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Frictional Games

is an independent video game company located in Helsingborg, Sweden. The developer comprises a small core team and is led by Thomas Grip and Jens Nilsson. Certain key... read more

Games Amnesia Collection...Amnesia: The Dark Descent...Penumbra: Black Plague...Penumbra: Overture...
Founding date
2006
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City: Helsingborg
Country: Sweden
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Phone: +46 708 88 52 33
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Frictional Games

is an independent video game company located in Helsingborg, Sweden. The developer comprises a small core team and is led by Thomas Grip and Jens Nilsson. Certain key roles such as Music are performed by external staff like Mikko Tarmia. Linux and Mac OS X ports are handled by Edward Rudd. Frictional Games has specialised in the survival horror genre.

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All of Frictional's titles employ the in-house game engine HPL. The company's first commercially released video game was the survival horror game Penumbra: Overture in 2007. It is based on Frictional Games' earlier game Penumbra, a short tech demo meant to demonstrate the capabilities of the company's engine. Overture was followed by its sequel Penumbra: Black Plague in 2008 which in turn was followed by the expansion Penumbra: Requiem later in 2008. In 2010, Frictional Games released their fourth game Amnesia: The Dark Descent which introduced version 2 of the HPL Engine. They have acted as executive producers and publishers on an indirect sequel to The Dark Descent titled Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, developed by The Chinese Room and released in 2013.

Frictional Games released Soma in 2015, which was powered by the HPL Engine 3. Two new video games are currently in development, which Frictional Games stated would allow them to be more experimental because they would not have to rely upon one single title for financial gain.

List of video games

Year
Title
Developed
Published
Platform(s)
Engine
Lin
Mac
Win
PS4
2007
Penumbra: Overture
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
HPL Engine 1
2008
Penumbra: Black Plague
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
HPL Engine 1
Penumbra: Requiem
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
HPL Engine 1
2010
Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
HPL Engine 2
2013
Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
HPL Engine 2
2015
Soma
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HPL Engine 3

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