Would you gladly welcome more games like Inside and Limbo? Well, here you are. Meet 8874, an indie platformer from Polish developer GroundUpStudio, one that that must have been inspired by PlayDead’s projects. The first similarity that you will probably notice is the visual style – like in Limbo, you play as a boy, whose black silhouette is the only thing visible, as seen from 2D percpective. However, the backgrounds are much more colorful – in this regard, they are more like Deadlight.
What’s also interesting – especially if you are Polish – is the fact that 8874 is set in Walbrzych, an actual city in Poland, which was faithfully recreated in the game based on photographs. The environments are built in full 3D in Unreal Engine 4, and right now they seem to be the game’s strongest asset. A trailer of an early version was shared by one of the 8874’s creators, Tomasz Gora, on Facebook. Here are also some screenshots.
The 8874 team expects that the development is going to take at least a year. They are currently focusing on the story, which they say, is the most important element of their game. We are looking forward to hearing more about 8874. In the meantime, you can check out the developer’s official website.