The last remaining memories fade away into darkness. Your mind is a mess and only a feeling of being hunted remains. You must escape.


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. You stumble through the narrow corridors as the distant cry is heard. It is getting closer.


Amnesia: The Dark Descent puts you in the shoes of Daniel as he wakes up in a desolate castle, barely remembering anything about his past. Exploring the eerie pathways, you must also take part of Daniel's troubled memories. The horror does not only come from the outside, but from the inside as well. A disturbing odyssey into the dark corners of the human mind awaits. A sound of dragging feet? Or is your mind playing tricks on you?


By using a fully physically simulated world, cutting edge 3D graphics and a dynamic sound system, the game pulls no punches when trying to immerse you. Once the game starts, you will be in control from the beginning to the end. There are no cut-scenes or time-jumps, whatever happens will happen to you first hand. Something emerges out of the darkness. It's approaching. Fast.


Amnesia: The Dark Descent throws you headfirst into a dangerous world where danger can lurk behind every corner. Your only means of defense are hiding, running or using your wits. Do you have what it takes to survive?

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For the past I-don't-even-want-to-admit-how-many months, I've left this page pretty much silent. Frankly, there was just nothing to talk about. And then Summer Break ended, which left me with even less time to do stuff that didn't warrant displaying anyway.

But, I do, at long last, have some neat stuff to show you. Behold.

Movable Clock

Boom. Neat.

Pretty much the entirety of what I've been doing for the past week(ish) is making default static props into my own fancy new ones, with dynamic physics, new collision meshes, and much pomp and ado.

Movable Table


My ultimate goal with this is, quite simply, to make the environments the player explores more interactive and realistic, thereby increasing the atmosphere and immersion. There's just something so right about shoving heavy sofas around.

Certainly, I'm not the first to do something like this. I remember "Mana" had movable sofas as well (though they were very floaty). It didn't feel very realistic, but I liked the idea that these sort of things didn't have to be nailed to the ground.

Breakable Wood Box

Or indestructible, for that matter.

Also changed were objects that had broken states available. Most had breakable versions, but come on, how many times did you break a box in TDD? How many times?

I tried to make these objects as breakable as I realistically could, without them seeming like they were made of papier mache. Most things can only take one swipe from a Grunt, and will break if they collide with something at terminal velocity (the setting for this is "minimum break energy", which I set to mass * maximum linear speed). But I also made the larger objects in the game a deal heavier, meaning it takes more than a toss in the air to get them falling fast enough to break apart. No more cardboard barrels!

Holdable Candle

I've always wanted to make one of these.

I also made a lot of light sources interactive. It's pretty spooky walking around in the darkness with only candlelight to accompany you, especially with monsters and whatnot stalking you.

Which brings me to the last entities I modified (and am still working on): the enemies, who were so kind as to murder me repeatedly in the name of science. They're... surprisingly fun to be chased by, actually. But, you'll just have to see them in-game.

Should I mention how fast the infected dog is?


This is a box I made to test objects that were too heavy to break by hand,

seen here metaphorically blowing your mind.

That's about all I have right now, honestly. Well, aside from some more polished levels and custom particle systems, but I'll be saving all of that for another time.



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It's have been already three years since our first hello. The progress we did with this Amnesia mod is insane. We're already about to end everything...

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Hi stalkers! This month, we will talk about the (good!) progress of the private beta of Cadaver Party: Episode 1. We'll have some screenshots too for...

The Night I Went Insane | Official Full Walkthrough
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I have released a full walkthrough of my mod on YouTube.

The Hands Resist Him (Official Trailer)
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The Hands Resist Him (Official Trailer)

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The official trailer for The Hands Resit Him. Its still on TBA per say, but I am aiming for a 2015 holiday release.

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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dward526 Oct 28 2011 says:

Got this game on Steam (Sorry Desura, sale was just too good to pass up). Played only a little bit so far, but it is very well done.

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hero1900 Oct 28 2011 replied:

ya steam have big discount on this.

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rioninja Oct 31 2011 replied:

If you are reading this Frictional Games, Is there any chance we will get a sale on Desura? Even if it is a bit late for Haloween...

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feillyne Oct 31 2011 replied:

Shhh, there *can* be a Halloween sale on Desura. Amnesia including. Just in case, I didn't tell you guys anything... :-D

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gcala Oct 28 2011 says:

Steam discounts the game for halloween; any chance to see it on Desura, too?

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kukouri Oct 25 2011 says:

Really wish I could man up and actually play this game more than 5 minutes before running away like a little girly man.

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TheUnbeholden Oct 21 2011 says:

Loved this game. One of my fav horror games.

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TigerF14 Oct 18 2011 says:

This is the scariest game I've ever played. My hands are still shaking!

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Sverro2 Oct 17 2011 says:

This game is definataly the best and the scariest game I have ever played. Can t wait for the next game of frictional games :). The only thing I am missing is a key for desura. (I have bought the game from the frictionalgames store/shop)

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ates Oct 13 2011 says:

Is it possible to activate that game in desure as a gift?
I've already bought it in frictiongame store and I have valid serial key so I wanna to have possibility to install and play it using desura.

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muzzwood Oct 18 2011 replied:

Yeah I'd like to do this also... not working at the moment

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Amnesia: The Dark Descent
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Released 2010
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Highest Rated (42 agree) 10/10

If you like dark atmospheres and intense plots full of suspense and psycological terror, such as those found in games like Silent Hill, Diablo 1,or S.T.A.L.K.E.R SoC, then this is the game for you.

Amnesia - the Dark Descent redefines it's genre.

Dec 6 2010 by X4VI3R

Lowest Rated (19 agree) 1/10

uhh look at me im an idiot

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