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 10 months ago Released May 12, 2010 with a gpl licence

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

HPL2

HPL2

Updated 3 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 Indie

Updated 8 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 Indie

Updated 8 months 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 Indie

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 Indie

Updated 8 months 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 Indie

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 Indie

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 Indie

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 Indie

Updated 3 months ago Coming Q4 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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Shikarinami
Shikarinami Jun 24 2012, 4:53pm says:

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

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pewdiepiefan1
pewdiepiefan1 May 18 2012, 7:45pm says:

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

+5 votes     reply to comment
Leaugue
Leaugue Apr 30 2013, 8:25am replied:

i see stephano :D

+1 vote     reply to comment
gracedmarcus
gracedmarcus Feb 16 2013, 12:20am replied:

hey bro :D

+1 vote     reply to comment
blake191919
blake191919 Mar 6 2012, 1:59am says:

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

+3 votes     reply to comment
ryushusupercat
ryushusupercat Feb 16 2012, 7:34pm says:

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

+2 votes     reply to comment
Metallizzer
Metallizzer Oct 20 2011, 2:25pm says:

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

+7 votes     reply to comment
Antc
Antc Oct 11 2011, 8:02am says:

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 .

+3 votes     reply to comment
wolfbrother9393
wolfbrother9393 Jan 31 2011, 11:14am says:

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

+3 votes     reply to comment
MuteWitness
MuteWitness Sep 3 2011, 9:02am replied:

Best comment of the day. Hands down.

+1 vote     reply to comment
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