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'Penumbra: Black Plague/Overture' - Updated Demos Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 29, 2008 @ 10:43 a.m. PST

Paradox Interactive's Penumbra: Black Plague, the final chapter in the Penumbra story, thrusts players into a creepy environment of psychological horror, as they are challenged in this unique action/adventure experience. These demos fix rendering issues with new ATI cards and drivers, as well as other crash/bug fixes and even include new solutions to some puzzles.

Get the Penumbra: Black Plague Demo off WP (136mb)

Get the Penumbra: Overture Demo off WP (122mb)

Frictional Games have recently fixed some very important rendering issues with new ATI cards and drivers. They are so severe that Frictional Games thought it is important to have the original demos for our two games updated so that the users won't be met by a half-functioning game. The updates also includes other fixes like crashes on certain configurations or even new solutions to some puzzles.

Penumbra: Black Plague is a creepy and dark psychological horror experience featuring the adventures of Philip as he sets of in search of his dead father. Trapped in a shadowy, underground complex, intrepid explorer Philip is determined to discover the truth behind his father's disappearance.

A letter from a dead man.

A secret buried beneath frozen wasteland.

A dark, sinister family mystery.

Philip's life will never be the same again...

Trapped in a shadowy, underground complex, intrepid explorer Philip is determined to discover the truth behind his father's disappearance.

Surrounded by enemies and assaulted by terror from all sides, Philip must collect clues and solve vexing puzzles while combating the gnawing psychological terrors that assail his mind and threaten to strip him of his sanity. Can Philip master his fear and finally uncover the truth behind a mystery that has haunted him for a lifetime? Only you can decide...

Key Features:

  • Cutting-edge game engine featuring modern 3D and physics technologies: Adapted motion blur effects and a new unified lighting system with real-time lightning create great depth with a realistic atmosphere of psychological horror
  • Compelling and detailed story: Finding the answers to questions of the mystery of Philip's lost father throughout the game, with new explanations and a complete storyline wrap up
  • Highly interactive environments: You can interact with any object not nailed to the ground! Focus on, pick up and move around objects through a simple drag and drop interface.
  • Environmental sounds system: The sounds of the different environments are contributing to the atmosphere and give the player scaring hints of dangers.
  • Puzzle solving challenges: Horror adventure game in puzzle-like style with bonuses and incentives to challenge the player throughout the game

Penumbra Black Plague will be shipping to stores on Feb. 12 in North America.

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