By 17 April 2015 | Categories: news


If you follow your independent Swedish gaming developers (who doesn’t?), or have a love of survival-horror, you might have heard of a title called Soma. Good news then, since developers Frictional Games (responsible for the Amnesia titles) has announced that enough has been done to put the game out as beta. 

In a blog post, the company notes that it has all the desired features onboard, and while the game might be missing “a few bits of art, a few sounds,”, it’s good enough to send out for beta testing.

Want to get onboard? Sorry, you’re out of luck, since only about 40 people will receive copies. Then of course the big task of actually changing mistakes takes place, and, as any independent gaming developer might tell you, it’s no easy task. 

“At this time in development there isn't much room to make big changes. If it turns out that something doesn't work at all, we need to figure out a not-too-drastic tweak that can make it work, or consider cutting it entirely,” developer Thomas Grip noted.

Along with the news comes a new screenshot and some good looking concept art. Soma follows the happenings on PATHOS-2, a remote research facility where reality has taken a turn for the worse. Machines, for example, are taking on human traits, while “alien constructions”, whatever those might be, are causing chaos. 

Your final question might be when Soma will be set for release. Unfortunately that is unknown, with Grip noting: “The time when SOMA is finally out is really close now, though, and we'll let you all know a date in the near future!”

Hit the gameplay teaser below to travel down the strange rabbit-hole that is Soma.


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