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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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.

Amnesia custom stories on Desura

Amnesia custom stories on Desura

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Some info for Desura users & fans, and also for Amnesia CS developers that would like to publish their CSs on Desura.

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gman9mm Jun 25 2012 says:

message me when it's a full story. i don't play demos. sorry bro.

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Dune_Jumper Jun 24 2012 says:

Enjoyed this custom story, I want it to be longer though. XD

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jamesclarke555 Creator
jamesclarke555 Jun 24 2012 replied:

Thanks man, I'm afraid this is just a demo for now, I'm planning on three or more large maps in addition to this level and a more expansive story for the fianl game.

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Dune_Jumper Jun 25 2012 replied:

Silly me, didn't notice it was a demo. :s
Still epic win though, can't wait to see more.

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Twizzy Jun 24 2012 says:

Is this a jumpscare fest mod?

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jamesclarke555 Creator
jamesclarke555 Jun 24 2012 replied:

Fortunately not, it's an attempt at a more serious, slower paced game.

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Crappy Jun 20 2012 says:

I did a playthrough of this if anyonwe wants to see

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jamesclarke555 Creator
jamesclarke555 Jun 24 2012 replied:

Nice, enjoyed it.

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jamesclarke555 Creator
jamesclarke555 Jun 20 2012 says:


- Fixed an issue where the Hammer & Chisel could not be combined.
- Added an extra element to breaking the gate padlock.

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theend10 Jun 20 2012 says:

After i get into the game and click "Start new game"
The game loads and after a while its crashes :<
im dieing to play this custom story :< its looks awosme

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battle19945 Jun 23 2012 replied:

when i quited then the same screen came like you
it said that my amnesia is crashed
then when i launch amnesia then the menu screen is ****** up
thx allot james for crashing my amnesia

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jamesclarke555 Creator
jamesclarke555 Jun 24 2012 replied:

@battle19945 - I'm sorry to hear that but it sounds like you have overwritten the original game files, by not installing properly.

This is an isolated Total Conversion mod, no original Amnesia files should be overwritten when installed correctly, if you have, I'm afraid I can't be held responsible for that.

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scrolliept Jun 20 2012 replied:

Did you installed the Patch 1.01 for Amnesia?

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jamesclarke555 Creator
jamesclarke555 Jun 20 2012 replied:

Hi there, can you send me the hpl.log file in a pm and I'll have a look for you.

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Highest Rated (3 agree) 10/10

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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