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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HPL3

HPL3

Commercial licence

Frictional Games in house engine, used to create SOMA and allow players to create their own stories and worlds.

HPL2

HPL2

Commercial licence

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

HPL1

HPL1

GPL licence

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

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SOMA

SOMA

Adventure

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

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

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: Requiem

Penumbra: Requiem

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...

Penumbra: Overture

Penumbra: Overture

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 Collection

Penumbra Collection

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...

Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs

Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs

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...

Penumbra: Black Plague

Penumbra: Black Plague

Adventure

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

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AddEiser
AddEiser

Frictional Games! make this game free XD..

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kaymon3
kaymon3

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

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Rowmar
Rowmar

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Dude, just download BitTorrent and go to www.kickasstorrents.com or www.kat.ph (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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Slanderous
Slanderous

GTFO...

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D3adlyShad0w
D3adlyShad0w

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
tomrox2124

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
ForensicGaming

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
brent161

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

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GuywithPie
GuywithPie

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

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DrACoNaV
DrACoNaV

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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