LIMBO is a black and white puzzle-platforming adventure, puts players in the role of a young boy traveling through an eerie and treacherous world in an attempt to discover the fate of his sister.
Please note: Limbo requires at least iPad 2, iPhone 4S or iPod touch (5th gen) - or newer to play.
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Starting today we’ll have four weeks of rotating discounts on great digital games, across PS4, PS3 and PS Vita. This week kicks off with remastered cult classic Grim Fandango, and Ubisoft’s artful RPG, Child of Light along others. I should also add that everything has a PS Plus discount attached, stretching your coin even further.
You’ll only have one week to grab these discounts before we swap in a fresh load, so delaying is not in your best interest.
If you're currently in need of Playstation credit be sure to check out our PlayStation + and PSN Gift Cards cheap deals guide for the best current pricing on PS+ subscriptions and PSN store credit.
On the back of the Humble Nintendo Bundle which failed hard on this side of the planet (I'm sure it was more than well received over the pond!) it's Humble's take on their greatest hits with the Humble Bundle Indie All Stars Bundle.
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For a limited time only you get Limbo on your android devices for just 85p on the Google Play store. Limbo is one of the best games to be ever made scoring over 100 awards including “Best Puzzle Game”, "Digital Game of the Year" & “The Best Indie Game”.
Limbo is a stunning little game, filled with more atmosphere than a swirling gas giant, and riddled with things that arachnophobes' nightmares are spun from. It loses a little of the grim magnificence as the shadowy creatures give way to more traditional physics-based puzzling, but it's still a must-play title, and well worth today's cut-price of £1.99 on Xbox LIVE.
We love a bit of Limbo here at Dealspwn Towers, and Playdead have announced that they'll be bringing their indie gem (with a bit of help from Double Eleven) to the delicious OLED screen of the Playstation Vita.
It'll launch in Europe on June 6th, next Wednesday, priced at €12.99/£9.99. You can get our thoughts on the game in our Limbo review.
As triple-A games continue under-perform, the vibrant indie and boutique sector flourishes with merry abandon. Sony, who've already made inroads into the scene with their Pub Fund and PlayStation Mobile, have announced that supporting independent developers will form a key part of their strategy with the PS3, Vita and PS4.Click here to read more...
Nothing quite says Christmas like leading a small boy to his doom. Ruining the festive feel of the holidays aside, this is one of the most respected games in recent years. The gloomy black and white platformer sees you leading a boy through some creepy and disturbing areas packed with violent traps and hair-raising giant spiders. It's the atmosphere that makes the game and despite the move from forests to factories later in the game ruining it a little for me, it's still a title I'd heavily recommend. £1.74 is a price PSN and XBLA gamers can only dream about too. Man, Steam pisses me off sometimes.
Thanks to ettienmen1001 at HotUkDeals.
We haven't run an Xbox Live Deal Of The Week post in a while, mainly because the recent offerings have either been repeats, meagre reductions or flat-out boring. However, this week's update brings a massive boatload of savings both for Gold and Silver members alike. Gold highlights include Babel Rising and The Splatters for 400 MSP each, Alan Wake's American Nightmare for 600 MSP and Sine Mora at 800. Anyone can treat themselves to the likes of Joe Danger SE, Bloodforge, Geometry Wars Evolved 2 and Warp at half price, which is just the tip of the iceberg.
Four decent games are also on offer at 200 Points... including Rocket Riot. Get it. Get it now.
We've got all the discounts and links to each game after the break, though I'd like to give a shout out to omisnad at HotUKDeals - who heroically rounded up a full list of promotions earlier today.Click here to read more...
Paweł Mogiła is rather upfront about the influences that have been brought to bear on his upcoming 2D creepy platformer Grimind. Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Super Meat Boy are both name-checked - with the lone developer suggesting that he's rather gone for the former's atmosphere, with the gameplay dynamics of the latter.
But the silhouetted aesthetics, the physics puzzles, and the sparse music serve to remind us of one game in particular, and Mogila mentions it too: Limbo. It'll be interesting to see if Grimind can break out from the shadow of Playdead's masterpiece, and deliver an experience of its own, rather than a borrowed sense of dread.Click here to read more...
It’s day six in the Summer Sale, and it’s all change in the top nine. We’re here once again with the highlights from the current offerings on Steam, and you can check them out below.
Although the London Expansion packs for the original game are absent, every other installment of the Grand Theft Auto series is thrown into this bundle, including GTA IV and Episode From Liberty City. That’s a lot of gaming for a mere fiver.
The monochrome indie darling falls to a ridiculous price. Minimal in its presentation, and thought provoking in its content, it’d be rude not to try it for under £2.
Considering how recently this one came out, this is a great offer for Yager’s latest. A powerful and mature storyline helps create a worthwhile experience, even if the gameplay is a fairly standard affair.
While not quite matching yesterday’s rather excellent collection, today’s bundle is still filled with some rather good games. AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome, DEFCON, SpaceChem, Ticket to Ride, and Trauma are your five games on offer today.
Limbo proved to be a massive commercial and critical success when it launched in 2010 as an Xbox Live Arcade exclusive, taking a full year to reach the PC and PS3. However, things could have been very different indeed. According to a new report, Playdead's monochromatic platformer could have actually launched as a PS3 exclusive, but the deal fell through because Sony demanded the rights to the IP.Click here to read more...
The Danish Film Institute has outed a "spiritual sequel" to downloadable indie hit Limbo after Playdead applied for a development grant. Known as 'Project 2' (obviously a working title), this upcoming 2.5D platformer "tells the story of a boy's struggle against evil forces trying to take over the world through questionable experiments on human bodies." And it's, erm, "in colour." That's all we really know thus far, but it appears that Playdead are targeting PC, Mac, PS3 and Xbox 360 as launch platforms.
Enjoy the moody concept art above. [via Kotaku]
The latest selection of festive Steam deals is fairly disparate, but there's something here for everyone. Blur and Brink are both down to £3.74 and both worth taking advantage of at this price level. The Mass Effect and Operation Flashpoint games are also cheap as chips, while the indie loving is brought to you courtesy of Limbo, SkyDrift and Torchlight. Space Marine, however, is not much of a deal - since Zavvi will happily sell you a physical copy for five pence less. I suppose that Steam will be your best option if you really need it before Christmas, though.
Another day, another new bunch of deals for Steam users to get their hands on. Here are our three picks of the current cycle, which will expire at 6pm today.
Sid Meier’s Civilization V (£6.79): The latest instalment in the turn-based strategy series had many changes from the usual formula, including a hexagonal game board and non-stacking units, but it all worked well (bar the lack of animations in multiplayer.) With a saving of around £7, it’s definitely worth a look.
Limbo (£1.79): The stylised platformer had the gaming world in awe last year, and at this price it is almost rude not to give it a go if you haven’t already. Minimal in its presentation, and thought provoking in its content, Matt gave it a 10 in his review. At a ridiculous sub-£2 price, you can find out why for yourself.
RAGE (£14.99): It wasn’t the grand return of the id Software reign that some were hoping, but it’s a beautifully brutal game with shooting mechanics that are incredibly satisfying. It’s just a same everything beyond that was a little lacklustre. Still, at £15 and a saving of a fiver, it might be worth a go.
You can find the rest of the available offers at the link here!
To say that Limbo impressed us would be an understatement. We awarded Playdead's bleak platformer with a rare 10/10 score when it released last year on XBLA... but like a number of downloadable Xbox 360 exclusives, it's possible that Limbo is planning to make the jump to PS3. It's been submitted to the Korean Ratings Board by Sony Computer Entertainment, which could well be the first step on the road to PSN. [GameSetWatch]
Playdead originally decided to market Limbo as an exclusive in order to guarantee a place in Microsoft's lucrative annual Summer Of Arcade promotion, but like Castle Crashers and Braid, it's easy for a downloadable title to expand to other platforms once a year is up. We'll keep an eye on the situation, PS3 owners - and keep you posted.
UPDATE: Playdead has confirmed that Limbo will indeed be hitting the Playstation, as well as Steam, "very soon." We'll let you know as soon they confirm a date.
For today only, Microsoft have dropped their prices for Limbo, Castle Crashers, Monday Night Combat, Shadow Complex, and Trials HD by 50%, which means that you can get hold of them for 600 Microsoft points, the equivalent of about £4.80 each. It's not a bad selection of games at all, and I'm definitely tempted to run out and grab a few additional points in order to get hold of Limbo whilst it's marked down. If you're still trying to decide whether or not to treat yourself to a game or two at this point, just remember all the games'll be a bit more expensive tomorrow! Thanks to Major Nelson.
God it was a good year to be a platforming fan. Sonic made a stellar return, Mario...well...was Mario, Donkey Kong came back to please the retro fans and then, of course, you had smaller but equally potent titles like Super Meat Boy rivalling the big boys for sheer addictiveness. Every single game on our shortlist in this category proved to be absolutely fantastic fun....or, as a number of them were titled, absolutely 'super'.
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The debate is still raging as to whether or not 2010 was an outstanding year for mainstream titles, with some pointing to a lack of originality in the year's roster, but such accusations can hardly be levelled at the indie crowd or indeed the arcade marketplaces, which were stuffed with outstanding games of all shapes and sizes. Jon's already given us the lowdown on his finest XBLIG titles of 2010 and rustled up five of the best that slipped under the radar, and this category pays recognition to the fact that some of the year's finest gaming experiences could be had for only a couple of quid (or free in the case of Privates). We managed to whittle down a shortlist which you can see after the jump, but for this one we've opened it up a little bit for the public vote. Smaller games sometimes don't get the recognition they deserve, so if there's a title you want to shout about that's not on the list...stick it there yourself!
Click here to vote for your favourite marketplace game of 2010 and see who topped our list!
Matt's glowing 10 out of 10 review for Limbo should have been enough to solidify a purchase from all of you back in July, but if a few of you cynics held off for a lower price then you're in luck. Limbo is now 800 MS Points on Xbox LIVE, cut down from the rather premium cost of 1200. I'm not that familiar with Limbo, what with never having MS Points so never having the pleasure of being able to sample its roster of indie delights, but what I can glean is that it's a beautiful game with a truly original art style, eschewing a HUD in favor of ambiance and atmospheric realism. Which is always nice. I hate HUDs.