Paranautical Activity starts haunting Steam Early Access

I think Paranautical Activity might be the most capital-I 'Indie' release I've seen. It was successfully funded through a modest Kickstarter , approved on Steam Greenlight and, now, it's just been released on Steam Early Access . It's also a voxel-based first-person shooter roguelike set on a ghost ship: also a pretty damn Indie thing to be.

I went looking for a trailer, and, for my sins, I found one. I'm... I'm so sorry.

I think we'll stick to text from here on out, at least while your ears recover.

The game is a Binding of Isaac style randomly generated dungeon crawler, except without the top-down view of poop and fly-infested monsters. Instead, it's voxelly skulls and other paranormal dangers, which you blast away through twitch first-person shooting. Paranautical Activity is in what the developers call "an extremely functional beta form", and will be updated in the future with co-op and additional content.

If you're up to it, there's another video. This one's a more sedate examination of what the game offers, taken from the recent Kickstarter.


Phil has been PC gaming since the '90s, when RPGs had dice rolls and open world adventures were weird and French. Now he's the deputy editor of PC Gamer; commissioning features, filling magazine pages, and knowing where the apostrophe goes in '90s. He plays Scout in TF2, and isn't even ashamed.
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