Playdead's Next Game Is Weirder Than Limbo

By Pete Haas 2011-10-28 16:54:22 discussion comments
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Playdead, developer of surprise indie hit Limbo, is hard at work on their next game. They've yet to formally announce the game but studio boss Dino Patti dropped a few clues about it in a new interview.

"I think it looks crazy good," Patti told Eurogamer "I'm really proud of it already. I know the art is not fully there yet, but for me it's the perfect project two for our company, because it's similar in many ways, but so different. The next project is more crazy than Limbo, if you say that's crazy. It's more weird in many ways."

Patti added that, like Limbo, it's a single-player game. Unlike Limbo, though, it won't be black-and-white. The graphics are "more 3D than you would think," too, in contrast to their previous game's 2D visuals.

In Limbo, players control a boy searching for his sister in a dark forest. He must avoid environmental hazards like bear traps as well as monsters. The game is perhaps best known for its minimalist, greyscale graphics and mysterious story. It was released first through Xbox Live Arcade, and then spread to PSN and Steam.



Playdead would like to make their next game multiplatform. Nothing has been decided, yet.

"Hopefully we'll do bigger distribution next time," Patti said. "I want more people to play the game. Limbo sold really well, but if we'd done a multiplatform launch the first time it would be even bigger. That's our goal. I can't promise anything. Last time we developed for PC and then we started talking to Sony and Microsoft. When we got a deal in place we started moving in that direction. The new one we're developing on the Unity game engine. I just hope that engine follows all the platforms. We will, too."
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