Nov 10, 2011

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Limbo Sells 1M, Mac Version Coming

Limbo Sells 1M, Mac Version Coming

Playdead has announced today that their puzzle platformer Limbo has passed 1 million in worldwide sales.  Originally launched as part of the Xbox LIVE Summer of Arcade in 2010, the game went on to sell over half a million copies by the end of 2010.  PSN and Steam ports were released this past summer and an upcoming Mac version will be available “before the end of the year.”  Playdead CEO Dino Patti told Joystiq that the Mac version would be available on the Mac App Store and Steam, with SteamPlay support enabling a seamless transition for PC players.

Limbo’s success actually allowed Playdead to purchase itself back from investors allowing for more creative freedom as they work on an upcoming Unity-powered title.  Playdead decided to use Unity to cut down on the amount of work needed, stating that Limbo’s engine only works in black and white.  Patti also stated that the new games production will take “at least three and a half years.”

Limbo not only received commercial success but was praised critically earning a metacritic score of 90 on multiple platforms.  Our own Juan Balbuena gave the PSN version an outstanding 9.5 praising it’s creativity and beautiful visuals.  Limbo has also earned multiple awards including “Game of the Year”, “Best Indie Game”, and “Best Visual Art” at the 2010 European Milthon Awards.

[Source: Gamasutra]