Next Frictional Games Title Name Revealed !

A few minutes ago I got a news letter from Frictional Games the developers of the Penumbra series about their next title :

“During the weekend we finished a demo build of our upcoming game Amnesia: The Dark Descent.

“Amnesia? What’s that?”

Oh, Sorry, “Amnesia: The Dark Descent” is the final name for our project that has previously had the work title Lux Tenebras/Unknown.

The demo sent in to the IGF competition is fully playable and full featured – it has everything that the final game will have, with the exception of some missing voice acting, placeholders and work in progress content. It is not the complete game from start to finish, rather it is the first part of the game with everything in place to give the experience of the final game. So that there is no misunderstanding, the demo is only for the IGF judges.

“Sounds great, when can we see some stuff?”

At the start of the year we decided to fully concentrate on the development of the game and we will continue to do so for the rest of the year. There will be plenty of time next year to show and tell what the game will be about before release! We did however make sure to put up a new site for the game, it has some new content as well, Amnesia: The Dark Descent.”

Even more info on the subject could be found at their blog :

“After lots of work and little sleep Frictional Games have entered into the IGF, an international competition for indie games, with our upcoming horror! The game is still a while from being completed, but the build we sent in to the competition is a very important milestone and the first version that gives of a taste of what the full game will be like. When creating a horror game gameplay needs to be tested over longer periods of time (because atomsphere, etc requires long build up) and testing the IGF version of the game tells us that we are on the right track!

At the start of the next year we will see if we managed to get nominated! In case you are wondering, Penumbra Overture entered the 2008 competetion (no nomination) and Black Plague did not enter in 2009 because we had financial backup from a publisher (i.e. not indie). Now that we are back as full indie we can enter again!

Now its back to work again!”

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Needless to say that a GNU/Linux version will be made.
So there is something to look forward to, and apparently it’s coming soon…

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2 Comments

  1. timong November 3, 2009 2:02 pm 

    happy to hear that they’re working on a new title! :)

  2. Max November 6, 2009 5:13 am 

    Hm, their games keep scaring the crap out of me.
    Their site says 2010 for release. Well, they’ve already been working on this for quite a while.

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