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

Awake...

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.

Explore...

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?

Experience...

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.

Survive...

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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Hello again, stalkers. Let's start the news talking about the teaser demo.

Month 34 - [iF.] - [Lab?]


Teaser demo: 1.2 update

The demo has been updated to 1.2, the main points are:

performances are a lot better...

... with some nice new visuals too!

You can know select the performance mode when beginning a new game: select this mode if you still experience poor framerate. Performance mode does not mean Low details mode: it just removes some minor and/or not necessary demanding things. The game still looks good but runs fine, it was tested on an old 2007 laptop to be sure. So try this mode if needed, and if you have any problem, leave a comment and details about your configuration.

[iF.] - Cadaver Party Ep. 1 still needs a powerful computer for the High details mode, even if the general performance increased.

Also...

  • ... the French localization was added - la traduction française a été ajoutée ! ;)
  • You can see things better during dark times as well.
  • Other tweaks, fixes, new elements, etc. were added. You can read the full changelog on the download page and try it for yourself!

That's it for the demo update, now let's check the rest of our items.

Month 34 - [iF.] - [Hiding?]


Quick news about the game and its beta

Recently I gave good news about the general progress:

twitter-tweet" wrote:

Hey there! [iF.] is nearly ready! Only thing that is left is some code (~80% is done) + little details. Enjoy the end of the year! @gamedev

— Yanka S. (@Yanka_Prod) December 24, 2015


Progress remained very good, now I can say the biggest part of work left is coding for 2 remaining maps. I'll have to finish some mapping details for 2 maps as well. That's it, the rest of the maps is OK.

I worked hard on optimization (hey, I always read each one of your comments & messages and this was a major problem) those recent times and it was worth it. My private beta testers gave me very good feedback regarding this: now the game looks visually better but it runs better as well! Isn't it great? You can already see a glimpse of this (hard) work in the demo which was just updated to include those cool things!

I also have to finish writing some text strings/notes. After I got a polished English localization, I'll do the French one. There will be at least those two languages included on release day.

To me, everything else looks ready, let's check things up:

  • SFX, should not be updated any more. All ready.
  • Voices? We'll see if we get some included. My DJ console died recently, no luck at all. I have to buy a kit to manually reprogram the EPROM so I cannot use it for now. I made some tests using my default sound chipset, it sorted out well (to my surprise). It's not a priority but maybe there will be voices, no promise.
  • Soundtrack? Ready, worked during several hours finding good tracks which I could use without copyright problems. A lot of efforts was put on preparing, cutting, creating loops, etc. to get something pro. I'll put my hands on a new mixtape in the very close future so I'll be able to add one or two more tracks! So far the beta feedback regarding the Soundtrack is very positive.
  • Textures, models, etc., they are all set.

Month 34 - [iF.] - [Workbench?]


What is the plan now?

The plan is simple: finish the game development, I'm pretty exited because not much is left to do. I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.

When I'll get this 100% build, I'll make a last private beta session, inviting the winners of the recent beta giveaway too!

Then after a few tweaks and magic fixes, I'll publish a release candidate build for final testing. To conclude: the public 1.0 build will be released for all of you and this will be the end of a veeeeery long ride! Plus don't worry, I'll keep updating the final mod after its release if needed. Of course. ;)


I think that's it for today.

I hope you will be there to the rendez-vous when the time will come!

Thanks for your messages and your feedback.

Thanks for waiting. I can understand some of you have... "difficulties" to wait, just remember one thing: I make this alone! I don't have deadlines. I am a perfectionist. I am not paid. It's free.
Peace. Love. Understanding. ;)

See you very soon fellow stalkers, I'm very exited.

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The clock stops~

Yanka

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MartinBergerDX
MartinBergerDX

I have had played the demo and the game looks excellent. It has psychic distortion features of Call of Cthulu - Dark corners of the Earth which i liked very much. Journals, notes, tinderboxes, all adds to atmosphere. But still i wasnt scared a bit. Maybe i was playing Silent Hill, Resident Evil and Dracula too much... Oh, and System Shock 2, aw.

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skittle
skittle

No, it's not that you played Resident Evil or Silent Hill (lolscarywhut?), you just played Amnesia wrong. The whole point of this game is immersion. Turn all the lights off, close your doors, cancel out any sound and put on a solid pair of headphones with the sound up. If you don't get scared, you're doing it wrong, because this game will scare you shitless. Most literally.

Just recalling creeping around in the dark because you're out of oil, hearing the footsteps and the moaning of the thing you saw stumble behind the corner a second ago, not knowing where it's at but constantly being reminded that you can't do anything but run from it or trap it as you creep around. All while the little sounds are playing in your ears and your insanity lessens makes me tremble.

It's scary, far, far, far more scary than Resident Evil or Silent hill ever was or will ever be. This game nails the atmosphere and the surival/horror genre on the mark.

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Murdouken
Murdouken

I made a video of the demo here if you're not really up for downloading it, although that would be completely idiotic because it's amazing.

Here's a link to the video.
Youtube.com

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Radu_IceMan
Radu_IceMan

Btw, you can also download the demo from STEAM.

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a157thhokage
a157thhokage

WOW! This game got an IGN Editor's Choice Award

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moomind1
moomind1

well you can "fight" back if you want like throwing boxes and chairs at them but it problaby only make you die tired xD

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Da-Fort
Da-Fort

@moomind1

And you might **** them off

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cinco
cinco

even if we don't get pistols, why is it not possible to use improvised weapons? such as a piece of pipe, a butcher's knife. seems strange how your only option is to run and hide.

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Tottel
Tottel

That's the gameplay.. Haven't you played Penumbra?

You could knock creatures unconscious with a pipe, but that wasn't what made the game great.. at all!

Being scared of everything around you.. *that* is cool. :)

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archkyrie
archkyrie

My only hesitation with this game is the lack of combat.
While I know that was most likely intentional, it lowers the immersion for people like me. I have a natural sense to fight. If something came at me, my first reaction would be to find a way to fight whatever it is. Even if its only something improvised, like a wooden plank, I would fight. Or at least try.
Now, if say there was a "fake" combat system that allowed you to try to fight, but inevitably fail, that would be better in my opinion, for then it says "you can't fight this" instead of "we won't let you fight this"

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linfosoma
linfosoma

In Penumbra Black Plague you could do stuff like throwing stuff at the enenies and they would react, but they were still basically inmortal so the safe bet was to run.

In Amnesia as far as I understand it you are playing as a phychotic charater that loses his mind when he sees disturbing things, so there's your reason to run away.

Anyway, Im a huge Frictional fan, I pre-ordered this the first day it was available and I cant wait for it!

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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.

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uhh look at me im an idiot

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