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Release date: October 19th 2012
Experience the horrors of a haunting that's never the same twice.
Paranormal is a 3D fully dynamic haunting experience. The player takes the role of Mattel Clark, 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.
RELEASE DATE: October 19th 2012 (currently available on Desura, will be on Steam as soon as allowed).
Because of you, Paranormal has been Greenlit! I owe you a debt I can never repay. Thank you so much!
  • 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.
  • Collectibles: In your bedroom, there's a shelf where all the collectibles you find are displayed.
  • 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.
  • Newer sound effects: I've totally redone the sound in the game, optimizing it for surround sound or headphones.
  • Controller support: The game will launch with full XBOX 360 Controller support, as well as native Mouse + Keyboard.
  • Dynamic Haunting: I've revamped the dynamic haunting features from the tech demo I released, 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.
  • First-Person Camera: Much like in the movies 'Paranormal Activity' or 'The Blair Witch Project', 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.
  • PC and Mac Support: Paranormal will launch with both PC and Mac support. Nobody is spared from the haunting.
  • Achievements: Steam Achievements are planned for the game and there will be plenty to chase after!
  • Indie In Every Sense Of The Word: The game itself is designed by one guy: Matt Cohen (me). I have a 3D modeller and voice actors. That's it. No huge team. No huge budget. Just a lot of ambition and late nights.
Buy Now On Desura:

"In all honesty this game made me cry. It's like every single horrifying moment from the Paranormal Activity movies combined with the paralyzing atmosphere of Amnesia: The Dark Descent. I recommend this game for anyone who likes to be utterly deprived of sleep. I've spent many-a-night pouring salt around my bed and chanting incantations to free myself of any demons seeking a joy-ride on my soul." ---Battle-Sister Eta
All previous owners of the game (regardless of platform) will get the Steam version for FREE!
Popular Discussions View All (8)
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:06am
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Sep 15, 2013 @ 6:11am
i have the game on desura.
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Sep 7, 2013 @ 11:56am
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Kras Kis Dec 16, 2015 @ 6:46am 
snsherryah Feb 1, 2015 @ 4:09am 
The 1st person view walking makes me makes me very nauseous. I hope you will do another game like this only give option of 1st person view and 3rd person view like Sherlock Holmes Crime and Punishment does. Motion sickness when playing a game doesn't just stop after the game stops the sickness is not worth the price I paid trying to play this game.
Occultku Aug 31, 2014 @ 10:38pm 
good game to watch your friends squrm :bigheart:
DAMMERUNG Aug 1, 2014 @ 4:04am 
scarest game ever
тёмная стoрона May 26, 2014 @ 10:49pm 
MattDementous  [author] Apr 8, 2014 @ 8:03am 
@noahc2002 Because I'm really bad at checking things. I work on Paranormal all day, check the forums, etc., I overlooked this page for like two months. My apologies!
Nozza Apr 8, 2014 @ 7:12am 
how come you answred just 17 hours ago?
MattDementous  [author] Apr 7, 2014 @ 1:43pm 
@noahc2002 It's not free on the internet. The 'free' version on the internet is an alpha build from 2011 that is completely obsolete.
Nozza Jan 2, 2014 @ 7:00pm 
Ummm How Come Its Free On The Internet But Yet On Steam Its 9 Bucks. This Is A Complaint. PLEASE MAKE THIS FREE
EL SASQUATCH Dec 18, 2013 @ 5:57pm 
i think i almost shit my pants