New Horror Game SOMA Leaks Teasers and Possible Story Lines


SOMA, the upcoming deep-sea horror from developers Frictional Games, creators of Amnesia: The Dark Descent, is teasing something on its official website, hinting at a possible release date coming soon.

Frictional first announced SOMA in October 2013, hinting at bits of its story with a series of mysterious live action videos, and finally revealing its subaquatic setting with a gameplay trailer last year.

Frictional Games has been mostly quiet since then. A new SOMA screenshot debuted late February as Frictional prepped the game for closed beta, which officially launched in April, but that’s been it the extent of updates… until now.

We now know from Frictional’s official blog that SOMA is “pretty much complete,” with only a few missing assets that need plugging in.

Whether Frictional is hyping fans up for a release date could be revealed in the ARG currently running on the SOMA website, but it’s no guarantee. The URL of the ARG was hinted at on Twitter by Frictional Games and an account made for a research station called Pathos II.

From this mysterious page you can type a series of commands to reveal jumbled text and images. Start with “dir” and see where it takes you, or consult thisĀ Pastebin for a fan-made guide on how to navigate through it.

Fans have already uncovered a couple of videos, with more being featured on Frictional’s YouTube channel. The videos hidden by the ARG are unlisted.

Confused by all the secretive information? Take a look a the video below for explanations.




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