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Humble Indie Bundle 5!

Humble Indie Bundle 5 is here! Pay what you want and get five games! Actually, beat the average to get five games or else you'll "only" get four games.

And the games are...

Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP

Everything in the Frictional Games Store is discounted with 50% during the bundle!

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Amnesia now available in the Mac App Store

Long overdue but finally Amnesia: The Dark Descent is available in the Mac App Store! Currently selling with a 75% off discount, lasting until the 9th of April. Get it now!

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Happy Halloween!

Amnesia and Penumbra are massively discounted during the Halloween weekend. Why not put a game* or two in the trick-or-treater's little bucket?

In the spirit of the holiday, here are some of the fine creations done by the community:

*Not any of our games, they are very scary and only intended for a mature audience.

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Last week we closed the polls on our modest Custom Story competition. Over the last few months, fans have been able to vote for their favorite Custom Stories and over 600 people decided to take this opportunity. More than 40 stories competed in three categories: Best Custom Story, Most Potential, and Most Unique.

Except for the bragging rights of being number one, the winner of every category will also receive an Amnesia t-shirt, with the quote; "That is not traditional fire!" from the most viewed Amnesia-playthrough video of all time.

Without further ado – the winners are…

Best Custom Story
Winner: La Caza by Russ Money, http://www.moddb.com/mods/la-caza
Runner-up: Abduction by Anxt, http://www.moddb.com/mods/abduction
Runner-up: Amnesia - Through The Portal by DamnNoHtml, http://www.moddb.com/mods/amnesia-through-the-portal

Most Potential
Winner: White Night by Tanshaydar, http://www.moddb.com/mods/white-night
Runner-up: Portal - The Dark Descent by rickyhorror, http://www.moddb.com/mods/portal-the-dark-descent
Runner-up: Cannibalism by anzki4 & Leon Kennedy, http://www.moddb.com/mods/cannibalism

Most Unique
Winner: Tetris - The Dark Descent by Apjjm, http://www.moddb.com/mods/tetris-the-dark-descent
Runner-up: Unbirth - Envy The Dead by plutomaniac, http://www.moddb.com/mods/unbirth-envy-the-dead
Runner-up: The Estate by Selyp, http://www.moddb.com/mods/the-estate

To all of you who have contributed to our amazing modding community – thank you all for your efforts. You have managed, not only to draw attention to your own incredible abilities, but kept a linear horror game alive. Again and again when we hear complaints about replay-value, there is someone there pointing out all the additional stories available for free. It is just an incredible treasure and you make us damned proud.

For more Custom Stories: http://www.moddb.com/games/amnesia-the-dark-descent/mods

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On April 18 Frictional Games joined Valve to celebrate the release of Portal 2 and wrap up our collaboration which has spanned the last few months. During this period we have worked with not only Valve, but an entire range of talented independent developers, to give gamers a unique gaming experience. Together we created a massive Alternate Reality Game which spanned 13 Steam games, as well as plenty of internet forums and publications, and the real world. Frictional Games' main contribution to this game was a DLC called Justine and truth be told, it plays pretty damn well even without the other stuff.

Justine has now been repackaged to survive in the outside world and we are happy to announce that we are giving it away to all owners of Amnesia for free. Turn off the lights, put the headphones on and play another story produced by the original team, the multiple IGF award winning, Frictional Games.

But, there is more...

For all our fans who pre-ordered or bought the game through our store, as a thank you for hanging in there and supporting us, we give you Mikko Tarmia's beloved soundtrack composed for Amnesia: The Dark Descent. Simply log on to our shelf and download it today. For everyone else, who aren't eligible for a free soundtrack, it can still be purchased from our store.

That still isn't enough...

A collection of five short-stories set in the world of Amnesia, written by our writer and illustrated by our concept artists, will be included in the update. They are sure to answer some of your questions about our universe, but also have you come up with a few new ones.

Justine and the story collection will be available through the Amnesia v1.2 update, which is available from today. The update also includes some bug fixes and now officially include Russian voice and subtitles (Thanks to Snowball).

Thank you all for playing Amnesia and yet an even bigger thank you to everyone who participated in the mad puzzles of the Portal 2 ARG.

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