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Penumbra: Overture... Like all good nightmares, Philip's begins with something all too real - his mother's death. The days following the funeral are characterized by nothing, save for an incessant feeling of abandonment. Until, that is, he receives a letter from a dead man.

Philip's father left before he was born, taking his reasons with him. Now, here he is, opening up the door from beyond the grave. That door leads to more questions, and those questions lead to Greenland. Philip follows the clues - they're all he has left.

On leaving the final signs of human civilization behind him, in search of the location mentioned in more...

What's New

Version 1.0.3:
  • Applied various feedback from Beta
  • Re Organized Disk Image
  • sync to windows 1.0.3 release
  • Fix ATI HD card issues
  • Fix ATI issues
  • Fix Leopard Crashes
  • Restructure Preferences directory slightly


1.5Ghz+, Mac OS X 10.4 or later, Radeon 9600/GeForce 4 or better (GeForce4MX not supported).

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Zeebie Member IconReview+71

Worst adventure game I'ver ever seen. After hours of darkness you get killed by a dog and the only thing you can do is fluttering around with your mouse defenselessly. Pure waste of time.

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Version 1.0.3

One of the funniest, most succinct reviews I've seen on here....

xypher Member IconComment+54

Got the download, but this and the sequel, 'Black Plague' don't run on my C2D.In fact they freeze after the opening intro.

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Version 1.0.3
xypher Member IconComment+54

No link, website down too.

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Version 1.0.3
schreinon Member IconReview+1

Terrific game -- with an easier level for those of us who are completely uncoordinated when it comes to computerized battle. I still have difficulty killing the dogs but if I get on a box, they can't reach me and that gives me more opportunity to swing my hammer at them. (Every once in a while, I get a hit ;o) For others, there are much more advanced levels.

In as much as this game brings a dimension of problem solving and thinking to the game table, I would love it if they would create a game that ONLY required thinking -- like allowing us to use the beef jerky to distract the dogs, or something like that? There's a large world of intelligent but uncoordinated individuals (like me) who would adore that!

Please write to me if you know of a way to get around the necessity for hand-to-hand combat with the beasties. I would be most grateful.
A young-at-heart-but oh-so-uncoordinated grandmother :o)

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Downloads 29,481
Version Downloads 22,647
Type Games / Adventure
License Demo
Date 22 Apr 2008
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $19.99
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