Limbo

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Limbo screen

When I first saw this game last year, I was immediately fascinated. But alas, there was no Mac version, so I patiently waited and just when I kind of forgot about it, there it was on the front page of the Mac App Store.

Limbo by PlayDead, an independent game studio based in Copenhagen, is a fascinating journey of a boy in search of his sister. He wakes up in a strange, unidentified place (a limbo, indeed) and has to survive the environment until he finds her. This is the story. No words, no text, no music (but an extraordinary soundtrack of ambient noises), an amazingly atmospheric setting, very simple controls, really immersive gameplay. If you love adventures with a mix of action and puzzle-solving, set in a dark, vaguely disturbing place, look no further.

Only $9.99 / €7.99 on the Mac App Store.

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