Discover the mysteries of "Living Machine"... "It is the year 1887, you and your wife Nina have been invited to Lord Harris's feast, which was going to happen inside of his manor at the countryside of Norfolk. The main person of that event, Lord Harris of Norfolk, was widely regarded as an eccentric and odd engineer due to his researches on steam powered machines and engines. On that night, 19th of October 1887, after several hours of feasting you felt drunk. You made your way to your guest room, you've laid on the floor and fell asleep... " What's waiting for you after you wake up? Or will you ever wake up?

  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media

Tons of custom stories for Amnesia: The Dark Descent were published on Desura during last months, and with the current trend of huge amounts of new custom stories added daily to ModDB & IndieDB, many more may be released in coming days, thanks to developers & mappers of Amnesia user-made stories.

Spotlighted custom stories
DeteriorationDeterioration ParasomniaParasomnia
Some models I been working onCry Oni ArmoryDark Seclusion

All Amnesia custom stories published on Desura so far:

* * *

Info for developers

What do you need to do to see your custom story on Desura?

Your custom story can be published only if
1) its releases (downloads) are added to ModDB/IndieDB
2) its release date is set to released (only released CSs are on Desura)
3) it installs to custom_stories folder or installs to its own single folder (like isolated conversions such as Parasomnia or Deterioration)

Also you can ensure that your mod profile
1) has some news articles added
2) has at least 7 screenshots uploaded to the Images section
3) promotional media (screenshots, videos) are of high quality & resolution e.g. in-game screenshots instead of editor screenshots
(otherwise your CS won't be shown on the main page of Desura and it may get less attention than it deserves)

"Complex" custom stories (total conversions) that install directly to the main Amnesia game directory could be also published on Desura but at the moment it's strongly unrecommended and a little discouraged due to many possible user problems with installing & uninstalling such stories through Desura (and without Desura).

It's simply easiest and best practice to have your mods install to their own folders without copying anything to original game folders or overwriting anything from the main game folders. Most modders and mods on ModDB do that unless specific game engine disallows hardcore modifications or total conversions. Parasomnia and Deterioration are examples that prove that Amnesia is highly moddable and isolated total conversions installing to their own folders are definitely possible.

Your custom story will be automatically published by Desura staff if your mod meets the first set of requirements detailed above - it has 1) download added to ModDB/IndieDB 2) it's released 3) installs in a simple way.

Thanks for reading, and best luck to all of you & all your projects!

The Machine - Version 1.1.0

The Machine - Version 1.1.0

4 years ago Full Version 6 comments

Fixed the bug with "One thing you love" - this item now appears correctly. Enjoy!

Post comment Comments  (0 - 10 of 62)
Axilcut Aug 3 2014 says:

Very good custom story. That puzzle in the steering room was good. I think it goes lever up, spin the wheel, press 4 times and pull lever down. The scare right after that room was awesome. The ending could be better but overall I gave the game a 9.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Guest Jan 8 2014 says:

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

davidalbers Nov 3 2013 says:

Wow, really good custom story! This is the first one i have beaten in one day. I was instantly addicted! Good gameplay and a good story!

+1 vote     reply to comment
Consoledead Sep 3 2013 says:

ok so I just downloaded this mod and I was playing until the objective where I need to find the ladder to get up to the trapdoor in the ceiling. I found the ladder and dragged it over but as I was trying to align it, it disappeared into thin air. I tried leaving and coming back and I tried saving and quitting to see if that would maybe respawn the ladder, but no such luck. gotta restart the whole thing now...

+1 vote     reply to comment
fozik Aug 14 2013 says:

Being a Noob how do you get out of the steering room in the zeppelin

+1 vote     reply to comment
BadMonkey1 Oct 31 2015 replied:

Follow directions.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Guest Jul 1 2013 says:

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

Trinitylynne98 May 26 2013 says:

Hi -I need to know how to get a Justine-Free copy of Amnesia. Yes, of course I could Google it, but I would rather get direct information that is definitely correct. Also I was wondering if this mod, or any you know of allow for controller support? I know that Amnesia itself doesn't have it listed in the options, but I didn't know if it's possible for a mod to offer that? May sound like a silly question, but I just finally got my PS3 controller to work with my PC, and I am so disapointed at the amount of games that have an option for a controller. Even a brand new game I have (Slender:The Arrival) that has amazing graphics, and attention to detail, doesn't have an option for a controller. So far Dead Space 3 is the only game I have that I can get controller to work with! Anyway-so sorry to be long winded. This mod looks amazing, and I can't wait to play it, controller or not LOL-once I get the right version of Amnesia. :)

+1 vote     reply to comment
wilsonvicente May 8 2013 says:

this scared the **** off me
one of the best custom stories i played

+1 vote     reply to comment
Akadomari May 2 2013 says:

Your CS has to give problem however I think that story would have been able to be better, enigme thought well.:D 9/10

0 votes     reply to comment
Post a comment

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community. Or sign in with your social account:

Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Send Message
Release date
Released 2011
Mod watch
Start tracking
Community Rating



83 votes submitted.

You Say


Ratings closed.

Single Player
Embed Buttons
Link to The Machine by selecting a button and using the embed code provided more...
The Machine
Last Update
3 years ago
43 members