Playdead co-founder Dino Patti, who helped create both critically acclaimed games Limbo and Inside, has started a new studio to develop the upcoming Somerville. The sci-fi adventure game is the first title created by Jumpship, a new UK-based development team headed up by Patti and Chris Olsen, a film animator who has worked on projects such as Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Developer Playdead has previously only ever created one game before, the excellent and much-acclaimed 2D platformer Limbo. Their latest effort is Inside, a 2D platformer that sees a young boy travel through a dark and foreboding world with an emphasis on minimalist mechanics and creating a terrifying atmosphere. If that sounds familiar, it is because it is essentially the same premise of Limbo. So how does Inside distinguish itself from its predecessor and can it live up to some very weighty expectations?
Limbo, the popular 2D puzzle platformer, may be heading to an Xbox One release according to the Korean Game Rating Board. The site for the rating board has classified the game suggesting that the game will see a release on Microsoft’s console in the near future. Both the developer behind the game and Microsoft have made no announcement about a release of the game on next generation consoles and a spokesperson declined to comment when asked about the classification by GameSpot.
Independent game development studio Playdead today announced that its black & white puzzle-platforming adventure, LIMBO, is now available for download on the PlayStation®Network in North America for $14.99. The title will also be available for download on the PlayStation Network in Europe and Asia starting tomorrow, July 20, and in Japan on August 4. As a one-year birthday bonus, Sony is giving PlayStation®Plus subscribers the chance to grab a copy of the game at a 20% discount for the next two weeks. Visit the PlayStation®Store today and start your trip into the shadowy depths of LIMBO!