The King of Limbo-oooooh!

By Kieron Gillen on June 21st, 2008 at 4:13 pm.

The King... of Limbo!
You know, with the mass covering of Limbo of the Lost’s fallout, we knew it’d take something pretty impressive to make us blog about it some more, at least this quickly. Like the whole of Majestic Games’ team turning up at our house and giving an interview. But we were wrong. Picked up from Qt3, I find someone’s uploaded the end video of Limbo of the Lost. It’s quite the thing.

The pianist is possibly the scariest thing I’ve seen in my life.

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  1. Jim Rossignol says:

    The Universe will end on a song.

  2. Gap Gen says:

    Better than Still Alive?!

  3. Paul S says:

    Shandy.

    I am getting a weird urge to play this game. It would certainly be different…

  4. Jochen Scheisse says:

    As the game got started in a pub, it’s not really surprising that it ends in one. I take it that’s what British pubs look like?

  5. muscrat says:

    where can I get the mp3?

  6. cyrenic says:

    Part 2 here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1cRUEjpQbI

    So, this was really in the game? I’m a bit confused if this is uh, “Majestic made” or fan made.

  7. Kieron Gillen says:

    The impression I get that it’s real.

    KG

  8. Chris Evans says:

    Indeed….indeed.

  9. Richard says:

    Conclusive proof that the Devil does not in fact have all the best tunes.

  10. Seniath says:

    I admit, I didn’t manage to see it through to the end. I just couldn’t take it any more :s.

  11. Richard says:

    The final insult is that the second part does a “THE END… OR IS IT?” fake-out to set up the least likely sequel in gaming.

  12. M says:

    I can’t tell what’s real anymore.

  13. Lake says:

    I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

  14. Lambo says:

    Everything I though I knew about gaming credits with songs was apparently wrong.

    After seeing that…..I’m simply stunned. “WTF!?!?!” just doesn’t cut it in this case

  15. Frans Coehoorn says:

    HAHAHAHAHHA!

  16. Mark says:

    I haven’t followed up the earlier Limbo threads, so apologies if this has already been mentioned. Some brave chap is actually playing through the game and detailing his progress here:
    http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?t=400406

    It’s grisly stuff on so many levels. :)

  17. Muzman says:

    Kinda stretching the spirit of the term ‘animated’ there aren’t they

  18. Optimaximal says:

    At least they didn’t have the gaul to put ‘© 2008 Majestic Games’ in the second credits movie…

  19. Alex says:

    It gets better – here’s a May 7th interview with the “designers” in their local Kent newspaper:

    http://www.kentmessenger.co.uk/paper/default.asp?article_id=9644&slide_id=1&newspage=2&searchkeyword=&searchpage=1

    The photo of the “devs” kind of threw me off (late-40s generic pub blokes), but it also explains why they might’ve thought they’d get away with it..?

    Mr Francis, a former landlord of The Pilot pub, Upper Stone Street, and now a mature student, said: “It is a sort of comedy come horror. A bit like Monty Python meets Evil Dead.

    “Between the three of us we researched, wrote, designed, animated, scripted and developed the whole game from home.”

    Mr Francis, of Reginald Road, said he hoped their story would inspire other PC users to the full potential of their machines.

    He added: “For us it started out as a hobby and then just grow.

    “Our hope, if everything goes well with the sales, is that within a year we will all be stopping the day jobs and doing this full time.”

  20. Janek says:

    I think this is a fairly conclusive counter-argument to the post-Portal claims that all games should end with a song.

    Also is it my imagination or did the upside down dude sound like George from Rainbow?

  21. Arsewisely says:

    And this was made in Kent you say?

    A doo be do wop

  22. Spenot says:

    I believe that this is actually the soundtrack to the Apocalypse. The most suitable description for my reaction after watching this video would be this:
    http://codebloo.net/stuff/picard-headesk.jpg

  23. Graham says:

    I had to stop watching, it was making me feel sick. Surely this is some giant wind up?

  24. Kieron Gillen says:

    Alex: Yes, we linked to that one in our original article on the matter. Because we’re awesome. Well, Walker is anyway.

    KG

  25. Springy says:

    Has Uwe Boll secured the rights to the film yet?

  26. Pod says:

    Knees ap mavah bhraaaaahn

  27. Jonah says:

    I really hope that soon the developers of this will make a press announcement saying, “Just kidding guys. Its all just a joke.”

  28. Vivian says:

    I think its looking pretty suspect, Jonah. I keep expecting Chris Morris to pop out of my screen.

  29. Al says:

    ahahahahaha

    ahahahahahaha

    I’m actually, and I find this incredible, laughing out loud. Not quite rolling on the floor, but still

    bwahahahahahahahaha.

    I feel the whole saga has been worth it just for that.

  30. Electric Dragon says:

    I was reading that link Mark posted above of the walkthrough on rpg.net and someone there had found Steve Bovis posting on a Wintermute Engine forum. So I looked up his profile. Most recent post:

    I am on the look out for a 2D/3D background artist for the sequel to LIMBO OF THE LOST. This is a % of royalty position for the right person.

    Sequel?? What publisher in their right minds would touch it with a bargepole? They have got to be less desirable than radioactive waste at the moment.

  31. Icemaz says:

    Its like a really badly made Garrys mod film.

  32. Danfishblue says:

    I hope to god this wasn’t composed by the same composer who admitted he made the music himself…

  33. RLacey says:

    I suppose I’d better get back to getting this flaming thing to install on my computer…

  34. Koalabaerchen says:

    Big. Just big. It just seems so real. Forget GTA, HL2 or other epic games. Limbo is really a king. A King. No, THE King. Of all games. Ever. Period.

  35. King Steve says:

    A do wop a doey do wop! A do wop a doey do wop! *Hic King of Limbooo~!

  36. Briosafreak says:

    The apocalypse is upon us

  37. Jeremy says:

    I don’t know whether to be amused or disgusted. I certainly don’t want to play it, but maybe someone else will and, you know, write about it. Preferably using a computer, maybe on the internet?

  38. Cat Vincent says:

    Since nobody else has uttered the accursed names…

    …anyone else note the influence of Chas and Dave?

  39. Andrew says:

    Jeremy, try checking out the link that Mark posted earlier. Someone IS playing it.

  40. redrain85 says:

    I see they ripped off Portal as well! ;)

    From what I’ve seen of the game, this ending seems pretty nonsensical. Wait, that’s what the whole game is like. Never mind. BTW, is it just me, or does it sound like one person is doing all the voices? :p

  41. Chris Keegan says:

    I demand a sequel!

    And yes “Cat Vincent” Genius Chas and Dave sound track in a video game pure class guvna!
    RPS please flog this dead horse for as long as humanly possible and remember there is no such thing as bad publicity.

  42. LionsPhil says:

    @Mark: That link is brilliant. This is brilliant. In a “watching Internet train wrecks” kind of way.

    Mr. Wields-Rulebook-Heavily of another online place-thing, I thank you for your sacrifices in the name of unintentional hilarity.

  43. Dedlok says:

    Springy says:

    Has Uwe Boll secured the rights to the film yet?

    Well, this would be one instance where he can’t make the movie worse than the game. :D

  44. Okami says:

    pc gaming is sooooo dead…

  45. sinister agent says:

    From that playthrough forum thread Mark linked to:

    “My disbelief suspenders aren’t even going to try this one on”

    Excellent. It’s made me laugh, which finally broke my jaw free from the grip of the longest speechless gape I’ve suffered under for quite some time.

  46. insz says:

    why didn’t anyone say this was a spoiler???

    you’ve given away the ending!

  47. shinygerbil says:

    His arms must get really, really tired.

  48. FredrikFtw says:

    “The End… OR IS IT?”

    I think it is.

  49. gnome says:

    Everybody now….

    lalalalala

  50. Lukasz says:

    well the game apparently is already available for download from various sites.
    can’t post a link since
    A) didn’t yet check it. just began the download
    B) probably is against RPS rules.

    anyone played it?