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


Features:

  • 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 56 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 128 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 54 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 243 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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Miiseryy
Miiseryy Jul 7 2012, 6:35pm says:

My play through of the game can be seen here:

Youtube.com

Thank you Matt for early access to the game, it's great! :D

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YanniTheJanitor
YanniTheJanitor Jul 7 2012, 2:20pm says:

Would it be possible to have a 2 player co-op or more?, I'd love to see more co-op horror games to play.

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MattCohen
MattCohen Jul 7 2012, 3:27pm replied:

The sad thing about co-op in horror games is it takes away TONS of the scare factor. There's a reason people split up in horror movies: everything is scarier when you're alone and have nobody watching your back. I feel that there are some excellent mechanics that could be used in a co-op horror game, but a game like Paranormal is not the kind that would benefit them. Games more like Silent Hill or Resident Evil seem to be better fits for co-op. It's a very intriguing idea, but it's one I can't implement. For now, at least.

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LiveMChief
LiveMChief Jul 7 2012, 1:57am says:

I have been waiting for a game like this.

You made me proud to be a gamer.

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MattCohen
MattCohen Jul 7 2012, 10:27am replied:

Thank you so much!

+2 votes     reply to comment
MattCohen
MattCohen Jul 5 2012, 4:56pm says:

Remember everyone: To play BETA 5, 6, 7, and all future betas, pledge at least $30 to Paranormal's Kickstarter! Kickstarter.com

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TrashCan-Man23
TrashCan-Man23 Jul 7 2012, 12:54am replied:

Going the way of Notch, I see.

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Kujar3
Kujar3 Jul 5 2012, 4:21pm says:

Hey man
I really enjoyed playing this but I'm still missing some background music now and than. I'm working in software called FL Studio for 3 years now and I can help you to create some background "dark" music if you want to.
Anyways, keep going with this project.

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MattCohen
MattCohen Jul 5 2012, 4:34pm replied:

I'm very strongly holding onto the idea that music would kill the game's authentic aspirations. It would add to the mood, but it would destroy the very foundation in which I built the game upon. That said, I could certainly use some music for the credits!

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Beez-one
Beez-one Jul 8 2012, 2:07am replied:

You could use some music for sudden radio turn on!

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Highest Rated (8 agree) 10/10

GREAT!

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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