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 58 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 131 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 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 4.0

Paranormal - BETA 4.0

May 18, 2012 Full Version 245 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 25 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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enjoyenjoi638 Aug 28 2012, 11:48pm says:

I have really bad specs. I have a Pentium 4 3.06ghz (HT not enabled), 2gb ddr ram and a 7600gs agp. Will there be an update considering older computers? I only get the camera's battery bars and nothing else.

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MattCohen Creator
MattCohen Aug 29 2012, 7:51am replied:

I'm sorry, your computer doesn't meet the minimum requirements :( I'm always working to improve the game's support for lower end computers, but it will definitely require Shader Model 3 support (I'm not sure if your graphics card supports that)

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Kon_yo-yo Aug 30 2012, 1:21am replied:

My graphics card is a nvida geforce GT 2gb, my laptop is pretty good so it should work

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Mugen9892 Aug 28 2012, 8:09pm says:

My GF plays Paranormal ;)


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FlyingShisno Aug 28 2012, 9:02am says:

The game looks incredible! Too bad I'm a wuss.

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kryptk Aug 28 2012, 6:07am says:

Just purchased after trying beta 4 great work... how random would it be if your walking out the backyard and slender man popped up lol.

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MattCohen Creator
MattCohen Aug 27 2012, 12:35pm says:

Hey everyone! Just wanted to update you all on my progress. BETA 9 is on its way to being ready. I'm about half way done with the garage, and I've added and tweaked a ton of other parts of the game. The basement encounters have been changed a bit, mostly in the form of new lighting. I received a lot of feedback telling me it was too bright down there and that it killed the scariness. This is something I've worked on fixing. I also COMPLETELY remodeled the main room in the house, giving the house a nice fresh feel, while still retaining most of the scares and adding even more new ones! I've slowly but surely been replacing all the stock models with brand new high-quality ones. I also have been working on a reflective mirror for the bathroom. A few glitches still remain and must be fixed, but I'm confident that when beta 9 is released, I'll get tons of feedback to go off of and make the game better. Thanks for continuing to support my game! -Matt Cohen

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plwjr2000 Aug 27 2012, 7:34pm replied:

Can you help me run this in wine I have everything but it doesn't think I have Shader Model 3 But, I do! SO Yeah!

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MattCohen Creator
MattCohen Aug 27 2012, 8:02pm replied:

The game doesn't officially support WINE, not do I have a ton of Linux experience, but I can do my best. Do you have proper drivers installed?

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maxc1999 Aug 26 2012, 7:06pm says:

paranormal awesome just got beta 4 cant wait for 5 hurry!!!

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MattCohen Creator
MattCohen Aug 26 2012, 7:42pm replied:

Paranormal is available on Desura. When you buy it, you get Beta 8 (and every beta made until release) and once the game is released, your Desura version becomes the full version :D

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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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