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|Thomas Grip and Jens Nilsson|
Frictional Games, Inc. 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.
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
|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|
- Frictional Games, Penumbra: Overture for Linux out now!
- Game Central, Interview with Frictional Games
- Frictional Games, Penumbra Tech Demo 2006
- LinuxGames, Penumbra: Black Plague Final
- LinuxGames, Penumbra: Requiem Released for Linux
- Linux Gaming News, Interview With Frictional Games - Amnesia
- Grayson, Nathan (11 September 2012). "Amnesia Devs Hint At Next Project, Dismiss Piracy". Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Retrieved 17 September 2013.
- "SOMA - Info". Somagame.com. Retrieved 11 October 2013.
- Wood, Austin (24 March 2016). "Soma sells 250,000 in six months, Frictional Games now working on two new games". GameZone. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
- Official website
- Frictional Games on Blogger
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- Frictional Games on Facebook
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