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Amnesia: Collection Coming to PS4

Posted by on Oct 19, 2016

It was June 2009 and we were running out of money. We’d spent nearly two years making a game called Lux Tenebras. Our idea was to make a Super Mario version of a horror game; something that could be enjoyed in bite-sized chunks, was replayable, and mostly relied on easily repeatable gameplay mechanics.

The problem was, this game wasn’t working out. Despite a lot of time and effort, it never really clicked. A publishing deal had recently evaporated, leaving our funds basically drained. We had at most a month left in our budget, and while we had a lot of assets, we didn’t have a working game. It felt like the company was on the verge of going bankrupt, and I recall starting on my CV.

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Soma Brings Chilling Sci-fi to PS4 Today

Posted by on Sep 22, 2015

Finally, after years of hard work, our sci-fi horror game Soma is out today! Completing a game is a really amazing thing. Five years ago Soma was just a vague figment of the imagination, and today it’s an actual, playable thing. And that process is what I will talk about in this blog post.

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Sci-fi Horror Game SOMA Out September 22nd, Twisting Human Mind and AI

Posted by on Sep 18, 2015

SOMA, our upcoming sci-fi horror game, delves deep into the mysteries of subjects such as identity and consciousness. In this post I would like to explore the real world inspirations that have shaped our game.

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5 Ways the Creatures Stay Creepy in SOMA on PS4

Posted by on Sep 10, 2015

SOMA, our new sci-fi horror game, will be released at the end of September. That’s pretty soon, so I think I’d like to talk a bit about our monsters up front.

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High Pressure: New SOMA Trailer

Posted by on Apr 03, 2014

That’s right, our next game will be set deep below the water’s surface – at the bottom of the sea. It was a decision which came very swiftly; Jens (co-founder of Frictional Games) and I sort of decided it on whim during a meet-up. But it’s something that had been brewing inside us for a long time. Most of our earth is covered in ocean, and yet it’s something that we know very little about. It is an incredibly hostile environment filled with strange creatures, and it is right on our door step.

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SOMA Update, New Trailer: Crafting Survival Horror on PS4

Posted by on Mar 05, 2014

Time for a little update on how SOMA is doing. (A brief summary for those who don’t already know: SOMA is a sci-fi horror game from the creators of Amnesia: The Dark Descent that will tackle unsettling questions about consciousness. It will be released on PS4 in 2015.)

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SOMA: Frictional Games Brings Sci-Fi Horror to PS4

Posted by on Oct 11, 2013

So, what exactly is SOMA? Briefly stated, it is a sci-fi horror game played from a first person perspective. You are not a space marine though; you’re a normal, very exposed person trapped in a nightmarish world. SOMA is a game about exploration, survival and immersing you inside an interactive narrative.

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