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Feb 26, 2010
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Frictional Games is a small games developer located in the south of Sweden. They're best known titles are the adventure horror titles, Penumbra and Amnesia.

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Frictional Games' HPL1 engine used to create the Penumbra series.

Updated 1 year ago, Released May 12, 2010 with a gpl licence


An extensively updated version of HPL1 engine. Uses industry standard technologies such as OpenGL, OpenAL and Newton Game Dynamics.

Updated 10 months ago, Released Sep 6, 2010 with a commercial licence
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$19.99 USD

Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs
Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs

Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs Indie

The Swine are Rising! In 2010 Frictional Games terrified the world with the cult horror Amnesia: A Dark Descent. Now they bring you a new nightmare. Created by The Chinese Room, the studio behind Dear...

Updated 1 year ago, Released Sep 10, 2013 Single Player Adventure

$19.99 USD

Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Amnesia: The Dark Descent Indie

Amnesia: The Dark Descent, a first person survival horror. A game about immersion, discovery and living through a nightmare. An experience that will chill you to the core.

Updated 1 year ago, Released May 17, 2011 Single Player Adventure

$9.99 USD

Penumbra Collection
Penumbra Collection

Penumbra Collection Indie

Penumbra is a first person horror adventure focusing on story, immersion and puzzle solving. Violence and combat is hardly an option - the player has to use wits to guide Philip through his final test...

Updated 1 year ago, Released Oct 10, 2013 Single Player First Person Shooter
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emir388 Oct 29 2014, 5:43am said:

Man, I really love your games I finished all of your games 2 years ago, please make a new game

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BrokenBladeDev Oct 25 2013, 12:39am said:

I liked penumbra and amnesia the dark descent, but I think amnesia a machine for pigs wasn't as good. I don't know why but I think you were more focused on graphics and gameplay, because the monsters were slow and don't show up anymore. I could outrun them by walking! Thank you for your time.

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gegoxaren Sep 10 2013, 9:44am said:

Can any one over at Frictional look in to the problems with the sh.bz2 files?
They are too small and corrupt.
bunzip will not even extract it, it says the bz2 file is corrupt.

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UnheimlichStudio Aug 13 2013, 5:11am said:

i wait the second amnesia *0*

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chiefyork Jul 27 2013, 8:26am said:

to everyone who says Amnesia should be free: the folks at frictional games spent countless hours making it so they deserve to be paid for making such a good game. trust me its worth the buy and i bet you guys can earn the 20 bucks it costs to buy it.

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zdogg94 May 5 2014, 7:02pm replied: Online

i paid 10 on steam and its way worth it

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AudioGhostX Oct 13 2013, 9:38pm replied:

ikr, what do they think this is one of those generic boring horror games like all the slender games and stuff? This is actually a good, quality horror game worth the money.

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zdogg94 May 5 2014, 7:04pm replied: Online

defenetly worth it

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Crazeddog38 Jul 11 2013, 3:36pm said:

you guys make some pretty bad *** horro games

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Paper_Guy Jul 20 2013, 12:09am replied:

It's okay... You can swear on the Internet.

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Sodra Tvargatan 6
252 26 Helsingborg
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@TheRealShareeq @PettyJTyrant I (Thomas) learned most stuff on my own actually! If u are interested there are TONS of resources online. Oct 30 2014, 4:57pm
In case you have not played the Penumbra series you can now get all games real cheap on steam: T.co Oct 30 2014, 4:28pm
Here is an article where Thomas rambles about the current state of horror: T.coOct 29 2014, 4:27pm
Amneisa: A Machine For Pigs is now in Humble Indie Bundle 13 along with a bunch of other cool games: T.co Oct 28 2014, 6:48pm
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