Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs

  • Howell, Peter (PI)
  • Pinchbeck, Daniel (CoI)
  • Wade, Gavin (Team Member)

Project Details


Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs is a first-person horror game and a sequel to the cult success Amnesia: The Dark Descent. The game was developed by The Chinese Room and published by Frictional Games, with design, development, and playtesting work carried out at the University of Portsmouth as well as at numerous sites in the UK and Sweden.

The design and development of the game was closely linked to the Cognition and Disruption in Gameplay (CoDiG) project at the University of Portsmouth, with a number of publications and conference sessions produced alongside the game's development and after its release.

The game released to predominantly positive reviews, scoring 72 on Metacritic and selling 120,000 copies in its first week on sale.
Short titlePigs
Effective start/end date1/10/1131/12/13


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