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SOMA video brings underwater scares

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SOMA video brings underwater scares

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

"Most of the ocean is devoid of sunlight and inhospitable to us. The differences in pressure between the surface and even a modest depth of 100 meters is enough to turn a human into mush. That pressure, that depth, is nothing compared to the true ocean deeps," creative director Thomas Grip teased on the PlayStation.Blog. "And as if this isn’t enough, the creatures living there seem like they're from another world. Gigantic squid, luminescent fish and creatures that are all mouths and teeth are only the start. If you dive down any distance you enter into a realm of monsters."

Watch: The newest trailer »

"They never actually said where it takes place. Most of the teasers have just shown futuristic ..."
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Soma trailer shows new voice work and story details

Related Topics – Soma, PC, PlayStation 4, Frictional Games
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 from the Amnesia creator 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.

Watch: 'It's not my fault people keep killing themselves!' »

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Soma trailer tours dark and horrible places

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.

Watch: The trailer touring Upsilon »

"A run-down sawmill/engine shop, very horrorshow. The ghosts of unpaid overtime, nonexistent ..."
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SOMA is new horror game from Amnesia dev, coming to PC and PS4 in 2015

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

Amnesia creator Frictional Games has been teasing a new horror game for weeks. Today, the team has announced SOMA is coming to PC and PS4 in 2015.

"For the last three years, we have been working on a game called SOMA," creative director Thomas Grip said. "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."

Watch: Man-meets-machine-meets-horror »

"That would answer that question, but it seems as if another company shouldn't be allowed to. ..."
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Soma live-action trailer teases another unusual artifact

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.

Following on from a weird computer which forsees your death, this time it's exploring a smashed-up robot which seems to believe it's a human--a duplicate of a man who's quite alive and well. It's all looking increasingly SCP Foundation-y.

Watch: The second live-action trailer »

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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


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! »

"The areas in the trailer actually did look a bit better to me, but I'm far more interested in ..."
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Amnesia: The Dark Descent becomes a million seller

Amnesia: The Dark Descent becomes a million seller

When is a game too successful to be considered indie? Frictional Games' indie horror game, Amnesia: The Dark Descent has become a million seller.

Oddly, figuring out the exact sales numbers actually takes some work due to the game's inclusion in the Humble Indie Bundle and Potato Sack. Without accounting for these bundles, the game has managed to sell over 700K units. Admitting that a number of bundle purchasers likely own Amnesia already, Frictional's Thomas Grip calculates that the game could have sold almost 1.4 million units.

Read more: 'Take that investors!' »

"Yeah, I agree. If development is independently funded then that's enough. Self publication is ..."
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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" »

"Sad that it's delayed, but it will be every bit as good (or better) than the first and therefore ..."
- ajvitaly    See all 3 comments


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 »

"Yay. Amnesia scared the bejeesus out of me. And I loved every minute of it."
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