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 59 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 135 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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sgpaxman Jul 14 2011 says:

I tried the Tech Demo. a few times. So much possibility, and I am glad to hear that you made some progress. While I am not a pro or anything like that. I am an amateur environmental and props modeler and level designer with a focus on UDK.

If you need any assistance in that area. Please let me know.

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MattCohen Creator
MattCohen Jul 24 2011 replied:

Can you email me some examples of your work? Thanks!

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sgpaxman Jul 26 2011 replied:

Surething. However it would be more helpful for both You and I if you give me something you need for you project and have me model it for you. If you like it you keep it and give me a list of other objects you need. Still I'll sent you some of my work.

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MattCohen Creator
MattCohen Jul 26 2011 replied:

Your models look amazing, I especially like the computer and the weapons. Currently I'm not in need of any models, but when I do I will gladly send you a message? Thank you very much! :D

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sgpaxman Jul 27 2011 replied:

Thank you kindly for the support of my art. Believe it or not, I spent roughly 30-90 minutes on each of the models shown to you in those images.

Imagine what I could do if I spent more time focused on each. To beat that I worked on all those from memory and a few key measurements. But I can work on references when the need arises.

I would love to offer more in the way of donation, but as it sits I am a starving student of the art, so instead of funds, I humbly offer my services for free to support this project of yours. I have a feeling it could be really great. If nothing more then a study of the game design field.

Okay well keep me posted and I'll be looking forward to working with you at some later date.

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MattCohen Creator
MattCohen Jul 27 2011 replied:

Thank you very much :)

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Downpour May 31 2011 says:

Neat~ I am so tracking this!

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Mr_Cookies Apr 16 2011 says:

Hey man,if you want to make this more scary,make the "thing" kill us,so you add a timer,and we need to stay alive the most time possible...this would be soooo scary than just see a house with a camera :D

and add more time to each haunt..really...fast haunts dont scare

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KingPhazon Dec 26 2011 replied:

That would be awesome! But I'm thinking no timer, he could make a rather mellow entrance, that will scare the sparks out of me for sure ;) And also random encounters would be essential I think, not very often though, ghosts could sneak up on me and scare me senseless then disappear, that would be awesome! And how about Jack The Ripper?

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MattCohen Creator
MattCohen Apr 17 2011 replied:

I'll take everything you said into consideration. Thanks for the comment!

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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

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