What’s black, white and red all over and coming this fall for Xbox One and PlayStation 4? A double-pack of Limbo and Inside. Playdead’s pair of stark and beautiful indie platformers hit stores on September 12 for $29.99, courtesy of publisher 505 Games.
Rime, the indie game caught halfway between Ico and Journey was released last week. With Denuvo DRM. Like a lot of games. But that made some players angry, and prompted the developer, Tequila Works, to state that once the Denuvo DRM is broken, which it eventually always is, the company will release a DRM-free version…
A messy split between the two co-founders of the game studio Playdead left one partner departing with roughly $7.2 million after being forced to exit, according to new details that emerged this week.
Playdead’s Inside now has a demo you can download and try for free on Steam. It popped up yesterday with little fanfare and is about 1.2GB in size. As the studio’s follow up to Limbo and one of the year’s most superb games, you owe it to yourself to see what makes Inside’s haunting, industrial brutalism so special.
Nowadays, most talk of DRM revolves around titles that add the “anti-tamper” tech known as Denuvo, thus preventing piracy of those games. That’s what makes the latest update to side-scrolling puzzle game Inside so unusual: the developers have chosen to do away with Denuvo.
The final moments of Inside are tense and unexpected, but it’s only one way for it to end. Theories about the secret ending are even crazier.
Well, here’s one of the most straightforward video game reviews I’ll ever write.
Limbo is free today and tomorrow on Steam. It’d be a fun one to replay in anticipation of Playdead’s extremely good follow-up Inside. But mostly: free Limbo!
Inside, Playdead’s follow-up to Limbo, hits Xbox One on June 29th and Steam on July 7th. They’re making Limbo free on Xbox One until June 20, and on Steam June 21-22. I’ve played the whole game and it is ridiculously good. More on that a little later, once this press conference madness dies down.
After four years of development, Limbo developer Playdead's new side-scroller, Inside, will come to the Xbox One in the first half of 2015 as part of Microsoft's ID@Xbox program. The game has a website which you can keep an eye on for updates.
Playdead's critically acclaimed black-and-white platformer Limbo is now available on iOS for $4.99. It plays absolutely beautifully on an iPad.
Limbo, the shadowy puzzle game where you unintentionally murder a small child multiple times over, will release on the Vita (and PSN) for $14.99 next Tuesday, June 4.
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.
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.