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Frictional says sorry for silence on underwater horror SOMA, releases gloomy new screenshot

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Frictional Games, the horror maestros behind Penumbra and Amnesia: The Dark Descent, have been working on underwater chiller SOMA for a while now. New information on the game has been fairly scare, however.

"Sorry all for the silence!" the studio tweeted yesterday. "We're closing in on Beta and everyone's working hard to get there. Once that's done, we'll reveal more!"

Frictional Games' upcoming horror title SOMA to be "scary in a different way" from Amnesia: The Dark Descent

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Frictional Games, creators of the cult horror hit Amnesia: The Dark Descent, are hoping to once again scare the pants off gamers with their upcoming title SOMA. This time, however, they're hoping to try out a different kind of fear.

"SOMA will be scary in a different way from Amnesia: TDD and I really hope that people will feel it is a fresh experience," creative director Thomas Grip told Gaming Bolt. "There have been so many games now that are just about running way from monsters, and I think a lot of player are getting desensitized to that."

Frictional Games' horror title SOMA set "at the bottom of the sea"

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Where's the creepiest place on Earth? Frictional Games believe it's the "alien world" of the ocean, and so it's the "perfect place to explore in a horror game," which is why SOMA is set deep under the water.

A new trailer for the horror game has been released revealing the aquatic depths it now calls home. The decision to go deep sea scaring in SOMA "came very swiftly."

Frictional teases new game SOMA with "Vivarium" teaser

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Frictional Games, best known for the Penumbra and more recently Amnesia games, has posted a new teaser video for its upcoming game, mysteriously titled SOMA.

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