Amnesia: The Dark Descent, a first person survival horror. A game about immersion, discovery and living through a nightmare. An experience that will chill you to the core.

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Today Frictional Games, the makers of the Penumbra series, has released a demo for their upcoming first person survival horror “Amnesia: The Dark Descent”.

Posted by Radu_IceMan on Sep 3rd, 2010

Today Frictional Games, the makers of the Penumbra series, has released a demo for their upcoming first person survival horror “Amnesia: The Dark Descent”. Players with Windows, Mac or Linux all get a chance to experience a small slice of the dread and terror contained in the full game.

The game begins with Daniel awakening in a desolate Prussian castle, without any memories to explain his situation. A letter written by himself, reveals that the amnesia is actually self-inflicted. The
mysterious message urges him to seek out and kill Alexander, a man residing deep below the castle. Hunted by a dark shadow, Daniel can see no other way out than to trust his former self. If he is to save his life and mind, he needs to find out what it is all really about. It is his only hope for salvation. A dark descent awaits.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a first person horror game with focus on immersion. It is a game where atmosphere and story comes first. Amnesia will be released on the 8th of September and can be purchased in Frictional Game's own online store as well as most major online retailers.

We would also like to seize the opportunity and inform all that there is a 10% discount on Amnesia if you pre-order. For those who are longing for some horror gaming this weekend, the Penumbra series costs 70% less in our own store ( and at GamersGate!!

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NullSoldier Sep 3 2010, 6:06pm says:

This looks excellent, good job. It almost reminds me of a more interactive and more mystery oriented Myst or Riven.

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[TWDEV]Brrr Sep 3 2010, 6:56pm says:

I can’t wait to try this out; I’ve been following it for a while now. Good luck with the game, and thanks for trying something new and different instead of the same repetitive game-play pumped out by other big name game developers and publishers these days.

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UACmarine208 Sep 3 2010, 7:24pm says:

This is gonna be awesome!
Been waiting, now it's finally about to end!

Epic work!

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pogswarts Sep 3 2010, 8:41pm says:

The Penumbra series is fantastic. This will no doubt be an amazing game!

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Mkilbride Sep 3 2010, 9:33pm says:


Just beat the good, improved upon Penumbras formula.

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Dark3r Sep 3 2010, 10:19pm says:

Awesome, awesome job. What I played in the demo more than lives up to my expectations...meaning...having to play in shorter stints than I did with Penumbra because it is so frightening.

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MatthewD Sep 4 2010, 12:46am says:

I didn't want to spoil it by playing the demo, so I just bought it instead.

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Radu_IceMan Sep 4 2010, 5:03am replied:

The demo isn't that long, but I can assure you it is scary.

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Anddos Sep 4 2010, 9:41am says:

To me this dosent look scary...

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ausbushman Sep 5 2010, 2:55am replied:

What's scary to you?

Have you played Penumbra?

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isaktamin Sep 4 2010, 11:23pm says:

I want to play this, but I'm too much of a pussy.


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Garyn Dakari Sep 5 2010, 1:25am says:

It's pretty good, but I think it should tell you what the controls are or let you configure them.

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ausbushman Sep 5 2010, 2:54am says:

Awesome! Loved the interaction in Penumbra.

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KEEP_IT_UP! Sep 5 2010, 5:14pm says:

was really waitingt for this... downloading now! *joy*
btw: faster download here:

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Amnesia: The Dark Descent
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