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Penumbra: Overture

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action
Publisher: Frictional Games

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'Penumbra: Overture' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2006 @ 8:26 a.m. PDT

Penumbra is a horror adventure game featuring state of the art graphics and makes heavy use of physics. Penumbra was created as a technology development project, with the aim to explore new uses of physics in games.

Previously released as a tech demo, Penumbra gained over a quarter of a million downloads world wide. It has been very well received and called one of the scariest games ever.

Penumbra - Overture will feature major updates in both gameplay and graphics. Gameplay additions include a melee combat system, greatly improved AI and more stable physics. The already powerful graphics engine will boost even more next-generation features creating a very realistic experience. Notable features include full real-time lighting, motion blur, depth of field and advanced fogging.

Right now Frictional Games is looking for a publisher and plan to release Penumbra - Overture sometime in 2007.


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