- Year: 2011
- Award: World Summit Award
- Category: Entertainment & Lifestyle
- Producer: Playdead
- Country: Denmark
- URL: http://playdead.com/games/limbo/
Uncertain of his sister's fate, a boy enters limbo. Limbo is a puzzle-platform video game presented primarily in monochromatic black-and-white tones, using lighting, film grain effects and minimal ambient sounds to create an eerie atmosphere often associated with the horror genre. The navigation is simple and intuitive. What makes this game absolutely outstanding is the aesthetic design, moving reviewers to classify Limbo as an example of "video game as art". Journalists have praised the dark presentation, describing the work as comparable to film noir and German Expressionism. Some of the qualifiers coming to mind when playing this game: magnificent, unique, poetic, beautiful, special, intriguing. It can’t get better than that!