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 56 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 126 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 53 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 243 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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Velkyn Sep 19 2012, 6:36pm says:

Registered just for this game. Actually had a question about the $9.99 on Desura. Is that for the latest build? And I download at public areas and actually play on my regular PC (currently with no internet) Is that going to work or does the computer need internet to register. (Still have a copy of BioShock2 and a Daggerdale game I have never played for missing that in the requirements, hence that question.)

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MattCohen Sep 19 2012, 6:43pm replied:

Buying it on Desura will get you the latest version, and free updates forever, eventually becoming the full version. As far as internet goes, you'll need internet to download it and update it, but I have no activation, so you can install it on as many computers are you want, as many times as you want, and Desura has an offline mode (on the client's login screen) so you can play without internet :)

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KaosIceMaN Sep 19 2012, 6:52am says:

For some reason when I try to update my Paranormal to version 9.1 it's saying "Error, No update available"

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MattCohen Sep 19 2012, 9:53am replied:

What version are you currently on? And are you using Desura?

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marcicley Sep 18 2012, 10:46am says:

Podia deixar a beta 9 de graça ! :D

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MattCohen Sep 18 2012, 10:33am says:

Everyone: It turns out the black screen error that some people are getting is a problem with UDK, not Paranormal. I've contacted EPIC for help with this issue.

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timelordjosh Sep 19 2012, 9:32am replied:

Thank you sooo much! :DD

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TheOneMuffin Sep 17 2012, 11:12pm replied:

Was gonna suggest this, seems almost immediate that violent things like doors slamming happen.

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MattCohen Sep 17 2012, 8:12pm replied:

I'm working on a system that improves the pacing, making things get more and more intense as the game progresses :D

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ET1996 Sep 17 2012, 8:17pm replied:

I will donate as soon as I get a bit of extra money.

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Aug 30 2012, 10:34pm by Belchior

Lowest Rated (10 agree) 5/10

reasons being:
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, 6:06pm by saddoking

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