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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Progress - 9/8/2013

Progress - 9/8/2013

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Paranormal is now available on Desura!PARANORMAL: THE TOWN announced! We made it on to Steam!

Progress - 4/15/2013

Progress - 4/15/2013

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Paranormal is now available on Desura! Vote for Paranormal on Steam GREENLIGHT! PARANORMAL HAS NOW BEEN RELEASED! Version 1.2.4 is available NOW! PARANORMAL...

Progress - 12/31/2012

Progress - 12/31/2012

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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...

Progress - 11/15/2012

Progress - 11/15/2012

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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!

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Paranormal - BETA 7 (Mac)

Paranormal - BETA 7 (Mac)

Full Version 61 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

Full Version 138 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

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

Full Version 246 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

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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Kruxxor
Kruxxor

Not sure what the issue is, but when looking at certain objects (e.g flowers and those wooden human dummy things) it looks as though they're blurred, as if I need to have 3D glasses on to see it properly, it hurts my eyes to look at them. Is this intentional?

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MattCohen Creator
MattCohen

It's meant to look like a low quality camera. The effect is still a work in progress.

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Kruxxor
Kruxxor

Thank you very much for the response. I understand the effect you're going on, it's a shame it takes it toll on my eyes. It's a fun game and scares the hell out of me. Very well done indeed.

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MattCohen Creator
MattCohen

Thanks! I'll add an option to disable the effect in the settings menu for you :D

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Kruxxor
Kruxxor

That's incredibly kind of you, but be careful not to bend over backwards to every comment players make :P

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MattCohen Creator
MattCohen

It's an issue a few other people mentioned too, so I figure it'd be a good option to have :)

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PiotrMi
PiotrMi

I think there some pretty nice jumpscares and the graphics are okay too. But something is really weird about the atmosphere. I don´t really understand the game.

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MattCohen Creator
MattCohen

What about it don't you understand?

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kuzimo
kuzimo

Just a suggestion, what about making the flashlight not around the player, but Half Life 2 like.
Or if you can't do that.
Make the flashlight darker?
TO give it more atmosphere.
But I'm loving the game even if it is BETA :D

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MattCohen Creator
MattCohen

I'll have to play around with the light's settings and see what works best. In a game all about immersion, having a flashlight that kills immersion is a problem and I'm going to fix it.

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kuzimo
kuzimo

Just mentioning.
That part where it screamed and I was in the kitchen.
Scared the living hell out of me.
Great game! :D

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Rossroxx
Rossroxx

Thats the bit that scared me to, also, as it stands, the torch is an omni-directional light around the player, it should be a sort of point/spot light towards the player's aim. It lets you only illuminate certain things, and smaller spaces, leaving more to the imagination, building the immersion.

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MattCohen Creator
MattCohen

That's a good idea. I'll have to tweak it tomorrow. Thanks for the feedback!

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Highest Rated (8 agree) 10/10

GREAT!

Aug 30 2012 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

Sep 3 2012 by saddoking

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