Posts Tagged ‘Penumbra: Requiem’

The Final Chapter: Penumbra – Twilight Of The Archaic

While Frictional are exploring the depths of consciousness in their latest creep-fest Soma, other developers are continuing the story they began in Penumbra [official site] all those years ago. A team going by the name CounterCurrent Games released an unofficial total conversion going by the name Necrologue last Halloween and this year they finished the story with the fantastically-named Twilight of the Archaic [official site]. Just look at that title for a few seconds. It’s magnificent. The games are built on Amnesia: The Dark Descent so you’ll need that to play, and can then download both Necrologue and Teatime of the Archaic from ModDB or through Steam.

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It Ain’t Penumbra till the fat lady sings.

It's the third time we've used slightly different versions of this screenshot. Man! Penumbra guys! Release more screens!
The actual development of Penumbra is proving just as shocking as the horror-games themselves. We thought the series was over, with the planned two parts being crammed into the final Black Plague. Except it’s not true – a final downloadable expansion pack will be available from Paradox namechecked-a-bit-too-much-in-the-last-week’s Gamersgate. It’s called Penumbra: Requiem and it’ll be out in around June and – bar that – we know little. The press release mentions “This time telling what is real and what is not will be even harder and not always trusting your senses will be essential in order to survive,” which is going to be my excuse when the police find Jim’s brutalised body in the Kitchen. The defence via Cartesian Doubt in Existence always goes down well in my experience.

(“It Ain’t Penumbra till the fat lady sings”? – Ed)