My friend (the developer) added some more info – if you’re interested :):
“Let’s get the obvious stuff out of the way, shall we? Phantom Beasts is a shooter side scroller indie game where you collect powerful hybrid beasts called phantoms. Each Phantom grants you special abilities to kick some ass.
You can check it out here: www.phantomBeasts.studio
But what (THE F**K) does it have to do with his traumatic past?
Well the story of the main campaign is a mesh of stuff that went down a few years ago, back when I was still on active duty. actually it was about 13 years ago – but I guess some things heal very slowly.
About 6 years ago I went on a trip, with a bunch of guys who served together in the military – it was kind of a “group therapy trip” I guess. We talked about some stuff there.. some heavy stuff. A lot has been floating in my head since then and I felt the need to do something about it…
So yea – some of that stuff wrote itself into a TV series pilot, and the rest is turning into an action indie game, with a dark back story following the main campaign. The TV series and the indie game… both set in a cyberpunk dystopian city… And… it’s also got dark poemonish-like beasts… naturally XD !!! It sounds like a car crash, I know, but trust me guys, it all adds up and ties together quite nice.
Feel free to share if you are making a game/writing/drawing – whatever -out of similar feelings and events. I will try to write about this some more on the website and social media.”