You wake up on an abandoned spaceship. Shortly after, a text-log, left by doctor Heartman, catches your eye. Its content speeds up your pulse. You don’t believe what you see while your heart is thumping abnormally in your chest. Calming down, keeping your mind under control and collecting your thoughts is what you need right now. You think you hear footsteps; suspicion that the doctor is lying about everything would cross your mind if it wasn’t for a sudden, inhuman scream.

Phantaruk is a small survival horror video game. You will stand against an evil in its material form. You have to avoid the monster which traverses abandoned “Colonial-02” corridors and leave the spaceship alive.

The objective would be much easier if it wasn’t for the fact that you had been infected by a mutagenic virus and were a test subject for a vaccine. What does the virus do to a living tissue? This is what you have to experience on your own skin.

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0 comments by Kordgorn on Apr 20th, 2015

We are happy to announce that ‘Phantaruk’ made it to Steam via Greenlight. In other words – we got Valve’s attention and Gabe’s employees opened the door to release our horror game in their store.

I’ll admit – it wasn’t easy. First days gave us a kick which had to be (and was, in the end) enough to the end of the campaign. However, it turned out that after a momentary boost, which had resulted in 40% of required votes without any advertising, there was a stagnation. In the next 30 days we had to fight for each, single vote. The problem was not that the game wasn’t appreciated enough – almost 60% of people upvoted our project on Greenlight. The truth was simple – people didn’t know about us. ‘Phantaruk’ doesn’t have any catch-phrases or catch-images, the mechanics, which is not very original, won’t appeal to the masses. The basic issue was then the game design which from the beginning hadn’t been set up to sell the product. Luckily, there were (many!) people who liked the atmosphere and the way of building tension in the game (that was its main element).

What’s more, game media wrote about ‘Phantaruk’, what brought us ca. 10 percentage points more on Greenlight. Each appearance on couple of game websites gave a good result (we recieved great feedback and positive reviews, one below) but also a small disappointment – only 200 votes?

I don’t want it to look like a “post mortem” text so I’ll just summarize it with some final statistics: we had over 1000 votes, what was 57% needed to get to Top 100. It seems Valve doesn’t always pick games from Top 100 but also doesn’t forget about the rest.

We hope we’ll deliver you a nice game which will scare you more than once. That’s why I’d like to thank all of you who believed in us and upvoted and therefore helped ‘Phantaruk’ get on Steam.

Thanks from Polyslash team! :)

That's all. :)

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Phantaruk Demo v.0.8.4

Phantaruk Demo v.0.8.4

Mar 14, 2015 Demo 0 comments

Phantaruk is a small survival horror video game. You will stand against an evil in its material form, a monster which traverses abandoned “Colonial-02”...

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Mrkingofmetal Mar 30 2015, 2:41pm says:

Hey dude. I played your game :D it was actually really hilarious. The Monsters are glitched. And they where running through the wall :D

Anyway here's my gameplay :)

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Kordgorn Creator
Kordgorn Mar 31 2015, 5:44am replied:

Thanks for sharing! You were pretty scared ;)

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Szamer Mar 23 2015, 5:43am says:

I found this game really fun and creepy which means ill have another go at it when i get time. The monster was so awesome at the same time as scary especially when i walked right into it haha anyway the game looks awesome and has lots of potential good job.

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Kordgorn Creator
Kordgorn Mar 24 2015, 2:57am replied:

Thanks for review and awesome let's play! :) If you have any ideas about gameplay just give us a hint to consider.

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Kiloscott Mar 15 2015, 3:25pm says:

My let's play -

I finally got to check out this awesome looking game! I really liked it. It's a very fun demo even though I'm kind of bad at it. It's very creepy and it feels like a constant race against the clock because you need 2 things, resources and to make progress. You'll constantly be looking for things to stay alive and it makes for a tense atmosphere.

The monster is very well done. It's not extremely tough to keep out of his way but he'll chase you and catch you if he does find you. I also really like it's design too. It's very creepy as I said. ;)

The only thing I found that was a bit annoying was how the game didn't pause when you're reading the logs. Your "Rem" still goes down when you're reading and that sort of made me feel inclined to only skim over the logs to find important door codes instead of getting immersed in the story.

Other then that one thing I think this game is great! I'm impressed and will be playing it again! I can't wait to see what you have in store next.

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Kordgorn Creator
Kordgorn Mar 18 2015, 5:23pm replied:


Thanks for recording and sharing this awesome video. We are really happy that you liked our game!

Your opinion is really important. In the next version of 'Phantaruk' one of the changes will be that Rem doesnt raise so fast when reading logs (we are thinking about implementing something like a "focus mode" - when you are in inventory, everything else will be in slow-mo).

Thanks again!

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linyuheng2000 Mar 15 2015, 12:25am says:

This game looks good.How much for the full vision?

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Kordgorn Creator
Kordgorn Mar 15 2015, 6:01am replied:

Free or 3-5$. We will see. :P

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Indurok Mar 9 2015, 6:36pm says:

Are we going to have to pay for this game? Just wondering, because I also want to record this for YouTube when it comes out.

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Kordgorn Creator
Kordgorn Mar 9 2015, 7:02pm replied:

Demo is going to be free but the game will cost something about 3-5$. But if you are a let's player send us a message with your YT channel link to and we will give you a key for free when we release Phantaruk.

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