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 131 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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Ugore Oct 22 2012, 6:38pm says:

First off, great game, love it :P but one question and one "complaint" 1. Is there a way to get into the basement at the moment that I am completly missing? and 2. probably been asked a milion times but any chance there could be an on/off thing for the various graphics options? just pressing the button and hoping its on/off can be kind of annoying :P

*Edit* after acctually looking at the release logs I would assume I just am not working it out for the basement, yay for me being silly

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Anderwin Oct 23 2012, 5:10pm replied:

You can read the notes and at day four or three you will see a note outside the basement if you read all the others notes. This is a old bug but sometimes the door open if you read it like one to three times.

The numbers are kinda bugged to sometimes, if you do not get the numbers at the bathroom is not on the way to the addict either :(. You will get the numbers at both place when is activated.

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kryptk Oct 23 2012, 2:10am replied:

Basement key is in the safe, you can find the unlock code in certain parts or different day's sometime's in the bathroom looking into the mirror, other time's near where you go up into the addict on the floor..

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Ugore Oct 23 2012, 7:02am replied:

Thanks, going to have to look out for them when I start it back up tonight XD

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wolfman11983 Oct 22 2012, 4:05pm says:

I am enjoying the experience very much, but for some reason the game is consistantly crashing when certain "BIG" haunting moments happen. Is this something that is happening frequently to others, or do I need to tweak some settings to have a smoother experience? Having to restart the game every time from the second day is a bit jarring, but I will admit, its been a different day each time :D

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MattCohen Creator
MattCohen Oct 22 2012, 5:34pm replied:

Can you message me the hauntings that are causing the crashes? Thanks! :D

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MattCohen Creator
MattCohen Oct 22 2012, 12:59pm says:

Uploading BETA 7 for the Mac! Now Mac users can play BETA 7, which is a good way to get a taste of what the full version offers! Keep in mind, BETA 7 is buggy and many of the bugs in it have already been fixed in the final version of the game. Enjoy, Mac users!

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Raibendo Oct 21 2012, 11:45pm says:

Is it me or anyone else who goes to Settings and when i press Antialias off,nothing happens? same with Ambient occlusion. Would be good if knew when the options are off or on.
and i got my pc over recommendations, still i get pretty bad fps, updated drivers and all..

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MattCohen Creator
MattCohen Oct 22 2012, 12:08pm replied:

What's your computer's specs? I'm working on fixing some of the issues with the graphics settings.

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Raibendo Oct 22 2012, 1:50pm replied:

My specs (cpuid cpu-z):

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MattCohen Creator
MattCohen Oct 22 2012, 1:55pm replied:

The game should run fairly well. Troubling that it isn't. I'd recommend messing with all the settings. I'll be messing with the graphics settings in future updates, and of course I'm always working to improve performance.

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Nateruis Oct 21 2012, 10:29pm says:

I don't if it's just my computer, but I downloaded Paranormal 7.0 beta and it started up normally with UDK intro. Once it started you could hear the music but my screen was just black. I pressed 'E' and i could hear the whole thing with the person saying that his house is haunted, but the screen was still black. Then once that ended the screen still stood black you could walk around and hear the foot steps but the screen was just black. I pressed the escape button and i could see the pause menu just fine and the cursor could move with no lag, but still the background was still black. The game looks soo fun but this wont let me play. Helpp!!

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MattCohen Creator
MattCohen Oct 21 2012, 11:15pm replied:

Your computer is likely using an Intel HD 3000 graphics chip, which UDK dropped support for around May 2012. There are some who have gotten the game to work by updating their graphics drivers, but it's no guarantee.

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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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