Internet sleuth Superannuation has uncovered first details on “Project 2,” the working title for the next game from Limbo developer Playdead, via a listing of interactive grant recipients from the Danish government.
The game is listed as a 2.5D platformer “in color” that “tells the story of a boy’s struggle against evil forces trying to take over the world through questionable experiments on human bodies.” It’s platforms are shown as PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, and Mac. It is accompanied by the above concept art, which shows the silhouette of a boy dragging some sort of headless human or creature – perhaps one affected by those “questionable experiments.”
In October last year, Playdead CEO Dino Patti told Eurogamer that Project 2 is “similar [to Limbo] in many ways, but so different” and “more weird in many ways.” In December last year, Danish newspaper Politiken called Playdead’s next project “a bleak spiritual successor to the award-winning Limbo.”
When production on Project 2 began in fall 2010, development was expected to last “at least three and a half years,” meaning we should expect a late 2013 to early 2014 release date.