to balancing, matchmaking attunement, performance and overall technical quality to make Midnight Ghost Hunt the most fun experience it can be. We all love this game more than we can say and can’t wait to show players what we’ve been up to!”. 

“The team continues to wow us with their work on Midnight Ghost Hunt, this new Beta will show off our most recent focus on performance, quality of life features, and player progression. The creativity and energy of the team, as well as the fun we have playing together, is what we love about working on this game, and we look forward to hearing fan’s thoughts as we get closer and closer to launch this year!” said Sebastian Badylak, Executive Producer, Coffee Stain Publishing.

Key Features:

  • TONGUE-IN-CHEEK HIDE-AND-SEEK: As a Ghost, conceal yourself inside seemingly harmless pieces of furniture to evade preying Hunters… but when their backs are turned, turn the environment against them with telekinetic bombardment. No chair, lamp, or grandfather clock is innocent in this hijinks-heavy frenzy.
  • MIDNIGHT MAYHEM: The fun isn’t over yet...when the clock strikes twelve, the witching hour begins, and the Hunters become the Hunted. The tables turn and Ghosts become supercharged, giving Hunters a limited amount of time to survive their vengeful wrath.
  • MURDEROUS 4v4 MULTIPLAYER: Play together and communicate with your team and ensure a triumphant victory, giving each other pointers on the paths enemies tend to tread. Create synergies with your team's abilities to outthink and outwit your opponents.
  • HARNESS SUPERNATURAL ABILITIES: The restrictions of reality don’t apply to Ghosts, of course. Claim your supernatural powers, which include turning invisible, causing furniture to float, and conjuring a dangerous Ghostly miasma. Ghosts can even hide in plain sight by masquerading as a Hunter’s doppelgänger! Ghostly Perks include avoiding traps with Untrappable, seeing nearby Hunters through walls with Perception, and extended possess range with Ghostly Reach.
  • ARMED AND READY: Hunters must choose their weapons from a full range of hi-tech gadgets designed to cast out Ghosts from our plane of existence. Detect ghostly presences with the Spectrophone, Radar and Pathfinder, capture them with a Trap, and suck up their spectral remains with the Vacuum – or just blast them to smithereens with the Spectral Cannon, sledgehammers, harpoons, salt-spewing shotguns, and more. Hunters can also select Perks to give them a special boost. Choose from Lightweight’s extra burst of speed, Healing Aura’s health-replenishing capabilities and a host of other powers to get ahead of the game.
  • A BEVY OF BLOOD-CURDLING MAPS: Explore an array of unsettling settings, including an abandoned theatre, eerie mansion and cursed pirate ship. Each location brings with it different tactical considerations and items to throw about… as well as varying opportunities to play tricks on your opponents.

Midnight Ghost Hunt is in development for PC (Steam), with other platforms being considered, scheduled for 2022.

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