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Penumbra: Black Plague Demo Released!

Two news post in one day, oh my!

The Penumbra: Black Plague Demo is out, go to the Penumbra: Black Plague site for a nice and long list of high quality mirrors!

While you are waiting for the download to finish you can enjoy another review over at GamersUniverse.com.

"Penumbra: Black Plague is an impressive first person horror survival title. It has a great story with a strong finale, and an impressive physics engine that rivals those of other games with larger budgets. It’s full of intuitive puzzles and a creepy atmosphere and Black Plague, contrary to most games, plays with your senses and absorbs you into its frantic and paranoid world."

Oh, if you enjoyed the demo and have not played Penumbra: Overture, why not take the opportunity to try the demo or maybe even buy the game? There is just enough time to complete Overture while waiting for Black Plague to be released!

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Penumbra: Black Plague Reviews

It's only about 1 week to go before Penumbra: Black Plague is released and the first couple of reviews have started to come in.

IGN.com -English Score: 7.7/10
FZ.se -Swedish Score: 4/5 +Safe Buy Medal!
GamePlayer.se -SwedishScore: 7/10
Level7.nu -Swedish Score: 6/10
Corren.se -Swedish Score: 7/10

There is also an article on IGN.com about the state of the adventure genre, mentioning Penumbra: Black Plague quite a bit.

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Penumbra: Black Plague website, game final, latest previews and more!

Let's see, many things to report about but will keep it short and to the point.

At the beginning of January we sent the final version of Penumbra: Black Plague to Paradox Interactive, so indeed the news about the 12th of February for a North America release is correct and the 15th of February is set to be the European date. Exactly what part of Europe this is remains to be seen, we personally have our fingers crossed for Sweden!

We have also finished our little site for Penumbra: Black Plague, you can find it here. It's nothing fancy beyond a short presentation of the game and purchase information. The site is of particular use if you are a Mac or Linux user, as this is where you will be able to get Penumbra: Black Plague when it is done. When that is? Well, the work is in progress so we are hoping that within a month or so of the Windows release there should be a Linux and Mac release.

A third Dev Diary was released a couple of days ago, if you want to get a little insight on how the physics was implemented in Penumbra: Black Plague you should read it.

And last we have some new previews to let you know about, these are probably the last previews as the reviews might come any day now!

GameChronicles.com

TotalVideoGames.com

Game-Over.com

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Penumbra: Overture released for Mac OS X, better late than never!

Helsingborg, Sweden - January 10th 2008

Finally we at Frictional Games can proudly present the finished version of Penumbra: Overture, previously released on Windows and Linux, for Mac OS X.

Penumbra: Overture is a first person adventure game, rendered in real-time with advanced physics, featuring an intriguing story with a dark and disturbing atmosphere. Penumbra: Overture has been considered to be one of the scariest games of 2007 and is now available as a universal binary for Mac OS X.

Our initial plan to release for all platforms within a short time period unfortunately didn't follow through as we encountered many difficulties with getting things to work properly on the Mac. But from a more positive point of view, most ground work has now been laid out, and for our future games we can commit to a continued support for all platforms.

For more info on Penumbra: Overture visit:
http://www.penumbra-overture.com/

Download the demo of Penumbra: Overture from:
http://www.penumbra-overture.com/demo.php

Buy the full game for $19.99 here:
http://www.penumbra-overture.com/buy.php

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Preview extravaganza and part two of our dev diary.

To get the new year rolling we have a bunch of previews to report about, suiting for English as well as German speaking readers. So far the overall tone in the previews keep it positive!

IGN.com -English

Avault.com -English

Gamevortex.com -English

Gbase.ch -German

Gamecaptain.de -German

Part two in our developers diary talks about the voice acting in Penumbra: Black Plague as well as various technical issues and solutions. Read it here!

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