Indie puzzle-platformer Limbo makes a leap to the iPhone

By , Jul 3, 2013

Limbo Game 1.0 for iOS (iPad screenshot 001)

Copenhagen, Denmark-based game developer Playdead has been enjoying huge successes selling three million copies of its puzzle action adventure game Limbo on the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Steam, Playstation Vita, as well as Windows and Mac PCs.

As we told you last week, Playdead was readying an App Store version of Limbo and today the game has finally arrived to your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices. You won’t want to miss out on this one, trust me…

If you’re not familiar with Limbo, you’re an unnamed kid who enters the Limbo world in search of his sister.

But first, your teaser trailer.

Unlike your typical time-killer, you’re expected to fail in Limbo before finding the correct solution so brace yourself for a lot of trial-and-death before you play this game through the end.

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It’s not for the faint-hearted either: Limbo features gruesome imagery depicting the many ways your character can die, designed to steer you from unworkable solutions.

Developers used the Box2D system to engineer the physics-based world and your character, as well as implement the 2D sidescrolling concept.

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Like the stunning and eerie Year Walk, Limbo too is an example of video games as art, winning the game numerous awards and accolades. For instance, Limbo was the third-highest selling game on the Xbox Live Arcade service in 2010, generating around $7.5 million in revenue.

Limbo Game 1.0 for iOS (iPad screenshot 003)

The game supports iPad 2 and higher, iPad Mini, iPhone 4S and higher and the latest-generation iPod touch.

Limbo will set you back five bucks, which will buy you a universal binary supporting all your form-factor iOS devices natively.

Those in the market for a puzzle adventure game and folks on the lookout for something quite different to the crop of boring App Store games can’t go wrong with Limbo.

Does Limbo look like something you’d be willing to play?

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  • maverickmax

    nice..:)

  • christodouluke

    According to the app store to have the minimum requirements wrong.

  • charlie feathers

    I’m a fan of the ps3 version but $5.00 for the ios version? C’mon they could’ve priced it lower than that. I’ll pass.

    • Joseph

      Oh no! A high quality game is priced at a slightly lower or similar price to Gameloft games, which many people buy! How dare they try to make a bit of money off their clearly high quality game?

      In all seriousness, the 0.99c price is a blessing, but if you want a high quality game, expect to pay more. iOS users are not ‘the master race’ compared to consoles like the 3DS, where you pay $30 to $40 for games of quality like this. Consider yourselves lucky, at least.

  • Chuck Norris

    This app actually looks neat. Finally an app I can play during school. Who needs learning?

  • Keith S.

    A 27 minute trailer? Looks more like a game walkthrough! The first few minutes were enough to hook me, though. Beautiful sound and imagery. Very eerie.

  • Steven Cannan

    AH! A android gamers nightmare when a game is only out for IOS lol :(

  • David Gitman

    I cant play … I have iphone 4 :/

  • Matthew Cleveland

    I have this on Steam and it’s awesome. I recommend it. A little pricey at $4.99 for an indie studio selling a game that’s been out for 3 years with nothing new added.

  • Caccia

    Like any heavily atmospheric game, Limbo is great with headphones in and the lights low. AppsGoer’s review is right on time and superb on ideas.

  • quiotgrrl

    How pathetic is it that I literally can’t play this because of the HUGE GIANT spider? Don’t answer that…