Ten of the Best One-Night Games

Whether it's an RPG that tells a story over dozens of hours, or a strategy game that takes months to master, games are often a considerable time investment. For many people this is central to gaming's appeal: nowhere else in art can you find such complete worlds to lose yourself in or such stern challenges to overcome. » 3/09/15 4:30am 3/09/15 4:30am

If Limbo Was A Movie, It Would Look Like This

The eerie, kind of creepy atmosphere of 2010's Limbo is captured perfectly in this short film by Jesper Eriksson. It's kind of uncanny, to the point that I was surprised to find no mention of the game in an interview with Eriksson about the short. » 4/04/13 1:00pm 4/04/13 1:00pm

This New Game from the Lead Designer of Limbo Pops with Color

Ingenious puzzles and a chilling black-and-white aesthetic helped make 2011's Limbo a critically acclaimed hit. Now, the guy who crafted much of that indie success' gameplay has something new coming out, a stripped-down platformer called 140 that's exploding with rainbow hues. » 2/14/13 11:00am 2/14/13 11:00am

I Would Play An Entire Game Of Mario and Limbo Put Together

It's not a full, real game yet, but Newgrounds user executive11 is working on it. For now, you can bounce around in the pretty half-Limbo, half-Mario world. » 11/13/12 1:00pm 11/13/12 1:00pm

We Are Explorers: In Search of Mystery in Videogames

My favorite videogames are the games I don't fully understand. They stay with me after I stop playing. They ask questions I cannot answer. They resonate with mystery. » 10/26/12 5:00pm 10/26/12 5:00pm

Wall-E Meets Limbo Is Great For Wallpaper, Not So Great For Smiling

This might be the saddest combination of characters/worlds ever. Thanks, z0h3, for making me go "aww" and then promptly "aww." They were two totally different "aww"s, I swear. » 9/26/12 11:50am 9/26/12 11:50am

If Radiohead Had Performed The Limbo Soundtrack

I usually don't like listening to outside music while I play games, and certainly not while I play atmospheric games like Limbo. And yet if I had to choose an alternate soundtrack for Playdead's dark little game, I could think of worse albums than Radiohead's Amnesiac. » 7/24/12 8:00pm 7/24/12 8:00pm

I Would Kill For This Limbo-Meets-Calvin and Hobbes T-Shirt

I liked Limbo a lot. I love Bill Watteron's timeless comic strip Calvin and Hobbes. And so I would do things, ungodly things, for this T-shirt from Nowhere Bad, which combines the two things in a manner so fantastic that I can't believe no one's done it before. » 7/03/12 5:15pm 7/03/12 5:15pm

Let's Take a Look at the Cool New Limbo Special Edition

Limbo was one of my favorite games of 2010—a game that combined atmospherics, smart puzzle design and a wicked sense of humor into something dark, harrowing and distinctive. » 7/02/12 2:45pm 7/02/12 2:45pm

Is This a Screenshot from Limbo 2 or Just The View From My San…

I live out in the western part of San Francisco, and some mornings we get a lot of fog. "A lot" of fog to a San Franciscan is more fog than most people would even know what to do with. » 6/14/12 3:45pm 6/14/12 3:45pm

The Best Humble Bundle Just Got Better

Today, Super Meat Boy, Braid and Lone Survivor were added to the fifth installment of the Humble Indie Bundle. Just when you think things couldn't get more awesome. [HumbleBundle.com] » 6/07/12 3:45pm 6/07/12 3:45pm

There's a New Humble Bundle Containing All The Great Games You Should…

Even by Humble Bundle standards, the Humble Bundle V contains some fantastic-ass games. Lookit that! Wow. They're all so great, in fact, that I'd be surprised if you haven't played pretty much all of them. » 5/31/12 2:00pm 5/31/12 2:00pm

Let's Be Careful With The Child-Murder, Ok?

Is there anything worse than killing a child? It's one of the most reprehensible things a person can do. Not just in real life: Along with Golden Retrievericide, child-murder is one of the most double-secret-ultrabad things a character can do in a movie, book or video game. » 4/30/12 9:00pm 4/30/12 9:00pm

The Dorkly Weekly: Shedding a Little Light on Limbo

Being chased through a black-and-white forest filled with blowgun-wielding natives, dangling corpses, and the gigantic silhouette of a spider sure is creepy. If only the hero of Limbo » 2/27/12 3:45pm 2/27/12 3:45pm had remembered to pack a flashlight.

It's Mario Versus Braid in the Ultimate Bar Conversation Battle of…

Call him a sell-out. Call him a suit. Call him too mainstream. It doesn't change the fact that Mario was jumping and saving imperiled females before it was cool. » 1/24/12 8:30am 1/24/12 8:30am

Playdead Used The Limbo Profits to Buy Itself From Investors

Denmark-based indie developer Playdead was created with one goal—to produce Xbox Arcade game Limbo. Since the game premiered in 2010, it has been also been developed for the PlayStation Network, and for the PC on Steam. » 8/31/11 4:20pm 8/31/11 4:20pm

Indie Darling Limbo Speeds to Steam

Having already charmed countless Xbox Live and PlayStation Network players, Playdead's starkly beautiful Limbo is now available for $9.99 on Steam, boasting the only version of the game to run at 60 frames per second. Hopefully that'll fix the flickering. » 8/02/11 2:00pm 8/02/11 2:00pm