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Adventure Developers Online Conference 2006

Adventure Developers Online Conference 2006 will start next week on Monday the 27th. Frictional Games will of course be there and do our little thing on Wednesday the 29th, starting at 17.00 GMT. Currently we are preparing new media and info on Penumbra: Overture, all to be released at the event. Not only will you get interesting things to read, you will also get to see some new in-game videos. As we don't want to spoil any parts of the game's actual gameplay, the videos will be of modified areas from certain parts of the game. Rest assured it will be actual in-game features!

During the four days event there will be many companies, individuals and organizations participating and talking about all things adventure gaming. It's highly recommended that you drop by and check out everything that will be happening. The event will take part in the Adventure Europe forums, more details on participants and schedule can be found here.

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Media coverage October & new screen

The month of October has been a busy month for us, especially with media relations! So for all those interested we have a quite nice list of high profile sites that have done interviews and features on Penumbra: Overture. Especially take note of CVG and GameSpot as they have exclusive material in form of new screens and even a teaser can be found on EuroGamer TV.

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EuroGamer -Exclusive teaser
GameSpot -Exclusive screens
The Game Chair
GamesXtreme
Adventure Europe German
Adventureinsel German
Plné hry Czech

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Penumbra: Overture website & publisher announced

Today we launch the new Penumbra: Overture web-site. It's a small but informative site that will keep you up-to-date with the latest information, media and happenings regarding Penumbra: Overture.

We are also happy to announce that we have found and agreed with a publisher to release Penumbra: Overture in stores world wide. Publishing and distribution will be handled by Lexicon Entertainment, a rocket in the publishing market and with a good track record for independent titles. We are extremely happy and excited by this partnership.

Penumbra: Overture will be released as episodes, the first scheduled for a Q1 2007 release and will retail around €19.99(≈$25). The game will also be available for digital distribution, details on availability and price is yet to be determined.

We also have three new screens from Penumbra: Overture, larger versions are available at the official Penumbra: Overture site.

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New blog post, some reviews and more importantly...

For all those craving to take a closer look at the inner workings of Penumbras engine, HPL, there is now a new blog post.

This particular blog post takes a listen to how the audio works for the physics engine. It's something we spent quite some time developing and it's also a feature not really well-developed in many physics powered games.

We also have two new reviews to report about, one over at Christ Centred Game Reviews and the other at the popular independent site GameTunnel.

Last but not least... We are very happy to be able to show some of the great work done by our associate Edward. Who is Edward you say? It's the fellow doing the ports to Linux and OSX!

We'll let the following two screens speak for themselves, rest assured OS X is not far behind.

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Media round-up & developers wiki is back

After over a month of hoping we can gladly report that our developers wiki is back up and running. It's a vital source of information for those interested in creating modifications for Penumbra and as important to us as we use it in our everyday work. Those interested should take the time to visit the HPLwiki and see what it's all about. If you register you are also able to contribute content!

We have a couple of reviews and interviews to report about:

Mod DB -Review, English.
RunTime -Review, English.
PCM -Review, Dutch.
Au-Ja! -Review & walkthrough, German.

FiringSquad -Interview, English.

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Penumbra: Overture
There are additional interviews coming in magazines, watch our for PC Zone if you are in the UK and GameZone for all Brazilians. Additional online interviews should be published soon and stay tuned for more information regarding Penumbra: Overture.
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