Frictional Games is a small games developer located in the south of Sweden, more specifically in the town of Helsingborg. We develop our own technology to power our games, so far we have released three titles - all part of the Penumbra Series. Frictional Games isn't really located in Helsingborg, two of us live here and the company is registered here, other than that it is very much a virtual company. Currently we are five people working full-time, all from our own homes, with the Internet as our "office". In addition we hire contractors to help out with specific tasks during production, such as audio, writing and graphics. Our own game engine goes under the name HPL and uses industry standard technologies such as OpenGL, OpenAL and Newton Game Dynamics. The engine is currently undergoing an extensive update and the new version is cleverly named HPL2. HPL2 is being used in our upcoming game, Amnesia: The Dark Descent.

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Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs
Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs

Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs Indie

10 months ago Released Sep 9, 2013 Single Player Adventure

The Swine are Rising! In 2010 Frictional Games terrified the world with the cult horror Amnesia: A Dark Descent. Now they bring you a new nightmare. Created...

Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Amnesia: The Dark Descent Indie

10 months ago Released Sep 4, 2010 Single Player Adventure

Amnesia: The Dark Descent, a first person survival horror. A game about immersion, discovery and living through a nightmare. An experience that will chill...

Energetic
Energetic

Energetic Indie

3 years ago Released Apr 18, 2005 Single Player Platformer

The Energetic project aims to enlighten and educate teenagers about the production and consumption of energy within our society. Rather than being an...

Penumbra Collection
Penumbra Collection

Penumbra Collection Indie

10 months ago Released Feb 25, 2006 Single Player First Person Shooter

Penumbra is a first person horror adventure focusing on story, immersion and puzzle solving. Violence and combat is hardly an option - the player has...

Penumbra: Black Plague
Penumbra: Black Plague

Penumbra: Black Plague Indie

1 year ago Released Feb 8, 2008 Single Player Adventure

Trapped in a shadowy, underground complex, intrepid explorer Philip continues the search he began in Penumbra: Overture, to discover the truth behind...

Penumbra: Overture
Penumbra: Overture

Penumbra: Overture Indie

2 years ago Released Feb 26, 2007 Single Player First Person Shooter

Penumbra is a first person horror adventure focusing on story, immersion and puzzle solving. Violence and combat is hardly an option - the player has...

Penumbra: Requiem
Penumbra: Requiem

Penumbra: Requiem Indie

1 year ago Released Aug 24, 2008 Single Player Adventure

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...

SOMA
SOMA

SOMA Indie

4 months ago Coming Q4 2014 Single Player Adventure

Three years in the making, SOMA is a unique continuation of Frictional Games' signature style of explorative horror, provocative storytelling, and unfathomable...

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