Limbo dev's next game is another dark 2D platformer

Limbo's dark, atmospheric 2D world captured the attention of gamers everywhere. So, what's next for the Danish studio? Apparently, another dark 2D platformer.

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Playdead's first game was a critical and financial success. Limbo's dark, atmospheric 2D world captured the attention of gamers everywhere. So, what's next for the Danish studio? Apparently, another dark 2D platformer.

The first info on "Project 2" has surfaced due to the game's receipt of a grant from the Danish government. The studio gets 1 million Krone (about $169K), and we get a first look at their new game. It's a win-win.

"Project 2" tells the story of "one boy's struggle against evil forces through questionable experiments on human bodies, trying to take over the world." Like its predecessor, it will feature "unique puzzles" and offer 2D platforming gameplay. However, unlike Limbo, the grant site notes that "the game is in color and set in a 3D environment."

Although the game isn't due until 2014, Kotaku points out that the game is currently listed for PC, Mac, PS3, and Xbox 360.

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    June 13, 2012 6:15 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Limbo dev's next game is another dark 2D platformer.

    Limbo's dark, atmospheric 2D world captured the attention of gamers everywhere. So, what's next for the Danish studio? Apparently, another dark 2D platformer.

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      June 13, 2012 7:24 PM

      Longer than an hour this time?

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        June 14, 2012 12:57 AM

        You finished that game in an hour?

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          June 14, 2012 2:40 AM

          I played it last night, and it only took around 2 hours on my first play through (and lots of deaths). I could see someone doing the entire thing in an hour, maybe an hour and a half if they knew the puzzles. Still, in my mind that makes it a 2 hour game, since any game you can bust through in a hurry when you know what to do, but nevlos may see things differently!

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            June 14, 2012 9:26 AM

            Some people prefer shorter games.

            It allows one to enjoy a game to completion without having to spend 38+ hours doing boring filler side-quests and collecting quest items.

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          June 15, 2012 7:24 PM

          It was probably 2 hours, don't get me wrong, two awesome hours.

          I just want more!

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        June 14, 2012 9:33 AM

        i bought the game when it came out and just finished it a few days ago randomly

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      June 14, 2012 12:37 AM

      I really like that screenshot. Reminds me of Hadley's Hope from "Aliens". Rainy, muddy, desolate.

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      June 14, 2012 3:00 AM

      hah, I posted that screen 5 months ago!

      http://www.shacknews.com/chatty?id=27315282#item_27315282

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      June 19, 2012 6:41 AM

      I want Limbo for my iPad.

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