Have you explored the deep yet?
There’s a big reveal in Soma that only became big by accident: Frictional Games’ long-in-the-making horror follow-up to Amnesia is set underwater. Initially some pockets of people (not us) thought it was set on a spaceship due to the abundance of grimy Giger-influenced corridors, which seemed to imply something Alienesque. Instead, I’ve been walking across the ocean floor, following red lights
Technology doesn't mix well with water, as anyone who's dropped their phone into a sink can tell you.* That's okay, though, because in SOMA, technology doesn't mix well with anything. Frictional's sci-fi horror is the subject of another trailer, this time skimming the depths of claustrophobic, paranoid isolation. As with previous trailers, it's not particularly forthcoming with details, but
If there's any glare on your screen right now, you're going to have to trust that this latest SOMA trailer is more than just a radio play. It's a dark and moody teaser; one that shows locations from Frictional's sci-fi horror over a conversation about an experiment that, to put it mildly, isn't going to plan. That's the exciting thing about science, there's always a new challenge to face. New,
Swedish indie studio Frictional Games have been making horror games on the PC for six years, so they know what makes us tick, and their newest game, Soma, will exploit that. It is, naturally, a first-person horror adventure, but the foggy, turn-of-the-century Lovecraftian setting of the studio’s previous games, Penumbra and Amnesia, has given way to a dark, hard-edged science fiction straight
Frictional Games earned several slots in our round up of the best horror games on PC, and deservedly so with games like Amnesia: The Dark Descent under their belt. But what of their next venture, SOMA? This sinister sci-fi horror was teased with a series of live-action videos before being revealed to be another exploratory first-person horror game, this time set in a Giger-esque world of dark,
SOMA, the space-borne horror show being built by Frictional Games, isn’t due for release until sometime in 2015, but that doesn’t stop a steady stream of trailers and teasers from showing off brief moments of hopefully frightening gameplay. The latest trailer features in-game environments specifically designed to deliver a case of the heebie jeebies.
After two freaky live action trailers, Frictional have finally unveiled the first in-game footage from their upcoming sci-fi horror SOMA. Judging from the trailer, it looks a bit 'Amnesia in space', and you'll play as a man who thinks it is a good idea to jam a weird metal device into the decapitated head of a corpse. Based purely on that performance, I'm not confident in his long term chance for
Here's a second video for Amnesia dev Frictional's next project, which might well be a game called SOMA. Then again, it might not be, with the studio not yet having confirmed what this series of hints are leading to. What we do know, from years of pop culture, is that taunting robots is almost always a terrible idea. Maybe this five minutes live action teaser will be the exception to that rule.
Amnesia developers Frictional Games teased a website entitled www.nextfrictionalgame.com over the weekend, featuring a whole lot of nothing except for a loading bar slowly increasing as the hours went on. Well, that bar has filled up to reveal...another tease in the form of some in-fiction text and a video of a woman fiddling about with an almost certainly evil big TV/computer thingy. The game
It’s a sign of a good horror game when the mere act of holding down the W key to progress through the next hallway requires you to remind yourself “You’re not going to die. It’s okay. This isn’t real.” Such is the case with Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs. But unlike its predecessor, the scares aren’t what make it so memorable and worth your time.