Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs

PC, MAC / Action Adventure / Release: Sep 10, 2013 / ESRB: RP-M+

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Amnesia creator teases sci-fi scares in Soma

Amnesia creator teases sci-fi scares in Soma

Frictional Games may have helped out on spooky sequel Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs but thechineseroom did the bulk of development, so what has the series' creator been up to these past few years? Today it released a live-action trailer teasing its next project, which appears to be an unsettling and unpleasant sci-fi game named Soma. And it'll be on some manner of PlayStation.

Watch: Ghost demon computer vs. science person »

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Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs writer on the question Hitler and Stalin would ask

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs writer on the question Hitler and Stalin would ask

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs is a psychologically terrifying experience. Writer Dan Pinchbeck explained how historical figures like Hitler and Stalin may relate to his work.

"You've got to just push and push, every time you think you can't go any farther, until you end up in some really dark places," he said.

Read more: 'You've got to push it too far' »

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Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs review: streamlined terror

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs review: streamlined terror

There's a certain feeling of helplessness that comes with exploring an unfamiliar area. A stomach-churning sensation begins to sink in, and at the first sign of anything strange, you're ready to leap into the air, like Scooby Doo frantically jumping into Shaggy's arms. This is the feeling that drives Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs. It's a stark reminder that developer Frictional Games understands the essence of fear, and that Dear Esther creator The Chinese Room can write a compelling story.

Read more: Psychological tension »

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Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs squeals out on September 10

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs squeals out on September 10

Internet, you have 25 days left to giggle into your hands because, you guys, that beer/bowl/hat/car is made of bacon can you believe it! Come September 10, pork and flesh will become terrifying, as The Chinese Room has confirmed that's when Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs will finally launch.

Watch: Psst, hey, I think we are the pigs »

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Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs now due end of summer

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs now due end of summer

With the end of June approaching and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs's marketing machine not ratcheting up, it's no surprise that the scare 'em up is missing its planned Q2 release. Still, chin up, the wait isn't that much longer: expect to be yelling into your webcam towards the end of summer. In fact, the sunshine will be a perfect excuse for why you're refusing to go anywhere near your PC.

Read more: Optimising, localising and porting »

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Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs aiming for Q2

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs aiming for Q2

Start stockpiling rubber sheeting and clean underwear as Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs should arrive some time from April to June, Amnesia creator Frictional Games has revealed. Dear Esther developer thechineseroom is the main force behind this semi-sequel to Frictional's Amnesia: The Dark Descent, taking the horror adventure game into a grimy Victorian industrial world with an unnerving amount of meat-processing machinery.

Watch: Squeal piggy, squeal »

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Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs trailer creeps out

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs trailer creeps out

"This world is a machine. A machine for pigs. Fit only for the slaughtering of pigs," says a new trailer for Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, surely one of the eeriest names in horror games. Come celebrate Halloween with a peek at some of the things that'll terrify you next year, won't you?

Watch: Squeal! »

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Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs delayed into 2013

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs delayed into 2013

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs is looking mighty fine and unpleasant but, alas, you'll have to wait a while longer to play it. Previously due this fall, it's now expected in early 2013.

Read more: Quality is "the absolute first, last, and always" »

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Humble Bundle V gathers record $5.1 million

Humble Bundle V gathers record $5.1 million

When Humble Bundle V launched, the general consensus was that it was one of the best collection of games ever put together. Clearly, many people agreed, making the last collection the most successful Humble Bundle yet.

Read more: Almost 600,000 people made a purchase »

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Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs' squealin' debut trailer

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs' squealin' debut trailer

Indie developer thechineseroom created a wonderful and lonely Hebridean island in Dear Esther, but how will it fare delving into unspeakable horrors with Amnesia creator Frictional for the indirect sequel Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs? Pretty jolly well, the first trailer shows.

Watch: The in-game teaser trailer »

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Amnesia dev: 'Little has evolved' in horror

Amnesia dev: 'Little has evolved' in horror

Frictional Games has been making horror games for many moons but really proved its chiller-chops with Amnesia: The Dark Descent. Co-founder Thomas Grip is a little disappointed in how slowly the genre's developed over the past decade, though, so he's laid out a list of his hopes for future horror games.

Read more: Making horror "so much more personal and intense" »

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Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs coming from Dear Esther dev

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs coming from Dear Esther dev

After a vague tease earlier this month, Frictional Games has taken the wraps off of the follow-up to Amnesia: The Dark Descent. But unlike the original, Frictional is only publishing the game. Development duties are being given to Dear Esther developer thechineseroom.

Read more: 'A Machine for Pigs' not a direct sequel »

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