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LIMBO freaks out one million players worldwide

11/11/11 3:00pm
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Playdead, the developers behind the hit psychological horror platformer LIMBO, have announced that they've sold one million copies of their game across over 153 countries, 9 languages, and 3 platforms. Now they intend to release LIMBO on the Mac before the end of the year.

There are two types of gamers: ones who haven't played LIMBO yet and those who will never forget it. This dark, haunting, artistic platformer WOULD be a casual game if not for the fact that those faint of heart can't get halfway through it without having to turn it off. Its thriller noir art style and distinct clashes of light and darkness, combined with the enigmatic (lack of) story and the gut-wrenching, unnerving tasks put before players (not to mention the realistic and gruesome deaths featured for the poor little boy) have made LIMBO an instant classic on the Xbox Live Marketplace. Now, after being re-released for the PlayStation Network and Steam, the independent video game developer Playdead, the development company responsible for creating LIMBO, has announced that their smash hit freshman game has sold one million copies worldwide.

Statistics confirm that LIMBO has been played by gamers in over 153 countries, across nine languages, all around the world. The massive success of this horror thriller has allowed Playdead CEO Dino Patti to purchase back all of the company's shares from Playdead's early investors, and allow the chief officers to fully reacquire the company.

LIMBO's massive success will also allow Playdead to begin developing and franchising their next title.

"With the success that LIMBO has achieved, we felt this was the ideal time to fully regain our independence,” explained Dino Patti, Playdead CEO. “We are grateful to everyone who supported us over the past few years, and look forward to forging new partnerships that will both let us reach new heights as a studio and give our director, Arnt Jensen, room to grow creatively.”

But that's not all. Playdead also took the time to announce that they intend to continue their success by porting LIMBO to the Mac. The Mac version of LIMBO is already being developed, and Playdead has confirmed that they will be releasing it before the end of the year.

There's a brand new audience to introduce to night terrors.

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