Posts Tagged ‘frictional games’

Hold Me: Amnesia Sets Date With Spooks

By Jim Rossignol on July 4th, 2010.


Frictional Games’ new horror title, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, is probably going to give me nightmares. They seem to be celebrating this with a new trailer, which sets the release date for Sepetember 8th, and reminds us why we should be interested in the gloomy spookiness of their game design. Feel vaguely disconcerted, below. (Also, the main site reveals that they are definitely planning a demo, which sounds like a good idea to me.)
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Frictional’s Known Unknown

By Kieron Gillen on April 1st, 2009.

Unknown will feature windows. EXCLUSIVE.

Aw, man. This is a bit of shame. When we were doing our Unknown Pleasures Ultromegafeature in January we tried quite hard to get the Penumbra chaps Frictional Games to talk about what they were up to next. Alas, that slipped into February. Except now it gets worse, as they show footage of their game and the work-in-progress title is… Unknown. Man! That would have been too good. Anyway – first teaser footage beneath the cut.
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Frictional Games On Penumbra And The Future

By John Walker on February 17th, 2009.

Frictional's Jens Nilsson and Thomas Grip

We’ve been stalking Frictional Games, the developers behind the indie horror series Penumbra, for a while now, trying to find out details about their new project. Along the way we asked them to look back at the process of developing Penumbra, what lessons were learned, which publishers were hated, and why horror is their passion. In a frank interview, two of Frictional’s four-man team, sound director Jens Nilsson and lead programmer Thomas Grip, talk us through the company’s past, all the while dropping a few hints about what’s next, before giving us the first solid details of their forthcoming, castle-based horror game.

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Frictional Tease Their Next Project

By John Walker on September 23rd, 2008.

I want someone to make a game that looks like artwork.

Frictional Games, they behind the Penumbra series, are beginning to tease their new game. As yet untitled, so far we know it’s a horror game, and using completely new tech.

That last detail is a big deal. Frictional first got noticed when a student project to create a graphics engine ended up being a damn site better than many professional engines out there. Superb lighting and excellent implementation of physics made for a super-fun time. However, just of late it’s beginning to look a bit dated. So far there’s no in-game evidence of what the new tech will be capable of, but there’s good reason to assume they’ll aim for something impressive. More details about the teaser website and game below.

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