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SOMA Debut Trailer Makes Frictional's Next Horror Game Official

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Frictional Games, Horror games, PC games, PS4 games, SOMA

SOMA Debut Trailer Makes Frictional's Next Horror Game Official

Confirmed For PS4 & PC

After some extensive teasing, Frictional Games have finally officially revealed SOMA, a new horror game slated for PC and PS4 in 2015. We've got a teaser and details below.

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SOMA: Frictional Games Tease Their New Game In Creepy Trailers

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Frictional Games, Horror games, PS4 games, SOMA

SOMA: Frictional Games Tease Their New Game In Creepy Trailers

Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs developer Frictional Games are hard at work on their latest title, a mysterious affair known only as "SOMA." Let the teasing begin.

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Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs Review | Screaming Jowler

Author:
Carl Phillips
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Reviews
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#PIGGEHS, Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs, Frictional Games, Games reviews, Horror games, Survival Horror Games, The Chinese Room, Why is there a MACHINE FOR PIGS?!

Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs Review | Screaming Jowler
Platform: PC

Developer: The Chinese Room

Publisher: Frictional Games

The unexpected success of Amnesia: The Dark Descent was met with an equal number of screams and purchases of new pairs of underwear. It managed to take the power away from the player in a way that hadn’t been managed before, and became one of the stand-out games of 2011. So, when news that Fritional Games were teaming up with The Chinese Room, the developers behind the deeply-atmospheric Dear Esther, gamers around the world began to brace themselves for what could be lurking over the horizon. Then they informed us that the subtitle was “A Machine For Pigs”, and managed to terrify everybody in advance.

There’s no denying that there are heavy expectations for this next instalment in the Amnesia franchise, but after a year of teasing us with trailers and screenshots it’s finally time to see if the piggies are going to make us squeal.

Players assume the role of Oswald Magnus, a wealthy industrialist who, after a mysterious trip to Mexico, falls ill and wakes up several months later on New Year’s Eve 1899. With a mysterious machine from his delirious dreams now shaking the city, it is up to Magnus to piece together what has happened, discover the purpose of this machine, and face a trial of a more personal nature along the way.

Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs Review | Screaming Jowler

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Dealspwn Playthrough | Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs - Opening Gameplay

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Carl Phillips
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Features
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#PIGGEHS, Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs, Dealspwn Playthrough, Frictional Games, Gameplay, Horror games, PC games, Survival Horror Games, The Chinese Room, Why is there a MACHINE FOR PIGS?!

Dealspwn Playthrough | Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs - Opening Gameplay
During this year's Gamescom, Matt kept bringing up three topics of conversation. The first was how good Peggle 2 was. The second was how to refine our Octodad dance. However, the third was simply this - "Carl, why is there a MACHINE FOR PIGS?!"

Today, we attempt to answer that question.

In the latest episode of Dealspwn Playthrough, Carl dares to go through the first 25 minutes of Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs from The Chinese Room and Frictional Games. Watch as he braves getting out of bed, marvel at his billiard skills, and shake in terror at the idea of a machine. For piggehs!

This episode also features a first for the series - a reaction cam. Carl didn't do this willingly, and was forced to do so by Matt. As such, we here at Dealspwn apologise profusely for the following video, which you can find after the jump.

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Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs Pre-Order | £8.31 (With Code) | Gamefly | PC

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Frictional Games, Horror games, PC games, thechineseroom

Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs Pre-Order | £8.31 (With Code) | Gamefly | PC

Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs Pre-Order | Gamefly | £8.31 (save £2 vs GOG, £4 elsewhere)
Voucher Code: GFDAUG20UK

Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs To Soil Underwear This September

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs, Frictional Games, Horror games, PC games, thechineseroom

Terrifying horror sequel Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs will release on September 10th, theChineseRoom announced today. This frankly worrisome experience plans to build on its predecessor with a stronger storyline and horrifically evocative imagery courtesy of the developers behind Dear Esther. It's available to pre-order on GOG.com for $14.99.

The original Amnesia: The Dark Descent freaks me out so badly that I may have to sabotage my rig to avoid reviewing it, and ruining several new pairs of boxers in the process [Oh Jon, you're going to review it. And we're going to watch. - Ed].

Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs Is Content Complete

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Jonathan Lester
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Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs, Frictional Games, Horror games, PC games, thechineseroom

Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs Is Content Complete

Takes Aim At Summer Release

Frictional Games and thechineseroom have basically finished Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs, which will only require some polish and optimisation before release.

I want to go home, mommy. Please don't make me review it.

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Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs Halloween Trailer Is Suitably Horrifying

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs, Frictional Games, Horror games, PC games, thechineseroom, trailer

If Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs is as terrifying as its predecessor and new trailer suggests, this little piggy will be staying at home. Probably crying, sweating profusely and maintaining questionable bowel control.

Frictional Games: Interactive Storytelling Needs To Advance

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Another World, Frictional Games, Narrative, Storyline, Uncharted

Frictional Games: Interactive Storytelling Needs To Advance

"Don't Try To Beat The Game, Try To Live The Game"

Amnesia: The Dark Descent designer Thomas Grip believes that developers and gamers need to realise that "story is not just the plot" - i.e. that games should convey their narrative through interactive gameplay, art design and audio rather than relying on cutscenes.

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Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs Delayed Into 2013

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Jonathan Lester
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Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs, Delay, Frictional Games, Horror games, PC games, thechineseroom

Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs Delayed Into 2013

Horror sequel Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs will miss its Halloween 2012 release window. "The quality of the game is the absolute first, last, and always with this development, and we felt it could do with a few more months’ work to make sure that’s really going to happen,” thechineseroom creative director Dan Pinchbeck told Gamezone, basically suggesting that the project will miss this year altogether.

On the plus side, at least we've got a few more months of blissful, happy innocence before A Machine For Pigs turns our PCs into nightmarish portals to realms of pure terror. And we've got time to stockpile stain remover. For, you know, our [that's quite enough, thanks -Ed]

Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs Teaser Leaves Us Cowering Under The Stairs

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs, Frictional Games, Horror games, PC games

Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs Teaser Leaves Us Cowering Under The Stairs
To thank players for getting involved with the sensational Humble Bundle V (which included Amnesia: The Dark Descent), Frictional Games have released a teaser trailer for the sequel. A Machine For Pigs is looking good at this early stage, and a brief gameplay snippet leaves us in no doubt that nothing is going to be okay, ever again.

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Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs - "If We Don't Frighten People As Much As The Original, Then We've Failed"

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs, Dan Pinchbeck, Frictional Games, Horror games, thechineseroom

Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs - "If We Don't Frighten People As Much As The Original, Then We've Failed"

Thechineseroom's creative director Dan Pinchbeck has spoken of the difficulties in balancing the horror of Amnesia: The Dark Descent with raised expectations, and a desire to provide a fresh experience for the upcoming sequel - Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs.

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Penumbra Collection | £3.25 | Impulse Driven | PC

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Frictional Games, Horror games, Paradox, PC games
Penumbra Collection | £3.25 | Impulse Driven | PC

Several digital retailers tend to slash the Penumbra Collection to this sort of price level every once in a while, but at £3.25, Impulse provide a meaty saving and the cheapest we've seen so far. This nifty little bundle of first person horror adventure contains Overture, Requiem and Black Plague, and while slightly tatty around the edges, these games are incredibly creepy and well worth checking out by scare junkies.

Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs Is Happening, Scares Us Already

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Jonathan Lester
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Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs, Frictional Games, Horror games, thechineseroom

Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs Is Happening, Scares Us Already

Dear Esther Devs On Board

Just in case Amnesia: The Dark Descent wasn't terrifying enough for you, Frictional Games has announced their (already-rumoured) sequel as Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs. This new horror title will be set in the same universe, but stars"wealthy industrialist" Oswald Magnus who's constantly visited by fever dreams of a nightmarish machine.

Oh God.

The name and premise is terrifying enough as is, but it also transpires that Dear Esther developers thechineseroom will also be pitching in on the project - hence the hints about China in the teaser website. Considering their eye for moody art design and talent for deep psychological manipulation... this could potentially be the most bowel-looseningly frightening game ever made. Here's hoping.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent Sequel To Be Set In China?

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Frictional Games, sequel, Tease

Amnesia: The Dark Descent Sequel To Be Set In China?

Frictional Games has launched a teaser site for their next project... and tease is definitely the operative word. The Amnesia logo is plainly visible along with a hyperlink to a Google Earth map of China. And that's our lot.

So... adding two and two together gives us an Amnesia sequel set in China. Too easy?

RPS has diligently ferreted out some extra info regarding the domain - which is definitely owned by Frictional. Keywords include "3D game, frictional games, advanced physics, survivial [sic] horror, action adventure, first person, horror, scary, HPL, work in progress, upcoming game, next frictional game and game development." Watch this space.

Penumbra Collection | £3.74 | Greenman Gaming | PC

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Frictional Games, Horror games, Paradox, PC games
Penumbra Collection | £3.74 | Greenman Gaming | PC

Halloween may be behind us, but that hasn't stopped Greenman Gaming from maintaining their horrifically-slashed price for the Penumbra Collection. This nifty little bundle of first person horror adventure contains Overture, Requiem and Black Plague - and will save you a packet compared to most other retailers. While slightly tatty around the edges, these games are incredibly creepy and well worth checking out by scare junkies.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent | £2.59 | Desura | PC

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Frictional Games, Horror games, Indie Games, PC games
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Amnesia: The Dark Descent | PC
Amnesia: The Dark Descent | £2.59 | Desura | PC

Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a truly terrifying game with a cuddly, heartwarming price tag courtesy of GamersGate. As far as gameplay is concerned, players are trapped inside a creepy house with a terrifying nemesis stalking the shadows. Having no idea why or how they ended up there (hence the title, natch), you've got to rely on your wits, desperate stealth and all-out flight to evade your pursuer... and it makes an incredible change from just shooting undead horrors in the face. The visuals and sound design create a horrifying atmosphere that's best enjoyed with the lights off.

Desura are offering a nice and cheap £2.59 price tag, though you'll need to download their client. It's a great platform for Indie games and mods, so I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys that sort of thing.

Penumbra Collection | £3.74 | Greenman Gaming | PC

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
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Frictional Games, Horror games, Paradox, PC games
Penumbra Collection | £3.74 | Greenman Gaming | PC

Halloween may be behind us, but that hasn't stopped Greenman Gaming from horrifically slashing the price of the Penumbra Collection. This nifty little bundle of first person horror adventure contains Overture, Requiem and Black Plague - and will save you a packet compared to most other retailers. While slightly tatty around the edges, these games are incredibly creepy and well worth checking out by scare junkies.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent | £3.24 | Gamers Gate | PC

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Frictional Games, Horror games, Indie Games, PC games
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Amnesia: The Dark Descent | PC
Amnesia: The Dark Descent | £3.24 | Gamers Gate | PC

Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a truly terrifying game with a cuddly, heartwarming price tag courtesy of GamersGate. As far as gameplay is concerned, players are trapped inside a creepy house with a terrifying nemesis stalking the shadows. Having no idea why or how they ended up there (hence the title, natch), you've got to rely on your wits, desperate stealth and all-out flight to evade your pursuer... and it makes an incredible change from just shooting undead horrors in the face. The visuals and sound design create a horrifying atmosphere that's best enjoyed with the lights off.