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...

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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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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pewdiepiefan1
pewdiepiefan1

There's a new Amnesia coming out :Amnesia a machine for pigs

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Leaugue
Leaugue

i see stephano :D

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gracedmarcus
gracedmarcus

hey bro :D

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blake191919
blake191919

I belive its caled Amnesia: a machine for pigs and the mesage under the name is Something is emerging

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ryushusupercat
ryushusupercat

O3o
Nextfrictionalgame.com
A sequel to Amnesia, perhaps??? 8O

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Metallizzer
Metallizzer

How to buy these games for Linux, in desura
Penumbra Black Plague, and Overture?

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Antc
Antc

I have one question, there are translates to spanish originals??, I put one but the game no run whit this, i dont know if is original . If there are any one please link me . For penumbra overture episode one .

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wolfbrother9393
wolfbrother9393

Amnesia: The Dark Descent = The most compelling video game of 2010!

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Mkilbride
Mkilbride

You guys...you frighten me. You make believe your worlds exist, that somewhere, Penumbra really happened, and that Amnesia is based off real world events in the 1800's.

You know what would drop everyones pants next? Create a game...outside...daylight...and somehow capture the fear you have in Amnesia. Not an easy task, not even sure if it's possible...but if you did, you'd claim the undisputed title of Masters of Fear in the gaming world.

I can just imagine a photo-realistic forest, gray, in the fall, so there are no leaves on the trees, and you can just see the shifting objects between the trees, the wind blowing, rustling leaves on the ground...

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thekolokolone
thekolokolone

Are you dreamin bout somethin like blair witch project? :D

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Mkilbride
Mkilbride

Nah, I mean something actually scary.

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MuteWitness
MuteWitness

Best comment of the day. Hands down.

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