Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Buy this game - LIMBO

Limbo was released today. I picked it up for XBLA for 1200 points. The game is a true masterpiece. Elegant in its design simplicity and a masterclass in how to deliver graphics, audio and game flow as an integrated experience to convey storytelling.

If you are a fan of artistic games you owe it to yourself to support this game. The commercial success of games like this, along with games like Heavy Rain, show there is room in our industry for a broader range of emotional journeys than the traditional 'summer blockbuster' fare.

More evidence, if any is needed, that our industry is really evolving as an art form. What a great time to be creating games!

Check the PlayDead website for more details.


Richard said...

Hi Dave

I was waiting for this one. Haven't played it through yet but so far it's perfect in every way.

The credits list is surprisingly long. I don't know the numbers for XBLA games. Does it seems like it'll make a profit?

That being said I'm sure the developers will be alright, I can imagine Microsoft paying for the whole thing at a lost in order to bring more people in to XBLA.

David Nottingham said...

I heard that the team got some grant money from the government to help fund the game. It's been in development for over 2 years so I don't doubt it's cost a few $$.

I'm hopeful that its commercial success, along with the success of games like last years Shadow Complex, will help convince Publishers that the way to make money on digital is to invest in higher quality games.