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Frictional's next game teased, involves a big freaky machine somehow

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Amnesia developers Frictional Games teased a website entitled www.nextfrictionalgame.com (opens in new tab) 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 seems to be called SOMA, and based on the font and the decor in that video, I'm picking up a serious SCP (opens in new tab) /sci-fi vibe.

I've no doubt that this video is the first of many teases - there are seven empty slots in the 'case files' section on the website (opens in new tab) after all. Only 1% of the 'files' have been 'recovered' yet, so yes, don't expect this ARG-type thing to run out of steam just yet. My wild prediction is that SOMA is a horror game with a near-future setting, featuring an evil/rogue AI and tapping into surveillance/paranoia themes.

That or a MOBA.

Please don't let it be a MOBA.

Here's the first video, entitled Vivarium. It all gets a bit exciting right at the end, when...well, I won't spoil that for you.

Ta, RPS (opens in new tab) .

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.