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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Penumbra: Overture, HPL1 Engine and OALWrapper released as open source

Penumbra: Overture, HPL1 Engine and OALWrapper released as open source

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Penumbra: Overture, HPL1 Engine and OALWrapper released as open source

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HPL1 Engine

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Frictional Games is proud to announce the release of the source code for the first game Penumbra

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To install extract the file into: Penumbra/ Episode 1/ redist/ config so that it overwrites the "Game CFG" file. Make a backup of the existing one if...

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Penumbra: Monster Re-skinns

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5 extra Flashlights for Penumbra

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bilbop Sep 26 2015 says:

shared mod for all fg games - REMOVES DMG FROM NPCS//

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Tyler. Jul 18 2014 says:

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

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0b1der Jun 28 2014 says:

Penumbra you Guys!! xD

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ChaChoppa!! Mar 28 2014 says:

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

Check out my Let Plays

Or add me

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Tyler. Jul 18 2014 replied:

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

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!!!***killjoy***!!! Dec 10 2013 says:

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

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Peronaut Sep 24 2013 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:

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TimTaylor Sep 1 2013 says:

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

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VJM148 May 25 2013 says:

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

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NightSshadeGaming Mar 3 2013 says:

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

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

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Penumbra: Overture
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Highest Rated (2 agree) 10/10

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

Nov 16 2010 by cyb3rk19ht

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