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10 October 2006, 11:05 PM
Wow! I saw this trailer and Im in love with this game.

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Limbo - An Early Look (

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by Eric Caoili ( - 10.06.06

Limbo has no release date, announced platform, or anything else beyond its single-page, monotone site. The content on that lone page isnít even enough to fill half of your computer screen. There is a video teaser, eight links to concept art images, and an address to contact the author, Arnt Jensen.

The game featured in the teaser clip and artwork is just as bare, stripped of graphical detail. The style of gameplay, invisible UI, and ambience of abandonment borrows much from Another World ( and Flashback: The Quest for Identity ( The video ends abruptly without a single word spoken.

With only one man working on the production, itís hard to believe that Limbo will ever be completed and released. Even with a grant from the Danish Government to fund the indie gameís creation, the day I will be able to explore Limboís windswept world seems far beyond the horizon, if not there at all.

But you can see so much potential in Limbo. Itís as if the trailer is telling us, ďLook at how much you can convey with just the silhouette of a scene and the dark outline of a young adventurer. Listen to what you can illustrate with the sounds of rumbling machinery in an empty factory and a heavy box sliding into a wall.Ē One single person working on something he loves can accomplish a lot.

10 October 2006, 11:58 PM
Looks very nice, could be a great game. I like the way he used physics in the factory environment, for once it's a clever use rather than just moving crates.

10 October 2006, 01:07 AM
wow that looks amazing!

10 October 2006, 01:38 AM
game looks just as or even better than the concept art images. what a great idea. looks fun too. 2d isnt dead.

10 October 2006, 02:42 AM
The concept art reminds me a lot of Oddworld: Abe's oddysee, which is definitely still a lot of fun to play. I hope the game gets completed, it looks like a lot of fun.


10 October 2006, 05:34 AM
well, with a good dev, this game is very possible. either in Flash or using XNA. personally, i would stick with the art style; silhouetted characters and backgrounds would work. and if it's simply moving and jumping, it would be easy to program and more importantly, bring back a great game mechanics. no shooting, no powers-ups, just run and jump :thumbsup:!

the hard part of this game would be making the levels. the timing of all these environmental hazards would be hard to position and test... but probably worth it.

if i was this person, i would release the game with a limited amount of maps and a level editor. let the fans add-on the game. worked for the game N [link (].

10 October 2006, 04:52 PM
Concept art and teaser trailer from Limbo (

September 26th, 2006 by Playthrough
Posted In: Games (, Indie (, Limbo (
Though this is just an early teaser trailer to the upcoming Danish platformer, Limbo, itís already looking brilliant and Iím already thinking of the possibilities. An indie game to the core, Limbo is being produced by 1 extremely talented individual, Arnt Jensen, who is behind the art, concept and design. Limbo has recently received a healthy grant from the Danish government in order to continue the development of the game, more proof of the good that government funded innovation achieves. More information will be coming soon on the availability of the game and Iím holding out hope that the developer will soon have a dev-blog where he can discuss more about his ideas and game design.


Some of the indie stuff is what really gets me excited about gaming, Who would have ever thought that a monochrome side scrolling game would ever look miles better than some of what the big named companies are offering.

10 October 2006, 01:09 AM
Man, that's an awesome trailer and concept art. Thanks for posting, Paramount! :thumbsup:

10 October 2006, 01:17 AM
Wow, what a cool concept. So simple in design but very unique. Great use of positive and negative shape. This looks like it would be fun.

10 October 2006, 01:21 AM
Wow. that's beautiflul to look at.

10 October 2006, 06:54 AM
That is a lot of amazing work for 1 person...someone pick this game up and fund it properly !

10 October 2006, 07:55 AM
Shenan ( no problem mate :thumbsup:

pogonip: The danish government have given the writer a grant, to see this project through, I just cannot wait.:scream:

10 October 2006, 09:37 AM
that's just brilliant without limitation.

Here's a person who seems to understand what the lot of us have been saying for quite some time ... it's looks bloody ace WITHOUT all the fancy "next-gen" tech ...
The physics look like a great way to use it. if anything it kinda looks like a combo of Flashback with LocoRoco ...

gamemechanics is where the future of gaming lies, not fancy graphics.

10 October 2006, 02:22 PM
It looks awesome. I'd love to play this little game, /me loves wicked platformers

10 October 2006, 10:26 PM
gamemechanics is where the future of gaming lies, not fancy graphics.

Very true, it also brings home the fact that you dont need a powerful machine with fancy 3d graphics to make a game look beautiful, this is a game that could be played on an old black and white tv and still look great.

10 October 2006, 11:00 PM
reminds me of pica towers :

Looks really simple and fun, and for a rigger.. sheer delight to work on :) no quaternions..or crazyness.

10 October 2006, 11:41 PM

I really want to play this game
the other link was good too!

10 October 2006, 11:50 AM
Innovative and beautiful, I'm excited!

10 October 2006, 03:15 PM
It's about time.

More arty lookin', video games I say.

10 October 2006, 09:22 PM
reminds me of pica towers :

Looks really simple and fun, and for a rigger.. sheer delight to work on :) no quaternions..or crazyness.

i suddenly realise i am in love with black and white.

10 October 2006, 05:48 PM
sorry guys, not to start a religious debate, but the Pope just declared that your game doesn't exist (,2763,1653832,00.html)

BTW, looks like a really cool concept! Just like Jojo in the Stars, that look really does it for me.


10 October 2006, 08:54 PM
Noxy : Ha hilarious, I cannot wait for this game, I keep looking for updates but I can see none:sad:

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