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Limbo follow-up to feature color, questionable experiments on human bodies

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Last year, Copenhagen-based studio Playdead chilled us with eerie black-and-white sidescroller Limbo (opens in new tab) . I need a sweater just to think about it, and I may have to ask my mom to knit another layer: a few details on its next project, appropriately code-named "Project 2," have appeared via the Danish Film Institute's grant listings (opens in new tab) and Google Translate's word robots.

Here's the auto-translated text: "Playdead's second major project after the success of the game Limbo. Through unique puzzles and changing scenarios narrated the story of one boy's struggle against evil forces through questionable experiments on human bodies, trying to take over the world. The game is in color and set in a 3D environment, while the gameplay takes place as a 2D platformer."

Shuffle around some phrases and tenses and we have a story about a boy fighting evil forces which are trying to take over the world through human experiments. The image above came with the blurb, and its monochromatic theme with spot coloring suggests Project 2 won't stray too far stylistically from Limbo.

Speaking to Eurogamer (opens in new tab) last year, however, Playdead co-founder Dino Patti said that Project 2 will be "more crazy than Limbo," and "more weird in many ways." I can live with that.

Via: Superannuation / Kotaku (opens in new tab)

Tyler Wilde
Tyler Wilde

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley alongside Apple and Microsoft, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early personal computers his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. After work, he practices boxing and adds to his 1,200 hours in Rocket League.