A fully dynamic haunting-simulator. Experience the horrors of a haunting that's never the same twice. SEE THE SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS BEFORE PURCHASING. Test out the beta to make sure the game will work on your computer. Features: Free Content Updates: New scenarios, locations, characters, gameplay mechanics, and more! Sleep System: Switch to static cameras to watch the house as you sleep. Creepy Sound Design: Headphone users rejoice! Controller Support: Xbox 360 controller and Mouse & Keyboard support. Dynamic Hauntings: No haunting is ever the same thanks to the complex action-reaction and randomization system I made. First-Person Camera: Much like Paranormal Activity or Blair Witch Project, the view is that of the camera. Intricate Ghost Story: Uncover the mystery through journal entries. Graphics: Unreal Engine 3 makes Paranormal look amazing, implementing many of the latest graphical advances. Push your computer (and sanity) to the limits!

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Paranormal is now available on Desura! Vote for Paranormal on Steam GREENLIGHT! PARANORMAL HAS NOW BEEN RELEASED! Version 1.2 is available NOW! PARANORMAL: THE TOWN announced!

Posted by MattCohen on Dec 31st, 2012


PARANORMAL: The Town -- The first FREE expansion pack announced!

Paranormal is finally fully released! Paranormal 1.2 contains many bug fixes, as well as a new experimental gameplay mechanic called Stains. Stains are paranormal hotspots that have a small chance to appear throughout the house. Are they dangerous? Only one way to find out. See the changelog below for more details.

PARANORMAL: The Town -- Paranormal's first free expansion pack will, in essence, be a sequel to the base game. Since it's pretty much an entirely new game, it will take quite some time to complete. The more copies of Paranormal sold, the more funds we'll have to make The Town quicker! Here's a feature list:

  • An entire town to explore with randomly generated content.
  • A new storyline with new characters, including a new main character.
  • New gameplay mechanics (will elaborate at later date).
  • Still played in the found-footage style (like Paranormal Activity and Blair Witch Project).
  • Confirmed locations in the town currently include: A highschool.
  • The story will be related to the story from the base game.
  • If you like Silent Hill, you should be excited-that's where we're taking some inspiration from.
  • More story-driven experience while still maintaining the random nature of the game.
  • More features to be announced at a later date.


  • Added new gameplay mechanic: Stains.
  • Added one new ending (minor).
  • Tweaked Unabridged Mode for better pacing.
  • Fixed many issues with invisible objects.
  • Fixed some issues with certain endings.
  • Fixed a few crashes.
  • Fixed tons of glitches and bugs.
  • And many many more things you'll have to discover on your own!

    PopMatters wrote:The most interesting thing about it, though, is that I am this character. I’m motivated to record the ghost for personal reasons and that adds to personal fear Paranormal evokes. I already have undeniable proof of its existence, but I want to see what it’s capable of. I don’t care if it hates me. I want to push it further.

    See Paranormal's review on PopMatters


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Rus[T] Dec 31 2012 says:

Expansion, goodie!

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Liln360 Jan 1 2013 says:

Sweet Good Job Matt

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ShadX222 Jan 7 2013 says:

Isn't free :C

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MattCohen Author
MattCohen Jan 8 2013 replied:

Making Paranormal is my one and only source of income. The game is worth it, especially with this huge free update coming (:

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paulhabro Jan 22 2013 says:

i cant play it it says application not responding i bought it and cant play it :( please help me to fix this or fix it

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MattCohen Author
MattCohen Jan 22 2013 replied:

Are you running the Mac or PC version?

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AStaticLullaby Jan 31 2013 says:

Hi, I'm from Russia so sorry for my english) Google maps) I bought your game but it will not work in full-screen mode, although the demo worked perfectly. I have a PC.

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MattCohen Author
MattCohen Jan 31 2013 replied:

What happens when you try to make it full screen? Try pressing ALT + Enter to switch between Windowed and Full Screen modes.

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AStaticLullaby Jan 31 2013 says:

when I try to switch to full screen display goes off and the inscription is "lost signal" switch to the windowed mode i can, but it is better full screen)

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MattCohen Author
MattCohen Jan 31 2013 replied:

That sounds like a monitor issue, but I'll look into it immediately!

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Namelessness Feb 19 2013 says:

I so look forward to THE TOWN. Can't wait for it to be released.

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Pur3v1l Feb 28 2013 says:

Hey Matt! I love your game! I hope you don't mind that I wrote a small article/review on it. [If you want the link to it, let me know.] I really like this game and I have a lot of friends on that site so I wanted to spread the word. Do you mind if I leave the article up so others can read it or do you want me to take it down? No one can find it by searching yet unless I get your approval to do so. I think you deserve more sales and I get 70+ reads on all my articles daily. If you want me to take it down, I will do so immediately. I only have the beta at the moment and I think it is EPIC!!

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MattCohen Mar 1 2013 replied:

Thank you so much! Don't take it down! I'd love to read it. You can keep it up as long as you want :D

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Pur3v1l Mar 1 2013 replied:

Alright thanks :). I can't seem to post the link here, but so far (10:20AM) it has gotten 285 views. The funny part is, I read your reply and opened the article an hour ago. xD. 285 views in 1 hour. I hope this will help boost traffic in your site. I think everyone needs to give the game a try. :)

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cheezpuffer Mar 14 2013 says:

Dear Matt, Are you working on any other games besides Paranormal?

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moises.martinez Mar 25 2013 says:

Hello Matt,

I bought Paranormal and played with my friends. We all think it's amazing and we hope Paranormal: The Town is released as soon as possible. Is there any aprox. release date? One month, six perhaps? I would like to play that game now!

Thanks for all and keep going that way dude!

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adam116fl Mar 26 2013 says:

have there been any updates to the game since 1.9

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MattCohen Author
MattCohen Mar 26 2013 replied:

1.9 doesn't exist. The latest is 1.2.6.

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carterlee13 Mar 26 2013 says:

I bought your game for mac and it doesn't work...just bounces on the dock and then I have to force quit it...

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Trinitylynne98 Apr 6 2013 says:

Hey-Just bought your game-Haven't played yet, but I am looking forward to it. Just saw that you are working on a FREE expansion pack! When do you think it's going to be available? :) Can't wait to play!

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MattCohen Apr 7 2013 replied:

I don't have a set date yet, but when I do, I'll make sure everyone knows :D Thanks!

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