Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Sequel are Now Open Source

Published: September 23, 2020 11:30 AM /



Amnesia: The Dark Descent is over ten years old now, so publisher and developer Frictional Games has decided to make the game open-source. The code contains all of the game code for both The Dark Descent and A Machine for Pigs, and it even contains all of the editor code for players and coders alike to poke through. It will be released under GPL v3 later today.

“Modding has been a huge part of Amnesia,” explains Thomas Grip, creative director at Frictional Games. "For instance, over the years The Dark Descent has accumulated over a thousand mods and addons on ModDB. This flood of user content has been amazing to see, and we are extremely grateful for the whole community. It is time we give something back!”

The game will still be publicly available to purchase in online stores, and the game and all of the content of the game will still be owned by Frictional Games. It's similar to how DOOM's source code was released about in 1997: the game is open-source, but it's also still available to purchase as well. These days, it is findable on GitHub but it's been in other places in the past.

If you're interested in purchasing Amnesia: The Dark Descent, be sure to check it out on Steam. If you want to check out the blog post explaining more about this announcement, be sure to also click here. For more news on Frictional Games and the Amnesia franchise, stay tuned to TechRaptor for more details as Amnesia: Rebirth launches in October.

What do you think of this news? Have you played Amnesia? Are you going to play it now? Are you looking forward to being spooked by Amnesia: Rebirth when it releases? Let us know in the comments!

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