Frictional Games is a small games developer located in the south of Sweden, more specifically in the town of Helsingborg. We develop our own technology to power our games, so far we have released three titles - all part of the Penumbra Series.

Frictional Games isn't really located in Helsingborg, two of us live here and the company is registered here, other than that it is very much a virtual company. Currently we are five people working full-time, all from our own homes, with the Internet as our "office". In addition we hire contractors to help out with specific tasks during production, such as audio, writing and graphics.

Our own game engine goes under the name HPL and uses industry standard technologies such as OpenGL, OpenAL and Newton Game Dynamics. The engine is currently undergoing an extensive update and the new version is cleverly named HPL2. HPL2 is being used in our upcoming game, Amnesia: The Dark Descent.

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Updated 1 month ago Released May 11, 2010 with a gpl licence

Frictional Games' HPL1 engine used to create the Penumbra series.



Updated 1 month ago Released Sep 5, 2010 with a commercial licence

An extensively updated version of HPL1 engine. Uses industry standard technologies such as OpenGL, OpenAL and Newton Game Dynamics.

Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs

Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs

Updated 1 month ago Released Sep 8, 2013 Single Player Adventure

The Swine are Rising! In 2010 Frictional Games terrified the world with the cult horror Amnesia: A Dark Descent. Now they bring you a new nightmare. Created...

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Amnesia: The Dark Descent Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Updated 4 weeks ago Released Sep 3, 2010 Single Player Adventure

Amnesia: The Dark Descent, a first person survival horror. A game about immersion, discovery and living through a nightmare. An experience that will chill...

Penumbra Collection

Penumbra Collection Penumbra Collection

Updated 1 month ago Released Feb 24, 2006 Single Player First Person Shooter

Penumbra is a first person horror adventure focusing on story, immersion and puzzle solving. Violence and combat is hardly an option - the player has...

Penumbra: Black Plague

Penumbra: Black Plague Penumbra: Black Plague

Updated 1 year ago Released Feb 8, 2008 Single Player Adventure

Trapped in a shadowy, underground complex, intrepid explorer Philip continues the search he began in Penumbra: Overture, to discover the truth behind...

Penumbra: Overture

Penumbra: Overture Penumbra: Overture

Updated 1 month ago Released Feb 25, 2007 Single Player First Person Shooter

Penumbra is a first person horror adventure focusing on story, immersion and puzzle solving. Violence and combat is hardly an option - the player has...

Penumbra: Requiem

Penumbra: Requiem Penumbra: Requiem

Updated 1 month ago Released Aug 23, 2008 Single Player Adventure

In the puzzle oriented expansion Penumbra: Requiem long lost friends will return and aid Philip on his quest, but can they really be trusted? In the bizarre...



Updated 1 month ago Coming Q4 2015 Single Player Adventure

Three years in the making, SOMA is a unique continuation of Frictional Games' signature style of explorative horror, provocative storytelling, and unfathomable...

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AddEiser May 15 2013, 9:04am says:

Frictional Games! make this game free XD..

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kaymon3 May 6 2013, 4:06am says:

Really want to play the full version of Amnesia, but I can only download free games :(

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Rowmar May 16 2013, 6:48am buried:


Dude, just download BitTorrent and go to or (it's the same). Search Amnesia The Dark Descent-SKIDROW and you get the game. I have it now. It's sooooooo cool.

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Lazzer6 Jun 4 2013, 2:04pm replied:


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D3adlyShad0w Apr 3 2013, 9:12pm says:

You know Frictional Games you should make Amnesia The Dark Descent Free... Just think about it if the The game was free there would be more players joining Desura and when they ask for Amnesia,Desura will give you credit for bringing in alot of players which means big money for you, Desura and especially large fun for the players when they play Amnesia The Dark Descent.But hey this is just an opinion it's your choice not mine but... Just think about the player's anyone that want's to play Amnesia The Dark Descent for free vote this comment.

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tomrox2124 Jun 12 2013, 6:30am replied:

What about steam, they would have to make it free for steam. amnesia deserves to be paid for, you wont get a free game as good as it

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ForensicGaming Apr 11 2013, 2:08pm replied:

Same with you here. Like i commented about slender's woods i said " a game like this deserves to be free". Make this game free with the full game and w/o mods

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brent161 Mar 1 2013, 7:40pm says:

will there be another penumbra game or is requiem the last one?

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GuywithPie Mar 31 2013, 10:13pm replied:

Penumbra series is over but they are making a sequel to amnesia.

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DrACoNaV Feb 18 2013, 3:21pm says:

i need help ity says on this that i havent bought amesia when i have i need help as i cant use my mods or anything if you know how i can fix this then please tell me

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