You are Jack Conway, a former Detective Inspector and veteran of the Great War, now working as a Private Investigator.

Jack was born in 1880, an only child. He grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, where he underwent a violent and disruptive upbringing due to the excessive alcohol and gambling habits of his father, his mother died during childbirth.

As a direct result of his abusive childhood and traumatic experiences during the war; not long after he was posted home, Jack developed an acute parasomnia condition, somnambulism (sleep walking) often accompanied by vicious night terrors.

Date: September 6, 1921

You are currently assigned to nearby Providence, Rhode Island assisting the local police with a recent problematic case; a string of unexplained disappearances, most of whom are young women.

On day three, with no real leads and the investigation seemingly going nowhere, you are contacted by a mysterious Dr. Albert Landström; apparently a local resident and physician, whom seems to have intimate knowledge of the case.

That was the last thing you remember, as you suddenly awaken in the cellar of a strange house, your whereabouts unknown. Can you piece together this puzzle and escape unscathed?

Are these events even real...

...Or some kind of sick nightmare?

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1 comment by jamesclarke555 on Jun 17th, 2013

I can't believe a year has gone by since the release of the Parasomnia demo and I've been overwhelmed with the response and how it has been received by everyone.

So this will be a brief update on how things are going, the first level (the house from the demo) has been tweaked and improved. I've fixed the glitch which caused objects to fall through the floor and the frame rate should be a bit smoother too.

I've added more speech to the game, for example; if you pick up a chair or touch a picture, Jack will say something appropriate to that object.

I've edited the light casting objects in the game to provide real time shadows, so for example; if you throw something at a ceiling light, the shadows will be realistically rendered as the light moves when the object sways.

All in all, I have four nicely detailed levels. The first two are finished and the latter two need a bit more work. I've been working really hard on this on and off for the last year, it takes a long time to reach the kind of quality bar I'm looking for, especially when you're a one man team and have real life time constraints; so apologies for the length of time this is taking.

I'm still not sure when the full game will be ready, sometime after AAMFP I would imagine and I may release it in two parts.

Finally, thanks to everyone who played the demo and left feedback or rated it.

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PotatoDoge
PotatoDoge Jun 24 2013, 6:07am says:

Best mod ever..
But too short :(

Nevermind, i rate 10

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vikaniss
vikaniss Jun 20 2013, 11:11pm says:

Really want to play this Mod, but it says I need a serial key? Any answers for the newbie?

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zoomos
zoomos Jun 19 2013, 4:55pm says:

I kinda got stuck after the acid part, the door to the spiral stairs wouldn't open so I lewered down the grunt and when I ran to the door to open it, I clipped through it and finished the game, weird.

Great game :)

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BKNz_Wolfy
BKNz_Wolfy Jun 19 2013, 2:51pm says:

this is a very good game loved it hope to see more of this from you :)

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Zineth
Zineth Feb 19 2013, 2:37pm says:

I can't launch the parasomnia.cmd file for some reason, i transferred the Parasomnia folder to my custom_stories folder and tried to launch but all it did was to make a black cmd box appear for half a second before dissapearing. My Amnesia copy is legit btw, please help.

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Zineth
Zineth Feb 19 2013, 3:48pm replied:

Ah nevermind, I solved the problem and played it...

Anyway, not bad for a demo, the story is cool and so is the voice acting, the only real problem is the constant FPS drop, but it's just a demo so good job! 9/10 i'd say, hope to see the full version soon :)

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tuntunboy21
tuntunboy21 Feb 16 2013, 4:39am says:

What's the serial code?

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jamesclarke555
jamesclarke555 Feb 18 2013, 9:35am replied:

If you have installed it right and have a legit copy of Amnesia, you shouldn't need one.

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breedomine
breedomine May 5 2013, 10:44am replied:

I have it installed right, and I have a legit copy of Amnesia that I bought from the website and it's still asking for a serial code.

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quicksilver89
quicksilver89 Feb 15 2013, 7:13am says:

One of the mods which inspired me to make my own!:)

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Excellent work put in to voice acting, story, and map design (besides the low FPS supposedly due to shadows), and the best part - No jump scares!

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