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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neventanas
neventanas

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Can i join this Company pls pls pls :)

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robinerd
robinerd

One does not simply join frictional games

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gracedmarcus
gracedmarcus

you cant join the company because: you need a good school degree and you must be old enough and by the comment you dont sound old enough.

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KazemaruStolen
KazemaruStolen

I want Amnesia Free :'c

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gracedmarcus
gracedmarcus

dude rlly? if it was free frictional would be bankrupt.

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willrae1998
willrae1998

I'm Just Saying, But I Don't Expect Too Much Out Of A Machine For Pigs. Frictional Keep A Lot Of Things The Same In Their Games. Overture Scared Me Because I Didn't Know What To Expect But After That I Only Jumped In Amnesia Because I Play Without Music So I Had No Idea Of Where The Monsters Were And I Occasionally Ran Into Brutes. Don't Get Me Wrong, I Loved All Games By Frictional (Except For Requiem) But They Didn't Scare Me.

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robinerd
robinerd

And. Is. It. Really. Necessary. With. So. Many. Big. Letters. ?.

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suni123
suni123

awesome can i get it free? i would buy it if i could xD ;D

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BK4145
BK4145

Amnesia is the best!

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Shikarinami
Shikarinami

Amnesia is one the best games I've ever played. Can't wait for "A Machine for Pigs".

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metal-head4ever
metal-head4ever

same here

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