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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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 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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DarthKiller Feb 7 2011 buried:


i don't understand whats so scary on the game i have played it through in a single day without any scary moments i remember

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ArmsofSorrow22 Apr 29 2011 replied:

Dude, you're lying. There's no way you played this game and didn't get freaked out at least once.

+11 votes     reply to comment
maraken Mar 20 2011 replied:

you might want to turn DOWN the brightness, close the curtains and play ALONE.

A little bit of roleplay is involved though. If you WANT to be scared and WANT to connect to the character's emotions, events, etc., it's ten times more scary...

+6 votes     reply to comment
zpendam Jul 8 2011 replied:

is minecraft a HORROR GAME?

minecraft is all about fun, like playing building blocks..

what the hell we must be scared by blocky monsters?

+2 votes     reply to comment
Purgendem Mar 5 2011 replied:

dude thats bs, NOBODY can play this game without getting scared, not even chuck norris

+16 votes     reply to comment
shiprocker Feb 4 2011 says:

Played the game... And after 10 minutes of gameplay... I took off the plug and hid under the pillows... I couldn't sleep that night... But I am still playing this game, cause it's addicting. Haha

+9 votes     reply to comment
shiprocker Feb 8 2011 replied:

What scares me most is the atmosphere of the game. The sounds also makes you wanna run and duck under your pillow! There was a time while playing, I heard a noise, so I looked back to see if a monster is following me... I was right. MONSTER POPPED OUT IN MY SCREEN FACE TO FACE!!! GOSH I rushed under my pillow, again... Again, GREAT GAME!

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macacos2 Jan 22 2011 says:

This game is scary as ****, and it has a beautifully written storyline and atmosphere.
Hard to see how this great game lost to that joke-of-a-game Minecraft at the Indie Awards.

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Nelle775 Mar 10 2011 replied:

I would'nt call minecraft a joke either, i mean the game has some very addicting gameplay and thats probably what makes it so popular, people use their imigination to create things so the people playing are actually doing the work. amnesia is a work of art in itself.
any 1 programmer could probably make a minecraft clone in like 3 hours (and there is a lot of those clones out there!)
coming up with the story, making all the art, awesome music and the engine to run amnesia would take months or even years of work and could probably not be done by 1 person.
You cant really compare those two.

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greenmachine Feb 21 2011 replied:

I'd hate to see the world through your neckbeard goggles, X indie game was beaten by Y indie game at obtaining an internet award, that must mean Y indie game is a ''joke-of-a-game''.

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Fib Feb 3 2011 replied:

I wouldn't necessarily call minecraft a joke, but I agree, Amnesia is way better than minecraft.

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TfPRoTpN5374 Jan 20 2011 says:

I am a really big fan of this whole company and a big fan of the game.
Reason why i love this game is because no game nor movie have ever scared me so mutch that i cant play it for roughly 7 days, under some certent parts of the game i literary stud up and laughed/screamed while my freind that sat next beside me threw him self on the floor screaming and throwing a chair over him and the say "i will lay here now" then we paused and took a little pause and started again 5 seconds after same story again. i just say like this i have not completed the game yet.... >:(

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Nelle775 Jan 7 2011 says:

wauw, i heard about this game the other day and about how everyone was ******** their pants, and i was kinda skeptical.. then i downloaded the demo and i must say, it is indeed very scary.. now back to playing ^^

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Fib Jan 5 2011 says:

I just want to congratulate you. You have created the scariest game that I have ever played. I've played through FEAR 1 and 2, Dead Space, and Clive Barker's Jericho, and this game is more scary than those games combined.

It's the unknown that haunts me the most...

Keep up the good work, I can't wait to play more titles from Frictional.

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robofork Jan 13 2011 replied:

I agree, though Fear 2 and Jericho aint scary :P

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nosfer4tu May 15 2011 replied:

Im sorry if this is offensive to fear 2 fans but fear 2 isnt scary AT ALL. It's just a shooter and it ain't scary because you know something will happen a little girl will appear & stuff and you're armed so i was absolutely quiet when playing the game. Nothing else than amnesia scared me so hard. I shat so much bricks that i could build a mansion.

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Amnesia: The Dark Descent
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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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