Penumbra in the media

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For those with limited internet access we have good news, Penumbra will be on the cover CD/DVD of quite a few European magazines. If Penumbra is not in the current issue it will be in the next. Here is a list of the magazines that we know about:

  • Germany
    • PC WELT
  • Greece
    • PC Magazine Greek Edition
  • Italy
    • The Games Machine
  • Portugal
    • Mega Score issue 131
    • BGamer issue 98
  • Ukraine
    • Domashny PK
    • Gameplay

Planet Freeplay has done an interview with us and recently published it for your reading pleasure. Two reviews can be found at DNC Games-Magazine and We have also learned that we were part of last Wednesday GIGA Maxx show broadcasted on the German TV network GIGA. Have not seen it ourselves, but hopefully it was a good show.During the next couple of weeks, if all goes as planned, Penumbra/Frictional Games will appear in additional features. Stay tuned for more information!

Penumbra 1.1 released

Originally posted by Jens.

We are pleased to announce the release of Penumbra 1.1. The new version is available as a patch and a full install, both can be downloaded from our Penumbra downloads section.

Patch Info

Extended graphic cards support: GeForce 3/4 and Radeon 8500-9200 as well as all previously supported cards.
Language support: Now supports several different languages. A big Thank You to the community for the translations.
Extended options: All effects can now be set in-game, allowing users to tweak them for best possible game experience.
Fixes and additions: A general overhaul of the game fixing reported issues and bugs as well as adding some minor new additions to the game.

Mod Tools

We have also released the tools and documentation required to create modifications to Penumbra. To get everyone started we have added tutorials and opened a new section in our forums for mod creators to use. We hope this will stimulate the interest and growth of a mod community. The tools and documentation can be downloaded from our Penumbra modification section.

Other info

Last but not least we have created a new web-site containing more information about us and Penumbra. The site also includes a section for blogs written by the developers to enable a steady flow of information for those interested.

To keep up with the latest happenings we encourage our users to register at the forum. During the last couple of weeks the forum users have had a chance to try out the new patch and tools before being officially released. This has given us valuable information and allowed us to make the final public release of higher quality.

Frictional Games

Launching the new Frictional Games site

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To accommodate the interest in Penumbra we have created this new site with some new goodies. You’ll find slightly more information about our games and us, tools to modify Penumbra and blogs to keep you up to date with the inner workings of Frictional Games.

We hope you’ll be able to amuse yourselves with the site, forum and tools. While you are occupied with that we’ll do our best to continue doing that thing that we are currently doing.


Originally posted by Jens.
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You most likely came here searching for Penumbra, our recently released survival horror game. Who we are? Well, we are a small team of highly passionate game creators that have recently released a horror game called Penumbra. Beyond our wildest dreams the game got extremely popular and a hundred-thousand or so visitors hammered our site wanting to play the game.

The dust has now settled, we have stopped partying and gone back to work. A patch for Penumbra is in the works, some developer tools and other most wanted features are coming soon. While you wait, you can always try out two of our previous games.

You didn’t come here for Penumbra? Well check these screens and if it looks interesting, go here to download the game.