Penumbra: Overture

May 30th, 2007 by Crusader

Penumbra: Overture, a first-personsurvival horror game, has been released for Linux by Frictional Games. It features an atmosphericworld with advanced graphics, physics, and an intriguing story:

Instead of using violence to progress the player has to use his/her wits toguide Philip on his quest to unravel the past.

Played from a first person viewpoint, Penumbra: Overture is very differentfrom other adventure games. Not only is it powered by a 3D engine utilisingcutting edge technology, it also has an advanced physics system which allowfor a never before seen environment interaction. The player can open drawers,pull levers, pick up objects and more using natural mouse movements creating ahighly interactive and immersive game world.

Penumbra: Overture will keep players on the edge as they have to explore scaryand immersive environments never knowing what is behind the next corner. Theworld is detailed, graphical as well as a story wise making the player feelpart of the world as secrets are uncovered.

The engine utilized APIs such as OpenGL, OpenAL,Collada andAngelScript tofacilitate the development of the Linux version. Some recent reviews can be found here. A demo is available, andthe retail version can be purchased online for $19.99 US.

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