Some intriguing particles of information have emerged on Playdead’s next project, their follow-up to 2010’s spider-addled, indie-smash platformer Limbo. The game was listed on the Danish Film Institute’s website, revealing the above piece of concept art alongside a handful of new details. It’s simply titled Project Two, for now, and it’s going to be colourful.
Or, at the very least, in colour.The game was listed on the DFI websitealongside several others set to receive a grant from the institute.According to Google Translate the next Playdead game will feature “unique puzzles” and “tells the story of one boy’s struggle against evil forces attempting to take over the world through questionable experiments on human bodies.”
Though that might sound a touch ominous, it’s also said that the game is “in color and set in a 3D environment, while the gameplay takes place as a 2D platformer”. Colourful andheavy with grotesque body-horror and sinister Kafka-esque overtones? The familiar, rain-soaked concept art doesn’t seem to tally with the description, showing a silhouetted, more mature looking boy dragging a cadaver through an industrial yard, perhaps searching for a cadaver-shaped keyhole to solve a cadaver-based puzzle.
“I’m really proud of it already,” remarked Playdead CEO Dino Patti in a 2011interview. “I know the art is not fully there yet, but for me it’s the perfect project two for our company because it’s similar in many ways, but so different. The next project is more crazy than Limbo… it’s more weird in many ways.”
More weird than Limbo? Our weird cup runneth over.