The Action Points Podcast! Episode 57: Phantasmal Fears with Joe Chang

In this episode:

We chat with New Zealand based developer Joe Chang of Eyemobi and currently Kickstarting a procedurally generated horror game, Phantasmal. We also talk about horror games in general, Kickstarter, procedurally generated shooters, and some of our fears. Evan talks about Mother 3 again (Spoiler for Action Points Podcast Bingo, but then again it’s pretty much the free middle space).


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Episode 57 – Phantasmal Fears with Joe Chang

Music: Theme for Harold (var. 2) by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a CC Attribution 3.0.

Links for the things we talked about:

Check out Joe’s Kickstarter for Phantasmal, a roguelike(like) procedurally generated horror game, also currently on Steam Greenlight. You can also check them out on Twitter as @Joe_Eyemobi and Facebook.

The Conjuring


Ju-on: The Grudge

The Eye

Scary Hair/The Wig

The Single Noun Horror Movie Title

Silent Hill

P.T. (Playable Teaser, or Public Transport)

Howard Phillips Lovecraft, racist

Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth

The Binding of Isaac

Condemned: Criminal Origins

KiwiGameStarter by the New Zealand Game Developers Association

Scraps, a vehicle combat game that will also be present at PAX Australia 2014

Yogventures and Clang are two high-profile video game Kicstarter failures that happened in 2014

Solarix ran an unsuccessful Kickstarter campaign, but appear to still be working on the game.

Hellgate: London was later redeveloped into Hellgate

Tower of Guns

Evan has recorded video playthroughs of both Tower of Guns and Phantasmal



Deus Ex


Well, apparently Huntsman spiders have ‘book lungs‘ but so do most other spiders

Jazzpunk (which Evan has previously reviewed here and we also spoke about on the podcast here)

Evan likes talking about Mother 3.

Mass Effect

Dead Space

Alien: Isolation

Join us at PAX Australia 2014 from 31 October – 2 November 2014. Joe and Phantasmal will be at the ANZ Indie Pavilion.

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