View Full Version : Penumbra Overture: Episode 1 Demo!!!

03-07-07, 11:44 AM

Downloading now. :)

03-07-07, 11:47 AM
Post screenshots!!!!!!!!

03-07-07, 01:11 PM

03-07-07, 02:00 PM
Hmm is that the German or English demo ?

03-07-07, 02:06 PM
Its in English.

It gave me some problems in Vista but then again, my nvidia driver has been crapping out randomly lately so that wasn't anything new.

I just installed it in XP and its fine. Excellent lighting and easily the best physics I've seen in a game. Great sound effects. Scenery is pretty low detailed in some areas but the graphics get the job done. The interaction and controls are very cool... pretty much the same as the old tech demo. I love the way you swing weapons though. Its actually an object floating in the air, and depending on which way you move the mouse it either swings left to right, right to left or back to front (stab). The good physics and good sound make this work really well... though I didn't actually get to fight anything, I just went around bashing stuff with a hammer and it was very satisfying. :p

I just breezed through it real quick without reading much of the story (it has little bits of story to read at various points in the demo) but its a promising start. It says it'll only be $20 when its done. I'll buy it for that. It seems very interesting. Reminds me of Call of Cthulhu with a sweet physics and interaction system.

Sorry, no screens right now. I've been up for around 18 hours and I need some sleep...

... zZZzzzz...

03-07-07, 02:08 PM
Well in that case , i'm downloading!

EDIT : because in some sites it says the German demo.

03-07-07, 11:10 PM
No screenies? Ah well I will give it a try tonight :)

03-08-07, 05:22 AM
Just about to install it now!

03-08-07, 06:03 AM
Awesome looking and it ran very well, but I was at least hoping it'd be as long as the previous tech demo.

03-08-07, 07:08 AM
Yeah that was really short.

Still interesting though.

I don't know if I'll preorder it yet but I'll most likely be picking this one up.

03-08-07, 01:33 PM
Looks really good and runs well on my ****ty old 6800GT heheh.
Cant wait for it to come out..great atmosphere and slow paced. a little different in a nice way :)

03-08-07, 02:28 PM
Crap I'm at work!!! Thanks for posting this!

03-08-07, 03:12 PM
Too bad the start is quite ...weird i was hoping you would be on a boat and not in a boats cabin room, then suddenly in the blizzard somewhere.. makes no sense but its a great game once you get started.

03-08-07, 05:05 PM

QFT (popcorn)

03-08-07, 05:17 PM
The interaction in this game is just amazing!
somehow it reminded me of CoC when i got out of the room heh ..

03-25-07, 01:55 PM
I tried this out today on my secondary machine, and it is absolutely amazing. This is the first time I have ever played any Penumbra game.

The graphics are very good, and actually ran pretty good on an old 6800GT.

03-25-07, 03:13 PM
interesting game... neat graphics... was running at constant 60fps at 1920x1200 4xAA/8xAF on my machine... a few hickups though... renamed to unreal.exe to use SLI

03-25-07, 05:10 PM
Can we get a screenie? Please?

03-25-07, 06:22 PM
Some screenshots on a lowly 6800GT :)

03-25-07, 08:51 PM
This pillow is pretty fun to play around with :) Nice physics model.

03-25-07, 09:11 PM
Thanks Jakup. Looks mighty fine. ;)

03-25-07, 09:31 PM
Yeah, very nice game. Nice graphics, puzzles and cool physics. Will be picking this one up March 30th for sure.

03-26-07, 05:32 PM
So is it like a physics/creepy/puzzle type game? Ill try to get the demo downloaded for tomorrow. I take it guns arent the major selling point of this game!

03-27-07, 03:33 PM
The graphics are very good, and actually ran pretty good on an old 6800GT.

I take offense!

03-27-07, 03:35 PM
I take offense!