About The Phantom PI
The Phantom PI Mission Apparition is a spooky, puzzly, rock’n’roll fueled adventure game starring a paranormal investigator who specializes in helping ghosts who are being bullied in the afterlife.
Step into the shoes of The Phantom PI and explore a huge haunted mansion, solve devious puzzles and avoid diabolical traps on your way to helping deceased rock-n-roll legend Marshall Staxx escape the torment of a larcenous ghoul named Baublebelly.
Upon arriving at Ravensmaw Manor, an infamous haunted house which Staxx bought shortly before his sudden (and some say cursed) rise to fame, the Phantom PI quickly realizes that the old house is a maze of strange passages and interconnected puzzles that will require his keen investigative skills to solve.
• Charming, hand-animated characters
• 20 beautifully crafted levels filled with challenging puzzles
• A gallery of 25+ collectible cards created by artists from around North America
• A detailed scrapbook holds 100+ collectibles
• Original soundtrack with 20+ haunting songs
• 100’s of spooky sound effects
• Intuitive, point-and-click gameplay
• Game Center achievements
• Family friendly
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By now PAX East 2014 is well behind us but it feels like only yesterday when we were setting up our booth and inviting folks to stop and play The Phantom PI.
There’s this amazing high that comes from being part of a show as big as PAX. This was our first time attending a PAX event so we didn’t quite know what to expect. I mean we knew it was gonna be big with something like 60k people attending and passes sold out months in advance. But the energy of the show didn’t really hit us until 10AM on Friday morning when the doors opened for the first time. We heard this huge roar of a crowd erupt in the distance and at first we were like “that’s a weird noise”. And then a moment later there was a rush of people running through the show on their way to be first in line to play their favourite games. That’s when we knew. PAX is a show that’s 100 percent for the fans of video games. And we felt right at home.
Over the course of the 3 day event, hundreds of people stopped by the Rocket 5 booth to play our game. And the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. We made a lot ofnewfriends and maybe even scored some actualfans! One person played the game for 4 hours (hi Stacie!), she made it to the last level of the demo but she had to stop before she could finish the final puzzle. She came back the next day to finish the game and told us she had a dream about how to solve it! Then there was this little girl who turned to her mom while playing the game and said “mom, I love this game!”. And a little boy when asked if he liked it goes “naaaaa…. not really”. lol
Getting ready for a show like PAX was no small amount of work for us, but it pales in comparison to the amount of time and effort put forth by the Indie MEGABOOTH organizers and volunteers. It was an absolute honour for us to be chosen as one of the games to be in the Indie MEGABOOTH and we’d like to say a special thank you to Kelly and Christopher for all of their hard work and general amazingness.
We’d also like to thank the Indie MEGABOOTH sponsors for their support including Creative Labs for providing speakers and headphones. Microsoft for providing us with a Surface Pro 2. Intel for providing a 42” TV and stand. And Alienware for providing a desktop computer and Dell monitor.
The next stop for The Phantom PI will be the Bit Bazaar Spring Fair on May 10th 2014 so if you’re in the Toronto area be sure to stop by!
Cathy, Christine and Tim will be heading over to Boston to demo our game and we’ll also be handing out some fun goodies. If you’re going too, be sure to stop by the Rocket 5 booth to say hi and take The Phantom PI for a spin! You’ll find us hanging out with our pal Cecil somewhere under the giant MEGABOOTH sign!