Hailed as one of the most innovative and captivating games of the last generation it’s no wonder Limbo is a poster child for downloadable games. Developer PlayDead have released details and concept art for their new project, the follow up to Limbo. Details on the project have been released by the Danish Film Institute who are working with PlayDead and providing $1,000,000 to help with development.
Their first game was renowned for it’s haunting and desolate environments in a world covered in fog, the black and white aesthetics certainly helped create a sinister and unforgettable atmosphere. You played as a small boy making his way through a forest on the edge of hell (Limbo). In the sequel they’ve shifted away from the two tone world into one with colour, though I highly doubt ‘colourful’ will be the first word you’d use to describe this new game. The synopsis on the DFI website explains “…the story of one boy’s struggle against evil forces through questionable experiments on human bodies”. The head of PlayDead Dino Patti expected the development cycle to be around three and a half years, as the game was first spoken of in 2010 that gives it a 2014 release.
Limbo was a fantastic experience that offered something fresh in an industry that is very sequel driven, hopefully this new game can improve on the original whiles still feeling new.
Source: DFI Supported Projects