Frictional Games is a small games developer located in the south of Sweden, more specifically in the town of Helsingborg. We develop our own technology to power our games, so far we have released three titles - all part of the Penumbra Series.

Frictional Games isn't really located in Helsingborg, two of us live here and the company is registered here, other than that it is very much a virtual company. Currently we are five people working full-time, all from our own homes, with the Internet as our "office". In addition we hire contractors to help out with specific tasks during production, such as audio, writing and graphics.

Our own game engine goes under the name HPL and uses industry standard technologies such as OpenGL, OpenAL and Newton Game Dynamics. The engine is currently undergoing an extensive update and the new version is cleverly named HPL2. HPL2 is being used in our upcoming game, Amnesia: The Dark Descent.

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HPL2

HPL2

Commercial licence

An extensively updated version of HPL1 engine. Uses industry standard technologies such as OpenGL, OpenAL and Newton Game Dynamics.

HPL1

HPL1

GPL licence

Frictional Games' HPL1 engine used to create the Penumbra series.

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Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Adventure

Amnesia: The Dark Descent, a first person survival horror. A game about immersion, discovery and living through a nightmare. An experience that will chill...

SOMA

SOMA

Adventure

Three years in the making, SOMA is a unique continuation of Frictional Games' signature style of explorative horror, provocative storytelling, and unfathomable...

Penumbra: Requiem

Penumbra: Requiem

Adventure

In the puzzle oriented expansion Penumbra: Requiem long lost friends will return and aid Philip on his quest, but can they really be trusted? In the bizarre...

Penumbra: Overture

Penumbra: Overture

First Person Shooter

Penumbra is a first person horror adventure focusing on story, immersion and puzzle solving. Violence and combat is hardly an option - the player has...

Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs

Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs

Adventure

The Swine are Rising! In 2010 Frictional Games terrified the world with the cult horror Amnesia: A Dark Descent. Now they bring you a new nightmare. Created...

Penumbra: Black Plague

Penumbra: Black Plague

Adventure

Trapped in a shadowy, underground complex, intrepid explorer Philip continues the search he began in Penumbra: Overture, to discover the truth behind...

Energetic

Energetic

Platformer

The Energetic project aims to enlighten and educate teenagers about the production and consumption of energy within our society. Rather than being an...

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BrokenBladeDev
BrokenBladeDev

I liked penumbra and amnesia the dark descent, but I think amnesia a machine for pigs wasn't as good. I don't know why but I think you were more focused on graphics and gameplay, because the monsters were slow and don't show up anymore. I could outrun them by walking! Thank you for your time.

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gegoxaren
gegoxaren

A:AMFP
Can any one over at Frictional look in to the problems with the sh.bz2 files?
They are too small and corrupt.
bunzip will not even extract it, it says the bz2 file is corrupt.

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UnheimlichStudio
UnheimlichStudio

i wait the second amnesia *0*

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chiefyork
chiefyork

to everyone who says Amnesia should be free: the folks at frictional games spent countless hours making it so they deserve to be paid for making such a good game. trust me its worth the buy and i bet you guys can earn the 20 bucks it costs to buy it.

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AudioGhostX
AudioGhostX

ikr, what do they think this is one of those generic boring horror games like all the slender games and stuff? This is actually a good, quality horror game worth the money.

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Crazeddog38
Crazeddog38

you guys make some pretty bad *** horro games

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Paper_Guy
Paper_Guy

It's okay... You can swear on the Internet.

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tbone776
tbone776

Please make the dark descent free

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theshad99
theshad99

(buried)

pewdiepie brought me here!!

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Paper_Guy
Paper_Guy

no
get out

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