Back in 2011, I blogged about how game designer Jon Ivan had impressively created a massively detailed multi-level mod for Doom 3 called Phantasm Beyond that featured characters and locations from the entire Phantasm series. You could battle dwarves, traverse the spacegate and directly take on the Tall Man. Simply put, it was an amazing creation.
Well, it's 2016 and Jon is back with a huge update to his mod, which is being called Phantasm Beyond II. It seems that he has positively outdone himself this time by drawing even more series elements into his world - including bits from the upcoming Phantasm Ravager and the never-produced Phantasm's End! Pictures from the release clearly show one of Ravager's mace spheres as well as Roger Avary's plague zone from End. On a strangely wonderful note, it appears that Jon has plunked a replica of the Bates Motel mansion onto the Red Planet (see the pic at the link below!) These are but a few of the surprises that await inside the levels of Phantasm Beyond II.
I'd also be lying if I told you I wasn't delighted as hell to see that he included both editions of my book, Phantasm Exhumed, in his new mod! My books can be seen inside a glass case of items you might be able to procure. Other items include all five Phantasm films, the rare Kate Coscarelli novelization, a Tall Man action figure and even the novel that Mike had on his desk in the first film. Jon's attention to detail here is staggering! (I wonder if buying the movies on home video in the game will cost you an arm and a leg like they currently do in the real world?)
Click here to see a whole gallery of terrific images from Phantasm Beyond II and find out how to download it!
Here are more than twenty glorious screenshots from Jon's new game mod. To download this on your own computer and explore the world of Phantasm, you'll first need to have Doom 3 installed on your machine. To that end, you can either go buy the physical game and install it or simply download it for a measly $9.99. You can then download Jon's mod level here!