Release: SOMA

Asimov would be proud…

SOMA, a new take on horor from the creators of Amnesia, is now available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, DRM-free on GOG.com

Frictional Games, the guys behind terrifying horror series including Amnesia and Penumbra, are back for another shot of fear. This time around, they’re doing things differently. While at first glance SOMA is still a first person horror with a focus on exploration and discomforting atmosphere, the real innovation lies in the creative process – one which resulted in a much different kind of experience from the usual jump-scare fare. Drawing inspiration from the works of Isaac Asimov, Philip K. Dick and Robert A. Heinlein. SOMA is a sci-fi horror game that relies on finely crafted settings to ask the hard questions and tackle unique issues. As you cower for your dear life, you’ll deal with the idea of free will, subjective experience, and machine-consciousness. In SOMA, you’ll experience tension through thick atmosphere and tangible sound design, and discover the peculiar story through your very own actions.

Do not scream, it will get you nowhere in SOMA, DRM-free on GOG.com.

In the press:
“I came in expecting something similar to Amnesia, just in a terrifying new location, but what I found is an intelligent game that forced me to think and contemplate ideas as only the best sci-fi is capable of doing. It may not stir the hordes of wailing YouTubers looking for the next best haunted house, but SOMA succeeds at crafting something much more meaningful in a genre that’s deserving of more than just simple jump scares.” — 9/10 — Gamespot

“I don’t know if SOMA will scare people as much as Amnesia did, but it is without a doubt a stronger game, with better pacing, smarter writing and more powerful subject matter. …read more

Source:: GOG – Good Old Games

      

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