Penumbra is a first person horror adventure focusing on story, immersion, and puzzle solving. Violence and combat are hardly an option: the player has to use wits to guide Philip through his final test, which makes the series unique in offering a truly dangerous and terrifying experience. Played from a first person perspective and powered by a 3D engine utilizing cutting edge technology, Penumbra is a true advancement to the adventure genre. The unique physics system allows for true environmental interaction: The player can open drawers, pull levers, pick up objects and manipulate those objects in 3D space, all using natural mouse movements. This creates a highly interactive and immersive game world.