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Penumbra: Good free games still exist

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Penumbra is a game developed by Frictional Games, and you just have to play it. Download it for free at Frictional Games.

What is so good about Penumbra? Well I’ve not seen a narrative like this in a virtual world before, it’s original and fresh. As I’ve read on some of the Frictional Games messageboards the level of immersion is great. And that for a free game that has some very nice graphics, which are coming from a 3D engine which the studio developed by itself. Another great thing is that it is a FP game, but not with a lot of shooting. Just a truckload of suspense. Check out the trailer for yourself here:

So good free games still exist! I often check the Full Games section at Gamershell to find some very nice games. This way I discovered Warrock, a Battlefield 2 styled FPS which was in Beta testing a while ago but will be back on the 14th of July. But also a nice RPG called The Spirit Engine. Both games are very addictive, so don’t say that I didn’t warn you! Free games can be surprisingly good and they give a fresh perspective on the gaming industry that seems to be stuck in more of the same, already at the beginning of its existence.

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Written by newmw

July 13, 2006 at 12:17 pm

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  1. […] Earlier I talked about about the free downloadable game Penumbra which I discovered through Gamershell.com, but since then I’ve come across some more pages with good overviews of the free/freeware gaming market. And I don’t mean those crappy Java Tetris clones, but games which are worth a try because of their original approach and effort. Here’s a short list, I’ll keep this updated and if you have any additions just post ‘em in the comments. […]

  2. For an interview with Frictional Games:

    http://www.planetfreeplay.com/interview/12/

    steve

    September 8, 2006 at 2:24 am


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