Details emerge on Limbo dev's next project

Playdead-developed puzzle platformer Project 2 (working title) headed to PS3, Xbox 360, PC, and Mac.

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Copenhagen-based developer Playdead, creator of 2010's critically acclaimed side-scroller Limbo, has begun work on its next game, tentatively titled Project 2.

The first screenshot for Playdead's next title, Project 2.

According to the Danish Film Institute's website (which can be viewed in English), Playdead's next title is a puzzle platformer adventure for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, and Mac.

Listed as having a budget of £1 million ($1.55 million), the game will follow the adventures of a boy as he does battle with evil forces through "puzzles and changing scenarios." The game will be in colour and will be set in a 3D environment; however, according to the site, the gameplay will take place in 2D.

In November last year, Playdead revealed that Limbo crossed the one million units sold mark, across the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

Limbo puts players in the shoes of a small child who must find his way through a black-and-white world, filled with puzzles and dangerous, often deadly, obstacles. The game won critical acclaim upon release, which was followed by a small avalanche of award nominations that yielded multiple Interactive Achievement Awards and a Game Developers Choice Award.

Discussion

29 comments
crazynotstupid
crazynotstupid

Limbo is an extraordinary game. So simple and yet so beautiful. I have very high expectations from Playdead now.

uglypinkmoose
uglypinkmoose

loved limbo....still love limbo... amazing game.... cant wait to see what this is all about

glimpus
glimpus

we need more limbo, in any form.

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001011000101101

I hope it will have a similar soundtrack to Limbo. That stuff was gorgeous!

CrysisFPS
CrysisFPS

Looks exciting, same atmosphere as in Limbo!

mike9876543210
mike9876543210

this game will be good, maybe similar to limbo (never played it but seen game play) but you have to expect that as its made by the same person, gamespot said the new most wanted feels like burnout paradise, same situation, doesnt necessarily mean the game wont be good

DITHRICH
DITHRICH

I know limbo is a place were souls are trapped till they are decided where they are meant to go to or something.....so why are there dead bodies in there?!

nevertheless...want!

gamer_dej
gamer_dej

i'm gonna try this one out sounds intreresting i hope it reaches the expectations LIMBO did

reivax_darkmage
reivax_darkmage

I was hoping they could develop the same for handheld ... i don't really like playing side scrollng games other than in handheld.

pedrotaquelim
pedrotaquelim

It looks like he's dragging a carcass of a...

ad0234
ad0234

Sounds interesting.

Evanrocknuma
Evanrocknuma

Yeah, why don't we all just tentatively judge the first screenshot of the game by calling it a 3D limbo?

JimmeyBurrows
JimmeyBurrows

Could be interesting, hope they aren't just making 3d limbo though >.< lol

Kickable
Kickable

i liked Limbo alot.  but makes me wish they'd remake Out of this World or Flashback or something similar.  those games are so old but still a bit more complex than Limbo.

rigzzsy
rigzzsy

very excited to hear more about this, loved limbo so i've high hopes for it

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

 @Kickable

 Ahhh, the memories.  Another World remains one of my all time favourite games, from the opening sequence, to escaping from that cage, to coming across the Teleportation device, and that Gun, simply brilliant imagination.  I would love to see a revamp of that.

eBentl
eBentl

 @Gelugon_baat Now now Gelugon, give them credit, it's also in colour!

 

I do hope there's a substantial difference in gameplay, because this really doesn't sound like it.

Heathenly
Heathenly

 @Grovilis Well, there have been plenty of puzzle platformers, I guess, but Limbo had an amazing aesthetic, clever puzzles that ramped up gradually in difficulty, and simple, responsive controls. It hit every note just right, and was a perfect nugget of gaming goodness.

parkurtommo
parkurtommo

 @eBentl I fully expect it to be very similar to LIMBO, I mean just look at the concept art, it's identical (but with overlayed color, lol).

 

I'm not saying that's a bad thing though, I'd definitely buy it if it even remotely resembles LIMBO.

Heathenly
Heathenly

 @eBentl There's almost no information on it. It's far too early to make that judgement.

MrOnage
MrOnage

 @DITHRICH 

One does not simply make his point without using capslock.