Playdead, the creators of Limbo, are continuing their proud tradition of doing horrible things to children with Inside.
Inside was one of just a few indie games to get more than a montage treatment at Microsoftâ€™s E3 press conference today. This was our first glimpse at the game, which looks a whole lot like Limbo with a bit more color and busier backgrounds. Itâ€™s got a very Pink Floyd vibe, what with all the mindless, marching children and authoritarian aesthetic.
While the game was announced at Microsoftâ€™s conference, it wonâ€™t be exclusive to their hardware. Like Limbo, it will launch first on Xbox (the Xbox One, to be precise) and reach other platforms at a later date. Limbo made it to just about every platform under the sun, including PC, iOS, and even OnLive.
Xbox owners can pick up Inside â€śin the first half of 2015,â€ť according to Playdead.
I may be in the minority, but I wasnâ€™t much a fan of Limboâ€™s gameplay. That said, if the developer explores the same skin-crawling imagery and themes of their first game I may be inclined to check it out.