GOOD SHEPHERD ENTERTAINMENT REVEALS CREATIVEFORGE GAMES’ PHANTOM DOCTRINE, A TACTICAL CONSPIRACY THRILLER
The hearts and minds behind Hard West return with their most ambitious game yet, coming next year to consoles and Windows PC
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands and WARSAW, Poland – Aug. 22, 2017 – Good Shepherd Entertainment and independent developer CreativeForge Games have oﬃcially revealed Phantom Doctrine, a turn-based tactical Cold War espionage game from the creators of Hard West for consoles and Windows PC.
Set in 1983 during the Cold War, Phantom Doctrine is an alternate history thriller in which players lead The Cabal, a secret organization dedicated to fighting a global conspiracy committed to controlling the world by pitting world leaders and nations against one another. Deception is the great equalizer as players will have to operate from the shadows to exploit every vulnerability – ruthlessly interrogate and brainwash enemies and allies alike to create double agents, saboteurs or unwitting collaborators.
Develop and defend your base of operations, recruit agents from the world’s many factions, and research new tech to give your operatives the advantage. Campaign missions deliver sprawling tactical encounters that revolve around two key pillars: stealth and explosive, all-out attacks. Your team of operatives can be deployed into the ﬁeld either fully armed or disguised as civilians, allowing them to inﬁltrate dangerous areas undetected at the expense of heavy weapons and armor.
Decode and analyze your way through immersive investigations to expose far-reaching conspiracies and elusive targets. Delve into the oppressive dark corners of the volatile 1980s with atmospheric visuals and an unnerving soundtrack by award-winning composer Marcin Przybylowicz of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt fame.
For those attending PAX West 2017, Phantom Doctrine will have a hands-on demo available by appointment at Booth #6103. If you’d like to set one up, just let us know and we’ll get it sorted.
Phantom Doctrine will launch in 2018 on Windows PC and consoles. For the latest updates as development progresses, please visit www.facebook.com/PDoctrineGame, and follow the teams on Twitter @GoodShepherdEnt and @PhantomDoctrine.
About CreativeForge Games
CreativeForge Games S.A. is an independent games development studio based in Warsaw, Poland. Founded in 2011 by veterans of the Polish games industry and infused with creativity of talented newcomers, it has since shipped two diﬀerent projects: Ancient Space, a space combat RTS published by Paradox Interactive, and Hard West, a turn-based action game combining evolved mechanics of a classic genre with innovative twists in design, storytelling and setting, published in 2015 by Gambitious. CreativeForge Games is currently working on Phantom Doctrine, a Cold War conspiracy tactical game, set to be published on PC and consoles in 2018 by Good Shepherd Entertainment.
About Good Shepherd Entertainment
Good Shepherd Entertainment publishes video games from independent artists worldwide and operates a proprietary investment platform for a growing global network of qualiﬁed investors seeking risk-mitigated participation in the $130B video game industry. Originally established in the Netherlands in 2011 as an equity crowdfunding platform under the name Gambitious BV, the Company became a publisher in 2014 with the release of Train Fever, which was the ﬁrst game ever successfully published with equity crowdfunding. The Company has since funded and released over a dozen original games across eight digital platforms. The founders of Devolver Digital and Croteam, two very successful companies in independent game development and publishing, invested in the Company and joined its management in 2012. The Company rebranded in 2017 as Good Shepherd Entertainment following an investment by Advance/Newhouse, having established a track record of success with both independent developers and investors. www.GoodShepherd.games