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Platform Win, Mac, PS4 Publisher N/A Developer Frictional Games Release Date Sep 22, 2015

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SOMA review: 20,000 leagues

SOMA, like the best horror fiction in other mediums, may contain monsters, ghosts and gore, but it isn't defined by them. Five years ago, Frictional Games released Amnesia: The Dark Descent, a...

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SOMA finally turns a profit as it nears half a million copies sold

Frictional Games released its psychological horror game SOMA on Sept. 22, 2015. One year and one day later, the critically acclaimed indie has broken even and sold more than 450,000 copies, much to...

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SOMA has sold 250K copies, but isn't profitable yet

Developer Frictional Games marked the six-month anniversary of the release of its sci-fi horror game SOMA by delving into sales numbers and a frank, fascinating discussion of its future prospects. ...

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SOMA has sold 92,000 copies, will pay for Frictional Games' next two years

It can be hard to get real sales numbers for games, but independent developer Frictional Games has decided to be explicit. The studio has just shared direct numbers on its latest release, the...

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SOMA is a better game than BioShock

BioShock is arguably one of the most influential games ever — certainly of the last generation. It changed expectations for narrative-heavy, single-player-focused games, and for atmosphere and...

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Minimap June 26: SOMA, Deus Ex, Nintendo, DeNA, Ancestors, Star Ocean, Tearaway, Lara Croft

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The scariest thing about SOMA might be the choices you have to live with

Last year I spent an hour with SOMA, the latest horror game from Amnesia creator Frictional Games. Its quiet (and not so quiet) encounters disturbed me, but at least back then I could hang my...

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Amnesia dev's next game, SOMA, launches Sept. 22

SOMA, the upcoming survival horror game from Amnesia: The Dark Descent creator Frictional Games, will launch for PC and PlayStation 4 Sept. 22, the developer announced today via a gameplay trailer. ...

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Why SOMA's dev wants to postpone death

In the survival horror genre, death changes a player's relationship with the game, according to a recent blog post from SOMA developer Frictional Games creative director Thomas Grip. Inspired by...

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Exploring consciousness, suicide and the quiet horror of SOMA

"Amy? Is that you?" The voice is soft, masculine and earnest as it calls for help. As I edge closer, he tells me he's hurt. He needs help. But when I lock onto the source of these pitiful cries,...