A fully dynamic haunting-experience. Experience the horrors of a haunting that's never the same twice.


  • Free Content Updates FOREVER: Paranormal will receive free content updates that add new locations, stories, scenarios, scares, gameplay mechanics, and more! You will NEVER have to pay for DLC in Paranormal. The game's content is planned to double or even triple with each major content update.
  • Collectibles: In your bedroom, there's a shelf where all the collectibles you find are displayed.
  • Sleep System: Sleeping in your bed recharges your camera's batteries and also has a chance of triggering other events.
  • Flashlight (camera light): Creates a bright, short ranged light that casts dynamic shadows. 
  • Newer sound effects: I've totally redone the sound in the game, optimizing it for surround sound or headphones.
  • Controller support: The game will launch with full XBOX 360 Controller support, as well as native Mouse + Keyboard. 
  • Dynamic Haunting: I've revamped the dynamic haunting features from the tech demo I released, adding multiple outcomes, dynamic triggers, countless variables, and an action-reaction system. This will make your experience with the game much more unique and memorable, without missing out on anything important. 
  • First-Person Camera: Much like in the movies 'Paranormal Activity' or 'The Blair Witch Project', the viewpoint will be that of a camera being held by a person (the player). Effects like camera shake, pixelation, video distortion, audio distortion, and motion blur will all be present thanks to the camera screen-space shader I built for everything.




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Paranormal - BETA 7 (Mac)

Paranormal - BETA 7 (Mac)

Oct 22, 2012 Full Version 55 comments

This is an old version of Paranormal. I'm releasing it for free because it contains newer code that can better be used to test if the full game will work...

Paranormal - BETA 7

Paranormal - BETA 7

Oct 16, 2012 Full Version 119 comments

This is an old version of Paranormal. I'm releasing it for free because it contains newer code that can better be used to test if the full game will work...

Paranormal - BETA 5

Paranormal - BETA 5

Sep 12, 2012 Full Version 52 comments

This is an old version of Paranormal. I'm releasing it for free because it contains newer code that can better be used to test if the full game will work...

Paranormal - BETA 4.0

Paranormal - BETA 4.0

May 18, 2012 Full Version 240 comments

NOTE: BETA 5 for the PC is now free to EVERYONE! These betas are more like demos of the full game (which is available on Desura). Enjoy! --- This is the...

Paranormal - BETA 3.0

Paranormal - BETA 3.0

May 15, 2012 Full Version 24 comments

This is the third beta release for Paranormal. Paranormal is a game where you play the role of a person with a camera inside a haunted house. As you play...

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NianTrainer Apr 16 2014, 4:20am says:

Hey hey hey.. Watch a video of playing the game here: Youtube.com

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TheUnbeholden Apr 1 2014, 2:04pm says:

Whats going on with this game, it still feels incomplete, and it hasn't been updated since December 3rd.

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walissonhsantos Mar 11 2014, 5:29pm says:

compartilhei na minha pagina > Adf.ly
posto um jogo por dia (por enquanto)
quem quiser dar like estarei grato : )

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schwachi Jan 11 2014, 10:59am says:

Will there ever be a solution for the "Built with UDK has stopped working" problem? Looks like we´re not the only ones with this problem.
Specs: Geforce GTX 670, Intel Core i5-3570K CPPU @ 3,40 GHz, 8GB RAM.

Can´t we downgrade to an older version? Sad we can not play

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b5cully Jan 3 2014, 4:38pm says:

I do not own a steam account. Can I still purchase and play this game?

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maidenfan730 Dec 16 2013, 5:26pm says:

"Your video card does not support alpha blending with floating point render targets (D3DFMT_A16B16G16R16F),which is required to run this game. Exiting..." I dont know what to do about this. Can anyone help? Ive played this game fine before. No issues. But as soon as I updated... :(

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MattCohen Dec 25 2013, 7:59pm replied:

What's your computer's specs? (Graphics card, RAM, processor, etc.)

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maidenfan730 Dec 26 2013, 1:55pm replied:

AMD FX 6100 six core 3.30 GHz. 8gb ram. Win 7 64 bit. Graphics card is AMD Radeon HD 7700. But i got that only once. I mostly get the Built with UDK has stopped working error. I used to play all the time with these specs and then with the update it disabled my ability to play. Love your game btw. Just wish I can play it! X)

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Aug 30 2012, 10:34pm by Belchior

Lowest Rated (10 agree) 5/10

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You have some really good jump scares but the littles ones after that dont make much of an impact to scare me. im not feeling overwelmned.
i hope that you work more around these issues as you will be looking at a winner mate. keep up the good work. im looking forward to more updates

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@Tamarizz It seems that Steam is failing to download the game files. Super weird. It could have something to do with Steam's appcache file.

Apr 16 2014, 10:02am

@Tamarizz Go to Steam Library->Properties (Paranormal)->then browse the local files in finder. Will it let you launch Paranormal.app?

Apr 16 2014, 9:22am

@Tamarizz Certain Mac users seem to be experiencing this. Very troubling. I've contacted Valve, awaiting response.

Apr 16 2014, 9:21am

@ek6891 Awesome! Reading now. Just watched Blood the other day.

Apr 15 2014, 3:55pm

@aeonsummoner How easy is CryEngine to use? I've been meaning to mess with it.

Apr 14 2014, 11:18am

@aeonsummoner Looks incredible. What engine?

Apr 14 2014, 11:14am

@mikeBithell Is the blue glow on the lamp bloom or a lens flare?

Apr 14 2014, 11:12am

@ZincAwesome I had the coolest nightmares >:D

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@istealcandycane Don't forget to email us your credit card info, address, ssn, and driver's license. We need that to get you followers :D

Apr 14 2014, 10:39am

@ZincAwesome I used to go to sleep with Paranormal running. I'd wake up in the middle of the night full of inspiration, so I'd write it down

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