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Penumbra: Overture goes digital

The Swedish independent developer Frictional Games have announced their agreement with Strategy First to digitally distribute the first of three parts of their adventure horror series, Penumbra: Overture. The game will also be distributed by Got Game in North America, if you prefer to buy a full retail version.

Penumbra: Overture will put players in direct control of your character, and use a combination of keyboard and mouse to avoid danger and interact with the game world. Players will have to take advantage of the game's physics engine in order to proceed throughout the game, providing a new and innovative way to solve puzzles and tasks in a dark, surreal world. There will be elements of action and enemies in the game, but players will be required to use one's wits, rather than brute force, to scare off enemies.

The game tells the story of Philip, who uncovers a dark world while searching for his father, presumed dead. Trapped in an underground complex below the icy wastelands of Greenland, Philip fights for his survival and sanity. Anyone wishing to try before they buy can download the demo version from the Penumbra: Overture website.

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