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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bigBOOMA Dec 5 2013, 6:23am says:

I just updated to the newest version of Paranormal and The game will no longer launch. It will show the logo and then a pop up will say "Built with UDK has stopped working".... I've uninstalled reinstalled everything and verified all the files. Any Idea what's going on? Please help!

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schwachi Jan 4 2014, 3:18pm replied:

same here

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MattCohen Creator
MattCohen Dec 25 2013, 7:57pm replied:

Does the standalone version of the game work?

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LiveMChief Dec 9 2013, 8:03pm replied:

Same is happening with me.

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maidenfan730 Dec 4 2013, 8:25pm says:

I cant launch the game anymore. I havent played in a while and I launched and played it. Then I saw there was an update and as soon as I did it comes up with an error BUILT WITH UDK has stopped working. I dont know what to do! :(

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DeeJayAye Nov 30 2013, 9:45am says:

If we owned this game here on desura before it made it to steam, do we get a steam key for it?

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MattCohen Creator
MattCohen Dec 25 2013, 8:01pm replied:

Yep! You should be able to get your Steam key from Desura. To claim your Steam key, visit this link: Desura.com
And find Paranormal on the list. Click keys. Your Paranormal Steam key should be there.
To activate it on Steam, open Steam and press 'ADD A GAME...' and then 'Activate A Product On Steam'.

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itsALICEduh Nov 18 2013, 12:34pm says:

Playing this was like playing through one of the Paranormal Activity movies. I loved it. You can watch my playthrough here: Youtube.com

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lucasdies Nov 12 2013, 4:01pm says:

where can you get the beta game ?

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danjurio Nov 9 2013, 8:54am says:

I've seen that this game is on Steam and that is has been updated to a certain point where the menu says something about tape 2 and tape 3. Among a few other things like added scares, is the Desura version on the same patch?

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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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