Penumbra: Black Plague – first person horror adventure

Penumbra: Black Plague is a first person horror adventure focusing on story, immersion and puzzle solving. Unlike Penumbra: Overture, violence and combat are not even an option – the player has to use his/her wits to guide Philip through his final test, and this makes the game unique in offering a truly dangerous and terrifying experience.

Played from a first person perspective and powered by a 3D engine utilizing cutting edge technology, Penumbra: Black Plague is a true advancement to the adventure genre. The unique physics system allows for true environmental interaction in a way only comparable its predecessor. The player can open drawers, pull levers, pick up objects and now manipulate those objects in 3D space – all using natural mouse movements, creating a highly interactive and immersive game world.

Features include:

  • Cutting-edge game engine featuring modern 3D and physics technologies:
    • Adapted motion blur effects and a new unified lighting system with real-time lightning create great depth with a realistic atmosphere of psychological horror.
  • Compelling and detailed story:
    • Finding the answers to questions of the mystery of Philip’s lost father throughout the game, with new explanations and a complete storyline wrap up.
  • Highly interactive environments:
    • You can interact with any object not nailed to the ground! Focus on, pick up and move around objects through a simple drag and drop interface.
  • Environmental sounds system:
    • The sounds of the different environments are contributing to the atmosphere and give the player scaring hints of dangers.
  • Puzzle solving challenges:
    • Horror adventure game in puzzle-like style with bonuses and incentives to challenge the player throughout the game.

Website: en.wikipedia.org
Support:
Developer: Frictional Games
License: Commercial

Return to Games Home Page


Ongoing series
Linux for StartersNew to Linux? Read our Linux for Starters series.
Free and Open Source SoftwareThe largest compilation of the best free and open source software in the universe. Supplied with our legendary ratings charts.
Linux ReviewsHundreds of in-depth reviews offering our unbiased and expert opinion on software.
Alternatives to GoogleAlternatives to Google's Products and Services examines your options to migrate from the Google ecosystem with open source Linux alternatives.
Linux System ToolsEssential Linux system tools looks at small, indispensable utilities, useful for system administrators as well as regular users.
Linux ProductivityLinux utilities to maximise your productivity. Small, indispensable tools, useful for anyone running a Linux machine.
Home Computer EmulatorsHome computers became commonplace in the 1980s. Emulate home computers such as the ZX81, Amstrad CPC, and ZX Spectrum.
Now and ThenNow and Then examines how promising open source software fared over the years.
Linux at HomeLinux at Home looks at a range of home activities where Linux can play its part, making the most of our time at home, keeping active and engaged.
Linux CandyLinux Candy opens up to the lighter side of Linux. Have some fun!
Best Free Android AppsBest Free Android Apps. There's a strict eligibility criteria for inclusion in this series
Programming BooksThese best free books accelerate your learning of every programming language
Programming TutorialsThese free tutorials offer the perfect tonic to the free programming books series
Stars and StripesStars and Stripes is an occasional series looking at the impact of Linux in the USA
Share this article

Share your Thoughts

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.