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 132 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 244 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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TheUnbeholden Jun 24 2012, 5:45am says:

I haven't been this creeped out since playing The Suffering/Fatal Frame all those years ago.... nice.
Wait a sec... I have to get my underwear from the wash.

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apt2b Jun 24 2012, 12:15am says:

The game is very lefty-unfriendly. As a lefty gamer, here are my problems.

Left and right arrow keys do not strafe like A and D do.
Right shift does not sprint.
Enter should also perform the same function as E.
I would be nice if I could just rebind the keys myself, but in the meantime I think the above changes would satisfy your left handed customers.

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MattCohen Creator
MattCohen Jun 24 2012, 9:19am replied:

The thought hadn't even crossed my mind. I'll immediately add support for left handed people. I apologize!

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MattCohen Creator
MattCohen Jun 22 2012, 11:48am says:

Just an update for everyone: I'm hard at work on Beta 7. It's going to be a big content update, so it could be a while off. I'm adding multiple endings, more Static Cam Night hauntings, and bed scares.

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Manio31 Jun 19 2012, 7:57pm says:

I did a let's play, and was kind of disappointed with the game. Then, I realized I missed a ton of **** that looked awesome. I'm gonna go back and play it properly, because this has tons of potential and looks awesome. Keep it up!

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SteamingBullet Jun 18 2012, 7:15pm says:

I'm most likely buying the game when it's done (If it's $5 of course I will!) But what will be in the demo?

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MattCohen Creator
MattCohen Jun 19 2012, 5:31pm replied:

The demo will likely be a timed demo of the full game (possibly). But of course I have to finish the game before worrying about stuff like pricing and demos :)

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The_Nephillium Jun 18 2012, 2:50pm says:

PewDiePie brought me here...
BTW nice mod! I can hardly last 2 minutes without getting scared :P

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ENP Jun 17 2012, 11:41pm says:

Looking great, keep up the good work.

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DARKMAGIC81 Jun 16 2012, 9:26am says:


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Aug 30 2012, 10:34pm by Belchior

Lowest Rated (10 agree) 5/10

reasons being:
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

Sep 3 2012, 6:06pm by saddoking

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