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a question about what inspired penumbra

I've just started playing the demo that came with the PCG disks. I must say you've done an amazing job. While playing the game I noticed some very interesting things about the creatures in the game.

Have you read the novel "From a Buick 8" by Stephen King? It's just that the flying creatures bear a striking resemblance to the one in the book, and there they also had an unbearable stench.
It's really awesome if you borrowed from that universe, or maybe even made your story in the same one. Or maybe it's all a big fat coincidence. Either way, it's cool. Smile
10-08-2006 02:47 PM
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From what I've heard, they did it to test out the engine for some contest or something, it got second(I believe) Or they did it for a school project, or maybe both...

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10-08-2006 03:05 PM
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I thought about reading that book but I never got started on it Smile Need to do it sometime. As far as I know no inspirtation has come from that book.

The main inspiration for Penumbra is Lovecraftian in terms of making the main character very weak and vunerable. Also the horror tries to stay hidden so that the player himself has to imagine what lies ahead.
10-08-2006 04:04 PM
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I see. Well that's very interesting.
A really good game.
I hope it come out on Steam Tongue
10-08-2006 07:28 PM
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I hope that I wont require Steam to play it,I just like it to just click the Penumbra.exe and play it and Steam will always require you to HAVE Internet and what if one day I'l be out of internet?I'l go and play a few cool games and Penumbra would be one tough.
10-09-2006 08:24 AM
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well there is such a thing called offline mode in steamSmile
well but most people know that there will be a digital purchase version (wich is cheaper) and a boxed one

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10-10-2006 09:53 AM
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I'd just be happy to play it without a daemon running. All these companys think 'ill just put my own tiny wee app that sits in the system tray all the time'.

All these 'wee little programs' take up so much memory. Like the adobe acrobat reader, the winamp quicklaunch thing. the office quicklaunch thing...the ..steam....the ageia system tray icon....i cant even think of them all.
12-12-2006 06:53 AM
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Thomas Wrote:I thought about reading that book but I never got started on it Smile Need to do it sometime. As far as I know no inspirtation has come from that book.

The main inspiration for Penumbra is Lovecraftian in terms of making the main character very weak and vunerable. Also the horror tries to stay hidden so that the player himself has to imagine what lies ahead.

Everything described with the adjective "Lovecraftian" must be good. Smile


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01-09-2007 02:12 PM
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I find steam to be very convenient. And like it or not, more and more games are using steam.
01-09-2007 04:18 PM
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the Linux version will - or rather *must* - come without steam Big Grin (at least I've never seen a steam Linux client)
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