Hard rock band Flyleaf has released an official video for “Call Me Out”, which comes off their latest album New Horizons (review). The video is entirely animated in black and white with tons of shading that brings to mind the video game Limbo. The story revolves around a bear that captures a town of bunnies while destroying the buildings. While he is dragging them off, a murder of birds (I dont know if they’re crows but the ‘murder’ part definitely applies), a fox, and I think some deer stalk the bear, waiting for the perfect moment to strike and release their hippity-hoppity pals. Check out the video below. READ MORE
There are some who say the horror genre is dying, or that it’s lost its mainstream appeal as video games continue to force their way into the pantheon of “accepted” forms of entertainment, right alongside music and films. I say that’s a load of crap. The horror genre isn’t dying, we’re just not recognizing many games that are actually far more terrifying than the scariest Silent Hill or Fatal Frame could ever hope to be. Here are ten games that are supposedly fun, quirky, or in some cases, adorable, when they’re actually horrifying.
It’s no secret that electronic artist Deadmau5 is a big gamer. He’s very big on Minecraft and has appeared in some very entertaining YouTube videos (I’m looking at you Yogscast). But now the mouse-headed musician has released a video for “The Veldt” that shows a lot of inspiration and admiration for the XBLA darling Limbo (review). From the unique art style to the character movement, it’s pretty obvious that Deadmau5 was a big fan of the indie smash hit.
The video tell the tale of a boy and a girl (brother and sister?) who walk through the wilds of Africa, taking in the sights. This includes a lion feeding, vultures scavenging, running through the ribcage of an elephant (or something similarly large), climbing a mountain, and much more. It’s a fun, relatively short video that is well worth checking out below. READ MORE
My love for the fantastically creepy puzzle platformer Limbo is no secret. I’ve been anxiously waiting to hear about developer Playdead’s next project, like will it be Limbo 2, or something brand new? If this art is anything to go by, it looks like it’s going to be a little of both, actually. Some concept art for the studio’s next title, dubbed “Project 2,” has leaked out and it looks like a slightly more colorful if not still incredibly dreary (and I mean that in the best way imaginable) platformer. Head past the jump for more!
I loved Limbo for its gloomy atmosphere, clever traps, and gorgeous, simple visuals. The whole black and white thing worked for it, but now that I’ve seen what the world really looks like I’m kind of wishing I had brought a flashlight with me on my second playthrough. Check it out below.
Talk about a Shyamalan twist! I have an irrational fear of spiders, a fear that ranks right below clowns in my list of things that I’d very much like to set on fire when I see them. But a playful, pink spider with big puppy dog eyes? Actually, no, I still totally want it dead. READ MORE
Out today on the Playstation Network is the hit game Limbo. Originally only released for the Xbox 360′s arcade, you can pick it up now for 15 dollars on the Playstation Network. Playstation Plus subscribers will be able to get the game for 20% off for the next 2 weeks.
PC gamers will be excited to know the game will be coming to Steam on August 2nd so they can get in on the gloomy action as well. READ MORE
There were a bunch of great games released in Xbox Live’s Summer of Arcade last year but my favorite was easily the brooding puzzle/platformer Limbo. I gave it a perfect score in my review because of its brilliant puzzles, gorgeous black and white art style, and tense atmosphere that’s best enjoyed with the sound up real high. It’s been a while since I died so many times in a game, but Limbo kept me coming back for more.
Until now the game’s been exclusive to Xbox Live, but that will soon change now that the game is finally headed to PSN. Thankfully, PS3 owners won’t have to wait long to experience this game as it’ll be out sometime next month. If you haven’t had a chance to play it I give it a fully recommend you check it out. READ MORE
Not only is Max Brooks’ World War Z one of my favorite books I’ve had the pleasure of reading in the last handful of years but it’s also one of the best, and most original takes on the heavily wrung out zombie genre. The film adaptation has been having a little trouble but it would seem there was also a video game concept being thrown around as well. Sadly, the game never got past the concept stages but that doesn’t mean we can’t stare at all the fantastic art work for the game while wondering what could’ve been, right?
Back in January we reported on another cancelled horror title Midway was planning, called Day to Night. That game sounded pretty interesting but a World War Z game sounds infinitely more badass. The idea to make a game based on Brooks’ zombie epic came from Cumron Ashtiani, who now works at Atomhawk, and the incredible art you can gaze upon past the jump is the work of Pete Thompson and Corlen Kruger. READ MORE
It’s no secret that I love myself some Limbo, but Limbo recreated in real life is actually a little unsettling. There’s just something about those beady little eyes that look innocent on an animated sprite but creepy and menacing on a real person. the first half of this video, created by Mega64 is a little spooky while the rest is just damn funny. Check it out.
Limbo is a great game, it’s the only title I’ve ever given a perfect score to and is easily the most memorable experience I’ve had on XBLA thus far. Apparently, I’m not alone in my love for this game as it’s headed to win big at the upcoming Developers Choice Awards, where it’s been nominated for seven out of the ten possible categories.
Limbo’s art style, powerful atmosphere and story of a boy searching for his sister make it one of the more haunting experiences on XBLA and it’s ingenious use of puzzles and polished platforming make it one of the better games available on the platform. Head past the jump to find out which categories Limbo’s in the running for and what it’s going up against.
Limbo wasn’t on my radar until I was exposed to a trailer for the game a few months back. I definitely have more of an eclectic taste in games, something that’s essentially a must have quality when you write about them, but I definitely enjoy the lonely, atmospheric games more than others. Sure I can spend countless hours in one shooter after another, but it’s games like Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, and Silent Hill that really tickle my fancy. Now, I’m very happy to say I can add Limbo to that list.