Frictional Games

Frictional Games is an independent game company registered in Helsingborg, Sweden.


Titles Release Dates
Penumbra (tech demo) June 28, 2006
Penumbra: Overture March 30, 2007
Penumbra: Black Plague February 12, 2008
Penumbra: Requiem August 27, 2008
Amnesia: The Dark Descent September 8, 2010
Amnesia: Justine April 12, 2011
Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs September 10, 2013
SOMA September 22, 2015

H.P. Lovecraft Engine

The H.P Lovecraft (or HPL) engine is the 3D game engine created by Frictional Games. The engine was first created for 2D games but was later added with the functionality for 3D games.

The first engine version was used in the Penumbra (tech demo) and then later Penumbra games, with the second engine being used for Amnesia. Although Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs uses a modified version dubbed as the HPL 2.5 Engine. SOMA uses the HPL 3 Engine which was developed along with the game.


Although Frictional Games is registered in Sweden, the team is actually international.


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