session of the game to much success. With that behind us we now know
how Amnesia will play like and what it takes to finish it. This means
we feel confident in moving forward and sharing more juicy details
about the game. This includes crucial things such as availability,
pricing and what the game is all about."
- Thomas Grip, Co-founder.
General information about the game, screenshots and a teaser are the
main additions to the heavily updated web site . We have also added
information about how to pre-order and where the final game will be
available for purchase. Check back for future updates with new screens,
information and, as release draws closer, a demo.
The web site also features something of a first in the history of
computer games - the “pre-order-o-meter”. Watch as blood fill up for
every new pre-order placed! If we reach 2000 pre-orders before end of
May, new content will be added to the game.
Take a deep breath and prepare yourself to experience the first real
gameplay video released. This teaser gives a first look at what sort of
experience we are aiming for when playing Amnesia, it lasts for over
three minutes and consists of one single clip. The idea is to convey as
clearly as possible that the player is in control of the character
throughout the whole game. There are no cut-scenes or any sort of
moments where control is taken away to force the narrative forward.
Status of Amnesia: The Dark Descent
The game is now up and running on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X! All
platforms have participated in the recent testing session and performed
over expectations. We are pleased to announce that the game will get a
simultaneous release on all platforms!
Many companies seem to view the PC as a “dying gaming platform” and
we see this as a great opportunity. Amnesia is a modern 3D game that
from the very beginning has been created with the PC in mind. It has
modest demands on the PC hardware compared to recent console ports and
because of this we are able to make sure a broader audience can
experience the game as intended.
Release and availability
With an estimated release date of August 2010, you can pre-order it now
for USD16 and save 20% on the release price of USD20. The pre-order is
available at our own online store and is for the digital download
version of the game. At the release in August the game will be
available for purchase in just about any of the major online stores.
Further details can be found at the Amnesia web site and more
information will be released shortly. A boxed version for retail
release is also planned and information will be released as it becomes
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contractors to utilise during production we can be dynamic and
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