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Released in 2006, Penumbra Tech Demo is a presentation of the graphics and physics engine developed by Frictional Games. Despite being 'just' a tech demo, it manages to be a well crafted horror FPS game. It is available for free download here.


Best time: single-segment 0:00:24 by Bart 'TheVoid' de Waal on 2010-01-20.

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Author's comments:

Not really much to comment on as the run is rather short... The only thing worth mentioning is the gamebreaking trick I found in the beginning of the game to grab the ID Card through the top of the locker, that trick saves about 2 minutes or so. It's pretty tricky to execute it fast and nicely, the jump on the padlock and onto the locker requires a certain approach, and the ID Card grabbing also requires a bit of an angle, not to mention that the game sometimes has a bit of difficulty registering the keypresses (To remove the text and being able to move again after grabbing the card for example). From the run it looks easier than it is (Which is usually the case in speedruns, or should be the case ;)). The other 2 things that could somewhat easily fail were grabbing the Crowbar fast and the fall down near the end. With the fall down you can quite easily fall on the middle floor. Well, that's all I can really tell about it, enjoy.

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