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.




submit to reddit
System Requirements - 8/6/12 
Paranormal Desura Digital Distribution

Image RSS Feed Latest Screens
Paranormal: The Town - Screenshot 5 Paranormal: The Town - Screenshot 4 Paranormal: The Town - Screenshot 3
Blog RSS Feed Report abuse Latest News: 7 Days of Horror - Paranormal

1 comment by Henley on Oct 29th, 2013

DAY 1 - Paranormal

We’re happy to announce the 7 Days of Horror Sale - in celebration of one of the most beloved genres of games - horror! It’s the perfect time of year to tuck yourself in with a spooky little gem at supernatural prices!

Today’s offer is Paranormal - available for an unbelievable 75% off for today only. Grab your copy now!
Paranormal is a fully dynamic haunting-simulator game. Experience the horrors of a haunting that's never the same twice.

Paranormal: The Town - Screenshot 5

Prepare to be terrified by these amazing game deals for the next 7 days!

Check out the Halloween Jump Scare Video Contest for a chance to win an uberpack of horror games that will give you the chills! 

Media RSS Feed Latest Video
Downloads RSS Feed Latest Downloads
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 129 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...

Post comment Comments  (1220 - 1230 of 1,414)
Rossroxx Jun 7 2012, 8:33am says:

Just a suggestion, any donations that don't reach the redeeming value of a copy of the game ($30) can count towards it, so if a user can show that he already donated $20, he only has to pay $10 at a later date.

+2 votes     reply to comment
MattCohen Jun 7 2012, 8:37am replied:

$20 is already enough to get a free copy of the game :)

+2 votes     reply to comment
Pewdie(Pie) Jun 6 2012, 12:06pm says:

Isn't $30 a little much? I mean I'll gladly pay, but it seems a bit costly for a 20 or so minute experience.

+2 votes     reply to comment
MattCohen Jun 6 2012, 1:32pm replied:

As the beta grows, so does the cost of development. That said, $30 is certainly not indicative of the final product's pricing. When the game is released, I intend to sell it for the same price, if not much less, than Amnesia's. The release price will be fair. The $30 is to help fund development, of course. Thanks for the comment, Pewdie! :D

+2 votes     reply to comment
LexxPlays Jun 4 2012, 4:09pm says:

So we won't get a fifth beta without paying for it? :(

+2 votes     reply to comment
MattCohen Jun 4 2012, 4:36pm replied:

The original plan was to hold off on any more betas and release the full version when I finished, but I ended up adding so much more content that was spoiler-heavy, I decided to make the rest of the betas available to people who already pledged to purchase the full game. Once the Kickstarter project finishes, Beta 5 will probably be made available to everyone (or the game could end up being released even!). By pledging $30, you not only get Beta 5, but you also get a free copy of Paranormal when it's released :)

+2 votes     reply to comment
JohnTehGreek Jun 4 2012, 3:42am says:

Ir worksss.I run the game T XP SE3 and it works.This game is awesome :DDDDD

+2 votes     reply to comment
Liln360 Jun 4 2012, 4:07am replied:

Oh crap man It 3:04 Am Pitch Black Room. Click Link.... I couldn't the x took me like 30 seconds to.....still scared...

+2 votes     reply to comment
MattCohen Jun 4 2012, 12:32am replied:

That won't make it into the game, but I must admit it's hilarious! xD

+2 votes     reply to comment
Marmat Jun 4 2012, 12:23am replied:

My heart stopped,it simply stopped

+2 votes     reply to comment
Post a Comment
click to sign in

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) which we encourage all contributors to do.

2000 characters limit; HTML formatting and smileys are not supported - text only

Windows, Mac
Developed By
Send Message
Official Page
Release Date
Released Aug 6, 2012
Game Watch
Track this game
Community Rating



633 votes submitted.

You Say


Ratings closed.

Highest Rated (8 agree) 10/10


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

Realistic Sim
Single Player

Latest tweets from

It can take up to a few hours for tweets to begin appearing.

Embed Buttons

Promote Paranormal on your homepage or blog by selecting a button and using the HTML code provided (more).

Paranormal Paranormal
86 of 24,806
Last Update
11 months ago
1,970 members