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' Gets Summer Early Access Content Update, Unveils 2022 Roadmap

by Rainier on June 23, 2022 @ 11:07 a.m. PDT

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.

Developer Vaulted Sky Games and publisher Coffee Stain are happy to share Midnight Ghost Hunt’s 2022 roadmap, with a new Steam Early Access content patch coming to the game today!

Following consistent minor patches post-launch and a brand new map unleashed in May, players will have access to new skins, emotes, and a good look at what’s coming up next for the ghoul-busting hit. 

Midnight Ghost Hunt’s new in-match challenge system shakes up the competition, with the opportunity to earn bonus shards through completing specific, but still optional, tasks. Hunters who think they have the ability to wipe out three ghosts with just a Salt Shotgun, or Ghosts who think they can render a Hunter senseless with a Corrupted Prop, need only complete their mission to reap the rewards. 
Joining this feature in the patch are brand new Hunter skins, emotes, victory poses, and even an additional Hero prop to possess. Strip down in the heat of the summer with the Birthday skin, or roam the School map like you own the joint as a Jock. Alongside these come the new Bully, Disco Dance, and Hyperventilate Emotes to annoy those sore losers, which double up as Victory Poses – the last of which is the Satisfactory Clap. The cherry on top of course is the new possessable “Ghost in the TV” Hero prop which allows Ghosts to swipe at their adversaries through the screen, and is accessible in the Museum, School, and Asylum maps.

Alongside this bevy of content comes the game’s first roadmap, shedding light on what’s coming up for Midnight Ghost Hunt over the latter half of the year. On a technical level, the next few months will see the addition of dedicated servers and host migration, as well as an array of exciting new content such as a thrilling new map, more hero props, and cosmetics galore. The final quarter of the year will deliver another new map, more hero props and cosmetics, and for the first time since launch, new gear and abilities!

Midnight Ghost Hunt is available on Steam Early Access for $19.99 at full price, but those looking to join the (bargain) hunt can grab the game at a 30% discount from today until July 7th in Steam’s Summer Sale.

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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