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Paranormal

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Paranormal is a 3D fully dynamic haunting experience. The player takes the role of Mattel Clarke, an artist who has a haunted house. Mattel decides to film the hauntings with his camera, which is the viewpoint of the game.The player controls the camera as the hauntings slowly but surely escalate into something far worse and more horrific.

With multiple endings, a different experience every time, top-notch graphics and sound, Paranormal is a constantly evolving indie horror game.Features
  • Dynamic Haunting: I've designed the dynamic haunting system that will allow a randomized experience, adding multiple outcomes, dynamic triggers, countless variables, and an action-reaction system. This will make your experience with the game much more unique and memorable, without missing out on anything important.
  • Free Content Updates: Paranormal will receive free content updates that add new locations, stories, scenarios, scares, gameplay mechanics, and more! You will NEVER have to pay for DLC in Paranormal. The game's content is planned to double or even triple with each major content update.
  • Sleep System: Sleeping in your bed recharges your camera's batteries and also has a chance of triggering other events.
  • Flashlight (camera light): Creates a bright, short ranged light that casts dynamic shadows.
  • Insane Sound Design: Paranormal was designed for surround sound and headphones to create the ultimate audio horror experience.
  • First-Person Camera (Found-footage style): Much like in the movies 'Paranormal Activity' or 'The Blair Witch Project' (Not associated with those films, just inspired by them), the viewpoint will be that of a camera being held by a person (the player). Effects like camera shake, pixelation, video distortion, audio distortion, and motion blur will all be present thanks to the camera screen-space shader I built for everything.
  • Horrific Story: Uncover the house's troubled and gruesome past through hauntings, journal entries from the previous owner, and more.
  • Steam Trading Cards: Because one can never have enough of those things!
  • Mac Version: A Mac version is available and will receive updates alongside the PC version.
Planned Future Features
  • Achievements: Steam Achievements are planned for the game and there will be plenty to chase after!
  • Full Controller Support: Work has already started on making the game fully gamepad-compatible.
  • VR Support: Paranormal will receive Virtual Reality support, free to owners of the game.
  • Steam Cloud Saves: For those who hop between machines.
  • Translations: The game's text is planned to be translated into German, Swedish, and Spanish. If your language isn't on that list, please request it in the forums.
  • Persistence: Some sort of persistent scoring system is planned, adding more replay value.
  • Unreal Engine 4 Remake: The entire game is in the process of being remade using Unreal Engine 4. This remake will be available as a free update to owners of the game.
Posting Videos All users have full permission to post videos of Paranormal to websites, monetize them, edit them, etc. In fact, I encourage this. The only thing I ask (but don't require) is that you send me a link so I can watch it and share it! A healthy game community encourages shared experiences. If your video gets flagged by YouTube for copyrighted content, Tweet me and I'll do everything in my power to help clear it up--even if I have to call YouTube.
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Matthew C Cohen
Age rating
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Website
https://twitter.com/MattDementous

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 (64-bit Recommended) (Unreal Engine 4 Requires 64-bit)
  • Processor: 2.0 Ghz Dual-Core CPU
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512 MB Graphics Memory. Shader Model 3.
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 4 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Integrated graphics chips are not officially supported yet. They may or may not work with the game. Parts of the game running on Unreal Engine 4 require DirectX 10 or above.
Recommended:
  • OS: 7, 8, 10 (64-bit Recommended) (Unreal Engine 4 Requires 64-bit)
  • Processor: 2.8 Ghz Quad-Core CPU
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 1024 MB Graphics Memory. Shader Model 4.
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 4 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Integrated graphics chips are not officially supported yet. They may or may not work with the game. Parts of the game running on Unreal Engine 4 require DirectX 10 or above.

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: OSX 10.8
  • Processor: 2.0 Ghz Dual-Core CPU
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512 MB Graphics Memory.
  • Storage: 4 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: This game was tested primarily on a late 2013 Macbook Pro. This is the only Mac TECHNICALLY supported, but older Macbooks are likely to work. If the game doesn't work with your device, please let me know in the forums and I'll fix it.
Recommended:
  • OS: OSX 10.9
  • Processor: 2.8 Ghz Quad-Core CPU
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 1024 MB Graphics Memory
  • Storage: 4 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: This game was tested primarily on a late 2013 Macbook Pro. This is the only Mac TECHNICALLY supported, but older Macbooks are likely to work. If the game doesn't work with your device, please let me know in the forums and I'll fix it.
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Paranormal reviews and comments

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Early Access Review Hm Yes, I remember that Game again. Wasn't that even a free Unreal Mod? Well, the Price is way too high, otherwise a nice little Shocker with no significant Moments. You've seen most of it in other Games, such as Condemned. Solid Game, but only snaps when you get it for 2-3 € because you have "played through" this Game very quickly or you have seen everything-> random events. btw: Have repeated me here several times, it only testifies that you can't write much here.
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Early Access Review TOTALER SCHROTT! Here you just walk through the Area and by Chance silly things happen, such as, "Stuff falling over," "stuff moving around the Room like from Ghost hand," "Stuff is at once at other Positions," "It's knocking or otherwise stupid Noises are coming ..." At least I've only seen this in a Lets Play. I myself tried to play 2x, but strangely I can't move after 2 Minutes. Looking around by Mouse works, but can't walk anymore. Since I can't test the Game like that, there's a Thumbs down!
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Early Access Review In a few Minutes (so about 35) you played through this (I call it dementious) "Mini-name." The value for money is therefore completely negative. All well and good that there are a few Objects to Collect, but they are of no Importance and do not inspire to embarks on this badly made horror trip once again ... Why bad? Because the paranormal Activities are damn exaggerated in a short Time. Even intally before the first Night, convincing Paranormalidities Happen and any reasonable Person would have fled this strange House with this evidence a long time ago. But since you don't take any Damage at all, you are therefore cold to Abnormalities (at least that's how I went) and like to put this Fact backwards ... The Camera (from whose Perspective you play the Game) seems quite grotty, as the Battery goes empty pretty quickly and you have to go to sleep to charge it on. Well, after you sleep, it's back to filming the next Night. During The day, preparations must not be made Or something (that would have made the Game more interesting) ... Well and the Graphics are I find rather mau. On the screenshots here, the whole thing looks a lot better-.-. Light is shown too garish and the shadow/darkness too dark (which can probably also be traced back to the lousy quality of the Camera). A Camera with a night vision function would probably be too much to ask-.-, as an Artist, you probably earn too little. And the Game menu is bad to use (it has to be said) ... Alas and the story is not gripping. Don't do this Game, check out a corresponding Movie a la Paranormal Activity or REC °. Would be a better Investment ...
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