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Paranautical Activity combines the classic FPS action of games like Doom and Quake, with the randomness and difficulty of modern roguelikes like Binding of Isaac and Spelunky.

It's available now on Desura for $9.99. Buying the beta get's you all future updates for the game, as well as the full game when it comes out.

Visit our webstite at CodeAvarice.com to stay up to date on upcoming patches, and the latest developments.

  • Rustle will ruin your life
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  • V1.2 Patch Video screenshots
  • Banshee
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  • Hanz, the chainsaw wielding nazi.
  • New items coming in V1.1
Paranautical Activity UPDATED! Giant neon snails, cannons, and more!


Paranautical Activity UPDATED! Giant neon snails, cannons, and more!

This update changes the game more than we ever thought possible. It really is like a whole new game.

May 26, 2014 News
Desura's 7 Days of Horror Sale - Day Six


Desura's 7 Days of Horror Sale - Day Six

Today's title in the 7 Days of Horror is Paranautical Activity - an eerie underwater adventure for a deep sea price of only $2.49. That's 75% off!

Nov 1, 2013 News
Jump Scare Contest!


Jump Scare Contest!

Submit your video entry to the Desura Halloween Jump Scare Contest for a chance to win some frighteningly cool games!

Oct 2, 2013 News
Support Paranautical Activity on Kickstarter


Support Paranautical Activity on Kickstarter

Help make Paranautical Activity the best game it can be!

Aug 4, 2013 News
Paranautical Activity update released. Shoot vanishing ninjas and flip gravity!


Paranautical Activity update released. Shoot vanishing ninjas and flip gravity!

Kill Tenchi, be Gaangus, and die so much harder...

Jul 30, 2013 News
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VeritasQuo Jun 4 2014, 8:41am said: Online

I have this game on Steam, and I really enjoy it. Here's a breakdown of the short while I've been playing it.

- Fast-paced do-or-die action gameplay
- Variety of weapons and classes (recently updated and balanced, every class now also has a secondary weapon)
- Variety of enemies (recently updated with a rocket turtle :D)
- Recently updated "free weapon" door (you'll see when you play)

- You can get stuck under stairs (a pain, given you only have a few hits and no recovery time between hits)
- Some boss doors have pentagrams (a moral preference)
- Some bosses seem unbeatable based on your class (some you need to outrun, like the Snail Skull, but the Tank class is too slow)

NEUTRAL (Pro or Con based on preference)
- Unoriginal cubed "Minecraft" look
- Can't change the music (I happen to like some songs. I've heard by others that they are obnoxious)

- Don't stop moving
- Try out all the classes for their weapons to see if you like them before you buy replacements in the gift shop
- Don't underestimate those little dudes... they are surpisingly accurate.

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Sinsults Jun 4 2014, 8:05pm replied:

Why is the pentagram one not under neutral since it's based on preference?
The pentagram is on every boss door, by the way, as well as the icon on the floor.
Also, I'm guessing you didn't notice the Nazi symbolism on later floors.

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VeritasQuo Jun 7 2014, 1:02am replied: Online

I should have probably made the conditions under "Neutral" different. Either way, the pentagrams are a con for me. I meant neutral to be more like I couldn't decide whether good or bad.
The pentagrams are on some boss doors, by the way, about half. Other boss doors have skull and cross-bones.
Don't assume that I didn't notice; I just haven't made it that far in the game. Floor three is my record. I play on-and-off.

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Sinsults Jul 30 2014, 9:57pm replied:

The skull and crossbones is on miniboss rooms only.
All BOSS room doors have the pentagram.
I still don't see why the Pentagram would be a bad thing unless you're evil since it's a symbol used to ward off evil.

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VeritasQuo Jul 31 2014, 1:18am replied: Online

Miniboss vs. Boss? What is the difference between the two in-game? They both serve as boss characters, equally as powerful.

The inverted pentagram is a symbol of the satanic church, responsible for possessions and malicious spirits - hardly a ward. Not trying to go all kung-fu superstitious on you, but this material is out there and its results are visible. The display of it in-game may be out of naivety, but is unhealthy regardless.

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pulka56 Jun 1 2014, 11:58am said:

I bought this game on TremorGames and i saw that this game was greenlit. So can I get a Steam key for this game?

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Sinsults Apr 27 2014, 12:48am said:

I love this game.
It's fun and fast paced and the items add a lot of variety.
That being said, it lags a lot when there are a lot of enemies on the screen.
I mean, it gets so bad in the boss battle that I get hit constantly by the time the Skortches spawn.
The final boss really needs to be reworked in the enemies it spawns.
If you have enough damage to deal with the enemies quickly, the boss goes down too quickly anyway.
If you don't have enough damage to deal with them in a timely manner, then they swarm you and you die without even knowing what was attacking you.
I just played a run where I got to the Skortch spawn on the final boss and there were 10 irises on screen and Big B and four Die Namenlos and I couldn't tell what was hitting me, it was lagging so badly.
Oh, and don't try to blame it on my computer, other commenters. I run high end PC games on this rig. Saints Row IV, Bioshock Infinite, etc. There is no reason this game should lag as much as it does.

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oneonyourface Feb 8 2014, 11:29am said:

a year on and it still doesnt work on Linux?
I paid for nothing it would seem.

my system is Linux Mint 16 KDE. Using open source AMD drivers which work great now! but this game wont launch? Any ideas?

don't fancy installing catalyst driver just for this.

shame on you if its no longer supported on Linux given the big push towards linux gaming

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Gwarokk Apr 20 2014, 6:49pm replied:

it's not marked executable as default and you have to rename the paranautical activity_data folder to just Data...that's how i got it to work

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oneonyourface Apr 21 2014, 4:20pm replied:

thanks man, gonna give it a try now. Sucks that the devs dont even care.

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