Prepare to be Scared Penumbra Collection Announced

October 31, 2008

Prepare to be Scared – Penumbra
Collection Announced

Paradox Interactive invites you to
leave the safety of your hiding place and enter the horror odyssey of Penumbra
Collection. The new horror game pack announced today includes the critically
acclaimed games Penumbra: Overture and Penumbra: Black Plague together with the
puzzle oriented expansion pack Requiem. The horror collection is planned for a
release in Q1 2009.

”Our intent with the Penumbra series
has always been to focus on fear. We set out to create an experience where the
gamer is vulnerable with a sense of discomfort beyond what games in the horror
genre typically deliver,” said Thomas Grip, Lead Programmer/Co-founder of
Frictional Games.

The critically acclaimed survival
horror series Penumbra has become a cult classic. The game’s emphasis on
challenging problem solving and survival, offers players an unparalleled
psychological thrill. Played from a first person perspective and powered by a 3D
engine utilizing cutting edge technology, Penumbra is a substantial advancement
of the horror genre.

“The horror experience is enhanced
by the unique physics system that allows the gamer to interact with nearly every
object, which gives a vivid and intense feeling of involvement,” said Sound
Director / Co-founder of Frictional Games, Jens Nilsson.

Penumbra Collection features:

  • Cutting-edge game engine featuring
    modern 3D and physics technologies

  • Physics system allowing for true
    environmental interaction and direct manipulation of objects

  • Detailed and highly interactive
    environments

  • Advanced AI, enabling enemies to
    cooperate and use the environment

  • An environmental audio system, to
    heighten the senses

  • Wide array of puzzle challenges

  • An immersive and thought provoking
    story line

Prepare yourself to be taken on an
intense journey filled with psychological horror and unspeakable things, hiding
deep in the darkness in Penumbra Collection.