Playdead’s INSIDE – A dreamlike platformer that takes you to incredible places.

What kind of game is INSIDE?

INSIDE is a puzzle-platformer adventure video game developed and published by Playdead and first released in June 2016. In the game, the player controls a young boy in a dystopic world, solving environmental puzzles while avoiding death in a 2.5D sidescrolling fashion, thematically and visually following up on the 2010 monochromatic video game Limbo.

Background story of the makers

Playdead started working on Inside shortly after the release of Limbo. Initially, the company started with the same custom game engine they used for Limbo, but later switched to Unity to simplify development. They developed rendering routines to give the game a signature look and which they later released as open source. The game was partially funded by a grant from the Danish Film Institute.

Release

Inside premiered at Microsoft’s E3 2014 conference, with a planned release in 2015. The game was released for Xbox One on 29 June 2016, Microsoft Windows on 7 July, and for the PlayStation 4 on 23 August. The game received critical acclaim upon release, with some critics and reviewers calling it a worthy successor to Limbo.

What are the strong suits of this game?

  • Amazing visuals
  • Riveting story
  • Clever puzzles
  • Brilliant sound design
  • Stellar camera work
  • Low PC requirements

 

Trailer

 

Homepage

playdead.com/games/inside/

REVIEWS

“MASTERPIECE! Inside is a 2D puzzle platformer that builds upon what made Limbo great, and in fact builds something greater.”
10/10 – IGN

“Inside expands on the concepts and scope of its predecessor in wildly creative ways, and it’s so immaculately designed and constructed from top to bottom that it almost feels suitable for display in an art museum. This is one hell of a followup.”
5/5 – Giant Bomb

“The universe Inside depicts is one of the eeriest, most captivating settings I’ve ever encountered in a game.”
9.5/10 – Polygon

 

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Pine – The best Indie game ever?

About

Pine is a game about evolution. Using neural network AI technologies, the game’s system attempts to recognize the player’s style and adapt the species and world accordingly. This means defensive players will be opposed by more aggressive species, while energetic players would see faster enemies that try to keep up.

In the world of Pine, human beings never reached the top of the food chain, leaving them to be a physically inferior species in an exciting open world where other species have developed tools and languages of their own. In an engaging third person action adventure, Pine takes you through the cultures of different species that observe you and will do anything necessary to survive.

Pine is being made by 6 game developers from the Netherlands.

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