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Limbo

Very unique two-dimensional platformer from the independent developer PlayDead. We play as a small boy who sets on dangerous journey to save his sister.

Arcade | platform | 2D | indie games

Limbo cover

developer: PlayDead

publisher : PlayDead

Official website

Game mode: single player

game release date:

21Jul2010

X360

19Jul2011

PS3

02Aug2011

PC

04Jun2013

PSV

03Jul2013

iOS

05Dec2014

XONE

11Feb2015

AND

24Feb2015

PS4

28Jun2018

Switch

Limbo for PC, X360 and etc. is an interesting platformer and independent title, similar to Braid and Super Meat Boy. It has been made by small Danish studio PlayDead located in Copenhagen, and its idea was born in mind of Arnt Jensen at the end of 2006. The game received many awards, two even before its debut, at Independent Game Festival 2010 (during Game Developers Conference).

Plot

We play as a little boy, who sets on a dangerous journey to rescue his daughter. Travelling through surrealistic environment of black and white lands with grotesque and horrific elements, he must avoid many deadly dangers, like snares, swamps and falling rocks. And there is a monstrous spider that tirelessly follows the boy.

Game mechanics

Developers decided for a complex gameplay, operating with many fresh ideas and concepts from other games. The core of the game is an advanced physics engine, which plays a key role in most puzzles. We also have to watch out for many well-hidden traps. Considering that many times the player has to act very quickly, this game is certainly not the easiest.

Technical aspects

One of the most interesting aspects of Limbo for PC, X360 and etc. is definitely a very mysterious atmosphere, which developers achieved through peculiar visuals, consisting only of black and white elements, and sound is used sparsely (with practically no music at all), making the game look like work of early 20th century’s expressionists. This makes our journey rather disturbing, even though the plot elements are barely sketched out.

System requirements

Microsoft Xbox 360

Uses: Xbox Live

PC / Windows

Recommended: Core 2 Duo 2 GHz, 512 MB RAM (1GB RAM - Vista/7), graphic card 128 MB (GeForce 6600 or better), 150 MB HDD, Windows XP/Vista/7

Sony PlayStation 3

Uses: PlayStation Network

Microsoft XBOX ONE

Uses: Xbox Live

Apple iOS

Sony PlayStation 4

Uses: PlayStation Network

Android OS

Nintendo Switch

Uses: PlayStation Network