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Demo of survival horror “Amnesia: The Dark Descent” released!

Helsingborg, Sweden, 03/9 – 2010
Today Frictional Games, the makers of the Penumbra series, has released a demo for their upcoming first person survival horror “Amnesia: The Dark Descent”. Players with Windows, Mac or Linux all get a chance to experience a small slice of the dread and terror contained in the full game.

The game begins with Daniel awakening in a desolate Prussian castle, without any memories to explain his situation. A letter written by himself, reveals that the amnesia is actually self-inflicted. The mysterious message urges him to seek out and kill Alexander, a man residing deep below the castle. Hunted by a dark shadow, Daniel can see no other way out than to trust his former self. If he is to save his life and mind, he needs to find out what it is all really about. It is his only hope for salvation. A dark descent awaits.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a first person horror game with focus on immersion. It is a game where atmosphere and story comes first. Amnesia will be released on the 8th of September and can be purchased in Frictional Game's own online store as well as most major online retailers.

We would also like to seize the opportunity and inform all that there is a 10% discount on Amnesia if you pre-order. For those who are longing for some horror gaming this weekend, the Penumbra series costs 70% less in our own store (store.frictionalgames.com) and at GamersGate!!

About Demo
The demo can be downloaded from www.AmnesiaGame.com where it is available as both a direct download and as a torrent.

Platforms: Windows, Mac OS X & Linux.

Languages: English - with localized text for French, German, Italian & Spanish.

Recommended Computer Specifications:

  • Windows XP/Vista/7, OS X 10.5.8/10.6.4 or Linux distribution released in 2010.
  • NVIDIA GeForce 6 / ATI Radeon HD.
  • 2.0 Ghz CPU.
  • 1 - 2 GB RAM (depends on OS).
  • 500mb of free disk space.



Developer Walktthrough Trailer - Physics Interaction

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Article Roundup and a Good Deal

First of all we would like to inform you that Gamer's Gate is having a 70% discount on all Penumbra games this weekend. In fact they have already started and the offer is available to Windows and Mac users. If you have not yet played Penumbra, and want some warm-up before Amnesia, you know what to do!

And in case you have missed any interviews and need something more to dig into before the release next week, we decided to have a little roundup. What follows are some of the articles and interviews concerning Amnesia from the last two months or so.

Gamasutra article on horror games
An article on the future of survival horror, where we were part of the interviewees.

Interview with Game-Central
An interview about FG, Amnesia and horror in general.

Discussion on our design philosophy
We talk to Neoseeker about design and horror in general.

PC-Gamer Interview
PC Gamer UK liked the game enough to want to interview us.

Why you should be excited about Amnesia
MMGN lists seven reason why you should be excited about Amnesia. Also note that they have a competition where people living in Australia have chance to win the game.

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Amnesia: TDD - Gameplay Trailer, The Hatch

A new day, a new trailer. Today we demonstrate some exploration and puzzle solving in Amnesia, quite the opposite to our previous gameplay trailer.

Read the latest blog post for some background info on the creation of the puzzle seen in the video.

In case your memory is lacking, we are only 1 week away from the 8th of September release date. Stay tuned for more goodies to come during the following days.

Pre-order now and save 10%!
http://www.amnesiagame.com

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Making of Amnesia - Composer Mikko Tarmia

Today we posted a new video to our YouTube Channel. Mikko Tarmia takes us on a tour of his studio and talks about the making of the music for Amnesia.

Thanks to the over 2000 pre-orders that we got for Amnesia, we made an ingame commentary system. While playing Amnesia you will have the option to turn on commentaries and listen to over 60 minutes of chitchat about the creation of the game.

With this video we give you a little taste, more will come before the release of Amnesia. Make sure to read the latest blog post from Thomas that talks about the making of the commentary.

Pre-order now and save 10%!
http://www.amnesiagame.com

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Amnesia: The Dark Descent Gone Gold

Helsingborg, Sweden, 27/8 – 2010

We at Frictional Games are happy to announce that Amnesia: The Dark Descent has gone gold. We are extremely pleased with our creation and cannot wait to unleash our bundle of madness on the 8th of September. We feel that we have taken a giant leap forward compared to our previous games, the Penumbra series.

amnesia2Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a first person horror game with a focus on immersion. It is a game where atmosphere and story comes first. We hope that the game will be a breeze of fresh air, in a genre otherwise populated by "one-man-army action hero" sagas. In Amnesia you are almost completely defenseless, something we believe not only makes the game a lot scarier, but also gives a vastly different experience.

On the 8th of September, an interactive nightmare where reality is a fragile concept awaits.

Do you have what it takes to survive?


amnesia3Details - Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Price: $20.
Available: http://store.frictionalgames.com and most major online retailers.
Platforms: Windows, Mac OS X & Linux.
Languages: English - with localized text for French, German, Italian & Spanish.
Recommended Computer Specifications:

  • Windows XP/Vista/7, OS X 10.5.8/10.6.4 or Linux distribution released in 2010.
  • NVIDIA GeForce 6 / ATI Radeon HD.
  • 2.0 Ghz CPU.
  • 2 GB RAM.
  • 2.5 GB Free hard disk space.
Website: http://www.amnesiagame.com



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