Nearly three years ago, Playdead released its independent game, Limbo, on the Xbox 360. Since then the game has seen a release on the PlayStation 3, PC, Mac and even the PlayStation Vita. Now Limbo has been made available on iOS.
The allure of Limbo is due to its black-and-white art style and overall creepy atmosphere. You play a nameless boy who simply needs to make his way through a number of obstacles and enemies in order to find his sister. Everything is completely in a monochrome style and focuses more on the gameplay mechanics rather than throwing a ton of graphics into the mix. To be honest, this is exactly what makes Limbo such a special title, and will definitely keep you playing from start to finish.
If you’re worried about how the game will translate on a touch screen, the game’s developer Playdead assures its fans they played close attention to fully supporting touchscreen devices:
A while back we decided to try to get LIMBO running on the “iDevices”… When we had it up and running, we were amazed by how well the game looked on the smaller screens, and decided to go all the way, even though we knew that nailing the “ultimate” touch based controls would be a serious drag and that optimizing the performance all over again would take a while, but here we are ready to launch, and we must admit that everyone at the studio are blown by the work the small port team has done with this version.
Have we piqued your interest? Have $4.99 to burn and an iOS device begging to be played with? Then you know what to do. All you need to do is visit the App Store, and you’ll be good to go.