Penumbra uses our in-house develop 3D engine, featuring the latest graphics and physics technologies. Thanks to these technologies Penumbra is able to immerse players into it's world of horror, unlike anything seen before within the genre.

Dynamic shadows, normal mapping and specular effects creates a dark dynamic visual environment, creating a world of constant change. Motion blur, noise filters and bloom is used to create a world where sanity has no place.

The physics engine, using Newton Game Dynamics, allows the player to interact with object in new ways where doors drawers needs to be pulled open and doors barricaded to keep the evil out. Each object creates unique sounds based on surface and force, you can never predict how anything will behave or sound in this world.

In Penumbra the player finds himself in an underground base on Greenland, searching for his lost father. It's an adventure horror game, free from classic first person shooter elements, with an emphasise on puzzle solving and exploring. Constantly on your toes you will never know what to expect, with no weapons how do you protect yourself?

Penumbra is currently available as a technology demonstration, some say it's too scary to even try. If you dare, we dare you to take a peek.

Comments, questions and discussions are welcome in the forum.

Penumbra is open for modifications, this allows for creating different languages, new models, new maps, whole new adventures and, well, basically anything you can come up with. To learn more check these modification and forum pages.

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9 comments by Henley on Jul 25th, 2011

The annual Paradox Catalogue sale has rolled around once more for 2011, from July 25th through to July 31st all the Desura supported titles are at a reduced price of 50% off. Paradox has long been a supporter of the Indie and Mod scene with most of the titles having enormous modding scenes like the Mount & Blade series, with great mods like the Darkest Hour game becoming Indie titles themselves.


Cities in Motion

Cities in Motion is a city-based mass transportation simulator for the PC. Players operate their own transportation company, building a public network with a variety of vehicle types, including buses, trams, and subway trains.By meeting the needs of city residents, the player tries to make as much profit as possible. Observing the changing and growing city, as well as the different types of people in it, is key to building a successful and efficient network.


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Cities in Motion: Tokyo 

Tokyo, the capital city of Japan, is one of the largest and greatest cities in the world. It has enjoyed many different eras and experienced changes never seen in the west. Public transport is always a challenge, but Tokyo offers excellent opportunities and exciting new vehicles.


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Dark Horizon

Disaster has taken its harsh grip and the universe is slowly dying. Systems cease to exist and there seems to be no way of stopping the threat. But a rumour is slowly spreading through the galaxy of a weapon against this menace - "the Light Core". The space action game Dark Horizon takes place in a breathtaking atmospheric universe with an epic storyline about the fight for survival.


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Darkest Hour

By fans, for the fans, Developed by a team of experienced modders from the Paradox Interactive forums, Darkest Hour is a stand-alone Hearts of Iron game featuring a mixture of short and in-depth campaigns set across the darkest chapters of the 20th century, from the outbreak of the Great War up to the onset of the Cold War. Darkest Hour will introduce a new artificial intelligence that is now able to react to hundreds of different situations simultaneously, along with a dynamic diplomatic system that will allow the player to have a real impact on the course of history.  


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Europa Universalis 2

Europa Universalis II invites you to a global struggle for supremacy from the dark times of Jeanne D'Arc to the flaming wars of Napoleon. As the leader of a country you have to guide domestic and foreign policies. Engage in religious struggles, set up expeditions to claim the New World, lead your country to prosperity and victory. Send your Privateers to roam the seven seas, muster mercenaries to bolster your defences, and send missionaries to convert infidels to your State Religion.


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Europa Universalis 3

Europa Universalis III delves deeply into the areas of exploration, trade, warfare and diplomacy. This epic strategy game lets players take control of a nation and guide it through the ages to become a great global empire. Unparalleled in its depth and historical accuracy, Europa Universalis III gives the player unprecedented freedom in how they choose to rule their nation from an impressive choice of over 250 historically accurate countries.


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For the Glory

Take up the reigns of your country, guide domestic and foreign policy, navigate thousands of historical events, engage in various struggles and lead your country to prosperity – all in the name of glory!


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Fort Zombie

Fort Zombie is a focused-scope, casual RPG title in which the game world revolves around a single building – your fort – and the mission specific chunks of the small town that surrounds it. Instead of a major city or a vast countryside, player’s focus their efforts on building up a single structure, finding and training survivors, and venturing out into town looking for supplies.


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Hearts of Iron

Hearts of Iron is the first ever World War II PC game of true Grand Strategic scope. The game map spans the entire world and allows players to take the War to any new front of their choosing. Any nation in the world is playable, but the game focuses on the epic struggle between the great alliances of the new world orders Fascism, Communism and Democracy.


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Hearts of Iron III lets you play the most engaging conflict in world history, World War 2, on all fronts as any country and through multiple different scenarios. Guide your nation to glory between 1936 and 1948 and wage war, conduct diplomacy and build your industry in the most detailed World War 2 game ever made.


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Knights of Honor

The opportunity to rewrite history waits for you in this epic, sprawling struggle for sovereignty, dominance and riches. Choose one of over 100 kingdoms and play through the Early, High, and Late periods of the Middle Ages during one of Europe’s most turbulent and fascinating times. Use any number of methods to achieve your goals and impose your will on others, including trade, diplomacy, subterfuge or brute force. Through words or steel, lead your nation to victory and make your mark on history. With numerous allies and foes to contend with and an entire continent to conquer, the path to ultimate domination is no simple feat.


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Mount & Blade

Mount and Blade is a 3D, open-ended, single-player, third- or first-person, computer role-playing game, created and distributed by the Turkish development house TaleWorlds. Mount and Blade has a medieval setting, without any fantasy elements. Mount and Blade is notable for its emphasis on realistic cavalry combat, which was common in the era, but is largely absent in most RPG titles.


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Mount & Blade: Warband 

Mount and Blade: Warband is the first sequel for the action role-playing video game Mount and Blade. First announced in January 2009, the game was developed by TaleWorlds and was published by Paradox Interactive on March 30, 2010. Warband expands on the original game by introducing a sixth faction, increasing the political options, allowing players to start their own faction, and incorporating multiplayer modes.


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Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword

With Fire & Sword is the thrilling sequel to the action role-playing hit Mount & Blade: Warband. Be a mercenary or join one of the five battling factions to conquer, destroy or create empires. In an open sand box world you choose your allies, your enemies, what provinces to conquer, what castles to siege and what quests to embark on.With Fire & Sword also greatly builds and expands upon the highly regarded combat system from Mount & Blade: Warband.


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Penumbra: Black Plague

Trapped in a shadowy, underground complex, intrepid explorer Philip continues the search he began in Penumbra: Overture, to discover the truth behind his father’s disappearance. Surrounded by enemies and assaulted by terror from all sides, Philip must collect clues and solve vexing puzzles while combating the gnawing psychological terrors that assail his mind and threaten to strip him of his sanity.


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Penumbra: Requiem

In the puzzle oriented expansion Penumbra: Requiem long lost friends will return and aid Philip on his quest, but can they really be trusted? In the bizarre world of Penumbra: Requiem players will experience another psychological thrill on a level unheard of. This time telling what is real and what is not will be even harder and not always trusting your senses will be essential in order to survive.


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Penumbra: Overture

Penumbra is a first person horror adventure focussing on story, immersion and puzzle solving. Violence and combat is hardly an option - the player has to use wits to guide Philip through his final test, and this makes the series unique in offering a truly dangerous and terrifying experience.


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All it means that your hard earned cash is going much further then before, make sure you do not miss this great sale!

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Penumbra: Black Plague - Infected sound swap

Penumbra: Black Plague - Infected sound swap

Jun 18, 2012 Animal Audio 4 comments

Crazy guy yelling at his cats > infected grunting noises

Penumbra Black Plague Demo

Penumbra Black Plague Demo

Feb 27, 2010 Demo 1 comment

The demo for the second episode of the series. Don't forget to try out the demo for Penumbra Overture and maybe even buy the series.

Penumbra Overture Demo

Penumbra Overture Demo

Feb 27, 2010 Demo 2 comments

The demo for Penumbra Overture, the first episode of the series. Make sure to try the demo for Black Plague and maybe even buy the series.

5 extra Flashlights for Penumbra

5 extra Flashlights for Penumbra

Feb 6, 2007 Sprites 6 comments

Getting tired of your original flashlights well say hello to the new and improved "Magic Flashlights"

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Tyler.
Tyler. Jul 18 2014, 9:11am says:

Penumbra game series are the best. I enjoyed it. You must play this guys.

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0b1der
0b1der Jun 28 2014, 6:50am says:

Penumbra you Guys!! xD

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ChaChoppa!!
ChaChoppa!! Mar 28 2014, 11:55pm says:

I love these horror games.Are there different playthroughs/stories?
Is Requiem just a add-on?

Check out my Let Plays

Youtube.com

Or add me

Facebook.com

Twitter.com

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Tyler.
Tyler. Jul 18 2014, 9:08am replied:

Yes, i think Requiem is just an add-on.

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!!!***killjoy***!!!
!!!***killjoy***!!! Dec 10 2013, 4:39pm says:

Just finished my LP of Penumbra: Overture. Fantastic game! Ch-ch-check it out! Tanks!

Youtube.com

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Peronaut
Peronaut Sep 24 2013, 10:21am says:

Hey, I just started playing Penumbra Overture and I must say that it's a great piece of game!

Here is the first part of my gameplay series: Youtube.com

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TimTaylor
TimTaylor Sep 1 2013, 6:00pm says:

Why is Desure soooo slow :(, but cool game ^^

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VJM148
VJM148 May 25 2013, 6:35am says:

In the demo, when that evil wolf thing ran towards me, man... that made me jump.

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NightSshadeGaming
NightSshadeGaming Mar 3 2013, 3:26pm says:

Just started making let's plays of Overture (about 3 days ago. Here's a link if you wish to watch : Youtube.com)

I would say impressive so far. I played black plague first, now playing overture, I know I shouldn't be doing it that way but stil... I find BP to be scarier, since there you can't fight. This one has very complicated puzzles (equal to BP) and is good as well. I liked the second sequel better, but this is still a very good game :) 10/10
Regards,
Night.

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sillyboy
sillyboy Mar 1 2013, 6:02am says:

SCARY

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Amazing game, it will have you jumping out of your seat!

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