LIMBO (2011)

About This Game

Limbo is a puzzle-platform video game developed by independent studio Playdead. The game was released in July 2010 on Xbox Live Arcade, and has since been ported to several other systems, including the PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Windows. Limbo is a 2D side-scroller, incorporating a physics system that governs environmental objects and the player character. The player guides an unnamed boy through dangerous environments and traps as he searches for his sister. The developer built the game’s puzzles expecting the player to fail before finding the correct solution. Playdead called the style of play “trial and death”, and used gruesome imagery for the boy’s deaths to steer the player from unworkable solutions.

Plot

The primary character in Limbo is a nameless boy, who awakens in the middle of a forest on the “edge of hell” (the game’s title is taken from the Latin limbus, meaning “edge”). While seeking his missing sister, he encounters only a few human characters who either attack him, run away, or are dead. At one point during his journey, he encounters a female character, but is prevented from reaching her. The forest eventually gives way to a crumbling city environment. On completion of the final puzzle, the boy is thrown through a pane of glass and back into the forest. He walks a short distance until he again encounters a girl, who, upon his approach, stands up, startled. At this point, the game abruptly ends.

Game Details

Genre Adventure – Puzzle – Platformer
Works on Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10) and Mac OS X (10.9+)
Languages Text only: Português do Brasil, 中文, Deutsch, English, español, français, italiano, 日本語, 한국어, polski, português, русский, Türkçe
Released August 2, 2011
Size 181 MB
Company Playdead / Playdead

Intro / Trailer / Walkthrough

System Requirements


Minimum system requirements – Windows:

XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
Processor: 2 GHz
Memory: 512MB
Hard Disk Space: 150MB
Video Card: 5 years or younger. Integrated graphics and very low budget cards may not work. Shader Model 3.0 required
DirectX®: 9.0c
Mouse, Keyboard


Minimum system requirements – Mac:

OS X 10.9+
Processor: Intel Mac
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Hard Disk Space: 150MB
Video Card: OpenGL 2.0 compatible video card with 256 MB shared or dedicated RAM (ATI or NVIDIA)
Mouse, Keyboard
Please be advised that LIMBO only runs on Macs produced in 2009 and onwards.

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