Frictional Games News


SOMA PC requirements revealed

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 24, 2015 9:45am PDT

Frictional Games has opened up pre-orders for the PC version of SOMA and that means the game's PC specs have been revealed.


"Word on the street is that SOMA is gonna 0wn your arse, ajvitality."

- CrustaR see all 5 comments

E3 2015: Getting submerged with SOMA

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 22, 2015 8:00am PDT

There's something weird going down in the PATHOS-2 facility. To get an idea of what's going on, Shacknews went hands-on with the early minutes of SOMA at E3 2015.


SOMA prepares for E3 2015 with new trailer

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 11, 2015 6:00am PDT

SOMA is preparing to emerge from its nightmare scenario to step into something even scarier: E3 2015. To get everyone ready, Frictional Games has released a new trailer.


"I *really* liked the first few live action trailers they put out for this. I hope they still go ..."

- Iazu see all 5 comments

SOMA brings machines to life in September

By Ozzie Mejia, May 29, 2015 10:02am PDT

Frictional Games is back to doing what they do best: scaring the living daylights out of its audience. Their next effort, SOMA, now has a release date and the studio is accompanying this announcement with 12 minutes of gameplay footage.


"Anything by the Amnesia crew is guaranteed to be interesting and engaging "

- Amusatron see all 3 comments

SOMA video brings underwater scares

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 03, 2014 7:30am PDT

SOMA, the new horror game from Frictional Games, creators of Amnesia: The Dark Descent, will be set underwater. Finally, another reason to be...


"They never actually said where it takes place. Most of the teasers have just shown futuristic ..."

- Gary the Llama see all 10 comments

Soma trailer shows new voice work and story details

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 05, 2014 4:00pm PST

Frictional Games is continuing to issue brief, unsettling teasers for their next horror game, Soma. The latest one takes viewers on a tour of a science lab called 'Theta,' debuting new voice work that reveals some new hints about the game's story.


Soma trailer tours dark and horrible places

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 12, 2013 9:30am PST

Our first peek at Frictional's Soma was more a hypothetical, showing off a carefully crafted snippet intended to capture the general dreadful feel of the game than any specific piece. A new trailer from the Amnesia creator's latest, however, gives a tour of some actual in-ga...


"A run-down sawmill/engine shop, very horrorshow. The ghosts of unpaid overtime, nonexistent ..."

- aoleon see all 7 comments

SOMA is new horror game from Amnesia dev, coming to PC and PS4 in 2015

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 11, 2013 7:00am PDT

"This game is by far the most ambitious and thrilling project we have ever undertaken... SOMA is meant to chill you to your core, and confront you with questions about your very existence."


"That would answer that question, but it seems as if another company shouldn't be allowed to. ..."

- Victor Psycho see all 29 comments

Soma live-action trailer teases another unusual artifact

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 07, 2013 7:00am PDT

Amnesia: The Dark Descent creator Frictional Games isn't quite ready to talk about its new game Soma, but has released another live-action trailer to tease a little more unsettling sci-fi. Rather than a weird computer which forsees your death, this time it's exploring a robo...


"Interesting, I wonder if they are going to make a horror game in a non-tipical setting"

- XwingVmanX see all 2 comments

Amnesia creator teases sci-fi scares in Soma

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 01, 2013 9:30am PDT

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 ...


"I don't know what's happening in the video... but it really does seem SCP inspired from the ..."

- Dunwich see all 6 comments

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

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 30, 2013 4:40pm PDT

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs is a frightening experience filled with horrific imagery and scary pig people. But writer Dan Pinchbeck says that the scariest creature of all just might be man.


"I wish games could be like movies and I could get the directors cut edition. I NEED ME SOME PORK ..."

- Disarray see all 2 comments

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs review: streamlined terror

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 13, 2013 12:00pm PDT

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs carries a combination of Frictional's penchant for psychological terror and The Chinese Room's knack for creating a thought-provoking narrative, making this a game worth playing with the lights out.


"Sanity meter was one of the shittiest mechanics, glad to see they got rid of it. I'll give this ..."

- StriderNL see all 16 comments

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs squeals out on September 10

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 16, 2013 7:00am PDT

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 f...


"I heard they will use the machine to get back at those damn birds."

- ahk-med see all 10 comments

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs now due end of summer

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 07, 2013 6:00am PDT

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 th...


"Hahah, yeah. They should add successful before "indie developer""

- Zollington see all 12 comments

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs aiming for Q2

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 20, 2013 6:45am PST

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 Amne...


"Argh. For some reason I had it in my mind that I'd be playing this and squealing like a little ..."

- David Craddock see all 3 comments