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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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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nicholasbphillips Nov 1 2013, 11:03am says:

This game is so freaky... I stayed up playing it late at night with headphones in... Just as scary as the Paranormal Activity movies, if not more so!

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juliank101 Oct 27 2013, 11:46pm says:

what shout with this game

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Overpello Oct 20 2013, 4:15pm says:

Not to be impatient, but when will there be a lower graphics option and the toggle fix?

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tyeswo Oct 13 2013, 8:13pm says:

Any updates on when The Town is will be released. Fingers crossed for Halloween-ish time frame?

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crisorlandobr Oct 8 2013, 11:49pm says:

Where can I find the beta or demo to check if it will run here ?
BTW, which version should I buy, Steam or Desura ? Is there any difference ?

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MattCohen Creator
MattCohen Oct 10 2013, 5:51pm replied:

The beta is available on IndieDB Indiedb.com
Buy the version for the platform you see yourself using more often. The Desura version is likely to get updates quicker, but that won't always be the case. I'll try to keep the versions more or less on par with each service, since I will never stop supporting Desura. I'd try out both services and see which one you prefer, then make your purchase on the one you prefer. Both are amazing in different ways.

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Darksplinter Nov 29 2013, 12:39pm replied:

am I allowed to make a "Let's Play" about Paranormal?

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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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