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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Engines
HPL1

HPL1

Updated 1 year ago Released May 12, 2010 with a gpl licence

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

HPL2

HPL2

Updated 7 months ago Released Sep 6, 2010 with a commercial licence

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

Games
Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs

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

Updated 2 months ago Released Sep 9, 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 2 weeks ago Released Sep 4, 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...

Energetic

Energetic Energetic

Updated 3 years ago Released Apr 18, 2005 Single Player Platformer

The Energetic project aims to enlighten and educate teenagers about the production and consumption of energy within our society. Rather than being an...

Penumbra Collection

Penumbra Collection Penumbra Collection

Updated 1 year ago Released Feb 25, 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 2 years ago Released Feb 26, 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 year ago Released Aug 24, 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...

SOMA

SOMA SOMA

Updated 7 months ago Coming Dec 2014 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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neventanas
neventanas Jan 8 2013, 5:56am buried:

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Can i join this Company pls pls pls :)

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robinerd
robinerd Apr 1 2013, 1:15pm replied:

One does not simply join frictional games

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gracedmarcus
gracedmarcus Feb 16 2013, 12:18am replied:

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 Jan 3 2013, 1:34pm says:

I want Amnesia Free :'c

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gracedmarcus
gracedmarcus Feb 16 2013, 12:16am replied:

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

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willrae1998
willrae1998 Dec 27 2012, 9:53pm says:

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 Apr 1 2013, 1:16pm replied:

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

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suni123
suni123 Dec 3 2012, 1:45pm says:

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

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BK4145
BK4145 Nov 29 2012, 7:07am says:

Amnesia is the best!

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metal-head4ever
metal-head4ever Oct 5 2012, 3:41pm replied:

same here

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