Posts Tagged ‘Playdead Games’

The Secret Ending To Inside: How To Find All The Orbs

I finished Inside [official site] recently and then started reading about it to see what other people had to say. One of the things they had to say was a discussion of a secret ending which I then resolved to seek out – here’s how that went and how you can do it too…

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Inside Has Gloriously Subtle Animations – Come See!

I’ve just finished Inside [official site] – I really enjoyed it. It’s a kind of macabre vignette with a lot of shared DNA from Playdead’s previous game, Limbo. It also reminded me of the few minutes I played of Black The Fall at a previous Rezzed in terms of dystopian setting, palette and some of the control mechanisms so I’ll be curious to see where they differ when that game is released. BUT while playing, the thing about Inside I kept coming back to/being distracted by/being entranced by was the animations.

There were so many little touches, little looks, little variations in movement when it came to the main character that I wanted to make sure we flagged them up in a post with the help of gifs.

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Inside, From Limbo Devs, Is Coming On July 7th

Darkly-darkly platformer Limbo split opinion around these parts when it was released back in 2010, with John loving it and Kieron thinking it was Rick Dangerous for goths. Maybe they were both right? Anyway, now PlayDead’s long-awaited follow-up Inside [official site] is due to arrive imminently, and there’s a new teasing teaser trailer below.

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A Different Kind Of Limbo: Playdead Announce Inside

Limbo was a darkly atmospheric platform game which, depending on who you ask, was either a playfully morbid exploratory adventure or cruelly-designed Rick Dangerous for Goths. (I didn’t mind the trial and error). If you were a fan though, you might be excited to know that developers Playdead Games have announced their new game, Inside, and it seems to be similarly about putting a small child in desaturated peril.

Here’s the morbid part: it’s currently only confirmed for XBox.

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Box News: Portal Legos, Limbo Special Edition

Welcome to RPS’ first (and probably only) edition of Box News, an attempt at providing fair and balanced coverage of that most marginalized of objects in this digital age – the box – on the first day to conveniently feature more than one box-based news item in 437 years. On today’s show, we’ll be bringing you up-to-the-minute analysis of the developing Portal Lego set situation and having Limbo’s lavish new Special Edition box set live in the studio. So then, let’s dive right in.

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WIN: Limbo

Big spider or small boy?

COMPETITION CLOSED, PRIZES SENT.

John thought Limbo was great, even if the PC-porting was a bit shonky. So perhaps you might be interested in winning a copy? I thought so. We’ve got twenty Steam codes to give away. Email us here with the answer to this question: “If you were stuck in limbo – the metaphysical/theological state, rather than the platform game – which PC gaming character would you want to be stuck there with?”

The most metaphysical answers, as judged by us, will win Steam codes. Usual rules apply. Closing date is midday, 10th August.

PSA: Limbo PC Is Out Now

Right, well we’ll have to get to writing about that very soon, eh? Apologies for the supashort post: just thought you should know, in case you didn’t have evening plans (or morning plans. Or whatever o’clock it is near you plans). The wildly-acclaimed XBLA tale of horror, puzzles, platforming and silhouettes is out right now on PC at last, via Steam. It’ll cost you £6.99 or $9.99, and if you’re unsure we’ll hopefully be telling you what we think very soon.

Trailer below, in case you’re unfamiliar with its sombre, haunting, unsettling work, plus you can read our recent interview with the devs here.
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