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Amnesia: The Dark Descent

1 month ago

Amnesia: The Dark Descent is now open source

In the run-up to the release of Amnesia: Rebirth, Frictional Games are continuing to show love to their first Amnesia game for its tenth anniversary. Paying tribute to the modding community that's played no small part in Amnesia's longevity, Frictional have now released the source code for Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs freely online.

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2 months ago

In an alternate universe, Amnesia: The Dark Descent included Jesus and trampolines

In all of horror, the true terror often lies in threats of things that might have been more than what really is. A jump scare that's just a gust of wind or a monster that's actually a hallucination, you know the kind. Here's a truly frightening prospect then: a version of Amnesia: The Dark Descent with some very different details. Frictional Games celebrated the game's…

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8 months ago

Amnesia: Rebirth will continue Frictional’s fine horror series in autumn

After a stretch of teasing and ARG puzzling, Soma developers Frictional Games today announced their next game, Amnesia: Rebirth. This autumn they'll return to the first-person horror series that made their name with a new protagonist, a new setting, and new awfulness. Have a peek in the announcement trailer below.

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Here’s the first actual teaser video for Frictional’s next horror game

If you've not heard, those folks who done underwater horror game Soma and haunted house horror game Amnesia: The Dark Descent are working on another thing that is almost certainly a horror game. And look, it's a scary desert game this time around. Probably. We don't know for sure yet because so far they've led players on an ARG—that's alternate reality game—looking for clues about…

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10 months ago

The developers of SOMA and Amnesia: The Dark Descent are up to something new

The folks over at Frictional Games seem to have something new in the works. The studio has largely been quiet since releasing SOMA back in 2015 aside from adding a monster-free Safe Mode to the spooky underwater game. Frictional overhauled their old website just before taking a holiday break and in the update have added a new entry to the "games" tab simply called "Next…

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2 years ago

Amnesia: The Dark Descent is now haunted by Hard Mode

With the season of spooky celebrations kicking off, Amnesia: The Dark Descent has added a Hard Mode for people who wish to suffer terrible cruelty as they explore the horrible ghost house of meat monsters. The new mode, added to 2010's first-person spooker in a patch today, makes the meatmen more murderous and starves us of comforting light so we lose our mind (and then…

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Amnesia: The Dark Descent adding Hard Mode for hard nuts

I was jolly pleased when Frictional Games patched a 'Safe Mode' into Soma, letting fraidypants like me freely explore the undersea horror. Conversely, I said "Ha ha ha NOPE" aloud after Frictional announced today that they will next add a new difficulty level to Amnesia: The Dark Descent - a 'Hard Mode' to freak your nut out and murder you hard. No thank you! But…

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3 years ago

Boo! Both Amnesia games are free right now on Steam

If you have not bought the Amnesia first-person spookers intentionally, inadvertently acquired them in an old bundle you don't really remember buying, nor grabbed them when they were free in January good news: both Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs are free for keepsies right now on Steam. What's changed since the last giveaway? I still have not finished either of…

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Remember this: both Amnesia games are free right now

Hey, come here a second. I want you to stare at this dank room full of eerie machinery. Really give it a good stare. Drink in the atmosphere, maybe play with some of the meatblobs, think about how small we are in the universe, andBOO!Liked that, did you? If you quite like a spot of spooking with cosmic horror and science gone meatwild, you might…

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5 years ago

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].…

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From The Depths: Soma’s Sound And Story

Next week, Frictional's Soma [official site] will finally be available. Amnesia: The Dark Descent is five years old and surely everyone is ready for another round of the first-person frighteners? I've already played a fairly large chunk of the game and will have a review ready for you before launch, so you can trust me when I say that the "story trailer" below has been…

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Free Cheese & Whine: Red Alert 2 & Amnesia Now Free

That's the cheese of Yuri with his mind-controlled squid and the whine of you whimpering as horrible things stalk you through the dark, to be clear.Point is: you can now download and keep forever Westwood Studios' olde RTS Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 and Frictional Games not-so-oldish first-person spooker Amnesia: The Dark Descent and not in that way, you little urchin. RA2 (plus its…

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6 years ago

Don’t Stay Away From The Trapdoor, An Amnesia Mod

Somewhere in the dark and nasty regions, where nobody goes, stands an ancient castle, according to an old British legend. Deep within this dank and uninviting place, lives Jonathan Burke, overworked servant of "the thing upstairs." But that's nothing compared to the horrors that lurk beneath the trap door, for there is always something down there, in the dark, waiting to come out.Don't you download…

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7 years ago

So Much Clanky, Creepy Foreboding In This SOMA Trailer

Everyone knows that the scariest things aren't actually monsters themselves. It's the horrors lurking in our own runaway imaginations, creatures of such impossible (and impossibly specific) phobia that our only recourse is to head for the hills long before we ever see them. That's the power of a great horror environment. SOMA's Upsilon research facility, for instance, creaks, groans, and whines quietly to itself like…

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Play Gone Home’s Original Prototype… In Amnesia

Everything starts somewhere. Even the greatest of successes have humble beginnings, and Gone Home's previously known origins were already pretty darn grassroots. That makes this revelation about its start as an Amnesia: The Dark Descent mod double-humble, as far as I'm concerned. What I'm saying is, Gone Home could be in a Humble Bundle all by itself. It is that humble. But anyway. Frictional and Fullbright…

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A Second Look At SOMA

We still don't know much about SOMA, Amnesia developers Frictional's next game. But there is a general theme emerging from the teaser videos: the first video showed an engineer attempting to communicate with what appeared to be a H.R. Giger's CRT monitor. This new video shows the same engineer talking to a disassembled robot. In the game's fiction, it's a "standard UH3 articulated robot," and…

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CRT Of Evil: Frictional’s Next Game Is SOMA

I've spent the past few days F5ing Frictional's teaser site for their next game, which has been promising a new sci-fi game from Amnesia chaps. Well, my patience has finally been rewarded. The site is live with a scant amount of data about a thing called SOMA. All the information is based on the game's fiction, so there's no context to what we're seeing. All…

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8 years ago

Afraid Of The Light? Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs Trailer

It's been too long since we saw some moving pictures of the Amnesia sequel, A Machine For Pigs, this time developed by the Dear Esther team, thechineseroom. But we need wait no longer, as the fast approach of All Saints Day means spooky footage is of the highest order, and you can see the new trailer below. It's a bit scary.

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Amnesia Devs Hint At Next Project, Dismiss Piracy

It's easy to forget Amnesia. And I don't mean that in the sense that it's a forgettable experience (it's most certainly not) or that amnesia, the unfortunate mental condition, might lead to forgetfulness (duh). Rather, Dark Descent's been out for two years, and it's become pretty far removed from the public eye. Sure, it'll occasionally pop up on the cover of some trashy tabloid rag (Did…

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