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  1. 2014 in review: a great year for horror gamesRead the original story

    Friday Dec 19 | Polygon

    ... horror games that have been taking gambles with established gameplay norms, much of which can be traced to 2010's Amnesia: The Dark Descent , a game that had the unprecedented gall to remove combat from the equation and disempower the player. Risks ...


  2. Alien: Isolation is the Bravest Game of 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 23 | IGN

    ... action/adventure-oriented games in a horror theme. The odd indie effort aside - Outlast, Slender, Grip's own Amnesia: the Dark Descent - the majority of horror games coming out of big publishing houses in the last couple of decades - many ...


  3. Iron Galaxy's lessons learned on the path to Killer InstinctRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | Gamasutra

    ... development of the game from creator Double Helix, a situation that Lang and I agree is somewhat unique; only Amnesia: The Dark Descent developer Frictional Games' decision to allow The Chinese Room to make an Amnesia game comes close. " Killer ...


  4. Halloween Horror Streams: Overcoming our fear of AmnesiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2014 | Joystiq

    ... much they had to quit. To close out our Halloween celebration, we're pitting Ludwig Kietzmann ( @LudwigK ) against Amnesia: The Dark Descent . The last time he played Amnesia , he lasted about five minutes and had to stop. Today he has no choice but ...


  5. Nothing Says Halloween Like People Screaming at Horror GamesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2014 | Kotaku

    Let's plays of horror games are popular for good reason: watching someone else lose it over a jump scare can be hilarious, and, in case you're a huge coward , even therapeutic. There have been lots of really good videos over the years-and what better time to take a look back than Halloween? In one of the most famous examples of the horror let's play genre, a YouTuber by the name of DILDOBITCH is introduced to Amnesia: The Dark Descent by his friends.


  6. Interactive scares: 13 great games to play this HalloweenRead the original story

    Oct 30, 2014 | Dallas Morning News

    ... I am now, this meant playing Castlevania late at night. Later I graduated to Resident Evil, then Fatal Frame, then Amnesia: The Dark Descent Whether the game is actually scaring me or not, I enjoy getting into the spooky spirit of the holiday. To ...


  7. Don't Miss: The neuroscience of survival horrorRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2012 | Gamasutra

    ... this new feature, neuroscientist Maral Tajerian, of Thwacke! Consulting , unpacks the mechanism behind the scares in Amnesia, Dead Space and Silent Hill, among others .] Fear is one of the most primitive instincts in humans. Although it has been ...


  8. Alien: Isolation ReviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2014 |

    ... have usually involved players barely scraping by-- Resident Evil , Silent Hill 2 , System Shock 2 , Condemned , Amnesia: The Dark Descent . While some of these games offered combat options, it's hard to argue the player ever really has a serious ...


  9. Phantasmal is an Australian Indie Horror Heading to PC in 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2014 | AusGamers

    ... making the horror all the more unpredictable. It also features sanity mechanics similar to those in games such as Amnesia, and though guns make an appearance in Phantasmal's trailer, it looks as though weaponry may be a last resort for players whose ...


  10. Why we can't stop talking about P.T.Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2014 | Polygon

    ... at that," he continued. "We've seen the viral success of small, effective horror titles before: games like Slender , Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Among the Sleep come to mind. For one reason or another, horror games have a tendency to become viral, ...


  11. Review: The Vanishing of Ethan Carter keeps you guessingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2014 |

    ... you through a contrived set of linear puzzles, interactions, and pre-defined events. I cited Frictional Games Amnesia: The Dark Descent as an example of what can be achieved in that regard. And The Vanishing of Ethan Carter- which is a wholly ...


  12. How to make a great survival horrorRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2014 | TrustedReviews

    ... no option but to run and hide when faced with its monsters More recently, games like Deadly Premonition, Outlast and Amnesia: The Dark Descent have made a lot of mileage out of stripping the player of any option except to run and hide if they're ...


  13. introduces DRM-free movies, cuts 35 games, freshens up its designRead the original story

    Aug 31, 2014 | Gaming Nexus

    ... . There's no explanation of why they're dropping these particular games. Most all of them are highly rated, like Amnesia: The Dark Descent , Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive , and Gothic 2 , so I don't know who's pulling the plug or why. Either way, ...


  14. Game Design Deep Dive: Amnesia's 'Sanity Meter'Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2014 | Gamasutra

    ... Grip, creative director at Frictional Games, the studio behind the adventure game series Penumbra , creators of Amnesia: The Dark Descent , and the upcoming horror game Soma . This explanation pertains to the sanity meter feature in Amnesia: The ...


  15. Suddenly, Big Budget Games Love Horror AgainRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2014 |

    ... the well over and over because we're reminded of what Silent Hill could be. At least, that's how I've felt lately. Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Slender: The Eight Pages suggested the independent scene would carry the torch, as Konami looked at ...


  16. PC Review - 'Daylight'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2014 | WorthPlaying

    ... saw a decline in quality and numbers and a shift to more action-oriented fare, the PC had games like Outlast and Amnesia to show that you can still scare gamers without the aid of firearms. Riding that wave of resurgence in the genre is Daylight , a ...


  17. Independents' Day Weekend: 'Gone Home', Detachable Heads, Doll Parts and Feral VectorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2014 |

    ... been a pretty full week for indie gaming, on both sides of the Atlantic. I was once surprised to find copies of Amnesia: The Dark Descent racked for sale in an office supply store just off W Manchester Avenue in Los Angeles. It seemed very strange, ...


  18. Virtual Texture TerrainRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2013 | GameDev

    ... issue could kill it. I had two prior examples to work from. One was a blog from a developer at Frictional Games ( Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Penumbra ). The other was a presentation describing the technique's use in the game Halo Wars . In both ...


  19. Humble Indie Bundle V features all-star lineupRead the original story

    May 31, 2012 |

    ... low price point. In this particular package players are treated to DRM-free copies of the nightmare inducing Amnesia: The Dark Descent, dark platformer LIMBO, legendary Psychonauts, and Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP. If that wasn't enough, ...


  20. Great Games You've Never Heard of: Amnesia: the Dark DescentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2014 |

    ... disturbing things, so I've almost become a little desensitized to a lot of the stuff I see and play. With that said, Amnesia: the Dark Descent made me shriek like a little church girl being chased by an axe murderer. Amnesia is a first-person ...