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Monday, May 22, 2006
Penumbra is an amazing achievement by a small development team with only four main members, although quite a few people have helped out during it's production. Termed as a horror adventure game, the graphics are actually on par with recent commercial FPS releases.

What's unique about this particular title is that most of the objects in the game are affected by physics. For example, boxes can be stacked on top of each other to access higher ground. Some puzzles require the manipulation of items in creative ways.

The flashlight battery runs out quickly, but fortunately a glowstick lasts forever. Alternate between both by pressing the F or G key for a little illumination. Game is saved automatically.

Worth a download if you have the bandwidth to spare.

Name: Penumbra
Developer: Frictional Games
Category: Action
Type: Demo
Size: 200MB
Blogger Tim W. said at 5/17/2006 05:46:00 AM:  
walkthrough can be found here.
Blogger gnome said at 5/17/2006 10:28:00 AM:  
Thanks tim w... And, yes, Penumbra is a great FPS, but Wrath does indeed seem like a fresher game..
Anonymous finefin said at 5/17/2006 02:13:00 PM:  
wow! looks good! starting download...
Blogger svrman said at 5/18/2006 01:26:00 AM:  
Sweeeet game. indeed 9/10! Unfortunately it crashes for me when I try to exit office 1 :(
Still, IMHO the vids did not do this game justice!!
Anonymous Anonymous said at 6/18/2006 07:19:00 AM:  
Don't worry! Just exit, reload the game and you'll get out of the office! ;) Great game uh? A little short maybe..on the official site forum www.penumbriagame.com/forum you can also find the complete translation into italian, german and spanish! Enjoy this little masterpiece and tell a friend! ;)
Anonymous Anonymous said at 7/24/2006 08:09:00 PM:  
Why is that 4 legged creature shown here and at Frictionals web site not in the game? Is it in the to be released level 2?