By Steven Wong   //   October 6, 2015 9:05 AM

How Soma Echoes Star Trek's Ethical Dilemmas

Soma is a survival horror game that has both monsters and a main character that's forced to deal with deep existential issues. Coincidentally, many of these issues were tackled in various Star Trek episodes, oftentimes more than once. So, it seems no matter how far you go into the future, questions about human existence remain a conundrum. Especially when you involve transporters and holodecks.

By Steven Wong   //   September 21, 2015 7:30 AM

Soma Review: The Darkened Depths

Shacknews plumbs the depths of existence with Soma. Can we survive this underwater sci-fi thriller, or are we destined to a watery grave? Our review.

By Steven Wong   //   September 18, 2015 10:00 AM

Soma Trailer Seeks New Life

Soma, an sci-fi themed survival horror game, takes you through bits of its story with an all-new trailer.

By Ozzie Mejia   //   August 24, 2015 9:45 AM

SOMA PC requirements revealed

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

By Ozzie Mejia   //   June 22, 2015 8:00 AM

E3 2015: Getting submerged with SOMA

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.

By Ozzie Mejia   //   June 11, 2015 6:00 AM

SOMA prepares for E3 2015 with new trailer

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.

By Ozzie Mejia   //   May 29, 2015 10:02 AM

SOMA brings machines to life in September

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.

By Ozzie Mejia   //   March 5, 2014 4:00 PM

Soma trailer shows new voice work and story details

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.
By Alice O'Connor   //   December 12, 2013 9:30 AM

Soma trailer tours dark and horrible places

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-game environment, and yes, they are still terrible.
By Alice O'Connor   //   October 7, 2013 7:00 AM

Soma live-action trailer teases another unusual artifact

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 robot which believes it's a human--a duplicate of a man who's quite alive and well. It's all looking increasingly SCP Foundation-y.
By Alice O'Connor   //   October 1, 2013 9:30 AM

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.
By Ozzie Mejia   //   September 13, 2013 12:00 PM

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs review: streamlined terror

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.
By Alice O'Connor   //   August 16, 2013 7:00 AM

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.
By Alice O'Connor   //   June 7, 2013 6:00 AM

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.